Women’s Royal Rumble winner, Bianca Belair, has spoken about her victory and who she plans to challenge at WrestleMania 37.
On January 31, ‘The EST’ of Friday Night SmackDown prevailed in the 30-Woman Royal Rumble Match after entering third and lasting a momentous 56:52, bettering her historic performance from the previous year.
After Belair and fellow finalist Rhea Ripley dumped Charlotte Flair from the affray, the pair contested a breath-taking final sequence in which they tussled back and forth until Belair sent ‘The Nightmare’ packing with vicious clothesline over-the-top rope.
When the former NXT star returned backstage, she received both a standing ovation and an exclusive interview with Alyse Ashton in which the star talked about her victory and who she planned to challenge for gold on ‘The Grandest Stage of Them All.’ When asked if the win measured up to defeating Bayley, Bianca stated:
“Oh, beating Bayley was one thing, it was great. But winning the Women’s Royal Rumble and lasting over an hour, what can top this? Other than now going to WrestleMania. This is a great moment, this is a moment that I can’t even describe. It’s just… the answer’s of feeling, it’s a feeling… how do I feel? It’s just a feeling that I can’t describe. I’m just so excited, I’m so ready to go to WrestleMania.”
Now the question remains who she will challenge with three possible champions up for grabs in the NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai, WWE Raw Women’s Champion Asuka or WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks:
“I’m just taking one step at a time. You know, I beat Bayley and then I won the Women’s Royal Rumble Match, and right now I’m just living in the moment. I gotta go call my momma, I gotta go call my daddy, I gotta go celebrate with my husband Tez. I’m living in the moment and after tonight I’m just going to prepare for WrestleMania, and then I’ll focus on who I’m going to face. But all I got to say is – you can’t spell WrestleMania without EST. So, I’m going to show up and show out.”
A new star on the rise, Bianca Belair has a one-way ticket to WrestleMania 37 at Raymond James Stadium and it’s going to be a fascinating journey as she picks her target and cements her place as the new face of the company’s women division.