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. testing version 2
33 Sweet Gifts For Wrestling Fans
Here are your best bets for the wrestling fan in your life
1. MOX Book
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. CM Punk shirt
CM Punk’s return to the ring felt like the biggest news story in pro wrestling in a decade. It captured and reinterested old fans and even impressed those that had been following diligently the entire time. Your giftee would probably love one of the Chicago wrestler’s new t-shirts to commemorate this era.
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. Randy Orton Christmas Throw Pillow
Randy Orton has maintained his position at the top for nearly two decades now, with his twenty-year WWE anniversary fast approaching. He’s a shoo-in for the Hall of Fame and as a result, any professional wrestling fan would appreciate this Orton Christmas-themed throw pillow. It makes reference to his “outta nowhere” finisher with a festive spin.
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 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.
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. Sasha Banks ‘Boss Time’ Studded Ring Set
Sasha Banks is red hot right now and is well on her way to becoming a Hall of Famer. The current SmackDown Women’s Champion, a Women’s Grand Slam champion, and a Triple Crown Champion, any kind of Sasha Banks merchandise right now is a lock to put a smile on the face of a wrestling fan this Christmas. We picked out the Boss Time studded ring set but there are also slippers, water bottles, dog leashes, and more for sale.
14. The Undertaker ’30 Years’ Poster
November 19th of this year marked 30 years since The Undertaker debuted in the WWE at Survivor Series. He’s had a long, illustrious career among many eras and has remained relevant in each one, a household name and one of the greatest to ever do it. To celebrate 30 years and mark 'Taker’s retirement, WWE released a big line of merchandise that would be perfect for any pro wrestling fan. The Snoop Dogg collaboration t-shirts got some stick on social media, but they might be your thing if you’re into vintage tees. Along with those and the poster we like the most, there’s a pillow, a mug, a commemorative urn, a pin, a keychain, a belt, a costume, and much, much more.
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. AEW DVD
Considering how new AEW is, there’s a good chance that a hardcore pro wrestling fan has either seen every show that they’ve put on or hasn’t quite been convinced yet. Very few people will fall down the middle. Regardless of what side they stand on, an AEW DVD could be the right thing to put in their stocking this Christmas. They might want to relive some of their favorite shows, have some of the early shows documented with a physical copy forever, or maybe they want to give it a start in their own time.
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. Bray Wyatt ‘The Fiend’ Replica Mask
I don’t know about you, but I’ll never forget the first time I saw The Fiend on my screen. It was eery and reminded me of when The Undertaker debuted 30 long years ago. It felt like he was about to make an impact and a large part of the reason was the mask. I’m not afraid to admit it made me feel more uneasy than I should have as someone in my early twenties. If you’re looking to give someone the same feeling, then you can get them The Fiend’s mask this Christmas. You can either buy a standard replica for about $40 or buy the deluxe replica, with more details, for $200.
19. WWE Network Gift Card
The WWE Network is a forward-thinking system that it’s safe to say we’ll see other huge names in sports adopt sooner or later. For just $9.99 a month, fans can watch thousands and thousands of hours of WWE programming on demand, including the month’s PPV with no additional costs. Whether you want to keep up with the weekly shows or reminisce and watch episodes of RAW or SmackDown from when you were a child, the Network is the place to be, which is actually why paying for someone’s subscription with a gift card is a perfect gift this Christmas. Since the WWE Network is no more in the US, this gift card is better off in the hands of your international brethren.
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. Green Ant Lucha Masks
CHIKARA’s resilient rookie is known for high-flying antics and acts of selfless bravery, but did you know he’s also a budding designer? This diligent bug sells replica masks and custom designs at fair prices, and you get the bonus satisfaction of knowing each one was 100 percent handmade.
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. Now, Sami’s raising money for victims of the current war in Syria with 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 is 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. Ric Flair Chalk Line Jacket
You may never possess the unique and cocaine-riddled charisma of Ric Flair, but you can at least cop his signature look with Chalk Line’s eccentric interpretations of 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 that 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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