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Who Is Natalya Neidhart ? Read More About Her

Who Is Natalya Neidhart ? Read More About Her

Natalie Katherine Neidhart-Wilson was born in May 27, 1982, is a Canadian-American professional wrestler and columnist. She is currently signed to WWE, where she performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Natalya, and she was a one-time WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions with Tamina. She is also a two-time women’s world champion, having won the Divas Championship and SmackDown Women’s Championship once each. She is a third generation professional wrestler, and is also the daughter of Hart Foundation member and Hall of Famer Jim Neidhart.

The first third-generation female wrestler in the world, Neidhart is a member of the Hart wrestling family through her mother. She trained in the Hart family Dungeon under the tutelage of her uncles Ross and Bruce Hart. From 2000–2001, she worked for the Matrats promotion, before debuting for Stampede Wrestling in 2003. In 2004 and 2005, she wrestled abroad in England and Japan. She became the inaugural Stampede Women’s Pacific Champion in 2005, and won the SuperGirls Championship the following year.

In 2007, Neidhart signed with WWE and spent time in Deep South Wrestling, Ohio Valley Wrestling, and Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) developmental territories. While in FCW, she managed her cousin, Harry Smith, and her husband, T.J. Wilson. She debuted on the main roster in 2008, allying herself with Victoria. The following year she and Wilson were joined by Smith to form The Hart Dynasty.

In 2010, Neidhart won the Divas Championship. In 2017, she became the SmackDown Women’s Champion after defeating Naomi at SummerSlam. She is the first woman in WWE history to hold both the Divas Championship and the SmackDown Women’s Championship. Since July 2013, Neidhart has been a main cast member of the reality television series Total Divas.

Neidhart is the daughter of wrestler Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart and Elizabeth “Ellie” Hart, a daughter of Stu Hart, making Neidhart a third generation wrestler. She has two sisters; her older sister, Jennifer, is a gourmet chef and caterer, and Kristen (nicknamed “Muffy”) is her younger sister. She is of Greek descent through a maternal great-grandmother. Neidhart cites her grandfather, Stu, and her uncle, Bret, as her inspirations, both in and out of the ring. As a member of the Hart wrestling family, she is a cousin to Harry Smith, Teddy, Matt, and Mike Hart, who are all also professional wrestlers. She is close friends with Smith, and the two lived together for a short time as children while their fathers were wrestling as a team.

Neidhart attended Vincent Massey junior high school and Bishop Carroll High School, from which she graduated in 2000. Neidhart is trained in Jiu-Jitsu and amateur wrestling, and also participated in dance and gymnastics. She briefly worked as a saleswoman for Kirby vacuum when she was eighteen.

Neidhart received formal professional wrestling training in the Hart family “Dungeon” from her uncles Ross and Bruce Hart, becoming the first woman to do so. In addition to her professional wrestling career, Neidhart has received training in amateur wrestling and mixed martial arts. Neidhart is the first third-generation female wrestler in the world.

Beginning in October 2017, Neidhart writes a weekly column that appears in the Calgary Sun and Edmonton Sun, detailing her life and career. Neidhart has known TJ Wilson since she was 12 years old, and they began dating in November 2001. The pair married on June 26, 2013. Their wedding was featured on the first season of Total Divas. She also owns a home in Calgary. On October 1, 2016, Neidhart had her two front teeth knocked out during a house show match in Las Vegas, Nevada. Natalya has vision issues in her left eye.

Neidhart’s father, Jim Neidhart, died on August 13, 2018. He was a featured guest in several seasons of Total Divas. Natalya appeared alongside Paige, Brie Bella and the Chrisley family on the 88th Academy Awards edition of E! Countdown to the Red Carpet in February 2016. Natalya has appeared in eleven WWE video games. She made her in-game debut at WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 and appears in WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011, WWE ’12, WWE ’13 (DLC), WWE 2K14, WWE 2K15, WWE 2K16, WWE 2K17, WWE 2K18, WWE 2K19 WWE 2K20. and WWE2K Battlegrounds.