On November 4th, Shayna Baszler and Natalya went one on one in singles action. After defeating Natalya with the Kirifuda clutch, Baszler returned to the ring and continued her attack at the behest of her ally Ronda Rousey, who was at ringside for the bout. During the post-match attack, Baszler hit the Queen of Harts with a knee to the face, leaving her bloody as her nose appeared to be broken.
On November 7th, Natalya once again took to social media, posting a photo of herself after undergoing nasal surgery, saying:
“We moved my dislocated nose back to the center of my face where it belongs!! I love the shape of my nose and it will stay the same, thank goodness! Can finally breathe again Pain is beauty! LFG!”
“You are a warrior! @TheMickeyFitz doesn’t have to do a thing you’re gorgeous no matter what happens to you. Sorry that this happened but I know in our business it’s inevitable. Welcome to the club of broken noses. speedy recovery… I hope @QoSBaszler knows what a receipt is.”
You are a warrior! @TheMickeyFitz doesn’t have to do a thing you’re gorgeous no matter what happens to you. Sorry that this happened but I know in our business it’s inevitable. Welcome to the club of broken noses.
speedy recovery… I hope @QoSBaszler knows what a receipt is. https://t.co/VW0MXZLWah
— Madusa/AlundraBlayze (@Madusa_rocks) November 7, 2022
A new report from POST Wrestling claims that the angle was shot as a way to explain the Queen of Harts’ absence from television as she was already set to undergo nasal surgery.
Shayna Baszler Explained Her Attack On Natalya After The WWE SmackDown Bout
After the bout aired on November 4th, WWE’s social media team posted an interview with Baszler as she explained her actions against the woman who was once her tag team partner.
“You know, it seems to me that everyone around here has forgotten what I’m capable of, including me. So, my former tag partner had to experience the Isstvan 3 drop site massacre so that I could remind everyone just what I’m about. That’s all that was. And if we’re being honest, Nattie annoys everyone. Including me.”
— WWE (@WWE) November 5, 2022
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