"The EST Of NXT" is ready for this moment.
The un-de-fea-ted Bianca Belair has been on a roll for the past couple of months on NXT TV as she has picked up a number of victories in a row and a recent win in a Fatal 4-Way match earned her the opportunity to challenge Shayna Baszler for the NXT Women's Championship at TakeOver: Phoenix next Saturday. Bianca has openly stated on NXT TV and in interviews that she has been waiting for this moment. Bianca recently did an interview with Byron Saxton for WWE.com and said that she has had to sit through plenty of TakeOvers and is ready to show what she can do on that stage.
"I’ve had to sit back and watch TakeOver after TakeOver after TakeOver, champion after champion after champion. During my time in NXT, the champions have gone from Asuka to Ember Moon to Shayna Baszler to Kairi Sane and back to Shayna. I don't have a jealous bone in my body, but every time I had to sit through another TakeOver, I knew it should have been me in the ring, under the lights, holding that title over my head." Bianca said. "My pleas for a title opportunity were falling on deaf ears for a while and initially I felt slighted, but the more I thought about it, I realized every day they ignored me was just another day for me to get better and better."
Bianca and Shayna have had their war of words leading up to TakeOver and Bianca reiterated to Shayna during their exchange on NXT TV and during this interview that she is undefeated.
"Last time I checked, I'm the one who was in WrestleMania last year and I'm the one that is un-de-fea-ted. Those are both accomplishments Shayna can't add to her list. I'm coming for that title and when I do, it will furthermore validate everything that I have been saying: I am the strongest, roughest, toughest, quickest, fastest, greatest, the best. The EST of NXT. I ain't nothing to play with, and I am too determined and too talented to let Shayna Baszler take me down." She concluded.