Greg Oliver at Slam Wrestling has written a good article about WWE Diva and Hart family member Natalya Neidhart based around an interview he conducted with her recently. You can read the whole thing here.
The most notable and newsworthy part of the article comes from her explaining her intentions to write a book derived from journals that she has been keeping:
"I keep very detailed, meticulous notes of my life, and it's totally inspired by my Uncle Bret. My uncle, I guess since we lost my Grandfather Stu, Bret has sort of been the patriarch of our family ever since then. He taught me a lot about basically keeping track of your travels, enjoying these special moments."
Bret Hart's book, Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling, was largely cobbled together from transcripts of the audio diary that he kept starting early in his wrestling career. In the end it came in at well over 500 pages after being edited down from about 1500.
Originally, he had planned to release the original manuscript in three parts, but it wasn't feasible. Still, it remains an incredibly detailed book that is easily one of the very best wrestling books available, if not the very best.
Natalya noted that she tries to keep in touch as much as she can with her uncle:
"I write him, even on my travels, I write him long emails and things to really document my feelings -- not just in journals, I like to write him letters, telling him how I feel. It's funny because a few years ago, we discovered some old letters my Uncle Owen had written, and they were beautiful letters about his travels in WWE, how much fun he was having and what it was like over in Europe. You can't ever lose sight of these extraordinary journeys that we have."
Check out the whole article for more good stuff, including more details on the above topics and a discussion about how Natalya feels social media is an asset. In addition, Oliver promises another article pulled from the interview next week, this time focusing on Neidhart's team with Beth Phoenix and who she's impressed with in Florida Championship Wrestling, WWE's developmental territory.
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