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Going in Raw WWiF: Macho Man vs. HBK: The 2-Year Feud We Never Got!

Going in Raw’s Steve and Larson started a new series there they look at rumored WWF/E angles that never took place and simulate them on WWE 2K18. This week they look at the two-year feud Macho Man Randy Savage wanted to have with Shawn Michaels.

I remember Lanny Poffo talking about how his brother Randy wanted to have this angle with Shawn Michaels, but I never heard anything about the hair vs. career match or Savage starting the feud by cracking a champagne bottle over HBK’s head. Still, I think these two would have had a hell of a feud with great matches.


Gail Kim retires as Impact Knockouts Champion

Impact star Gail Kim added one more piece of hardware to her trophy case after she defeated Sienna to win the Impact Wrestling Knockouts Champion. Kim is set to hang up her boots and become a producer for Impact, so it was cool seeing her capture one more title before she retired.

Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega will clash at Wrestle Kingdom 12

I think I’ll have to buy New Japan World and watch this year’s Wrestle Kingdom 12 live. Former WWE champion Chris Jericho has challenged Kenny Omega to a IWGP U.S. title match. This is coming off the heels of weeks where the two have traded jabs on Twitter.

I saw a couple of folks asking why Jericho and Omega had to feud on Twitter in the build up to this match as opposed to just coming out and saying they’re wrestling on Jan. 4. Pro wrestling is a work and you need to build up interest and sometimes a good way to do that is to trash talk.

I’m exciting for this match up. Omega is hands down one of the best wrestlers on the planet and Jericho always delivers. This is going to be a solid edition to what I think will be a great Wrestle Kingdom 12.

FCCW: Allen Wolfe and Akira gameplay videos

A couple of gameplay videos from WWE 2K18.

Akira vs. Nikki Cross

Allen Wolfe vs. Viktor

Fighter’s Circle Championship Wrestling is now

Some folks may have noticed some posts with gameplay videos and screenshots from WWE 2K18. Last week, I purchased a PlayStation 4 and with it, WWE 2K18 – I decided I didn’t want to wait for the game on the Nintendo Switch.

I am on the beginning legs of what has become my own video game/digital wrestling federation – Fighter’s Circle Championship Wrestling or FCCW.

FCCW includes numerous wrestlers who I designed, as well as others I downloaded from WWE 2K18’s Community Creations. This federation also has wrestlers who are currently in the WWE, as well as some who have left and independent competitors.

For the record, the WWE superstars in FCCW are fictitious representations of WWE performers and the Federation owns the trademarks to their characters.

The championship belts and arena I’m using are also of my own design, with the exception of the Haitch championship and FCCW’s central logo, which is a modification to Becky Lynch’s logo she used for her Smackdown Women’s Championship title plates.

Establishing this federation has been a little time consuming, but also fun. I’m getting to use my creativity in making wrestlers, championships and other facets of FCCW.

This project also harkens back to my youth. When I was in fifth-grade, I would make my own wrestling federation and mimic the storylines I saw on TV with the different wrestling figures and plastic belts I received from my parents.

One Christmas I received WWF War Zone for the Nintendo 64. While it wasn’t the best wrestling game at the time, it introduced me the “Create-A-Wrestler,” mode. My friends and I would spend hours creating wrestlers, then challenge each other to matches, as if we fictitious promoters seeing which of our competitors was the best. Over the years I’ve purchased WWF/E games and with each one, created my own wrestlers.

FCCW is different than previous projects because I’m sharing my creativity with the world.

One of the ways I’m doing this is through Youtube playthrough videos. Another is the FCCW’s website – a blogger page where I’m updating the website with kayfabe storylines and updates.

I’m also looking into streaming my gameplay videos. This is all still a work in progress, but I’m excited to see where I can take it.

My goal with this project is to expand my video making skills and produce more Youtube content – I’ve had a channel for years, but I rarely ever post anything. I also want to use streaming to become more comfortable when I’m talking and maybe even develop a persona.

Meet the FCCW Superstars

Well friends, I know I said I was going to get WWE 2k18 for the Nintendo Switch, but I decided to break down and buy a Playstation 4 along with the game.

I’m having a blast playing it so far – graphics-wise it looks gorgeous. I know some folks have complained about its gameplay and other areas they feel it lacks. Personally I’m enjoying the game so far and I’m still learning the ropes.

My favorite aspect of the game is its Creative Suite and I’ve been churning out WWE Creative Wrestlers as well as rings, championship belts and other stuff, which I will post on this space. Below are several wrestlers I created last night and on Friday, along with a little explanation of each character. I note some of the entrance attire of characters and I will probably have some videos featuring entrances.

Brother Cronin

I based this character off my friend Adam. The character is akin to classic heels with a good message and who believe they are better than the fans. I gave him Bobby Roode’s entrance. The real Adam is a good guy, who can be over the top. I also gave him Daniel Bryan’s tights with Chris Jericho’s boots.

Tequila Booty

Tequila Booty is the nickname of my friend Amanda, who is engaged to Adam. I went for a luchadora template with the look and moves. The yellow and orange on her tights, is me trying make her gear appear like tequila.

Al Stover

This is just my basic, run of the mill generic wrestler based off me. I’ve designed most of the gear to look like what I’ve used in the past. I’ve included some red for Los Ingobernables de Japon. My character also comes out to the ring wearing a sports coat, like Tetsuya Naito.

Ari Omega

I based this character on my friend Jasmine. She has a similar hair style to my friend Jasmine. The green on her top pays homage to her Irish roots. Her entrance attire includes a long coat, similar to New Japan Pro Wrestling star Kenny Omega.

Officer Friendly

Officer Friendly is a character I had all the way back to Smackdown: Here Comes the Pain. The original character is based off the Officer Friendly character from The “Suga, Suga,” Baby Bash video. Over time, she’s evolved from a cop wearing shorts and baby blue gear to the ruthless Big Bossman character from the Attitude Era.

Lavender Lass

Lavender Lass is a name I came up with my friend Amanda M., who is the director of marketing for a business selling lavender. I went with a lavender color scheme for all of the gear and her hair – including giving her Shawn Michaels’ tights.

The Ranch Man

The Ranch Man is a cowboy with a color scheme of a ranch dressing bottle – hence the green and light blue. It’s based off a character my friend Brian and I came up with.

Pumpkin Butcher

Pumpkin Butcher was based off an Inktober submission from my friend Jasmine. The Creator Suite and game doesn’t have the exact pumpkin specs, but the shapes worked. The suit is akin to Slender Man.

Fight Theater: Seth Rollins and Austin Creed vs. The Natural Disasters

It’s the combination of one of the greatest teams that have never tagged together – as far as I know. I’m talking about the combination of former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins and Tag Team superstar Xavier Woods a.k.a. Austin Creed.

Rollins has been in tag team matches with Creed as part of the new day – the former WWE champion is dubbed “Cap’n” by the group, but him Creed were never a tag team on the main roster or in NXT.

Today, Creed and Rollins take on former World Tag Team Champions the Natural Disasters, Earthquake and Typhoon at Halloween Havoc. Note, they aren’t actually playing themselves. I believe Creed is playing as “The Perfect 10,” Tye Dillinger while Rollins selected the “King of Strong Style” Shinsuke Nakamura – sorry I refuse to call him “The Artist.”

The Halloween Havoc entrance is gorgeous, especially when Nakamura makes his entrance to the ring. It’s really cool seeing the Natural Disasters come out together. I wasn’t a huge fan of theirs as a kid, though I was glad they defeated Money Inc. – who beat my favorite team the Legion of Doom – to win the World Tag Team championships.

This is a fun video that includes an apperance from WWE broadcaster Corey Graves – also known as Sir Graves. If you haven’t had a chance to view the roster, the duo go through the various ratings of each WWE superstar, Legend and Hall of Famer. I think my favorite quote from the video is before the match when Rollins says “I’m so happy Bam Bam Bigelow is rated higher than Baron Corbin.”

There’s also Graves’ quote of “I was the Glass Joe of WWE 2K15.”

Rollins is the cover athlete of WWE 2K18, which is on sale. I am still waiting for the Nintendo Switch version to drop so I won’t be making this match anytime soon.