As promised (or threatened), I am posting all of the signs I made for the live WWE Raw taping on Monday night. I can now say that my work has been seen on worldwide television as they made it all over the telecast (see below for links).
With the exception of Orton and Sheamus, I aimed to focus on those who tend not to have many signs made but who I could guarantee would be there. Here they are with explanation of who they are for the non-wrestling fans:
Made for the female fans (and held up by a female), Randy’s finishing move is called the RKO. Here is the sign and a shot of him from ringside.
The first Irish born WWE Champion. Hated by the crowd and loved by me, he is called the Human Jar of Mayonaisse by fans and fellow wrestlers because of his whiteness as he goes against type and does not spend time in the tanning bed.
Less known for his in ring action and more for his comedic bits, Santino is a fan favorite but you don’t see many signs of his. He wrestled in a match for Thursday nights airing of Superstars so remains to be seen if this sign made it. There is a group of newbies that go by the name Nexus. The slogan on the back of their shirts is “You’re either Nexus or against us” ergo:
One of the most underutilized wrestlers today. Has won the Worlds Strongest Man contest and while he was a “bad guy” was unstoppable. Now as a “good guy” he is lost in the shuffle.
Ringside play by play announcer for the WWE. Michael tends to get little respect from the WWE universe but I think he is great and wanted him to get his due props. One of his classic lines during any match is to say “Vintage ______ (fill in wrestler’s name here)” So I created this:
I then cut out a rectangle and attached a round piece behind it with different wrestlers names so it could be fitting for many different matches. See what I mean with this image:
(the crowd silhouette, I got as free stock from somewhere but can’t find where I wrote it down. If someone comes across the source, let me know and I’ll add it)
On Camera Moments
For an official WWE pic of the Orton sign click here and go to pic number 12 of 17.
For an official WWE pic of the Mark Henry sign click here and go to the last image (number 19) and look behind Edge’s left elbow
See the Mark Henry sign in video action here and go to 1:54. You’ll see it right behind Edge.