Natalya faced Nikki Bella in a failed match at a SmackDown live event during her early days on the WWE main roster. The Hall of Famer revealed what transpired in her match against The Queen of Harts in the Bella Twins’ autobiography “Incomparable.”
Nikki Bella was victorious in the bout. As the Hall of Famer stepped backstage after the match, former WWE Chairman Vince McMahon approached her and warned her. Nikki Bella had a great career with the Stamford-based organization, winning the Divas Championship twice.
I’ll never forget my first singles match with Nattie soon after we got up to the main roster. I did a Lou Thesz press, which is a jumping straddle, and we accidentally hit heads so hard I totally lost my bearings. I just spaced, like a deer in headlights. We got up and then just stood there, staring at each other until I panicked and kicked her in the v*gina, just because I knew I had to do something. You could hear the groans ricocheting throughout the stands as they felt her pain.
When I got backstage, Vince pulled me aside and said, ‘We don’t kick girls like that here.’ Fortunately, Nattie could not have been nicer about it, and we still laugh about it today.
In 2020, she and her twin sister Brie were inducted into the Hall of Fame. Meanwhile, Natalya is still appearing on SmackDown. She is currently a two-time Women’s Champion at the age of 40. Natalya and Nikki Bella have shared the ring countless times since their time in developmental. While they have played together in some matches, they have also competed in many others.
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