This week’s episode of WWE Monday Night Raw featured a very good match between Ronda Rousey and Natalya. Rousey’s matches on pay-per-view have been better than expected and you could probably point to the fact that she had time to script the match with her opponent.
That was not the case this week. As noted on today’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Natalya vs. Ronda Rousey on the Christmas Eve edition of Raw was called in the ring. Natalya wrestled earlier in the night on the live Raw in a gauntlet match so there was no time to script their match for the Christmas Eve show. Natalya and Rousey have trained together many times so they trusted each other to call the entire match in the ring.
The result came out as they probably expected because it was a very good match.
On a related note, we don’t know if there are plans for future matches between them but WWE could decide to move forward with Natalya turning on Rousey. That was the plan a few months ago but Vince McMahon decided against the heel turn after Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart passed away.