Numerous WWE Superstars both past and present, along with thousands of fans have taken to social media to call for Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair to main event WrestleMania.
Following the most recent edition of Monday Night Raw numerous matches were not only announced for WrestleMania 37, but later designated to night one and night two.
However, while the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship has been assigned to Night 1, thousands of fans are now posting on Twitter calling for the match to be the main event.
Alundra Blayze, a pioneer for women’s wrestling has also posted her support commenting:
Exciting times! On the grandest stage of them all… What do we need to level this up? The first two Black African-American women to headline #WrestleMania
I repeat HEADLINE! #maineventbanksvsbelair@SashaBanksWWE@BiancaBelairWWE
One match I will definitely be watching.
History in the making.@BiancaBelairWWE challenges @SashaBanksWWE for the #SmackDown#WomensTitle on Night 1️⃣ of #WrestleMania, streaming LIVE Saturday, April 10 at 8E/5P on @PeacockTV! pic.twitter.com/YswFkvUDlO
— WWE WrestleMania (@WrestleMania) March 23, 2021
After lasting over 56 minutes to win the Royal Rumble after entering the match at number three, Belair made her decision to face Banks on the February 22nd episode of SmackDown.
In choosing to face Banks, it ensured that two African-American women will face off at WrestleMania for the first time in the event’s history.
Speaking about the history making clash Belair commented that:
“It gives me goosebumps when I think about it,”
“It’s an amazing feeling and I’m blessed to be the person in this position to make the choice to pick Sasha Banks to make this moment and go down in history. I always go back to the role models I had when I grew up and the moments they had that influenced me. I became a track athlete because of [Florence Griffith Joyner] and Gail Devers. I became a gymnast because of Dominique Dawes. Me running track and being an athlete is what led me here to WWE. This is what my life is because of those women. To think that what we’re going to do at WrestleMania is going to be representation and is going to influence people positively in their life, I feel like I’m able to give back to others and do the same for others what my role models did for me. It’s going to be an amazing moment and something that will go down in the history books. I’m blessed to be a part of it and blessed to be a part of it with someone like Sasha Banks. That’s the amazing part to me and the part that is unbelievable to me. I’m ready to be in that moment and in the ring, standing across from her and look at her and feel that moment”
WrestleMania 37 takes place in the Raymond James Stadium on the 10th and 11th of April 2021. It is the second WrestleMania event taking place over an entire weekend. ‘The Showcase Of The Immortals’ will be available to watch on Peacock in the US, and elsewhere globally on the WWE Network.