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Why did Bianca Belair move to SmackDown in the WWE Draft 2023? 3 possible consequences for the RAW Women’s Champion

ByRD Media

Apr 29, 2023

The move of Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair to WWE SmackDown as part of the WWE Draft 2023 was one of the most shocking moments of the night. EST was the second pick (third overall in the WWE Draft 2023) for the blue brand. He was drafted by Triple H during the first round.

Bianca Belair appeared via video message to respond to her situation following the 2023 WWE Draft. The Raw Women’s Champion said that she was super excited to return to the brand where she won her first world title.

Bianca referred to herself as the “SmackDown Women’s Champion” during her promo. This prompted fans to question what it means for Raw now that they do not have a women’s champion. Having said that, let’s take a look at three possible outcomes for Bianca Belair ahead of the 2023 WWE Draft.

#1. Swap Titles With Rhea Ripley

Rhea Ripley defeated Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 39. Belair, on the other hand, retained her title the following night against Asuka. The two champions faced each other on the Raw after WrestleMania.

WWE teased a possible match between the two during their clash on Raw. After the WWE Draft 2023, the company could keep EST swap title with Rhea Ripley. For those who don’t know, The Mummy will be drafted next week on Raw.

# 2. Drop the Raw Women’s Championship to Trish Stratus

WWE is reportedly interested in pitting Trish Stratus against Bianca Belair for the title. A few weeks back on Raw, The Quintessential Diva turned heel against Becky Lynch. Trish revealed that she was the one who took out Lita before the Women’s Tag Team Championship match.

The company may ask Bianca Belair to defend her Raw Women’s Championship against the Hall of Famer. EST could drop her title to the WWE Hall of Famer, making it her last appearance as champion on the red brand. Then she could focus on rebuilding herself on the Blue brand.

#3. Defend your title against new opponents on SmackDown!
Bianca Belair can take her title to SmackDown and defend it against superstars from the blue brand. WWE could create a storyline where EST and Rhea Ripley have a competitive rivalry over who has the most successful title defenses on their respective brands.

Belair’s move to the blue brand as part of the WWE Draft 2023 has made things interesting to say the least. More questions will be answered in the coming days.

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