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: WORN RING GEAR SPECIAL.
This week saw the return of WWE’s auction site. This is something they’ve done in the past, but never with any consistency, and I’m not sure why! A lot of wrestling fans are a) psychotic and b) terrible with money, so I’m surprised Vince hasn’t looked to selling this as a reliable source of income.
Anyway, it’s an exciting time, with listed items including signed action figures, signed belts… and worn ring gear. It’s the last part that’s most intriguing to me, as it’s guaranteed that these are the items that will attract the most crazies.
However, it’s not the safe, sanitary world of WWE auctions that we’ll be looking at today (though I’m sure they’ll get covered in the future) – instead, we’ll be taking a dip back into eBay to see what kind of worn ring gear’s getting sold (or not sold) on the Internet’s biggest flea market. LET’S GET STARTED.
Ultimate Warrior singlet
God bless the Ultimate Warrior and his horrific singlets. I’m actually disappointed he’s not personally selling this on his own website, which is as crazy as you’d hope. My favourite bit is this startling introduction to his art page:
“My name is Warrior. I am a self -taught artist. I use oils and my only tool is a knife.”
Of course it is!
How much did they want for it? $1,499.99. THAT IS NOT A TYPO, ONE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED AND NINETY NINE DOLLARS AND NINETY NINE CENTS.
Did it sell? WHAT DO YOU THINK (the answer is no) Continue reading