Booker T has given his opinion on who the greatest female WWE Superstar of all time is, picking someone with pedigree and a whole lot of longevity.
Booker T explained:
“I say that because of the time that she’s put in. I think about the longevity. Natalya has outlasted every other woman that has ever come along in this business and worked in that position in that company. Now, there are a lot of women that are better wrestlers, you could say there are a lot of guys that were better wrestlers than I was, but I lasted over 20 years active in the middle of the ring. That’s what I’m thinking about when I say Natalya. She’s won championships, she’s been there the longest as well as she’s that carpenter in the locker room for other wrestlers, ladies that are coming up. They look at her with a whole lot of respect.”
Professional wrestling is quite literally in Natalya’s blood. Her father was Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart and her mother was one of Stu and Helen Hart’s many children. Natalya’s own wrestling career began in 2002 in her family’s own promotion, Stampede Wrestling in Calgary. In 2007 she was signed to a WWE developmental contract before making her debut on the main roster television debut in 2008.
Since then Natalya has been a constant of the women’s division as it transitioned through the Diva’s Era and back out the other side. Natalya did hold the Diva’s Title once along with her one reign as SmackDown Women’s Champion. She is currently WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion alongside another star from a wrestling family, Tamina.