Bianca Belair is ready to take the Smackdown Women’s Championship from Sasha Banks at WrestleMania 37 on April 10th in Tampa, Florida.
It’s WrestleMania weekend! What a way to start the week off with virtual meet and greets with your favorite WWE Superstars. I attended my first virtual meet and greet with Knoxville native Bianca Belair. The thrill I had when it was finally my time to speak with the EST of WWE was amazing!
In February I wrote an article about the wrestler on her triumphed win at 2021 Royal Rumble. Belair became the first Black woman and the second Black wrestler to win the Royal Rumble in WWE history. Now, she is on her way to main event at this year’s WM 37 for the Smackdown Women’s Champion, Sasha Banks.
Although the build up for Banks vs Belair at Mania has not been the best, yet fans render in excitement for two Black women wrestlers. From 1950s to now Black women wrestlers have changed the narrative of sports entertainment.
Bianca appeared on the screen in all smiles with her iconic braid in attendance as we exchanged greetings. I admired her look of the day, while she complimented me on my hair referring it to “Beyoncé”. However, I was happy to be speaking with Belair about her match with Banks the night before her 32th birthday.
“I think that it’s an amazing moment if we were to main event. It’s just putting out amazing message out there and an image out there,” said Belair. “Two alpha females, two alpha Black females standing in the ring together so it’s like before we even open our mouths to say anything or to touch each other to wrestle, just that image and having that moment it just sends a great message to little girls and boys who look like us.”
Check out the full interview below.