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The Rock vs. John Cena coming to WWE All Stars

WWE All StarsFinally, The Rock has come back to the WWE…well sort of. The Rock and fourteen of his fellow WWE legends will be returning to the video game world. THQ unveiled the WWE All Stars video game at E3. It may be the closest you ever get to seeing John Cena vs. The Rock!

WWE All Stars will pick up where WWE Legends of WrestleMania left off, but with some new faces. Instead of all legends, WWE All Stars will be made up of 15 WWE legends and 15 current WWE superstars. The only WWE superstars officially announced for the game are The Rock and John Cena. One would assume that Steve Austin, Triple H, Randy Orton, the Undertaker, and Shawn Michaels are locks for WWE All Stars. However, the big news about WWE All Stars isn’t who is appearing in the ring, but about who will be outside of the ring.

The legendary WWE announce crew of Jerry “The King” Lawler and Jim Ross will call the action for WWE All Stars. J.R. and the King will reunite after several years with all-new commentary exclusive to the game. I am guessing that this will be Jim Ross’ first announcing work since his Bells Palsy relapse a few years back.

WWE All Stars will not be like your traditional WWE video game. The game will be pure action, more like a fighting game than a wrestling game. So instead of grabbing a chin lock or a bear hug like in WWE Legends of WrestleMania, you can just go nuts with your wrestlers in the new game. Overall you are looking at a video game with a lot of punch-kick combinations and not much else.

The graphics look cool and I love the legends but I will probably skip out on this baby. Quite frankly I have yet to find a pro wrestling video game that appeals to me. I thought WWE Legends of WrestleMania would do the trick, but I was mistaken. I found the game boring after a few plays which was disappointing. I loved the graphics, video, and the idea of playing with the old school guys. In the end it came down to game play as it always does and it just wasn’t there. Hopefully WWE All Stars won’t end up as disappointing.

WWE All Stars is scheduled to be released in early 2011. WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 will hit shelves October 26th.

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Eric G.

Eric is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Camel Clutch Blog. Eric has worked in the pro wrestling industry since 1995 as a ring announcer in ECW and a commentator/host on television, PPV, and home video. Eric also hosted Pro Wrestling Radio on terrestrial radio from 1998-2009. Check out some of Eric's work on his IMDB bio and Wikipedia. Eric has an MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business.

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