WRESTLING MERCHANDISE 101: Updated WWE Royal Rumble Merchandise, New Impact Jerseys, WWE Legends Jerseys, and More
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Royal Rumble Merchandise
I attended this year’s WWE Royal Rumble, which was held at the Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, MO. Around 40,000 fans attended the event. While it may not have been a critical success according to many, I was impressed with the production and scale of the event. It’s fun to be in the audience and react to Rumble surprises and other game action. I had a good time. But on the merchandise aspect.
There was a large merchandise stand set up outside the arena for people waiting to enter. Inside the Dome, I saw two merchandise stands on level 100. There was a lot of St. Louis-specific merchandise, including two styles of Royal Rumble “I Was There” shirts ($35), a St. Louis Cardinals baseball jersey ($100), a black Royal Rumble hoodie ($60). ), the St. Louis 3:16 Shirt ($35), the St. Louis Suplex City Shirt ($35), the St. Louis: Home of the Viper Shirt ($35), and a plush Cardinal wearing a t- Royal Rumble shirt ($20). ). The official Royal Rumble program, an oversized book with great photos of the current roster, was available for $20. There weren’t many wrestler-specific merchandise except for a Roman Reigns Bloodline t-shirt, Rey Mysterio mask, and Sasha Banks sunglasses and rings.
A little further down was a Royal Rumble Store, with large photos of the wrestlers outside. Inside there was a wide variety of items. In addition to the aforementioned items, they also had merchandise like hats, Randy Orton plush figures, replica title belts, jewelry, and Funko Pop figures of Roman Reigns, Randy Orton, and Naomi.
The wweshop.com website has added new t-shirts of some of the Royal Rumble’s battle royal contestants including Ronda Rousey, Bad Bunny, Shane McMahon, Michelle McCool, Lita, Kelly Kelly and the Bella Twins.
The Miz met at a Cricket Wireless in town on the morning of the Royal Rumble. The event was very crowded and I saw a huge line of people standing in the 25 degree weather waiting to meet him. A friend of mine who met him said he was really nice.
In the news
Shopimpact.com has added three new shirts: a Deonna Purrazzo “Champ Champ” shirt with her two title belts, an Alisha Edwards shirt, and a Lady Frost “Ice Cold Killer” shirt. All three cost between $24.99 and $26.99 plus shipping.
Brock Lesnar wore a blue flannel shirt on a recent show and now you can get a similar one with his logo on the back and chest for just $49.99 at wweshop.com.
The set of four WWE Retro-style figures (Roddy Piper, “Cowboy” Bob Orton, Mr. T and Mean Gene Okerlund) that went on sale last Friday at Mattel Creations sold out within hours.
After some fans slammed WWE as a “legend” on Smackdown, Danielle Moinet/Summer Rae released a new “Legends Only” t-shirt via prowrestlingtees.com.
For people still looking for the new AEW Upper Deck trading cards, check out the cards section of local Wal-Mart stores. A store near me had boxes of AEW cards (eight decks of cards, eight cards per deck) for $19.99 each (oddly, at checkout they appeared as “WWE cards”).
Killer Kross, Scarlett Bordeaux and Athena (fka Ember Moon) have virtual signings this week with highspotsauctions.com.
Prowrestlingtees.com has limited-edition Street Fighter shirts from AEW wrestlers Darby Allin, Britt Baker, and Bryan Danielson available through February 9.
A set of Bushwhackers Micro Brawlers tags will be available February 1 at 12 p.m. CST on prowrestlingtees.com. Only 300 sets will be available.
Next week: I’ll take a look at one of the top contenders for Figure of the Year!
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