Bianca Belair Talks Becoming Longest Reigning Black Champion In WWE History
Bianca Belair is clearly extremely proud of what her title reign means, and the influence it can have on others.
As of the time of writing, ‘The EST Of WWE’ has held the RAW Women’s Championship for 346 days. She picked up the victory over Becky Lynch on the first night of WrestleMania 38 to capture the gold.
Reaching the milestone moment surpassed MVP’s United States Championship reign, which lasted 345 days in a run from 2007 to 2008.
In a discussion with The Whole Story Podcast, Bianca Belair has spoken of how much achieving such an accolade means to her.
It means everything to me. To know that I’m, you know, currently, the longest-reigning Black champion in WWE history, it’s something that’s really hard to put into words. It’s really just, it’s an honor. It makes me feel like I’m doing something right and it really puts, not pressure, but significance on how big, how big this moment is and it’s not just about me. I think that’s what I love about it the most is that I feel that it’s not just about me. It’s adds a why to what I’m doing. It’s representation, it’s inspiring others … I’m able to make my title reign mean, be something that’s bigger than me.
Bianca Belair knows that she’s in for a tough RAW Women’s Championship defense at WrestleMania 39, when she puts her title on the line against Asuka. The challenger earned the opportunity by winning the signature match at Elimination Chamber.
With thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.