TNA dropped a nice little present in my lap by finally debuting the new shirts they had a preview of back when I posted this article. I’ll look at all three in separate articles but wanted to start with the splashiest headline which of course was for Suicide’s new shirt.
On the front, TNA has created a frame around Suicide’s mask that compliments the shapes of the mask and doesn’t draw too much attention to itself by replacing white with a light gray. The mask itself is simplistic and reminds me a bit of Chapel from Youngblood. As I continually note, contrast is a good thing and a black shirt with a white mask certainly more than fits the bill. The red could be a tad brighter but it’s just fine the way it has been designed.
On the back, is Suicide’s symbols with the word Suicide replaced by TNA’s logo. (If you want to see an image of Suicide, go here, head to the “iMPACT!” photos, 2009 photos, February and then IMG_2644. TNA has somehow made their site harder to navigate than the WWE. ) Logo creep sucks and this version of it is especially egregious. First, the TNA logo comes in front of Suicide’s which is wrong. To make it pop, TNA is in a lighter red color and really overshadows Suicide’s logo. The Suicide logo works quite well on his costume because the Suicide lettering is in white against a red and black background which makes the logo creep really awful.
I do like one child friendly aspect of this shirt, it’s glow in the dark. Here’s that picture. It becomes really simple and looks pretty neat but it does remind me too much of DX. The WWE should have done this for Jeff Hardy’s new shirt. Don’t worry, I’ll get to that shirt too. I’ll wrap it up by saying, I wouldn’t commit Suicide if someone bought this shirt. – Kevin