Someone Bought This: Bushwhackers Hongi shirt from 1994

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The Bushwhackers Hongi shirt

Crapper Drew Bludd writes:

Believe it or don’t – I bought this shirt back 1994 or 1995.
And somewhere in a box in my mother’s attic photographs exist of me wearing this while standing beside Savio Vega and Jimmy Del Ray.

What kid…
Any age…
Any year…
Buys a Bushwackers shirt over any other wrestler on the roster?

Someone who loves to see two grown men licking children’s heads?

Oh, and in case you were wondering, according to Google…

A hongi is a traditional Māori greeting in New Zealand.

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12 Responses to "Someone Bought This: Bushwhackers Hongi shirt from 1994"
  1. John C says:

    Well considering what a lot of Vince’s top guys in charge were doing to kids, licking their heads was pretty mild.

  2. Jimbolian says:

    Simple: Steven Q. Urkel

  3. Mav says:

    Hongi? What the hell is Hongi? Was the Bushwhackers short-lived catchphrase?

    Like when Hillbilly Jim had that gold horseshoe for like ten minutes?

    By the way, my brother and I loved the Bushwhackers growing up. As did my Dad, who otherwise hated wrestling.

    There’s always a place for comedy.

    • Dave says:

      I agree, I was a fan myself– in fact I had their first T-shirt, plus the hat. I know “hongi” was meant to refer to something specific, but I’ll be damned if I can remember what it was.

  4. Drew B says:

    It was the “greeting” depicted on the shirt.

    To lock hands and touch noses

  5. J says:

    I think Hongi is how Mr Fiji says Hogan

  6. Drew B says:

    IN FACT their theme at the time was the same as always but with them yelling “HONG-GIIIIII!” in tube with the song

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      When I first heard the theme song I thought they were yelling “HOCKEY!” and I was seriously confused.

  7. Drew B says:

    In tune*

  8. Geoff says:

    Maybe it is a misprint. Maybe it’s supposed to say “BONG!” I loved the Bushwackers too but I think it was in the era where they didn’t do drug testing yet. So….

  9. Drew Bludd says:

    I hate to be nitpicky, especially because I’m the one who claimed to have bought this back in 94 or 95, but I think this shirt is ACTUALLY from 1996. The Bodydonnas were around, The Godwinns, The New Rockers. I think that was 1996….

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