Source: SLAM! WrestlingSLAM! Wrestling has an interview with Natalya where she talks about being in WWE and how her and Beth Phoenix go way back. Here are some highlights:
Divas division: "We have so many incredible girls in our Divas division, everybody from Tamina to Alicia to Eve, Kelly Kelly -- the possibilities are endless -- The Bella Twins. All the girls can go. Are they Beth Phoenix and Natalya? No. But all the girls are very capable."
Beth Phoenix writing her: "Before I ever got signed by WWE, she sent me a message -- speaking of social media, on MySpace -- saying, 'Hi, my name is Beth. I'm a huge fan of your family.' It was before she'd even gotten signed by WWE, before she went down to OVW, any of that. She showed me her journal diary entries when she was a little girl about Bret and Owen; she just was obsessed by them."
Comparisons with Phoenix: "She and I have also been compared. I met Mark Henry for the first time, and he said, 'You remind me so much of Beth Phoenix.' People would always tell her, 'My gosh, you remind me so much of Nattie.' We'd never really met each other before we got into WWE. We just are so much alike, in so many different ways. Getting to work with her in WWE is a dream come true, because it's definitely more fun to go into the ring and have your best friend by your side."
Tamina's push: "It's nice to see Tamina getting an opportunity to that, but she's getting in the ring with a third-generation Diva. She's getting in the ring with me, someone who knows, I know my craft better than any other Diva in the company. I know what I'm doing and I'm very, very capable in there. I understand that Tamina comes from a huge wrestling family; the Samoans are as big as the Harts are. But, at the same time, Tamina knows to bring her very best, because I'm not going to let her get away with anything. It's like, are you on Team Natalya, or are you on Team Snuka? We'll see what happens. It's great for her to get an opportunity like that."
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