Citing Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Sportskeeda has revealed that Vince McMahon has big plans for Peyton Royce and Bianca Belair. The WWE chairman supposedly carries around a list featuring performers he wants to push, and those superstars are the top two female wrestlers on it at the moment.
As The Inquisitr previously reported, both of these women were among the names that McMahon mentioned as top prospects during a recent investors’ call. While it was believed that the chairman had forgotten about them since then, that doesn’t appear to be the case anymore.
This week’s episode of Monday Night Raw seemingly saw those pushes take effect. As the report highlighted, vignettes aired for Belair that highlighted how she’s the “strongEST” in the company.
Belair made her main roster debut earlier this year at WrestleMania 36. She appeared to help the Street Profits against Austin Theory, Angel Garza and Zelina Vega. The superstar is currently married to Montez Ford of Street Profits.
However, as The Inquisitr report highlighted, she wants to establish herself as a character and in-ring worker in her own right. While she’s proud to be Ford’s wife, she wants to be known as more than that when it comes to her career.
Royce has also been receiving some focus on the red brand’s weekly show as of late. As the Sportskeeda report noted, her team with Billie Kay, The IIconics, was forced to split after they lost a recent match. The reason for the split was that McMahon has plans for Royce to go in a different direction as a singles performer.
The Australian superstar faced Raw Women’s Champion Asuka on the latest episode of the flagship show. However, the match was cut short after Vega interfered and attacked Asuka, who she will be facing on Sunday at Clash of Champions.
The contest being cut short will likely mean that Royce will get another shot at the champion in the coming weeks. If McMahon is still high on her by then, she might even receive a title run.
The red brand’s roster has been criticized for its lack of depth and stars in the women’s division recently, mostly due to the absences of Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch.
As The Inquisitr article pointed out, McMahon is reportedly set on pushing new stars in an effort to combat the low ratings of WWE’s weekly programming. Royce and Belair could be among several performers who will be given big opportunities in the near future.