— Natalya was moved over to Raw specifically for Ronda Rousey, according to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio. The belief is that they will pair up for a bit before Natalya turns on Rousey to set up a program. The two are not only training partners from well before things got serious with Rousey and WWE, but they are really good friends off camera.

— It is also likely that WWE would want Natalya to be Ronda’s first opponent because of this familiarity and the fact that protecting Rousey is obviously the top goal for WWE.