Chelsea Green made her WWE return at last year’s Royal Rumble and was eliminated within five seconds. It’s been a year since then and she has went to onto win the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships with Sonya Deville. At the 2024 edition of WWE’s Royal Rumble, Chelsea made quite an impression as she outlasted her performance from the 2023 event.
Despite her stellar performance in Royal Rumble this year, it was her bold outfit for the event which got fans talking. While talking to WrestlingNewsCo, Green explained her decision to proudly feature the LGBTQ+ Pride flag on her skirt during the match. She expressed that she wants to openly advocate for the community and be on the “front lines” with them.
“I want to be out there, supporting on the front lines, you know, with Sonya Deville [who is openly lesbian.] With Piper Niven [who is openly bisexual.] With all the girls that represent the community in WWE.
“So that’s when I decided I was going to get the flag and I was going to put the flag on my skirt. I was going to make sure I didn’t do my regular pose, that I turned around and that I flashed it to the crowd. And even if they didn’t understand in that moment, I know we all look at social media after the Rumble so I made sure I got those photos and that they were ready to be posted once I exited the Rumble.
“I was able to post them and double down on the fact that I was coming to Florida, being in the Rumble and supporting my LGBTQ+ community.”
Additionally, Piper Niven had also planned to wear LGBTQ+ themed outfit which included a tartan fly plaid to highlight her Scottish heritage. Unfortunately, it did not arrive in time for the event. Green and Niven’s efforts to bring attention to the LGBTQ+ cause has attracted a lot of positive attention to the issue.
Green entered the Women’s Royal Rumble match as contestant number 17 this year. She lasted 17 minutes in the ring before being eliminated by Becky Lynch. Following her match, Green shared some BTS photos featuring Maxxine Dupri, Michin, Candice LeRae, Jordynne Grace, and Indi Hartwell. Stay tuned to Ringside News for more updates.
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