Once again, the WWE Women’s Division is getting a renewed push as a whole, and though Natalya may have slipped out of the title picture for now, she’s still intricately involved in the current storylines. That in and of itself is a huge coup for the female superstars, who, until recently, have only been featured in one major program revolving solely around the championship belt. WWE has begun carving out secondary angles within the division, but Natalya’s recent swerve wasn’t in the original plans.
As seen Sunday at Money in the Bank, Natalya teamed up with Becky Lynch in a tag match against the WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte and her protege, Dana Brooke. Natalya had Charlotte locked in a sharpshooter until Dana broke it up, allowing Charlotte to hit Becky with Natural Selection to pick up the victory for the heels. After the match, Natalya turned on Becky with a vicious attack, turning her heel in the process.