Natalya mentioned in Calgary Sun column that she writes for, wrote about her recent SummerSlam victory over Naomi to win the SmackDown Women’s Championship. She wrote about people that have been asking her on Twitter  on how it feels to be the Women’s Champion and that she hasn’t slept in days because of her excitement.

“This past Sunday, more than 16,128 people at the sold-out Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. — and millions more at home — witnessed the most special moment of my career, when I won the Smackdown Women’s Championship.

I shared the stage with my opponent, Naomi, who truly is one of the best women I have ever competed against in my WWE career. To say Naomi pushed me to my limits at SummerSlam would be a huge understatement. She challenged me in a way that made me grateful that I trained so hard in the Hart Family Dungeon … because everything I have worked for in wrestling led to that match against her. No pressure: only 180 countries around the world are watching on the WWE Network. Eeeek!”

Natalya also mentioned that she was shaking when and wanted to burst into tears when she took the title and raised it above her head when she defeated Naomi by submission.


“So lost in a moment that I’ve dreamed of since I was a young girl that I almost forgot to stay in character. I am currently a “bad girl” in the WWE! I composed myself and saved the tears for when I got backstage. I also should have worn waterproof mascara, but I digress.

Raising that championship, which has been held by so many great women before me, symbolized so much for me. Not only I am representing the WWE’s talented women’s division, but I’m also a role model for young girls around the world chasing their own dreams. For most of my life, I’ve envisioned that moment I was crowned the women’s champ. After 10 years in WWE, my vision became a reality.”

You can check out the full column on Calgary Sun here.


Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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