A very interesting and artistic look at the history of the World Wrestling Federation (now World Wrestling Entertainment) hit the Internet recently.
An artist by the name of Scott Modrzynski revealed a 40” x 42” poster on his blog titled Mojo’s Work of almost every wrestler to step in the ring during the old WWF as cubed figures, along the lines of the popular video game Minecraft.
More than 1,000 figures are included. He chronicled every champion, including the tag team, European and light heavyweight titles.
Whenever a title was vacated or held up, Modrzynski made blank figures. There are 22 blank figures in all.
He began with Buddy Rogers’ first championship reign in 1963 all the way until Chris Jericho won became the first undisputed champion in December of 2001.
The World Wrestling Federation became World Wrestling Entertainment in 2002 after the company lost legal battle with the World Wildlife Fund.
“It took me about two years to complete this labor of love,” Modryznski said on his blog.
The poster includes big names such as “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan and The Rock. It also includes lesser ones like Gillberg.
“The research was exhaustive,” Modrzynski said on his blog. “I fell down the rabbit hole of Wikipedia. A page on Ric Flair sent me to Dusty Rhodes to Dustin Rhodes to Shane Douglas to the 1991 Royal Rumble to every Royal Rumble to Rikishi.”
“There were countless YouTube videos I watch, paused and played again, so I could accurately detail each wrestler’s outfit,” he added. “I did the same with old magazines, some the awful pro-wrestling biographies (Mick Foley, Bret Hart and Chris Jericho are the only ones who have gotten this right to date) and ultimately double-checked everything against The History of the WWE, a site that includes dates and cards for pretty much every WWF event ever.
Check out Modrzyski’s blog to see the full poster and more his art HERE.
[h/t to Deadspin for the find]