With Natalya on top of the Smackdown roster as women's champion, will Paige be one of her upcoming challengers?
Natalya talked to Planeta Wrestling recently where she talked about her championship win at SummerSlam, her first title in more than seven years.
"I felt like it would happen" she told them. "When we got the women's championships, I felt like this is part of my destiny. I grew up in this huge, incredible wrestling family, but I've never ridden on my family's coattails. I've always fought very hard to have everything that I have on my own, and I'd feel like it would be a huge injustice to myself, to Nattie, to not say that I was once a women's champion. So for me to be [Smackdown] women's champion now, it just feels like it's destiny, that it was meant to be and it was part of my wrestling journey. I really feel like it's been one of those important things that was a life lesson to me about not giving up and persevering. It makes me happy to know that my intuition to keep going and stick it out, through all the bumps and bruises that it was worth it."
When asked about her thoughts on Paige, Natalya said she was looking forward to her return, but also put her on blast.
"I can't wait for Paige to come back," Natalya said. "I love wrestling Paige, she's one of my favorite opponents. But if she thinks that she's going to take my Smackdown Women's Championship, she's got another thing coming. I'm gonna be the Smackdown women's champion forever. I would love to dance again with Paige in the ring, but she's definitely not taking my championship."
Natalya's only other run with gold was a Diva's championship win back in 2010, defeating Michelle McCool.
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