Mexican Wrestling Star Perro Aguayo Jr. Dies After In-Ring Accident

Mexican wrestling star Perro Aguayo Jr. has died at 35 years old after an in-ring accident in a match last night in Tijuana. According to f4wonline.com, he hit the ring ropes after taking a dropkick from Rey Mysterio Jr., as seen in video of the full match, and was injured either then or when his tag team partner… » 3/21/15 3:10pm 3/21/15 3:10pm

Two Wrestling Experts Dare To Re-Play 1999's WWF Attitude

Kefin and Adam from the Attitude Era Podcast are cautiously excited for the upcoming release of WWE 2K15. In the run up to the game's November release, they decided to fire up their N64 and revisit one of the biggest wrestling games from their childhoods with jaded adult eyes. WWF Attitude! » 10/08/14 10:15am 10/08/14 10:15am

Meet the Man Who Makes WWE's Official Championship Belts in His Garage

In pro wrestling, the moves may be fake choreographed, but the glittering gold-and-leather championship belts are very real. And while most of what happens at the WWE comes out of an enormously wealthy corporate powerhouse, CNN Money shows us the humble origins of those testosterone-cherished waist trophies: Dave… » 5/24/14 5:01pm 5/24/14 5:01pm

Do we need a good pro wrestling game on iOS? One in which you're the promoter, not the wrestler? Wrestling fan and game creator Brian Papa thinks so. Check out his Kickstarter for a game called Ringmaster. Looks cool. » 12/30/13 7:28pm 12/30/13 7:28pm

Wrestling Game Or Greatest Super-Hero Game Ever?

One of the WWE series' longstanding virtues is its deep character creation toolkit, which fans have used to create all sorts of wrestlers who don't appear in the main game's roster. Such as Captain America, and Wolverine, and Spider-Man. » 11/05/13 12:10pm 11/05/13 12:10pm

Here's the Roster for '30 Years of Wrestlemania' in WWE 2K14

When it announced a special campaign mode this week, WWE 2K14 hinted the game's roster would be the largest ever by virtue of the fact more than 45 classic bouts would be featured in "30 Years of Wrestlemania." The question was how many wrestlers would be making repeat appearances to fill out that card. » 8/18/13 11:30am 8/18/13 11:30am

Gay Wrestler to Make His Video Game Debut in WWE 2K14

In about three hours, 2K Sports will reveal the roster for the "30 Years of Wrestlemania" mode in WWE 2K14. The main roster hasn't been revealed yet, but 2K has said it will include Darren Young, the openly gay wrestler who this week had one of the most understated coming-outs, especially for a sports figure. » 8/17/13 12:00pm 8/17/13 12:00pm

A Redditor Has Been Leaking WWE Outcomes [Update: WWE Response]

In February on r/SquaredCircle, Reddit's pro wrestling forum, one poster kicked off a "prediction series," asking users to pick who they expected to win at that week's Elimination Chamber pay-per-view event. The winner was a user named "Dolphins1925," who posted just minutes before the start of the event, and nailed… » 7/15/13 4:25pm 7/15/13 4:25pm

Rumor: Ultimate Warrior Returning to WWE's Flagship Game Franchise

Not in the 13-year history of the Smackdown/Smackdown vs. Raw/WWE/WWE 2K series has The Ultimate Warrior—one of professional wrestling's most intense, controversial, and just plain weird superstars—made an appearance. Apparently that will change with WWE 2K14. » 7/07/13 2:00pm 7/07/13 2:00pm

Hey, It's 15 Years (And A Day) Since Mick Foley Got Thrown Off A Cage

In keeping with our inability to notice anniversaries until it's too late, we'd like to point out that it was 15 years ago last night that Mankind and the Undertaker faced off in one of the most memorable and brutal wrestling matches of all time. » 6/29/13 12:48pm 6/29/13 12:48pm

WWE '13 Predicts Some Big Upsets—but not the Biggest One—for…

Hey, wrestling fans! Too busy for three hours of bodyslamming, atomic-dropping, suplexing action in New Jersey this weekend? Too poor to pay the PPV freight on WrestleMania XXIX? You can watch it all for free right here, right now! » 4/02/13 1:34pm 4/02/13 1:34pm

The Evolution Of Crazy Japanese Professional Wrestling Video Games

Wrestling video games are quite varied. It's not just about annual licensed stuff! And, you can always count on the Japanese developers to come up with the craziest ones. So we have selected a few Japanese titles—some of which only came out in Japan—to see how far wrestling games (and muscles) evolved in the past 25… » 3/20/13 8:00am 3/20/13 8:00am

The Craziest Testosterone-Filled Japanese Video Game Characters

When it comes to Japanese developers, creating crazy, nice games isn't the only thing they're good at; they also design characters with pumped-to-the-max muscles, half of which don't even exist in real life and have the size of a truck. And they are all really serious about beating the hell out of everyone around them. » 2/13/13 8:00am 2/13/13 8:00am

Wrestling Faces a Long Comeback After THQ's Bankruptcy

If there's truth in advertising, then three weeks ago, 2K Sports was looking at changing its name to the singular form. Major League Baseball 2K was justifiably believed to be a dead series; the company had canceled online support for legacy titles like All-Pro Football 2K8, College Hoops 2K8 and Top Spin 4. Outside… » 1/27/13 4:30pm 1/27/13 4:30pm

Is This the Face of a Heel? Debating Fighter Hayabusa's Virtue in…

There were no storylines in Pro Wrestling » 10/25/12 6:00pm 10/25/12 6:00pm for the Nintendo Entertainment System, beyond the ones you and your buddies would create for the six wrestlers it featured. But nearly everyone's status—good guy or bad, face or heel—was easily interpreted in how the character was presented.

Pro Wrestler Who Dresses as a Classic Nintendo Wrestler Gets In Trouble…

The New Jersey-based wrestling league Pro Wrestling Syndicate has a guy wrestling for them who goes by the name Star Man. The inspiration for his character? The star-faced character from the old Nintendo Entertainment System game Pro Wrestling (the one the "A Winner is You" meme comes from.) » 10/24/12 10:40am 10/24/12 10:40am

Pro Wrestling Talent Search Series Relocates to Games Design School

Here is an oddball news item, but it's legit. WWE NXT, a kind of talent-search/reality show featuring wrestlers looking to become the circuit's next new star, will now be taped at Full Sail University of Winter Park, Fla. Full Sail is recognizable to many video gamers as one of the main universities teaching game… » 5/12/12 2:00pm 5/12/12 2:00pm

Wait 'Til You See This Hawaiian Wrestler's Shoryuken

Gymnasium/ballroom/armory pro wrestling is a beautiful thing. A beautifully cheesy thing. This combatant from Hawaii, "Kenryu Takadoki", has shed all pretense of trying to become noticed and promoted to a bigger circuit because, hey, they're way out in Hawaii. So why not go with a repertoire based on Street Fighter » 8/20/11 12:00pm 8/20/11 12:00pm