NXT superstar Bianca Blair was recently interviewed by ESPN in preparation for the “Mae Young Classic” which begins next week. She discussed a number of topics, including her time in WWE, and the importance of the “Mae Young Classic.”

Below are some highlights from the interview:

On a medical condition that she has:

“I have shifting rib syndrome,” said Blair of her injury, formally known as intercostal chondritis, described as inflammation of the cartilage that connects a rib to the breastbone. “There’s no treatment, there’s no surgery, there’s really nothing you can do for it. I went to a million doctors and chiropractors, and nobody could tell me what was wrong. I was really defeated.”

On how she came to WWE:

“Have you ever thought about being a WWE wrestler?” the message asked Blair. It continued, “I can get you a tryout, but you have to do the rest of the work.” The sender of the message was none other than 20-year WWE veteran Mark Henry, who had come across Blair’s profile through the CrossFit circuit.

“I just thought this was so ironic,” Blair said. “So many times throughout my life I tried so hard to make things work with track or with CrossFit. All the pieces were just coming together, and I had to go for it. This is for me. This has to be for me. There’s no way that all of this is lining up perfectly.”

Meet the genetic beast of the WWE Performance Center, Bianca Blair

On participating in the “Mae Young Classic:”

“Being a part of something which is tied to Mae Young, who was a legend and someone who was a pioneer for women’s wrestling and created so much history … means so much to me,” Blair said. “Now I am able to be a part of history.”

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