The main event of WrestleMania 37 Night One, Bianca Belair vs Sasha Banks has won the Best WWE Moment at the ESPY awards. The match was one of four finalists for the award and Belair’s second. The full list of finalists for the award was as follows:
- Bianca Belair vs Sasha Banks at WrestleMania 37: The first two black women to main event WrestleMania.
- Edge wins the Royal Rumble 2021: The third man to win from the number one spot.
- Bad Bunny teaming with Damien Priest at WrestleMania 37: The “Bunny Destroyer”.
- Bianca Belair wins the Royal Rumble 2021: Setting the record for the longest time spent in the women’s Royal Rumble match.
You can check out a snippet of Bianca Belair’s victory speech below:
When we say “WE” did it we mean more than just @SashaBanksWWE & I!
Thank you to our amazing fans and @wwe for amplifying our presence and voice inside & outside the ring!#BanksvsBelair#RepresentationMatters
“WE” won an ESPY!#wrESTleMania #ESPYs2021@ESPYS @WWE @espn pic.twitter.com/VXL9O3Hh5m
— Bianca Belair (@BiancaBelairWWE) July 11, 2021
In the time since the award was given out several high profile names from within WWE, including Stephanie McMahon and Triple H have responded. McMahon said this
“Making history, in and out of the ring. Congratulations to Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks, the first female recipients of the ESPYs best WWE moment for their match at WrestleMania 37, becoming the first black women to main event.”
Meanwhile, Triple H, tweeted: ”
Congratulations to Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair on winning the ESPY for WWE moment of the year for their WrestleMania main event. Incredible moment for them, for our business and for the WWE universe!!!!”
Making history, in and out of the ring. Congratulations to @BiancaBelairWWE & @SashaBanksWWE, the first female recipients of the @espys Best @WWE Moment for their match at #WrestleMania37, becoming the first Black women to main event. #ESPYS
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) July 11, 2021
Congratulations to @SashaBanksWWE and @BiancaBelairWWE on winning the @ESPY for @WWE Moment of the Year for their #WrestleMania main event. Incredible moment for them, for our business and the #WWE Universe!!!! https://t.co/yUkbNNdANN
— Triple H (@TripleH) July 11, 2021
This marks only the second time the award has been given out after Roman Reigns picked up the award in 2019 after his return from his Leukemia battle.
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