Appearing on the latest episode of WWE’s The Bump, Naomi has lavished praise on her tag team partner Lana.
The pair began teaming together back in February and have gone on to become one of the top female teams in WWE. While away from WWE television Lana can often be seen in videos on social media training with Natalya in an effort to improve her in-ring prowess.
The determination to improve and the dedication to her craft also hasn’t go unnoticed by her current partner. Naomi said that there’s no one more driven than Lana, to the point where she’s away from home for months at a time due to her dedication to her training.
“That’s another reason why I go hard for Lana and I wanted her as my partner because I can honestly say this; I feel like there is no one in our division who works and is more driven than her. I mean, she’s legit not home for months at a time because she doesn’t fly home,” Naomi said, “but instead, she stays in Tampa and trains and trains and trains, even to the point where I tell her, ‘You have to give yourself a break.’ But that’s just how committed she is, that’s how much she wants it and I don’t think that people really get to see that side of her as much.”
Naomi continued by saying that Lana’s dedication is why she is so committed to their team and determined to win tag team gold.
“We both get attacked for, ‘You dance too much!’ and ‘You should be focused on this’ but those little moments are just ten seconds of us dancing and happy. [The shows are] not focused on training, but maybe we should show that and expose it more of how much we train. We just like to practice [behind the scenes] and show [the fun side] in the ring, but nobody works harder than her,” Naomi explained, “and that’s why she has my loyalty and my commitment to this team. We’re going to achieve that goal. If it takes sixty years, we’ll be at 60 with those Tag Team Championships!”
The dream to win the Women’s Tag Team Titles will, however, have to wait a little longer. On the most recent episode of RAW, the pair were soundly beaten by champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler.
H/t to Wrestle Zone for the transcription.