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QOTD - Tuesday, May 30th, 2013

Most ridiculous/worst piece of wrestling merchandise you've ever owned? And not just owned, but PROUDLY owned.

For me, it's the fake-gold Razor Ramon razor necklace I had in 6th grade. I LOVED that bad bitch, and use to wear it nonstop. I thought I was the coolest motherfucker on Earth with that thing. Also, it looked nothing like the one here in the photo, because it use to belong to a friend of mine, and was all beat up, and worn looking. I was the coolest.


How say you guys?



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  1. Haha, I had Jim Duggan's foam 2x4 in 1990, Jake's bag and rubber Damien in 1990, and best/worst of all, the Hulk Hogan light switch. Yeah! Someone is even selling one at: http://tinyurl.com/HHlightswitch.

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  2. AmericanWolves02May 30, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    I never really owned a lot of wrestling mercy actually. I rarely ever to to shows(they hate the Bay Area)

    I proudly owned the old John Cena "The champ is here" with the arrow pointing down shirt. Badass.

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  3. Caliber_VoorheesMay 30, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    Have you seen Dirty Laundry?

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  4. The John Cena 'Word Life' padlock chain.


    I actually open wore it in to college (yep, not even school) with a basketball jersey and shorts.


    What a fucking badass.

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  5. Caliber_VoorheesMay 30, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    Haha, you felt you had to have a Cena licensed padlock instead of just buying a real one?

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  6. It was not merchandise per se, but I used to keep in my wallet these vouchers that I never used (because I was out of town) for free tickets to Monday Nitro at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland. I later found out that the arena was really empty. http://prowrestling.wikia.com/wiki/July_1,_1996_Monday_Nitro_results

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  7. YankeesHoganTripleHFanMay 30, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    I never bought any merchandise, (more of a video/dvd buyer) but I would make my own stuff. The WWF Championship and IC title were made out of baseball stirrups and construx, (naturally the world title was bigger) my blanket was the Macho Mans cape, my karate green belt in a brown paper bag was Damian, (until he switched to the cobra then it was a regular black belt,) a couch cushion was a steel chair, the family stepladder was, well, a ladder for ladder matches.

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  8. Jeff Jarrett Slapnuts Blvd. street sign. Why I felt compelled to buy it, I can't remember. I was too embarrassed to even put it up in my room.

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  9. Undertaker "American Badass" fingerless gloves. Freshman year of college, I got some kind of free credit to WWE Shopzone, and used it to buy a VHS of Over the Edge '98, the APA "Don't Take This Ass-Whooping Personally" shirt, and the gloves.

    Worst thing I actually spent money on was probably the foam 2x4.

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  10. Tell me your opponents were either bed pillows or those wrestling buddies they sold in stores...

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  11. YankeesHoganTripleHFanMay 30, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    One piece of merch I always wanted though was the original silver Bret Hart shades. God those were so fucking cool.

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  12. YankeesHoganTripleHFanMay 30, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    oh pillow's of course

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  13. My Shawn Michaels boxer underpants I ordered from the WWF catalog in 1996. I wore them for weeks on end and even to Summerslam 96!

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  14. Caliber_VoorheesMay 30, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Man, I so badly wish Vader would have legit kicked the shit out of Shawn after that complete bullshit he pulled in the middle of the ring, live, in the main event of the 2nd biggest PPV of the year.

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  15. I wanted those too, but then my brother and I found some very similar sunglasses at an AirShow and we were not so excited about wanting them.

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  16. YankeesHoganTripleHFanMay 30, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Please tell me they played Rocking like a Hurricane at the Air Show.

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  17. AmericanWolves02May 30, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    The "Punisher" short? Yeah! Loved it. Tom Jane loves the character and you can tell. And it's just really badass. Punisher breaking bones with a bottle of booze and lighting mofos on FIYAH!

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  18. Caliber_VoorheesMay 30, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    I use to love wrestling pillows when I was a kid, and my parents went to church. I'd leap across the living room from the top of the sofa. Then of course, after that the next step is practicing submissions on your little brother.

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  19. I never got much in the way of general wrestling merch. I did have a shit ton of the toys though. I had a WCW ring and entrance set, some WWF rings, action figures, a set of guard rails to go around it all, belts, the works.
    No friends, though.

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  20. YankeesHoganTripleHFanMay 30, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    I never had a little brother but my younger sister felt the wrath of the Sharpshooter on many occasions.

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  21. Caliber_VoorheesMay 30, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    I thought it was OK, but it just wasn't The Punisher. There's absolutely no way he'd let all that shit go down and not take care of business. Plus, he'd never retire, no matter what. It would have been better if it would have been something like, Punisher's under cop survailance, and they're just waiting for him to do something so they can bust him, and he knows they're watching, so he's hesitant to do anything. The cops don't want to stop what's going on, because The Punisher is the bigger fish. Finally, Frank doesn't give a shit and busts ass.

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  22. I never could really afford wrestling merch as a kid but I do remember a guy in my middle school who had a denim jacket with a Shawn Michaels iron on patch on it.

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  23. Dude, we still have that Hulk Hogan light switch at my parents house.

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  24. AmericanWolves02May 30, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    I'm having serious deja vu because I swear we had this conversation before haha. I agree it is a stretch that he wouldn't let the rape go on. I just view it as a non-canon type short just for fans. It felt like a Frank who is considering retirement but as much as he fights it he is drawn back into it and has to do something. Plus, Yoohoos!

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  25. There was a kid (in HS in 1997) that actually spray painted nWo on his car's hood (and it wasn't nice grafitti, it actually looked like how Hogan and company would paint foes, etc). Even I was embarrassed by that.

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  26. Early 90's I had a hideous looking Steiner Brothers jacket that had white sleeves and a purple back with the Steiners Brothers picture on the back. But I was a Steiner Brothers mark back then but I look back and cringed that I wore it.

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  27. Legion of Doom spiked shoulder pads!
    ...ok they were foam, but as a kid these were the dogs bollocks at school.

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  28. Dudley Boyz 3D shirt and matching black/white/red camouflage pants, with sunglasses with the lenses popped out. Nobody was touching my virginity after that

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  29. Ultimate Warrior satin jacket. Nuff said!

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  30. I had that god awful Vince McMahon rubber mask that looked nothing like Vince. I got it for like a buck and went trick or treating as Vince that year. Probably my worst candy haul ever.

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  31. Undertaker T-shirt that says "Can't Torch This."


    Came out around the time of the Inferno Match with Kane.

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  32. OH! When I was a little kid I dressed as macho man for Halloween one year. We got that costume that was basically a onesie and a plastic mask with elastic cord.http://droptoehold.com/post/35791658274/wwf-halloween-costumes

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  33. Caliber_VoorheesMay 30, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Oh man, I saw a Macho Man one when I was at WM19, and I wanted it, badly.

    Man, those satin jackets were the sheekest, swankiest things back in the 80's.

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  34. Back in the day, my dad proudly wore his Hulk Hogan satin jacket. Seriously, he thought he was DA MAN around the block with that jacket.

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  35. Scream09_HartKillerMay 30, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    When I was 12 I had the Shawn Michaels heart-shaped sunglasses and biker hat. And the t-shirt with the glitter on it. When I was 15 I had the black denim Steve Austin vest. I don't know which is worse. The vest came with some Austin shirt that had a skeleton giving the middle finger though. I was a hero for wearing that in gym class. I can't wear my outdoor sneakers in the gym? Well fuck you. And that's the bottom line.

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  36. Scream09_HartKillerMay 30, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    I was heavy into the shorts/basketball jerseys/wristbands look. A friend of mine picked me up to go to the movies once and when I came out looking like I was about to take the court for the Celtics he refused to go until I changed.

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  37. I was like...the one guy who bought a LWO shirt. I don't know why since I rarely bought wrestling merch but I was at a WCW show (after they let us in for free because WCW couldn't sell tickets to save their lives in California) saw the shirt and decided "this is the one wrestling shirt in 5 years I'm going to buy".



    I still have that shirt. Sometimes I see it way in the back of my closet and think "why did I give WCW my money?"

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  38. What did he do? I don't recall.

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  39. I wasn't allowed to get any official merch, because my parents hated wrestling. But all my elementary school art projects were wrestling-based! My silk-screened Undertaker turned out pretty great, and my porcelain British Bulldog was *amazing*.

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  40. Scream09_HartKillerMay 30, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    My little sister could take a tilt-a-whirl back-breaker like a champ.

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  41. The sadder thing is, I'm actually 50/50 on asking you how much to buy it, if you still have it. Just sounds like the off-the-wall thing my room would like.

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  42. I know a guy that did something similar, but the car in question was such a shitbox that the nWo graff actually made it look better. I mean, if your car is shitty that it's not helping you get any tail as it is, then fuck it, right?

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  43. Did this look also include a head band? Please tell me it did.

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  44. Lol hell yea. I would even get 3 pillows and make a table out it at times


    Oh to be a kid again...

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  45. My little brother was my opponent. I'd make him wear a super-market paper bag which we'd color and I'd punch holes through. To this day, I'm surprised he didn't suffocate.

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  46. I had a pair of Psycho Sid scissors!!

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  47. Don't worry, that shirt was and maybe still is really popular in Latino communities. I used to see it all the time when they'd have Puerto Rican Pride nights where I used to work.

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  48. Did it come with a matching squeegee accessory?

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  49. I used to wrestle my giant panda toy when I was a kid.

    One day I perched on the end of the bed, pointed both hands to the sky and dropped a big Macho Man elbow on that panda.

    Unfortunately I put a bit too much on it as when I landed the bed snapped in half and sent splinters flying across the room.

    That took some explaining

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  50. The dogs bollocks? dafuq?

    P.S. Is the the Scotsman in disguise?

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  51. Stupidest one I ever willfully wore was the Tazz "Master of the Suplex" shirt I bought because it looked like his ECW ones. Of course wearing Tazz gear when he was in WWE would be like wearing Cesaro gear now. Stupidest thing I owned overall was a lifesize Shawn Michaels cutout that my grandmother bought me. I still wonder why no one ever questioned why i'd have a cutout of a man in leather chaps next to my bed when I was 9.

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  52. Weeks on end without changing them?

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  53. The very first Wrestling Album (genius title if I do say so myself). I put that thing in my Walkman at the age of 12 and took it to school. I thought it was the coolest thing I ever heard. TIME DOES NOT AGE IT WELL.

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  54. The first music I ever bought with my own money was Slam Jam by the WWF superstars (on cassette no less)

    At the time I was pretty stoked but with hindsight I can't help but feel a bit ashamed. Not because of the wrestling connection but because it helped launch Simon Cowells march to world domination

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  55. Wait...


    Is every QOTD gonna be mixture of the "Most ridiculous/embarassed/dumbest/scariest" time you have done something with wrestling?


    Cuz Im seeing a trend.

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  56. Oh shit, I had that! And of course, Pile Driiiiveeeeeerrrr!!

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  57. vader fucked up a spot and made HBK change direction in mid air for his elbow.


    he then proceeded to shoot kick him and berate him in the middle of the match

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  58. You have an extensive shoot commentary knowledge, have you ever heard why Vader simply didn't beat the shit out of Shawn for pulling such a bratty move? My guess is Shawn was Vince's boy and Vader didn't want to be fired, but I'm sure he could've just gone back to WCW or Japan if he did.

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  59. Caliber_VoorheesMay 30, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Before WWE would release theme music, I had to put my cassette recorder up to the TV and record the themes live. So on my walk to school I could listen to Stone Cold's theme, mixed with crowd noise and announcing. Great times. It was a glorious day when they finally released current themes on CD.

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  60. Caliber_VoorheesMay 30, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    From what I've heard from Corny, Vader was a bit of a pussy in real life.

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  61. Caliber_VoorheesMay 30, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Yup. Two in a row.

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  62. Yeah, but so was Shawn...oh well, missed opportunity.

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  63. I'm pretty sure it got tossed during a move, but I'd be more than willing to check storage for you. If I still have it, it's yours.

    And there's nothing sad about it. I wanted it back a few years ago so I could display it but I never got around to looking for it.

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  64. Yes! I still have that! An awesome ridiculous album with "Girls in Cars," "Stand Back," "HonkyTonkMan," the "Young Stallions theme," and of course "Demolition," among others. I even have the old WWF Fan Club theme song cassette tapes (and at the time, the only way to hear theme music).

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  65. Did Barry Didinsky's pitch get you to buy it? lol. [IMG]http://i39.tinypic.com/kraxt.jpg[/IMG]

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  66. Scream09_HartKillerMay 30, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Actually, yes. And sometimes a pinwheel hat. My Dallas Mavericks look included the warm-up suit.

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  67. Scream09_HartKillerMay 30, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    Cena padlocks are the strongest on the market. Rise above theft.

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  68. I want all this to be true.

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  69. YankeesHoganTripleHFanMay 30, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    My bed broke after years of jumping off my bookshelf onto it. My parents were none to pleased. But I was able to do a a front moonsault!!

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  70. The worse part is no one THOUGHT to question it.

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  71. Should've drawn faces on the socks.

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  72. Scream09_HartKillerMay 30, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    Oh it is. The headband didn't get worn a lot, it just came with the wristbands so I tried it out. If it wasn't basketball jerseys it was football jerseys, in the winter it was hockey jerseys. It wasn't the most stylish phase of my life.

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  73. I bought a Jarrett Slapnuts t-shirt and wore it proudly for a while.


    I also complete wore out my Triple H 'the Game' jersey, even though I was overweight without any muscles.


    I won a replica IC belt in WWE Raw Deal (TCG) tournament. I wore that IC belt in a Wal-Mart and all the people were jealous (it was in NC where I won it and wore it. I lived in MD at the time and drove down for the tournament).


    I've done silly things like a buying a Star Wars Imperial Guard mask at a mall, and then wandering around a hotel in Pittsburgh with it pretending to be drunk.

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  74. Scream09_HartKillerMay 30, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Corny talked about a run of house shows where Shawn was facing Vader and Vader was stiffing him. Which was likely just Vader's usual stiff style and nothing criminal but Shawn threw a fit about it and told him if he did it again he'd be fired. So you're right, he was likely just afraid to get fired. That or he was still post-traumatic from the Paul Orndorff beating.

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  75. Nice to meet a fellow Raw Dealer.

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  76. At least it wasn't the APA "Always Pounding Ass" t shirt.

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  77. I have a "History of the WWE Championship" t-shirt I got in 2007. It has all the champions with the dates of their reigns from Buddy Rodgers to Rob Van Dam. It's pretty sick, I wear it all the time.

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  78. its a combo of that and the fact he was a stiff in the ring and not in real life (like others mentioned)


    I mean once he did leave the WWF, he had a career resurgence winning the Triple Crowd in AJPW in 99 or 2000 IIRC, Im not up on my Jap wrestling.

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  79. My return is imminent


    What better way to make a splash than to bust the chops of my good pal Caliber Winfield?

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  80. You know what this place needs? More SASS!!

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  81. Disciples of Apocalypse t-shirt, hands down. The group lasted a little over six months, but the t-shirt design with a motorcycle was pretty neat (didn't look like a wrestling shirt) and it fit quite well. But still--I friggin owned a DoA t-shirt. Just gotta shake my head on that one. I honestly thought they'd be the heirs to LOD's form of badassery.

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  82. I bought a Stone Cold Steve Austin bandana at a house show when I was a teenager.


    Did I mention that I am a white kid from the suburbs?

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  83. Maybe Sid was serious when he said he had half the brain that Nash did. I mean, to go after one man with a pair of scissors and another with a squeegee...

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  84. That's awesome. I'm sorry, but it is.

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  85. The John Cena "Spinner" belt. My friend was going to take it to a signing and never gave it back...


    ...bastard.


    I also own the TNA X Division belt with all of the people that have worn it except for AJ Styles.

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  86. Nah. I only post that in the RAW or Impact threads..


    ..oh, you said SASS?

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  87. He must have had to peel them off like a Fruit Roll-Up.

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  88. How about a bloodstained, smashed beer can from the Sandman? I picked it up off the floor of Ag Hall (Allentown, PA) after the main event of my first ECW live show in 1996. It was a cool souvenir at the time, but what do you really do with it? My parents probably threw it out when they moved. I wondered what went through their minds when they found it buried in my closet with other wrestling junk.

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  89. Agreed. I went to a large university with a big latino population and those shirts were everywhere at the time. WCW missed out on an opportunity by not playing that angle out longer.

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  90. The Ghost of Faffner HallMay 30, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    The one-two punch of a Bushwhackers T-shirt and matching cap. I was a lonely child.

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  91. I had that album too! Land of a thousand dances, For Everybody, Cara Mia, so many classics :)

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  92. That "Always Pounding Ass" shirt had to have been some sort of rib on someone. I still can't believe WWE ever actually sold it.

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  93. I know an idiot who (for his income bracket, at least) actually spent a substantial amount of money to acquire a guitar autographed by Jeff Jarrett.

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  94. Nice to see it wasn't just me that did this.

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  95. Some of my earliest wrestling memories are watching Barry shill his merchandise on the Action Zone on Sunday afternoons at like 1 p.m.

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  96. I didn't buy any shirts or other merchandise. The only thing I had close to that was a Hulk Hogan "wrestling buddy." Those things were great toys for a 6 year old. I'm surprised they haven't brought them back.

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  97. richard householderMay 30, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    Ill go with the classic yellow Hulk Rules yellow tank top with the rips on the back. I was going to a basketball camp and wanted to wear it..cause it somewhat resembled a basketball jersey I guess. But i chickened out and took a Celtics shirt overtop. At some point it got hot enough i decided to unveil the Hulk Rules and as soon as it was visible i started to hear the laughs. Pretty much killed that shirt for public use.

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  98. I used to rock that down at the playground on my boombox CONSTANTLY. Mind you this was in the 90s and half those guys were retired or washed up. There was a video for the Capt. Lou song on the net a few years ago.

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  99. The Blue World Order shirt I ordered off of ECW TV at 3:00 in the morning using my mom's credit card without her knowing. I received so many quizzical looks from people at school that it's not even funny. I became sick of explaining what/who they were the first day. The entire time I was waiting for it to arrive I daydreamed about wearing it and being worshiped as the hippest, coolest wrestling fan at school. Didn't quite turn out that way.



    I pretty much instantly regretted not getting the Raven shirt, because when I called the 800 number and talked to the guy (probably an actual wrestler) he asked if I wanted the Raven or Sandman shirts for a discount price. I was scared shitless of putting whatever they cost ($15 I think) on the card without permission, so I passed.


    I wore it to school three times, and to Busch Gardens, before retiring it. I guess out of the 2,000 kids at my middle school, none of them watched ECW. This was slightly before Austin 3:16 set the world on fire. Coincidentally, the Austin 3:16 shirt made me the baddest motherfucker in school the following year. WWF didn't come around here and I guess no thirteen or fourteen year old kid could order off TV (*cough cough*) so when I strolled into class wearing it I might as well have been royalty.



    Throughout the day I would tell various people that I bought the shirt at a store in the mall. Word of mouth spread like wildfire and the following Monday, no less than fifty kids had either the Austin 3:16 shirt or the "Defy Authority" D-Generation X. I passed on the DX shirt even though I was a DX fan over Austin because it wasn't official and I has never seen it on TV. Surely enough, on the same Monday that five million kids wore the shirt to school, X-Pac debuted it on RAW. My best friend who would later lose his life to cancer was sitting next to me and exploded with joy, pointing at X-Pac and screaming. I'll always remember that.

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  100. 5 cents would be too much money for that.

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  101. Hey, the scissors got the job done, by all accounts I've heard Arn would have bled to death if 2CS hadn't broke it up.

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  102. So your mom didn't care that you used her credit card?

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  103. Caliber_VoorheesMay 31, 2013 at 2:32 AM

    This is a wrestling blog, good sir. You cannot return without vignettes. It either has to include numbers, or be about some form of returning from the grave, and/or ending the world, or the world as we know it.

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  104. Caliber_VoorheesMay 31, 2013 at 2:36 AM

    Actually, that's pretty cool.

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  105. Caliber_VoorheesMay 31, 2013 at 2:36 AM

    Well, if you walked around like Butch & Luke all the time, then yeah.

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  106. Caliber_VoorheesMay 31, 2013 at 2:39 AM

    I've often wondered why they haven't brought them back either. Hell, I still want a few of the old ones, as it'd make my bed look like the Royal Rumble!

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  107. Caliber_VoorheesMay 31, 2013 at 2:47 AM

    Man, I'd love to have a bWo shirt.



    I hear you about the Austin 3:16 thing, man. I had a shirt & hat, which I got at a house show, and when I wore them to school I was the motherfucking man. Even teachers were digging it. There was a group of bible thumper chicks who ralied against me because they thought I was being blasphemous, as my real name is Austen. Even though I spell it with an E, they thought perhaps I spelt my name wrong. Anyway, they went to the principal and everything, but she didn't do shit. Really, as a 14 year old, I can't describe how cool it felt to be pissing off people and being admired by others for the tshirt.



    Now, about your story.

    1] what happened to you with the credit card deal? That's pretty ballsy.
    2] thank you for taking a story I was enjoying and ruining it with the revelation that your best friend died of cancer. Goddamn, I couldn't imagine handling something like that at such a young age.

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  108. This was during an experimental phase of mine.

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  109. FUCKING DISQUS SUCKS COCK

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  110. This was during my "experimental" phase.

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  111. Multiply that by about 10,000, and you have roughly what that idiot paid for it.

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  112. They have brought them back. I swear I've seen a Cena one and a mysterio

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  113. Caliber_VoorheesJune 1, 2013 at 4:15 AM

    Holy shit. $5000 for Jarrett's autograph? Was it on a Les Paul? Or a Taylor acoustic at least? Does this idiot still have it?

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  114. It was $500, and a cheap acoustic.

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