WCW Bend-Ems Advert - JusToys 
Never seen any of these beyond the couple of lots over on eBay, I think I owned one or two of the WWF ones though.
WCW BeanBag Brawlers Series #1 and Series #2 
STOMWIJF from over at the WrestlingFigs forum posted his collection of BeanBag Brawlers, several of which I had never seen before. I remember seeing guys from the first two photos (Series #1), but everyone from the other shots (Series #2) are brand new to me.
I must have that Vampiro…
Vampiro and The Misfits - WCW Monday Nitro [11/15/1999]
For whatever reason, Vampiro brought in The Misfits into World Championship Wrestling in 1999 as part of his entourage. They weren’t trained wrestlers but were actual real-life friends of Vampiro, and I’m sure that they didn’t balk at the idea of promoting themselves on television either.
I remember reading an interview years later where Jerry Only talked about the group’s departure from WCW was due to the wrestling organization wanting to own their logos and likenesses. There are even some photos of a prototype Vampiro action figure that has the toy wearing a Misfits shirt complete with a miniaturized Fiend Skull logo.
Related: Vampiro Theme “Destroyer”
rockerj881 asked: What was with WCW and Surge? I opened up my case for Mayhem and saw the big sign for Surge on the inside cover and it made me wonder along with that Goldberg can.
They had a partnership with WCW for a while there. I remember noticing it one week as I tuned into a WCW Monday Nitro where Tony Schiavone all of a sudden had slicked up hair and was wearing a leather jacket while doing commentary. This complete change in image was completely off-putting for a moment or two until I noticed a can of Surge sitting on his desk in front of him, with the logo pointed directly at the camera.
Toughening Schiavone’s image up a bit was pretty silly and the entire thing was an indirect advertisement for the cola but then there were things like this:
Who would’ve guessed that this product placement would find itself being talked about years after the cola was discontinued!
For those of you who would love to have Surge back, you can join the ever-growing Surge Movement on Facebook. It’s surprisingly more active that you would think…
WCW Souled Out PPV Advert [January 16th, 2000]
Boring, uninspired and completely dated PPV advert here. D minus on this one, WCW.
Special thanks to RD Reynolds and “The Big Cheese” Paul Kraft of WrestleCrap for taking a liking to the site I’m running over here and showcasing several of my posts and photos on their Somebody Bought This feature.
The love is much appreciated, especially from a site that I might have subconsciously ripped off in my writing style and/or love for terrible wrestling merchandise.
- Artist: WCW
- Album: WCW Themes
- Track: The Artist's Theme
After spending years with the name Prince Iaukea and the gimmick of a Hawaiian prince, Mike Hayner had his entire persona and ties to royalty scrapped in order to have him repackaged into one of WCW’s more bizarre characters. The happy-go-lucky Cruiserweight became a heel with a penchant of wearing long purple jackets with frilly pirate shirts and having a constant five o’clock shadow.
The Artist Formerly Known as Prince Iaukea was now a real thing happening in WCW and paling around with him was a new valet known as Paisley (AKA Nitro Girl Storm AKA Queen Sharmell). Not only did WCW rip off Prince’s entire gimmick fifteen years after His Royal Badness, but they even gave TAFKAPI a “Purple Rain” ripoff song.
Unfortunately for Iaukea, there were no “Diamonds and Pearls” to be found in his new persona.
I guess you can chalk this up as a perfect Sign O’ the Times of the insanity that was happening backstage with WCW creative.
Content will be light this week as work is killing me right now. However, I want to thank everyone who has been submitting things through email (email@example.com), that stuff will all be running this week.
Thank you to In Flamester for his adverts and 1997 merchandise catalog, Laurie C. for her personal photos AND Dill who sent in tons of clean, top of the line WCW themes that aren’t the usual ones you’d expect to hear. In fact, I’ll have one of those coming up here in a moment…