In the theatrical world of professional wrestling, there's more than one way to gauge the meteoric rise of a superstar. While their in-ring prowess and charisma certainly play roles, the sales of WWE merchandise offer a crystal-clear indication of who's dominating fan hearts.
Current reports from Fightful Select confirm that Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins are not just performing excellently in the ring but are also wrestling their way to the top of the merchandise charts. Since his much-anticipated return, "The American Nightmare," Cody Rhodes hasn't just rested on past laurels.
He's been a consistent force in merchandising, often securing multiple spots in the top five for various items. His star power continues to shine brightly in the WWE Universe. Meanwhile, Seth Rollins has also cemented his place among fan favorites.
Rollins frequently features among the top five merchandise sellers with an evolving character that resonates strongly with audiences, both in arenas and beyond. His rising stock is further evidenced by the live reactions he garners – a testament to his engagement with the WWE fans.
Bloodline's Merchandise Dynamics Shift
However, it's not just individual wrestlers who make waves. The Bloodline faction, with its unique blend of personalities, including the formidable Roman Reigns and The Usos, has been a major merchandise draw.
However, recent developments have seen a shift in their merchandise dynamics. Following a split in the group, there's been a distinct change in their merchandising patterns. Notably, the collective merchandise that combined the allure of Roman Reigns, The Usos, and Sami Zayn, has splintered at times.
Yet, amidst this change, The Usos continue to thrive, with their sales figures rivaled only by Rhodes. Rhea Ripley, another formidable talent, has also found her way into the top five, proving her growing prominence. Beyond the individual stars, generic merchandise like title belts and tour shirts have maintained their popularity.
Among these, toy title belts, Cody Rhodes' weight belt, and The Usos' "We The Ones" shirts have been particularly prominent. However, after recent events at WWE SummerSlam, the future of some of these merchandise items remains uncertain.
Whatever the case, WWE's merch sales provide a fascinating snapshot of the ever-shifting dynamics of its vibrant universe.