Former SmackDown Women’s Champion Natalya might not be cut out for a producer role in WWE, saying she is “too selfish.”
Natalya is the longest-tenured female WWE Superstar on the roster, amassing a record-breaking amount of matches and wins during her time in the company.
Appearing as a recent guest on theWilde On podcast, the third-generation wrestler revealed that she might not be looking for a backstage role in WWE once her in-ring days are done. Natalya claims that she might not have the patience for such a role in helping others:
“For me, I don’t see myself being a producer per se. I’m also one of those types of people that never say never. I love helping people, but I also love being in front of the camera. I love speaking, I love hosting things, I loved being on Total Divas which, you know, was so fun. I’d still love to do something like that, do reality TV.”
“My sister and I do a fun YouTube show. I’m not the greatest at holding the candle for someone else and then not being in front of the camera. I’m just not there yet in my career, I’m not really sure if I have the patience to be a producer.”
“Our producers in WWE, they’re so unsung. They don’t always get the credit they deserve. You see someone like Adam Pearce, he’s a GM on the show but he also handles a lot of things backstage that nobody even sees. He trains people during the week. He works RAW, he works SmackDown.”
“A lot of our producers are on the road six days a week. It’s really, really challenging and really hard because they don’t always get an action figure or get to be in a video game. They don’t always get that spotlight. They’re the first ones in the building and the last ones to leave. It’s a lot. I’m too selfish to be a producer.”
Natalya’s husband Tyson Kidd is currently a producer with WWE after his own in-ring career was prematurely ended due to injury.