Welcome to this special Wrestlemania Sunday post here at HJC. Considering that it is a pretty large and entertaining event, and how much interest in a WWE Competition we had during our "Request a Competition" week, I thought I'd do something a little different for today's post. I thought I'd review each concept in the style of some of the most famous, successful and quotable wrestling superstars. Don't worry, I'll try to hammer out each point like I usually do, and post my scores, so you still get a fair review even if you're not getting all of the wrestling lingo.
Big thank you goes out to our blog admin Ryan for making this awesome logo for today's post!
Before we get to today's post, I just want to say that the Pairs Competition has now started, and all of the rules and guidelines have been posted, so click on the link above to get all of your info and good luck to everybody in the competition!
And with that, let's get to the main event!
COTW Mar 22-28 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
Avtomobilist Yerkaterinburg - Jake88 (As reviewed by The Rock)
"Before I get to this concept, I just want to say that FINALLY, THE ROCK HAS COME BACK... to Yerkaterinburg! This team has been a jabroni in the standings during their existence. Do you know how bad they are? IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW BAD THEY ARE! The fact of the matter is, with this concept, and this modern design with simple traditional colours, the awesome yet readable font, and this clean of execution, they go from being jabronis to being jabroni beating pie eating trail blazin' eye brow raisin' son of a guns. Their millions (and millions) of fans will take this modern but classy jersey any day, if they smell what The Rock is cookin'!" 8.8/10
Los Angeles Kings - David G. (As reviewed by Stone Cold Steve Austin)
"Alright now, if you think I should open up a can of Whoop-*** on this concept, gimme a hell yeah! Now son you walked the walk, you talked the talk, and you should you can hang with the big boys when it comes to creativity, and for that I'll give you credit. Tying up all of the Kings' looks into one jersey is impressive and all, but this concept isn't walking away with any titles. Could this concept use a more symmetrical back hem? (What?) Consistent colours on the equipment? (What?) A better font? (What?) The name in it's proper place? (What?) TV numbers? (What?) Shoulder patches facing sideways like they should? (What?) Your name or ID? (What?)... See, this concept is bold, Texas bold, but it's not a good enough for any team to use, and that's the bottom line, because Stone Cold said so!" 6/10
Boston Bruins - Christian L. (As reviewed by Ric Flair)
"WOOOOO! Diamonds are forever, and so are the Bruins. If they wore a fauxback like this, they'd be stlyin' and profilin' with a jersey that would look as good in the 40's as it would now. This takes their current and mediocre alternate to school, by simplifying the stripes, adding a simple, old and effective yoke stripe, adding a hem, and going with brown and beige. 40's colours, modern design, WOOOOO! But to be the classic, you have to beat the classic. The stripes could be closer together, you could add a second hem stripe, and add some more beige in the uniform so the numbers don't look out of place. This concept isn't quite jet-flyin' and limousine-ridin' yet, but it's so close! WOOOOO!" 8.4/10
Philadelphia Flyers - Brian B. (As reviewed by Hulk Hogan)
"To make this jersey, brother, first you have to take the RoboPenguin jerseys from Pittsburgh, add your regular arm style, and change how the chest stripe works with the logo. The Penguins did this design first, but let me tell you something brother, the Flyers would do it better with this. I fear no man, no beast, no evil and no gradients, brother. The gradients here look as good as my set of 24-inch pythons! Boring equipment and flashy jerseys don't go well together, just like negativity and Hulkamania brother. But what'cha gonna do Philadelphia, Brian's awesome Jerseymania concept runs wild on you?" 8.6/10
Stockton Heat - J3 (As reviewed by 'Macho Man' Randy Savage)
"So the Stockton Heat could have looked like a number one contender, especially with that logo ohhhhh yeah. But they simply took the look of the Calgary Flames, they just made a copy man, they didn't take it to the limit. We're in space, and space is the place. Things aren't copied in space, dig it? So J3 here made a new set for them, ohhhh yeah. J3 snapped into a Slim Jim, freaked out, took it to the limit, and made a full set for them that is original and classic just like me. The curvy modern stripes, the logo used on the main set, the font, and the perfectly contrasting 3rd jersey yeah, it's all cream my friend, and cream always rises to the top. That's what this concept is, the cream of the crop! The 3rd could have the Flames' font, or had some more yellow you know what I'm saying? But this full set could spend ten thousand years as the intercontinental world heavyweight concept of the year, ohhhh yeah!" (8.3/10 Alternate, 8.8/10 Main)
Stockton Heat - Ryan C. (As reviewed by Daniel Bryan and his fans)
Chest stripe? (Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!)
Matching arm stripe? (Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!)
Font? (Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!)
Sharp style and execution? (Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!)
Enough yellow on the jersey? (No! No! No! No!)
Back number contrasting enough with the chest stripe? (No! No! No! No!)
(Triple H comes out and calls this a B+ concept, or an 8.1/10)
The winner, and new champion of the Intercontinental World Heavyweight Concept of the Week Nominee is J3's Stockton Heat Main Set
If you're a wrestling fan, I hope you enjoyed this post. If you're not a wrestling fan, I recommend Youtubing the wrestlers mentioned here, then try reading this again in their voices. If you do that and still didn't enjoy the post, then I'm sorry, I'll go back to being normal next week.
I had tons of fun writing this post, I'm slowly getting back into wrestling myself, and trying to quote all of these famous wrestlers was a fun nostalgia trip for me.
So thanks for reading, and thanks again to Ryan for the awesome logo he included. Don't forget to vote for COTW and work on your Pairs Competition pieces! See you guys next Sunday!