Bianca Belair Learned A Lot On NXT And RAW, But ‘It’s All About The Payoff Now On SmackDown’
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Bianca Belair is ready to see her patience and hard work pay off on the blue brand.
Bianca Belair has had a tumultuous 2020. Starting her year with an impressive showing in the women’s Royal Rumble match, Bianca would transition over to the WWE RAW brand following WrestleMania 36. After a run which saw her featured in a feud with Zelina Vega, Bianca is now a member of the Friday Night SmackDown roster, making her one of the first female wrestlers to be a major player on all three WWE brands inside of one year.
Speaking with Comic Book, “The EST of WWE” opened up about how she feels about her year thus far and what her hopes are for her time on SmackDown.
“Yeah, I’ve been a part of every brand in a very, I guess, short amount of time,” Belair said. “I feel like NXT taught me everything that I know. I came in with zero wrestling experience, and that was my home for so long, and I still feel close to NXT. That’s where I developed Bianca Belair, my character, everything in the ring, everything outside of the ring. It taught me how to move within this business, hard work, and just everything.”
“And Raw, it was my first foot in the door going to the next level, like Raw and SmackDown, even though NXT is considered the third brand as well. I feel like Raw taught me patience,” Belair said. “It taught me to focus on the things that I can control, and that there’s a lot that goes into this business. Just focusing on things that you can control and that’s all you can do, and that’s all I’ve been doing since NXT, onto Raw, and I feel like it’s all about the payoff now on SmackDown.”
She continued, “I’m just excited to see all of this hard work and the patience all about to unfold on SmackDown and being able to now possibly get in the ring with different girls, new girls. I was in NXT for about three years, so I was in and out of the ring with a lot of those girls and now I’m able to go into another locker room and able to get into the ring with some girls that I’ve never faced before.”
Bianca added that she is excited to now be on Team Blue and says she looks forward to start building bonds with the SmackDown locker room. Last week, Bianca became the first woman to qualify for Team SmackDown at WWE Survivor Series. WrestleZone will have coverage of the Survivor Series event on Sunday, November 22, 2020.