Rasslin' for Link

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As this is the weekend, let's open up with some classic Saturday-morning fare: Professional wrestling. Think that emblem on rassler Cody Rhodes' boot above is just a coincidence? Nope. Rhodes not only pays tribute to the Triforce in every bout, not only lives his professional life by its creed, he also replays The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past every year on his Super Nintendo. So when he stamps Power, Courage and Wisdom into your face, sumbitch comes by it honestly.

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GoNintendo was dubious at first that Rhodes deliberately put the Triforce on his boots. But the grappler makes it pretty damn clear in the latest issue of WWE Magazine:

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"It's the Tri-Force from The Legend of Zelda," Rhodes confirmed. "You know how some people have a book they re-read every year? Well I re-play The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for Super Nintendo every year. In the game, the Tri-Force symbolized power, wisdom and courage. I thought I could apply those qualities to my life."

In 1992 I actually refereed a pro rasslin' match in North Carolina. It's a long-ass story how I ended up doing that. But on the card was this clown who went by Mean Mark. Mean had Scripture printed on the ass of his trunks, which, if I was the Lord, I'd kind of grimace and nod at the sentiment but not really feel complimented, you know? Now 16 years later a value set inspired by a video game gets better treatment on a nationwide stage.

As for me, I replay Red Dead Revolver about halfway every year. It teaches me that revenge is a great and awesome goal but gets real boring after about the fourth time.



WWE wrestler Cody Rhodes Pays Tribute to Zelda via his Ring Attire [GoNintendo]

DISCUSSION

gizmo74
Gizmo

Yep, cody's had these for a few months now, and while a few friends insisted it was "just a yellow triangle" the rest of us insisted that it indeed was the triforce of power.

Pretty neat little thing, sadly wasted on a sub par personality like Cody Rhodes. He has no charisma, no emotion, but as was said before, he can hit a dropkick.

Wait...no charisma, no emotion, no wonder they paired him with Bobcore Holly!

Santino won me over when he stole Jerry's subway sandwich in epic fashion...

"YOU LOSE! HA HA!"

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