Natalya Pays Tribute To Her Father In New Calgary Sun Article

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Natalya posted her latest article for the Calgary Sun; you can read a few highlights below:

I really want to thank everyone for all of the love that they’ve shown to my dad and my whole family in the past week.

It means so much to my sisters, mom and me. My dad would be so touched that you all thought so much of him. To say he was popular would be an understatement.

I didn’t realize saying goodbye would be this difficult. My dad meant so much to myself and the entire family.

Daddy — as I affectionately called him — and I were so similar in a lot of ways, and we shared that extra-special bond of professional wrestling and our careers.

He would send me random text messages to work on my dropkicks and get at least two dropkicks in every match because that’s what Dynamite Kid would do.

He loved being a part of Total Divas and knew how to turn on the extra energy when the cameras were on, like when he was helping me train for my first-ever ladder match.

I loved reminiscing with my dad about his matches with the Bulldogs and his partnership with my uncle Bret Hart as the Hart Foundation. He always said that wrestling the Bulldogs felt like a night off.

My dad loved my uncles Bret, Owen and Davey and Grandfather Stu. When you travel the world with someone sharing your same passion, like they did, you build an unbreakable bond.

“The Anvil” was an incredible athlete.

He was a world-class shot putter in his teens. After that, he played for the Dallas Cowboys and the Oakland Raiders and, later, would go on to spend most of the rest of his professional career in WWE, where he became a two-time WWE tag-team champion as part of one of the greatest WWE tag teams of all time, The Hart Foundation.

Judging by the tributes that have poured in this week, Daddy, you really left your mark on the fans!

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