|The New & Booty-O's|
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Wrestling has produced some usual products through the years. The website WrestleCrap has plenty to check out, from cheesy t-shirts, food products and all kinds of toys. Who cashed in on the WCW play money in the early 90s? I think there are some items that could be marketed today that wrestling fans would buy.
|The t-shirt box is creative|
Booty-O's. I'm really surprised WWE hasn't made this happen yet. Post, Kellogg's and General Mills are missing out. I think the cereal would be a blockbuster and with the New Day behind the efforts the cereal would be much more memorable than the WWF SuperStars cereal from the early 90s. And look how popular the crossover with John Cena and Fruity Peebles became. That was all by happenstance thanks to a promo by The Rock. But when it comes to Booty-O's, I don't know what that flavor would be. Heck, I'm still not sure if being booty is good or bad.
Tear Away Suits. Cesaro has been gaining popularity over the last couple of years. When he returned to Raw the night after WrestleMania this year the crowd went nuts. He didn't look ready to wrestle when he first came out, but moments later he tore away the suit and revealed he was ready to rumble. I admit it wouldn't be practical for the most part. But how much fun would it be going to a pool party dressed to the nines, only to tug the suit jacket and dress slacks away and reveal perhaps a WWE swimming suit? It's a one and done thing for the most part, but it would certainly make a lasting first impression.
|Los Ice Creams|
Courtesy: Chikara Pro
Los Ice Creams ice cream treats. Chikara fans will understand this one. El Hijo del Ice Cream and Ice Cream Junior make up this oddly dressed duo. As you can see their masks are shaped like ice cream cones. The company sells t-shirts of the team, so why not take it a step further and have Los Ice Creams treats available at concession stands for Chikara events. While it's not a CM Punk quality WWF ice cream bar request, I think the treats would be cool (pun intended). Heck I haven't been to a show in years, they may be doing this, if so I'll grab one the next time I attend an event.
Would you buy any of these things? I'm still waiting for Jonathan Bowles with WrassleRoos to come up with that Giant Gonzalez onesie. I will buy one!