Maria Says Natalya Farting Gimmick Is Disrespectful To Her & Her Family

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Former WWE Diva Maria Kanellis recently said she feels the gimmick featuring the flatulence of Natalya is disrespectful to her and her family.  Below is her quote:

"I think that it’s a complete disrespect to a girl (Neidhart) with talent to give her a gimmick that’s a farting gimmick. How disrespectful can you be? She’s a Neidhart, come on! She’s incredible in the ring. It’s disrespectful to her, disrespectful to her family and I cannot even believe that they went there. I think it really says something to how WWE feels about their Women’s Division."

You can listen to the interview at this link (go to the 67 minute mark).

Thanks to Wrestling News World reader Corey for sending this in.

  • Mojo

    Agreed. Divas are an afterthought in WWE, right Gail Kim? Gail? Gail?

  • Brett

    I agree with Maria, plus it's a waste of her talent!

  • Blazeking

    I wholeheartedly agree. They pushed Tamina up but Natalya sank. To be honest, they both should have been elevated together to have one great family rivalry going on. But nope, canned. I'm also displeased at how they've been handling Tyson Kidd too. Great talent and under utilized.

  • Guzzie1984

    To me it just shows that there is no love lost between hunter and bret and since bret not about much tyson and nattie are being buried, shows no respect to the greatest training set-up i.e dungeon, some of the best talents wwf/e ever had came through it and now they bury it, ken shamrock, adam copeland (edge), christian, bret, owen, bulldog, dynamite kid, the anvil, even going to guys such as andre the giant though he disnt train in dungeon itself wrestled for stu’s promo for years, personally to me it seems that hunter and vkm still have beef with the harts and this is their way of showing it, even the way they have treated christian is a joke

    • Razmos01

      Before his injury christian was 1 of the top heels in the company????? Edge was champ how many times? That doesn’t sound like buried to me, the heat was with Bret a long time ago and that was all sorted hence Bret coming back!!!!

    • Dale Andersen

      You are absolutelly right about the bad feelings towards the Hart family by Vince and his associates. For the betterment of the business this hatchet should be buried! What happened in the past should be left in the past. lets get back to the business of wrestling not showing up the other family.

  • Matt

    There's no hope in the Divas division, I don't think anyone would notice if it disappeared.

  • Paul

    It’s not a funny gimmick, it’s not entertaining and it’s childish, what’s the point?

  • stoney

    Natalya is the new Jillian Hall, a talented diva with a stupid gimmick

  • Maze

    its a gimmick and anyone that is involved in the wrestling business on the indy level would do that stupid stuff in a heart beat. If she didnt want to do it I'm sure she would have said something, just like JR if he didnt want get bullied or picked on he wouldnt.

    • hurrigame

      And she’d be s-canned for her opinion. Plus, Vince is now an aging guy with the sense of humor of an 8-year old.

  • bettysteve

    what everyone complaining about, the farts are not real….geez we all know women don't fart.

  • Bladrick Whitewolf

    but it ok to give rekishi A ass gimick it ok to humiliate an beat on brad madox an michael cole an it ok to make william regal kiss vince mcmahon ass this as long as there not disrespecting women what hypocritical horse shit.