It was the mid-2010s and WWE figures and while Mattel figures were readily available at most retailers, they weren't quite as popular as they are today. Mattel needed to try something a little bit different, and that's how they landed on WWE Zombies.
Taking the designs of existing figures, WWE Zombies changed the wrestler's skin tones (mostly to a light green), added bite marks and other zombie-like traits to each WWE Superstar. Let's take a closer look at some of the figures in the line.
While still quite faithful to the Elite line figures they're patterned after, each WWE Zombies figure has their own unique style and marking. Kane's face is burnt to a crisp (much like his own backstory implies), while John Cena has one burned down to the bone. Dean Ambrose's hand comes apart, and Triple H has a skull for a head.
All of these small, gory details make the figures that much more interesting and unique. In addition to the figs pictured above, Mattel also made WWE Zombies of The Undertaker, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Shinsuke Nakamura, Finn Balor, Paige, Kevin Owens, AJ Styles, Sasha Banks, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Charlotte Flair and Matt and Jeff Hardy.
It's unfortunate WWE didn't keep the line going longer, though it was probably a niche product. Instead, they went to lines called WWE Monsters and WWE Mutanta which... just didn't have the same cool factor as zombies did.