Bianca Belair Sees Becky Lynch As “One Of The Best Storytellers” In WWE
Bianca Belair has heaped praise on Becky Lynch for helping her “grow tremendously” during their feud between SummerSlam 2021 and WrestleMania 38.
In the main event of night one of WrestleMania 37 in 2021, Bianca Belair defeated Sasha Banks to capture her first singles gold in WWE, the SmackDown Women’s Championship. The EST of WWE reigned until that year’s SummerSlam where she was scheduled to take on The Boss in a huge rematch.
However, Banks was unable to compete at the event and she was replaced by Becky Lynch, who was making her return after being away from WWE for more than a year.
The match was an anticlimax for many as Lynch pinned Belair in a matter of seconds to win the title to the disbelief of those watching around the world.
The rivalry between the two women then continued for the next few months, culminating at WrestleMania 38 when Belair finally defeated Big Time Becks to win Raw Women’s Championship.
In a recent interview with Lucas Charpiot of VL Media, Belair looked back on the long-running storyline and praised Becky Lynch for not only being one of the best storytellers in WWE, but also for helping her grow as a talent.
“Working with Becky Lynch is fantastic. She is a formidable competitor. In the ring, she is one of the best storytellers in the promotion. When you re-watch the WrestleMania match and dwell on her facial expressions, you can really feel her emotions. She carried this storyline on her shoulders from August until WrestleMania.
“Most of the time, I feel like women don’t have those long-lasting storylines that lead to a purpose. We had the chance to tell that and keep the interest of the fans. At SummerSlam, people thought Becky Lynch killed my momentum. It was a hard pill to swallow, even for me. But in the end, working with Becky Lynch allowed me to grow tremendously as a talent at WWE.
“I learned a lot from her in the ring, but also outside the ring. She is a huge advocate for women’s wrestling so that it stays at the top of the map. I’m grateful to have had the chance, not only to face her, but also to have been able to tell this long story that concluded at WrestleMania.”
Following Sasha Banks and Naomi walking out of the May 16th edition of Raw, the main event was changed to feature a singles Number One Contender match between Becky Lynch and Asuka. Asuka emerged victorious from the bout and will now go on to challenge Bianca Belair at Hell In A Cell.