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OK..quick backstory..I'm in my early 30s and when I was a kid the "wrestling figure" we had were either pretty silly looking or made entirely out of vulcanized rubber and useless for actually playing with (they were however great for smacking the crap out of your baby sister :) )

 

So since I loved wrestling, as a kid I would build wrestling rings out of particle board, 4 nails, and some rubber bands and then use my GI Joes and Star Wars action figures (and anything else of similar size) and make my own shows. I liked them enough I'd actually write down the results and track W-L's in a notebook

 

Anyone else do this? Take their non-wrestling action figures and turn them into wrestlers?

 

I'm asking because I just got a house in Sacramento and I'm moving lots of stuff out of storage. Lo and behold I found my old notebook and i'm toying with the idea of fleshing these characters out and making a small mod but I'd love it if more people did it and I could open it up to the public for feds/wrestlers.

 

Sooo..Imaginary wrestling companies of your childhood? Did you love them and do you remember them? GO!

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I'm in my late twenties and I had those same rubber wrestling figures. Hulk Hogan, Ricky Steamboat, JYD, George the Animal Steele, Roddy Piper, there where some others I think I had a King Kong Bundy.

 

My grand parents got me the WWF plastic wrestling ring at the time and I would wrestle with them all the time.

 

I remember we were going on a sking trip with some friends of my parents and they had children as well. Me and their boy were in the back of his parents van where the speakers were using that as a ring (I'm sure his parents were thrilled). It wasn't a very long trip and he wanted to get right to the wrestling he had The Million Dollar Man and I had Hulk Hogan.

 

Well I refused to just get into the wrestling afterall we had to have interviews with them talking about why they were wrestling. Well he had his and it was pretty short and then I just cut thing long obsurd Hulk Hogan promo and by the time I was done we were pulling into the resort from the hotel.

 

Later on in life I remember wrsetilng with X Men and GI Joe's. I created a Finisher Moves match and had Wolverine vs. Cyclops with Jean Grey managing Cyclops, she turned heel in the match distracting the ref when Cyclops hit his Beam Cutter (Diamond Cutter), then she tripped him up allowing Wolvering to the the Animal Bomb (Jackknife) for the win. I then created a heel stable with Wolverine, and Jean Grey leading some of the other heels. I stole a bear with some weird plaid dress on it and re named it toe Scottish Bear who was kind of a Roddy Piper/Scott Steiner hybrid with a million suplexes. He lost to Wolverine before my parents got me Duke from the GI Joe's and he defeated Wolverine to become the new champion.

 

Good times of course I was obsessed with wrestling as a boy and watched every ounce of it I could and when I couldn't watch it I would play with my figurines. Imagination Feds were the best. The sheer number of promos I cut in those feds were crazy even to me.

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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Stennick" data-cite="Stennick" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="29493" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>I stole a bear with some weird plaid dress on it and re named it toe Scottish Bear who was kind of a Roddy Piper/Scott Steiner hybrid with a million suplexes.</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> Your whole story was great, but this sentence made me really laugh. Scottish Bear is a genius idea. <img alt=":D" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/biggrin.png.929299b4c121f473b0026f3d6e74d189.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p>
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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="jhd1" data-cite="jhd1" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="29493" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Your whole story was great, but this sentence made me really laugh. Scottish Bear is a genius idea. <img alt=":D" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/biggrin.png.929299b4c121f473b0026f3d6e74d189.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> So how soon before we get an alt? <img alt=";)" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/wink.png.686f06e511ee1fbf6bdc7d82f6831e53.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p>
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I had Power Rangers, Dragonball Z figures, foot clan soldiers, gorgonites, an orange batman and some wrestling figures that sweated. We filled them with coolaid to make them bleed. We used vhs tapes as tables. One epic match had billy kidman shooting star pressing kevin nash from the top of the air conditioner. We also had about 5 Stone Colds that all looked different.
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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="PeterHilton" data-cite="PeterHilton" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="29493" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>So how soon before we get an alt? <img alt=";)" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/wink.png.686f06e511ee1fbf6bdc7d82f6831e53.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> If anyone complains Genesis isn't finished on time I'm sending them your way...<img alt=":p" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/tongue.png.ceb643b2956793497cef30b0e944be28.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/jhdTEW/Alts/ScottishBear.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p>
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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="jhd1" data-cite="jhd1" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="29493" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>If anyone complains Genesis isn't finished on time I'm sending them your way...<img alt=":p" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/tongue.png.ceb643b2956793497cef30b0e944be28.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/jhdTEW/Alts/ScottishBear.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> Ha Ha Perfect!</p>
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<p>I did this exact same thing. Somehow I got a NKOTB figure. Probably was my sisters. He had a microphone in one of his straight arms and I made him an interviewer before making him Ted Dibiase protege. They cheated all the way to the top. Dibiase always beat Hogan with the help of this kid... Billion Dollar Ben!</p><p> </p><p>

I also stole a silver hammer from my sister that was for her Barbies and used it like a sledge hammer. I used my moms red nail polish to make that and my wrestling ring bloody and made hardcore matches before I ever saw ECW.</p>

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<p>I had like a hundred GI Joes (and the cheap knock off versions; The Corps) and yes, I turned them into a wrestling promotion, waging war in an old WCW ring. I didn't write stuff down, but in my head I'd keep track of allegiances, storylines, titles, finishing moves... I loved doing 100-Joe battle royals.</p><p> </p><p>

Do I remember much of it? Yes. Yes I do. In fact, back when I was working on a TEW mod, my old Joe-Promotion was my chief source of inspiration. If anyone is a fan of the freebie renders I made a while back, I'd say 87% of those are descendants of the characters I played with back as a lad. Colourful heavyweight Firestarter Rush and his bitter brother Jackson. The high-flying tag team Zero G. The fearsome Toxic Avenger. All of them are in a toybox in my parent's garage somewhere.</p>

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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="jhd1" data-cite="jhd1" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="29493" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>If anyone complains Genesis isn't finished on time I'm sending them your way...<img alt=":p" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/tongue.png.ceb643b2956793497cef30b0e944be28.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><span>http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/jhdTEW/Alts/ScottishBear.jpg</span></div><p></p><p></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> Awesome.</p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="juggaloninjalee" data-cite="juggaloninjalee" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="29493" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>I did this exact same thing. Somehow I got a NKOTB figure. Probably was my sisters. He had a microphone in one of his straight arms and I made him an interviewer before making him Ted Dibiase protege. They cheated all the way to the top. Dibiase always beat Hogan with the help of this kid... Billion Dollar Ben!</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> Billion Dollar Ben is fantastic. </p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Self" data-cite="Self" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="29493" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><p> Do I remember much of it? Yes. Yes I do. In fact, back when I was working on a TEW mod, my old Joe-Promotion was my chief source of inspiration. If anyone is a fan of the freebie renders I made a while back, I'd say 87% of those are descendants of the characters I played with back as a lad. Colourful heavyweight Firestarter Rush and his bitter brother Jackson. The high-flying tag team Zero G. The fearsome Toxic Avenger. All of them are in a toybox in my parent's garage somewhere.</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> That's golden. If I ever do turn this into a mod expect to be harassed about permission/use/details.</p><p> </p><p> The ones I remember most are:</p><p> </p><p> Snake Eyes who I turned into a lone wolf type character called Nightmare. He came to the ring with that wolf he was packaged with</p><p> </p><p> There was a Dreadnaught called Road Pig who became my top heel: Mayhem. The toy was muscular with a white flat top w/red stripes. Even came packaged with shoulder pads and a cement block sledgehammer. He was a cross between Brock Lesnar and Road Warrior Animal</p><p> </p><p> The Outbackers. Three joes with beards (don't recall the name, although one was actually named Outback and one of the others came with a crazy moustache, a leopard coat and wild boar as a pet ) that were like a cross between the Freebirds and The Sheepherders</p><p> </p><p> Quick Kick: he played himself.</p>
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I'm in my early 20s. When I was a kid, my mom always had a bunch of pipe cleaners of various colors laying around, that I could play with. When I got into wrestling, I would take two of them and twist them up to make characters out of. I got really complex with the colors and knowing who was who. I made nearly the entire 1998 WCW roster. I, of course, then had matches and angles with them.
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<p>In high school, when I was bored in class, I used to play with the items in my pencil case as though they were wrestlers. The scissors were the World Champion, because it had legs.</p><p> </p><p>

I hope people weren't watching me do this.</p>

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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Self" data-cite="Self" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="29493" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>In high school, when I was bored in class, I used to play with the items in my pencil case as though they were wrestlers. The scissors were the World Champion, because it had legs.<p> </p><p> I hope people weren't watching me do this.</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> Did they finish the match with a scissor kick?</p>
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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="MichiganHero" data-cite="MichiganHero" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="29493" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Did they finish the match with a scissor kick?</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> Either or that or a <em>CUTTER</em> ...</p><p> </p><p> HEY-YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!</p>
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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Self" data-cite="Self" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="29493" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>I had like a hundred GI Joes (and the cheap knock off versions; The Corps) and yes, I turned them into a wrestling promotion, waging war in an old WCW ring. I didn't write stuff down, but in my head I'd keep track of allegiances, storylines, titles, finishing moves... <strong>I loved doing 100-Joe battle royals</strong>.</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> Did the exact same thing. My favorites were for some reason William "The Refrigerator" Perry and Croc Master. Croc Master was awesome and became a Jake the Snake type figure for me but with an Alligator. </p><p> </p><p> When I wanted to shake things up (literally) I'd put all the Joes in the ring and shake it lol. The last one in, got the title shot (usually against the Fridge).</p><p> </p><p> Gi Joe's and Muscle Men had just a strong a wrestling rivalry as WWF/WCW did when I was a kid.</p>
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<p>I never did anything like that with my toys because I wasn't a big fan until 1997/98 I always claim that HBK vs. Austin really got me into it.</p><p> </p><p>

TakerNGN74 up above and have lived across the street from each other for our whole lives so I guess we kind of did that when we hung out at his house like he already stated.</p><p> </p><p>

Although, I do remember and I'm sure he does remember putting together our own fictional fed with lots of imaginary wrestlers and play out the matches against each other and even record it! It was more funny then anything.</p><p>

We also joined the play-by-mail IWA game for some time with some of these wrestlers that we made up. It would be awesome to get some of them rendered but if only someone actually can clearly understand what they all need to look like. Plus, we even had a major angle with one of the heel factions we put together... wow, fun times.</p>

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<p>Oh yeah, I did this. I remember feeling a bit guilty that I'd switched allegiances so quickly from the Turtles to wrestling when I'd begged and pleaded for the Turtles toys for Christmas only a few months before. By the time I <em>finally</em> got Raphael I was almost exclusively using them for wrestling matches.</p><p> </p><p>

But I had dozens of the real figures - the WWF signature move ones, and the WCW one piece ones. The WCW ones all came with belts, and I kept track of who was holding which titles. The British Bulldog and Roddy Piper (The Britishers, I was a kid) had an epic feud with Rhodes & Windham over the tag titles, I know. Earthquake kept beating Arn Anderson. Hulk Hogan always lost, and I had the Bossman figure with the massive gut and skinny arms, so he lost a lot too (although he did have the nightstick, so he won some). Ultimate Warrior and Bret Hart could never be beaten in my fed - they were worse than HBK. On the rare occasions they faced each other, it always ended in a draw.</p><p> </p><p>

I still have the old title records somewhere, I suspect in the box with all the figures in my parents' garage. </p><p> </p><p>

I remember when I was 14 or so finding a shop that had loads of the WWF figures - Dibiase, Rockers, Rhythm & Blues, Beefcake... Even with my interest waning at that point, I had to have them. Cost me about £10 or £15 or so for the lot.</p>

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<p>I never had many action figure toys growing up, but I did have a few wrestling figures, and some power rangers that had a button on the back and when you pressed it the head would flip over, so you could have them masked or unmasked, and yes, they did occasionally get into a real slobberknocker. I didn't ever record anything though, guys, I had a life <img alt=":p" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/tongue.png.ceb643b2956793497cef30b0e944be28.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /> JOKE!</p><p> </p><p>

The greatest wrestling moments in history came in the Lego Wrestling League. The guys were midgets so obviously couldn't wrestle against any other toys. But all in all, putting on wrestling matches in a ring made out of lego, with these little lego guys that are 1-2cm tall was awesome! Good times.</p>

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<p>Ah, glad to see I wasn't the only one. Same as wilts, I didn't have too many characters (mostly Action men), so I used all types of dolls who could fight and plush toys. The two most legendary grapplers was the giant plush toy gorilla, who would almost always dominate everyone. He only lost a couple of times, when being slammed (yeah, slamming a gorilla who is x5 or so your size) by a veteran Action Man. They didn't have any names, nor did I ever record any wins/losses, but there was usually some sort of title involved. Gorilla's biggest nemesis was the equally tall bunny. </p><p> </p><p>

I would love to create these characters for a 'Verse.</p>

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It was mainly anything i could get my hands on my sisters toys (<img alt=":o" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/redface.png.900245280682ef18c5d82399a93c5827.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /> they got owned), action man, pokemon, my brothers old wrestling figures like Hogan and Sting, my stuff like Angle,Hurricane,Carlito also pencils and my teddy bears in a classic wwf ring or elimination chamber wow i had to much time by myself
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