Welcome to our new feature, Selling the Merch, where we take a look at the merchandising world of pro wrestling merchandise. If you see anything you want to be featured, pass it along to @RobWilkins on Twitter.
Sting's First AEW Shirt Breaks PW Tees 24-Hour Sales Record.
When Sting showed up on the December 2nd episode of AEW Dynamite, it shocked the Wrestling World. Fightful's Robert DeFelice has a story on a record-breaking day for Stinger. It is nothing new for Sting to have high merchandise revenue. During the 1990's nobody on the WCW roster had more merchandise than Sting.
This is not including the merchandise numbers he split with others like in his NWO Wolfpack days. He possibly could have made money on merchandise he didn't deserve, no fault on his own, though. Here is part of a transcript that Fightful published in a story about Chris Jericho when he was on The Major Figure Wrestling Podcast. He told the hosts Zack Ryder and Brian Myers about how WCW and their royalty checks.
"When I was in WCW, that was my first action figure. The first one was a set with Dean Malenko. My girlfriend at the time found one and bought it at Walmart or wherever. On the receipt, it didn't say Malenko-Jericho; it said Hogan-Sting. That's when I realized every single action figure sold at that time, maybe not across the world, but in that store, was attributed to Hogan. I was told that's impossible, but I have the receipt".
Pat McAfee First WWE Shirt Now Available At WWE Shop
The WWE has officially released their first Pat McAfee T-Shirt, which is now available on WWE Shop. It retails for $27.99
NEW DVD & Blu-ray Collection of The Undertaker Coming Soon
The Undertaker first appeared on our TVs over thirty years ago, and though he is wrapping his time up in the business, he is still staying busy. The WWE had just recently announced that The Undertaker joined Tik Tok and did some Cameo videos recently. Now, he has a new DVD and Blu-ray coming out. This Blu-ray will not be available in the United States.
This DVD collection features all five exclusive, 5-part docuseries; the WWE gives a rare and revealing glimpse at Mark Calaway, the man behind Undertaker. Witness the Deadman’s journey as he comes out of the darkness to put the final nail in the coffin of his legendary career.WWE: Undertaker The Last Ride (DVD)
This 2-Disc DVD set is available on Walmart.com now or on Amazon.com starting December 15th
Just In Time For The Holidays, AEW & PW Tees Release Over Two Dozen New Products
New items aplenty are available at the PWTees Store. Almost everything released is all AEW, but there are a few other items that also came out. Some of the AEW talents who had new products out are AEW Champion Jon Moxley, Kenny Omega, Dr. Britt Baker, Chris Jericho, Adam Page, FTR, and Lance Archer.
They also have some other new products of “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Owen Hart, Jay White, Danhausen, MLW, and others.
Kota Ibushi G1 Climax 30 Champion Autographed Photo and Framed
New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Tokon Shop Global is currently accepting pre-orders for Kota Ibushi G1 Climax 30 Champion Autographed Photo and Frame. The price of the item is $170.00; there are no taxes on this item. Shipping and Handling cost determined at checkout.
The Undertaker and Snoop Dogg Collaborating
This story will be falling in the “I did not see that coming” category. The Phenom and Snoop are forming a tag-team for a new merchandise line.
The following is from Fightful’s Robert DeFelice November 20th Report on Fightful.com The Undertaker & Snoop Dogg Collaboration.
“The line includes T-shirts, a hoodie, beanie, and posters fusing the worlds of each icon with graphics like vintage rap t-shirt with inspired collages. Snoop Dogg is also celebrating an anniversary, his debut album Doggystyle released 27 years ago on November 23, 1993."
The WWE releases Gears of War and New Day Merchandise.
The WWE continues to get some flack from fans for splitting up one of their favorite tag-teams and also future Hall of Famers. These items will still sell, but WWE dropped the ball on many things to make a profit.
Currently, WWEShop shows five items available. Two Shirts, one hoodie, one sweater, and an 18x24 poster.
Prepare yourself for #SurvivorSeries!— Gears of War (@GearsofWar) November 20, 2020
Harness the power of positivity through pancakes and Lancers! The New Day x Gears of War capsule collection drops now! Check out the WWE shop https://t.co/i80uHagKtn#gearsofwar #gears5 #wwe pic.twitter.com/pi1U6z8P5D
Jey Uso gets own WWE Shirt, “I’mma Get ‘Em”
Jey Uso recently made it back to the table with the “Head of the Table” Roman Reigns. Now, he’s getting his very own shirt. The WWE Shop has released his new T-Shirt, “I’mma Get ‘Em.” The shirt retails for $27.99 for Men’s or Women’s Adult sizes and $24.99 in Youth sizes.
I would recommend searching for deals on their website; otherwise, they usually run a promotion during Raw.
WWE and Ripple Junction Release New Legends Line of Clothing
The WWE and Ripple Junction recently released some new nostalgic-style shirts. They have 23 different styles or wrestlers for that matter, including some classic wrestlers that don’t have much new merchandise, if any.
Here is a list of some of the wrestlers who have shirts in this series
Jake “The Snake” Roberts
Get nostalgic with these #WWE Legend Fanzine T-Shirts! Each design features a WWE Legend with their nicknames, achievements, and accolades! Collect all of our #WWE @RippleJunction Fanzine T-shirts today at #WWEShop!https://t.co/U3FG6Pf6Vn pic.twitter.com/veKErFcok5— WWEShop.com (@WWEShop) November 24, 2020
ProWrestlingTees teams up with the Owen Hart Foundation again.
Pro Wrestling Tees has some new Owen Hart product out, with all proceeds going to the Owen Hart Foundation. The site currently shows four shirts, three regular shirts, one sleeveless shirt, two hoodies, two masks, and one poster. All Profit goes to the Owen Hart Foundation.
New WWE Sticker Collection coming from Topps in 2021
Topps will be releasing a WWE Road to Wrestlemania: Official Sticker Collection in early 2021. Based on the tweet below, it will definitely be released in the United Kingdom. I have contacted Topps to see if they can confirm if the sticker collection will be released in other countries.
--Some news...--— Ash Rose (@AshroseUK) November 19, 2020
Sat on this one for a while, but can reveal I have worked with @Topps_UK on creating the brand new WWE Sticker collection.
This was so much fun & I had big support from @OSullivanTim, so I hope fans enjoy the collection. Roll on January. pic.twitter.com/yhwRbJbDlo
Something I Noticed: Freshly Squeezed is Where the Money is.
Orange Cassidy has had two of the hottest selling shirts on Pro Wrestling Tees, and it has been like that majority of the time this year. Cassidy has five items on Pro Wrestling Tee’s Yearly Best Sellers list.
I have seen Orange Cassidy at some Indy Shows, and his products are always moving. Whether it’s autographs, shirts, or pictures, the guy is making money.
If I don’t see an Orange Cassidy Halloween Costume in stores, that means someone dropped the ball.
Also, Chris Jericho has five items on the Yearly Best Sellers list. However, if we count the Inner Circle, he has eight.
Something else I noticed is that Chris Jericho has five items on the Yearly Best Sellers list. However, if we count the Inner Circle, he has eight. I was curious about Jericho’s older products from his time in the WWF/WWE, and those products on the secondary market have been selling well also.
Orange Cassidy wore his blood-stained shirt from last week's accident. Perfect ------ pic.twitter.com/635ZnmhtJL— Fightful Wrestling (@FightfulWrestle) July 2, 2020
If I Had a Money Tree...
I recently came across something that I would want if I had a money tree or could afford it, for that matter. I can honestly say I have no idea what I would even do with it, but it would be mine.
High Spots has a WCW Nitro Ring Canvas for sale. Below is an excerpt on how it was acquired.
“This item was discovered in a storage unit from Memphis Championship Wrestling! MCW used to be the original developmental territory promotion, and the WWF gave them various items to display and use. When the WWF discontinued their program with MCW, this was stored away and forgotten... until now!!! Get this super rare used item that makes a unique collector's item!!”
Thank You for taking the time to read Selling the Merch, where we look at the merchandising world of pro wrestling merchandise. If you see anything you want to be featured, please pass it along to me on Twitter @RobWilkins.