Speaking to GiveMeSport at the WWE press junket this week, Bianca Belair spoke about the significance of her match with Sasha Banks on the "grandest stage of them all" in April:
It was, you know, even going into WrestleMania, we both knew that that moment was so much bigger than just being about me, being about Sasha, being about the both of us, you know?
Belair noted that while she may have won the match, Sasha Banks didn't lose anything by being pinned in the main event of WrestleMania.
I went in there and I won the SmackDown championship, but at the end of the day, I stick by this, I always say this, I feel like no one lost that night.
A picture emerged on social media of Sasha Banks smiling after the match at WrestleMania, despite losing her title to Bianca Belair.
Belair spoke to GiveMeSport about her and Sasha's feelings after the match had concluded and the show had gone off the air:
[Sasha Banks] was there, she was happy she was, you know? Her passion is WWE, and being able to go out there and perform and being able to be in that moment and make history, she was fulfilled by that and me too.
Like I said, the match was so amazing and it represented so much that we want an ESPY off of it, and so we both got fulfilment out of that match. I would have felt the same way the outcome was different, because that moment was just so much bigger than just as us. It was about representation, it was about going out there and inspiring people and inspiring the world. I mean, doing that on the 'grandest stage of them all', you couldn't ask for a better moment than that and just being a part of it was really cool. So I think she was just fulfilled just by being in that moment and we both felt the same way, we shared these same words after the match
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