Wrestling companies make merchandise. It’s usually pretty bad, but sometimes, it’s terrible. Welcome to The Merch Table.
Every week, @TomBlargh will look at some of the awful merch that someone expects you to buy. Up this week: TNA REVIEWS SPECIAL.
I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating – the TNA online shop is complete anarchy. To log on to ShopTNA.com is to tumble down a rabbit hole into a fevered wonderland of bewildering merch and shill videos. However, one of the most fascinating and insane things about the site is something I’ve not really covered before – the customer reviews.
Now, they call them reviews, but that’s a little misleading. It’s completely unmoderated, so the comments range from personal messages meant for the wrestlers and rants aimed at the TNA creative team to fan-on-fan bickering and ramblings which just make no sense at all. It’s incredible, so I’ve collected a few of my favourites below. LET’S GET STARTED.
Velvet Sky t-shirt
The best way of proving to the world that you don’t care about what they think is always to go out of your way to tell everyone just that. Good job, Steve! You’ve demonstrated you’re definitely not a perv. Continue reading
Famous people love wrestling, or at least that’s what WWE would have you believe. Unfortunately, the celebs they drag out tend to be limited to Adam Sandler, Maria Menounos, ZZ Top and a mixed bag of professional athletes.
At Wrestling On Earth, we KNOW that there are cooler celebrities out there who love themselves some top grappling action.
Here’s our first collection of celebs who can’t get enough wrestling, but if you know of any others (and have a link to the interview or whatever that proves it!), then let us know by tweeting @TomBlackett or @WrestlingEarth.
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost
One of the most likeable comedy duos of the past 15 years, there were signs early on that Simon Pegg (@SimonPegg) and Nick Frost (@NickJFrost) were keen on a bit of wrestling, as seen in the sitcom they starred in, ‘Spaced’:
However, while their fandom might have waned a little once the Attitude Era was over, their most recent film (‘The World’s End’) is EXTREMELY satisfying for the sheer number of wrestling moves in the fight scenes, as they discuss here:
If you haven’t seen it, you really should. Not only because it’s pretty great, but also because Frost performs a Rock Bottom, a spinebuster and an elbow drop, and all without tearing his abdomen! Clearly, should The Rock ever chooses to return to the ring, he should take a break from his epic cheat days and study Frost’s work-out technique. Continue reading