Belair: ”I’m going all out to beat Becky Lynch.”
Bianca Belair is going back to WrestleMania, this time to challenge Becky Lynch for the Raw women’s championship.
For a second straight year, Belair will be in a top spot at WWE’s signature show. She defeated Sasha Banks last year in the main event of the first night of WrestleMania 37, and now looks to add another iconic moment this year against Lynch. The match was made official at Saturday’s Elimination Chamber, where Bianca won the six-woman Elimination Chamber match, pinning Alexa Bliss for the victory.
“It’s going to be the two women’s main-event winners from WrestleMania history going one-on-one, so there is a lot of anticipation just thinking about it,” said Belair. “I’m going all out to beat Becky Lynch and become Raw women’s champion.”
Lynch helped headline WrestleMania 35 in a match against Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair, and she is one of WWE’s most popular stars. She has not lost a pay-per-view singles match since 2019, and she also defeated Belair in only 26 seconds last August at SummerSlam.
“I plan on redeeming myself against Becky Lynch, and that’s a lot deeper than just because I lost a match to her at SummerSlam,” said Belair. “That loss showed that life can change in the blink of an eye. Bad things happen, but setbacks don’t mean you should give up.
“SummerSlam, the way it went down, that was very hard for me. Becky told me to get to the back of the line, and that’s what I did—and I cheered for everyone else while I worked my ass off to get back to the top. So bad things are going to happen, but that doesn’t mean you give up. You keep going, and I’m going to show that when this all comes full-circle against Becky Lynch at WrestleMania.”
Elimination Chamber was held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and it is controversial every time WWE returns for a show there. Progress in Saudi Arabia for women is still not where it should be, but Belair was proud to have a chance to represent women in an impressive and influential manner.
“I’m honored to be one of the women in the matches at Elimination Chamber,” said Belair, who was also part of WWE’s “Be A Star” event in Jeddah. “This is the most women we’ve ever had on a card in Saudi Arabia and the most matches we’ve had. My purpose is to go out there and be powerful and strong, representing women in that way. It’s very important for little girls to see that, but it’s just as important for little boys to see women as powerful, strong, and determined. That opportunity means a lot, and I’m honored to be a part of it.”