Natalya heaps praise onto Brock Lesnar.
WWE’s Natalya is approaching her 20-year anniversary as a part of the wrestling business. She has been a part of the sports-entertainment company since 2007 and is currently a member of the SmackDown roster.
Natalya was interviewed by Sports Guys Talking Wrestling and she spoke highly of another 20 year veteran in Brock Lesnar. Nattie recounted their recent interactions backstage and shared that Lesnar regularly watches the matches that take place at WWE TV and he offers critiques, feedback and advice.
She went on to add that she goes to Lesnar for advice and the current WWE Champion recently told her that Bret Hart was one of his dream matches.
My husband actually said this. He said Brock Lesnar is the greatest pro wrestler of all-time and I said to him, I was like, ‘Explain that’ because I just wanted to hear my husband — well he’s like a wrestling connoisseur, T.J. Wilson. I said I wanted to know where that was coming from because I think Brock is incredible and he said, ‘You could take Brock Lesnar right now in 2022 and put him in wrestling in 1950 and his style would still hold strong. He’s gifted at his physicality, he’s more than proven himself on the mic. He evolves, he changes, he’s grown and he also gives back.’ People don’t know this, maybe it’s too much to say. I don’t wanna ruin Brock’s persona. Brock watches all of our matches in Gorilla and the last match that I had at SmackDown, he watched and he critiqued and gave us feedback and gave us advice, told us what we would do better. He stayed there and watched, he cared and it was so cool getting advice from him. He’s just so… he’s such a badass, but I really look up to him. I really like him and he gives back. I watch — in pro wrestling, it’s an inside term, it’s called ‘selling’ but when it’s time to give back to somebody, he’s getting knocked on his ass because he knows how to build a fight and I love that about him. He really leads by example. I think he’s really — he’s very, very talented at what he does but, what I’m seeing backstage is him giving back and I like to go to Brock for advice because I think that he’s… he does know what he’s talking about and it’s funny because he told me he would love to — he said a dream match for him would have been to wrestle Bret Hart. We were talking last week and he said, ‘That would have been a dream match’ because I told him how much Bret was a fan of his work and he said that would be a dream match. So, anyway, I think Brock is awesome.
Natalya’s latest match was on the 3/11 SmackDown when she and Shayna Baszler took on Naomi and Sasha Banks, who are set to challenge for the Women’s Tag Team Titles at WrestleMania 38.
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