Bianca Belair is certainly one of the most established female WWE Superstars in the women’s division right now. Belair’s stock shot up after she won the Women’s Royal Rumble match earlier this year. The EST of WWE then went on to win Smackdown Women’s Championship after defeating Sasha Banks in the main event of Night One of WrestleMania 37.
WWE has recently revealed the identities of 15 college athletes who will make up the initial class of talent signed to WWE’s new Name, Image, and Likeness program.
While speaking to Kevin Kellam, Bianca Belair talked about WWE’s NIL program. She stated that collegiate athletes are perfect for WWE as they will be able to get coached and she is also excited to be a representative of the program.
“You know, when I first started in 2016, I used to always say, ‘Man, I wish I found this a lot earlier.’ I got a late start. But you know, I think my path is unique and I love the path that I took. I think that you know if I would have started right after college, I would have never gotten to CrossFit and I would’ve never gotten to go into powerlifting which I use, I pull a lot of things from CrossFit and powerlifting and I use it in the ring and even it even molded me into the person I am and a lot of that goes into the academic area. So I love the journey that I had.
I do think it’s amazing. There’s a lot of collegiate athletes that are getting this opportunity and opportunity you know getting a head start and I have to say, being a collegiate athlete. I hope that I’m a representation and I’ve proved that it can work. I’m not the only one in WWE that’s a collegiate athlete being successful right now. You know, we have that grit, we’re coachable, we know how to work hard, we know how to have downfalls but still be able to bounce back. So I’m really excited about this program.”
Bianca Belair is currently one of the mainstays of the women’s division on Monday Night RAW. It remains to be seen whether she will be the RAW Women’s Champion one day or not.
h/t to Fightful for the quotes
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