While it appeared Natalya’s nose was broken due to a knee from Shayna Baszler on WWE SmackDown, a recent report suggests this isn’t the case.
On the November 4th episode of WWE SmackDown, Natalya and Shayna Baszler went one on one while Ronda Rousey, who recently aligned with Baszler on television, was at ringside. Baszler handed the Queen of Harts a defeat after applying the Kirufuda clutch, but instead of being content with celebrating, she continued to attack her foe after the match. Baszler hit Natalya with a brutal knee to the face, leaving the former SmackDown Women’s Champion with a face full of blood.
Days later, the real life Nattie Neidhart took to social media and posted a photograph of herself after undergoing nasal surgery, saying that her dislocated nose was back in the center of her face and that she could finally breathe again.
We moved my dislocated nose back to the center of my face where it belongs!! I love the shape of my nose and it will stay the same, thank goodness! Can finally breathe again🙏 Pain is beauty! LFG! 😂 pic.twitter.com/V6zZTivjHQ
— Nattie (@NatbyNature) November 7, 2022
While it appeared that Natalya’s surgery was a result of the knee from Shayna Baszler, a new report from POST Wrestling reveals that the injury on WWE SmackDown was simply an angle to cover up for the fact that the Queen of Harts was already set to undergo nasal surgery.