There is no doubt that Natalya was an early pioneer of the modern WWE Women’s Evolution. In a time that revolved around sheer aesthetics and no real story, Natalya Neidhart was not afraid to bring her in-ring heritage to the table and really try to put on a great performance.
Natalya on early advice given to her by Beth Phoenix:
“When I debuted, WWE was doing the Diva Searches and hiring models, and I’m like your traditional lady wrestler. I’m not skinny and I can’t dance. I remember Beth [Phoenix] saying: ‘Nattie, you’ve just gotta fake it ’til you make it. One day they’re gonna be ready for us.’”
Natalya speaks about her recent WrestleMania match alongside Beth: