June 11th 2006, ECW One Night Stand. Rob Van Dam stood in the ring awaiting his opponent. A figure emerged holding his title up high and his head down to the floor as a torrent of boo’s rained down upon him. A violent feeling invaded the arena, a genuine sense of hatred and brutality from the people to the man displaying the gold spinning belt. That man was John Cena.
We haven’t had a regular jobber in years – they were a common sight in the 80s and 90s, with the likes of Barry Horowitz and ‘Iron’ Mike Sharpe, but these familiar losers seemed to fade away. Occasionally over the last few years, local competitors have briefly shown their faces on Raw and Smackdown, just to be decimated within minutes, and they never seem to get that call back.
32 competitors, 10 weeks, a 205 pound weight limit, and arguably the most consistently high quality wrestling show WWE has ever produced, culminating in a fantastic final that had us all on the edge of our seats. If you haven’t watched it already, you have the best binge watching session of your life awaiting you. The Cruiserweight Classic was a unique concept for WWE, and in my opinion is the best thing to happen in wrestling this year. But why would I make such a huge claim for just a mere 11 hours of television? Well, let me explain.
Wrestling is weird. Video games can be weird. When the two paths cross, weirdness is bound to happen. Here are the top 15 weirdest inclusions in wrestling video games.
For this list, I’ve chosen not to include any content from unlicensed wrestling games, as they aren’t based on a real promotion with real wrestlers, therefore they can make their game as weird as they like. Furthermore, I can only include content that I’m aware of from games I have played. With that being said, let the weirdness commence.
For the past year, NXT has been invaded by chants of “TEN! TEN! TEN!” – it’s essentially, the new YES! chant, but on a bit of a smaller scale. And it’s all down to one man, “The Perfect 10” Tye Dillinger.
Names, they’re pretty important, that’s why I’ve made a whole damn list about them just for you (you’re welcome). In the crazy world of wrestling, it’s important to get a name right; a bad name for your team, title, finisher, or even yourself could leave a sour taste in the mouths of the fans. But what are the worst names in the WWE? Keep reading to find out.