We here at Team Speed Kills are always broadening our scope. And one former SEC track star just made a big splash in the world of professional wrestling.
Bianca Belair just became the new number one contender for the NXT Women’s Championship. Belair outlasted over a dozen of the best women’s superstars that the brand (which is underneath the WWE umbrella for those who aren’t in the know) in a tumultuous and thrilling battle royal that main evented this week’s episode.
SHE DID IT!!!— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) January 16, 2020
The #ESTofNXT @BiancaBelairWWE has WON the No. 1 Contender's #BattleRoyal! #WWENXT pic.twitter.com/YMRL7hTCb8
It all came down to @BiancaBelairWWE & @shirai_io, and THEY BROUGHT IT to this Women's #BattleRoyal! #WWENXT pic.twitter.com/l3edsBmieu— WWE (@WWE) January 16, 2020
Belair, real name Bianca Blair Crawford, is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, where she attended Austin-East Magnet High School. She had initially attended South Carolina and then Texas A&M, but eventually would enroll at Tennessee. There, she’d compete in 100m and 400m hurdling events, and at one point earned All-SEC honors and All-Academic honors, as well.
Bianca will now challenge Rhea Ripley, the incumbent NXT Women’s Champion, for her championship at NXT TakeOver: Portland on February 16. TakeOver: Portland will air exclusively on the WWE Network, WWE’s over-the-top streaming service.