Update on Nattie's Status For SummerSlam, HHH, Steph & Vince News
Sunday, August 19, 2018
WWE Superstar Natalya and her husband, WWE Producer Tyson Kidd, have made their way to New York City - the site for tonight's SummerSlam. There was some uncertainty if Natalya would be able to make it to the event, seeing as how the funeral for her father, Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart just recently took place, but she is there and could very well be appearing on The PPV.
RAW Commissioner Stephanie McMahon and WWE COO Triple H attended Neidhart's funeral on Friday and coupled with bad weather in the New York area that disrupted their travel plans, there were doubts if the two would be able to make it to their scheduled appearances today for SummerSlam. The two were booked for signings at The Barclays Center and WWE officials had gone ahead and announced that Vince McMahon would be their replacement should the two not be able to make it back in time. As it turns out, Stephanie and Triple H arrived in time and Vince was not needed.
Over the years, Vince has drastically cut back both on his on-air TV time and off-camera appearances because he is transitioning power of WWE over to Stephanie but also - if some reports are to be believed - he has aged considerably as of late and doesn't want to appear on TV as much.