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: ECW T-SHIRT SPECIAL.
There’s one bit from the Rise and Fall of ECW documentary that always stood out to me. It’s where they’re talking about how they all chipped in and did jobs in addition to wrestling to help out – Stevie Richards would man the ECW hotline, Bubba Ray Dudley would talk to the venues… and Taz would design the shirts.
The last one always seemed weird to me. Taz? Really? The guy with all the orange who dresses like this? He was the one responsible for coming up with all the iconic ECW logos and shirts?
This warranted further investigation into ECW’s shirt designs (with the ZandigFans forum proving a treasure trove of material). Now, I don’t know if Taz is responsible for all of these but… well, I wouldn’t be surprised. LET’S GET STARTED.
Tommy Dreamer, Beulah McGillicutty and Kimona Wanalaya T-Shirt
A shirt celebrating this very special moment in wrestling history. Sure, why not? What’s nice is how subtle it is. Just check out the back:
They might as well have had the slogan read ‘THIS GUY FUCKED THESE TWO GIRLS / PRETTY COOL HUH’.
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