Now THIS is podracing…whoops, an SDCC WWE exclusive! I’ve always pitied (sorry) my WrestleMania in pictures project as I had to start it off with an Ezekiel Jackson standing in for Mr. T. That’s not the case any longer as Mattel revealed a WWE Mr. T figure as its San Diego Comic Con 2020 exclusive.
This is really cool. Mr. T was a big time player in terms of helping to put the WWF in the mainstream. He was in essence the spark that helped launch the Rock n Wrestling era (along with Cyndi Lauper) in the same way that Mike Tyson catapulted the Attitude Era more than a decade later.
Unlike some other WWE celebrities (looking at you Rob Gronkowski), Mr. T legitimately made a mark in the WWF main-eventing the first WrestleMania and being featured in one of the co-main events for WrestleMania 2.
Mr. T’s influence didn’t end there as he also accompanied Hulk Hogan to WCW when he debuted in 1994 as his corner man for his fight against Ric Flair at Bash at the Beach. He played another role as the special referee in Halloween Havoc 1994. Mr. T’s goofy ref attire is the only thing missing from making this the ultimate celebrity figure.
Hopefully you can still get your pre-order in. Entertainment Earth is limiting purchase to one figure so there should still be time. But go quick!