Natalya has reportedly garnered respect and admiration from the company’s management following a recent show in India.
According to a report by Fightful Select, WWE was impressed by Natalya’s display of leadership and dedication when she volunteered to wrestle twice during the Superstar Spectacle show in Hyderabad, India.
This turn of events occurred after Becky Lynch was unable to board her flight due to a torn passport. Natalya, who was originally scheduled to face WWE Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley in a singles match, offered to wrestle Zoey Stark as well.
Initially, WWE considered arranging a Triple Threat match involving Ripley, Stark, and Natalya for the Women’s World Championship after Lynch’s absence. However, Natalya stepped up and proposed the idea of wrestling Stark first and then facing Ripley later in the night.
The match between Stark and Natalya was billed as a number-one contender’s match for the WWE Women’s World Championship, which Natalya won. However, she ultimately lost to Ripley in their scheduled bout.
What Else Happened At WWE Superstar Spectacle?
The Superstar Spectacle show’s main event featured John Cena and Seth Rollins teaming up against Imperium’s Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci in a tag team match. The crowd witnessed Cena and Rollins emerge victorious, with Rollins acknowledging it as one of the loudest crowds he had ever performed in front of.
Also in action was Gunther defending his Intercontinental Championship against Shanky. Drew McIntyre, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn took on Indus Sher in a six-man tag match and Bron Breakker fought Odyssey Jones.