Published on February 19th, 2016 | by Pro Wrestling Stories0
PWS TOP 5: Wrestling Video Games
Joey Finnegan here, bringing you my third feature on ProWrestlingStories.com. For this one, I suggested that we try something a little different. Since I run Nerdopotamus.net, which covers multiple subjects, I thought it’d interesting to see how the PWS crowd reacted to something else. Sure, it’s only a top 5 list. Not something monumental, but any little bit counts.
Let us know if you wouldn’t mind the occasional piece like this, where we connect wrestling to pop culture. We want to hear from you guys.
Anyway, for the first (and perhaps, only) PWS Top 5, we’re going into wrestling video games. This list goes on and on. There are wrestling arcade games, wrestling slot machines such as one featuring Hulk Hogan which some web casinos offer, and of course, straight up wrestling games for the many consoles that have passed through my grasp.
Those will be the focus of today’s work.
So let’s get started…
SmackDown: Here Comes The Pain
I owned this game and I loved it. I remember getting it for Christmas. I ripped open the wrapping paper and was thrilled to see Brock Lesnar staring at me. Upon looking into the title, I realized I remember the Bra and Panties match option that it offered, as well as being blown away by the fact that I could play in the Elimination Chamber. Ever since HBK won the first one in 2002, that has been my favorite gimmick match of all-time (yes, despite my recent offering here on PWS, I am a huge Shawn Michaels fan).