Charlotte Flair Debuts Disney Villain Inspired Gear at WrestleMania Backlash

Published 05/17/2021, 1:03 AM EDT


It’s always exciting when a Superstar debuts new gear. Recently, Charlotte Flair showed off her new gear, and it’s inspired by Disney!

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With a couple of photographs, Charlotte Flair gave the WWE Universe a glimpse into her Cruella inspired gear. Her new attire has the trademark Dalmatian spots from the movie ‘101 Dalmatians’.

Her fans have gone ecstatic over the fresh look. It might not be a permanent change, but as far as the gear and look goes, she’s truly making it work!

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‘The Queen’ used this look for the first time at WrestleMania Backlash 2021 in the triple threat match against Asuka and Rhea Ripley for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship title match.

Speaking of the triple threat match, Rhea Ripley retained the title after pinning Asuka. By this time, Asuka had already attacked Flair and thrown her to the apron.

WWE is giving major pushes to Charlotte Flair

WWE making the Raw Women’s Championship bout a triple threat match shows the company wants to give Flair a push. She didn’t perform in the ring for a while. When she returned, the company kept putting her in storylines that highlighted her on the roster.

Prior to being in a storyline with Asuka and Ripley, Flair was in a storyline with her father Ric Flair and colleague Lacey Evans. The storyline showed a romantic angle between Ric Flair and Evans and Charlotte Flair opposing it at every turn.

The storyline faded after Evans announced she was pregnant and WWE tried to show Ric Flair as the father. ‘The Queen’ had reached her peak tolerance by then and asked Ric Flair to go home.

This entire angle between the three of them caught the audiences’ eye. It may not have been entirely about Charlotte Flair, but it got the fans talking about her.

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As soon as WWE knew she was back in the fans’ radar, it put her in a storyline with the current and former WWE Raw Women’s Champions.

Another reason why this angle made sense is because Flair was supposed to be the one fighting Asuka at WrestleMania 37 for the title. She couldn’t participate because of COVID-19, and WWE booked another opponent for Asuka.

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Therefore, a rematch for the title would have been incomplete without Flair in the mix. Now, even though she lost the match at WrestleMania Backlash, it’s doubtful she will stop pursuing the title anytime soon.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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