Wrestling companies make merchandise. It’s usually pretty bad, but sometimes, it’s terrible. Welcome to The Merch Table.
Every so often, @TomBlargh will look at some of the awful merch that someone expects you to buy. Up this time: What The Fuck, Paige Fans.
Just a short one this week. I was on the WWE Auctions site today, which is a testament to just how terrible wrestling fans are with money. You’ve got people spending $360 on a used chair, over $700 on a director’s slate, and $310 on pieces of a broken table (the last of which would be seen as ACTUAL GARBAGE in pretty much any other industry aside from wrestling).
However, nothing compares to the money being splashed around by Paige fans, who I’m now convinced are all absolute fucking psychopaths. You’ll see what I mean. LET’S GET STARTED.
Paige signed t-shirt
Alright, cool. It’s a Paige t-shirt – not one she wore or anything, just one she signed. Typically, these go for between $100 and $200 on the WWE Auctions site. How much do you think Paige’s went for?
YEAH. YEAH. $2,010. WE’RE NOT FUCKING AROUND HERE. Let’s have a look at the heroes who were bidding on this incredible collectible:
Nhronis is setting the pace here as the number one connoisseur of Paige collectibles. Do you think we’ll see him dominate the rest of the listings… or will a challenger emerge? Continue reading
Welcome to Seven Things, a list that will run weekly and consist of very eclectic topics. These are of my opinions and doesn’t express the views of others on WrestlingOnEarth.
Wrestling fans are a fickle bunch, especially in this day and age where the internet has made it easier be so. Today, I’ll be discussing the 7 stages a wrestler can go through in regards to fan outlook on him or her. Most wrestlers will only experience a few but there are a select who have or is on the path to endure all. *cough* CM Punk *cough*
I’m not saying I’m above or different from the sect of fans who portray these reactions at the reactionary times because I definitely am a part of a few of these in current day examples. This is not really a criticism piece, it’s definitely not an approval piece, it’s more just a thing that happens and it’s been on my mind so here goes.
Reminder: If you have any suggestions for future Seven Things columns, feel free to share them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter: @typicalROHfan.
Stage I: Curiosity
When a wrestler is a new face to many, it’s fresh and enjoyable. Sami Zayn is currently the best example of that. Most fans didn’t see his work prior to WWE and even fans who have seen him in the past are seeing a new side of him so for all intents and purposes, he’s a new wrestler and a phenomenal one.
As he’s seen more, fans become more attached and proclaim him as somewhat of “their guy” because they are building his fan base before he even shows his face on television. Somewhat heart warming, somewhat hipster logic, fans take a pride in him and rally behind him as he makes the next steps in his career.
In his WWE documentary, CM Punk stated that he “feels sorry for anyone who doesn’t have tattoos”. Here are some reasons why this might be a silly thing to say, with evidence of some truly remarkable tattoos sourced from the skin of wrestling fans.
A lot of these were sourced from the Wrestling Tattoos Facebook page, which you should absolutely check out. Also, if you’ve got a hunger for more questionable tattoos, why not read our article about the Worst Back Tattoos in Wrestling?
IMPORTANT NOTE: Wrestling On Earth is a confirmed no-judge zone, so we’re not saying that any of these tattoos are terrible, nor are we questioning the sanity of their owners – you can make your own minds up about that.
Yep, this is what we’re starting with. There’s a LOT going on here, but what’s most interesting is how the dimensions of the already beefy Hulkster are just CRAZY. Look at those arms! Is that intentional or was the artist just confused about exactly how many inches Hogan’s famous pythons are? Contrarily, his waist is so tiny that I can only assume he’s wearing a girdle.
If you were to get a tattoo of the Hulkster’s face on your butt cheek, what expression would you want him to have? Probably ‘coyly smug’, right? Right.
I HAVE ZERO SNARKY COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ONE, IT JUST FLAT-OUT RULES. Look at his cheeky little man-boobs! From now on, this is how I’ll always picture Hulk Hogan in my mind’s eye. Continue reading