As we’ve noted, Jim Neidhart passed away earlier today. Neidhart is a former WWE Tag Team Champion with Bret Hart. He is also the father of current WWE Superstar and former Divas Champion Natalya.
Natalya was scheduled to face Alexa Bliss on tonight’s episode of Raw. In the wake of her father’s death this morning, however, those plans may have changed. WWE actually changed their preview for tonight’s show, removing mentions of Natalya vs. Bliss. Instead the headline reads “Alexa Bliss on the run” with the following description:
“Despite her interference in last week’s main event, Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss watched in horror as Ronda Rousey — competing for the very first time on Raw — made Alicia Fox tap ferociously to her excruciating Armbar, sending a painful message to The Goddess before their title match at SummerSlam.
“Afterward, Bliss told WWE.com that she’s not afraid of Rousey, reiterating that when The Baddest Woman on the Planet gets in the ring with her at SummerSlam, the world will see her as “nothing but an overhyped rookie.” Will Little Miss Bliss come to regret those words?”