Bianca Belair commented on not racing with the NXT Women’s Championship during her time in the black and gold brand.
WWE EST has held Gold in every brand it has worked on except NXT. She won her first title at WrestleMania 37 when she defeated Sasha Banks in the main event of Night One to win the SmackDown Women’s Championship. She then won the RAW Women’s Championship the following year by dethroning Becky Lynch at WrestleMania 38.
Speaking to Andreas Hale and Kel Dansby on The local podcastBianca Belair revealed that she questioned herself in NXT and felt she could be a champion and the face of the brand.
“I did it [question herself in NXT]. I go there and talk about being the EST of WWE and that’s where I started in NXT and I feel like that was my home and I felt like there, I was constantly trying to prove that I belonged there… I placed so much validation with that title (NXT Women’s Title) and it was so many times where I thought, okay, that’s my moment, this is my moment and it never happened… I was like a man, I want to prove and show that I’m worthy and I’m good and I’m capable of being the face of NXT and being a champion,” Belair said. (H/T POST Wrestling)
Bianca Belair on her participation in Shayna Baszler’s NXT Women’s Championship
In The Queen of Spade’s second round with the NXT Women’s Championship, WWE’s EST challenged her at NXT TakeOver: Phoenix in 2019 and again at TakeOver: New York in a Fatal Four-Way match.
During the same interview, Bianca Belair spoke highly of being one of Shayna Baszler’s challengers.
“Back in the days of Shayna Baszler’s reign, and she had an incredible title reign, I feel like I’m part of that title reign and we all made that incredible title reign with Shayna,” Belair said. . “I had to look at it that way and you know when I left NXT I always wanted to be the NXT Women’s Champion, but then I advanced fast, I advanced and then I won the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania main event, becoming SmackDown Women’s Champion, now RAW Women’s Champion. Now looking back, I say, okay, now everything makes sense and everything happens for a reason.” (H/T POST Wrestling)
Bianca Belair is now in her first reign as RAW Women’s Champion. She is currently set to defend the title against Carmella on Monday Night RAW in a rematch of their Money in the Bank.
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