Backstage Praise for WWE's Natalya Following Stellar Performance in India

An unforeseen twist elevates Natalya's presence in India.

by Noman Rasool
Backstage Praise for WWE's Natalya Following Stellar Performance in India
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In the aftermath of WWE's monumental show in India, Natalya, a seasoned WWE talent, has been garnering accolades, not only for her in-ring prowess but also for her exceptional commitment and leadership behind the scenes. The buzz was evident in recent reports by "Fightful Select," indicating that the company's top brass was notably impressed by the former "WWE SmackDown" Women's Champion.

The background to this acclaim lies in a recent development wherein Becky Lynch faced an unexpected hurdle. Scheduled to participate in the Superstar Spectacle event in Hyderabad, India, Lynch found herself grounded due to a passport discrepancy.

Her damaged passport prevented her from boarding her flight, causing a potential void in the card. Natalya, demonstrating incredible professional dedication, voluntarily stepped up to wrestle not once, but twice at the same event.

Natalya's Double Challenge

Originally, Natalya was slated to go toe-to-toe with WWE Women's World Champion Rhea Ripley. With Lynch's unexpected absence, the initial consideration leaned towards converting the bout into a triple-threat match, introducing Zoey Stark to the mix.

However, displaying an exemplary level of commitment, Natalya offered to face Stark in an initial contest, followed by her scheduled match with Ripley. The showdown between Stark and Natalya, framed as a #1 contender's match for the WWE Women's World Championship, saw the latter emerging victorious.

However, despite her valiant effort, Natalya did not secure a win against Ripley later that evening. Beyond her in-ring endeavours, the Canadian superstar showcased her deep connection with fans. Engaging them warmly, she went above and beyond by snapping selfies and sharing heartfelt moments, further solidifying her reputation as a beloved figure.

Concluding the Superstar Spectacle, the spotlight shone on the main event: a riveting tag team contest that saw wrestling icons John Cena and Seth Rollins take on Imperium's Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci. With Cena and Rollins clinching victory, the roaring applause from one of the most animated crowds became the night's anthem.

Rollins himself took a moment post-match to appreciate the electrifying ambience, rating it as one of the most vibrant audiences he has ever encountered.