The Grizz continue to go all in with their noted wrestling connection. The town was a main territorial hub in wrestling and the weekly wrestling shows defined Memphis culture for decades. Now the mascot and team blend that ethos into their nightly show.
We talked about the Grizz Wrestling connection in the November 2017 Podcast with ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz, check that out if you have not heard it.
The Grizzlies just wrapped their Wrestling Night, but that is just the beginning.
The Memphis Grizzlies announced their promotional schedule including several wrestling nights and community events.
The Grizzlies will have several wrestling nights this season. The giveaway items include a Grizzlies Wrestling T-shirt (Nov. 10), a “Winter Slam” Holiday greeting card (Dec. 15), a Wrestling scarf (Feb. 9), and a Grizzlies Championship title belt (March 23).
The team also used this wrestling connection for their City Edition custom jersey inspiratation this year too:
There is not much difference in this new “City Edition” uniform, which has been coined by the Grizzlies as the “Main Event” variation. The key changes are the colorways. Being as it correlates to the team’s Wrestling Night theme, there are some similarities to the Grizzlies’ mascot, Grizz.
Entering the fourth quarter within each home game, Grizz becomes “Super Grizz,” and these new uniforms display a lot of the same gray and yellow hues that are found on “Super Grizz” when he is in wrestling mode.
Overall, it is a nice touch. Though some fans may not like the design since it is not much different than the other three uniform variations, it is nice to see different colorways that pop on the court. The players — especially rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. — and so should you.
“Memphis,” which is shown in bright yellow, is much more noticeable on this new design, which reminds opponents who they are messing with as soon as they step on the hardwood. (from Fansided)
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