The Charismatic Enigma, Jeff Hardy, still remains one of the most popular wrestling superstars to ever walk the earth. He now calls TNA IMPACT Wrestling his home, and has proven that he is an amazing asset wherever he decides to step foot into a ring. Ringside Collectibles has been lucky enough to, for most of Jeff’s amazing run, produce Exclusive wrestling action figures based on his most memorable attires. Take a closer look at some of Hardy’s best wrestling figures ever, now available again for a limited time:
Kurt Angle is an absolute wrestling legend that no wrestling fan on the planet disputes in any way. After putting on five star matches in both WWE and TNA, as time moves on and injuries pile up, Kurt Angle is closer to retirement than ever before and wrestling fans will no doubt be sad to see the Olympic gold medalist’s career come to an end. But his involvement in the wrestling business will most likely never end as one of the best big mouths in the history of wrestling will always have a place and presence. Kurt Angle has made it clear he feels he will one day wrestle for the WWE once again and the WWE Universe would welcome him with open arms. Mattel WWE wrestling figure fans would be even more excited at the possibility of versions of Kurt Angle wrestling figures from throughout his career.
Perhaps Kurt Angle’s most popular and well known phase ever came during the WWE ‘Attitude Era’ when he held both the WWE Intercontinental and WWE European championships at once, deeming himself the ‘Eurocontinental Champion.’ Constantly at odds with the WWE Universe, the rest of the locker room and the WWE Champion at the time, Kurt would make it clear that he would stop at nothing to wear all the WWE Championships he could, and they meant as much to him as his Olympic gold medals did. A Mattel WWE figure of this version of Kurt Angle should be most likely a certainty.
Many fans know Kurt Angle for his wrestling ability but many more know him for his comedic, entertaining wrestling chops. When he lost a Hair vs. Hair match to Edge, Kurt Angle refused to let the WWE Universe in on his new haircut. Because of this, he wore an obvious wig underneath wrestling headgear to the ring each week, assuming the WWE Universe would be none the wiser. His attires at the time were beginning to become more colorful, so a Mattel WWE figure including those attires and a removable wig and wrestling headgear accessory may provide exactly the type of unique feature that Mattel WWE wrestling figure fans are used to.
Kurt Angle transitioned more into a power wrestling role during his final WWE appearance, capturing World Heavyweight Championship and even Undisputed WWE Championship gold. His American themed singlets and growing physique would prove for a strong, focused Kurt Angle that would seen become one of the faces of the ECW brand before his WWE departure. Many WWE fans remember this unstoppable version of Kurt Angle for bringing an intensity to wrestling that was beginning to be otherwise overlooked.
As Kurt Angle hasn’t made a WWE appearance in almost 10 years, his TNA career can be the only thing by which WWE fans can judge and guess what a Mattel WWE figure would look like. Kurt hasn’t missed a beat since leaving the WWE, putting on stellar matches in TNA and continuing to showcase red, white and blue themed outfits that offer a variety for Angle’s personality. A modern day Mattel WWE Kurt Angle wrestling figure would depend on if Angle does in fact participate in a match upon returning to the WWE. He is a future WWE Hall of Famer, no doubt, but having one more match in the WWE remains an unanswered question that will be answered sooner rather than later.
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Earl Hebner has officiated over 10,000 wrestling matches between his time in the WWE and TNA. Acting as the senior official in both companies, he is perhaps best known for his involvement in the Montreal Screwjob. He ‘screwed’ Bret Hart by counting quickly when Hart was pinned to award the championship to Shawn Michaels.
Referee action figures have been limited to guest referee figures of wrestling superstars, so the release of Earl Hebner’s Jakks Legends of the Ring figure marks the first time an actual official has been made into an action figure in at least a decade. Earl Hebner has been trusted plenty of times with calling a match down the middle, but you can never be too sure.
When having matches with your wrestling figures, you can use Earl Hebner as an official referee. It will be up to you whether or not he can be trusted when officiating, but it’s a fact that he is the best man (or referee wrestling figure) for the job!
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With Hulk Hogan quitting his managerial job at TNA Wrestling and testing the ‘free agent’ market, speculation is ‘running wild’ as to whether or not he will return to what many consider his home, the WWE. So far, Hulk has teased returning to the company, though in what capacity remains to be seen. After numerous back surgeries and aging body parts it’s impossible to tell if Hulk Hogan could wrestle another match, but wrestling figure fans like to keep their interests elsewhere. If Hogan were to rejoin WWE, the question of his Mattel WWE action figure would become not an if but a when. Here are some of his most famous looks we would like to see in Mattel WWE form:
At Hulkamania’s highest peak, Hogan appeared at times in the above attire, pointing to his fans, preaching for them to eat their vitamins and say their prayers. The classic yellow and red look with a removable Hulk Hogan shirt would be unprecedented as the shirt has never been produced on a classic WWE action figure.
It was the day the Hulkamaniacs cried. WCW Bash At The Beach 1996 saw Hulk Hogan shock the world and turn on those he claimed to love the most, the people. Taking mere moments to become ‘the third man,’ this would be the last time Hogan would don the red and yellow for years and years to come.
‘Hollywood’ Hulk Hogan ran the nWo and did his best to run WCW into the ground, feuding with the likes of Bill Goldberg, his arch nemesis ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper and many more. nWo Hogan would have several wild black and white attires that proved he was nWo for life, right up to his return to a WWE ring and classic WrestleMania match with The Rock.
Since 2002, Hulk Hogan has been proving that Hulk STILL rules, as he has donned the red and yellow almost always ever since. This would be a ‘modern’ day Hulk Hogan, proving he can still hop in the ring with the best of them and proving that Hulkamaniacs worldwide will always love, support and cherish his presence.
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