WWE video video games have been launched frequently ever because the late 1980s, beginning with MicroLeague Wrestling. A whole bunch of wrestlers through the years have been featured in these titles alongside the way in which. A lot of them, just like the Undertaker and Triple H, have been sequence regulars for many years, showing in a number of video games.
Not each sports activities entertainer, nevertheless, has been fairly so fortunate. Some wrestlers, whether or not because of relative unpopularity or early launch, have solely made a single look in a online game. Then again, a couple of have been really immensely common. For one purpose or one other their depiction in WWE video video games have been undeniably sparse.
10 Bruno Sammartino: WWE 2K14
For many years, Bruno Sammartino was maybe probably the most iconic wrestler of his era. All through the 1960s and 1970s Sammartino was a beloved babyface for hundreds of thousands of followers and was notably admired in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He holds the excellence of being the longest-reigning WWE Champion within the business’s historical past, just a bit over 2,800 consecutive days.
It is stunning to level out that, regardless of his huge reputation, Sammartino has solely been depicted in a single WWE recreation the place followers can really play as him. WWE 2K14 included Sammartino as a part of the roster, though his DLC wanted to be bought first.
9 Steve Williams: WWF Angle
Often known as “Dr. Demise,” Steve Williams skilled some powerful occasions within the WWE. In 1998, his profession with the corporate regarded promising till he was booked within the notorious “Brawl for All” event. The purpose of the “Brawl for All” was that, not like the common product, it was meant to be unscripted. The end result was a spate of nasty accidents of which Steve Williams was a sufferer.
His reputation within the WWE was by no means given the prospect to materialize. Williams did, nevertheless, make the lower for WWF Angle‘s launch in 1999. It was a disappointing finish for a performer who had skilled a lot success in different promotions previous to his tenure with the WWE.
8 Ultimo Dragon: Smackdown! Right here Comes The Ache
A well-liked lucha libre wrestler, Yoshihiro Asai carried out underneath the title “Ultimo Dragon” for over three many years. He wrestled for New Japan Professional Wrestling for a time earlier than hitting it massive with WCW within the mid-1990s. Ultimo Dragon would go on to win the WCW Cruiserweight Championship on a number of events.
Though depicted a number of occasions in WCW video video games, Ultimo Dragon solely made one look in a WWE recreation. From 2003-2004 Ultimo Dragon wrestled for the WWE however was unable to duplicate his earlier reputation. Nonetheless, he was nonetheless featured within the broadly acclaimed Smackdown! Right here Comes the Ache.
7 Mae Younger: WWF No Mercy
Mae Younger, surely, was a trailblazer for girls in skilled wrestling. Debuting in 1939, she was a fixture of the Nationwide Wrestling Alliance all through World Struggle II and nicely into the 1950s and early 1960s. Through the WWE’s “Angle Period” Younger’s profession skilled a resurgence, the place she usually offered comedian reduction alongside her good friend The Fabulous Moolah. Regardless of being in her late seventies Younger continued to take part in harmful stunts, like when she was put via a desk on an episode of Uncooked.
Like Bruno Sammartino, it is stunning that Mae Younger has solely made one look in a WWE recreation, regardless of her lengthy tenure with the corporate. In WWF No Mercy she performs a task within the Ladies’s Championship storyline and serves as an unlockable character.
6 Marc Mero: WWF Angle
Marc Mero performed a memorable villain throughout his time within the WWE. As a former Golden Gloves event winner, Mero integrated a boxing model in his skilled wrestling profession. He mixed it with an unbearable, chauvinistic persona within the late 90s that made him simple to hate (which was the purpose). Followers additionally probably keep in mind his valet, Sable, who would finally attain a excessive degree of recognition in her personal proper.
Mero, regardless of being an organization stalwart for fairly some time, was included in just one online game title. Marc Mero departed the WWE in 1999 — the identical yr that WWF Angle was launched. He has by no means been seen in a WWE recreation since then.
5 The Blue Meanie: WWF Wrestlemania 2000
Brian Heffron, who wrestled underneath the title “The Blue Meanie,” is finest recognized for his comedic gags in ECW and the WWE. Certainly one of Heffron’s extra memorable stints was as a member of the bWo, or Blue World Order. It was a spoof on the favored WCW faction the nWo (New World Order).
The Blue Meanie’s solely look in a online game got here in WWF Wrestlemania 2000. Paradoxically, Heffron did not even seem in a match throughout the precise Wrestlemania 2000 pay-per-view occasion. Unsurprisingly, the Blue Meanie hasn’t been seen in a WWE recreation for a very long time.
4 Pleasure Giovanni: Smackdown! vs. Uncooked 2006
Within the early and mid-2000s the WWE carried out a sequence of “Diva Search” contests in an effort to broaden the feminine roster. Just like a actuality present, contestants can be repeatedly eradicated till just one remained. The winner would turn out to be a part of the roster. In 2004, regardless of dropping the competitors, Pleasure Giovanni was signed to the WWE.
Giovanni was by no means a critical WWE competitor within the technical sense. Nonetheless, she was included in WWE: Smackdown! vs. Uncooked 2006, regardless of having left the corporate shortly earlier than the sport’s launch.
3 Jerry Lynn: Smackdown! Simply Carry It
Jerry Lynn’s tenure within the WWE was usually very transient and sporadic. Followers are more likely to recollect Lynn from his time in ECW throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s. Whereas there, he managed to seize the ECW World Heavyweight title and took part in a memorable feud with Rob Van Dam.
When ECW was bought by the WWE in 2001 Lynn got here alongside for the trip. His stint with the corporate was brief, though he did handle to win the Mild Heavyweight Championship at one level. It was sufficient to get Lynn included on the roster of WWF Smackdown! Simply Carry It, the place he may be encountered in Season Mode.
2 Rodney Mack: Smackdown! Right here Comes The Ache
Like many different wrestlers within the WWE, Rodney Mack’s profession was a quick one. When the model extension was carried out in 2002 Mack was assigned to Uncooked, alongside his real-life companion Jazz. There, he usually wrestled as a part of tag groups or stables, by no means fairly capable of get away as a singles celebrity.
His solely WWE online game look got here in Smackdown! Right here Comes the Ache, the place he holds one of many lowest overalls within the recreation at 65. For created superstars in Season Mode, Rodney Mack probably serves as one of many participant’s first opponents if the Uncooked model is chosen.
1 The Imply Road Posse: Smackdown! 2 Know Your Function
In 1999, as Shane McMahon grew to become extra of an on-screen persona, the Imply Road Posse was introduced in to again him up. As a secure, they really consisted of three males: Pete Gasoline, Rodney, and Joey Abs. Their entire gimmick consisted of a veiled joke. They got here from the supposedly “imply streets” of Greenwich, Connecticut.
The three of them got roster placements within the 2000 launch of WWF Smackdown! 2: Know Your Function. Like different characters within the Season Mode the Imply Road Posse is unlocked as soon as a specific storyline triggers. Of their case it entails difficult for the Hardcore Championship.