Natalya details some of her favorite moments from WrestleMania 35 weekend.
WrestleMania 35 weekend is in the books and a number of superstars and those who work in the company have reflected on their respective experiences from the weekend. The latest to do so was former SmackDown Live Women's Champion Natalya who teamed up with Beth Phoenix at WrestleMania 35 to compete for the WWE Women's Tag Team Championships against Sasha Banks and Bayley, The IIconics, and Nia Jax and Tamina.
Natalya wrote about her WrestleMania weekend in her latest blog post for the Calgary Sun and mentioned how she is happy that Kofi Kingston got his moment, went over Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey main-eventing WrestleMania and added that she and Beth want a shot at The IIconics' newly-won tag team titles.
(Here are few excerpts from the blog post):
What an amazing, incredible WrestleMania week we had! So much has happened that it's all been a whirlwind, but it's been the best kind of excitement! I'm beyond grateful for every little thing. From the women of WWE making history as the main event in WrestleMania for the first time in 35 years to Kofi Kingston winning the WWE Championship and having his children celebrate with him in the ring after. It was surreal having my uncle Bret Hart walk me out on stage with my best friend Beth Phoenix in front of 82,265 people. One word, wow.
We also saw the return of old school "Doctor of Thugonomics" John Cena as he interrupted Elias's musical performance. I missed ya, John. Welcome back! I was also on the edge of my seat watching Shane McMahon take on The Miz in a "Falls Count Anywhere" match that had them flying from the rafters. When Shane McMahon competes, you know he's going to jump off something high!
When I rewind to the Women's Tag Team Championship match I was in with Beth vs. Sasha Banks and Bayley vs. Nia Jax and Tamina vs. The IIconics, I am overwhelmed with emotion. Minutes before going out through the curtain in front of a sold-out MetLife Stadium, I was joined by two-time WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart. Bret was a part of my entrance with Beth Phoenix and gave Beth and I a pep talk. Beth and I walked out with Bret standing behind us, as the camera zoomed up on us and fireworks lit up the sky. We really wanted to re-enact the entrance that Bret Hart had during his WrestleMania X match against Owen Hart. After all, this year was the 25th anniversary of their iconic match that hailed from Madison Square Garden.
Speaking of "iconic," new Women's Tag Champions were crowned in our match when the IIconics (Billie Kaye and Peyton Royce) won our Fatal 4-Way match. I'm still maintaining that they cheated to win and Beth Phoenix and I want a rematch. Billie and Peyton, you know where to find us!
Natalya had a bit of a scare during WrestleMania week when a fan ran into the ring during The Hart Foundation's induction speech and tackled Bret Hart to the mat. For the latest on that story, click here.