Bianca Belair has had an impressive career trajectory in WWE. She was one of Triple H’s pet projects in NXT during the latter half of the 2010s and during the first years of this decade.
In 2020 she tied the record for most eliminations in the women’s Royal Rumble match. A year later, she won the women’s Rumble and then won the SmackDown Women’s Championship in the main event of the first night of that year’s WrestleMania.
Then at last year’s WrestleMania, she avenged an earlier loss by winning the RAW Women’s Championship, which she has held for over a year now.
Because of all of these impressive feats and accolades, Bianca Belair has received plenty of notice and attention, including from legends and her predecessors.
Trish Stratus hails Bianca Belair as “someone special”
Trish Stratus is no stranger to accolades and praise in WWE. Prior to the women’s revolution and the shift from the Divas to the modern wrestling product, Stratus was largely considered the greatest in-ring performer in WWE history.
But even though she has been away from WWE for many years, Stratus decided to return earlier this year and now finds herself embroiled in a feud with another successor of hers, Becky Lynch.
And while Stratus has her reasons for attacking Lynch, she still had some positive things to say about some of the other women that came after her first retirement.
On an episode of Corey Graves’ After The Bell podcast, Stratus was asked what she thought of the two current women’s singles champions in the company, Rhea Ripley and Bianca Belair.
“I’m loving watching the development, because for me, it was about being this valet, but then having a character, developing, and getting to know her as a character, and then watching her in her role, and I’ve seen this with Rhea Ripley.
It’s been wonderful to watch. She’s pretty special and I’m so happy to see where she’s at. Bianca, she’s someone special. She’s so athletic. I feel like she’s someone that is born to do what she does. It’s so natural and so effortless. I love seeing her.
She’s a great champion. I mean, could I dethrone her? Maybe? Probably, but I enjoy watching her.”
h/t WrestlingNews.co for the transcription