The Reported Reason Ronda Rousey/Natalya Angle Was Dropped

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Ever since Ronda Rousey debuted in the WWE she has been tied to Natalya and a close friendship. Most assumed that Natalya would turn on Ronda Rousey at some point and allow them to eventually feud. However, as of yet, that hasn’t happened and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that it’s because of the tragic passing of Jim the Anvil Neidhart, Natalya’s father.

The feeling is that around this time of the year, Natalya would have turned on Ronda to give her a feud leading into the Road to WrestleMania, but that has since been nixed and Ronda Rousey said to feud with Nia Jax.

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I’ve always been of the opinion that they’re waiting till they have absolutely nothing left for Ronda or in case of injury, then the Nattie feud can be an easy ‘in case of emergency, break glass’ type of scenario for Ronda Rousey at any point in her WWE career.