Season’s beatings are upon us, and wrestling fans are clamoring for hot merchandise! In the age of on-demand content and ultra-niche hobbies, a preponderance of exciting items is available to cater to every specific need, and pro wrestling is no exception. The tricky part about gift-giving, especially for wrestling fans, is parsing out what’s actually cool versus what’s tragically nerdy. With that in mind, we’ve put together a quick shopping list for your holiday needs, ranging from custom items to outrageous fashions.
33 Sweet Gifts For Wrestling Fans
Here are your best gifts for the wrestling fan in your life
In his transition from WWE to AEW, Jon Moxley has not only remained the star that he is but thrived in his new setting. His new book, MOX, is a candid look into his life and sees him telling stories about his early wrestling career, his tumultuous time with the WWE, and his new home. It’s a must-read for any Jon Moxley fans and fans of the business in general.
2. Young Bucks: Killing The Business From Backyards To The Big Leagues Book
As the name suggests, this book takes readers through the Young Bucks’ journey from Southern California to the worldwide stage. The book rotates between the brothers’ perspectives and features their signature wit and charm that fans love them for.
3. nWo Wolfpac Satin Jacket
"2 SWEET ME, BRO!" Prepare to hear that phrase screamed in your direction countless times every time you or the fellow nWo Wolfpac follower you buy this jacket for wears it. Throw up that signal and rep for arguably the collect splinter group that was born out of the silver and black nWo stable. Do yourself a favor and take a deep look at Chalk Line's collection of licensed WWE gear to find some other sweet gifts worth buying.
5. Bret Hart Funko Pop!
Funko Pops continue to be an incredibly popular choice for gifts and this one of the legendary Bret "The Hitman" Hart is one of the better options from the Funko line of pro wrestling figures. It shows him with his classic black jacket and pink shades and it’s perfect for any old-school wrestling fan.
6. DND, I’m Watching Wrestling Socks
If you know that your giftee is into pro wrestling but not much more than that in terms of specific brands or wrestlers, perhaps it’s best to keep it light-hearted and vague. These funny socks could be the perfect choice in that scenario. The person you’re gifting them to can watch PPVs throughout winter while keeping their feet warm.
7. WWE Matching Game
This game can be entertaining enough for adults and it’s easy enough for kids to learn. Cards are set face down with each player taking turns to turn a pair of cards face up, all the while trying to remember where the WWE superstars are and whoever matches the most wins. The game comes with 72 tiles.
8. WWE Summerslam - The Complete Anthology
For wrestling fans, the biggest party of the summer always arrives in August in the form of SummerSlam. A couple of years back, WWE compiled an anthology of the popular event through an anthology covering the entirety of shows from 1988 to 2007. Classic SummerSlam bouts starring the likes of Bret Hart, The Rock, Triple H, Edge, and more can all be seen across this series of DVDs that are the ultimate gift for any wrestling fan. Keep in mind that there are anthology DVD collections for WrestleMania and Survivor Series as well!
9. Darby Allin High Tops
AEW wrestler Darby Allin has made a big name for himself in his short career, enough to make himself the target of CM Punk’s return match at AEW All Out earlier this year. If your giftee is a fan, get them these Allin high tops that are a great and unique gift.
10. Mick Foley Ugly Christmas Sweater
Every Christmas needs a good sweater and for pro wrestling fans, it’s hard to get much better than this Mick Foley-themed one. It reads "Have a nice holiday," a play on his popular catchphrase. A simple but great gift.
11. WWE Championship Commemorative Belt
As a child who had the WWE Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship, I can confirm that there were few things more fun than pretending I was in a title fight, hitting moves, and taking bumps with an imaginary opponent on my grandparents’ bed and raising the belt at the end. You can give someone that experience this Christmas with the WWE Championship Commemorative Belt. It has the same prestigious feel as the belts you see on TV, despite being made from zinc alloy. Check out the rest of WWE's collection of replica belts if the person you're gifting one with prefers something else besides this one.
12. Roman Reigns ‘Head Of The Table’ T-Shirt
The Big Dog has had a story with a bunch of peaks and valleys in his time with the WWE. For a while, many found it hard to cheer for him, seeing him as a representation of a larger problem with WWE’s creative team, but that’s in the past now. He’s arguably the face of the company and to celebrate that, you can get the Head Of The Table shirt for a Roman Reigns fan this Christmas.
13. AEW Live Event Mystery Grab Bag Shirt
If you know a wrestling fan who makes it a habit of tuning in for everything All Elite Wrestling produces, then this gift recommendation should appeal to you as a worthy option to consider. There is a cool sense of intrigue that comes from ordering this for you buddy and watching them crack it open to see what shirt they're now the proud recipient of. Will they get an AEW logo shirt, a PPV event shirt, or a shirt that represents one or even two of their favorite members of the AEW roster?
14. There's Just One Problem...: True Tales from the Former, One-Time, 7th Most Powerful Person in WWE
Former WWE head writer Brian Gewirtz has been through it all when it comes to the inner dealings of WWE's backstage happenings. His work has brought him into contact with some of the biggest names in wrestling and even WWE's head honcho himself, Vince McMahon. Gewirtz's fascinating autobiography documents his long WWE tenure, which involves being the sole prosecuted party during "Wrestler's Court," working closely with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and hearing quite the infamous line from none other than Bill Goldberg.
15. NITRO: The Incredible Rise & Inevitable Collapse Of Ted Turner’s WCW
The WCW era in pro wrestling was a short but sweet one and telling its story here is Guy Evans. Whether you were a fan through the late 1990s and early 2000s when it was functioning or not, his account will make you feel like you were right there in the heat of it. Eric Bischoff, former President of WCW, calls it “the most definitive, well written and thoroughly researched book on the rise and fall off WCW” and going further, Conrad Thompson, the host of Something To Wrestle and 83 Weeks, says it’s "without question the very best book ever written on professional wrestling." If that’s not enough to convince you, nothing will be. It’s available as an audiobook too.
16. MJF Shirt
He's better than you...AND YOU KNOW IT! MJF (real name Maxwell Jacob Friedman" is so easy to hate and subsequently so easy to love. We have a feeling you know a wrestling fan that pops like a madman or madwoman every time the opening notes of MJF's theme song come over the loudspeakers at a live AEW show. If that's the case, getting them this T-shirt is the best move you can make.
17. AEW Action Figures
In just under two years, All Elite Wrestling has made a huge impact on the pro-wrestling world, as many expected them to. When I was a kid, playing with WWE action figures like Edge, Randy Orton and John Cena gave me hours of fun and had me running wild with my imagination. Now, AEW has released its own set of action figures. Chris Jericho, Kenny Omega, and Cody Rhodes are all on offer and sure to satisfy both kids who want to play with them and adults who see them as collectible pieces to display, either still in the box or out of it.
18. 'WWE 2K23'
It's pretty wild how many wrestling fans tend to be hardcore gamers. And if for some reason you know one of them and they still haven't picked up WWE 2K23, then remedy that mistake as quickly as you can by adding this quality digital brawler to his or her stocking. What's on offer here is the debut of "WarGames" in video game form, a mode centered around simulating John Cena's biggest matches by playing as his rivals, an improved "MyGM" mode, and so much more.
19. The Rise and Fall of ECW
One of the best-produced documentaries to have ever come from WWE is this engrossing dive into the meteoric ascension and saddening fall of Extreme Championship Wrestling. Major personalities from the hardcore wrestling fed speak from the heart about the good, bad, and ugly of their time spent in the company and the influences (for better or worse) left behind in the company's wake after it closed down in 2001.
20. 'WWE 2K Battlegrounds'
The 2K website describes this new game as having "all-new, over-the-top, in-your-face action" and that’s really better than I could ever describe it. This is a left turn from the usual annual releases from 2K after the developers saw the series start to dwindle slightly in recent years. The pandemic didn’t help either. Instead of pressing on with the same game, they bring us this bundle of fun with plans to return to the standard simulator next year. This is to the WWE 2K series what NBA Playgrounds is to the NBA 2K series. A game that doesn’t take itself too seriously and benefits from it.
21. The Squared Circle: Life, Death, and Professional Wrestling
David Shoemaker dedicated himself to offering a literary time machine that takes wrestling fans back to the early origins of their favorite sport for a thorough understanding of it all. The Squared Circle: Life, Death, and Professional Wrestling is one of those hard-to-put-down tomes that breaks down some of the most historic events in pro wrestling history that span from the 1900s right up until the modern-day renaissance fans are smack dab in the middle of experiencing.
22. Bullet Club Snapback
The Bullet Club will live on forever, no matter where past members of the faction appear. The group has legendary status in Japan and for $29.99, you can rock an official BC snapback from NJPW's merch site.
23. WWE Masters of the WWE Universe Grayskull Mania Bundle
It’s always been easy to imagine pro wrestlers as superheroes—and now Mattel has made this relationship quite literal. The rocky toy ring even has an absurd backstory to go with the redesigned high-fantasy grapplers: Can denim-clad John Cena save "WWEternia" (no, really, that’s what it’s called) from "Terror Claws" Triple H?! Only you can decide!
24. Book It! Board Game
Book It! is the board game where you and a few friends become professional wrestling promoters. You'll have to consider venues, signings, booking, ticket sales, and more as you try to win the most points.
25. Sami vs Generico Dream Match Tee
Around the time El Generico retired from wrestling to run an orphanage in Tijuana, a lovable red-bearded fighter began appearing on NXT. Fans noting similarities between the two have dreamed of the day these legendary grapplers would one day fight, but no one seems to be able to track down the heroic luchador. Sami Zayn's efforts to raise money for victims of the current war in Syria resulted in the creation of this collectible tee.
26. Stone Cold IPA
WWE has distanced itself from the boozy Attitude Era but Stone Cold’s still going strong with his own brand of IPA, featuring "Citra, Cascade, and Chinook hops." Give Santa a "Hell Yeah!" and throw that ol’ boy a brew from America’s favorite badass.
27. An Encyclopedia of Women’s Wrestling
LaToya Ferguson’s excellent and detailed profiles of the biggest names in women’s wrestling are a perfect gift for the brainy fan. The book is perfect for display on a coffee table but also functions as an informative primer for the stories of trailblazing athletes who don’t get nearly enough recognition for shaping the sport we know and love.
28. Adidas Originals DAME 7 x RIC FLAIR Shoes
You may never possess the unique and cocaine-riddled charisma of Ric Flair. But you can at least cop his signature robe look on your feet with Adidas' eccentric sneaker interpretation of his classic pro-wrestling gear.
29. Odd Sox Men's The Outsiders Socks
"HEY YO!" Rest in peace to the great Scott Hall. And it's also worth showing the utmost respect to "Big Sexy" Kevin Nash. Any 90s wrestling fanatic you still know to this day will be forever grateful to you if you hook them up with this pair of NWO-branded socks. With these on your feet, you just gotta do the slow walk down the hallway just like Hall used to do back in the day.
30. Too Sweet: Inside the Indie Wrestling Revolution
The independent wrestling boom was amazing to witness during the rise of Ring of Honor & various feds up until the current-day landscape. New York Times bestselling author Keith Elliot Greenberg does an amazing job chronicling the biggest indie wrestling feds, the major personalities that brought more eyes to each company, and the monumental moments that led to even bigger developments across the wrestling landscape. This book provides a deep inside look at how indie wrestling successfully progressed to where it is now.
31. WWE Ultimate Edition “Macho Man” Randy Savage Action Figure
The "Macho Man" will forever be a pop culture icon and one of the greatest to ever do it within the legendary squared circle. If you're in the market for one of the best-looking Randy Savage action figures out there, then this one should appeal to you or any other fans of the "Madness" out there. WWE's line of Mattel-branded action figures is truly the best of the best due to just how amazingly accurate they all look in comparison to their real-life inspirations. This figure would surely look great on the mantle of any wrestling fan who's big on Golden Era wrestling legends.
32. Framed and Signed WrestleMania VI Poster
HWC Trading is a UK-based print and design studio that's quite adept when it comes to offering signed memorabilia for avid movie, sports, TV, and music fans. Speaking of sports, this signed WrestleMania VI promotional poster should be right up the alley of anyone who still remembers where they were when Hulk Hogan and the Ultimate Warrior locked horns.
33. Vintage WrestleMania Metal Tin Sign
Imagine spotting this gorgeous piece of work on somebody's wall! You'll immediately strike up an hours-long conversation about the good old days of wrestling with whoever decided to add this to their home decor. If you know someone who watches the main event of the very first WrestleMania every year just for tradition's sake, this metal wall sign is tailor-made for them.
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