Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … and this is Hour 5.
The pack: 2015 Topps WWE (hobby box)
The cost now: $69 (if you’re lucky)
The cost then: $1.99/pack, $47.76/box
What’s inside this box? Keep reading …
The green-tongued turnbuckle eater is gone.
George “The Animal” Steele, a veteran professional wrestler whose career ended during the 1980s peak of the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) and was known for his appetite for mayhem has died. He was 79.
Born Jim Myers, he was a multi-sport star in high school and a football player for (and graduate of) Michigan State. He also earned a master’s degree before he turned to professional wrestling in the 1960s — all this while also working as a high school teacher and coach the entire time. (He’s also a member of the state’s football coaches hall of Fame.)
The history books of professional wrestling are packed with stories about families that took part in the traveling caravan turned international spectacle — a mere mention of names such as McMahon, Hart, Von Erich, Funk, Guerrero and so many more can mean so many names to those who know wrestling.
But there’s one name — Bevis — that might become a household name in the future thanks to a feature film that’s in the works and revealed this week from Seven Bucks Productions, which is a company helmed by Dwayne Johnson. He’s a third-generation wrestling star you might know as The Rock and he’s flexed plenty of muscle lately when it comes to entertainment ventures without ring ropes.
And who’s Bevis? Thats Saraya-Jade Bevis, a WWE star from England who’s known as Paige inside the ring and it’s her story — her family’s story — that’s being developed into a movie. (Finally, we know what The Rock is cooking.)
The WWE is getting super-sized when it comes to trading cards.
Topps is taking the Superstars, Legends and Divas found in 2015 Topps WWE and giving them the jumbo wall art treatment with pieces only available on Topps.com and four sets of 5-by-7 trading cards released by the company on Friday.