Someone Bought This: Wrestlemania V Shirt

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Normally, the Big Cheese writes Someone Bought This, but I’ve left a trail of Reese’s Pieces leading from his computer to the woods so I can take over. Remember BC, if you get lost, you can always find East by staring directly into the sun.

The title “Someone Bought This” is appropriate because this Wrestlemania V shirt belongs to me, though I have no idea how I got it. I was too young to attend, but a safe bet would be that my parents somehow got it for me. Maybe it was through the WWF Magazine or from a friend that was there live? It’s not like it is today where you can conveniently buy anything off of Amazon and Ebay.

Or if you’re a risk-taker, meeting a weirdo off Craigslist at a Home Depot parking lot to buy his Mid-South Wrestling tape collection.

The shirt is wonderfully 80′s with the colorful “artwork” and whenever I look at it, I can hear Vince McMahon in his ultimate carnival barker voice, “The Mega Powers… EXPLODE here at Wrestlemania Five!!!”

It’s actually one of the few pieces of wrestling merchandise that I own and I’ve had it for almost my entire life. It’s certainly a “blast” from the past. See what I did there?

Do any of you Crappers have old wrestling merch of possibly unknown origins?

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10 Responses to "Someone Bought This: Wrestlemania V Shirt"
  1. "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

    *goes blind from staring into the sun*.

    On the plus side.. mmm.. delicious Reese’s Pieces.

    The two guys on the front look like really bad impersonators that you’d hire to come to your kid’s birthday party.

  2. Porter Sultzbaugh says:

    If I may dare to say on behalf of “The Big Cheese” Paul Kraft …
    OOH A PIECE OF CANDY !
    OOH A PIECE OF CANDY !
    OOH A PIECE OF CANDY !
    OOH A PIECE OF CANDY !
    OOH A PIECE OF CANDY !
    OOH A PIECE OF CANDY !
    OOH A PIECE OF CANDY !
    OOH A PIECE OF CANDY !

  3. John C says:

    Yeah there’s this guy named Vince who won’t stop hounding me until I promise to buy his “network” on Sunday.

  4. Downtown OPC says:

    I used to have a Hulk Hogan eraser head that my parents got me, before I even really got into wrestling.

  5. Walt says:

    A few years ago my sister and brother in law gave me a Macho King and Hulk Hogan stamp set

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      If you still have it, I’d love to put it up on the site! :) Shoot me an email if you can take a picture of it.

  6. Walt says:

    It’ll have to be this summer. I live in Florida, but if it’s still around, it’ll be at my parent’s place in Canada. Headin back this summer, I’ll look for it.

  7. The Scanian Maniac says:

    In the early 1990s I got a WWE Panini sticker album, somehow. In Swedish language. Even the wrestling moves was poorly translated, thus for example clothesline was literaly translated to the Swedish word for laundry drying…

    Wrestling wasn’t even aired on any Swedish tv channel at the time.

  8. Richard says:

    I totally have that shirt! WM5 was the last event I watched on closed-circuit TV (as I had with WM3 and WM4), and I bought that t-shirt at the venue. I’ve also got one from Summerslam ’88, but I was actually at MSG for that one. I’ve still got both in a box somewhere, possibly along with a t-shirt from the Michael Keaton Batman film…

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