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Natalya On If She Enjoys Being A Veteran, Growing Up With A Parent In The Business & More

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Natalya was a recent guest on Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins “Major Wrestling Figure Podcast”. During the interview, she discussed how much she enjoys being a veteran in an era where women’s wrestling matters, what it was like growing up as the daughter of a wrestler and more. Here are the highlights:

On Being A Veteran When The In-Ring Women’s Product Is Emphasized:

I’m a veteran girl in the locker room and—it’s like ‘still here’, yeah, and loving my job. I’m like, wait a minute— we’re finally going to start rocking and rolling with the girls, I’m not leaving.

We’re finally doing all of the things that I wanted to; all I’ve ever really wanted to do was wrestle. Now that we’re finally getting a chance to wrestle and the girls are main eventing RAWs, main eventing SmackDowns, main eventing pay-per-views—potentially main eventing WrestleMania—I’m not just going to walk away now after I’ve been waiting my whole career for this.

On Growing Up With Her Dad In The Business:

My Dad, when we were kids, we’d see my Dad on TV. We’d be like ‘Daddy’s on TV, this is so cool!’

When my Dad won the [WWF Tag Team Championship] on TV we grabbed the tag titles out of his suitcase and ran around the house, and my Dad literally didn’t realize we took the title of his bag. He had a show that Friday—he had a loop at Madison Square Garden—my Dad got to the airport and he’s going through security and he saw that the title wasn’t in his bag. My sisters and I had pulled it out, we were playing with it. Luckily, my Mom—we didn’t live that far from the airport—raced back home and grabbed it and raced back to the airport. They held the plane, my Dad didn’t have to leave until [the last second]; my Dad almost went to MSG without his championship because of us.

You can listen to the podcast below:

Credit: Major Wrestling Figure Prodcast. H/T Wrestlezone.

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