Game Corner [WrestleMania Anniversary]: WWE Legends of WrestleMania (Xbox 360)

On March 31st, 1985, Vince McMahon changed the face of the wrestling landscape forever by bringing together the biggest names in wrestling (alongside a number of celebrity guests) for the very first WrestleMania, a pay-per-view extravaganza that became the hottest event of the calendar year for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). While this event clashes with … Continue reading Game Corner [WrestleMania Anniversary]: WWE Legends of WrestleMania (Xbox 360)

Wrestling Recap [3:16 Day]: HBK vs. Austin (WrestleMania XIV)

“Talk about your psalms, talk about “John 3:16”…Austin 3:16 says I just whupped your ass!” With those immortal words, spoken by the legendary pro wrestler “Stone Cold” Steve Austin after winning the King of the Ring tournament on 23 June 1996, a momentous wrestling career was about to unfold before our eyes that would see … Continue reading Wrestling Recap [3:16 Day]: HBK vs. Austin (WrestleMania XIV)

Wrestling Recap: Hogan vs. Undertaker (Survivor Series ’91)

The Date: 27 November 1991The Venue: Joe Louis Arena; Detroit, MichiganThe Commentary: Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby “The Brain” Heenan The Referee: Earl HebnerThe Stakes: WWF Championship match The Build-Up:The Undertaker made his debut on this day at the 1990 at the 1990 Survivor Series as a heel; aligned with Ted DiBiase’s Million Dollar Team and … Continue reading Wrestling Recap: Hogan vs. Undertaker (Survivor Series ’91)

Wrestling Recap: Kane vs. Undertaker (WrestleMania XIV)

The Date: 29 March 1998The Venue:  FleetCenter; Boston, MassachusettsThe Commentary: Jim “J.R.” Ross and Jerry “The King” LawlerThe Referee: Jack DoanThe Stakes: Semi-main event, personal rivalry between siblings The Build-Up:In the entire history of the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), and perhaps all of wrestling, there is, arguably, no greater and more tumultuous story than the … Continue reading Wrestling Recap: Kane vs. Undertaker (WrestleMania XIV)

Wrestling Recap [3:16 Day]: Rock vs. Austin (WrestleMania X-Seven)

“Talk about your psalms, talk about “John 3:16”…Austin 3:16 says I just whupped your ass!” With those immortal words, spoken by the legendary pro wrestler “Stone Cold” Steve Austin after winning the King of the Ring tournament on 23 June 1996, a momentous wrestling career was about to unfold before our eyes that would see … Continue reading Wrestling Recap [3:16 Day]: Rock vs. Austin (WrestleMania X-Seven)

Game Corner: WWE 2K18 (Xbox One)

As may already be evident, I have a long-standing preference for the WCW and WWF videogames released by AKI/THQ back in my youth; however, another WWF videogame series I have been particularly fond of and spent many hours and days of my childhood playing has been the WWF SmackDown! series released by THQ and Yuke’s … Continue reading Game Corner: WWE 2K18 (Xbox One)

Game Corner: THQ/AKI Wrestling Retrospective

With WWE 2K18 (Yuke’s/Visual Concepts/2K Sports, 2017) due to be released in a couple of weeks, I thought I’d take the time to revisit some classic wrestling titles on everyone’s favourite polygonal home console, the Nintendo 64. Inevitably, with every new WWE videogame released, debates reignite, resurface, and rage on about why (oh, why, just…why?) … Continue reading Game Corner: THQ/AKI Wrestling Retrospective