Natalya won a 2-on-1 Handicap Match (New Divas Champion)

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November 21, 2010

MIAMI - Before tonight, Survivor Series may not have been the Hart family's favorite pay-per-view event. It was 13 years ago during Survivor Series that Natalya's uncle, Bret "Hit Man" Hart lost the WWE Championship in an infamous match in Montreal. And when Natalya took on the daunting task of facing Lay-Cool in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match in Miami, one wondered if she would experience the same fate at the hands of the flawless duo's underhanded tactics. (PHOTOS)

But Natalya had one thing on her mind: Winning. And with a little backup from a returning Beth Phoenix, the pink-and-black clad Diva made her mark in the history books. Natalya now is the first-ever third-generation Diva to hold on to the Divas Championship -- and the Hart family's first female to win gold.

Natalya has spent weeks enduring the condescending and high-pitch insults of Lay-Cool, and gotten the best of both co-holders of the lustrous prize on separate occasions. By defeating McCool, she earned a title bout at the 23rd annual Survivor Series. The Hart descendant even came within inches of securing the butterfly-emblazoned title at WWE Bragging Rights.

During a match that saw action spill over to the outside and into the front rows of the American Airlines Arena, Lay-Cool seemed to be on their way to retaining. But a miscue from Michelle McCool and Natalya had McCool right where she wanted her, applying the patented Hart-family Sharpshooter for the win.

As Natalya basked in the glory of her first championship, Team Flawless was enraged at their loss, attacking the new champion from behind to the crowd's chants toward McCool "You tapped out!" The sore losers continued to strike as familiar music struck and Beth Phoenix ran to the ring, clearing house of WWE's Mean Girls and hoisting Natalya on her shoulders, telling the WWE Universe she is back, and business is about to pick up.

There's an old adage that "well-behaved women rarely make history." And up until this point, Lay-Cool fit that statement to a "T," creating their own spot in WWE's history books. But on this night, Natalya proved that well-behaved women do make history.

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