Bianca Belair hopes her legacy will include inspiring a new generation.
Belair is one of the most popular wrestlers in WWE today. Her rise to prominence on the main roster began in earnest in 2021 when the star overcame 29 other women to win that year’s Royal Rumble match.
The star then went on to headline the first night of WrestleMania 37 against Sasha Banks – now known as Mercedes Mone – with the pair making history as the first two Black women to compete in the main event the Showcase Of The Immortals.
Belair won the match and the SmackDown Women’s Championship for her first-ever title reign. The star went on to make more history the following year, capturing the Raw Women’s Title from Becky Lynch and going on to hold that championship for 420 days.
With her run at the top of the company, it’s no surprise that Belair has become an inspiration to many fans, something she is proud of.
Speaking to Rolling Out, Belair said she has always wanted to encourage people to be the best they can be and loves that can she now do that.
“It feels great. I call myself the BEST of WWE, which means I’m the strongest, the fastest, the roughest, the toughest, the quickest, the greatest, the best.
“I always want to encourage people to be the best at whatever it is that they do. So, I love that I have this message that doesn’t just stick to being in the ring. It can go outside the ring.
The star’s favourite part of meeting fans is the stories they tell her about being inspired by her story.
“My favorite thing is when I have meet-and-greets and have people come up to me and tell me that they went after something in life that has absolutely nothing to do with wrestling. You know, they had one girl come to me saying, ‘I’m going back to school because I’m inspired by you.’
“I applied for that job because I was intimidated, intimidated about just encouraging kids to try new things. And it’s okay if you’re nervous, just don’t be scared. Go out there and just be the best. Do what you can do.
Belair is always mindful of how her own role models inspired her, and it “means everything” that she is now able to be a role model to others.
“So I love that. Like, my message can transcend to other areas. But it’s great. Like I always say, I look at my role models and how they inspired me. I wouldn’t be who I am without my role models. And so now to see that somebody sees a role model in me and I’m impacting them in a way, a positive way, that means everything to me.”
When it comes to legacy, Belair wants to be one of the greatest of all time in the ring, but outside the ropes, she wants to inspire others to create their own legacy.
“So that’s really what this is all about, my legacy. I want my legacy to be, like one of the greatest WWE superstars of all time. A history breaker. I want to be known for being multifaceted and not being in a box.
“But at the same time, I don’t want my legacy to just be about what I’ve done and what I’ve accomplished. But I want people to remember how I made them feel and how I inspired them. And like, my legacy goes past me and it inspires other people to create their own legacy.”
When will Binaca Belair return to WWE?
Bianca Belair has been out of action since the August 18th edition of SmackDown, where she was written off TV through an attack by Damage CTRL. While she is not injured, the star has admitted she wanted to take time away for some “self care.”
With fans eagerly awaiting her return to the ring, Belair has offered some insight into when she coild come back, saying she hopes it will be “sometime soon.”
H/T to WrestlingNews.co for the above transcription.