Hometown favorite Natalya recently spoke to Ring the Belle about her match-up against Becky Lynch for the RAW Women’s Championship at SummerSlam.
Natalya, who is Canadian and part of the Hart Family, said she was really excited for the match in Toronto.
“Obviously, I’m from Canada, so it’s going to be even more special because it’s in my home country,” said Natalya.
“But going up against Becky Lynch, I have so much respect for Becky—and I also can’t wait to give her the ass whooping of a lifetime,” she added.
Check out all of Natalya’s comments in the video below:
While the on-screen rivalry between Lynch and Natalya is relatively new, the two women have known and worked together for a long time. Even before the two made it to the WWE, they wrestled and trained together in Canada and Japan.
The history between them has been brought up repeatedly by both Lynch and Natalya in the lead up to their match at SummerSlam.
Natalya recently tweeted out an old photo of her and Lynch from their time touring together in Japan. Natalya also warned Lynch that “she had lost her” soul and made another threat towards Lynch’s position as RAW Women’s Champion.
“You changed,” wrote Natalya. “You assume for the better. You have your face on posters now. But you lost your soul. Tomorrow, you lose your title, too.”
The match between Lynch and Natalya will be one of three women’s matches slated for the SummerSlam card. Current WWE SmackDown Champion Bayley is set to defend her title against Ember Moon. Meanwhile, another Canadian favorite Hall of Famer Trish Stratus is set to have a singles match against Charlotte Flair.