Bianca Belair invites WNBA Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark to compete in 2025 WWE women’s Royal Rumble

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The WNBA rookie gets an invite to be in the women’s Royal Rumble. 

WWE and the Indiana Sports Corp came together to lock in a multi-year pact and their deal with see the 2025 Royal Rumble emanate from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana on February 1st. The city is also going to host a two-night WrestleMania and two-night SummerSlam over the coming years. 

At the press event to formally announce the news, WWE’s Bianca Belair was in attendance. She spoke to Matt Aguilar of ComicBook Nation and invited WNBA Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark to participate in the 2025 women’s Royal Rumble. 

It’s so funny because everybody’s already asking that (Caitlin Clark being at one of WWE’s Premium Live Events in Indianapolis). Even before the press conference, they’re bringing up Caitlin Clark. Listen, I love what’s happening with the WNBA. I love that women are getting more spotlight and more attention. I’ve always said, you know, we don’t need to do anything different. We just need the opportunities, we need the media coverage and the WNBA is doing that. I feel like WWE, we’ve done a lot of unprecedented things when it comes to women, whether it’s women main eventing WrestleManias, main eventing on a weekly basis at Raws or SmackDowns or PLEs so, it would be really cool for the two worlds to combine and have an even bigger impact for women so Caitlin Clark, if you’re watching, come on. Come in the Royal Rumble. You can be one of the 30 participants. That’s what’s exciting about the Royal Rumble, right? You never know what’s gonna happen. It could be the past, the present, the future or just someone that you don’t expect so, you might see Caitlin Clark, 2025 Royal Rumble right here in Indianapolis.

On WWE TV, Belair has been in a tag team with Jade Cargill. The duo lost the Women’s Tag Team Championships at Clash at the Castle. 

Speaking about the dynamic between herself and Jade, Belair feels them starting out as a team, opposed to them being a feud, had a bigger impact. She added that they’ll be coming back for the tag titles. 

Well, being in WWE is a revolving door and like you mentioned, the Royal Rumble where everybody got a taste of the possibilities of just the two of us (Belair & Jade Cargill) being in the ring together so, I think it’s amazing that people see the potential of that. They think it’s a dream match but I think us starting together as a tag team was a way bigger impact and yes, we just lost the titles but like you said, it’s ebbs and flows in WWE. If you want a long career, you’re gonna be at the top, you’re gonna be at the bottom, you’re gonna have to work your way back to the top but it’s all about the journey and I’ve been at the top of the mountain, main eventing WrestleMania, winning a title and then getting beat in 26 seconds at SummerSlam and being at the bottom and working my way to the top so, it’s really cool that I feel like I’m in a different role right now being in this tag team. Jade is coming in, she has amazing potential but she’s just getting started and it’s gonna be ebbs and flows and I’m someone here to tell you, sometimes you gotta take the ‘L’ on the chin but keep that chin up, keep it pushing, keep it moving, keep training, keep getting better and that’s what we’re both doing right now as a tag team and we’re going back for those Tag Team Titles.

Belair had the opportunity to qualify for the women’s Money in the Bank Ladder match, but Chelsea Green emerged victorious from their Triple Threat qualifier. 

Jade Cargill will have her chance to qualify on the 6/28 SmackDown when she faces Candice LeRae and Tiffany Stratton in a Triple Threat. 

If the quotes in this article are used, please credit ComicBook Nation with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions.

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