Love, romance an bodyslams (Photograph: WWE)
Life as a WWE celebrity comes with an intense journey schedule, so for a wrestler, 2020 has really given them a uncommon likelihood to spend so much of time at dwelling.
For married couple Bianca Belair and Montez Ford, this has meant high quality time doing the easy issues and settling into their new home earlier than inviting the household over for Christmas.
Street Profits star Montez completely instructed Metro.co.uk: ‘We simply moved to our new dwelling, in order that’s our challenge now, getting every thing located and moved in, so it’s been actually cool, to have a lot extra time to have conversations.
‘”Hey man, what do you wanna do at this time? Let’s get some pancakes!” It’s superb to additionally, like, commute with concepts, bouncing vitality of one another, simply doing us.’
The couple have been in the course of getting settled into the brand new dwelling after we scope, and Bianca – known as the EST of WWE – admitted issues have been a bit chaotic after they took simply someday to maneuver every thing in.
‘It’s simply chaos proper now,’ she laughed. ‘However it’s nice as a result of we have been in a position to share this second and I really feel like we’re restarting our life collectively once more.’
They’re all the time elevating one another up (Photograph: WWE)
As if transferring into a brand new dwelling in the course of the pandemic wasn’t sufficient, the cherished up pair are losing no time – they’re internet hosting Christmas this yr for either side of the household, together with Montez’s children from a earlier relationship.
Bianca revealed: ‘The factor about this yr, its loopy however we’ve been asking one another, “What would you like for Christmas?”
‘We’re like, we simply need the household to return down. It’s made us return to essentially appreciating the easy issues. All I would like is household to return down, eat some good meals…’
‘My household is all shut,’ Montez added, noting that everybody is getting correctly examined earlier than getting collectively. ‘The primary Christmas in my home, so it’s kinda large.
‘And in addition, my grandfather – he’s really flying with my mom. It’ll be the primary time he’ll get on an airplane in 82 years. By no means received on an airplane earlier than, so this’ll be his first time and he’s coming to see me.’
In the case of cooking on the massive day, Montez – presently one half of the SmackDown Tag Team Champions with Angelo Dawkins – insisted he’ll be leaving quite a lot of it to Bianca.
‘In all probability undoubtedly gonna go away that to my spouse! She’ll just about have all of the stuff it’s a must to deal with just like the macaroni and cheese, the greens, the yams,’ he beamed. ‘And I’ll just about have the grill stuff. Something on the grill, I’m your man!’
In addition to their relationship, extra time collectively in the course of the pandemic additionally has its advantages as help for the hustle and bustle of professional wrestling.
‘To have somebody that understands it, and simply is aware of the conditions you vent about or discuss, they perceive it,’ Montez admitted.
‘They may give you a form of perspective that they most likely went by, however it’s all in the identical realm. It’s only a completely different viewpoint. It’s simpler!
‘It’s kinda like in case you like Sizzling Cheetos, and also you go to speak to anyone that likes ice. Eh, they could probably not get it, however they’ll let you know what to do to get chilly. [laughs] It helps out rather a lot, and it retains you calm too.’
Bianca agreed, and famous how the previous few months have additionally reminded them to essentially concentrate on the ‘small accomplishments’.
‘It’s given us quite a lot of time to essentially simply spend time with one another, time to decelerate,’ she mirrored on 2020. ‘We’re so used to simply going from place to put, it’s actually laborious typically to understand the small issues and have fun the small accomplishments.
‘In WWE, you will have a lot that comes at you, you will have so many large moments. Generally you assume they’re small moments, however they’re really actually large – however there’s a lot taking place that you simply typically overlook to understand life, and the life that WWE has offered us.’
*WWE SmackDown airs Christmas Day (December 25) at 1am on BT Sport 1.