That might be taking it a bit too far. This year’s WrestleMania has been turned into one of the most unique shows that any wrestling promotion has ever presented. Not only will the show be presented over two nights instead of the traditional one, but also, the show will be be held at the WWE Performance Center in front of no fans. That’s a first, and WWE is capitalizing on it in a tongue in cheek way.

One of the things that WWE does better than almost anyone else is merchandising. There may be companies with cleverer shirts, but no one can match WWE’s sheer volume of products available. It doesn’t matter who it is or what kind of item you want, WWE has something for everyone on their roster. They have some specialized stuff as well, and that’s what they’ve done again.

WWE has released a new “I Wasn’t There” t-shirt in honor of WrestleMania 36. The shirt is a parody of the “I Was There” shirts, which are released annually for WrestleMania. It is also available in another design, featuring the main wrestlers featured on the WrestleMania 36 card. Currently, the shirts are only available on, though they may be available at future live events.

What could have been. Check out some of the hype around WrestleMania 36 as it was originally planned:

Opinion: As someone who had tickets for WrestleMania and almost everything else that weekend, I’m not sure what to think of this. It’s some cross between rolling my eyes at how ridiculous the shirt is and kind of wanting one. Never let it be said that WWE will pass up the chance to make a buck, even if it means slightly mocking the fans who were disappointed at not getting to go to the show.

Do you like the shirt? What is your favorite wrestling merchandise? Let us know in the comments below.

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