Last week on Friday Night Smackdown, the reigning and defending Smackdown Women's Champion, Bianca Belair continued to prove exactly why she was one half of the Wrestlemania Night One Main Event alongside Sasha Banks. In her recent bout on Smackdown, Belair went toe to toe in a singles match against long time mainstay WWE Smackdown Superstar, Carmella. The two would fight it out live on Smackdown for the WWE Universe as an extremely biased yet discerning pair of eyes were pinned to their every move. On commentary at ringside was none other than the first ever Women's Triple Crown Champion herself, Bayley.
Since gaining steam early on in 2020 with her riveting WWE Chronicle episode there seemed to be no stopping Bianca Belair. The EST of WWE's win over Bayley, her 2020 Royal Rumble win, and her history making win at Wrestemania 37 to become the new Smackdown Women's Champion, Bianca Belair has been on an upward trajectory leading to her ascent to her own WWE gold. As Belair would become all too aware, wearing coveted WWE Championship gold makes you few friends and lots of enemies. All of whom are all vying for that belt she now calls hers. Last week was indeed no different.
Overall, the singles match between Bianca Belair and Carmella was everything I wanted to see from these two ladies.
The flow of the match was entertaining and told a good story for both Pro Wrestling fans and Sports Entertainment fans. (Yes, there is a difference.) And, I must say, in my opinion, as a woman in wrestling, the entire segment was brought together with Bayley on commentary being the glue. Priceless. Having these three ladies in one featured match on Smackdown was gold. Bianca Belair and Carmella showed great in ring chemistry and a great effort by Carmella to gain the upper hand over the Smackdown Women's Champion. The seething scathing words of Bayley throughout the match were executed to perfection and really added to the match as a whole. I thoroughly enjoyed watching Bianca Belair and Carmella in singles competition as it showed they are constantly growing and evolving in their talent and have so much more to give to the WWE Universe if given the chance to do so and I'd love to see more from both...
Even after her win against Carmella, its abundantly clear that this is only the beginning for Bianca Belair. For not long after her Main Event bout with Sasha Banks at Wrestlemania 37, Belair made it plain that her ultimate goal is to cement her legacy as being the bEST woman to come through those WWE Performance Center doors. Thus putting the EST in WWE as she certainly did put the EST in WrESTlemania. She intends to further this notion by not only being your reigning and defending Smackdown Women's Champion, but also by becoming the first woman to officially beat The Four Horsewomen of WWE.
As Bayley is in a constant state denial, as she claims Belair is a Be'liar,' the record does show that Bianca is officially halfway to that career goal. Having already defeated Bayley and Sasha Banks, in my opinion, I feel that Bianca Belair is smartly using every match as an opportunity. An opportunity to hone her craft. To learn from competitors with more experience like Sasha Banks and Bayley. And by proxy becomes an even better, smarter, more prepared, more accomplished, harder to beat, well-rounded and seasoned competitor for when the time comes to face Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch. Tune in to Smackdown this Friday to continue to see Bianca Belair dominate as your Smackdown Women's Champion and potentially the first woman to defeat all four women of the original NXT Four Horsewomen…
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