About the WWE
The initials WWE stand for World Wrestling Entertainment: a U.S based entertainment company and wrestling promotion that specialises in professional wrestling. Major revenue is generated from movie, music, merchandising, ticket and DVD sales. As of 2014, WWE is broadcasted in over 150 countries including UK, Japan and Canada.
Like so many other wrestling organisations, WWE's shows are fictional and entertainment - based featuring story-lines and scripted matches, though they often include moves that can put performers at risk of injury, and even at worse, death, if not performed or executed correctly.
The huge success and popularity of the World Wrestling Entertainment brand and its vast array of characters who don their spandex outfits and step into the ring to face their arch nemesis, has spawned various artwork and fan art from around the world. From legends Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior, The Undertaker and Macho Man Randy Savage to post - Millennium heavyweights, The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H and John Cena, the WWE are no shortage of recognizable names; many of whom have contributed so much to wrestling culture over the past decade.
Despite the criticisms and negativity it has evoked over the past 10 years, the WWE is still the biggest global wrestling entertainment promotion around.
In mark of the 35th anniversary of the WWE that goes way back on February 21 1980, I have selected 25 of my favourite pieces of WWE related wrestler artwork from the web from a variety of sources such as comics, fan art and mediums such as drawing and painting.
(Information from Wikipedia)
Wrestlemania X8 by Rob Schamberger
John Cena by Art Retondo
Mario vs WWF (Super Mario, The Rock, Sgt Slaughter and Hulk Hogan mash-up by Andy Hunter)
Hulk Hogan by Rob Schamberger
Ultimate Warrior by Bruce White
Stone Cold Steve Austin - Chaos Comics
Wrestlemania 19 by Rob Schamberger
Rey Mysterio by KA.D
Triple H by Chirantha
Bret 'The Hitman' Hart by Airmagination
Shawn Michaels HBK by Predator/ HBK316
The Undertaker by Rob Schamberger
Randy Orton by Metalgear59
Chris Jericho by Rob Schamberger
Dave Batista by Average Joe Art
Seth Rollins by Rob Schamberger
Triple H - WWE Breaking Point 2009 by WWE Creative Services
'Nature Boy' Ric Flair by Bill Main
Razor Ramon by Tom Fleming
CM Punk by Dark Wing
(Bill) Goldberg by Remi Bryant