Natalie Katherine Neidhart-Wilson or Natalya Neidhart, like Trish Stratus, is a Canadian-American professional wrestler and journalist. She is presently signed to WWE, where she works under the ring name Natalya on both NXT and SmackDown, and she was a one-time WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion with Tamina.
Natalya Neidhart is also a two-time women’s world champion, having won both the Divas Championship and the SmackDown Women’s Championship. She is a third-generation wrestler and the daughter of Hart Foundation member and Hall of Famer Jim Neidhart.
Neidhart is the world’s first third-generation female wrestler, descended from the Hart wrestling family through her mother. She was trained in the Hart family Dungeon by her uncles Ross and Bruce Hart. She worked for the Matrats organisation from 2000 to 2001 before making her Stampede Wrestling debut in 2003. She competed in England and Japan in 2004 and 2005. In 2005, she won the inaugural Stampede Women’s Pacific Championship and the SuperGirls Championship the following year.
In 2007, Natalya Neidhart signed with WWE and spent time in the developmental territories of Deep South Wrestling, Ohio Valley Wrestling, and Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). She oversaw her cousin, Harry Smith, and her husband, T.J. Wilson, while at FCW. She made her main roster debut in 2008, teaming up with Victoria. The Hart Dynasty was formed the next year when she and Wilson were joined by Smith.
Neidhart won the Divas Championship in 2010. She won the SmackDown Women’s Championship in 2017 after defeating Naomi at SummerSlam. She is the only female wrestler in WWE history to hold both the Divas and SmackDown Women’s Championships. Since July 2013, Neidhart has been a regular on the reality television show Total Divas. She holds three Guinness World Records for female WWE wrestlers: the most pay-per-view appearances, the most matches, and the most wins.
Natalya Neidhart Biography
Natalya Neidhart Childhood
Neidhart is the third generation wrestler, the daughter of wrestler Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart and Elizabeth “Ellie” Hart, the daughter of Stu Hart.
Her older sister, Jennifer, is a gourmet chef and caterer, and her younger sister, Kristen (nicknamed “Muffy”), is a model.
Her maternal great-grandmother is of Greek origin. Neidhart credits her inspirations in and out of the ring to her grandfather, Stu, and uncle, Bret.
She is a cousin to professional wrestlers Harry Smith, Teddy, Matt, and Mike Hart, who are all members of the Hart wrestling family. She is close to Smith, and the two lived together as children for a short time while their fathers wrestled as a team.
Neidhart graduated from Bishop Carroll High School in 2000 after attending Vincent Massey Junior High School. Neidhart has studied Jiu-Jitsu and amateur wrestling, as well as dance and gymnastics. When she was eighteen, she worked as a saleswoman for Kirby vacuum.
Neidhart was the first woman to get formal professional wrestling instruction from her uncles Ross and Bruce Hart in the Hart family “Dungeon.”
Neidhart has also trained in amateur wrestling and mixed martial arts in addition to her professional wrestling career. Neidhart is the world’s first third-generation female wrestler.
Natalya Neidhart Career
Natalya began performing for the Hart Family’s own promotion, Stampede Wrestling, in 2003. She began a long-running quarrel with Belle Lovitz. She also competed in places such as England, Canada, and Japan. She was the first Stampede Women’s Pacific Champion in 2005.
Natalya won the SuperGirls Championship from Lisa Moretti in 2006 Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling in a show conducted by NWA: Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling in Newark, California. She then competed in the Great Canadian Wrestling Tournament, finishing second.
Natalya’s last Stampede Wrestling match came in January of 2007. Following that, she signed with World Wrestling Entertainment WWE. Natalya was previously allocated to developing territory before being relocated to Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) and then to Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) (OVW). She won a battle royal at OVW.
Natalya Neidhart made her debut in tag team matches at the Next Generation Hart Foundation. She continued to perform in FCW and even made her SmackDown debut. She fought in the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship as well.
Natalya made her debut as a villain in a match against Michelle McCool in April 2008. In the meantime, she formed an alliance with Victoria. Natalya made her televised debut in the ring against Cherry. She effortlessly overcame Cherry with her sharpshooter submission move.
Natalya and Victoria forged an alliance in October 2008. They competed against Maria and Brie on SmackDown!, Michelle McCool, Maria and Brie in a Divas Halloween costume tag team bout, and the Bella Twins. The wrestlers’ affiliation ended when Victoria retired from the company.
Natalya made her Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) debut in February 2009, despite being a member of the SmackDown brand. Her first match was against Alicia Fox, whom she easily defeated. She then competed at WrestleMania XXV, but was defeated by Santina Marella. She later joined the ECW as an official member.
Natalya was joined on an episode of ECW by her cousins David Hart Smith and Kidd. The three was once known as The Hart Trilogy, but was later dubbed The Hart Dynasty. Natalya, along with other members of The Hart Dynasty, was traded back to SmackDown in June 2009.
Natalya’s debut match on SmackDown was a six-person mixed tag team match against Cryme Tyme (JTG and Shad Gaspard) and Eve Torres, which she easily won. She was a member of the winning SmackDown Divas team that defeated the Raw Divas at the Bragging Rights pay-per-view.
Natalya appeared at WrestleMania XXVI with other members of The Hart Dynasty. The Hart Dynasty went on to defeat The Miz and The Big Show for the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship. Natalya was subsequently drafted to the Raw brand.
Natalya and The Hart Dynasty defeated Tamina and The Uso brothers in a six-person mixed tag team match in June 2010. Later, she assisted The Hart Dynasty in retaining the championship against The Usos in the Money in the Bank event. The Hart Dynasty finally lost to the Tag Team Championship in a Tag Team Turmoil match at the Night of Champions.
Natalya began her singles competition career in September 2010. She won the battle royal, propelling her to the top of the WWE Unified Divas Championship standings. She won the WWE Divas Championship for the first time after defeating McCool and Layla. She successfully defended her championship against Lay Cool before succumbing to Eve. Later, she failed to challenge Brie Bella for the Divas Championship.
In 2011, Natalya Neidhart fought for the Divas Championship title alongside Beth Phoenix. The ‘Divas of Doom,’ as they were known, successfully fought The Chickbusters, Kelly Kelly, and Eve Torres. They then competed in a tag team bout, eventually pinning Kelly Kelly. Natalya aided Phoenix in a title match against Kelly, which Phoenix won to win her first WWE Divas Championship.
Beginning in November 2011, the Divas of Doom embarked on a winning streak, first defeating the Chickbusters AJ and Kaitlyn in a tag team bout and then in a singles match. In SmackDown, they defeated the Chickbusters once more. At the Royal Rumble, the Divas of Doom defeated Eve Torres, Kelly Kelly, Alicia Fox, and Tamina in an eight-tag team match featuring Bella Twins.
‘Total Divas,’ a reality show, premiered in July 2013. Natalya Neidhart fought the Bella Twins on the episode. She triumphed in singles matches at both Raw and SummerSlam. She then teamed up with The Great Khali in a mixed tag team match, which they lost.
Natalya pinned AJ in a tag team match on Raw to become the WWE Divas Championship’s number one contender. She did not, however, win the crown at TLC.
She fought for the WWE Divas Championship at WrestleMania XXX in 2014 but lost to AJ Lee. Natalya escorted her husband, Tyson Kidd, to the ring in mid-2014. He frequently exploited her as a distraction to win bouts.
Natalya Neidhart and Kidd began a feud with Naomi and Jimmy Uso in February 2015, which they lost. Later, she was the manager for the Kidd and Cesaro tandem, which won the WWE Tag Team Championship at Fastlane. The three repeated their success at WrestleMania 31, retaining their Tag Team title.
Natalya fought in multiple single matches, including for Nikki Bella’s Divas Championship, when she wasn’t functioning as Kidd’s manager. She overcame Alicia Fox on SmackDown but was defeated by Cameron in a triple threat match. Natalya took a break from wrestling after Kidd suffered a significant neck injury.
Natalya returned to the ring in September 2015, losing to Charlotte but winning over Paige. She later began a feud with Team B.A.D, which included Naomi Tamina and Sasha. She exacted vengeance on Naomi and Tamani by defeating them in individual matches.
Natalya was sidelined with a broken ankle in the last months of 2015. In January 2016, she returned to WWE television and participated in a variety of singles and tag team events.
Natalya was part of a 10-Diva tag team bout announced for WrestleMania 32. Natalya’s squad initially triumphed after Naomi succumbed to Brie Bella. She then challenged Charlotte to a WWE Women’s Championship match, which she eventually lost.
Natalya was drafted to SmackDown as part of the 2016 WWE draught in July 2016. She paired with Alexa Bliss after losing to Becky Lynch and Carmella. However, they were defeated by Carmella and Lynch. She was later assimilated into a six-woman tag team for SummerSlam, where her team eventually won the pay-per-view match.
Natalya competed in a six-pack elimination battle to determine the inaugural WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion in September 2016. She first defeated Naomi, but was later defeated by Nikki Bella.
Natalya competed against Nikki Bella in a singles competition at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view in January 2017. At the event, the match finished in a double count-out. The two ended their feud in the February edition of the Falls Count Anywhere match on SmackDown Live. Natalya triumphed in the match.
Natalya has made her presence known outside of the ring as well. She made an appearance in eight WWE video games.
Natalya Neidhart’s Salary and Net Worth
Natalya Neidhart’s current net worth is estimated to be over $2 million, according to numerous sources and our research, while her annual salary is unknown.
Natalya is presently married to Tyson Kidd’s TJ Wilson. He is a former WWE Superstar who has recently joined the company’s production team. Natalya starred in a storyline with her real-life spouse Tyson Kidd in the middle of 2014. Their romance was fully known on-screen at this time. After then, she was frequently spotted accompanying Kidd to the ring. Kidd used her as a distraction to help him win bouts.
The Hart Dungeon They worked out together. They traversed the world with different wrestling promotions. They eventually signed with WWE. They began dating in November 2001, and their wedding and marriage have been the centre of E! and WWE reality shows Total Divas for many years.
On June 26, 2013, the pair married. Their nuptials were featured in the first season of Total Divas. Following the Total Divas video, the narrative would continue. Kidd took a nasty posture against Natalya in the video. This stage of the plot was completed in order to capitalise on their common marital problems.