WWE Smackdown at Bridgestone Arena brings fighting, fashion and more

Major sports leagues plagued by shortened seasons and schedule disruptions have dominated the era of COVID-19. However, one company has yet to address this circumstance: World Wrestling Entertainment. Friday night, the 69-year-old sports entertainment company’s popular WWE Smackdown program arrives at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Since March 2020, the company hasn’t lost weeks of television programming.

Now, as the world adjusts to a protracted “new normal”, it shows how WWE’s highlight as athletics can still offer evolved entertainment options in a difficult era.

Does professional wrestling still have soap opera elements? Sure. However, among many things, it now also features current WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair wearing rare outfits ripped from New York Fashion Week headlines and Paul Heyman introducing Brock Lesnar, arguably the most profitable attraction at the box office. in the history of modern combat sports.

Within a decade, Charlotte Flair, the daughter of iconic wrestler Ric Flair (“the kiss-stealer, the wheel and the deal, son of a gun”), is a 13-time WWE Women’s World Champion (currently the WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion).

WWE Smackdown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair takes on Lita in WWE Smackdown 14/1/22

Flair’s penchant for the haute couture of iconic fashion brands or jewel-encrusted silk and velvet ring dresses for the square circle is a direct homage to her father.

“If your name is ‘The Opportunity’, you have to look similar,” he said.

“As a WWE superstar, it’s important that we always want to grow, evolve and improve,” he adds.

At that point in recent months, her character’s presentation has soared (along with those including current WWE Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch, WWE Multiple World Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins, former Women’s Champion Carmella and veteran championship-level actor Bobby Lashley), benefiting from the extravagantly extravagant work of Troy “King Troi” Haynes, stylist and image consultant in New York, Atlanta and Los Angeles. In addition to the best of WWE, he also sported the likes of Tiffany Haddish, Nick Cannon and Jazmine Sullivan.

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