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Possible reason for Natalya receiving RAW Women’s Title shot

On this week’s episode of Monday Night RAW, Natalya competed in a gruelling fatal four-way Elimination Match. She was victorious in the match and earned a shot at Becky Lynch’s RAW Women’s Title at Summerslam.

As reported by Brad Shepard on Oh, You Didn’t Know, one of the main reasons for Natalya receiving this opportunity has to do with the fact that Summerslam is taking place in Toronto, Canada, Natalya’s home country.

Brad said that he was told by his source in WWE that the company believes Natalya will get a huge reaction from the crowd in Toronto and for that reason she is going to face Becky Lynch at Summerslam.

Natalya has worked very hard over the years in WWE and she certainly deserves this opportunity. Whether she wins the title or not is another question.


  • Soulshroude

    Agreed. Thank you for the extra iteration.

  • Keith Learmonth

    Basically, yes. But also gave a reason for why they -have- to do things that way. Of course they’re going to book people in markets where it’s expected they’ll draw.

  • Soulshroude

    You basically just reiterated what I posted. Thank you for proving my point.

  • Keith Learmonth

    That would actually be pretty unexpected, given how most of the rumours are that she’s not due back for like, a year, if she’ll even come back at all.

    I’d give props to WWE if they could keep that under wraps.

  • Keith Learmonth

    Counter-point: WWE is a business, and does things to earn money on a regular basis.

  • Keith Learmonth

    Becky is definitely special in the ring.
    She didn’t connect with the fans through her promo work or consistent booking, that’s for sure.

    Let’s remember that she only became champion and underwent her current attitude change because of fan reactions. She was meant to turn heel against Charlotte, and the fans cheered it completely because they agreed with her that she should’ve won the title that night, despite some rather poor booking in the months leading up to it, and almost no mic time.

    The only option left is that her in ring style created a connection with the fans, which is, by definition, what makes a good wrestler. You can do 6000 holds, but if you can’t connect with the fans, you’re doing it wrong.

  • Keith Learmonth

    Remember how like, a month and a half ago, the internet was like, “Nattie is going to get buried by WWE because Bret showed up for Double or Nothing”, and now she’s getting a title match at one of the biggest PPVs of the year?

    You guys botched that one.

  • Soulshroude

    Cop-out: WWe is using Nattie for the ratings increase, alone. Simply because it’s her homeland.

  • Rinn13

    Nattie is and has been for years, one of the few TRULY good female wrestlers on the WWE roster. She has deserved far more than WWE has given her. And frankly, she could wrestle circles around Becky, who has never been all that special in the ring. I would fully support her getting not just another Women’s Title run, but a lengthy one.

  • Dirt McGirt

    We can only hope, because in 2019, no one wants to see Natayla getting a title shot, especially at the second biggest show of the year.

  • Rajah

    Doesn’t look like she’s wearing as much makeup as she usually does.

  • Omar

    Am I wrong or does Natie’s face doesnt look at all like her past self. Plastic?

  • EVH

    Regardless if it’s in Canada, Becky will still have her share of fans and they will be cheering for her just as loud as Natty. Yes there’s “home field advantage” but let’s be real, WWE tends to crap on the hometown star more times than not.

  • wwemrpeeps85

    Watch Ronda interfere and screw the man over

  • ROB-1.

    I think she should win the title, she has been with the WWE for a long time. The MAN can go back to being a WOMAN.

  • Sheryl Pederson Bsales

    Sorry…you are correct. My bad!

  • Vincent Dale

    No, it has been edited to include Canada since I pointed it out. Read my comment again, it was the quote. Copied and pasted.

  • Sheryl Pederson Bsales

    Vincent, the article says Toronto, Canada and not just Toronto. So I think technically the statement is correct.

  • Sheryl Pederson Bsales

    Vincent, the article says Toronto, Canada and not just Toronto. So I think technically the statement is correct.

  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    She honestly deserves it though, she’s been crapped on for years despite being one of the best female wrestlers out there

  • Vincent Dale

    Toronto isn’t a country.

  • CC

    Well considering the commentary team made a huge deal out of it being in Canada after she won, I don’t think it takes a genius to work out that it being a home country thing is the reason for her winning.
    That said, I don’t necessarily think it is because she will get a huge pop, more that I think she will be taken out of the match by someone at the last minute and create huge heel heat for them.
    Now if Banks is indeed coming back soon, would it not make perfect sense to return her as a heel and to really make sure the crowd turns on her, have her take out Natalya backstage at Summerslam and interject herself into the match instead.