Bianca Belair, Montez Ford dish on 'Love & WWE', their dream WrestleMania tag team match & more

WWE's fastest-rising power couple are the stars of a new reality series streaming on Hulu and are ready to take their flourishing careers to even greater heights, together.
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Bianca Belair and Montez Ford are well on their way toward becoming one of WWE's most successful power couples in WWE history.

From meeting in NXT to being brought up to Raw within six months of each other to now finding themselves together on SmackDown, they've dominated and collected gold on every brand they've been a part of.

This month, they took their next step toward superstardom with the premiere of their very own Hulu reality television series "Love & WWE", which spotlights everything the duo experienced both inside and outside of the squared circle during the pivotal period of the year for any WWE athlete: WrestleMania season.

"We wanted to have fun with it," Belair told Daily DDT. "We wanted to be real and authentic. I think on our show, we have a lot of wrestling-related content–a lot of stuff where we're in the ring wrestling. It goes backstage with our friends and on the road a lot. It's 50/50. You get insight into both worlds.”

The EST of WWE explained how the show takes viewers behind the scenes of what it's like to be a married couple on the road and how they're on different paths and journeys as WWE Superstars despite being intertwined in all other aspects of life.

That includes making their ring gear and being hands-on with virtually everything they do. Its ability to appeal to both wrestling and non-wrestling fans alike is one of the best qualities of "Love & WWE".

"It's a nice reality show people can continue to escape from and if they want to see more of their WWE Superstars outside of the ring, this is the show to do it on," Ford added.

Reality television often has a certain stigma to it, both for potential viewers and those taking part in it. WWE's "Total Divas" reality series that ran from 2013 through 2019 had its fair share of drama, whereas "Miz & Mrs." was far more tame and comedic in nature.

"Love & WWE" falls into the latter category, which eased the worries of Belair and Ford prior to filming.

"I think that was the common fear with reality TV: 'Oh, this is the beginning of the end for you guys,'" Ford said about his reservations early on in the process. "You hear a lot about how reality TV shifts and changes people's relationships. But we didn't worry about the stigma too much because we know what our foundation is.”

Belair, admittedly, was more nervous about every waking second of her personal life being exposed through a camera lens for the world to see. However, she learned to never say never when the opportunity presented itself.

She was also quick to name Miz–who she revealed believes can beat her in a race–and Maryse as their opponents for a "dream" mixed tag team match at WrestleMania.

The self-proclaimed "It Couple" last faced off against Edge and Beth Phoenix at Royal Rumble 2022 and were unsuccessful but beat the duo of Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella at Hell in a Cell 2018.

"The first team that always comes to my mind is Miz and Maryse because at the end of the day, they were one of the first wrestling couples to do a reality series," Belair said. "They're very successful and they've done amazing things in the ring. I think it'd be amazing to go up against Miz and Maryse.”

On Jan. 22, Belair was announced as one of the cover stars of WWE 2K24 alongside Rhea Ripley, marking the first time two women have been the sole cover stars of a WWE video game.

Ford expressed his excitement for his wife's unprecedented accomplishment in an Instagram post and noted he predicted it would happen three years ago. When asked what she envisions her husband's professional future looking like, Belair responded with nothing but glowing praise regarding his untapped potential.

"I see him becoming tag team champion again," she said. "I also see him becoming WWE world champion and headlining WrestleMania. I see him becoming the next big star. When it comes to him, it's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when. When they're ready to pull that trigger... he hasn't even gotten started.”

The former Raw, SmackDown, and NXT tag team champ was afforded one of his first major opportunities as a singles star in last year's men's Elimination Chamber match for the United States Championship, a career highlight that's covered at length in "Love & WWE".

Much like the rest of the audience, Belair is adamant that Ford checks all the boxes of what WWE looks for in top talent and that they can be champions simultaneously.

It's only a matter of time before that fantasy becomes a reality.