Bianca Belair is an accomplished American professional wrestler, celebrated for her strength and athletic prowess as part of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) organization.
Often recognized by her braid, which she uses both for style and as part of her wrestling persona, Bianca’s career skyrocketed when she signed a contract with WWE in 2016. After joining the organization, she was quickly promoted to the NXT brand, the development territory of WWE, where she demonstrated her unique blend of strength, speed, and agility. Her performances consistently electrified audiences, particularly her standout role in the 2018 Mae Young Classic tournament, and her first Championship victory at WrestleMania 37 against Sasha Banks, where she won the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship.
Throughout her career, Bianca Belair has had the opportunity to work with many influential figures in the wrestling world. Some notable names include her husband Montez Ford and Sasha Banks, who she defeated at WrestleMania 37 to win her first WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship; Becky Lynch, whom she faced off against in the main event of WWE SummerSlam 2022; Bayley, against whom she had a memorable feud leading up to Hell in a Cell 2021; and Rhea Ripley, Io Shirai, and Candice LeRae, whom she met in numerous thrilling encounters during her time in NXT. Furthermore, Bianca’s performances have attracted the attention of celebrities outside the wrestling sphere, such as rapper Bad Bunny, who performed at WrestleMania 37, and actor Stephen Amell.
Belair’s achievements extend beyond her groundbreaking performances. In 2020, she was recognized as the “Breakout Star of the Year” at the NXT Year-End Awards, an acknowledgement of her rising status in the world of wrestling. Perhaps the most significant recognition of her wrestling talents came in 2021, when she clinched the SmackDown Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 37, a title she held onto fiercely.