The WWE Women's Division has been put on notice.
Speaking backstage after their victory over The Riott Squad (Liv Morgan & Ruby Riott) on the February 19 episode of SmackDown, Natalya and Tamina were asked if they believe they're in line for a Tag Team Championship opportunity. Here is what both Superstars had to say:
Tamina: "Listen, no one is ever going to tell us what our worth is. Do you understand me? We went from reliable to undeniable. Do you understand that?"
Natalya: "Do you understand that, Alyse? Now you look like a really nice girl, a girl who smiles a lot backstage. I know all about women that smile a lot. I used to be one of those women that walked around acting like everything was fine. Well, nothing is okay anymore. We are tired of being women that get taken for granted, with smiles on our faces. We understand our history. We understand our legacy. Quite frankly, I don't want to be a person that my grandfather would like. I've walked around here for way too long with a smile on my face and violence on my mind. No one is going to tell us what our worth is ever again. Just like Tamina said, they should consider themselves warned."
Earlier this week, Natalya responded to the WWE on FOX Twitter account after they shared a graphic that ranked the women's roster by dollar value, asking fans to "build their dream team" with $15.
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