The Episode Of Pro Wrestling Most Worth Watching Each Year Airs Tonight

It happens once a year. It's the perfect episode of TV for our times: a basic-cable version of the selfie, the Twitter @reply and the Facebook status update all rolled into one. The 2015 edition of this great, fascinating occurrence will happen tonight... on a pro wrestling show. It’s one you should probably tune… » 3/30/15 12:45pm Today 12:45pm

Crowd Booing The Scripted Wrestlemania Hero? Just Edit Out The Boos…

The advantage of a pre-determined sport like pro wrestling is that promoters can book the ideal storylines. Usually, that means you'll get a Wrestlemania main event the crowd is excited to see, though usually they're not supposed to be booing the good guy a few days before the big show. Good thing you can edit out… » 3/24/15 5:55pm Tuesday 5:55pm

'We Want Refunds!' - Why Pro Wrestling Fans Are So Angry Again [UPDATE]

You'd think that the first weather-related cancellation of an episode of Monday Night Raw in the show's 1000-plus episode history would be bad news for the WWE. But the many inches of snow aimed at Hartford, Connecticut, the location of tonight's now-scuttled Raw taping, are a sprinkle of luck that will spare WWE… » 1/26/15 8:45pm 1/26/15 8:45pm

I Was Chris Benoit: Playing A Video Game As A Real-Life Murderer

Seven and a half years ago, one of the most acclaimed pro wrestlers of all time, Chris Benoit, murdered his wife and his seven-year-old son. He then killed himself. Today, some gamers want to play as Chris Benoit in a wrestling video game and keep trying to make that happen. The company behind the game doesn't… » 12/12/14 1:00pm 12/12/14 1:00pm

WWE 2K15: The Kotaku Review

Well, here we are. Another year, another WWE game. Another awkward cooling off period as the runaway hype train of YouTube videos, updates, Q&A sessions, tweets, blogs, interviews, panels with Steve Austin wearing spectacles and random mid carders telling us "THIS IS THE BEST GAME EVER, THERE ARE SO MANY MODES AND UH…… » 12/02/14 12:30pm 12/02/14 12:30pm

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

The True Smash Bros. Starts Here

Pikachu, all the Nintendo characters and Smash Bros. itself would look different in the context of a pro wrestling game. Very different. It's hard to tell who changed the most in madagascarsan's WWE mashup, but they're all convincing. » 7/02/14 9:20am 7/02/14 9:20am

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 3:00pm 5/24/14 3:00pm

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

The Undertaker's Outfit Looks Awfully Familiar

Sign that I might be too obsessed with WWE and Assassin's Creed: I think the Undertaker is cosplaying as an Assassin's Creed character these days. Seriously, how did I not notice this before? Or am I just imagining things now? » 4/04/14 7:45pm 4/04/14 7:45pm

Artist Rod Hunt made an amazing pixelized, isometric interpretation of an imaginary WWE Hall of Fame, including tributes to almost everyone in wrestling. Check out the creator's site for tons of easter eggs and references in the close-ups. » 2/26/14 8:30am 2/26/14 8:30am

PlayStation, Xbox About To Offer WWE/WCW/ECW Nirvana And Help Kill PPV

Even if you're not a pro wrestling fanatic, you might be impressed by the insane deal the people behind World Wrestling Entertainment just announced since it's yet another sign that the old way that TV worked is dying fast. » 1/09/14 1:30pm 1/09/14 1:30pm

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

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

A Possibly-Drunk Ric Flair Made This WWE 2K14 Panel Extra-Entertaining

The best thing 2K Sports has done for pro wrestling games so far is assemble this incredible panel consisting of Jim Ross, Dolph Ziggler, Daniel Bryan (he was robbed last night!), Rey Mysterio, Steve Austin, Paul Heyman, Mick Foley and a seemingly intoxicated Ric Flair. Jump about 40 minutes in for the good stuff. » 8/19/13 5:45pm 8/19/13 5:45pm

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