In a recent interview with Yahoo Sports, Natalya was asked her opinion about WWE using her father's death in the current storyline between her and Ruby Riott:
"A lot of people have asked me, girls that I work with backstage, other superstars, people at home, if I'm OK with this storyline and how do I feel about it. For me, this is what is going on in my life, this is the elephant in the room."
Nattie went on to say:
"My dad was a professional wrestler. He was a WWE superstar, he was a WWE legend before he passed away and I feel like in some crazy way this is like my dad is having one last run. I feel like if I asked my dad right now, 'Daddy, how do you feel about me doing this storyline?' My dad would say go for it. He understood pro wrestling, he understood how, for fans to become emotionally invested in stories, there has to be emotionally charged content."