Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.
The Mae Young Classic boasts competitors of varying backgrounds and origins, but there's only one "genetic beast." NXT recruit Bianca Belair is one of the most talented, powerful and promising up-and-comers roaming the halls of the WWE Performance Center.
Before joining WWE in 2016, Belair competed in track and field at University of South Carolina, Texas A&M and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and she is a regional CrossFit competitor who has been featured in RX Magazine. It’s little wonder, then, that she shined in the inaugural Performance Center Combine last year, putting up amazing numbers such as a 400-pound trap-bar deadlift and a 2.07-second 10-yard sprint. Having defeated Aliyah to qualify for this summer’s 32-woman tournament, Belair now faces her biggest challenge yet.