Wrestlemania is seen as one of the biggest events in the wrestling industry every year. With mind-blowing matches and jaw-dropping moments happening during this event, WWE seem to be attempting to top each Wrestlemania each year. This year the popular wrestling entertainment business made history by having two black women main eventing the 37th annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view
WWE wrestlers Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair had all eyes on them on the two-night event in Tampa, Florida. With Sasha Banks defending her Smackdown Women’s Championship title against the EST Bianca Belair, this match was seen as a historical moment for many WWE wrestlers and fans of color.
“I love the fact that this is not just something that’s just about me and it’s not just about making history,” Belair, 32, told the Tampa Bay Times last week. “It’s about going out and representing for women and for Black women. It’s going to be amazing.”
— WWE (@WWE) April 11, 2021
Although, Wrestlemania 37 had matches like Braun Strowman vs. Shane McMahon, and even popular Puerto-Rican musical artist Bad Bunny made his in-ring WWE debut as he teamed up with Damien Priest to go against The Miz and John Morrison. Belair and Banks stole the show with their thrilling match against each other.
With Wrestlemania 35 causing many people to be happy about WWE wrestler Kofi Kingston winning the WWE Championship for the first time, this year around, many are excited to hear about Banks and Belair being the first two black women to main event Wrestlemania. While also being the second women’s match to main event Wrestlemania.
— Alistair McGeorge (@AlistairMcG) April 11, 2021
In the end, Belair became Smackdown’s newest Women’s Champion, but to many people in the world (especially the little black girls who watch wrestling) both she and Banks could be seen as winners, especially giving the history they made this past Saturday. Opening the doors for more black women that see themselves wrestling in WWE.