The World Wrestling Federation’s New Generation poster

This is something I’ve been working on for fun the last couple of weeks, and I got it back from the print shop today:

I started watching WWF in 1993, so despite being AWARE of the Hulkamania era of wrestling before I got into it, and the insane level of popularity from the late 1990’s “Attitude Era,” the early-mid 1990s “New Generation” was my era of WWF wrestling.

I’ve been scouring the Internet looking for high-res images of all the wrestlers from this time period that stood out to me, without any visible championship belts. I had to leave a few people out due to not being able to find images that passed my completely subjective standards. I also chose to leave out anybody who I deemed either “too Hulkamania” or “too Attitude.” Again, by my own completely subjective standards.

Below is a version of the unprinted file, with less glare. Comparing the two also lets you see how, even with files set to CMYK for printing, the RGB lights of a monitor will ALWAYS make a file look brighter than it will print out.

And in case you’re not familiar with the 1993-1996 era of wrestling stars, here’s the poster again with everybody’s names included:

It may not be everyone’s favorite era in wrestling, but it’s when I was the MOST interested in keeping up with the week-to-week happenings, and watching as much as I could.

This was a fun project. I may do more in the future, but I’m in no rush.

I am not making this poster available for sale.

World Wrestling Entertainment owns a lot of the characters and their names on the poster, but not all of them. Everyone pictured owns their own likeness, unless they’re deceased, in which case, I believe their respective estates do. All rights reserved.

2 thoughts on “The World Wrestling Federation’s New Generation poster

  1. wow i love this new gen poster!

    any chance you could do one for golden era & maybe one of attitude era as well?

    golden era could prob hav 2 different ones, one for singles wrestlers and one for tag teams

    1. Probably not! This was a one-off that I did for myself and it took dozens of hours to find high-enough resolution images and color correct them all — It’s increasingly more difficult the further back in time you go. But if I’m really feeling up to it, it could happen.

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