Natalya on Bret Hart at WWE Payback, Women’s Wrestling Movement Starting In WWE NXT, More (Videos)
– As seen above, former WWE announcer and current ESPN anchor Todd Grisham filled in for Jonathan Coachman on this week’s “Off The Top Rope” segment for ESPN’s SportsCenter. Grisham looked at this week’s RAW but did not provide commentary or name top moments like Coach usually does.
In the videos below, Natalya joins Grisham for an interview. Grisham brought up her WWE Payback match against WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte and asked what it means to have uncle Bret Hart back for his first appearance since successful prostate cancer treatment. Natalya called Bret a hero and a survivor, and said having him in her corner at Payback means the world to her. She said it’s very symbolic of the person he is to want to be there for her. She said the match will be awesome but she wants everyone to celebrate him too.
Grisham brought up WWE doing away with “Diva” and the Divas Title and Natalya said WWE is always ahead of the curve. Natalya said she’s proud of what she did as a Diva but it’s time for change and they have a group of really hungry competitors that want to go. She gave credit to Triple H for spearheading the women’s wrestling movement in WWE NXT. She also said Triple H really gave her the big break in her career when she faced Charlotte at NXT. Natalya said performing at NXT became something she loved to do and that’s where the movement started. She said all the women on the main roster are now getting the chance to feel that same excitement. She said two women’s matches at WrestleMania 32 shows how WWE is really changing with the time and it’s awesome.
Natalya also talked about growing up in the Hart family, being one of the first females to train in The Dungeon, why she’s enjoyed the Total Divas experience and more.
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