Bianca Belair dropped the WWE SmackDown Women’s title to Becky Lynch in just seconds at this year’s SummerSlam. The controversial decision led to outrage among WWE fans who didn’t feel she got a fair shake as champion. It was a crazy day that had a lot of consequences.
Bianca spoke to Peter Rosenberg of Cheap Heat recently. She talked about the experience she had on that day. Belair says that everything was up in the air until the last minute.
“SummerSlam, that was a day. That whole day was so chaotic. Everything was so last minute. This one sitting beside me here [Montez Ford] really kept me intact and constantly checked my perspective. I was champion and then to lose my title in 26 seconds, it’s a hard blow, especially because I feel like I was just getting started and it got snatched away so quickly.
It’s a marathon and usually, I don’t go online and look at comments, but after my mom was like, ‘You have to go online, people are rooting for you.’ They got behind me even more and were mad about it. My fans understand and see something special in me and want to see me thrive and are rooting for me.
My perspective, I just have to keep that in mind and know that I want to be the best at what I do, whether that’s going out there and performing and putting on a great show no matter who I’m in a match with and have great chemistry with them. What’s for me will be for me and nobody can stop that. The cream is gonna rise to the top and I’m gonna eventually get back to the top.”
Uncertainty is not a strange feeling in WWE. As the company continues to rake in big money, “cost-saving” talent cuts have become the norm. Last-minute changes and chaotic scrambling are the rule rather than the exception as the company continues to tinker with it’s formula for success.
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Thanks to Fightful for the transcription!