Women of color are making big waves in WWE and sports world with Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks making history once again during the 2021 Espys!
ESPN hosted the 29th annual ESPY awards on Saturday night in New York City, where WWE was celebrated with the Best WWE Moment award. The last person to win the award was Roman Reigns for his, who won the same award in 2019 for his inspirational return after battling leukemia.
The nominations started with 16 moments as fans voted for what they believed was the best moment. It came down to a final four with Edge winning the Royal Rumble from the No. 1 spot, Bianca Belair winning the Women’s Rumble, Bad Bunny hitting a Canadian Destroyer at WrestleMania 37 and Belair and Sasha Banks closing out Night One of WrestleMania as the main event.
The ceremony announced Belair and Banks had won the award. The match was not only the second women’s match to ever serve as the WrestleMania main event, but it was also the first time two women of color were featured in the prestigious bout.
Congratulations to SmackDown Women’s Champion Bianca Belair and “The Boss” Sasha Banks on a history-making and award-winning performance!
Check out the reactions by fans below of the award winning night for the women.
— Ｓｔｕｐｉｄ ＢＩＴＣＨ ｉｎ ｍy ｂｅａｃｈ ｈｏｕｓｅ (@MisDaFool) July 11, 2021
You both are an big inspiration for me and i am soo happy that we got to of the best Superstars (forget the female part , wwe should drop that already) in the world to represent . And on top of that two of the elite black superstars in all of sports. wow!
— -fanpage- (@johnnyG_wins) July 11, 2021
Meanwhile Vince is trying so hard for Charlotte to be the face of WWE Women’s division while my girl is the one getting this Recognition that she’s deserved for so long @SashaBanksWWE enjoy it queen 👑 #ESPYS #WWE #SashaBanks
— James Porcelly (@Jp3Porcelly) July 11, 2021