11 Hidden Meanings Behind WWE WrestleMania 38 Attires

WWE's WrestleMania 38 stars pay tribute to fallen heroes, Marvel, The Batman and...AEW?!

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WrestleMania headliners like Kevin Owens, Steve Austin, Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns kept things relatively simple over the weekend, at least when it came to ring attire choices. All four men reached for the basics and didn't get too elaborate, which is hardly a problem when 'Stone Cold' rocks an old-school "Austin 3:16" shirt.

Others on both nights? Well, some others went wild.

'Mania is always a good excuse for workers to get creative with their entrances and ring gear. This year, fans saw sneaky tributes to fallen legends, nods towards the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a tag-team dressing up as one wrestler, and even some AEW cosplay - OK, that's not strictly true, but it was rather weird to see All Elite's Cody Rhodes waltz onto WWE's grandest stage.

You'd be forgiven for missing some of the meanings behind these attires too. This has been a packed week for pro wrestling, so some are a bit too tired to really register when celebs strut onto the WrestleMania stage wearing Pokémon cards that cost millions or WWE stars go back in time to reference old friends.

Now, about those hidden meanings...

11. Dominik Mysterio's Tribute To Eddie Guerrero

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A quick look on Twitter during the Rey & Dominik Mysterio vs. The Miz & Logan Paul match showed many fans poking fun at how Dominik's outfit and entrance attire was treading on the toes of a certain Cody Rhodes. In reality, Dom's get-up had zero to do with the re-debuting American Nightmare.

Instead, the 24-year-old - who turns 25 in just a matter of days - was paying tribute to the late, great Eddie Guerrero.

Often jokingly labelled Dominik's 'real' father, Eddie wore an extremely similar jacket and even tights during his time with AAA in the early '90s. Guerrero first started sporting this look when he was paired with 'Love Machine' Art Barr in 1992, with the pair dubbed Los Gringos Locos.

Playing obnoxious overly-American heels to the Mexican audience - Barr being an American, Eddie leaning into the American side of his American-Mexican heritage - Los Gringos Locos started as a duo before eventually becoming a fully fledged faction designed to be AAA's version of the legendary Four Horsemen.

With his WrestleMania 38 costume of choice, Dominik Mysterio was clearly paying a nice homage to his Uncle Eddie.


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