SAN JOSE — When Ruby Riott takes inventory of tonight’s Tables Match and examines what went wrong, perhaps she will conclude that mocking Natalya’s late father Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart was not the best of game plans. There would be ample evidence to support that conclusion, as Natalya sent her crashing her through a table to win the match and obliterated the entire Riott Squad in a thorough dismantling.

Natalya viciously sends Liv Morgan crashing through a table: WWE TLC 2018 (WWE Network Exclusive)

Liv Morgan experiences the wrath of a fired-up Natalya, as The Queen of Harts battles Ruby Riott in a Tables Match: Courtesy of WWE Network.

The Riott Squad has often said that as the individual goes, so does the group, so it was perhaps a harbinger of what was to come to come when The Queen of Harts bulldozed Liv Morgan off the apron and through a table just minutes into the match. Things didn’t improve for The Riott Squad when the former SmackDown Women’s Champion bodyslammed Sarah Logan through a second table moments later. But Riott knew exactly where to go to keep the match on an even keel, shoving Natalya up close and personal to The Riott Squad’s custom table that had been plastered with a decal of Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart — their way of keeping Natalya “close” to her father — and hissing that he was watching down on her in shame.

Natalya responded in furious fashion and showed some mind-game mettle of her own, pulling out a custom table she had adorned with a full-body decal of Ruby herself. As the final touch, The Queen of Harts produced her father’s famous jacket and threw it over her own shoulders, putting herself in position for the ultimate symbolic victory. Despite a last-gasp effort from Ruby, she got it, reversing a top-rope hurricanrana attempt from Riott to powerbomb her straight through her own image. Whether she feels closer to her father or not is a question only Natalya can answer, but he’s definitely smiling down on her.

SAN JOSE — When Ruby Riott takes inventory of tonight’s Tables Match and examines what went wrong, perhaps she will conclude that mocking Natalya’s late father Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart was not the best of game plans. There would be ample evidence to support that conclusion, as Natalya sent her crashing her through a table to win the match and obliterated the entire Riott Squad in a thorough dismantling.

Natalya viciously sends Liv Morgan crashing through a table: WWE TLC 2018 (WWE Network Exclusive)

Liv Morgan experiences the wrath of a fired-up Natalya, as The Queen of Harts battles Ruby Riott in a Tables Match: Courtesy of WWE Network.

The Riott Squad has often said that as the individual goes, so does the group, so it was perhaps a harbinger of what was to come to come when The Queen of Harts bulldozed Liv Morgan off the apron and through a table just minutes into the match. Things didn’t improve for The Riott Squad when the former SmackDown Women’s Champion bodyslammed Sarah Logan through a second table moments later. But Riott knew exactly where to go to keep the match on an even keel, shoving Natalya up close and personal to The Riott Squad’s custom table that had been plastered with a decal of Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart — their way of keeping Natalya “close” to her father — and hissing that he was watching down on her in shame.

Natalya responded in furious fashion and showed some mind-game mettle of her own, pulling out a custom table she had adorned with a full-body decal of Ruby herself. As the final touch, The Queen of Harts produced her father’s famous jacket and threw it over her own shoulders, putting herself in position for the ultimate symbolic victory. Despite a last-gasp effort from Ruby, she got it, reversing a top-rope hurricanrana attempt from Riott to powerbomb her straight through her own image. Whether she feels closer to her father or not is a question only Natalya can answer, but he’s definitely smiling down on her.