– TV Insider recently interviewed Natalya ahead of Money in the Bank. Below are some highlights.
Her reaction to the womens MITB match: I got texts from Nikki Bella, Sasha Banks. I got messages from Beth Phoenix, Eve Torres, Kaitlyn. So many who were also from the past in WWE. Then women from the independents reached out to me like Shayna Baszler, Mia Yim, Nikki Matthews, Sumie Sakai. So many different women were like, Wow, this is amazing! Its incredible. Its a testament to how far weve come and are going to go.
Her thoughts on the Mae Young Classic: We were talking about it to Triple H the other day, and I really want to go to it. Its also funny to note is that my grandfather was very close to Mae Young. I had a really strong relationship with Mae Young, too. My whole childhood growing up my grandfather would say that Mae Young may be the toughest lady wrestler he ever knew. He would always call her Johnnie Mae. Johnnie Mae was a shooter and would go at it with the guys. She was the real deal and one of the best.
Natalya on having her own spin-off of Total Divas: I dont know who wouldnt want to watch my dad, the Anvil, up close and personal. The Bella Twins have such a unique dynamic. They are almost like a little dynasty with Nikki with John [Cena] and Brie with Daniel [Bryan]. Then you have John Laurinaitis in there. So they definitely have the dynamic to pull off a Total Bellas. But if I was presented the opportunity to do a spinoff with the Hart family, you know Im going to bring it, she continues. Our family is so crazyI learned my parents are slightly into hoarding thingsI think we can pull off our own reality show.