Bianca Belair was one of thirty competitors in the 2021 Women’s Royal Rumble match. Leading to the match in question, Belair had been involved in a heated feud with former SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley. In fact, Belair picked up a victory over Bayley on last week’s SmackDown. Thus, “The EST” enjoyed a considerable boost in momentum heading into the Rumble. Despite the stacked competition that awaited her, from full-time wrestlers on the WWE main roster to NXT Superstars to even returning legends, she persevered. Ultimately, Bianca Belair stood tall as the winner of the 2021 Women’s Royal Rumble match.
Belair entered the 2021 Women’s Royal Rumble match at number three; Bayley entered the match at number one while Naomi was number two. Throughout the match, Belair performed valiantly, utilizing her athleticism and power to compete against twenty-nine other competitors. Not only did Belair score an elimination over Bayley, undoubtedly furthering the bad blood between them, but she also threw out Natalya, who entered the match at number thirty.
THAT'S RIGHT! The EST of WWE is headed to #WrestleMania!
— WWE (@WWE) February 1, 2021
After assisting Rhea Ripley in eliminating Charlotte Flair, Belair stood alone with the “The Nightmare” of NXT. The two exchanged offensive maneuvers, including finisher attempts, as well as potential eliminations. Though both competitors were clearly spent, Belair was able to clothesline Ripley over the top rope, winning the 2021 Women’s Royal Rumble match in the process. Belair lasted for over 56 minutes, setting a new Women’s Royal Rumble record in the process.
Post-match, Bianca Belair was approached by Kayla Braxton. Overcome with emotion, Bianca expressed her joy over her Women’s Royal Rumble victory. She thanked her family watching from home before declaring that she would be making her way to WrestleMania. Whether she challenges for the RAW or SmackDown Women’s Championship remains to be determined.
— WWE WrestleMania (@WrestleMania) February 1, 2021
Bianca Belair made her Royal Rumble debut in the 2020 Women’s Match. She entered the match at number two, eliminating a record-setting eight competitors in the match. While she failed to win the match that year, as Flair eliminated her, Belair had an incredible showing. She lasted well over 33 minutes in the match in question.
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