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WWE Brought Attitude Era Props And Costumes To Wrestlemania, Check Them Out

Each year, WWE basically takes over a town for Wrestlemania, with Raw, Smackdown, the Hall of Fame, and, of course, the big show itself running over the course of a week. However, WWE also does plenty of activations and events for fans that aren’t aired on TV. This year, to celebrate Wrestlemania 40 in Philadelphia, WWE brought its new pop-up experience WWE World.

If you’ve been to WWE Axxess in previous years, the concept here is very similar. However, the big difference is it feels more like a wrestling museum than ever this year, with the inclusion of special exhibits highlighting WWE’s Attitude Era, ECW, the many faces of Bray Wyatt, and more.

GameSpot is in Philadelphia for Wrestlemania weekend and you’ll be able to follow along both Saturday and Sunday as we cover both shows from the press box inside Lincoln Financial Field. Before that, though, we made the pilgrimage to WWE World to see exactly what was on display and there was no disappointment.

For many wrestling fans, the Attitude Era is considered a peak time for WWE and pro wrestling, in general. So it’s no surprise that WWE decided to go big to celebrate it at WWE World. Take a look below at all of the Attitude Era ephemera, including our personal favorite Dude Love’s Love Shack talk show set. Check it out!

Undertaker’s ring jacket

The Undertaker wore this jacket during one of his Wrestlemania entrances. The detail on some of these items is so impressive.

Kane mask and costume

Of course, Kane debuted during the Attitude Era, revealed to be the Undertaker’s brother.

Undertaker ring jacket

This is another of Undertaker’s Wrestlemania-worn entrance jackets from the Attitude Era.

Undertaker’s vest

This is from the short-lived era where Undertaker ditched his “dead man” gimmick to be a biker. It also coincided with his 10th anniversary in WWE, hence “A decade of destruction.”

King of the Ring crown and robe

This robe and crown will best be remembered as being presented to “Stone Cold” Steve Austin when he won the tournament. Of course, he didn’t wear it but he did cap off his victory with the now-legendary “Austin 3:16” promo.

Steve Austin vest and knee braces

Of course, “Stone Cold” wore a lot of vests and knee braces throughout his career. This particular set was from his match at Wrestlemania 17 against The Rock.

Hood of Steve Austin’s truck

This is the hood from the truck “Stone Cold” drove to the ring at the In Your House – D-Generation X pay-per-view. Upon arrival, he immediately got into a fight with The Rock.

Steve Austin vest

This is one of the earliest–if not the first–vest Austin wore after he became the “Stone Cold” character. He wore it back in 1996, before switching to vests featuring more of his signature skulls.

Steve Austin’s vest and boots

This vest and boots were part of one of “Stone Cold’s” most important matches. Austin wore these in his I Quit match against Bret “Hitman” Hart at Wrestlemania 13.

Goldust costumes

While Dustin Rhodes may be in AEW, this display of his Goldust costumes makes it easy to see why he’s enshrined in WWE history. Goldust was one of the Attitude Era’s breakout characters, with his extravagant looks and bizarre acts.

Vader costume

Vader, one of the best big men in wrestling history, wore this costume.

D-Generation X costumes

These were costumes worn by Triple H and Shawn Michaels early during the DX team-up. Of note, that Shawn Michaels vest is the one he wore to the ring for his match against Bret “Hitman” Hart at Survivor Series 1997–also known as the Montreal screwjob.

More DX memorabilia

In addition to the foam “fingers” on display here, WWE also brought two of the DX Army helmets from the WCW invasion, as well as one of Chyna’s in-ring costumes.

Rikishi costumes

Rikishi was one of the most popular wrestlers of the Attitude Era, so having pieces of his costumes on display is a no-brainer.

Mike Tyson’s DX and WWE shirts

While Tyson eventually sided with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, these are the shirts he wore when declaring himself aligned with D-Generation X ahead of Wrestlemania 14.

The Rock’s $500 shirts

While The Rock may be dabbling in his collection of extravagant shirts with his new heel run, there’s no mistaking these iconic “$500 shirts” the People’s Champ used to be fond of.

More of The Rock’s $500 shirts

While we’d argue these are not as great as the earlier ones, the fact that they actually put his logo on the shirt is such an odd choice that does not look right.

Mark Henry’s singlet

Attitude Era fans will no doubt remember “Sexual Chocolate” Mark Henry and can probably still sing his entrance song. This is one of the singlets he wore during that run.

The Headbangers’ Bras

What more is there to say? These are the cone bras the Headbangers wore to the ring multiple times.

Mankind costume

This is one of Mick Foley’s early Mankind costumes, before he started wearing a tie and talking through a sock puppet.

Cactus Jack costume

The Mick Foley display was packed with awesome memorabilia, including this Cactus Jack T-shirt and flannel vest.

Love Shack set and Dude Love T-shirt

While those who didn’t experience the Attitude Era might just see a cartoon van painted on a piece of plywood, wrestling fans know better. During Mick Foley’s turn as Dude Love, he hosted his own talk show: the Love Shack. This piece of wood was that set, carried out onto the Raw stage when needed during the Attitude Era.

Kurt Angle singlet and gold medals

This look is from early in Kurt Angle’s career. And no, those aren’t his actual medals. Angle wisely didn’t wear his actual gold medal to the ring early in his career.

Trish Stratus costumes

There’s no denying Trish Stratus was a fan of cowboy hats in WWE. Thankfully it seems WWE held onto a bunch of them, along with one of her ring jackets and a pair of boots.

The Rock funny car

While this is just the shell of the car, without the actual machinery underneath it, it represents a significant time in wrestling. In the late ’90s, WWE became so popular that it expanded far outside of wrestling. In 2000, this funny car was driven by Jerry Toliver.

Source: Gamespot

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