What If Disney Princesses Were In The WWE…

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Princess Aurora as Ultimate Warrior

You know what’s awesome? Professional Wrestling! You what also pretty darn awesome? Walt Disney animated movies (The Lion King FOR THE WIN)! But do you truly know what’s really, super-freaking awesome. A mash-up of professional wrestling AND Walt Disney characters; namely the Disney princesses. That would a little extra interest in women’s wrestling outside of attending a Hoodslam event.

Elsa & Anna as the Legion of Doom/Road Warriors

Mike Kendrick is an Edmonton, Alberta-based illustrator, and rather than tell you from my perspective about the inspiration behind is artwork, I’ll just let his quotes do the work, instead:

I love dinosaurs, animation, and pro wrestling. Raised on a childhood diet of Disney films and Attitude Era WWE, I began to embrace these influences in my own artistic work. As a self-described jokes enthusiast, my taste in absurd and dumb humour is a part of my art and life — I’ve even given a public lecture to an audience of hundreds on pro wrestling as a legitimate performance art and a platform for modern myth-making.

My favorite wrestlers include Mick Foley and his groundbreaking character work as Mankind, Dude Love, and Cactus Jack; Goldust, both in the 90s and today, for very different but not dissimilar reasons; Dean Ambrose, for reasons that really shouldn’t need to be explained; and pretty much the entire NXT women’s roster, who I desperately hope will repair the damage that WWE has done to women’s wrestling in the last 10 years or so.

Snow White and Grumpy as The Undertaker and Paul Bearer

Can’t go wrong with a guy who revels in dumb humor and appreciates the Three Faces of Foley. I want to go to a wrestling show and hang out with THIS GUY!  Plus, Mike has prints of his WWE/Disney Princess mash-up art available on his Etsy shop, and it’s clear to see that these damsels are nowhere near distress!

Merida as ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper

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