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More wrestlers revealed for ‘WWE 2K18′

The latest installment of the WWE 2K18 official roster reveal is here and features 43 additional WWE Superstars announced for inclusion in the forthcoming franchise’s worldwide release, including:

Akam, Alexa Bliss, Apollo Crews, Asuka, Big Cass, Carmella, Cedric Alexander, Chad Gable, Chris Jericho, Dana Brooke, Dash Wilder, Finn Bálor, Jason Jordan, Jimmy Garvin, Johnny Gargano, Kevin Owens, Lex Luger, Michael P.S. Hayes, Mick Foley, Miss Jacqueline, Mr. Perfect, Neville, Nia Jax, Nick Miller, Randy Savage, Razor Ramon, Rezar, Ric Flair, Rick Martel, Rick Rude, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, Rikishi, Roderick Strong, Rusev, Samoa Joe, Scott Dawson, Seth Rollins, Shane Thorne, Tjp, Tommaso Ciampa, Tye Dillinger and Vader.

Check out the WWE 2K18 new roster screenshots below, along with Three new entrance videos from the game!
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WWE 2K18 Roster Reveal Round 3

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You thought we were done after 2 sets of Roster Reveals? Well then you would be wrong, the WWE is continuing to roll out wrestlers for what could be the most extensive roster for WWE 2K yet!

In the last few weeks, WWE has dropped two sets of Roster Reveals. First up we had Goldust give us a hand, followed by the samoan submission mission, the Destroyer Samoa Joe revealing part 2, and now we have Kevin Owens joining Corey Graves and Renee Young. You can watch the entire video below, where they give us a whole new batch of playable wrestlers.

This new roster reveal gives us 43 new characters:

Akam, Alexa Bliss, Apollo Crews, Asuka, Big Cass, Carmella, Cedric Alexander, Chad Gable, Chris Jericho, Dana Brooke, Dash Wilder, Finn Bálor, Jason Jordan, Jimmy Garvin, Johnny Gargano, Kevin Owens, Lex Luger, Michael P.S. Hayes, Mick Foley, Miss Jacqueline, Mr. Perfect, Neville,
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Roman Reigns crowd reaction edited on WWE Raw, Kurt Angle wants Aj Styles match…

Roman Reigns isn’t just a good guy, he’s not just a bad guy. He’s *the* guy who’s inexplicably still being pushed as WWE’s top fulltime babyface.

It’s an experiment that’s a couple of years old now, and without any real competition – like when WWF abandoned the push of The All American Lex LugerVince McMahon hasn’t been forced to change his plans.

But Roman is booed very audibly at TV tapings, and it’s cheered when he loses – as last week’s Raw accidentally showed when they cut to this insanely happy guy when Chris Jericho beat Reigns for the United States Championship.

However, on this week’s episode in the promo recap of the title change, Tde Wrestling have pointed out on Twitter that the video package cut to that same guy when Roman was pinned, but blatantly from a different
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Preview: WWE Summerslam – Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton, Finn Balor vs. Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler, Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte and more

Right, I get that WWE are turning Summerslam into the WrestleMania of the summer and that’s great – but does this need to be a six-hour show? With the two hours of Nxt Takeover: Brooklyn II the night before, three hours of Raw and two hours of Smackdown – we’ve got fourteen hours of wrestling over four days. It’s a lot to take in!

But ignoring that, what do we have on the show? Well we’ve got Lesnar’s least interesting match since his return in 2013, a brand new title to make sure the WWE Championship is devalued and… other stuff. And no Sami Zayn. Guess there’s just no room on the card for The Underdog from the Underground.

Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton

This really is Lesnar’s least interesting match, and one that does nothing for either man. With Orton still being pushed as one
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‘WWE – The Us Championship: A Legacy of Greatness’ Review

I’ve often said that I find the history WWE Blu-Ray releases the best, so when one was released celebrating the Us Championship I was obviously looking forward to it. Although we often see people like John Cena dominating the belt these days it has one of the more interesting histories of any of the belts. WWE – The Us Championship: A Legacy of Greatness reveals just how varied this history is.

The fact that WWE now has a huge library of footage from all kinds of wrestling federations from the past allows them to pull out some real gems. These include matches that aren’t even complete, and don’t feature commentary. This is the case of Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat with Andre the Giant as guest referee. Filmed in 1978 in Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling it is a nice addition for the history loving wrestling fan, especially those who love Andre.
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A$AP Ferg Recruits Skrillex For New Single

Skrillex has been on a serious hip-hop binge, and A$AP Ferg is the latest to recruit the world’s most in-demand producer.

Titled “Hungry Ham,” the track is part of Ferg’s forthcoming album Always Strive And Prosper, and it summons the quirky production of Jack Ü more than the scintillating design of Skrillex. At first listen, it might seem a bit overbearing, but after a couple play-throughs, you’ll begin to see the meaning laden throughout.

The sophomore album is set to feature Missy Elliott, Future, Schoolboy Q, Rick Ross, Ty Dolla $ign and Chris Brown, in addition to production from Clams Casino, Lex Luger, DJ Khalil, and Stargate. While this collaboration with Skrillex might receive mixed reviews, Stereogum explains “Hungry Ham” rather well:

‘Hungry Ham’ — though electro-leaning, club-friendly, and easily able to traverse a broad range of fans — is all about the block Ferg grew up on.
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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania XI

In the build-up to WrestleMania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous installments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’.

The Card:

Lex Luger & The British Bulldogs vs. The Blu Brothers w/Zebekiah

Ic Title Match: Jeff Jarrett w/The Roadie vs. Razor Ramon w/1-2-3 Kid (Win by Dq)

The Undertaker w/Paul Bearer vs. King Kong Bundy w/Ted Dibiase

WWF Tag Title Match: Yokozuna & Owen Hart w/Jim Cornette & Mr. Fuji vs. The Smoking Guns

Bob Backlund vs. Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart (I Quit Match)

WWF Title Match: Diesel w/Pamela Anderson vs. Shawn Michaels w/Sid & Jenny McCarthy

Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Lawrence Taylor

Lows:

For the second time on the annals of WrestleMania history, the WWF Title Match is wrongfully relegated from the main event. At ‘Mania VIII, promotions premier title was bumped down the card to make way for Hulk Hogan and Sid…
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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania X

In the build-up to WrestleMania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous installments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’.

The Card:

Owen Hart vs. Bret ‘Hit Man’ Hart

Bam Bam Bigelow & Luna Vachon vs. Doink & Dink

Crush w/Mr. Fuji vs. Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage (Falls Count Anywhere Match)

WWF Women’s Title: Leilani Kai vs. Alundra Blayze

WWF Title Match: Lex Luger vs. Yokozuna w/Mr. Fuji & Jim Cornette (Win by Dq)

Ic Title Match: Razor Ramon vs. Shawn Michaels (Ladder Match)

WWF Tag Title Match: The Quebecers w/Johnny Polo vs. Men on a Mission w/Oscar (Win by Count-Out)

Earthquake vs. Adam Bomb w/Harvey Wippleman

WWF Title Match: Bret ‘Hit Man’ Hart vs. Yokozuna w/Mr. Fuji & Jim Cornette

The Lows:

The WrestleMania X card is an impressive; there can be no doubt in that. The low-points are few and far-between.

However, one such disappointment
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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania IX

In the build-up to WrestleMania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous installments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’.

The Card:

Ic Title Match: Tatanka vs. Shawn Michaels w/Luna Vachon (Win by Count-Out)

The Steiner Brothers vs. The Headshrinkers w/Afa

Crush vs. Doink

Bob Backlund vs. Razor Ramon

WWF Tag Title Match: Money Inc. vs. Hulk Hogan & Brutus ‘The Barber’ Beefcake w/Jimmy Hart (Win by Dq)

Mr. Perfect vs. Lex Luger

Undertaker w/Paul Bearer vs. Giant Gonzales w/Harvey Wippleman (Win by Dq)

WWF Title Match: Bret ‘Hit Man’ Hart vs. Yokozuna w/Mr. Fuji

WWF Title Match: Hulk Hogan vs. Yokozuna w/Mr. Fuji

The Lows:

Over the past 32 years, it has not been uncommon for a Wrestlemania show to revolve around some sort of theme. For example, 16 had the Millennium, 21 had Hollywood, and 30 had Mardi Gras. Now usually these themes don’t impact the show itself too much,
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15 Most Shocking WrestleMania Moments Of All Time

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For over three decades, WrestleMania has provided WWE with countless memorable moments but for the most part, they were expected. Hulk Hogan defeating Andre The Giant, Stone Cold defeating Shawn Michaels to win his first WWE title, Daniel Bryan getting his happy ending at WrestleMania 30. They were still incredible, but at the beginning of the night, it was easy to predict that they would happen.

The truly shocking WrestleMania moments are actually few and far between. On the grandest stage of them all, the creative team plays it safe for the most part.

While we wait for the next shocking moment at WrestleMania, let’s take a look at the 15 most shocking moments from the first 31..

15. Triple H Retains The WWF Title At Wrestlemania 2000 WWE.com

Since the inception of Wrestlemania, the show has always ended on a happy note. Throughout the first 15 WrestleManias, the WWF
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Skrillex And A$AP Ferg Have A Track In The Works

Skrillex and A$AP Rocky’s “Wild For The Night” Became one of the biggest bass music anthems of 2013, and it looks like the producer has crossed paths with A$AP Mob once again. A$AP Ferg has revealed that he’s got a collaboration with the bass music icon to be released in the coming months.

In an interview with Stereogum, A$AP Ferg revealed that Skrillex will be featured on a track titled “Hungry Ham” on his upcoming album, Always Strive and Prosper. Canadian singer/songwriter Grimes was originally supposed to be featured on the track as well, but that appears not to be the case any longer.

Additional emcees to be featured on Always Strive and Prosper include Missy Elliott, Future, Schoolboy Q, Ty Dolla $ign and Chris Brown – as well as producers Clams Casino, Lex Luger, DJ Khalil and Stargate. A$AP Ferg has said that the album will drop “very,
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15 Notable Instances Of WWE Crowds Reacting Poorly To Roman Reigns

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Well, it happened again on Monday. The crowd at Monday Night Raw that had lost their minds three hours earlier for the returning Shane McMahon were just as vocal for Roman Reigns at the end. And by that, I mean they took great delight in watching the decidedly-nefarious Triple H brutalize Reigns into a bloody mess.

You’d think this was the same Triple H that heroically returned in 2002 from his torn quadriceps injury, based on the reaction he received for mauling stubbornly-pushed hero Reigns. Had this taken place in front of 17,000 Nxt diehard fans, the roof may have literally blown off of Joe Louis Arena.

It’s no secret that Reigns is quite possibly the biggest flop as a pushed babyface star since the days of “All American” Lex Luger, and smiling, carefree Diesel of two decades ago. Every trick in the book has been employed to
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13 More Interpromotional Dream Wrestling Matches We Must See

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Back in November, I wrote an article that looked at just how permeable the walls between the world’s biggest wrestling promotions had become. Johnny Gargano, Tommaso Ciampa and New Japan legend Jushin “Thunder” Liger showed up to wrestle in Nxt. Alberto Del Rio, then the reigning Aaa Mega Champion, showed up on WWE television and pinned United States Champion John Cena.

You’d think that was the climax, but no.

On the heels of New Japan’s WrestleKingdom 10, another international shake-up occurred as WWE lured away four of that promotion’s top stars. Aj Styles has already made an impact in WWE, while Shinsuke Nakamura is Nxt-bound and a healthy fraction of the Bullet Club are waiting in the wings.

Simply put, the matches on this list aren’t mere fantasy anymore. The time-honored smark tradition of hypothetically matching up rivals from different promotions
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21 Wtf Moments From WCW Nitro (Feb 16th 1998)

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With just six days until SuperBrawl, things are heating up on Nitro and throughout the whole show the commentators remind us that Hollywood Hogan and the Macho Man will need to co-exist to take on Sting and Lex Luger. That’s a huge main event, folks!

There’s some fun undercard developments with Chris Jericho, Ddp and Raven while we also see a few recognisable if not baffling faces turn up, too.

With three hours to fill, WCW are already starting to struggle to have exciting segments and matches throughout the whole show but there is a nice trend of every half hour or so giving the audience a big development to sink their teeth into and keep them watching, hopefully until the end.

Finally, Bret Hart makes his return to Monday Nitro and he’s still intent on getting his hands on Hollywood Hogan, while a familiar
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10 Current Superstars That Are Future WWE Main Eventers

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Every year, the WWE’s unofficial calendar begins anew after WrestleMania. The Showcase Of The Immortals has always been treated as the culmination of an entire year’s worth of booking, planning, and storytelling. The new wrestling year often sees new characters debut and new feuds beginning which often includes the creation of new main eventers, sometimes as soon as the R.A.W. (Raw After WrestleMania).

Regardless of when their opportunity arises, some superstars get elevated to the main event and never look back. Legends like Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, and Steve Austin reached the top of the card after years of working the mid card and proved to be every bit worth the wait. Other superstars like Brutus Beefcake, Lex Luger, or more recently Jack Swagger and Ryback were thrust upon the main event scene following past WrestleManas only to fall back into obscurity shortly thereafter.
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14 Athletes Who Appeared At The Super Bowl And WrestleMania

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Professional football and wrestling have a long, intertwined history that goes back generations. In the early days of the National Football League, many players moonlighted as professional wrestlers during the off-season to supplement their salary. Others whose football careers wound down (or never really took off) found their way into the squared circle as a new vocation.

The landscape of modern wrestling is littered with wrestlers who tried their hand at professional football, such as Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Ron Simmons, Lex Luger, Brian Pillman, Goldberg, Ernie Ladd and many others. Even today, there are several WWE and Nxt stars who gave it a go on the gridiron before switching to wrestling: Mojo Rawley, Baron Corbin and even Roman Reigns.

But there is a very select group of men who have reached the pinnacle of both sports. Only a handful of athletes have played in the NFL’s Super Bowl and competed at WrestleMania.
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25 Wtf Moments From WCW Souled Out 1998

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Welcome to the first Wtf moments article on WCW pay per-view events! Since we’re covering the Nitros from early 1998 onwards, it only makes sense to delve into the WCW pay-per-view events and see what WCW was offering while the WWF was on a meteoric rise thanks to the ushering in of the Attitude Era.

Souled Out began as a PPV in 1997, originally as an nWo event where the announcers, referees and crew were all paid for by the New World Order and the WCW wrestlers were only there to fight the nWo stars. The event tanked on pay per-view and it was at that point that Eric Bischoff began to re-consider original idea – separate branded PPV events for both WCW and the nWo.

Fast forward a year to 1998 and the show was a regular WCW PPV event on a Saturday night. The 1998 show emanated from Dayton, Ohio
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Roman Reigns Hits Back At WWE Critics – “I’m Not John Cena”

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Roman Reigns has hit back at critics who have suggested he’s a John Cena clone.

Certain sections of the WWE Universe see The Big Dog as the successor to Cena as the face of the company, but during an interview with CraveOnline, Reigns claimed that isn’t going to be the case.

“I’m not John Cena. I want to be Roman Reigns,” he said. “I want to do things my way.”

“I’m not John Cena. In my 30 years, I’ve never been John Cena. I don’t even think about becoming him. I just want to be. I want to be Roman Reigns. I want to do things my way. I think that’s why I’m in the deep water with Vince McMahon and The Authority.”

There’s little doubting that Reigns is ‘the chosen one’ in the eyes of Vince McMahon, who has
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Vince McMahon’s 20 Biggest Real-Life Feuds

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In his rise to global dominance in the world of sports-entertainment, Vince McMahon encountered many challengers and many opponents. Opponents that wanted nothing more than to knock the promoter off his self-made mountain.

Whether McMahon’s enemies grew as a result of a business relationship gone sour or as the target of a competitor, the narrative goes that Vince McMahon has conquered all. While there are some exceptions to that story, there’s almost nobody who has taken on Vinnie Mac without regretting it.

We’ll not even stop to consider the figurative squash matches he’s had; it takes two to have a rivalry and former foes like Lex Luger, Jeff Jarrett and Nailz just didn’t have the leverage or resources to keep a feud up with Vince. Others took McMahon to court like Rena Mero (aka Sable), her husband Brock Lesnar (though on separate, unrelated cases), and Superstar Billy Graham,
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10 Ways To Successfully Build A WWE Babyface

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Men wanna be them, women wanna be with them.

A babyface is, of course, wrestlespeak for “good guy”. The basic foundation of professional wrestling has been the same for years: good vs. bad, heroes vs. villains, babyfaces vs. heels. The characteristics of these roles have, however, changed over time.

What made someone “good” in 1985 might have gotten them booed out of the building or turned “bad” by 1996, but the basic story remained the same. There were superstars on one side of the fence and there were opponents on the other side, diametrically opposed forces doing battle inside of a squared circle.

Over the past several years, WWE have struggled mightily to create new babyface stars, a notable recent example being Roman Reigns. Vince McMahon, the writing team and other decision makers in the company have bungled this effort enormously by making numerous illogical decisions, highlighting Reigns’ weaknesses, and
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