Mattel and WWE have made huge, strong showings at the San Diego Comic-Con since partnering up in 2010, and 2014 looks to be no different. With perhaps their most exciting panel ever, the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con brings top WWE Superstars and Legends to the stage and multiplies the excitement! The official statement reads:
Thursday, July 24 • 10:15am – 11:15am
Mattel and WWE: Over-the-Top-Action!
Two of the world’s top entertainment companies have teamed up for the ultimate panel at SDCC. WWE Superstars and Mattel designers will talk about the all-new WWE Network and give exclusive sneak peeks of Mattel’s upcoming WWE figure releases! Incredible guest appearances by Hulk Hogan, Daniel Bryan, Michael Cole, Paul Heyman, and you never know what else will be unveiled. This is a panel you won’t want to miss, brother!
The inclusion of Hulk Hogan opens a floodgate of questions that Mattel will hopefully (and likely) answer. With so many different iconic looks throughout his legendary career, a Mattel WWE Hulk Hogan figure comes with endless possibilities. With the nWo, Hulk Hogan’s classic runs as WWE Champion or even his return to the WWE in 2002, Hogan will have the more impact on the Mattel WWE line than arguably anyone produced as a Mattel WWE figure before him.
Daniel Bryan is currently on the WWE ‘disabled list’ but after his appearance at Money in the Bank 2014, is clearly still beloved. His appearance at SDCC 2014 is his only announced appearance for WWE in the near future, so it will give fans a chance to see him again and to check out more of his updated (and spot on) Mattel WWE figures.
Michael Cole has history with Daniel Bryan and the entire WWE Universe as they love to hate him but deep down, wouldn’t be able to live without him. With only one Mattel WWE figure to date, it’s possible that he could be announced in another line or just be showing up to give fans a hard time. Depending on which of Michael Cole’s diverse personalities we are getting, he will add an element of fun.
Paul Heyman, legendary in his own right, will likely have plenty to say about Brock Lesnar, the Undertaker, and even Daniel Bryan. With underlying conflict floating through the air, the pot will likely be stirred by Heyman and wherever he is, his ‘clients’ can’t be far behind. With two Mattel WWE figure treatments to his name, Paul Heyman can always be due for more.
Also, Mattel will be offering sneak peeks at upcoming Mattel WWE figures as they do every year. With so many amazing wrestling figures produced so far, fans still have loads of legends and modern superstars they want to see given the treatment. San Diego Comic-Con is always a big step in filling that need for collectors and fans!
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