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WWE SummerSlam: Ricochet Channels Nightwing In United States Title Match

The following contains spoilers for the 2019 SummerSlam WWE event.

High-flying WWE superstar Ricochet turned up to the promotion's SummerSlam event this year sporting elaborate ring gear inspired by none other than DC Comics' Nightwing.

Ricochet (real name Trevor Mann) wore a black bodysuit featuring designs mimicking armor and, more notably, an unmistakable blue, bird-like symbol across the chest paying homage to Batman's former apprentice. The Future of Flight challenged AJ Styles for The Phenomenal One's WWE United States Championship in what was ultimately a losing effort.

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Still, while Ricochet -- a former U.S. champion in his own right -- failed to recapture the belt, it's fairly safe to say he won in the eyes of comic book fans for his commitment to representing Nightwing during the match. What's more, this certainly isn't the wrestler's first time honoring comic book heroes through his ring gear.

Early this year, Ricochet wrestled at NXT TakeOver: Phoenix in ring gear inspired by the Miles Morales version of Spider-Man, who had recently made his big screen debut in Sony's Oscar-winning animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Ricochet's established "R" symbol also bears a striking resemblance to that used by Dick Grayson, prior to the former Robin shedding the red and green tights to assume the mantle of Nightwing.

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