As I sit here, basically snowed-in after the sky dumped well over a foot of snow on my neighborhood with not a plow in sight, I figured I better post some reviews of the three Loot Crate boxes that I’ve received this month. For this review, we will be sitting down and cracking open a fresh WWE Slam Crate by the folks over at Loot Crate. This month’s theme was “High Flyers”.
If you’d like to see more reviews of the various subscription boxes I get, please head right on over HERE and check out the spoilers.
Spoiler Card / Interview /Poster
The “Hang in there” AJ Styles motivational poster actually made me laugh out loud when I opened it. I wish it wasn’t creased as I would probably frame it for my work-out room, but I may end up tossing it in there anyway, i’s pretty hilarious.
AJ Styles Figure
Another solid entry in this series of exclusive figures, loving how these things are looking on my shelf.
“High Flyers” Rey Mysterio T-Shirt
Simple effective design, WWE shirts from this crate are usually pretty good.
Velveteen Dream Sleep Mask
I actually have to use a sleep mask, so this will likely get used, unlike some other items such as this including money clips or toothpick holders, cool idea.
“Kofi Mug” Coffee Mug
This has a sturdy feel, seems like the quality of mugs you’d find at Walmart and such, have yet to use it or wash it, but I can’t imagine it falling apart anytime soon.
Cruiserweight Championship Pin
I wasn’t too enamored with last week’s D-X pins, so I’m glad to see another one of these pins this time around.
High-Flyers Sticker Set
The Verdict: Pretty solid crate with a decent amount of items, with a better selection than the past few boxes. I think the AJ Styles figure is likely my favorite thing in this box this time around, followed closely by the T-Shirt.
If you thought last week’s WWE Slam Crate was all for this week, YOU WERE WRONG, BROTHER!
Pro Wrestling Crate always gives some of their proceeds to charity and this month is no exception. This time some of the money has gone to the Tracy Caddell Funeral Fund, the father of Impact Wrestling star Trevor Lee. Caddell passed away unexpectedly in July. He was the co-founder of the OMEGA promotion in the early 90’s and he played a big role in launching the careers of Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy, and Hurricane Helms.
If you’d like to see more reviews of the various subscription boxes I get, please head right on over HERE and check out the spoilers. If you’d like to get your very own Pro Wrestling Crate USE THIS LINK and use the coupon code “Warrior” to get 20% off your first crate.
This month’s theme was:
AJ Styles Shirt
Another sort of retro-styled shirt, surprised they could do one for a currently contracted WWE guy.
Wrestling for Free Speech, Colt Cabana Shirt
After Colt finished off his recent, widely publicized, legal trouble with the WWE – I’m glad he can keep going and help make sure others don’t get nearly sent to the poorhouse due to another man’s ego.
Zack Sabre Jr. Micro Brawler Figure
I’m not a huge fan of ZSJ, but this is a solid add for my collection of Micro Brawlers.
Luchaverse: Lucha Brothers #1
Last time, I reviewed the Rey Mysterio comic and it was pretty cool, since the Lucha Brothers are two of my current favorite wrestlers, I’m excited to see where this one goes!
Dalton Castle Autographed 8×10
Another big get for these guys in the autograph game! usually you rarely get any main-eventers in these, but PWC always steps it up.
Bruiser Brody DVD
From the back:
“Wrestling’s Last Rebel” is the definitive look at the life and career of Bruiser Brody told by the people who knew him best. Bruiser Brody was the most unpredictable and charismatic wrestler of all time. Independent, blood, guts, and box office, no one matched Bruiser Brody. Many have tried but there will never be another like him.
From becoming a star in the United States to an international mega-star in Japan, Bruiser Brody marched to the beat of his own drum and did things his way. With a rebellious spirit running through his veins, Brody carved out a niche as an independent wrestler before the indies ever existed.
In this documentary you also get to learn of the other side of this complex man as his wife and closet friends talk about what Frank Goodish, the man who portrayed Bruiser Brody, was really like outside the ring as a friend, husband, and father. For the first time you get to see and understand one of wrestling’s most explosive personalities.
Bruiser Brody was tragically taken from his family and wrestling fans in Puerto Rico in 1988. But with this 3 Disc Set full of matches, interviews and more, you get to learn and know that Frank Goodish or Bruiser Brody was so much more than his final day.
“Wrestling’s Last Rebel” is the story of one of wrestling’s most well known names, Bruiser Brody, and this documentary puts his place in wrestling history into perspective.
Flip Gordon Pin
After his awesome match at last month’s All In Pay-Per-View I’ll have to check Gordon out more, he really impressed me, especially his lead up to the show in Being the Elite. Another solid pin for my collection.
PWI 500 Magazine
This is awesome, I used to read PWI all the time as a teenager, but haven’t really picked it up in absolute ages. what a solid pack-in – kind of hope this keeps up in future crates.
Yet again, PWC blows WWE Slam Crate out of the water – while both are good crates, this one is always curated in such a way that you definitely feel like you are getting your money worth, I’d I’d definitely recommend it to everyone. This month’s MVP item was probably the comic or magazine, but I’m always a sucker for that sort of stuff.
Here’s the spoiler for next month, not sure of the whole crate is Warrior themes or if it’s just a big item, but here goes!
DANG! seems like all of these subscription crates have lined up in such a way to where it looks like I get tons of them all the time. Truthfully, most of these are basically quarterly, but every one in a while it’s like Christmas over here at my house. So anyway, we’re once again looking at Pro Wrestling Crate, perhaps my favorite wrestling related crate that I’ve tried. I pay for these myself, and counting the embarrassing amount of Micro Brawlers that I now have, it shows that I have been a member for 18 months and they’ve never steered me wrong.
Pro Wrestling Crate always gives some of their proceeds to charity and this month is no exception. This time some of the money has gone to the Virgil Flynn III Family Fund GoFundMe plan. Flynn was a Northern California Wrestler and promoter that sadly suffered a stroke at age 33 and passed away.
If you’d like to see more reviews of the various subscription boxes I get, please head right on over HERE and check out the spoilers. If you’d like to get your very own Pro Wrestling Crate USE THIS LINK and use the coupon code “HOME” to get 20% off your first crate.
This month’s theme was:
Mastodon Vader T Shirt
I absolutely LOVE this shirt! Intentional or not, it has this He-Man and the Masters of the Universe vibe. Really wish I would have had this on-hand when I met Vader a few years back before he passed away.
“The King” Ricochet T Shirt
As I type this, Ricochet perhaps just had the match of his WWE career at NXT Brooklyn 4 against The Velveteen Dream – what an amazing talent! I still think I enjoy his Lucha Underground work better, but having this shirt is cool.
Tama Tonga Micro Brawler Figure
I think I’m literally like 3 members away from having an entire line of Bullet Club figures at this point – maybe just Chase Owens, Bad Luck Fale, Ishimori, Hikuleo and Tanga Loa and I’ll have all current members.Hell, at this point I hope they go back and grab former members as well. Anyway, not much else to say other than I love these things!
Ribera Steakhouse Custom Menu
This is what I assume to be a facsimile menu from Ribera Steakhouse – a legend to professional wrestling fans. Ribera is a Japanese professional wrestling, boxing and mixed martial arts-themed steak house restaurant with two locations. The original location is in Gotanda, and there is a second, larger location in Meguro. Professional wrestlers frequent the restaurant when touring in Tokyo, a rite of passage in the wrestling community. In addition, some wrestlers receive a satin Ribera Steakhouse Jacket from the owners which has become almost infamous to fans.
Road Warrior Animal Autographed 8×10
This is actually like the third autograph I have from Animal as he frequents a local wrestling federation that I live near, but this is still cool. If you get a chance check out his podcast, he tells some good stories.
Joey Ryan “Big In Japan” Socks.
There isn’t much I can really say about receiving novelty socks in these things, yeah I could do my due diligence and wear them all day and do an elaborate review on some sort of sock comfort scale – but get real, that’s silly. Pretty nifty socks though!
Kenny Omega “Change the World” Exclusive Collectors Pin
Another fine lapel pin for my collection.
AJ Styles Making an Impact DVD
I believe this DVD was originally called “Leaving an Impact” and was sold as a DV-R by High Spots.
The Phenomenal One, AJ Styles has been the face of TNA for the past 11 years, but that all changed on December 15th 2013 when his contract expired. Highspots caught up with AJ in his man-cave in Gainesville, GA on Jan 2, 2014 and he opens up about what led to those negotiations breaking down, his relationship with Dixie, what it feels like to be a free agent after all these years, returning to the indies and would he ever go to work for Vince. AJ also reflects on his classic matches and angles during his time in TNA and shoots on the “money” guys that didn’t care about the product. You don’t want to miss this over two hour interview with the Phenomenal AJ Styles.
Another Solid month from Pro Wrestling Crate, that Vader shirt is the MVP of this box by far and will likely be in my rotation quite a bit.
Join me again next month for another box review! the theme will be: