It only took 26 years but Sting is finally coming to the WWE…sort of. Rumors have been confirmed that Sting will play a big part in the marketing of the upcoming WWE 2K15 video game. Check out the first promo featuring the former WCW champion.
Sting to WWE2K15 is not necessarily a shocker but it is big news nonetheless. This will be the first time Sting will be featured in a WWE video game. Like the deal made with the Ultimate Warrior last year. This does not indicate that Sting has signed a deal with the WWE. This is simply a deal between Sting and the video game company, although most suspect that a deal with the WWE is imminent.
The WWE posted an official press release announcing the news which featured quotes from Sting. Here are some of the highlights.
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sting, WCW, WWE2K15
The wrestling world is still buzzing about the return of Chris Jericho. The former WWE champion returned on Monday Night RAW in a rare surprise moment. Jericho’s return couldn’t have come at a better time for WWE fans.
Jericho has developed one of the most interesting working relationships with Vince McMahon that the Chairman of the Board has ever had. Jericho comes and goes for various time periods at a time, something unheard of years ago. I don’t believe that Vince acquiesced to Jericho because he is such a nice guy. Vince compromised because he needs Jericho and boy could the Genetic Jackhammer use him now.
Jericho is a unique character to the WWE which gives him the rare leverage for this type of schedule. Jericho is a guy established enough to be booked with headliners yet he can also be used to get the mid-card guys over. It’s funny because as ..click here to read more
MMA and video games haven’t exactly meshed well in the past. Sure, the UFC games for the THQ ranged from good (UFC Undisputed 2009), alright (UFC Undisputed 2010) and finally holy crap that’s amazing (UFC Undisputed 3). I even liked the old Pride game on Playstation 2 since it possessed the best create a fighter function until EA MMA. Then, we had EA MMA which was an excellent all-around game with solid gameplay; great create a fighter, and probably the best career mode for an MMA game. It sadly bombed out, killing any potential of a sequel. The early UFC titles that appeared on the PlayStation 1, 2 and Xbox weren’t that great and are generally forgotten for a good reason. When you can tap out Tim Sylvia with a 125 pound girl (Yes, you read that right), you are not doing your job correctly.
So, what can I say about ..click here to read more
Cesaro is one of the hottest rising stars in the WWE today. The former Claudio Castagnolii is days away from the biggest match of his career which in his mind, is days away from becoming WWE world champion.
There is nobody I am pulling for harder in the WWE than Cesaro. I had the honor of calling Cesaro’s matches at the start of his ascension about a decade ago in CZW and on the independents. It was obvious from the minute I saw him in the ring that he was destined for big things. So it is no surprise to see him just days away from becoming WWE champion.
Cesaro has been doing some media lately and for a guy who rarely talks on television, he is very good at it. He is certainly taking advantage of his media appearances by not only promoting the WWE, but promoting himself, and his character.
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Cesaro, Paul Heyman
You never get a dull interview out of Matt Hardy. The returning TNA superstar sat down for a recent Straight Shoot interview on YouTube. Hardy checks in via YouTube and offers some interesting opinions on recent news including WWE cuts.
Matt spent a lot of time talking about the recent WWE cuts. Here are some of the highlights of the 25-minute interview.
Matt was most surprised that Drew McIntyre made the list of recent cuts, as are a lot of people. Matt thinks he got caught up in the 3MB gimmick and wound up on a certain path. He described it as a bad break. He’d like to see McIntyre in Ring of Honor or TNA.
I have to admit that I am somewhat surprised at the overwhelming support for Drew McIntyre. He has received universal praise as an underrated and under-appreciated talent throughout the IWC and his peers. I must have missed ..click here to read more
It certainly isn’t a popular decision in the Internet Wrestling Community but TNA Wrestling made the right move last week on Impact. Bobby Lashley is not only the perfect choice for world champion, he is the only choice.
Social media was out of control Thursday night minutes after Bobby Lashley defeated Eric Young for the TNA world championship. The move was mocked by many who are neither Lashley fans nor TNA fans for that matter. Yet a closer look at the booking reveals one of the smarter moves TNA creative has pulled off in quite some time.
The irony of the criticism is that most of these same critics were mocking the company for putting the title on Eric Young. Young’s ability to grow a beard during the height of the Yes Movement earned him a run as champion. Everyone saw the reign for what it was, a complete copycat angle from ..click here to read more
Bobby Lashley, Impact Wrestling, TNA Wrestling
An early preview of the 2014 WWE world title Money in the Bank 2014 match headlines this week’s Friday Night SmackDown.
MATCH 1: Seth Rollins vs. Kofi Kingston
Rollins has spiffy new gear. Michael Cole mentions that there is indeed a contract ladder match at MITB, and we get a cut-away promo from Kofi, saying he wants in. The match starts, and Kofi applies a waistlock. Rollins counters into an arm wringer. Kofi escapes, trips Rollins and hits a jumping splash for 2. Rollins backs him to the corner, but Kofi escapes and hits a few rights. Rollins blocks one and hits a complete shot into the middle buckle. He stomps Kofi down, hits a snapmare and applies a rear chinlock. Kofi fights out, but gets clubbed back down. Kofi backflips off a back suplex, hits a back chop, a clothesline and a dropkick. He misses another clothesline and gets thrown to ..click here to read more
The best promo in the history of MMA has called it quits. A day after revealing he failed he drug test, Chael Sonnen has announced his retirement. Sonnen ends a six-year run in the UFC and leaves another big void for Dana White to fill.
The news comes a day after it was revealed that Sonnen failed a surprise drug test prior to his scheduled UFC 175 bout against Vitor Belfort. The news appeared embarrassing on the surface after Sonnen spent the last two weeks ridiculing Wanderlei Silva for skipping out on his drug test. However, a more objective look at the story offers a much more polarizing view.
“There is a huge distinction between illegal versus banned. These are perfectly legal substances. These are not performance-enhancing drugs. These are not anabolics. These are not steroids of any kind. Look, they [the Nevada State Athletic Commission] changed the rules and ..click here to read more
Dolph Ziggler is not only of the most entertaining WWE stars in the ring, but he is also pretty damned funny outside. Ziggler steals the show once again in this brief Countdown Extra video where he takes a self-deprecating look back at the Spirit Squad.
This “You Wish You Could Pull This Off” features Ziggler recapping his run in the Spirit Squad. While the Spirit Squad may go down as one of the corniest gimmicks in WWE history, Dolph was able to use that run as a springboard (no pun intended) to a successful singles career. It just goes to show you that there is life after a terrible gimmick in the WWE. As goofy as it may be to look back on, I am sure Dolph learned a lot from this period in his career.
It’s less than 2:00 but it is a fun look back with one of the guys ..click here to read more
Dolph Ziggler, Spirit Squad
One of the most anticipated WWE DVDs will hit the stores this summer. Ladies and Gentlemen, My Name is Paul Heyman is coming in August and the first trailer reveals a DVD and Blu-ray that is a must own for all of us.
A lot of mystery surrounds the upcoming WWE DVD, Ladies and Gentlemen, My Name is Paul Heyman. The only thing known up until now is that a Paul Heyman DVD is coming. No match listings or titles have been revealed yet the new trailer provides the firt glimpse into what is shaping up to be an intriguing docu-DVD. It will be very interesting to see how or if the story of Paul Heyman comes unfiltered or with WWE spin.
Paul Heyman himself claims that he doesn’t know much about the DVD. Heyman did some media interviews leading up to WrestleMania and was asked about the DVD by one reporter. ..click here to read more
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The number one way to make money in pro wrestling is with a great feud. Nothing draws bigger at the box office than an exciting rivalry pitting good vs. evil. Some rivalries are based on hatred, some are based on championships, and some are based on nothing more than a motivation to be the best. Today I spotlight one of professional wrestling’s greatest feuds.
“Stone Cold” Steve Austin vs. Vince McMahon
It is funny because most of the feuds I have highlighted in this series over the last five years have come from my childhood. I am that annoying older wrestling fans who will tell you, “They don’t make them like they did in my day.” Yet I could agree that the most exciting feud I ever watched as a wrestling fan came long past my childhood. That feud was Stone Cold vs. McMahon.
Sometimes you look back at pro wrestling history and ..click here to read more
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Watch this professional boxer knockout a guy trolling him online for years.