Someone Bought This: Meet Wild Cat Willie (and be afraid!)

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WCW Wild Cat Willie trading card

Again from The Wrestling Card Collector’s Page comes this Wild Cat Willie (“W.C.W”- get It?) trading card from this line of WCW Main Event Trading Cards put out in 1995.

If Mr. Willie (boy, that sounds wrong) doesn’t look familiar; it’s because he was the mascot WCW used to bring out before WCW Worldwide and Saturday Night tapings would start to amp up the crowd.

He’d run around! He’d jump on a trampoline!

But mostly he’d be really annoying.

Here’s a better picture of the trading card…

WCW Main Event Wild Cat Willie card bigger

and three pictures of the later (and far creepier!) version of Wild Cat Willie.

WCW Wild Cat Willie later version WCW Wild Cat Willie later version 2

WCW Wild Cat Willie 8x10 Glossoy Promotional photo

Yarr! That’ll replace the whale in me nightmares!

Yes, WCW made a mascot for children that was so hideous and frightening that it was sure to scare the crap out of them!

That’s kind of the opposite of the effect you want a mascot to have, isn’t it?…

Sadly, due to budget cutbacks, Wild Cat Willie was put down in the late 90’s.

But not before he got his own t-shirt!

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27 Responses to "Someone Bought This: Meet Wild Cat Willie (and be afraid!)"
  1. CP says:

    At least the first version of Willie looked like a cat. Version 2.0 looked like ALF’s pothead cousin.

  2. Anon says:

    TNA would do this same stuff later on with that Kangaroo called Stomper.

    Wild Cat Wille vs Stomper in a mascot fight

  3. Drew says:

    That thing looks like Savage with a little more arm hair.

  4. John C says:

    “It’s WCW where the big cats play!!!!”

  5. Mike says:

    When the company decided to finally get rid of Wild Cat Willie, did he at least still get to collect a six figure salary while sitting at home?

  6. KatieVictoriasSecret says:

    Someone was paid thousands of dollars to make that costume.

    And people wonder how WCW went out of business..

  7. John C says:

    Coming soon to WWE Network the Stone Cold Steve Austin Podcast Interview with Wildcat Willie. Here all the backstage gossip and find out what happens when shiz-net gets real. All the major players from WCW of that era will be discussed Blacktop Bully, Bunkhouse Buck, Alex Wright and the high heel shoe which was featured most prominently in Nitro Main Event lame finishese. This is one Willie that isn’t needing protection any longer.

  8. Raven7309 says:

    WrestlecrapMania main event: Wild Cat Willie vs the Gobbledy Gooker in a “No Holds Barred” 8 sided ring with Rip in the Gooker’s corner and Zeus in Willie’s corner. Commentary team: 1980s Vince McMahon as your play-by-play announcer and Dusty Rhodes doing colour commentary.

  9. Mav says:

    The second Willie costume is no joke scary.

    Shocked Russo didn’t put the World Championship on Willie.

    • Alexandru says:

      Haha yeah surprised Russo didn’t resurrect Willie for that sole purpose. Still would have been a more credible Champ than Arquette

      • Caveman says:

        You think so? Problem is, there’d be a swerve where WCW Champion Willy takes his head off and is revealed to be…David Arquette who is the illegitimate son of Vince Russo!

  10. Alexandru says:

    Good lord that really is a creepy costume. Who the hell thought a mascot would be needed in wrestling?

  11. MrMonster1971 says:

    The later Willie looks like it could be in Teen Wolf 3.

  12. Andy says:

    Which unfortunate member of the Guerrero family was forced to wear that? I haven’t seen a fury that scary since Hacksaw and the Hendersons.

  13. Sean O says:

    Wild Cat Willie v2 looked like a Baboon…dunno why no one brought that up yet

  14. Down With OPC says:

    The later Wild Cat Willie looks like an Animorph of Randy Savage.

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