Natalya On How She Managed To Survive In WWE For So Long
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Natalya On How She Managed To Survive In WWE For So Long

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Natalya. Image Credits: Twitter

The current WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Natalya Neidhart recently spoke on her longevity in WWE and he also talked about how he managed to survive in WWE for so long. Not many stars can survive in WWE for such a long time.

Natalya spent seven years on the Independent Circuit before coming to WWE in 2007. She worked in various fields with different wrestlers and she has been one of the most loyal wrestlers of WWE.

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Natalya. Image Credits: Twitter

Natalya On How She Managed To Survive In WWE For So Long

She managed to survive in the promotion for over 14 years which is not a matter of joke by any means. Only a very few wrestlers could ever survive in WWE for such a long time.

Natalya could only win WWE Divas Championship once and the WWE SmackDown women’s Championship once and she is carrying the WWE Women’s Championship right now.

That is all in her for 14 year old WWE career. So this is pretty much clear that WWE does not consider Natalya as a main event star. Then why has she never been released by WWE since joining?

Natty Neidhart, who is the current WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion recently spoke on Booker T’s Hall of Fame podcast where she talked about her longevity in WWE. She said;

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Natalya. Image Credits: Twitter

“For me, it’s been crazy because time has just flown. I know I started in WWE in 2007 and debuted on SmackDown in 2008, but it wasn’t until the pandemic that a fan, somebody on social media, brought it to my attention that I had the most matches of any woman in WWE history and the most wins.

“I would also think the most losses too (she laughs).  I never bring that up.  It was so cool because I was like ‘Wait, that can’t be right’, but then all of a sudden WWE did a fact check for it because I wanted to be able to say it on TV.

“It’s so cool because I think what’s going to be so much longevity is finding something extraordinary, and finding something great in every single opponent that I’ve had. To get to WWE, to get to the level we are at in WWE, you have to be great.

“I believe there is greatness inside of everyone, whether it’s Rhea Ripley, Bianca Belair, Sasha Banks, Naomi, Tamina Snuka, and the list goes on and on.  When I had that match with Charlotte Flair in 2014, nobody really knew who she was.

Natalya
Natalya. Image Credits: Twitter

“I just saw so much potential in her. That’s what I love about my career in WWE is finding something great inside everybody, and helping people realize something they didn’t know they had inside themselves. In return, I find something great inside of me.

“That’s been my secret to longevity. Of course, I have Neidhart genetics, knock on wood.  When I was growing up, I used to curse my dad.  I would be like, ‘Damn it.  I’m this thick girl because of my dad.’ My dad was a shot putter.

“Before my dad came to WWE, he played in the NFL, and he was a world class shot putter.  My dad was really stocky.  Thank God for my dad’s genetics because those Neidhart genetics kept me really safe.”

H/T to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription

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