WWE Reigning Champion Bianca Belair on Faith: ‘It’s Helped Me to Stay Positive’
By Movieguide® Staff
Headed into the fight of the year, current WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Bianca Belair will defend her title against WWE Superstar Sasha Banks.
However, Belair revealed that faith plays a vital role in her career in wrestling and showmanship.
“When it comes to faith, I feel like whenever you go through something, you really have to trust in faith,” Belair told Fox News. “My faith has actually wavered at different times, but I’ve learned from it. It’s really helped me along the way and helped me to stay positive.
“Even when things aren’t necessarily going your way, you can have the faith that it will eventually get better because it has gotten better for me in my journey,” Belair added.
Despite her current status as the best, Belair said that she is motivated to continue her string of accomplishments in WWE.
“I still want to be SmackDown Women’s Champion,” she said. “I feel like anything that ends in ‘EST’ belongs to me so I want to be the ‘longest’ reigning SmackDown women’s champion. I’m looking forward to any new rivalries in the future whether that’s Becky Lynch or Charlotte Flair. I always say that I would love to be the first woman to pin all Four Horsewomen and be at the forefront of the new generation of women Superstars that are coming through.”
However, the reigning champ confessed that she still gets nervous before events. One of the ways she copes is to spend time with her husband, fellow wrestler Montez Ford, and eat pizza.
“I actually do something that a lot of people make fun of, but the night before a match I always eat pizza,” she said. “I’m already super nervous, so I always want comfort food to calm my nerves, so I eat pizza with my husband before my big matches. I’ve done it before all my big matches, and I’ve been winning, so I stick to that.”
Belair is set to compete in the SummerSlam event in Las Vegas on August 21.