My slight preference for the Blue Brand made me one happy camper when the ladies of Smackdown got their very own championship, complete with a blue version of the oh so fabulous new women's belt. The second belt opens up a lot more opportunities for the gal who are busting their keisters out there to have some time in the spotlight. The first lady to stand in that spotlight is Becky Lynch and, as happy as I was to see the debut of the Smackdown belt, I was even happier to see Becky get a photoshoot to show off her new accessory with. Title 'shoots are notoriously troublesome: you have all the potential ennui of a gear 'shoot, with the added awkwardness of a heavy, whippy belt as a prop. It's enough to make a strong heart quail. And that's not the only challenge Becky faced! The cobalt blue of the belt with her flame hair color made for a lot of strong colors in these snaps, which can be very tricky. I'm very impressed with how she handled it. Her dusty purple halter top bridges the two colors nicely. The high-neck, cutaway style looks fab on Becky and shows off her toned shoulders - shoulders are the new sexy! Her dual-tone shorts blend a metallic version of the same earthy amethyst with grayed olive sections and a dash of pale butter crochet at the sides. I was all over how cool those shorts were the instant I saw her debut them in the ring and I still love them. It's a great look: simple enough to be immediately assimilated, but complex enough to be interesting. Her geomteric print arm cover and reptile print leg covers add more texture, but subtly so due to their similarity of shading. This whole outfit coordinates wonderfully and the dusky hues stand out from the stronger colors many divas (superstars :)....you'll never really sell me on that term. Not that I don't like it, it's fantastic. It's just that my website happens to be DIVA-fierce, so I have this thing about these hard-wrestling chicks continuing to incorporate the word "diva". And while I'm on the subject, why exactly can a diva not also be an a$$kicker? Is that in fine print somewhere that I missed? The basic meaning - derived from the Latin base for "goddess" - is "a woman of outstanding talent", contrary to modern pejorative usages. By the above definition, I'd say a solid portion of the roster qualifies. I will now descend from my soapbox *leaps* *lands gracefully... in mudhole* and return to fashion). My abso fav thing about this set of snaps is Becky's posing. Girlfriend completely and utterly SLAYED them! I haven't seen gear/title pics with this much variety in ages. She smirks, she roars, she flashes devil horns, she loves on her belt, she soars in the air...just...d**n, this is such an awesome job!! Congrats, Becks! Long live the reign.
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