Ever wondered what would happen if the worlds of professional wrestling and knitting collided? Well, wonder no more. Step forward this unusual Clash At The Castle memorabilia.
The words “wrestling” and “unusual” tend to go hand in hand, but even by those standards a knitted WWE Championship belt is a little bit out there.
However, two special items from the Wales-based knitting and creative workshop group Twin Made have proven that these two very different worlds can collide with very fun results.
The WWE Championship belt and jumper were presented to Drew McIntyre to celebrate WWE’s upcoming Clash At The Castle Premium Live Event. The one-of-a-kind pieces are made from 100% locally sourced sheep’s wool, and will be exhibited at the National Wool Museum after the event.
From WWE UK:
“The Championship Title is a knitted replica of WWE’s iconic version, created in celebration of the event’s headline match between Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre. The jumper incorporates cultural motifs such as Cardiff Castle, a Welsh love spoon, and the national flag – Y Ddraig Goch, meaning ‘the red dragon’ – alongside WWE elements such as a ring, Title and the Clash at the Castle logo. A team of 11 Twin Made knitters spent 69 hours expertly crafting the striking memorabilia.”
Charlotte Peacock, founder of Twin Made, described the unusual assignment as a “dream project.”
“This was a dream project for me and my fellow knitters. We had so much fun coming up with the designs and creating something that weaves in Welsh traditions with symbolic references to this historic sporting event. Our whole team of knitters are looking forward to watching all the action unfold at the Principality Stadium on Saturday night.”
WWE fans can see the jumper in person at the National Wool Museum, located in Drefach Felindre, Llandysul, where it will be exhibited from 12th September – 3rd November 2022. The jumper will then be given away to one lucky WWE fan on social, via the @wweuk Instagram page.
Tune in to ‘Clash at the Castle’, emanating from the Principality Stadium in Wales, on WWE Network and BT SPORT 2 from 6.00pm on Saturday 3rd September.
You can also follow all of the action live and as it happens right here with Inside The Ropes.