Natalya, has come up to speak about the passing away of another top WWE Canadian wrestler who gave up the ghost after battling with cancer.
The 35-year old WWE diva was speaking recently on what it means to be a Canadian wrestler and she came forth with submissions such as these; “Thank you, @EllingsonAB, for asking me what it’s like to be a Canadian in WWE.
That’s a great question because whenever I have a chance to talk about Canada, I’m happy to do it.
With Canada having just marked its sesquicentennial — and celebrated the 60th birthday of Canadian icon (and my uncle) Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart — it’s a fitting excuse for me to brag about my heritage!
Being a Canadian in WWE is a huge honour.
I not only get to represent my family, but I am also proud to represent an entire country.
Being a Hart from Canada, my hometown isn’t just Calgary but the entire country. The Hart family is synonymous with wrestling in Canada, and it doesn’t matter whether I’m a hero or a villain, Canada has my back.
WWE superstar Dolph Ziggler once joked with me, saying, “Nattie, you’re from Calgary, not Toronto. I’m from Cleveland, and when I perform in Philly I don’t declare.
All of the USA as my turf!” I told Ziggler that when you’re a Hart, all of Canada is considered your hometown.
That’s just how the Hart family rolls in Canada.
And that will never change.
We Canadians also have some distinct qualities, such as our love for ketchup chips and being really nice. I may play a bad girl in the ring, but I pride myself on having good manners and treating people how I want to be treated — over the top nice.
I haven’t met a Canadian I didn’t like.
Canada has a rich history when it comes to sports entertainment. Besides my uncles, Bret and Owen Hart, countless other legendary WWE superstars have come from Canada: Edge, Christian, Trish Stratus, Chris Jericho, Lance Storm, Bobby Roode, Roddy Piper and scores of others. It’s fair to say that some of the greatest superstars in WWE history are Canadian.
WWE has brought Natalya’s entire family all together on a number of occasions and she’s grateful for eternity for that. She says, “it was a magical moment that still reminds me how much my family and my Canadian roots mean to me.”
I also want to take a moment to remember my uncle Smith Hart, who passed away last Sunday.
Smith was the eldest of the Hart family children, and he fought courageously after being diagnosed with cancer.
Smith was a colourful and unique character who will be missed greatly by the entire Hart family and all whose lives he touched.
Rest in peace, Uncle Smith.
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