It’s the second successive year that The EST of WWE has walked out of WrestleMania as champion, once again starring in one the matches of the night. The 32-year-old defeated Becky Lynch by way of a KOD to win his first Raw Women’s Championship and finally gain revenge on Big Time Becks after he SummerSlam squash last summer.
Speaking to Ariel Helwani of BT Sport, Belair commented on her WrestleMania 38 win and says she couldn’t ask for it to gone any better.
“Last year, I walked into WrestleMania as a rookie and I was there to prove myself against Sasha Banks. This year, it was more personal. This has been going on since August at SummerSlam when Becky Lynch took the title from me in 26 seconds. She’s been doing everything she can to keep me away from this because she knew that when we finally threw down, I was going to come out on top. This one was more about redemption and more personal. This was my first time being in front of a full crowd at WrestleMania, the most people I’ve ever performed in front of and it was the fans that have been riding with me since SummerSlam. To be able to hold this title up and celebrate with the fans, I couldn’t ask for a better night.”
During the bout Belair suffered an injury to he left eye following a boot to the face as Lych came off the top rope with a rolling kick. The move left Bianca with a swollen eye, but she says there’s no major damage.
I thought it was getting better, but it’s swelling up. I knew Becky was going to bring everything she had to me and she did. This is the result of it. I just had to overcome. It’s okay. It’s hurt, not injured. I’m the toughest and am gonna push through.
In 2021 Bianca defeated Sasha Banks to win his first major championship in WWE, in a history-making moment for both Superstars. However, she admits she was more nervous in Dallas because it had gotten more personal with Becky.
“I was more nervous because it was more personal. I wasn’t just trying to prove myself. I had a lot to lose, I had more to lose this year. I knew what it felt like to be champion and have the title taken from me. I wanted to have that feeling again to be champion and not let everyone down that have cheering for me since SummerSlam. It was more nerve-racking, but it’s WrestleMania. I was nervous, but not scared.”
Stay tuned to GiveMeSport for all the results and reaction from night two of WrestleMania 38 tonight, which is headlined by the huge title vs. title unification match between Universal Champion Roman Reigns and the WWE Champion Brock Lesnar.