Graphic design and professional wrestling don’t exactly go together.
From millions of terribly photoshopped indie posters, to John Cena’s t-shirts, to the entirety of the Attitude Era, pro wrestling has never perfected the finer aesthetics. I’m not saying it always misses, but, you know, there’s a reason the Diva’s belt still has that awful butterfly engraved on it.
My favorite examples of poor taste and pro graps are the many personal websites that belong to wrestlers. It’s here where the corporate oversight of WWE or TNA doesn’t exist, and chaos reigns. Never trust a man who falls down for a living to make himself look good on the internet. The websites below are gross, harsh, or just straight-up odd, and honestly? They make me love professional wrestling even more.
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The ugliness on display doesn’t even do it justice. If you navigate to Scott Steiner’s official website, you’ll be immediately greeted with an embarrassingly low-bit audio blast of Big Poppa Pump himself screaming about his permanent status as the “BIG BAD BOOTY DADDY." I’m almost impressed with Steiner’s unnatural ability to have a complete lack of chill in every facet of life. I guess that’s what it means to be a genetic freak.
Macho Man Randy Savage
This is more sad than anything else. Macho Man’s official website still exists, and by the looks of things it hasn’t changed since about 2003. You get a retro flash intro, the words COMING SOON, and Macho Man himself saying “I’m back! Ooooooh yeah!” which is depressing on about 9 million different levels. For the love of god, whoever is paying to keep this site on the internet needs to stop.
I’ve never seen a website designed so fervently to confirm every suspicion you might have about a man.
Kevin Nash was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year, and yet Kevin Nash is still using a pre-packaged Flash template for his website. Actually, why I am surprised? Kevin Nash himself is a pre-packaged Flash template.
Rey Mysterio Jr.
Wait, what? Why are Stacy Keibler’s website and Randy Orton’s website basically identical? How is that even possible?
Jake “The Snake” Roberts
As ugly as this is, there’s something kind of magical to be OG enough to photoshop your head onto snakeskin and use it as the background of your website. Never change Jake Roberts, (except for, you know, the addiction stuff.)
Only slightly less cringe-inducing than the Ed Hardy.
THAT IS THE UGLIEST FONT I HAVE EVER SEEN. Not only do you choose block letters, not ONLY do you choose a horrifying checkerboard green color, you decide to superimpose it onto a black box? I expect better of you Million Dollar Man!
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