Since being drafted to WWE SmackDown in October, Bianca Belair has taken her spot atop the division alongside Sasha Banks and Bayley.
Belair teamed with the SmackDown Women's Champion this past Sunday at WWE Tribute for the Troops and is currently feuding with Bayley on SmackDown. While she may not get along with Bayley on-screen and is still gunning for her first championship in WWE, Bianca has nothing but praise for Banks and Bayley behind the scenes.
“Bayley and Sasha are more than just vital to the women’s division, they’re vital to WWE,” Belair told Sports Illustrated. “They’ve done so many monumental things, starting in NXT. They set the bar at TakeOver, then they set the bar again on Raw, SmackDown and on pay-per-view. That Hell in a Cell match was amazing. They continually set the bar in wrestling, and I’m excited to be in the same locker room as both of them. Sasha sets the standard. She’s the champion. Bayley is so versatile. Look at the way she went from protagonist to antagonist. She always comes up with something new, and she has the ability to make people around her stars, too. I am looking forward to working with Bayley.”
She continued by saying, "They don’t just bring themselves to the table, they also pull up seats for the other women, too. They don’t just elevate themselves, they elevate every single person they come into contact with. That’s why I want to be in the ring with Bayley. That’s why I want to get in the ring with Sasha. If I can get into the ring with people of that caliber, I’m only going to get better.”
Banks and Bianca were victorious at WWE Tribute to the Troops, defeating Bayley and Natalya. Bianca has been a thorn in Bayley's side on Friday nights, most recently costing her a match against Natalya.
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