Bianca Belair was recently interviewed by ESSENCE, where she spoke about coming into WWE and how she adapted to the world of professional wrestling.
“I was learning a whole new skill from scratch. The physical part wasn’t too bad because of my background in gymnastics, track, and powerlifting, but wrestling was a bit intimidating at first. I was constantly trying to prove to everyone that I did belong there because I kind of felt like I was playing catch up from the very beginning.”
“I do feel like I’ve come into the WWE at an amazing time, where there’s a lot or Black representation on the roster – both the female side and the male side. I was fortunate to be the first Black female to main event WrestleMania, and I even earned an ESPY off of that match. There’s a lot of Black representation, and I think that it really shows where people sit in the world, and its possibilities,” she continued. “I’m blessed and fortunate to be in the WWE where I’m encouraged to go out there and be unapologetically myself. Just showing up as myself and encouraging other people to do the same is amazing.”
On working with her husband Montez Ford:
“I would say that I’m blessed to do what I love with the person that I love. You really get to celebrate the highs together and we get to go through the lows together. It always just feels like we’re having fun with each other; he’s not just my husband but he’s my best friend. We just get to go on this journey together.”
On staying true to herself:
“There’s no greater gift that you can give to someone than just being yourself because there is only one of you. My thing is that if you want to go and do something, then you just go do it, and if someone tells you that you can’t, don’t worry about them. You have to be your #1 advocate.”
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After the conclusion of the RAW Women's Championship Match at tonight's SummerSlam pay-per-view, where Bianca Belair defeated Beck [...]— Caylon Knox Jul 30, 2022 09:29PM
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