Bianca Belair and IYO SKY had a terrific reaction to WWE Backlash 2023 as soon as their entrance music blared through the speakers at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot. However, the crowd’s reaction shifted heavily in favor of member DAMAGE CTRL as the match progressed.
Bianca Belair was heavily booed by the crowd at WWE Backlash. A possible explanation for the polarizing reaction towards the champion may be the incredible popularity of IYO SKY in Puerto Rico. Another reason could be that fans are fed up with Belair’s long reign and want to see a new winner at the Premium Live event.
IYO SKY had the momentum in her corner for most of the match at WWE Backlash 2023. The DAMAGE CTRL star worked to destroy Bianca Belair’s insane core strength by constantly targeting her midsection with brutal strikes.
Bianca’s strength was on full display in WWE Backlash as she picked up her opponent effortlessly. The champ then lifted IYO onto his shoulders with one arm. EST seemingly failed to slam her opponent on her midsection as IYO SKY reversed to land the champion on her face.
Later in the match, IYO hit a perfect moonsault from the top of the turnbuckle to the outside. Bayley and Dakota Kai tried to interfere but the referee caught them in the act. IYO missed his moonsault and was hit by Bianca’s KOD to end the match.
Bianca Belair will move to SmackDown after WWE Backlash 2023
The EST was drafted to RAW in a shocking announcement by Triple H as part of the 2023 WWE Draft. The champ was the third pick in the draft that took place two weeks ago on SmackDown. Bianca’s husband, Montez Ford, has also been recruited by the blue brand along with Angelo Dawkins.
Bianca appeared in a pre-recorded promo in which she said she was excited to return to SmackDown. EST reminded fans that SmackDown was the place that began their journey to world title glory. The draft will come into effect after Backlash.
It remains to be seen how Triple H will book Bianca’s run after WWE Backlash 2023.
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