Natalya Gets Big Props For Stepping Up During WWE’s India Superstar Spectacle

WWE pays attention to people on their roster who really step it up. Natalya has been working hard for years to gain attention, and she recently pulled through in a big way.

Becky Lynch couldn’t make it to India for their Superstar Spectacle event. That was due to the fact that she had a rip in his passport. Still, The Man wasn’t allowed to come around in India.

Sean Sapp reported behind Fightful’s paywall that Natalya stepped up to take on Rhea Ripley instead, and this got her big praise backstage. It seems that WWE had to shuffle some things around, but they made it work.

Natalya was getting praise after her appearances in India over last weekend.



The veteran was scheduled to face Rhea Ripley in a World Championship match at the India live event on September 7, but ended up getting even more. Becky Lynch was abruptly prevented from traveling to the country due to a tear in her passport, and was removed from the show. Originally, Becky Lynch was scheduled to face Zoey Stark, who she had been linked with on television for quite some time.

There were other options discussed, but WWE had limited female wrestlers scheduled to travel to the country. We’re told that a triple threat match was briefly considered, but Natalya eventually stepped up and said she was willing to work twice on the show. WWE higher ups that we heard from put her over heavily for doing so, with one telling us it displayed leadership and helped them out of a bind.

Natalya has been with WWE for a very long time, and her veteran mindset is appreciated in a big way. We’ll have to see if this recent instance of Nattie being there when they needed her will result in some more television time.

It’s a good thing that Natalya was able to step up and take Becky Lynch’s spot. WWE was left in a pretty tricky position when Lynch wasn’t allowed to make the trip to India.

What’s your take on Natalya in WWE? Does she deserve a push? Sound off in the comments to let us know what you think!

September 17, 2023 9:48 pm

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