Natalya finally captured the WWE Women's Tag Team Championships over a decade after she formed a popular team with Beth Phoenix...but it wasn't with Beth.
Phoenix serves as the NXT color commentator, but recently told Renee Paquette she wasn't done wrestling forever. Despite their connection, and their Divas of Doom past, Natalya says that Beth returning and teaming with her isn't a given, and she actually wants to face Phoenix before they ever team again.
"Beth Phoenix isn't going to have an opportunity to be my tag team partner without having to go through me first. If Beth Phoenix wants to find a partner, Tamina and I are ready, willing and waiting. I absolutely love teaming with Beth. She's one of my best friends and favorite humans. one of the best people on the planet. I've never been involved in a tag team match against Beth Pheonix for the Women's Tag Team Championships, so if Beth wants to lace up the boots and take on myself and Tamina Snuka and find a partner, she can do that first. I'd be happy to welcome to any competition, especially the best in the world like Beth Phoenix," Natalya told Fightful.
Phoenix retired in 2012, with Natalya actually being one of her last matches -- a four minute victory. She has competed in nine matches since then, including two Royal Rumble matches and a WrestleMania Tag Team Title match, where she teamed with Natalya.
With Natalya being married to WWE producer/agent TJ Wilson, and still being close with commentator Phoenix, we asked what she'd like to do after her career is over.
"I'll probably end up eating my words one day, but for me, TJ (Wilson) and I have different personalities. He loves being behind the camera and is actually kind of shy. He's outspoken but shy at the same time. He's very lowkey and it doesn't take a lot to please him and he loves helping others. So do I, but my personality, I love being in front of the camera. I love speaking, studying the business. I think it'd be cool to do more on-air stuff with WWE like what Booker T does and Beth Phoenix does. Of course, I'd love to be the star of my own reality show and actually produce my own reality show. One day, that is on my bucket list to do because I have a lot of experience with reality TV and I love being in front of the camera. The Hart family, we're such a crazy family and there's too much good stuff to not share," Natalya said.
You can see our full interview with Natalya at the top of the page. She's participating in the Money in the Bank ladder match on July 18 at WWE Money in the Bank, which you can check out live on Peacock.