Your Wrestling Fix

When I was eight-years-old, my favorite TV show, toys, cassette tape, shirt, and belt accessory were all produced by the WWF. While my support for professional wrestling evaporated in middle school, I still get a kick out of classic wrestling from the 1980s. And because Wrestlemania was last weekend, here's a little nostalgia.

WWF World Heavyweight Champions (1983-1990)

Bob Backlund (1978-1983)

The Iron Shiek (December 26, 1983 "“ January 23, 1984)

Hulk Hogan (January 23, 1984 "“ February 5, 1988)

Andre The Giant (February 5, 1988. According to Wikipedia, Andre surrendered the title to Ted DiBiase, and the WWF declared the title vacant until a tournament held at Wrestlemania IV.)

Randy "Macho Man" Savage (March 27, 1988 "“ April 2, 1989)

Hulk Hogan (April 2, 1989 - April 1, 1990)

The Ultimate Warrior (April 1, 1990 "“ January 19, 1991)

And here are a few videos:

"¢ The best Mean Gene Okerlund interviews
"¢ Pivotal episodes of Piper's Pit
"¢ Classic grudge matches of the 1980s

This concludes your nostalgic wrestling fix. If you were not in need of fixing, I apologize.

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Mister Rogers Is Now a Funko Pop! and It’s Such a Good Feeling, a Very Good Feeling

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood for fans of Mister Rogers, as Funko has announced that, just in time for the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the kindest soul to ever grace a television screen will be honored with a series of Funko toys, some of them limited-edition versions.

The news broke at the New York Toy Fair, where the pop culture-loving toy company revealed a new Pop Funko! in Fred Rogers’s likeness—he’ll be holding onto the Neighborhood Trolley—plus a Mister Rogers Pop! keychain and a SuperCute Plush.

In addition to the standard Pop! figurine, there will also be a Funko Shop exclusive version, in which everyone’s favorite neighbor will be wearing a special blue sweater. Barnes & Noble will also carry its own special edition, which will see Fred wearing a red cardigan and holding a King Friday puppet instead of the Neighborhood Trolley.


Barnes & Noble's special edition Mister Rogers Funko Pop!

Mister Rogers’s seemingly endless supply of colored cardigans was an integral part of the show, and a sweet tribute to his mom (who knitted all of them). But don’t go running out to snatch up the whole collection just yet; Funko won’t release these sure-to-sell-out items until June 1, but you can pre-order your Pop! on Amazon right now.


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