Bianca Belair is certainly one of the top female Superstars in WWE who has seen incredible highs over the years. She was the RAW Women’s Champion heading into WrestleMania 39 and now Belair has revealed that she was burned out at the event.
The EST of WWE defended her title against Asuka at WrestleMania 39. She had a stellar match with the Empress of Tomorrow where Belair was ultimately able to thwart Asuka’s offense and secure the win.
Alongside consistent title defenses, she navigated a demanding schedule, including media appearances as the champion. Obviously, all this came with a lot of pressure for Belair.
While speaking to Brad Gilmore on The Collection, Bianca Belair talked about her condition heading into the Show of Shows last year. Belair admitted that she was simply physically sick and run down during the event.
“It was the most rewarding, but exhausting time of my career. Everyone wants to be champion, but a lot of people don’t realize the schedule that comes with that, the pressure that comes with that, the reputation that comes with that. Every time you step out, you want to put on a champion performance. It’s multiple segments on the show, you’re on every single show, every single live event, you’re doing media between the weeks. Everyone else is going home after Raw and SmackDown, you’re going to New York or California to do media, to do press, to do opportunities.
I got to do a lot of amazing things and took the title to so many places when I was champion. From NBA games, NFL games, Kentucky Derby, Kevin Hart, Wild N Out, College Gameday, I did so many amazing things, but I was never home. It also comes with the pressure. I’m someone who is a perfectionist. When it comes to WrestleMania, I put everything into it. I was so sick that WrestleMania. Physically, I was run down and so sick. It’s a lot of pressure that comes with it, but it’s the most rewarding, but exhausting time of the year. You’ll see how exhausting that journey is, but rewarding and trying to balance everything.”
Bianca Belair is currently teaming up with Shotzi as they continue to feud with Damage CTRL. Only time will tell whether the EST of WWE will claim championship gold again in 2024.
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