WWE Legends Gift Guide: 10 retro shirts you must own


Looking for a great gift to give that old school wrestling fan? This WWE gift guide focuses on the superstars who shaped the business, with 10 hand-picked items sure to please any fan.

Whether you were watching every Saturday morning from your grandparents living room floor, or staying up late to catch as much of the Monday Night Wars as you could, the legends of wrestling have a special place in your heart.  From years of mimicking Ric Flair’s strut, Shawn Michaels’ superkick, & even Mick Foley’s Socko, we’ve all wanted to play the part. Naturally we spend our allowances, pay checks & birthday money on wrestling t-shirts, so we could look just like our favorites. Well warm up the time machine because here is a look at 10 must-have WWE Legends t-shirts. If you don’t see something you like, there’s plenty more at the WWE Shop.

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Edge Rated R Superstar Retro T-Shirt

In the mid 2000’s I’m not sure there was a better heel in the WWE or wrestling then the “Rated R Superstar” Edge. It seemed like there was no one willing to push the envelope as much as this guy and his matches were on par with his character. You might think it’s too early to call this guy a legend, but his run in the WWE beats out plenty of those who have so easily earned the title.

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Cactus Jack “Wanted” T-Shirt

I loved every character Mick Foley brought to life, but none more than Cactus Jack. When the madman from Truth or Consequences, New Mexico came out to play, you knew something brutal was about to go down. The wanted poster t-shirt embodied everything about this character and his love for violence and pain.

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nWo Retro T-Shirt

While the WWE’s version of the nWo was about as memorable as their attempt at ECW, the WCW version was impactful enough to be the lone non-WWE shirt on this list. While WWE had Austin & DX, the coolest thing going in WCW was the nWo.  Now, don’t you forget to Too Sweet me when you see me.

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“Rowdy” Roddy Piper “Hot Rod” T-Shirt

Every hero needs his arch-rival and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper was one for just about everybody. Always decked out in his trademark kilt, Piper needed a shirt that would embody him and just like on the mic, he didn’t disappoint. Piper’s signature Hot Rod! tee matched his kilt with such perfection, that even Curt Hennig was jealous.

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The Hardy Boyz Retro T-Shirt

Aside from TNA’s lawyers who doesn’t love the Hardy Boyz? These two were basically the Steph Curry’s of the WWE, instead of everyone going out and taking nothing but 3-point shots we were swanton bombing off everything. While it probably wasn’t the safest way to pass time, it sure was a lot of fun.

Next: The Hardy Boyz Retro T-Shirt $24.99

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Eddie Guerrero “I’m Your Papi!” Retro T-Shirt

When Eddie Guerrero revealed that he was the real father of Rey Mysterio’s son we all let out a collective moan. The storyline was ridiculous and honestly beneath both men, but somehow, someway, Guerrero was able to turn it into something great. Guerrero turned himself into an over the top cartoon villain and revealed to the world “I’m your papi!” which makes this shirt such a classic.

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D-Generation X “Two Words” Retro Authentic T-Shirt

Back in middle school two types of shirts got you in trouble, if you wore anything with South Park on it and the original D-Generation X T-Shirt. Let’s just say I wore of a lot of inside out shirts during those years. Like the Austin 3:16 shirt, the original DX shirt helped usher in the Attitude Era with a simple, yet powerful slogan “Suck It.”

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The Rock “Brahma Bull” Retro Authentic T-Shirt

The Catchphrase King Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson could slap just about anything he said on to a shirt and it would sell, from “Do You Smell” to “Just Bring It.” I picked my favorite of the group — his “Just Bring It”. The simple design is direct and to the point.

Next: The Rock Brahma Bull T-Shirt $24.99

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Stone Cold Steve Austin 3:16 Retro T-Shirt

Who would have thought that this line “Talk about your psalms, talk about John 3:16. Austin 3:16 says I just whipped your ass!” would lead to one of the most iconic shirts of all time. The simple black & white design was the first time that the hero didn’t have to rock bright colors like red & yellow. Just like the n.W.o & DX shirt this one would be the focal point of a wrestling revolution the anti-hero was on the rise and there was no turning back.

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Macho Man Randy Savage “Macho Man” Retro Shirt

When I think of wrestling t-shirts few instantly come to my mind as much as Randy Savage’s Purple Macho Man. Not many men outside of Prince could rock purple as confidently as Savage did, but it had to come easy for a guy who usually rocked sequined cowboy hats and fringed blazers. The shirt was simple and to the point all eyes were on Macho even his own.

Next: Randy Savage Macho Man T-Shirt $7.99

Now that you’ve seen what WWE Shop has to offer, head on over and get some of your favorite legends t-shirts.