The 15 Best WWE PPV Posters Ever Created
Following in the footsteps of WWE.com and Bleacher Report, I’d like to present my take on the best WWE PPV posters. Keep in mind that the following are my selections. Some have appeared on other lists while some have not. I hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane.
WWE likes to promote Summerslam as the biggest blockbuster of the summer and this poster lived up to the hype. The image of Maria on a Jet Ski gave it a very Baywatch-like vibe. It also didn’t hurt that the 2008 edition was a fantastic show.
Batista looks like he’s in the middle of a post-apocalyptic world as he clutches onto a gas mask with the decaying city in the background.
No Mercy 2007
Randy Orton was at the peak of his heel persona in 2007 and this poster captured Orton in all his brutal glory. It shows him holding a dove with a malicious grin on his face. Perfect!
Extreme Rules 2010
WWE gave us Sheamus in all his pale Irish glory. The focus on his sadistic smile and bright orange hair really put this over the top.
Survivor Series 2001
Very few posters feature the women of WWE and this event was during a period when WWE had some of its best female talent ever. The lovely Lita and Torrie Wilson, decked out in camouflage, look like two ladies you don’t want to mess with!
When C.M. Punk made his infamous remark about ice cream bars to Vince McMahon, I never would’ve imagined they’d turn the idea into such fine art.
No Way Out 2012
WWE decided to go old school by putting Daniel Bryan and A.J. Lee in this sepia toned theme. While the event wasn’t particularly memorable, the same could not be said about this poster.
Royal Rumble 1992
The first animated poster remains one of the best. The number of legends presented is staggering and just goes to show the level of talent in the company at the time. Ric Flair’s Royal Rumble win is considered as one of the great matches in wrestling history.
HHH has always been an intense performer, but when you put him in black and white with pieces of his skin breaking off like shards of glass, it takes the intensity to a new level.
This event holds a special place in my childhood memories of WWE. This was at the peak of the Attitude Era and the main event of Steve Austin vs. Undertaker had one of the best buildups I’ve seen. The show was also memorable for the Rock vs. HHH ladder match which was responsible for catapulting Rock as the next big thing in wrestling.
Extra kudos goes out to whoever came up with the idea for Austin and Taker to duke it out with an arm of the Statue of Liberty and a piece of the Empire State Building (the event was held in Madison Square Garden in New York).
Night of Champions 2012
Since Night of Champions is a show dedicated to the championships, it only makes sense that the gold is a prominent feature. The background of the WWE heavyweight championship and the radiance it cast onto the face of John Cena (particularly in his face) makes it stand out from the pack.
Bragging Rights 2010
Though the Bragging Rights concept was a bust (2009-2010), it did produce this great image of the top stars of the Raw and Smackdown rosters in a deadly faceoff.
Brock Lesnar looks like he’s about to kill a man. Enough said.
Elimination Chamber 2011
Of course I couldn’t leave Edge out. He looks completely maniacal biting the chain link enclosure of the structure. It’s one of the most dramatic images I’ve seen and Edge was the right guy to pull it off.
Inarguably, the first WrestleMania was the most important event in WWE history. Without the mainstream success the show achieved, it’s very likely that WWE would’ve never taken off the way it did in the late 80s. WrestleMania is still going strong 28 years later. The image of Hulk Hogan and Mr. T in the ring is timeless.