Ronda Rousey Just Killed Wrestlemania Wearing A Dragon Ball Z Shirt

As you're probably no doubt aware, Wrestlemania is currently happening right now. Like, right this second. So there's still time for the show to top its best moment, but how can you beat this? Ronda Rousey just made an appearance with The Rock and basically cleaned shop whilst wearing a Dragon Ball Z t-shirt. How can… » 3/29/15 10:50pm Sunday 10:50pm

Oh, So This Is How A Modern Assassin's Creed Game Would Work

If you've ever wondered/worried how a more modern Assassin's Creed game would work, with all our fancy weapons and computers and vehicles, don't sweat it. Even in the 21st-century, there's a place for an Assassin and his craft: inside the ring. » 3/05/15 8:00pm 3/05/15 8:00pm

We've written about Oakland's awesome Hoodslam indie wrestling events before (they're often full of video game tributes), but Al Jazeera have gone and filmed a mini-documentary about them. It's great. » 2/09/15 10:40pm 2/09/15 10:40pm

Danganronpa is a wonderfully weird and subversive murder mystery series, so it makes sense someone would eventually cross it over with wrestling. Enter Danganwrestling, where we learn John Cena's most coveted secret: he looooooooves anime. » 2/09/15 11:30am 2/09/15 11:30am

I Can't Get Enough of Jim Ross' Wrestling Commentary On Video Games

Fact: Wrestling legend Jim Ross improves everything. But in case the last video that mashed up video games with wrestling commentary didn't convince you of it, here's another excellent clip. » 7/11/14 7:00pm 7/11/14 7:00pm

Link Retires From Adventuring, Takes Up...Wrestling

Oakland's Hoodslam indie wrestling events, which we've actually covered before, outdid themselves over the weekend with theatrically combative tributes to not just Street Fighter, but Zelda as well. » 7/07/14 10:00pm 7/07/14 10:00pm

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

The Ultimate Warrior Has Died

The WWE is reporting that The Ultimate Warrior (born James Brian Hellwig), has passed away at the age of 54. Just days ago, he was present at Wrestlemania 30. » 4/09/14 12:02am 4/09/14 12:02am

Conan O'Brien Plays WWE 2K14, Calls His Character an A**hole

There's no better way to beat The Rock than with a custom, skinny Conan character. Conan O'Brien is back with "Clueless Gamer" and this time he plays WWE 2K14. I'm glad they've spent time with the game's best feature: character customization. » 3/07/14 9:30am 3/07/14 9:30am

WWE 2K14: The Kotaku Review

Twenty-five years ago my best friend and I set up a wrestling ring in my basement—four barstools for the turnbuckles, some old mattresses for the canvas. The actual wrestling we did was hesitant, unplanned and uncompelling. But man, the stuff we did out of the ring makes me smile to this day. » 11/04/13 4:48pm 11/04/13 4:48pm

Street Fighter Takes On Wrestling. It Gets Messy.

Street Fighter was real. At least, it was for one night earlier this year, as Oakland's wrestling crew at Hoodslam took on Capcom's fighter and put it in the ring. » 10/16/13 3:30am 10/16/13 3:30am

A Huge Roster Delivers '30 Years of Wrestlemania' to WWE 2K14

WWE 2K14 will deliver more than 45 all-time great bouts and a roster loaded with Wrestlemania's greatest superstars in a showcase mode that pays tribute to three decades of wrestling's premier spectacle. » 8/12/13 11:00am 8/12/13 11:00am

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

It's Official: The Ultimate Warrior is Gonna Tear Up WWE 2K14

Rumored last week when an ad appeared in WWE magazine, it's now official: The Ultimate Warrior will be making his first-ever appearance in the 13-year run of what is now called WWE 2K14. The catch is he's only being offered—for now one guesses—as a preorder incentive. » 7/15/13 9:40am 7/15/13 9:40am

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

That Game Where "Hulk Hogan's" Chest Nearly Exploded

Wrestle War is a Japanese wrestling game that was released in arcades in 1989 (and on Japanese and PAL Mega Drives a couple of years later).


Despite not carrying a single official license, it decided to rip off a number of high-profile wrestlers of the time, like Hulk Hogan (who was awesomely renamed "Titan Morgan")… » 7/11/12 11:30pm 7/11/12 11:30pm