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Natalya’s SummerSlam return was something she ‘needed’ after her father’s death

It was just a week ago that wrestling Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart died unexpectedly at his Florida home. That unsurprisingly led to an outpouring of love and support for his daughter, Raw Superstar Natalya, and her being pulled from last Monday night’s WWE show.

She returned to work on Aug. 19 at SummerSlam in Brooklyn, walking out before Ronda Rousey’s match. Nattie wore The Anvil’s signature pink-and-black jacket, made famous during his run with her uncle Bret in the Hart Foundation, as tribute to her dad:

It was a touching moment on a busy night, and something the two-time champ said she needed. In thanking all involved in a tweet, Natalya also seemed to indicate she’ll be back to work this evening when Raw returns to Barclays Center:

Great to hear she’s getting the support she needs during a terrible time. Hope to see you tonight on Raw, Nat!

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