Top WWE star has addressed their SmackDown Championship reign.
At WrestleMania 37, Bianca Belair defeated Sasha Banks to win the SmackDown Women’s Title in the main event.
Her reign lasted until SummerSlam 2021 where Becky Lynch defeated Belair in 26 seconds to take the gold after originally being scheduled to face Sasha Banks at the event.
After winning the Raw Women’s Championship from Lynch at WrestleMania 38, the EST of WWE has also faced several changes, including her originally scheduled Money In The Bank opponent Rhea Ripley not being medically cleared and replaced by Carmella.
Speaking with Andreas Hale and Kel Dansby on the Corner Podcast, Belair addressed how the changes have hurt her reigns.
“It’s difficult, and it gets frustrating for me sometimes. Even with my SmackDown Title reign, I didn’t feel I was able to live up to the full potential as SmackDown’s Women’s Champion, with how short the reign was, and also with my feuds. Bayley getting injured — I can’t wait for Bayley to comeback — Bayley getting injured, Carmella having to step in at SummerSlam. Not being able to have these amazing matches that I could have had in my title reign and being able to go up against other great competitors to prove that I’m champion, and then it getting cut short. Fast forward, it’s like deja vu, it’s happening all over again. My competitors that I’m supposed to have, I’m not having. It gets frustrating, but I try to look at it as, I have to adapt and it’s making me a better competitor and making me stay on my toes. I always want to show that I’m always going to be there and be dependable and be able to show up and show out. Be the common denominator of whatever big moments happen. If someone else can’t show up, Bianca Belair is going to be there. Bianca Belair is going to be in the mix of the big moments and be talked about. That’s really my main goal, be part of big moments and always be available so my name can always stay in the conversation. Anytime they want a big match or big moment, Bianca Belair’s name comes up in the conversation because they know I’m going to come through, show up and show out.”
Bianca Belair defeated Carmella to retain the Raw Women’s Championship at Money In The Bank. However, Carmella scored a countout victory over Belair on the July 11 edition of Raw.
Keep track of Bianca Belair’s win-loss record in 2022 (for televised matches) at this link.
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