Someone Bought This: The Razor Ramon foam razor is so very wrong…

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Razor Ramon Foam Razor

This Razor Ramon foam razor was produced in the mid-90′s and meant to be waved around at WWF live events like the classic “We’re #1!” Foam Finger.

WWF Hulk Hogan Foam Finger

Seems harmless enough, right?

Except it’s a razor because the Razor Ramon character was implied to be wealthy Cuban immigrant cocaine dealer…

…and razors are often used to cut coke into lines so you can snort it…

So; what we wound up with were a bunch of 10 year olds waving around a big foam representation of drug paraphernalia!

And you thought the Attitude Era was edgy?!

I bet that flew right over the heads of most of the parents…

The image used above is courtesy of RadWrestling.com’s Foam Finger section (check out all the fantastic images of classic WWF/WCW Foam Fingers there along with lots of other cool classic wrestling merchandise!).

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25 Responses to "Someone Bought This: The Razor Ramon foam razor is so very wrong…"
  1. Joe T says:

    I can believe it, the things the WWE did and will do for a buck will never cease to amaze…I wouldn’t have been surprised if they had made foam hands with the middle finger sticking up for the kids to wear during the attitude era.

  2. John says:

    And as a bonus you get a phony $100 bill you can roll up and pretend to snort our other fine product…ICO-PRO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Bobbotello the 5th Ninja says:

    Hey later on everyone wore shirts that said “Suck it” even kids younger than me at the time. We all knew what that was about and nobody cared about that either. Things in wrestling become popular and are made into foam or written on shirts and sometimes we forget that whole filthy undertone meaning and we just don’t give a rats ass. I was in middle school at time of the DX craze and everyone was cross chopping teachers,principals, librarians. No one cared about how absoulutley ignorant it was to do that. We were wrestling fans in the Attitude Era that were young, dumb and ugly and we loved it.

  4. Rose Harmon says:

    I followed the RadWrestling link, and immediately, it looked like 1997 threw up all over my computer. That site needs some updating!

  5. James S says:

    I remember when I was a kid, and I wanted an Al Snow “Head” t-shirt. I remember my mom flat out refused to let me get it. I didnt understand why at the time, mostly because she wouldn’t tell me the reason why I couldnt have it, but at the age of 24, it all makes sense why I wasn’t allowed to have it back than.

  6. Frozen Banana Expert says:

    Honestly, I highly doubt anyone made the connection, kind of like Waylon Mercy (who’s gimmick portrayed the stalker-rapist from Cape Fear).

    Vince has never been to quick on the uptake in terms of film or pop culture references, so to assume he could make the connection between razors and drug paraphernalia is such a massive stretch that I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt in this instance.

  7. hobu0 says:

    How about the shirt that said “Va-Chyna Envy”?

    Or the Val Venis shirt with the letters of his name spelled out by what appeared to be a thick, white liquid? Fricken sick!

  8. Art0Donnell says:

    This is the first time I’ve ever thought about Razor’s name.

  9. Mr. Glen says:

    Your answer why they did it: Vince is perennially 20 years behind the times. He probably thought that Razor carried that blade around to shave with!

    • TMS says:

      I’d be surprised if Vince even heard of Scarface at the time they came up with Razor Ramon.

      • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

        I believe Scott himself came up with the idea and presented it to Vince… but yeah, I doubt Vince has ever seen the movie.

        • Sir Cheese says:

          According to a shoot interview that I saw with Scott Hall, he said that he pitched the idea to Vince and Pat Patterson as a joke. He went into the meeting with them and just did a flat out Tony Montana impression. He didn’t even make up new lines, just quoted from the movie, and he suggested vignettes for the character that were just recreated scenes from the film. He thought they would get the joke and they would move on to a more serious character, but both Vince and Pat started freaking out and telling Hall that he was a complete genius, thinking that he had created this entire character out of thin air. Hall said that he found out later that neither Patterson nor McMahon were aware of Scarface and had no idea what it was, so his joke completely went over their heads and he ended up playing the character on TV.

          Funny enough, Hall said that McMahon came up with the “Razor” part of the character’s name, so who knows what that’s about.

    • nickca says:

      Vince may have never seen Scarface, but you seriously think he wouldn’t know that a razor is used to cut cocaine? Vince McMahon, who was a very rich young man in the 1980s and surrounded by known cocaine users? I’d be shocked if he never took a toot with the Hulkster now and then.

  10. Down With OPC says:

    All I could imagine was the razor being used to slit the wrist of Hulk’s foam hand.

  11. Jason says:

    it was a razor because his name was Razor. That was the only part of the thought process I’m sure

  12. Jeremy says:

    Featuring a subtle hint of another member of the Kliq in the middle, before he was Triple H, he was 4H, and instead of a blue blood, he would’ve been a carnie.

  13. Jimbolian says:

    I wonder if WWE had any surplus of these Razor Ramon foam razors. They easily could have tagged on “Tim White” on them in 2005-2006 during his suicidal phase.

  14. Kurt says:

    Oh man, I completely forgot about that Val Venis one. That was BRUTAL. I remember at Fully Loaded 2000, I had to buy the original Jerichoholics shirt (not a bad choice) because my parents wouldnt let me buy The Rock’s Poontang Pie shirt. Like i knew what Poontang was. The shirt was funny, that’s all I cared about.

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