Bianca Belair made history at WrestleMania 37 when she became the first black woman to win in the main event of WrestleMania. In 72 hours since then, she has still been soaking in the moment as she begins the media tour that is associated with being one of the top stars in WWE.
Speaking with CBS Sports, Bianca would say that she’s happy with her performance even though she hasn’t watched the match back because she feels she is super critical of her work.
“I was very happy with the performance,” Belair said. “I haven’t watched it back yet because I’m super critical of myself. I just want to live in the moment right now and be happy because I know when I watch it back, I’m going to be critiquing myself and saying, ‘You should have done this. You should have done that.’ Even though I won, I’m still going to critique myself. I loved the match and my thing was that I understood how big the moment was and how big of an opportunity it was. I understood that this moment was more than just about us. We were representing for women, we were representing for women of color. I just wanted to deliver and live up to the moment.
“WrestleMania in itself is already a huge deal. When you’re in WWE and anyone asks what your goals are, you say you want to go to WrestleMania. The biggest goal is to main event at WrestleMania. WrestleMania is already a unique event itself, and there’s already pressure to live up to the expectations of being at WrestleMania. To be able to create history at WrestleMania — to be able to create history and main event at WrestleMania? I don’t think there’s anything bigger than that. There was pressure and it was a big deal to us. I always say representation is not a request, it’s a requirement. I think WWE is an amazing example of how women and women of color in the world and in the world of sports should be celebrated. They always put us on a platform to where we can show up and we can show out.”
Bianca’s journey as Women’s Champion will begin on Friday Night SmackDown. WrestleZone will have live coverage.