Bianca Belair made WWE history tonight as she is the first woman to main event her first super bowl of WWE PPVs at Wrestlemania 37. Having won the Women’s Royal Rumble this year, Bianca earned a championship match against whoever the champion would be at the time, and when it was announced that she and Banks would be the main event, she made herself the first woman on a very exclusive list.
The only WWE stars who had a main event spot for the first time at the big dance, outside the initial four performers at Wrestlemania I are Brock Lesnar, Ted Dibiase, and Sgt. Slaughter. Brock debuted in 2002 after Wrestlemania 18, and main evented with Kurt Angle the next year for the WWE Championship. Both Slaughter and Dibiase had just joined the company at their respective times and found themselves in the main events of Wrestlemania IV and VII respectively.
Obviously, this isn’t counting the one-off celebrity match between Lawrence Taylor and Bam Bam Bigelow at Wrestlemania XI, as neither made another appearance, but when we’re talking about how historical the match between Sasha and Bianca actually was, it’s substantially more when you add this element to it.
Both Sasha and Bianca made their own bit of history collectively as the first time two women of color have been in the main-event spot at Wrestlemania, but having Bianca becoming the first woman, much less a Black woman to join this list, is double history.