Someone Bought This: Marc Mero is more than just a man.. he’s a Wildman!

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WWF Wildman Marc Mero and Sable shirt

From the WCW Worldwide Blog comes this Wildman Marc Mero and Sable shirt from 1996.

Marc Mero left WCW for the WWF in 1996.

But he couldn’t be Johnny B. Badd in the WWF.

And as Jim Cornette said, that’s a problem because all he was trained to do was be Johnny B. Badd and have Johnny B. Badd matches.

So he was a boring, vanilla face.

Oh, and he had Sable.

Who soon overshadowed him.

And he also had this crappy, loud, ugly shirt.

Whoopie!

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10 Responses to "Someone Bought This: Marc Mero is more than just a man.. he’s a Wildman!"
  1. Sean Bateman says:

    Sable left a Wildman for a Beast Incarnate

  2. John C says:

    It looks perfect on the side of a van though. And if that van is a rockin’ it means the person in it is by himself.

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      Ha! It does look like 70’s panel van art now that you mention it…

      • John C says:

        It looks like what would be on the side of a van for a bunch of up to no good teens on an episode of CHIPS. Only Ponch & John can get through to them and make them see the error of their ways.

  3. PaulS says:

    To be fair Mero was actually a pretty damn good worker early on during his WWE run though I was always unsure what his gimmick was supposed to be (a wildman from the jungle maybe?)

    He wasn’t really overshadowed until after he got injured, came back from a stint where Sable was on television for months when he wasn’t, was given a pseudo-boxer gimmick, and could no longer do any high-flying moves.

  4. AK says:

    I remember when Mero and Vader were brought into the WWF with Kevin Nash and Scott Hall going to WCW. I thought it was akin to a good ol’ fashioned sports trade. While Nash and Hall became main eventers almost instantly, Mero and Vader were mid-card flounders at best which I still to this day believe is a huge miscarriage of justice. Vader should have been a World Champion in the WWF as far as I’m concerned.

    Mero was in my opinion, the best “wrestler and athlete among the four aforementioned guys yet he probably had the least success which is too bad. I thought his shooting star press was awesome during a time when it was not so mainstream and it sucked even more when he had to take a back seat to Sable. Although I think he has a distinction of being on a very short list of guys who has multiple clean pinfall victories over Triple H; something that would have never happened if they were both around in the 2000s.

    Plus when he turned heel, he had one of my favourite theme musics of all time. I shamelessly have it on my phone and have used it as my ringtone in the past.

  5. Time Lord Soundwave says:

    Oh God, I remember this shirt. My friend bought it from a house show we attended. He must have had some buyers remorse, because I don’t recall him ever wearing it in public. And who could blame him?

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