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WHO OWNS THE FEATHERS AND PINKY GIMMICK?
WE WEIGH THE EVIDENCE
Nothing like a little cross-promotional gimmick theft accusation to spice up a Wednesday.
Last night, GFW Knockouts Champion Sienna took to Twitter to accuse former WWE Women's Champion Charlotte Flair of stealing her gimmick--or at least her look.
Let's break this down.
First, the feathers:
I mean, I just don't see it.
Charlotte is literally "peacocking," whereas Sienna looks like she murdered a heavy metal ostrich and is wearing its plumage as a trophy.
Now, as far as the pinkies go?
Sienna has a catchphrase: "Pinkies Up." Charlotte and Becky mime drinking tea.
And I don't know how you would indicate that you were drinking tea without extending your pinkie.
The problem is that Sienna also has a gesture that goes along with her "Pinkies Up" catchphrase. You can see it in the above photo, as well as this one, but as I said, there's no gimmick infrin------
This look is admittedly a damning piece of evidence in the feathers question.
Charlotte, anything to say for yourself?
Charlotte, are you saying that because your dad, Ric Flair, was once billed as "Wrestling's Peacock" back in what appears to be the late 70s, you have inherited the mantle from him, and that Sienna has, in fact, stolen the gimmick from you?
Is that what you're saying?
Also, if that is what you're saying, you might help us all out by tagging Sienna in the Tweet so we know it's a response to her accusation.
Sienna is confused too, by the way.
Confused, and apparently, also, PISSED.
We'll have to wait to see if she ever gets signed by WWE before we have one of those "it-seems-like-there's-genuine-heat-between-them" matches.
Fingers crossed for that.