Bianca Belair worked very hard to make a name for herself in WWE. Starting off in NXT, she had a bright future ahead of her. It is safe to say she has accomplished her dreams already.
When The EST Of WWE made her main roster debut, WWE was dealing with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Due to this, Belair was never able to debut in front of a live audience.
While speaking on The Ringer’s MackMania Podcast, Bianca Belair talked about how tough it was for her to debut during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I didn’t really know what was happening when the pandemic started because I was in NXT. Triple H was the one who pulled me aside and said, ‘Hey, I know you didn’t get to have your moment here in NXT, but it’s not going to happen here. It’s going to happen somewhere else. You’re getting called to RAW and you’re going to debut at the RAW after WrestleMania’. Which everyone knows, that’s the biggest show of the year, WrestleMania. So, I was going to have my debut moment and then the pandemic happened and everything shut down. I end up debuting at WrestleMania in the Performance Center in front of zero fans and then, you know, trying to introduce myself to this larger audience now that’s just on TV of who Bianca Belair is.
I was worried about that. I was like, ‘how can I get people to know who I am and how can I get them to feel?’ Because my thing is, I don’t want people just to watch me, watch me perform. I want to make them feel and connect with me, and I had to do that for about a year with no one. And win the Royal Rumble in front of no one, then go to WrestleMania in front of a crowd not knowing, ‘are they going to boo me? Are they going to cheer me? I don’t know.’ So it was tough, but that was my journey, a part of who Bianca Belair is now. I’m just super excited now to be here for WrestleMania in Dallas now, in front of a full audience.”
Bianca Belair also won the RAW Women’s Championship after defeating Becky Lynch at WrestleMania 38. We will have to wait and see how she will be booked as the champion in the coming weeks.
h/t Wrestling Inc
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