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WWE Legends of Wrestlemania Roster Rumors

Reports from sites devoted to the world of wrestling paint a grim picture of WWE Legend of Wrestlemania's roster.

White Machismo, Randy Savage, shown here moments before snapping into some sort of meat-based food product.
Reports out of the wrestling world have sparked some rumors about the roster for THQ's upcoming classic wrestling game, WWE Legends of Wrestlemania. Wrestlezone.com is reporting a story from The Wrestling Observer and claims that "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Mick Foley will not be in the game.

Legends of Wrestlemania is designed as a showpiece for classic wrestlers and classic matches from the history of the WWE. I got to see the game running back at E3, and the match being shown was the classic Wrestlmania III bout between Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant. The game will let players relive those classic moments or try to rewrite history. The game will sport a simplified control scheme when compared to THQ's SmackDown! line, as its mainly designed to appeal to the old-school wrestling fan who might not be up on all the nuances of a modern wrestling game.

From what I saw, the game looked to be on the right track, but I have to say, without Savage, a game that recounts all of the big fights throughout Wrestlemania history would be completely hollow. Macho Man was a key figure in the early days of the WWF.

The worst part is that the news plants these decisions right at the feet of WWE Chairman, Vince McMahon. Apparently McMahon and Savage have had a long-standing feud, leading to mentions of the gravely-voiced wrestler being cut out of documentaries, including the recently-released DVD set devoted to the career of Mr. Perfect. Mick Foley recently left the WWE to work at up-and-coming rival, TNA, which probably explains his removal as well.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but without Savage, this game is pretty much dead to me. Let's hope this story reverses course before the game is released next March.
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Posted by Jeff
White Machismo, Randy Savage, shown here moments before snapping into some sort of meat-based food product.
Reports out of the wrestling world have sparked some rumors about the roster for THQ's upcoming classic wrestling game, WWE Legends of Wrestlemania. Wrestlezone.com is reporting a story from The Wrestling Observer and claims that "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Mick Foley will not be in the game.

Legends of Wrestlemania is designed as a showpiece for classic wrestlers and classic matches from the history of the WWE. I got to see the game running back at E3, and the match being shown was the classic Wrestlmania III bout between Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant. The game will let players relive those classic moments or try to rewrite history. The game will sport a simplified control scheme when compared to THQ's SmackDown! line, as its mainly designed to appeal to the old-school wrestling fan who might not be up on all the nuances of a modern wrestling game.

From what I saw, the game looked to be on the right track, but I have to say, without Savage, a game that recounts all of the big fights throughout Wrestlemania history would be completely hollow. Macho Man was a key figure in the early days of the WWF.

The worst part is that the news plants these decisions right at the feet of WWE Chairman, Vince McMahon. Apparently McMahon and Savage have had a long-standing feud, leading to mentions of the gravely-voiced wrestler being cut out of documentaries, including the recently-released DVD set devoted to the career of Mr. Perfect. Mick Foley recently left the WWE to work at up-and-coming rival, TNA, which probably explains his removal as well.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but without Savage, this game is pretty much dead to me. Let's hope this story reverses course before the game is released next March.
Posted by MrJared

Seriously, no Savage versus Steamboat? Ridiculous.

And yeah, McMahon hates Savage. Well, most people do. Especially after that rap album of his.

Posted by FLStyle

Mick Foley isn't a big loss IMO, he never even won a match at Wrestlemania, never mind be a legend of it. If I can recreate the Stone Cold VS Taker buried alive from 97 (In your House) I'll be happy.

Posted by deaux

Aww c'mon Jeff.  There are plenty of great matches you could re-create.

Posted by logson

Just give me The Ultimate Warrior...and the moon will split in two, revealing the ooze of Hulk Hogan's evil soul, encapsulating our honesty and goodness. Break through the evil, and the Warrior of truth will lead you to ultimate euphoriaaaaaaaaaaaahghhgghgaghaghaghghahhghgghhghgghhhgghgg.

Posted by Irishjohn

Dead to me also.  

Jeff, I'm sure i've heard you describing this issue before in a podcast....?  I remember hearing about this feud between McMahon and Savage somewhere.
Posted by AlucardaLaCarte

The most enduring reason given for this feud between the two is that Savage had carnal knowledge of Vince's daughter Stephanie (well before Triple H made this act into a good career decision) whilst she was underage.

Posted by Lookin2GetSmoked

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, AND IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE!

I AM NOT A NUGGET!

Posted by PLWolf

No Macho Man? This is now a rental.....maybe.

Posted by Stealthoneill

Savage Vs. Steamboat was a great match and they would be fools to leave it out.

I am quite shocked that McMahon is making a decision based on personal feelings, doesnt seem right from a business point of view.

Mick Foley and all his alias' arent that great a loss from the game, as it has been said he never really had any outstanding matches at the PPV. I am a huge fan of Foley and his characters, but I still wouldnt mind him not being in the game if he is being left out for that reason and not for Vince McMahon being an ass and not liking the fact he left the company.

Posted by DukeTogo

Forget 50 cent, Macho Man should have his own game.  You could play as him as he breaks fools and sells questionable meat products to zit-faced hillbillies finger-banging their sister.

I never cared for wrasslin' after the departure of one Roddy Piper to star in the masterpiece "They Live".

I always thought Savage blamed Vince for the addiction and subsequent death of Miss Elizabeth.

Here's hoping Jake the Snake and Ricky the Dragon have the reptile fight in the game.

Posted by Death_Burnout

Without Savage its dead to me too Ohhh Yeah! cup o coffee in the big time, yeah!

And yeah the whole Savage and Vince thing is unfortunate, i've heard many stories. I guess when it goes personal for Vince (concerning his daughter) it crosses the boundries for good "business decisions"

Posted by newbie

Ultimate Warrior was the best REVAMP to happen to WWF period. If he is out this will not satisfy the children. of the 80's

Posted by FoolInjection

I agree with you Jeff... No Macho, No Sale...

How could they even do a Classic Wrestlemania game without him...

I mean Wrestlemania V: Savage .vs. Hogan - The Mega Powers Explode...  Guess they will gloss over that one then huh.

Posted by Davin

The whole selling point of this game is all of the awesome wrestlers from years past. When you start taking out major pieces of the puzzle, the fans interest will begin to wain pretty quickly. The lack of Macho Man and Foley really sting. It's not Legends of Wrestlemania. It's Legends who are still members of the McMahon kiss my ass club.

Posted by Shane

Vince being a bitch again. Would've been great to have Savage, not bothered about Foley.

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Posted by Artemis_D

No flying elbow drops!?  Fail.

Posted by jigglyjo

technically the mankind, dude love etc characters are property of wwe so the only thing that cant be in the game for definite as far as Mick foley goes is the commissioner character

Posted by Jeremy102077

No "Macho Man" Randy Savage?!?! Not funny! Say it ain't so, that they're leaving out my favorite wrestler of all time! When I first heard about this game I was way stoked, but now I hear they're leaving out Randy Savage, and I'm wondering if this game will have any credibility at all. Makes me wonder just exactly who the heck they are planning on putting in the game (aside from Steve Austin, The Rock, Hulk Hogan, and Andre The Giant...whom we are all already aware of). Anybody know if they'll at least be including The Ultimate Warrior?

Posted by bhblack02

 Undertaker , Shawn Micheals and Big Show should be the present day people in it

Posted by Lunanburg

Personally, I was never too crazy about Macho Man... that being said.. it would still be fun to drop the occasional flying elbow on people. The ones I'd like to see make it in would probably include:

Razor Ramon, Owen Hart, maybe Lex Luger... that's the era I grew up in though, so I'm a little biased. (These are in addition to the ones mentioned above)

Posted by GTWOSAVAGE

If you look up any info on any wrestling magazines the match that they said was the best ever was the match between Savage and Steamboat for Intercontinental Title at wrestlemania. For that and even Mega Powers with Hogan, Savage should be in the game. THIS IS LEGENDS OF WRESTLEMANIA RIGHT????? Not BOB the BUILDER.......  OHHHH YEAHHHHHHHHHH

Posted by Va1entine

Savage was always my fav as a kid!!!!!  The mega power, i remember being upset as a kid when Hogan beat Savage in wrestle mania 5! I'd go back and change that, if theres no savage theres no way i'm buying this bullshitt!!!!!!

Posted by Va1entine

What about Earth quake and Typhoon, anyone know if there init? Oh and Million doller man?