Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair’s historic main event match from WrestleMania 37 took home the “Best WWE Moment” award in the 2021 ESPYS.
Banks vs. Belair beat out 15 other WWE moments to win the award. Fan voting started with a bracket of 16 moments and ran through a final round with the top four moments.
Edge winning the 2021 men’s Royal Rumble, Bad Bunny teaming with Damian Priest at WrestleMania and delivering a “Bunny Destroyer,” and Belair winning the 2021 women’s Royal Rumble were the three other finalists.
Banks and Belair became the first Black women to main event WrestleMania when they faced off at WrestleMania 37 night one this April. Belair defeated Banks to win the SmackDown Women’s Championship.
Banks vs. Belair was also the second-ever women’s match to main event WrestleMania. Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch at WrestleMania 35 in 2019 was the first time that women main evented the show.
Belair tweeted that she made the dress she wore at the ESPYS tonight: “If y’all see pics of me at the @ESPYS tonight I just want y’all to know I made my dress… Lol. Sorry I’m too proud @espn @WWE”
Roman Reigns returning to WWE television and announcing that his leukemia is in remission won the inaugural “Best WWE Moment” ESPY Award in 2019. There wasn’t a “Best WWE Moment” ESPY given out last year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 version of the award show shifted its focus from celebrating athletic achievement to highlighting service, perseverance, and courage from within the world of sports.