Bianca Belair Makes History As WWE Raw Women’s Champion

Bianca Belair celebrates as WWE Raw Women's Champion at WWE Extreme Rules 2022

Having held the Raw Women’s Championship for over 200 days since dethroning Becky Lynch, Bianca Belair has broken yet another milestone within WWE.

Bianca Belair has become the first black World Champion, regardless of gender, to reach 200 days as champion in WWE.

‘The EST of WWE’ reached this goal with her first and current reign as WWE Raw Women’s Champion, passing the 200-day benchmark on October 19th, now sitting at 201 days as of this publication. She initially won the championship from Becky Lynch on night one of WrestleMania 38.

For comparison, the accomplishment puts her in the top five longest-reigning WWE Raw Women’s Champions, but at the back of the queue. Ahead of her are Alexa Bliss at 223 days (recognised as 222 days), Asuka at 231 days, Ronda Rousey at 232 days (recognised as 231 days), and Becky Lynch at 373 days (recognised as 398 days).

Winning the championship on April 2nd, Bianca Belair has since defended against Sonya Deville, Asuka, Becky Lynch, Carmella, and Bayley. Bayley was her most recent defence, unsuccessfully challenging for the title in a Ladder match at Extreme Rules, another history-making moment for Belair as she and Bayley contested the first one-on-one women’s Ladder match on the main WWE roster.

Signed by WWE in April 2016, Bianca Belair has also held the SmackDown Women’s Championship and won the 2021 women’s Royal Rumble match, with her impressive body of work seeing her top the 2021 PWI Women’s 150.