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.
This is a special episode of UpUpDownDown Superstar Savepoint as Rusev, aka Tong Po, aka Roman Reigns plays the side-scrolling beat ’em up game “The Punisher,” with a special guest, Taimak Guariello. If you’re wondering who that is, he is Leroy Green, aka Bruce Leroy.
I would have reacted the same way Rusev did in this video. “The Last Dragon” is my favorite movie of all time. I used to watch it as a kid when HBO would air it during the day. If you are a fan of 1980s action movies, The Last Dragon is up your alley.
Made in 1993, “The Punisher,” is a classic beat ’em up arcade game where players are either Frank Castle or Nick Fury, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. The two are thrown into an encounter with the mafia and eventually make their way to face Wilson Fisk, aka the Kingpin. I remember seeing this arcade at a bowling alley in Airway Heights. It followed the same formula as games like Final Fight, though I also remember the cutscene that showed Castle’s family getting killed in the gunfire. It was kind of like the first time I saw blood in a cartoon – “Batman the Animated Series.” It was very real.
I enjoyed this video, not only because Rusev and Taimak tearing through the streets as Castle and Fury. Rusev takes the role of fanboy and interviewer, asking Taimak all of the questions a fan would ask in regards to making the movie and discussing his favorite scenes.
During the interview, Taimak talks about working on the set of “The Last Dragon,” which was his first acting job. He goes into detail about working with martial artists on the film and how working with the film’s actors bought out his glow – pun intended – for the film.
Taimak also talks about growing up and being picked on as a kid and how martial arts helped him in his life.
This interview is a treat if you have the time to watch and listen.
The debuting Asuka starts her historic undefeated streak against Dana Brooke at NXT Takeover Respect. This would be an impressive showing for Asuka and the beginning of a fantastic run in NXT for the Empress of Tomorrow.
Going in Raw’s Steve and Larson haven’t announced their playthrough plans for WWE 2K18. While we fans wait in anticipation for their response, they dropped a gameplay video of the Too Sweet tournament. The field includes
Karl Anderson vs. Scott Hall
Kevin Nash vs. Luke Gallows
A.J. Styles vs. Finn Balor
Sting vs. Triple H
It’s an hour and change and features good action, including a sentient coffee maker.
This is part two of Steve and Larson’s send off of their WWE 2k17 playthrough. On this episode of FUN/WPGW, all titles are on the line.
The Empire of Pain defends their tag titles against Club Hoss in a rematch. This has been a fun rivalry to watch. The Empire of Pain was Larson’s first pick in the draft and they’ve been stars ever since.
Ms Fear defends her World’s Best title against Victoria Dayne. It was a brutal match that led to a great finish.
The Undead Managerial Supervisor challenges Captain FUN Wrestling for the Larson Libre title. This was a great sendoff for Ulysses, whose character looks kind of like Jimmy Jacobs.
Boss Hoss defends both his World’s Best title and Top Notch Superbelt against an old foe. Of all of the characters introduced in WSTEVEW and FUN Wrestling, Boss Hoss was the one who was there from the beginning. He had success in FUN Wrestling, then jumped to WSTEVEW before returning to his original home.
This episode is a great way to say goodbye to our favorite Friendo Unified Championship wrestling stars who fans have grown to love in the last year.
I didn’t say this when I posted the WSTEVEW finale, but it’s been fun watching Steve and Larson’s various playthroughs. They’ve made me laugh and helped pass the time during cold winter days. I also love how they built their promotions around characters submitted by their fans.
WSTEVEW and FUN Wrestling have also inspired me to think a little bit outside of the box when it comes to creating wrestlers, which I plan on doing when I buy WWE 2K18 for the Nintendo Switch.
I just want to say thank you to Steve and Larson for all of the fun – no pun intended – and exciting virtual professional wrestling action.
It’s the final episode of WSTEVEW and both Steve and Larson pull out all of the stops. Butch Bacon wrestles one last match in a fatal four way for the Meatloaf Championship. Heel Supreme defends the STEVE CLUB championship against new King of *** Champion Magic Pony.