Bianca Belair: “I feel like I’m in WWE in an amazing time”

Jul 26, 2022 - by James Walsh

In an interview with Newsday, Bianca Belair spoke about women’s wrestling in WWE and why she feels it’s a great time to be a woman in the company. Here are highlights:

On being a woman in WWE:

“I feel like I’m in WWE in an amazing time, when women are really at the forefront of not just the future, but the present. Women are main eventing on a weekly basis on Raw and SmackDown. We’re main eventing at premium live events. We’re main eventing and stealing the show at WrestleMania. Most of the women in WWE are trending on a weekly basis. So, I’m just here in an amazing time. And I’m blessed and fortunate to be the Raw Women’s Champion and be the face of the women’s division on the Raw side . . . It’s just a really great time to be a woman in WWE.”

On how the loss to Becky Lynch at last year’s Summerslam affected her career:

“I really feel like SummerSlam actually propelled me forward, in my own mind and also in the WWE Universe. Sometimes you have setbacks and a lot of people are scared — like, maybe, ‘Is this the end of Bianca Belair?’ But for me, it just gave me more drive and more determination to crawl my way back to the top. Because it’s hard to get to the top, but it’s even harder to stay at the top. It also propelled me forward with the WWE Universe. There was a lot of support and backing of me last year at SummerSlam. I felt like my journey became something that wasn’t just about me. I felt like the fans had all these emotions that came out of them at SummerSlam last year. They were able to really feel a connection with my journey to get back to the top. And, now it’s full circle again, me going against Becky Lynch at SummerSlam this year. And it’s really me trying to write that final chapter in a SummerSlam comeback story.”

On her dream opponent:

Beth Phoenix is my dream opponent. She’s the first person, when I got into WWE, that I saw and I related to. She’s the “Glamazon.” She embraced her beauty and her femininity, but, also, she embraced her muscles. She was a strong woman. She was lifting two women up at a time.”

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