Bianca Belair discusses her first ever Ladder match.
Throughout the long history of WWE, there have only been four one-on-one women's Ladder matches. Three of those bouts came under the NXT brand, while the first women's singles Ladder match came back at the Extreme Rules premium live event in October 2022.
That match pitted Bianca Belair against Bayley in what was the climax on their feud. This was Belair's first time in a ladder match, while it was only Bayley's second time in that type of bout.
In a exclusive interview with Fightful, Belair talked about the experience and how it was both nerve wrecking and fun.
“Uhm, it was nerve wrecking. I had never been in a ladder match before, I had never even set up a ladder in the ring. The ladders are a lot heavier than you think. But no, I was excited to make history. I’ve made so much history with Bayley, Bayley was one of the first feuds I had coming to onto SmackDown and she introduced me to this crowd. So being able to make history with Bayley was amazing, in Philadelphia as well. It was fun but it was nerve wrecking. I remember before the match started I freaked out because I couldn’t find my title. I was like ‘Where’s my title?’ before the entrance and they were like ‘You are in a ladder match.’ I’ve never done this before guys, okay? [laughs]”
Elsewhere in the interview, Belair discussed the potential of being Ms. WrestleMania. To learn more, click here.
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