Bianca Belair is gearing up for WWE’s biggest event of 2021, SummerSlam.
Current WWE Women’s Champion SmackDown will be defending her championship against WWE Superstar Sasha Banks.
Belair spoke to Fox News about how she is preparing for the match, what keeps her down in the midst of the glory, and what she hopes to accomplish in her WWE career.
Fox News: Do you have any superstitions that you do before the big games?
Bianca Belair: I actually do something that a lot of people don’t care about, but the night before a game I always eat pizza. 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 games. I’ve done it before all of my big games and won so I’m sticking to that.
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I’m very restless behind the scenes so I’m always trying to find something to do with my hands. [I like] sewing. Sometimes I’m backstage, just [sewing] in a locker room. It keeps me busy. When I am with my husband, we always pray together. It’s the number one thing we always do before our two matches.
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Fox News: How has your faith made you stronger in the ring?
Bel Air: Really, when it comes to faith, I feel like every time you go through something, you’ve got to really trust the faith. My faith has actually wavered at different times, but I have learned from it. It really helped me along the way and helped me stay positive. And even when things don’t necessarily turn out the way you want them to, you can have faith that eventually it will get better because it got better for me on my journey.
Fox News: How do you deal with being the current WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion?
Bel Air: I’ve learned that when you become a champion, the hard work starts all over again. You have a target on your back. Everyone is coming for you. Everyone wants to fight you. Everyone wants something that you have. And so the hard work begins again by proving yourself.
Fox News: Fast forward to summer 2022, where do you hope to be?
Bel Air: I still want to be the SmackDown Women’s Champion. I feel like anything that ends in “IS” is mine so I want to be the “longest” reigning SmackDown female champion. I look forward to new rivalries in the future, whether it’s Becky Lynch or Charlotte Flair. I always say I would love to be the first woman to nab the Four Horsewomen and be at the forefront of the new generation of female Superstars that are coming.
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SummerSlam is taking place at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas this Saturday, August 21 and will be broadcast live on Peacock and WWE Network.
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