Someone Bought This: WWF and other wrestling shirts at Hot Topic in 1998

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Hot Topic website WWF Wrestling Shirts 1998

My buddy Matt over at Dinosaur Dracula has a great brand new article up as part of his “Deadsites” series covering things that were offered at the Hot Topic website in 1998 that is well worth checking out!

It’s a real time capsule of what was popular and cool back then.

I love that someone decided to create and sell an El Santo shirt of all things.

And remember, you always want people to know that you’re nWo 4 Life- even when it’s dark out! So you’d better get that Glow In The Dark nWo shirt!

How many of you Crappers had at least one of these shirts pictured up there? C’mon, let’s see some hands (or comments)!

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16 Responses to "Someone Bought This: WWF and other wrestling shirts at Hot Topic in 1998"
  1. John says:

    The Hit Man was upset because he wanted an El Dandy t-shirt.

  2. Scrooge Mcsuck says:

    I still have my Austin Class of 3:16 shirt somewhere in a box in my closet. That and my Hulkamania bandana are the only wardrobe items I’ve ever purchased related to wrestling (unless the CM Punk wrist-bands bundled with the DVD set count). I have butt-loads of everything else, but never thought wearing it was the best move for my public image. 😛

  3. John says:

    1998 I was in middle school I had the original NWO shirt and a wolfpac shirt. I also had a dx shirt and a WWF shirt that had most of the AE main stars on it as well as a special new years shirt which featured Austin. At that time I saw many people wearing wrestling shirts so it wasn’t something to be ashamed of. I was at WrestleMania 28 and there I picked up a retro Austin 3:16 like the 1 pictured but with 1 skull as well as an Undertaker shirt and a shirt promoting the end of an era match.

  4. Josh Dionio says:

    I remember how WWF stuff used to completely line one of the walls of Hot Topic back then. I think I had picked up one of those Stone Cold Steve Austin pewter dog tags there.

  5. Walt says:

    Back in 1998 I wore DX and nWo. Looking at that list now…I’d wear El Santo.

  6. Emerson Witner says:

    I had that glow in the dark now t-shirt.

  7. Paul says:

    I had one of the Stone Cold DTA t-shirts. I thought I was the cat’s meow in that shirt.

    I remember the nWo glow-in-the-dark shirts, too. I hated that they would glow in the dark, and never owned an nWo shirt because I could never find a plain old, be-dark-in-the-dark version.

  8. drunkenmaster says:

    I miss those prices. Still, the classic Macho Man purple shirt rules them all, brotha’.

  9. ronnie2hotty says:

    I absolutely had the NWO glow in the dark t-shirt!!! For some bizarre reason I still remember that I wore that shirt on my very first day of work at my current job.. which was in December 1999.. to which everyone who worked there then proceeded to call me “Meng” for the next several years…

  10. Zane Pasley says:

    I managed a Hot Topic at the time. Dennis Rodman “Rodzilla” tees went on clearance. I bought about 20 for $.55 each and gave them to my family for Christmas. My grandmother was thrilled.

  11. FriscoKTank says:

    I had a Steve Austin shirt from Hot Topic around this time, but it’s not on that screengrab. The front of it had like a Sheriff’s badge with the rattlesnake on it & said below it, “I don’t have a problem with Authority…” and then on the back it said, “I AM THE AUTHORITY!” – Stone Cold Steve Austin

    I thought it was a badass shirt at the time. I wore to school the day after I bought it & was clearly mistaken. Nobody in my wrestling circle liked that shirt.

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