Bianca Belair On Match With Sasha Banks: It's Representation And Will Influence People Positively

On Friday's WWE SmackDown, Bianca Belair made her WrestleMania decision, choosing to face SmackDown Women's Champion Sasha Banks at WrestleMania 37.

Belair had the option to face any Women's Champion of her choice and went with Banks, marking the first time two black women square off for a world title at WrestleMania.

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For Belair, she knows history is being made in more than just wrestling at the event.

"It gives me goosebumps when I think about it," Belair told Sam Roberts on NotSam Wrestling. "It's an amazing feeling and I'm blessed to be the person in this position to make the choice to pick Sasha Banks to make this moment and go down in history. I always go back to the role models I had when I grew up and the moments they had that influenced me. I became a track athlete because of [Florence Griffith Joyner] and Gail Devers. I became a gymnast because of Dominique Dawes. Me running track and being an athlete is what led me here to WWE. This is what my life is because of those women. To think that what we're going to do at WrestleMania is going to be representation and is going to influence people positively in their life, I feel like I'm able to give back to others and do the same for others what my role models did for me. It's going to be an amazing moment and something that will go down in the history books. I'm blessed to be a part of it and blessed to be a part of it with someone like Sasha Banks. That's the amazing part to me and the part that is unbelievable to me. I'm ready to be in that moment and in the ring, standing across from her and look at her and feel that moment."

Banks vs. Belair is only one of two matches confirmed for WrestleMania 37. Many are pushing for the bout to headline night one of the two-night event.

You can keep up with the WrestleMania 37 lineup at Fightful's events section.

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