1985 • War To Settle The Score • WWF
As the Hulkster was just welcomed back by WWE, we wanted to put up our favorite Hulk shirt. This shirt is a GRAIL for a few reasons: the graphics are legendary, the fit is impeccable, and it’s so rare that I only know of one more in existence. But, beyond all that, its history should put it on the Mount Rushmore of shirts. In 1985, as Vince McMahon was taking over the wrestling world, he pitted Hulk Hogan against Roddy Piper, and threw in some rock ‘n’ roll. Capitalizing on the massive popularity of MTV, he got Cyndi Lauper - one of the biggest stars in the world at the time - to act as Wendi Richter’s manager, and it all came together in a pop culture wrestling explosion. This event was the prequel to Wrestlemania 1 (which took place 1 month later) and the rest, as they say, is history.