WWE SummerSlam is one of the biggest wrestling events of the year, and many of the WWE Superstars go all out in order to bring their A-game to their big matches. This is especially true this year for rising star Ricochet, who entered his big match against AJ Styles for the United States Championship in a full body suit inspired by the popular DC Comics hero Nightwing.
Not only does the suit itself have a great shout out to Nightwing in its full black attire, there's a smart use of blue across the chest in order to mirror Nightwing's bird insignia on his chest. And while Ricochet wrestled in the full suit, surprisingly, he unfortunately couldn't use Nightwing's batons.
Ricochet's persona in the WWE so far has been larger than life as he takes on various qualities of a superhero with his high flying moves. It's no surprise that he dug deep to get this cool shout out to DC Comics, and is probably one of the few people to actually do the kind of crime fighting that Nightwing does in the comics. With his fighting skill and acrobatic prowess, it's not to far off to imagine Ricochet's out there secretly beating up bank robbers in the middle of the night.
WWE SummerSlam 2019 began airing live Sunday, August 11th on the WWE Network (available for $9.99 a month, though you can get your first month free if you are a new subscriber). The WWE Network is available to watch on your computer via web browser or mobile device via app, and it is also available to watch on your television by most streaming set top devices (Roku, Apple TV, Fire Stick, Chromecast, PS4, XBOX One) as well as a built in app on many smart televisions.
The full card for WWE SummerSlam 2019 is as follows:
- WWE Universal Championship Match
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Seth Rollins
- WWE Championship Match
Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Randy Orton
- WWE RAW Women's Championship - Submission Match
Becky Lynch (c) vs. Natalya
- WWE SmackDown Women's Championship Match
Bayley (c) vs. Ember Moon
- WWE U.S. Championship Match
AJ Styles (c) vs. Ricochet
- WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match
Drew Gulak (c) vs. Oney Lorcan
- Kevin Owens vs. Shane McMahon
- Dolph Ziggler vs. Bill Goldberg
- Trish Stratus vs. Charlotte Flair
- Finn Balor vs. "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt