Someone Bought This: It seemed like a cool shirt at the time…

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WWF D-Generation X Operation DX Troop 69 shirt 1

Someone bought this D-Generation X…

And that “someone” was uh… me.

But I can explain!

Picture it…

Sicily, 1924…

The Golden Girls Sophia

Oh wait sorry, wrong story!

Picture it… It was 1998. I was 17 years old.

The Attitude Era was in full swing. D-Generation X was all over TV and had been doing some very funny skits.

Oh yeah, and they had really good theme music.

The “Operation DX” on the front of the shirt really isn’t the problem here.

It’s what’s on the back…

WWF D-Generation X Operation DX Troop 69 shirt 2

“Troop 69”.

I saw this shirt in a merchandise catalog and though to myself “Yes! This shirt is edgy! This shirt is cool! This shirt has a crude and oh-so-subtle sexual reference on it! I must have it! Take my $25 + $5.99 Shipping And Handling, WWF!!”.

Oh-ho-ho! I thought this was so edgy and rebellious. I even wore it to school because I thought I was such a bad ass wearing it.

(Some things only make sense in the mind of a teenager).

It wasn’t any of those things of course. and wearing it certainly didn’t make me cool in anyone’s eyes.

It just made me look like a perverted idiot with no sense of what’s appropriate to wear out in public amongst my peers.

Thanks a load, late-90’s WWF Marketing Department!

Did any of you Crappers wear a wrestling shirt as a kid or teen that you later regretted? Leave a comment and share your story!

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4 Responses to "Someone Bought This: It seemed like a cool shirt at the time…"
  1. Sean Bateman says:

    Troop 69? sounded like a porn starring Sunny.

    • John C says:

      She liked the motto Be All You Can Be, except her motto was Take All That You Can Take. Sunny also wasn’t referred to as The Big Gulp just because of her love of 7-11.

  2. John C says:

    You were just a sucker at the time for Operation DX. At least you came to your senses before letting them swallow more of your hard earned bucks.

  3. CF says:

    Truly, “the ’90s sucked.”

    The Attitude Era had a lot of Attitude — what it did *NOT* have a lot of was “fun”….

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