What a MATCH! Fans Go Wild After Bianca Belair Beats Sasha Banks in Historic WrestleMania Main Event

Published 04/11/2021, 8:19 AM EDT


Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks made history by becoming the first African American women to headline WrestleMania. Although the build to the match was terrible, the match itself ruled. Both women gave their hundred percent, and in the end, Bianca Belair emerged victorious.

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Fans in disbelief after Bianca Belair wins WrestleMania main event

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Fans in the Raymond James Stadium popped hard when Belair got the final three count. As for fans at home, Michael Cole almost ruined the moment by claiming Sasha kicked out. Had Cole not messed that up, fans watching from home might’ve had a better experience.

But Cole’s mistake did little to bring down the match quality. Going into the bout, fans knew Belair and Sasha were two of the best wrestlers in the world. Banks proved that form is temporary, but class is permanent with another beautiful performance.

Banks starred in the heel role, tugging on Belair’s braid at every moment she felt hope withering away. As for Belair, she played the emotional babyface to perfcetion and used her raw athleticism to put away one of the best in the world.

The build to this match was atrocious and proved WWE cannot book high-profile dream matches, but the wrestling by both women puts this match in a different tier of WrestleMania classics. This match was everything the women’s Triple Threat main event at WrestleMania 35 wasn’t.

Story of the match

The Royal Rumble winner entered the match with a point to prove. Sasha called her a rookie throughout the build to this match, and Belair needed to show her she could hang with the best in the business.

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The start of the match involved a feeling out process between both women who did not hesitate to talk trash. Belair tried to put Banks away with her flashy move-set, but the wily veteran kept things under control with her years of experience.

Both women began trading big moves with Banks going for a dive to the outside, only for Belair to catch her and press slam from the apron back into the ring. Belair countered a dropkick into a vicious powerslam that folded Sasha like an accordion.

After frog splashes connected and 450 splashes landed, Belair looked to put Banks away with the KOD, but Banks grabbed onto her braid. An enraged Bianca pulled the braid out of Sasha’s hands and whipped Banks in the midsection. The crackling sound of the braid hitting Banks’ midsection reverberated around the arena, as did the pop from the crowd after Belair pinned Banks with the KOD.

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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