I’ve been a fan of pro wrestling since I was an toddler. It’s not something many people praise or speak proudly of, it’s just something that happens and it never leaves. I remember vividly, to this day, my great grandmother and I watching wrestling. She loved Hulk Hogan and hung proudly above her bed a glossy 80’s poster of the icon. She probably wouldn’t support my opinion on him these days, but regardless, she was a fan and so will I forever be.
This may be one of my favorite pictures. For such a long time I had this image in my head, this memory, but it wasn’t until about a year ago that i was given this picture that let me actually see it again.
Not only am I a fan of wrestling, but I am proudly a historian. I have a hard time watching today’s WWE because its just not good. They call themselves “entertainment”. I want wrestling. I love IMPACT wrestling because its as old school as we can possibly get these days. I don’t spend much time analyzing todays wrestling, but I constantly absorb information about the days when the sport was great. The days of World Class Championship Wrestling, the NWA, AWA, and even WCW. I loved it and I could read about these days forever. One wrestler I remember being captivated with was the great Bruiser Brody. His legendary matches with Abdullah the Butcher, his legendary tag matches with Stan Hanson, and reading about how he was a true outlaw in the sport.
Brody and Hanson. There wasn’t a tougher tag team that ever existed.
Brody and Abby had some of the biggest battles ever.
So I decided that it was time for a wrestling tribute shirt. I give you the Bruiser Brody Tribute shirt: