Pro-wrestling fans aren’t exactly known for their sartorial decision-making skills, but even WWE is greatly underestimating the taste level of their audiences with the latest batch of NXT merchandise. Looking to cash in on NXT’s television debut, a handful of atrociously designed tees representing a bevy of rising superstars were discovered this past week on the WWE shop: Something must have gone wrong, fans guessed, for these to have been approved at all.
What’s frustrating about the new fashions is that there’s already plenty of stylish and trendy merch available online to support your favorite grapplers, much of which is as slick as the hottest streetwear out now. While WWE may be aiming for lowest effort output, indie designers have been working overtime to deliver deeply cool looks with edgy sensibilities.
Now, we’re counting down some of the worst merch we could find and showcasing the wrestlers who have aspired to much higher heights. (For the sake of brevity, as far as the worst shirts are concerned we’ll only be looking at bad designs, as opposed to purposefully offensive or intentionally ugly. The even more elusive category of so-bad-it’s-good will also be tabled.)