The main card of last night’s WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view (PPV) opened with a SmackDown women’s championship match between Bianca Belair and Bayley. They fought inside the Hell in a Cell cage, where Belair’s definitive win appeared to be a fitting end to their post-WrestleMania feud that included two PPV matches.
That’s what it looked like at first. But then Belair was interviewed backstage after the match, and what she had to say left me scratching my head:
“Let me tell you that [Hell in a Cell] is brutal, but I got enough to keep my title. And Bayley, she kicked my butt. But I will never forgive her for that.”
At that point, Belair had a stern look on her face and walked away from the interview.
More than 12 hours later, I still have no idea what Belair is talking about when she says “But I will never forgive her for that.” My first thought was that it had to be a botched line, because it didn’t make much sense.
What exactly will she never forgive Bayley for? For giving her a tough fight inside the cell? For attacking her on SmackDown a few days ago? There is no doubt that Bayley is the heel in this story, but it’s not clear to me what she did that warranted these words from Belair.
Even more, this interview has me thinking that their feud might not be over quite yet. Unless Sasha Banks is coming back for Money in the Bank in July, there aren’t too many options on the table for Belair’s next challenger. Carmella and Liv Morgan are in the midst of 50/50 booking, so neither wrestler appears to be a worthy championship challenger at the moment. Then again, Bayley hasn’t won a singles match since February, so it doesn’t take much to earn a title shot; all you have to do is laugh at Bianca Belair.
So I’ll pose the question to you, Cagesiders. What’s the deal with this confusing Bianca Belair interview?