Bianca Belair’s WWE accomplishments came in a very short span of time. The start of her WWE career was quite rocky, but she eventually made it. Belair recently gave some insight into her humble origins as a child.
Prior to signing with the Vince McMahon’s promotion, Belair competed in track and then CrossFit. During an interview with NBC Sports, Belair spoke about how her transition to WWE came to be.
“For me, the biggest transition was just starting from scratch,” Belair said. “I played almost every sport in the book since the age of five: I started in gymnastics and tumbling and then went into track and field, and did cheerleading, basketball, and soccer. And then I ran collegiate track and field; I was a hurdler at the University of Tennessee. I was an all-American hurdler, all-SEC hurdler.”
She added, “With every sport that I’ve done — even CrossFit and powerlifting — I’ve been able to pull something from each sport (I did before). But with WWE, I walked in not really knowing anything. I didn’t really grow up watching wrestling. I watched when my brother watched it. I never imagined myself being a WWE superstar. So it was really starting from scratch. The athletic and physical part of it came to me very easily and quickly, but it was the performing part of WWE (that was more challenging).”
You know, it’s sports entertainment, so you get the best of both worlds. It’s like watching your favorite action-packed, superhero soap opera mixed with an NFL football game. So, for me the most challenging part was just the performance part and learning how to — not just compete — but perform at the same time.”
Belair has come a long way since joining the main roster. Fans are waiting to see what becomes of her feud with Sonya Deville on WWE TV. Meanwhile, Belair will be attending Kentucky Derby this Saturday with her mom.
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