The NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies unveiled their City Edition ‘Main Event’ uniforms that are inspired by the city’s ties to professional wrestling.
The Grizzlies posted the following regarding the uniforms:
MEMPHIANS GET IT.
The sweet spot where sports & entertainment meet. Whether on a mat, in a studio or up & down the hardwood, we go against the grain and celebrate our culturally unique style, flair, and an appreciation for a comeback story.
The Main Event uniform revives a beloved intersection of Memphis sports & entertainment for this year’s City Edition.
From the hallowed halls of the Ellis Auditorium and the Mid-South Coliseum to Saturday mornings on WMC TV to the bright lights of FedExForum, Memphis has hosted our fair share of athletes as entertainers and entertainers as athletes.
Our Main Event uniforms pays homage to the entertainers as athletes of the past – all the heels, faces, and kings alike that have made Memphis a wrestling hub for generations.
This season, for 82 games the Grizzlies will climb into the ring and for six of those matches we will don our Main Event uniforms.
The Memphis Grizzlies will wear the new “Main Event” uniforms six times this season, the full schedule is:
November 10 vs Philadelphia 76ers
December 15 vs Houston Rockets
January 9 vs San Antonio Spurs
February 9 vs New Orleans Pelicans
March 20 vs Houston Rockets
March 23 vs Minnesota Timberwolves
Check out both images of the uniforms as well as a video of the reveal below:
The Memphis Grizzlies revealed their new City Edition uniforms. The pro wrestling inspired 'Main Event' uniforms will be worn six times this season with Wrestling Night games on schedule (All images credited to NBA / Memphis Grizzlies) More details – https://t.co/vJdW9zWW36 pic.twitter.com/iqPt1JUTf5
— Bill Pritchard (@bpritchard152) November 8, 2018