In Memorabilia Lane, We’ll Discuss the Significance Some Kind of Collectible
(T-Shirt, Poster, Action Figure) has on us and its Relation to Wrestling.
NXT’s debut in the tri-state area is only a few days away. On the day before SummerSlam, NXT will have their version of a PPV, NXT Takeover, at the Barclays Center. This marks the first time NXT will host a live WWE Network Event outside of Full Sail University. And it’s SOLD OUT!
The NXT Galaxy in the WWE Universe will do their best to represent Brooklyn well. The WWE designed a logo / t-shirt for the event that reflects the apparel of the
New Jersey Brooklyn Nets, the New York basketball team that calls the Barclays Center home.
It certainly helps that the Nets color scheme is black and white. Wrestling has a successful run with black and white t-shirts, like the nWo, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, The Brock Lesnar, all the way to Paige. But since this will be Brooklyn and Barclays, the alternative to New York City and MSG, we’ll need some alternate attire as well.
Lucky for us, there are two places that have come up with Brooklyn designs that pay homage to the borough and to wrestling. Like the WWE, TurnbuckleTees came up with a design that uses the color scheme of the Brooklyn Nets. They incorporated elements of the logo as well.
Instead of referring to the Brooklyn ballers, they referenced the Brooklyn Brawlers, presumably a fictional team captained, coached and led by the Brooklyn Brawler. He’s also the only member of the team.
But the black and white design is for home games. As a throwback design, AtSlopes came up with a Brooklyn Brawlers shirt that uses the classic Brooklyn / Brooklyn Dodgers style.
A pair of brass knuckles serve as the letter “B” for both lines. The first is “B” as in “Brooklyn.” The second is “B” as in “Brawlers.” Also, we’re sure a pair of brass knuckles is something the Brooklyn Brawler could’ve used during his time in the ring but he was always more of a Yankees fan.