Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair to Headline WWE WrestleMania 37 Night 1

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIApril 9, 2021

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 14: Honorary Starter Sasha Banks waves the green flag prior to the NASCAR Cup Series 63rd Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 14, 2021 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)
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WWE Superstars Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair will headline the first night of WrestleMania 37, a two-evening event that will take place Saturday and Sunday in Tampa, Florida's Raymond James Stadium.


BREAKING NEWS:<br>Per @WWE, @BiancaBelairWWE vs. @SashaBanksWWE for the SmackDown Women’s Championship will close #WrestleMania Night One. pic.twitter.com/PcX4Gmi0QO

Banks will be defending her SmackDown's Women's Championship against Belair, who won the women's Royal Rumble in January as the No. 3 participant.

Belair had the option to challenge Banks or Raw women's champion Asuka at WrestleMania. In February, she announced Banks would be her opponent.


The decision has been made.@BiancaBelairWWE is challenging @SashaBanksWWE for the #SmackDown Women's Championship at @WrESTleMania! pic.twitter.com/pU405GhYXT

Banks, a five-time Raw women's champion before moving to the blue brand, has held the belt since beating Bayley at Hell in a Cell in October 2020.

Belair, who was with NXT from 2017-2020 before joining the main roster last year, will be wrestling for the world title for the first time in her career.