Natalya is one of the oldest and most hardworking members of the Women’s Division of WWE and she recently got the reward for her patience when she won the SmackDown Women’s Championship at SummerSlam.
The new champion recently had an interview with Planeta Wrestling where she talked about winning the title and more. Below are some of the highlights from her interview:
On finally becoming the Women’s Champion:
“When we got the [new] women’s championships, I felt like this is part of my destiny, I grew up in this huge, incredible wrestling family, but I’ve never ridden on my family’s coattails. I’ve always fought very hard to have everything that I have on my own, and I’d feel like it would be a huge injustice to myself, to Nattie, to not say that I was once a Women’s Champion. So for me to be Women’s Champion now, it just feels like it’s destiny, and that it was meant to be and it was part of my wrestling journey. I really feel like it’s been one of those important things that was a life lesson to me about not giving up and persevering.”
On the seemingly imminent return of Paige:
“I can’t wait for Paige to come back, I love wrestling Paige, she’s one of my favorite opponents. But if she thinks that she’s gonna take my SmackDown Women’s Championship, she’s got another thing coming. I’m gonna be the SmackDown Women’s Champion forever. I would love to dance again with Paige in the ring, but she’s definitely not taking my championship.”
Her full interview can be seen below: