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3 Fresh Ideas for WWE Video Games

So with the announcement that WWE 13 will come out this year and WWE 15 will come out 2 years from now, a lot of people groan and say its the same game every year. WWE video game sales go down further and further when people know they can buy the game for $20 in a few months if not just figure… eh I’ll skip it. The ‘wrestling game’ is very one dimensional as it is. Match after match, it is fun with friends and the first week you get the game, but it soon gets repetitive. So I’ve come up with a few different games.

Just like the old Double Dragon or Final Fight, make a beat em up style game and then tack on a wrestling game. Wrestling games are essentially an advanced beat em up with tons of moves. Just imagine randomized enemies thrown at you with randomized moves. You might be playing the same levels over and over, but with randomized enemies. There could be a standard mode without randomized enemies.

Of course there would still be a slew of WWE wrestlers as bosses. Those bosses could be random too. Level 1 might have Dolph Ziggler… but on your next playthrough it might have Kofi Kingston. Playing as a heel would have face wrestlers as bosses and playing as face wrestlers would have heel bosses.

Normal beat ’em ups have you button mashing your way to victory, but I propose the game would be advanced to have enemies that would need you to take them out in a certain way such as with grapples, leg submissions, or just strikes. That way combat doesn’t get repetitive as you do the exact same move for 4 hours through the game to beat everyone. For every move you do, you build up special meters that allow you to use finishers for a certain amount of time when activated.

The Rockstar game, ‘The Warriors’ was an awesome new breed of beat ’em up for the modern age. The WWE could do something similar with their existing game engine. Dolph Ziggler could lead an all blonde gang. Kane could lead a gang of masked freaks, HHH would have a bunch of suits working for him and so on.

Maybe you could even hook it up online where if you are beat, you get sent into someone else’s game as an enemy. Or just choose to jump into someone else’s game.

Remember the old Wrestlemania the Arcade Game? Came out 2 decades ago, had around 10 playable characters. What if for $100,000 budget a retro style arcade game can be made for download on PSN or X-Bog Live or even Wii Marketplace for $10 or $20. Something that is like a fighter that forces you to do half circle moves along with high punch, low punch, high kick and low kick. The initial game could have 10 wrestlers with an arcade mode where you just plow through everyone in one on one then one on two and one on three matches. Later on there could be DLC where you get 2 extra wrestlers for $2 or 5 extra for $10 or whatever.

You pick a wrestler from the WWE roster to play as and you have a free world to roam around in. At night you wrestle your match in the arenas, but in the daytime, you need to get from one arena to the other. This can be done by stealing cars, renting cars, hiring taxies, flying planes, riding trains or riding a bike. The choice is yours, but you need to make it to the next event. Fight or shoot your way through crazed fans, cops, other wrestlers.

You can take on side jobs like being the muscle for the mob, go on dates, prank other WWE wrestlers and go to the gym to train. If you don’t train your stats will go down eventually. You can train with other wrestlers at the gym or compete in minigames like weight lifting and swimming.

But at the end of the day, you need to be at the arena and if you miss shows or come late you’ll get a negative reputation and eventually lose your job at WWE. That and if you go around shooting people you might lose your job anyway when the cops show up at the arena.

Anyway, THQ already does WWE games and does Saints Row games. Just combine the two. Unless that’s why Saints Row has all of the wrestling moves already in it.

If the WWE wants to pimp out its wrestlers to Hollywood, then surely it can put their wrestlers into video games that are uncharacteristic of the WWE.


Randy Orton vs Kane (a far better idea to get heat) and kickstar an evil era

Randy Orton and Kane have a match tonight that was based around nothing until Kane revealed that he didn’t like feeling human when Randy Orton beat him in a match last summer. Wow what a meh reason for a match at WrestleMania. Basically they had no place for either one of them, so they stuck them together.

Now here is a better idea that should have been done weeks ago (sorry I’m so late on posting this): Randy Orton, you’re too pretty. I hate pretty things. Your male model looks I’ve always liked scarecrow frankenstien good looks. I’ll make you so gruesome you’ll fall out of life and be to embarassed, humiliated and humbled to ever show your face in public let alone wrestling. I don’t want to win at wrestlemania. Just disfigure you. Put your pretty face between the stairs and stomp the pretty out of you.

I think the interest from my version of Kane vs Orton would be seeing Randy’s face stomped in the stairs. In fact he can do it to Tyson Kidd, Ted Dibiase Jr and take them out for 2 months. Get the staircase face stomp  over.

Kane can even terrorize the Divas because they’re pretty. Kane can take Kelly Kelly outside the ring, throw the top set of stairs off and put Kelly Kellyh’s head down on the lower stairs only to have Orton save her. Kane can be suspended, because WWE doesn’t allow violence against women… even though they do. Suspend Kane til Mania.

The week before Mania, Orton can even question the logic behind why Kane has his mask back and vows to unmask the Big Red Monster after he pins him. However, at Mania Kane can get the upper hand and just staircase Orton’s face to put him out of action briefly enough time for Kane to go onto other things. Things such as why is Kane wearing the mask… because his mask was taken from him by the wrestler HHH. The wrestler HHH has now been replaced by some corporate suit wearing shell of a man and if someone wants Kane’s mask, they can take it from him.

Kane then goes on to destroy people and Kane wants revenge on HHH who is no longer a wrestler. Kane will make HHH a wrestler again by taking out guys on the show. If there are no wrestlers left, HHH will be forced to wrestle. Then you either have HHH win and take off Kane’s mask… but more interestingly let’s say Kane injures HHH and beats him to a pulp and puts him on the shelf.

The night after Kane takes out HHH the red monster can laugh and point out he got what he wanted… not revenge on HHH, but now no one runs the WWE, there will be chaos! The WWE will turn into the wild west where only the strong survive. John Laurenitus can try for a power play to take over the WWE and some face like Punk or Cena can prevent him while the rest of the card has monsters destroying guys. Khali, Henry, Big Show, and Kane destroy guys for months. Kane can convince guys like Brodus Clay to embrace the hate and shed his red jump suit to be himself and destroy the weaker wrestlers. T-Rexx, Drew McIntyre can kill low end guys. It will finally culminates at Survivor Series where the top 4 faces take on the top 4 monsters to restore order. The next month HHH could come back and take out Kane.

Kane can create a unique situation with no one in power and kickstart an evil era. They can brand that idea and it would provide for 6 months of shows that lead into and after Surivor Series. This could even lead to Kane getting the belt, which with an entire era revolving around him creating this chaos.

Now that John Cena is the WWE champion… here’s what to do with him (7 PPV bookings til Wrestlemania)

Uggg… unfortunately John Cena has won the WWE championship again last night. Everyone falls before Cena… Alberto, Miz and Truth, no one can touch him! Punk beat him 3+ times straight, but now Punk is stuck in the mud… This article is about keeping Cena over… sorry. I’m not the biggest fan of Cena, but sometimes its about keeping the WWE title strong instead of passing it back and forth on a monthly basis like WCW did before they died.

There is a Monday Night RAW coming up soon live from Mexico. One can assume that Alberto Del Rio will win the WWE championship from Cena in Mexico… which would be counterproductive considering he’s a heel. If Rey Mysterio Jr. isn’t injured he and John Cena can team up to take on Alberto Del Rio and someone else… let’s say Dolph Ziggler.

Since Alberto is a heel and Rey is injured… Smart money would have Rey accompany John Cena to take on Alberto who would cut a promo on the Mexican fans how they amount to nothing and if they need to be American to amount to anything. Turn your back on your country and cross the Rio Grande, because America will always be better than you!

Then Rey can have his boy John Cena go over Alberto. Rey can even get in a punch on Del Rio after the match… unless he’s too injured. Everyone in Mexico would love it.

Wow this is a dumb PPV to have wedged between Survivor Series and Night of Champions. Having this PPV so close to 2 others is counterproductive and works against your Night of Champions. Chances are Punk vs HHH in Hell in a Cell will happen here. But more importantly, Del Rio vs John Cena. Yes again and I’d chump him out again.

But my thought is different from what the WWE will do… since this PPV is all about Hell in a Cell, I say let a lesser guy get a shot against John Cena. Maybe even 2 lesser guys. But lets explore another option John Cena vs Dolph Ziggler who has been the US champ for a very long time. He could get this match by earning it, maybe a 4 man tournament with him going over Jack Swagger in the final round. Then at the PPV, Dolph will fall prey to an attack by Swagger. Cena won’t see the attack, but this will be an out for Dolph. Plus you’ll see how well they fair against one another for the future… plus this is a stalling tactic since Cena has burnt out most of his matches.

The rumor… and Survivor Series poster is that John Cena will team with the Rock on a 5 vs 5 Survivor Series match. If I had to make a dream team for them, it would be Rock, Cena, Punk, Kofi and Evan Bourne against Miz, R-Truth, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger and uh Del Rio … OR There’s bigger money on Rock, Cena, Punk, Orton and Sheamus vs Miz, R-Truth, Christian, Del Rio and Mark Henry.

There’s no way in hell that Rock or Cena both get eliminated, instead Rock will cost Cena who gets pinned by Dolph Ziggler.

DECEMBER PPV (I don’t even know what they are anymore)
It gets headlined by John Cena vs Dolph Ziggler. Dolph has 1 pin on Cena and Cena has 1 pin on Dolph. Now its time for their rubber match, for all the marbles, put it in a cage so there will be no Swagger, Vicki or anyone else.

WWE has too many PPVs and that made this PPV the hardest to book Cena for. Since there’s literally no one left… I say that John Cena defends the WWE title against John Morrisson. They want to push JoMo, here’s the opportunity when everyone is buying the PPV for the match on top… so no one will be upset if the match ends in no contest due to the heel lockeroom beating down Cena and JoMo. There can even be interference from Miz, Truth, Dolph, Swagger and anyone else… This will setup the chamber match for next month.

6-Man WWE Title Elimination Chamber: John Cena vs Dolph Ziggler vs Alberto Del Rio vs Miz vs R-Truth vs Jack Swagger >> The deck is stacked against Cena… big time. He’s Superman, don’t worry he can persevere. But… let’s say it gets down to Miz vs Cena or Dolph vs Cena or Alberto Del Rio vs Cena… any of these men. When it looks like Cena has won, the Rock can appear and distract Cena to lose the championship to the Miz so he can go on to defend it against the Royal Rumble winner CM Punk or the Rock can appear after Cena has gone over 5 men.

Assuming no one gets injured, the plan is to have the Rock vs John Cena. The baseball cap wearing fool has said he’ll walk in with the WWE title, but lets hope he hasn’t lost it and gained it 2 more times by then… Cena can go into Wrestlemania as the WWE champion and fans can get all hyped that the Rock could walk out with the WWE title and save the company *cough* Punk *cough*

Cena can go over the Rock, because truth be told, the Rock isn’t sticking around… Unless of course he wants to stick around for a month or forever, then you’d give Rock the title. This would give Cena a 6 month title run and put the WWE title at the top of Wrestlemania where it belongs.

Best of all… Cena is kept from Punk, so as soon as Punk wins whatever match he has at Mania (Undertaker, HHH, Steve Austin), you can have Punk be an instant challenger against Cena with their first match in 6+ months.

They have their feud and Punk goes over once and for all. Cena can take a year long break from the WWE champion and CM Punk will have opened up fresh championship matches and a fresh style for the WWE championship. Then in a year, Cena can get his next title shot… making his next title shot be talked about.

Exploring the idea of WWE’s Mark Henry with the heavyweight championship

The short answer is NEVER. The long answer is yes. Mark Henry is very limited in the ring. He’s a giant man without much personality. For those reasons he shouldn’t ever have any top-level title.

However, Mark Henry has taken out Kane and the Big Show within the past 2 months. They haven’t returned … yet. So I propose that Mark Henry wins the title at Night of Champions… or whatever PPV comes next. With the title, Henry can destroy jobbers left and right using his leverage, weight and strength. He can be this generation’s Yokozuna (with the patriotism reversed, because he’s an American olympian). He can go over jobbers 2 at a time on Smackdown and get a manager to speak for him now that he’s champion (James Cornette with Yoko). Just make sure Tony Atlas isn’t his talker. No one can stop “huge” Henry…

Then Henry goes into Survivor Series and gets hidden in an 8 man elimination tag match against 4 fresh faces. It doesn’t matter who’s on Henry’s team, maybe he can start-up a faction of black heels to be this generations Nation of Domination. What I want are fresh guys. The faces eliminate everyone but Henry, then one by one Henry takes out 3 of the 4 guys until Henry gets pinned by a new challenger. Sheamus? Khali? Ezekiel? Bryan (he can have a title shot before he cashes in his Money in the Bank title shot)? Anyone…

December PPV comes around, Mark Henry goes over whoever the challenger (Sheamus) is, but then Kane comes back! Kane will challenge at the Royal Rumble. Then in the Royal Rumble match itself Big Show comes back, but ultimately doesn’t win the match.

Elimination Chamber will make a nightmare for Mark Henry as he defends in a chamber match against Kane, Big Show, Randy Orton, Khali and the winner from Survivor Series Sheamus.

Ultimately Randy Orton wins the chamber match for the heavyweight title and defends it against Daniel Bryan with a 5 star match when he cashes in his Money in the Bank title shot at Mania like he said he would. Meanwhile, Big Show challenges Mark Henry for putting him on the shelf for what would be 6 months.

Unless of course the WWE wants to have “huge” Henry against Daniel Bryan with Bryan going over at Wrestlemania for the title. That would prevent a 1 month title reign from Orton, but make a much worse match on the biggest card of the year.

Come to think of it… Mark Henry doesn’t need the title to do any of what I just said. He can still lose at Night of Champions, not get the belt and still do everything that I just wrote…

On the other hand, Henry has been with the company 15 or so years. Winning a top title could be a small token of appreciation from a company that has put him through everything. He would be the guy to make a new top face when that face topples him. As champion he could also bring in other African-American talent to be his posse that carries out orders for him. Like a 2012 Nation of Domination. Like a ladder of guys for Kane, Big Show, Orton, Sheamus and Daniel Bryan to climb before tackling the toughest challenge Mark Henry.