Natalya denies report that WWE were given permission by her family to say her Dad was 'in hell'

Natalya and Jim Neidhart

Sasha Banks returned to WWE two weeks ago, and she came back with a vengeance.

She walked into the Scotiabank Arena as a babyface, but just minutes later she became one of the top heels in the company.

The Boss struck down Natalya with a brutal beatdown, and when Becky Lynch came out to help, she received the same fate as the Canadian.

It's a side of Banks that fans have wanted to see for a while - she's been heel before on the main roster but nothing like her NXT days where she was straight-up savage.

She did however make a remark last week that shocked many of the WWE Universe.

After jumping Natalya backstage during an on-screen interview, Banks uttered the sentence 'Go to hell Nattie - and tell your daddy I said hi', which was very, very harsh.

Natalya's father is of course Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart, the WWE Hall of Famer who sadly passed away last year.

Jim Neidhart's death has been brought in to WWE storylines twice now in less than a year

Implying that someone is in hell has been done in WWE before, but it's only a problem if the line hasn't been consented to by the person's relatives.

And it seems that the Neidhart family did not give WWE their permission to do such a thing.

After a report came out that the family consented to the line being used by Banks, Natalya hit back on Twitter by saying: "Entirely off base. Enough said."

Sasha Banks was the latest to bring up 'The Anvil' in storyline

If they really didn't give WWE permission then that is a bit of a low-blow from the company - and Nattie would've had to keep her cool as a professional in the moment when it happened.

It's not the first time that Neidhart's death has been a storyline in the past year either - as Ruby Riott not only broke his iconic glasses, but presented Nattie with a table with Neidhart's image on, saying they'd be 'closer than ever' when she puts her through it.

We may one day live in a world where WWE don't need to reference tragedies and deaths in storylines, but 2019 is clearly not that time.

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