The current WWE Raw Women’s Champion and former UT track and field star will be the celebrity guest picker on Saturday’s College GameDay show at the Ayres Hill lawn on the Tennessee campus ahead of the afternoon kickoff between the Vols and Gators at Neyland Stadium.
The Vols alum announced the news on Twitter on Friday afternoon.
— Bianca Belair (@BiancaBelairWWE) September 23, 2022
Belair, whose legal name is Bianca Blair Crawford, attended the University of Tennessee from 2011-2013 and was a sprinter and hurdler on the track and field team. She was a two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll honoree. Before then, she went to high school at Austin-East.
After a stint as a CrossFit competitor, Belair signed with WWE in 2016 and made her first television appearance on the company’s NXT show later that year. She has been a rising star throughout her pro wrestling career, winning the 2021 Women’s Royal Rumble and becoming WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion in that year’s WrestleMania. The ‘EST of WWE’ is currently the RAW Women’s Championship title holder and has held the title for more than five months.
College GameDay’s live broadcast on ESPN will start at 9 a.m. ET Saturday, and the picks segment usually starts after 11:30 a.m.
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