REVIEW: Pro Wrestling Crate August 2022

A monthly subscription crate from Pro Wrestling Crate

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Summer is coming to an end, and hopefully all the summer issues we’ve been having to deal with are soon to follow. I’m not sure about anyone else, but inflation has sucked pretty hard, and small things are all it takes to brighten the mood sometimes. For me, professional wrestling fits the bill, and getting these stupid boxes of wrestling goodies always make me smile. Speaking of inflation, the folks over at Pro Wrestling Tees must be hurting because this seems like one of the more sparse boxes in a while. as you will soon see.

As with all of these, a part of the proceeds are donated to charity, this time it’s the Irina and Kevin McCarthy Highland Park Victim Fund. This time it’s a particularly rough one, but the goal has been utterly decimated,

“In the aftermath of the Highland Park, IL shootings on July 4, the North Shore community rallied to help a boy who we knew nothing about. We took him to safety under tragic circumstances, came together to locate his grandparents, and prayed for the safety of his family. Sadly, I need to share his name…Aiden McCarthy. And he needs more of our help. His parents Irina & Kevin were killed during the July 4 shooting. At two years old, Aiden is left in the unthinkable position; to grow up without his parents. Aiden will be cared for by his loving family and he will have a long road ahead to heal, find stability, and ultimately navigate life as an orphan. He is surrounded by a community of friends and extended family that will embrace him with love, and any means available to ensure he has everything he needs as he grows. On behalf of his family, and with their permission, I am establishing this fundraiser to support him and the caregivers who will be tasked with raising, caring for, and supporting Aiden as he and his support system embark on this unexpected journey.”

For those new to these subscription crates, Pro Wrestling Crate usually packs in anywhere from 8 to 10 items every month – these include a guarantee of a Micro Brawler Figurine, two T-shirts, a lapel pin, and an autographed 8 by 10 photo. Usually there’s a couple of small additional items in every box making this well worth the money spent. I would recommend, if you can swing it, purchasing A six month or yearly subscription as you get a pretty hefty discount doing so. In the past, I have subscribed to a number of different boxes, generally not liking most of them to be honest, but the guys over at Pro Wrestling Tees always do a fine job of picking great items making this my favorite subscription box of them all. You can also get a double dose of crate action with AEW’s All Elite Crate as well.

Spoiler Card:

Shirts:

Man, what a year FTR has had. It wasn’t too long ago when annoying internet wrestling commentators were writing them off as a big goof by Tony Khan, and now they are the absolute gods of tag-team wrestling. holding more gold than Fort Knox and more stars than the Hollywood Walk of Fame, having a solid shirt for them is always good! An Owen Hart shirt is always welcome as well, however the likeness here seems a tad off, but cool idea nonetheless. These shirts are almost always a highlight of any crate from these guys and this is no exception.

Autograph:

Man, I miss me some Lance Archer. I know he’s toiling away in New Japan Pro Wrestling as part of a talent exchange, but I miss him destroying folks every week on AEW Dynamite. I guess this autograph will tide me over.

Micro Brawler:

Finally! As a Missouri-based wrestling fan, and a frequent attendant of World League Wrestling shows, I’ve been a Harley Race fan for a while, and I’m glad to have a figure of him!

Comic Book:

This time we have a Tales from the Road comic as written by Mike Kingston and Adam Cole (Bay Bay!). These are always fun, and I love reading them.

Pin:

I have tons of these lapel pins, and they almost always are pretty solid. My only issue is that I need to find another thing to hang these on, because getting a box every month for years now has amassed me quite the collection!

Socks:

Pretty fun socks, although I am sometimes disappointed in how not stretchy these can be. I guess I have big feet, and sometimes it takes quite a bit of effort to get these off after a long day of wearing them. Maybe something for them to look into.

Conclusion:

Hmmmm….while not a bad box in any way, this one has a couple less items than usual. As mentioned before, inflation is hurting everyone, so I’ll give it a slide as long as it’s not the new normal. The shirts, autograph, and the figure are great, and pretty much every other item is solid this month. Next month has some good people involved, so it will be interesting to see where it goes. There are a couple of people that are yet to get a Micro Brawler, and I’d be excited for any of them!

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