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LJNs, POPs, Pringles are Jeffrey Scott’s collecting passions

Referees, commentators and ring announcers exist in the gray area of pro wrestling industry professionals who aren’t “the office” or “the boys.” Although “on screen” talent, they don’t get to capitalize on the benefits of merchandise tie ins. Despite this Jeffrey...

Figuring out ‘convention exclusives’ and the early dolls

San Diego Comic Con is cancelled this year and will be replaced by an event called Comic-Con-At-Home. Although the name implies otherwise, comic books do not even cover close to the majority of what can be found at SDCC as they once did when it came to be in the...

The bear facts on McKigney’s classic posters

The posters that advertised pro wrestling in small-town Canada—particularly those hyping shows promoted by “Bearman” Dave McKigney—are works of art in a genre truly their own. The rigid single-colour planes and offset grids of the posters allowed McKigney to...

The merchandise of Sinn Bodhi

“Spend money to make money” is an axiom in business. Professional wrestlers spend money on things like ring gear, transportation and training. Of course, it’s also common to invest in the design and production of merchandise: T Shirts and 8x10 photos, the bread and...

Introducing ‘Behind the Gimmick Table’

During this unprecedented time, the biggest stars in wrestling are currently forced to do their jobs in front of empty arenas. Despite more content, and plenty of outlets to push it, the viewership is lower than ever. It seems that digital content, on a screen, cannot...

An unexpected championship Easter basket

A-tisket a-tasket, this writer bought himself a pro wrestling Easter basket. Recently, I was walking through my local supermarket where pre-filled Easter baskets were on display. I glanced at the various themed baskets and recalled fond childhood memories of Easter....

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