I started subscribing to Wrestle Crate UK back in 2015. It’s a service I loved enough to write two lists about in the past, but I thought it was about time I reviewed their June 2019 box to give you all an idea of the value they offer. And in case you decide you want to sign up, you can go to WrestleCrate.co.uk and use code “HAIRYWRESTLING” to get a free extra item in your first crate.
July’s crate features a Terry Funk exclusive signed item and an exclusive vinyl Trent Seven figure
Wrestle Crate Lite is £11.99 + P+P: it features 4-6 items, including a t-shirt
Wrestle Crate is £21.99 + P+P: it features 6-9 items, including a t-shirt
Brian Cage Exclusive T-Shirt
IMPACT World Champion Brian Cage partnered with Wrestle Crate for this amazing comic book inspired tee. Highly detailed with a great choice of colours that pop on the black tee (which I definitely appreciate), the design really stands out and packs in so much into a short space. We’ve got the comic book cover details, the Wolverine claws, machinery covering Cage’s insanely ripped body, the mixes of yellow within the design, the billows of smoke surrounding him – it’s almost a crime that this is an exclusive design never to be sold again, but that’s exactly the reason why you should be signed up to Wrestle Crate.
Jake the Snake Roberts Exclusive Tee
The fact WC are able to work with legends the caliber of Jake the Snake Roberts on a regular basis just shows what kind of service they offer. Although the garment is not a colour I’d normally choose, I mean, I am a wrestling fan after all, darkness is our friend, but perhaps it’s good for someone to force me to take a break from black sometimes, especially with summer slowly on its way. The reptile green coupled with the simple, well-designed tee makes for a lovely combo perfect for a sunny day.
MJF Autographed Print
Now, do I really want MJF’s smug face literally looking down on me from my wall? Not really, but there’s no denying the rise in popularity for this privileged AEW star. Wrestle Crate brings you top names from the past and present, yet they’re also keen on pushing up and coming stars, and someone who’s on everybody’s lips at the moment thanks to All Elite Wrestling, as well as his appearance at Double or Nothing, is the cocky Maxwell Jacob Friedman.
As always with Wrestle Crate, the quality of the print is top tier: MJF’s self-satisfied mug has never been this crystal clear. Depending on how successful AEW is, an autograph from MJF may become a pricey commodity over the next few years, so Wrestle Crate has its subscribers covered already. If you do decide to put this up on your wall though, please be warned that you may end up wanting to punch it.
Plancha Suicida Pin Badge
This is my favourite item of the crate. A colourful little pin of a widely-used lucha move. It’s simple, well made, the mix of colours definitely stands out, and it’s just a little quirky and charming. This is definitely getting a prominent spot on my denim jacket.
WWE Funko Pint Sized Heroes Mystery Bag
We all love a bit of Funko. Charming little figures from all of our favourite franchises. Funko items make regular appearances inside Wrestle Crate, and this month’s box came along with a mystery mini figure – a surprise within a surprise. Lovely stuff.
Mid South Wrestling Sticker
The t-shirt design I loved so much from last month’s crate makes a return as a nice little sticker. Like with a lot of Wrestle Crate’s items, it’s not something I’d ever think to go and look for, but it’s definitely something I love, which is why it’s already on my laptop.
One Month Subscription to ICW OnDemand
It’s somewhat fitting and also upsetting that the month that saw the tragic loss of Adrian ‘Lionheart’ McCallum is the same month Wrestle Crate partnered with ICW, the promotion that called him champion until his final day. Of course, this one month free offer was planned well in advance of these recent events, so to anyone that received this month’s crate, use your code to go back and watch some of Lionheart’s work, and celebrate him at his greatest moments.
For those that aren’t signed up yet, Wrestle Crate always provides subscribers with free content to enjoy from promotions around the world. WC only works with companies that are worth your time checking out, so they will help introduce you to some of your new favourite wrestlers.
Smash Wrestling: Super Showdown 2018 DVD
This month’s DVD comes courtesy of Canada’s Smash Wrestling, and rather than explain why you should watch this show, I’m just going to list some of the talent involved and let those names speak for themselves: NJPW and ROH talents PCO, Brody King and Jeff Cobb; AEW’s Joey Janela and Super Smash Bros (now known as The Dark Order), IMPACT’s Tessa Blanchard, and some great, homegrown Canadian performers. Why wouldn’t anybody want to watch this?
Wrestle Talk Magazine
The latest issue of Wrestle Talk Magazine is a hefty read. 48 pages of full-colour, top quality print, featuring an extensive list of the top fifty female wrestlers in the world, as well as multiple articles looking at AEW, Kofi Kingston, Kurt Angle, as well as many show reviews and news pieces. A great read to sink your teeth into whenever you’re not watching ICW, admiring yourself in your new tees, or punching MJF’s stupid face.
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