After hurting her ankle and getting surgery on her leg last month, Natalya was back in the ring on WWE SmackDown. Alongside her co-WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Tamina, she faced Tegan Nox and Shotzi in a non-title match.
Natalya hit the ground running in her first match back, thoug her return didn’t end with a victory. Almost immediately, Natalya began to dominate Shotzi, but she couldn’t tag anyone because to Tamina and Nox were outside the ring.
— WWE (@WWE) August 21, 2021
Because Natalya was watching the chaos unfold, she couldn’t see Blackheart, who snuck up behind her and rolled up her up for the win. As a result, Shotzi & Nox can now easily argue that they deserve a shot at the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships.