Former WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Bianca Belair has discussed how her trademark braid came into being.
Bianca Belair has made a name for herself since setting NXT ablaze before graduating to the WWE main roster. Belair made history at WrestleMania 37 when she challenged Sasha Banks for the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship in the main event. On that occasion Belair was successful, capturing her first gold in WWE.
Now speaking to Sportskeeda Wrestling The EST of WWE has discussed the origins of her iconic braid that she used to great effect against Banks and how her husband Montez Ford is to thank:
“So, the hair whip. Initially, I was just wearing the hair just to really stand out. I was just trying to figure out who Bianca Belair was and what I wanted to look like and represent. I was debating between this long braid or just wearing my hair down and flowy because I saw all the other girls wearing it like that, and they looked so pretty.”
“I wanted to do the same. My husband was the one who really encouraged me. Montez Ford, he is one-half of the tag team Street Profits; he is the one who actually encouraged me to wear the braid.”
“When I first came in, I was very new to the business, new to WWE and wrestling; he was explaining to me, ‘You want to stand out.’ You want to be unique. He told me to look at what everybody else was doing and do the opposite. He said, ‘Nobody is wearing that long braid, and if anybody comes to the show for the first time, even if they don’t remember your name, they will remember the girl with the braid.”
Bianca Belair was drafted to Raw as part of the 2021 WWE Draft in October. Most recently she has defeated Doudrop in a one-on-one match on the 13th of December.