After WWE fired Rusev, fans were worried about the future of his wife, Lana. Thankfully, Lana did not get the ax. In the following weeks, she developed an alliance with Natalya. The duo soon developed a social media-obsessed gimmick and started feuding with a returning Mickie James.
The quaint tag team faced the Riott Squad on Raw this week. The women’s tag team champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler were in the commentary booth. The match was short as Lana took a Riott Kick to the head and was pinned.
After the match, Jax and Baszler attacked the losers. Jax even put Lana through the table.
Natalya issues an apology to Lana
After Raw, Natalya tweeted an apology to Lana. Although it was Lana who was pinned, Natalya felt the need to apologize. Natalya said that she was extremely proud of Lana.
I’m so sorry I wasn’t there for you tonight, @LanaWWE. I’m so proud of how hard you are working to show that you belong. YOU are enough. Let’s keep fighting and proving to everyone that we matter. We didn’t come this far to only come this far. #WWERaw pic.twitter.com/fJIrhD35QP
— NattieByNature (@NatbyNature) September 15, 2020
After the match, fans bashed WWE for punishing Lana, after her husband’s AEW debut. Vince Russo blasted Vince McMahon for this assault on Lana. You can read about that here.
Natalya and Lana are yet to gain momentum as a tag team. They are still considered one of the less-valued teams for the tag division. However, they need a few wins to secure their position in the division. The Queen of Hearts and the ‘Ravishing Russian’ will make a good team with proper storylines.
As far as the winners of the match are concerned, Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan will face the Women’s Tag Team Champions Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax at the upcoming Clash of Champions 2020.