Natalya Calls Toni Storm A Special Talent, Believes She Can Become WWE SmackDown Women's Champion

Natalya has nothing but praise for Toni Storm.

During a recent appearance on WWE's The Bump, Natalya reacted to a quote in which Storm named her as one of her dream matches. Natalya applauded Storm's passion for the business and also put over how kind she is as a person.

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"Toni, to me, I think she's such a special talent," Natalya said. "She's somebody that when I see her and when I look at her body of work, even going back to her work Japan before she was ever with WWE, she's somebody that has passion. She loves this. She wants this on her tombstone and I know not everybody has that and maybe it's a detriment sometimes, but I love when I meet people, especially women that I can compete against that have passion and work ethic and ideas and a vision. She's also humble. She's a nice person. She's somebody that's so sweet and likeable. Her etiquette is just -- she's just great to be around but also, for me, I'm already thinking in my head about the magic that we can make in the ring. So I hope Toni is ready for me to kick her a**."

Four months into her main roster run, Storm has entered into a feud with Charlotte Flair. Offering up some advice for going up against The Queen, Natalya said the following:

"I would say to Toni, 'Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.' As Charlotte's touted, she's the dirtiest player in the game, and Toni is really going to have to stay on her toes, but it is possible and it's always impossible until it's done and I think Toni Storm can become the new SmackDown Women's Champion. I absolutely do."

Storm is scheduled to face Flair in a Championship Contenders Match tonight on SmackDown.

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