|Compare Sin Cara's elaborate ring gear to Cesaro's minimalist mostly-black get-up.|
And because this is a double-post, let's look at what today's wrestlers are wearing to the ring. Almost anything goes, right? Just when did kneepads/elbow pads/kickpads/wristbands/those long stretchy sleeve-like things and stuff like that become popular? They certainly weren't worn back in the so-called Golden Age of Wrestling (1950s-1960s). Look, I know they're supposed to protect the wrestlers' joints and body parts, and that's a good thing. But can you imagine what those wrestlers who didn't wear these things back in the day had to go through? Talk about tough.
|Overalls and a sleeveless t-shirt?|
|One-shouldered singlet and elbow pads on one fella.|
|Gladiator-esque "apron" and matching kneepads|
|Shorts on Chavo Guerrero, tights on Ryan Slade|
|Steven Walters' knee and wrist protectors|