In yet another wrestling-themed photoshoot, several Lady Superstars dressed up as their favorite ECW wrestlers. This kind of theme has been a favorite of WWE, going all the way back to 2013 when Natalya won our Silver Snaps Award with her portrayal of Sean Michaels. I loved this idea much better back then when it was rarer, but I’ll take it.
Track pants and an ECW tee: Tommy Dreamer’s trademark ring gear was made for Becky! She looks very much at home in this type of styling, and stays true to Dreamer’s choices, all the way up to his taped hands. She replicates his gritty stare perfectly and the background lighting helps to add interest to these snaps, which makes them particularly appealing.
Lana replicated The Sandman’s signature look of a personalized tank and denim (sometimes track pants). Her choice to go with all-black plays well against the barbed wire and chain link background, as well as the red and blue lighting that somehow creates a grimy atmosphere. She utilizes his trademark prop – a kendo stick – in her poses to good effect. Her work here is stellar, as usual…though I admit to being quite distracted by her gorgeous messy braid!
Carmella gave us her version of Al Snow, imitating his onesie and mannequin head. Her portrayal is spot on, especially regarding her interaction with the mannequin head. I can’t help but admit she looks a lot prettier doing this than Al Snow did :).
Sonya nailed her version of Raven. The arch-rival of Tommy Dreamer. Raven’s grunge-tinged look translated flawlessly in the mid-to-late 90’s and -with the hints of the genre still currently popping up in fashion – it works nearly as well now. Sonya paired destroyed jeans with a graphic tee , topped it all with a leather jacket and added a flannel shirt tied at her waist. Lace-up leather workboots complete the look. I love how much authenticity Sonya injects into her portrayal!
Asuka gave us a rendition of the Blue World Order, a parody of the New World Order stable. My favorite thing about her set is that she doesn’t use her ring gear! :) She pairs a cropped blue graphic tee with denim shorts in a very appropriate take on bWo’s look. Sneakers complete the tribute. She owns this look..which makes me hope she’ll venture outside of her gear looks more often.
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