I was so excited when I read this tweet because one of my pet peeves is when wrestlers wear the same colors as their opponents. In any circumstance, whether it’s former/current tag team partners facing each other or the worst enemies, it’s really annoying because I want to distinguish between the two wrestlers. If they’re wearing the same colors, other than the design, what does that tell me about them character-wise? That they’re the same: they believe in the same ideas and they share similar taste.
But if they’re enemies, why are they sharing qualities? Shouldn’t they just hate each other? These are questions that plague me every time I see it happening.
But back to the tweet, I think it’s really cool that someone like Mia Yim, a relative newcomer to the famous side of the business, asked Tara about color choice for her gear. She didn’t have to - she could’ve been dismissive and wore whatever she wanted - but the fact that she took time out to pay respect to a veteran like Tara and even thought about something as simple as color choice for one match is commendable. My hope is that this is a regular pattern for wrestlers, because if it isn’t, it should be.