THE 12 DAYS OF WRESTLING: WWF Wrestling Buddies

Wrestling Buddy

Wrestling Buddies, released in the 1980s, showed the cuddly side of professional wrestling. Because of wrestling’s huge youth fan base, the Buddies were a huge relief to parents who could permit violence against what was essentially a pillow in the shape of an elite pro-wrestling personality. Even superheroes like Spider-Man eventually got into the mix, which meant Spidey and Hulk Hogan could finally join forces.

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