Natalya: I Loved Every Second Of My Match With Roxanne Perez, It Was Magical

Natalya looks back on Tuesday's NXT.

On Tuesday's NXT, Roxanne Perez got some veteran competition in the form of Natalya, who returned to the brand to challenge Perez for the NXT Women's Championship.

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Appearing on The Big Show with Rusic & Rose, Natalya reflected on the bout.

"I jumped at the opportunity to go to NXT. Some of the greatest moments of my career were at NXT, like my match against Charlotte Flair in 2014. NXT is also primetime television. Anytime you're on the USA Network and it's during that timeslot, it's primetime TV and we're one of the highest rated shows on USA. When I was asked (to go to NXT), it was a huge honor for me. I really wanted to go to NXT to work with more women. I probably have the world record for working with the most women in WWE history. I really wanted to work with women who are hungry and love this as much as I do like Roxanne Perez. I met her in the parking lot outside of a live event for a WWE show when she was a teenager, she was like 13. She came up to me, it's on tape because we were filming Total Divas, we shared this on social media, she came up to me and said, 'I want to be a WWE superstar like you. How do I become that?' Fast forward to all these years later and I'm wrestling her and she's the NXT Women's Champion. We had a beautiful match. She was such a fantastic opponent and everything I had hoped for as an opponent. Our chemistry was amazing. I loved every second in there with her. It was magical. It's why I love what I do in WWE and why I jumped at the opportunity to go to NXT," she said.

The bout was set up on Monday's WWE Raw when Perez made her Raw debut, defeating Indi Hartwell.

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