I found this article on WWF Superstars cereal. Ralston’s cereals were always pretty good (Remember their Batman cereal?). The WWF Superstars cereal box helpfully says:
HINT OF VANILLA. ARTIFICIALLY FLAVORED.
SWEET, BUT NO PUSHOVER.
Wait a minute… “Sweet, but no pushover”?
I get the cute wrestling wordplay, but I don’t even understand what that’s supposed to mean in relation to the cereal. That sounds like it’s describing me, not a cereal.
The cereal pieces were shaped like stars (Oh! As in “Superstars”? How clever!). I was hoping for pieces shaped like The Ultimate Warrior’s face paint or Hulk Hogan’s bandana or something.
At least it has no evil Tropical Oils (was that a big health concern in the early 1990’s or something?). I want one of those Flip Books they gave away! Does anyone have one of those? Please comment below if you do.
Oh man, if I’d won the contest, I could’ve met R.D himself at WrestleMania VIII since he was lucky enough to be there in person. That’s better than a crummy ol’ Flip Book any day!
I’m surprised there was never a commercial for this for them to air on WWF TV around the time. You’d think that would be a no-brainer.