According to Wrestling Observer Live by way of ringsidenews.com, Natalya may be setting up for a heel turn on Ronda Rousey in a rather interesting way. The show noted that Natalya injured her right knee in a match on Monday Night Raw one week but was selling the left knee the next week. The idea could be Natalya playing mind games to throw Rousey off guard before Rousey becomes the new Raw Women’s Champion. It should be noted that the knee issue could merely be Natalya and/or the WWE just making a mistake and there is no connection to the potential turn.
Here’s how the knee injury went down in the first place.
Opinion: Well it wouldn’t be the first time. Back in 2002, the NWO broke a cinder block over Steve Austin’s left knee but the next week he came out with his right knee wrapped up. There was no explanation given so my best guess was that they just made a mistake. I could easily see Natalya turning on Rousey as the story certainly seems to be building to that twist, but I would be a bit surprised if the knee thing was the way they were going. That’s just a bit of a stretch.
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Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 27 wrestling books. His latest book is the NXT: The Full Sail Years Volume III: From Dallas To New Orleans.
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