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7 hours ago, Jiji said:

An Asian Couger t-shirt. So obscure! Did it have his mask on it and not just the words "ASIAN COUGER"? 😁 

I had no idea he worked ECCW and was all over the place before Osaka Pro.

It has pictures of him on it and Japanese writing, so it could literally say "MILF HUNTER" under it and I would have no idea!

We saw him at an ECCW show and dude was doing headfirst dives over the ropes in a low-ceilinged Elk's Hall that no longer exists for a tiny little Kelowna crowd who mostly chuckled at his name and little else.

My brother's best reaction wearing a wresting shirt was a DDP shirt he picked up second-hand and had an older woman stop him outside of a drugstore and ask very seriously "Excuse me, what is Dop?"  And you know what? It did look like it said "Dop" on the back!  We still chuckle about that exchange. (And for the record, he very nicely answered "Uh, he's a pro wrestler" and she kind of made a face and left).

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6 hours ago, HumanChessgame said:

I saw some guy who had a backpatch made from a Barely Legal ppv tshirt.

It's possible he wasn't a wrestling fan, and really wanted everyone to know he was into porn starring girls who were 18 but looked younger?

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I was once wearing a Nixon Newell shirt in Spoons, when a guy in a Cody American Nightmare shirt stopped me to say he liked my shirt. I said thanks,  and then there was then an awkward pause where I think he wanted me to return the favour, which didn't happen, before we both went off in opposite directions 

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RJ City and Orton are having a very funny Twitter exchange currently. 

City is wildly entertaining on social media. Can he actually wrestle or is it all shtick?

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18 hours ago, caley said:

Now that you guys mention it: I've owned 5 wrestling shirts in my life.  I have a Randy Savage shirt that is like 7 years old and still looks new (that's an Old Navy shirt), a Christopher Daniels shirt that I don't wear anymore because it looks more religious than wrestling (which I bought directly from him) but is still completely wearable otherwise despite being almost 20 years old and an Asian Cooger shirt (which I bought from him and was sized all weird and I was honestly never able to really wear but still looks pristine). Yet my two official shirts were: an nWo shirt which was a WCW product and looked like it had been consumed by moths within months of getting it; and a WWE Bushwhackers shirt which is older but now faded into oblivion and also covered in holes.  

I have five I Was There shirts from the WWE house shows I attended and four Daniel Bryan shirts. A Undertaker, Chris Jericho, Cesaro, Sasha Banks and Kevin Owens shirt as well. I'm waiting for my NJPW hoodie I ordered from NJPW's Global Shop to arrive.

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Given that my wardrobe consists mostly of heavy metal shirts and wrestling shirts, I can confirm that the heavy metal shirts get more response from folks in sheer volume when I'm out walking around or running errands, though I do live in Los Angeles so there's a lot of us out here. Mostly though, the exchange is simply "cool shirt", devil horns, and asking each other if we saw them the last time they were in town.

When someone does get the wrestling shirts, the conversation is usually longer. 50/50, I've met some really cool people through the wrestling shirts, and as well as the people who either only watch Raw and treat it like it's real, or have the dirt-worst Internet smark rant opinions (Roman SUCKS!). Luckily I have gotten pretty good at getting out of the second side of those conversations.

I once wore a homemade "I Broke Wahoo's Leg" t-shirt to the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. Only one person saw the shirt that day and got the reference, but that one person was the bassist for Turmoil, so that was better to me than ten randos complimenting it.

I also once made friends at a heavy metal festival because I showed up wearing a Jeff Cobb t-shirt, and bumped into a person that was wearing an LIJ hoodie, and we got to shooting the shit about both wrestling and metal.

The wrestling shirt that gets the most reaction in the wild though is an old-school 1995 Razor Ramon t-shirt with the era-appropriate WWF logo on the back. A friend attended a RAW taping in '95, went to college immediately afterwards, some stuff from home went into storage, and he completely forgot that he owned the shirt until digging around in his parents' house around 2010, and sent it to me as a surprise birthday gift that year. I've worn the shirt every year that I attended Wrestlemania from 2015 through 2019, and it obviously gets plenty of response in that environment, but also gets plenty of love when I wear it out in the wild here and there.

 

Vintage-1995-WWF-Razor-Ramon-Shirt-L-XL.

 

Though unfortunately, the Razor Ramon t-shirt was a double-edged sword at the first Joey Janela's Spring Break, where Virgil had his merch booth set up in the lobby, and once me and the people I was talking to realized that, we tried to keep our distance and I purposefully turned my back to the table to avoid eye contact, but Virgil saw I was wearing the Razor Ramon t-shirt, so he used it as an excuse to swoop around my blind side, tap me on the shoulder, and hold his hands up in the "Too Sweet" gesture, and start telling us Scott Hall and nWo stories in an attempt to get us to come over and buy stuff from him. He also talked about how he "wrestled Ted Dibiase at Wrestlemania in front of 60,000 people at Wembley Stadium" and started a riot at MSG the first time he walked down that aisle.

And oddly enough, the metal/metal-adjacent t-shirts that get the most talkative reaction are my Graf Orlock t-shirts. I think there's like 500 of us that have ever heard or seen Graf Orlock, but all of us gravitate to each other with great enthusiasm when we see a shirt in the wild. That makes sense in LA where the band is from, but I've had random folks in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan give me a shout out while wearing a Graf Orlock shirt on a night out while visiting that area.

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I used to wear wrestling shirts out in the wild more often but have been mostly shy about it recently.  If I have one on I just put a plain shirt or something over it.  But the times I do wear one it doesn't get a reaction and for me that's for the best.  Best I did recently was talk current wrestling with a guy working at Gamestop.

Now in the past I wore one of the original ROH shirts (company shirt, not for anybody in particular) at a "comedy" show.  I put that in quotes as the guy on stage was somebody I went to school with and he absolutely sucked.  Poor guy.  But the two dudes sitting behind me noticed the ROH shirt and we became fast friends due to wrestling and ragging on the guy that we all ended up knowing.  They're pretty good guys and we've done some pretty cool shit through the years.  Heck, they even came to my new house to watch AEW Revolution and we spent a lot of the time last Saturday talking about our love for Orange Cassidy (turns out our wives love him even more)  And it all started with wearing a wrestling shirt.

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24 minutes ago, Death From Above said:

I feel like there's a 50/50 chance this was the name of a MLW show at one point.

I'm pretty sure those wrestling death pools that were going around in the late 90s and early 2000s, had Sabu as a 50/50 bet at some point.  

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53 minutes ago, Curt McGirt said:

The Summerslam from 2016 is gonna be on FS1 here in half an hour.

I had to Wiki the show to even remember wtf happened on it. A lot of that seems like forever ago. I had totally forgotten the Dudley's nostalgia run.

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1 hour ago, Andy in Kansas said:

 

I bet his favorite episode  is "The Face Painter", since that's Demon Puddy.

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3 hours ago, Andy in Kansas said:

 

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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8 hours ago, PetrolCB said:

I bet his favorite episode  is "The Face Painter", since that's Demon Puddy.

Guarantee you his least favorite episode is the ones with George coming out of the water yelling "IT'S SHRINKAGE"

 

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I had the exact same plan. I don't really do tv so I set myself a target of about one per working day. I'm currently up to episode 23 and there may be another pandemic before I finish.

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3 minutes ago, Ultimo Necro said:

Pft, I’ve seen every Seinfeld gif ever just by reading this messageboard for 10+ years.

You're welcome

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11 hours ago, hammerva said:

Guarantee you his least favorite episode is the ones with George coming out of the water yelling "IT'S SHRINKAGE"

 

Nah, probably season 3's "The Dog". That's just a brutal episode to sit through. The first episode is pretty rough as well.

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14 minutes ago, Ultimo Necro said:

Pft, I’ve seen every Seinfeld gif ever just by reading this messageboard for 10+ years.

You need better use of the ignore button, then. 🙂

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