|From the number of categories, you'd think each one was stuffed with options - but you'd be mistaken.|
|Women don't wear t-shirts, right? Or at least not as often as men do, surely?|
Sure, you might argue that the women get more than the kids do, and you'd think that kids would be the biggest market for merchandise. But realistically, it's us big kids, the adults who live in wrestling shirts, who are the biggest monetary draw for WWE and their merchandising. But does it make sense, in this day and age, to print designs solely for the men? What baffles me even more is that shirts for those I would consider female crowd pleasers by my own (possibly biased) opinion - Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins - have shirts where there are no options for women, and that just seems stupid. Why miss out on money by not making women's sized shirts for wrestlers you know are over with that demographic?
|Hustle, Loyalty, an extra 48 items if you're in North America!|
|In transit, orange shirts may turn green.|
This was never more apparent than over Christmas, when the US got gingerbread man ornaments, and ugly Christmas sweaters, and while we got the ornaments eventually - they lasted two days, so I think Vince said "Just send ten, Europe doesn't celebrate Christmas" - I was heartbroken that I'd have to pay another shirt's worth of shipping if I wanted to get one of the sweaters. We're used, in Europe, to America getting everything first, from video games to cartoons, but to not have certain items of merchandise at all just seems bizarre. Europe is no longer sixteen weeks away by boat, Vince, you can airmail things now, it's okay.
Have you felt short-changed by any WWE merchandise lately - or have you got any ideas we haven't covered? Let us know in the comments!