Bianca Belair had 8 eliminations during the 2020 Royal Rumble match. After entering in the #2 spot she outlasted plenty of other Superstars and was put out of the match after 33 minutes of action.

While speaking to After The Bell, Bianca Belair revealed the validation that she received this year. They didn’t have room for Belair in last year’s Royal Rumble match, but she was more than ready to show the WWE Universe what the EST Of NXT is capable of this time around.

“For me, honestly, it was validation. I really try not to seek validation in anything other than myself. I try not to wait on it. It’ll have you seeking validation in other things, but I can’t lie. It was validation for me. I came into the Performance Center three and half years ago, and I’ve been just completely invested in myself, in this business learning the history, learning the craft.”

“I hate to use the term working hard because I feel at this level that’s just a given. You’re supposed to work hard.”


“That’s something to get committed on, but for so long I’ve been saying I’m the EST. I’m this and I’m that, and I’ve just been waiting for that spot to prove that. To me that was just validation of everything that I’ve put into this that is going to pay off. That this is my moment to show everyone that what I’ve been saying is true.”

Bianca Belair is an incredible athlete and she’s just getting started. Rhea Ripley better take her seriously as an opponent at NXT TakeOver: Portland as well. You never know if the road to WrestleMania might take a big turn with an unexpected title win.

Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote

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