WWE chose to celebrate 4/20 with a new merch drop that stoners everywhere will love. The company still tests and fines wrestlers who partake but most simply see it as a small luxury tax. Matt Riddle and Randy Orton have dropped cannabis references all over WWE television. Orton even partied with Snoop before WrestleMania years ago. Now the company is cashing in.

Riddle was fired from UFC over his enjoyment of marijuana. He has had no problem making it work in WWE. Vince McMahon’s company has now dropped a very pot-friendly Riddle t-shirt. Riddle announced the merch drop on his Instagram.

“Happy 4:20 everyone and to celebrate this beautiful day go on wweshop and get this sick limited edition RKBro 4:20 T-shirt it’s tight”

Long-time wrestling fans will immediately recognize the shirt as a ripoff. The squared circle’s original marijuana king, Rob Van Dam, had an extremely similar shirt in the late 1990s. The “I just smoked your ass” phrase was used on a Van Dam t-shirt in the original Extreme Championship Wrestling. Side note: The company also had a “Francine 4:69 – I just ate your ass” shirt based on the popularity of WWE’s Austin 3:16 merchandise.

Despite the blatant infringement, RK-Bro’s new shirt is sure to be a hot seller. There might not be a better way for a WWE fan to celebrate this special day. Depending on where they live, they might not even face a fine.

WWE has started to embrace Orton and Riddle’s love of weed. The birds that used to fly out of Riddle’s sandals were changed to grasshoppers, because “grass,” get it? Please keep in mind that WWE is operated by a 76-year-old man who still likely calls marijuana “grass.”

Popular culture has come a long way in its acceptance of marijuana use. Even though it’s still technically against the rules in WWE, the company sees a way to make some money. There isn’t a better ambassador for the cause than Matt Riddle.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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