NOTE: We are a pro wrestling company. Think WWF, WWE, WCW, TNA, ROH, ECW, AWA.. not Sumo Wrestling. Thanks!
With the logo I am hoping for something that SCREAMS out "Professional Wrestling" in such a way, that even at a first glance: fans from both the current generation of wrestling fans, as well as fans from years past (the 70's, 80's, and 90's), will all recognize it to be associated with professional wrestling. However, with that said, I'd prefer the logo to appeal more to the modern teenager then to an 80 year old man. I just don't want the 80 year old man to feel like he wouldn't fit in.
With that said however.. our company in itself hopes to focus more on the "sports" and "competition" side of pro wrestling as opposed to the "flash" / "entertainment" side.
This logo also needs to be versatile.. it in itself will become a component of other logos including special event and tv programing logos. It will be included on championship belts, sets, microphones and other materials.
I would like for HOPE to stand out as it is the word I want associated with the company.
The files I've attached are examples of other pro wrestling logos that may you give an idea of what I'm looking for. Look at the way the NitroWCWlogo.gif and starrcade99.jpg logos sort of tie everything together.
When designing your logos I'd like you to keep in mind I'd prefer one interconnected logo that's a combination of text, graphics, ext. instead of the standard image on the left, text on the right type of logo. In those logos you could remove one element or another - I'd prefer the hole logo to be one element where nothing can be removed.