History will be made at this year’s Money in the Bank PPV event as the SmackDown Women’s Division will take part in the first ever Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder match.
To help hype up the historic match Natalya, one of the five participants, spoke with ESPN where discussed the importance behind the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder match, how she is preparing for it and it’s level of unpredictability. Highlights of the interview below.
On participating in the first Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder match: “The Money in the Bank ladder match is going to be insane, because it is a first for us. But we’re not just girls going in there and fighting with each other. We’re Superstars in the WWE. Our company is treating us just like they’re treating the guys. It’s funny that you mention how special the SmackDown women’s division is, because we are all feeling it. It’s not just the audience, the WWE universe that’s noticing it. We notice it too.”
On the unpredictability of the match: “What I love about SmackDown Live is that every single girl means something. It doesn’t feel, when you watch a match, like, ‘Oh, we definitely know she’s going to win.’ There’s this level of unpredictability, and I think that in the Money in the Bank match, you’re going to see that level of unpredictability.”
On how she is preparing for the match: “My husband [Tyson Kidd] was part of the 2012 Money in the Bank ladder match, so I’ve been picking his brain. I’m very close friends with Christian and Edge. I’ve been picking their brains about how to make this match special. So I’ve brought every resource [I have], every tool in the box.”
Natalya also discusses her loyalty to the SmackDown Women’s division, the friendly competition between the Raw Women’s division and the pressure of performing in a physical style match.
What did you think of the interview? Do you think Sunday’s match will be unpredictable? Who are you rooting for to win? Let us know in the comments below!