Future Of Raw Women's Title In Doubt After Bianca Belair Drafted To WWE Smackdown

Following "WWE SmackDown," several stars have found themselves in different places as the WWE Draft kicked off in a big way Friday night. One of them happens to be "Raw" Women's Champion Bianca Belair, who with the third overall pick of the evening, was taken back by the blue brand. In response to the news, the former "SmackDown" Women's Champion tweeted "Are we about to run it back?!" followed by a blue heart emoji. 

With Belair switching brands, though, it remains to be seen what happens with the title she's now held for over a year. Of course, they could always go the route of a title swap similar to the infamous one involving Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair in October 2021. Regardless, Belair has been the "Raw" Women's Champion ever since WrestleMania 38 when she defeated Lynch to win back the championship that was taken from her by Lynch at SummerSlam in 2021. In that time, she's surpassed MVP as the longest-reigning Black champion in WWE history. And the only woman who has held the "Raw" Women's Championship for longer than her is Lynch, whose reign lasted 398 days.

The good news for Belair is that post-draft rosters will not take effect until after the Backlash event on May 6. That means in all likelihood, if she successfully defends her title in Puerto Rico, she'll eclipse that reign as well. That said, her Backlash opponent, Damage CTRL's IYO SKY — who was also drafted to "SmackDown" Friday night — may have something to say about that.