Legends of Wrestlemania + Jeff's Promo Cut

I'm really looking forward to getting myself a copy of Legends of Wrestlemania just because and I'll admit it straight up I love pro wrestling.  Okay maybe not the crap thats on TV now, with the possible exception of TNA, but the stuff I used to watch as a kid back when the WCW and WWF (note WWF ... none of that WWE, Get the F out, Panda shit) were awesome.  I used to get the woman across the street to video tape the Royal Rumble every year because in the UK you could only watch it on Sky Sports via Satalite. Vintage.

I've downloaded the demo and while I have my reservations about the controls, as I think maybe they dumbed it down a little too much, just the fact that you can recreate classic matches with some of the guys who I had action figures of like Hulk Hogan, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake and the Legion of Doom is awesome to me.

One major concern I share with Jeff though is the exclusion of a certain Macho Man Randy Savage.  While I'm not big on the whole personal he and Vince McMahon have together, you'd still think that it being a Wrestlemania Legends game that he would be in there.  Same goes for Mankind, especially when the "Relive" section of the demo show's him as the special guest referee for the Rock .vs. Stone Cold bout.

Speaking of Jeff though... anyone remember this little skit from about 2 years ago when Gamespot still rulled and On The Spot was must see net TV ?


Awesome promo cut Jeff... Gotta Love it... SNAAAAKE STYLE !!!!
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Posted by FoolInjection

I'm really looking forward to getting myself a copy of Legends of Wrestlemania just because and I'll admit it straight up I love pro wrestling.  Okay maybe not the crap thats on TV now, with the possible exception of TNA, but the stuff I used to watch as a kid back when the WCW and WWF (note WWF ... none of that WWE, Get the F out, Panda shit) were awesome.  I used to get the woman across the street to video tape the Royal Rumble every year because in the UK you could only watch it on Sky Sports via Satalite. Vintage.

I've downloaded the demo and while I have my reservations about the controls, as I think maybe they dumbed it down a little too much, just the fact that you can recreate classic matches with some of the guys who I had action figures of like Hulk Hogan, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake and the Legion of Doom is awesome to me.

One major concern I share with Jeff though is the exclusion of a certain Macho Man Randy Savage.  While I'm not big on the whole personal he and Vince McMahon have together, you'd still think that it being a Wrestlemania Legends game that he would be in there.  Same goes for Mankind, especially when the "Relive" section of the demo show's him as the special guest referee for the Rock .vs. Stone Cold bout.

Speaking of Jeff though... anyone remember this little skit from about 2 years ago when Gamespot still rulled and On The Spot was must see net TV ?


Awesome promo cut Jeff... Gotta Love it... SNAAAAKE STYLE !!!!
Posted by carlthenimrod

I wish the controls were better. It's sad that the N64 wrestling games still have better game play. I'm still interested in playing this game because of one reason and one reason alone:

The Honky Tonk Man.

Posted by FoolInjection

Aww Dude I totally hear you on the N64 games.  I had WCW/nWo Revenge and played the game to death.

Posted by Captain_Fookup

WCW Vs Nwo and Wrestlemania 2000 are still the best wrasslin' games out there.

Posted by TheHBK

Yeah played the demo, the controls could be better.  Best wrestling game ever, WWF No Mercy on the N64.  The Smackdown games of old were too easy.  Also, I know the wrestlers are really pumped up but I dont remember Hulk Hogan being so fucking huge.  Also if you are a wrestling fan, you don't like TNA right now.  It just sucks so bad right now, it had a bit of potential a couple years ago but it just slipped.  WWE has gotten better but not as good as it was in 98 and 99.  Though 2003-2005 was a good set of years.
I think i will just go back to No Mercy

Posted by FoolInjection

See I haven't been following Wrestling closely for a couple of years now.  I just can't get into it these days.  Last I seen of TNA it still had people I remembered in it like Sting, Jeff Jarret and Kurt Angle.

Wrestling hit its peak in the 80's and 90's I think... once it hit the 2000's it started going downhill.

Hogan is huge in this new game.  But then I think they were going for the slightly cartoony 80's cheese look for this title. Still its the controls that hurt it for me.

Posted by TheHBK

Yeah thats the problem with TNA, they don't build up anyone new and anyone who is a newer face, they dont trust or just sucks.  AJ Stiles might be the only one who has real potential but they just do what WCW did and keep the old guys at the top without giving anyone else a chance.  The WWE is not as good as it used to be and they rely too much on John Cena who is the least charasmatic head guy.  But with Guys like Edge as champ, it has turned it around.  Amd Shawn Michaels vs the Undertaker at Wrestlemania is sure to be amazing even though they have been there a while, somehow they can pull it off.  Also just like WCW, TNA has big names, but not guys that could ever give a memorable match except for Kurt Angle.

Posted by Alexander

Never really liked wrestling games or wrestling for that matter, but that video was so so good - glory days.

Posted by TheHBK

Ok, just looked it up.  this game is gonna let you import or unlock or something the wrestlers from the current games, but there is gonna be no Diesel or Razor in addition to no Randy Savage.  This is just making me sad.  No diesel but they have Brutus beefcake?

Edited by FoolInjection
TheHBK said:
"Ok, just looked it up.  this game is gonna let you import or unlock or something the wrestlers from the current games, but there is gonna be no Diesel or Razor in addition to no Randy Savage.  This is just making me sad.  No diesel but they have Brutus beefcake?"
Yeah they confirmed on the Bombcast that if you had a save from last years Smackdown title on your 360 hard drive it would unlock all the wrestlers from that game in Legends of Wrestlemania.  So like Jeff said you could have Hunter Herst Helmsley .vs. Triple H or Old HBK .vs. New HBK.  Stuff like that. The imported characters would use the new Legends of Wrestlemania control scheme though.  I'm pretty much guessing that this stuff is on the disk so they are just looking for the save to act as an unlock rather than importing anything.

There is going to be a "Create a Legend" mode... How deep that goes remains to be seen.  I will be making a Jeff Gerstmann clone "Snake Style" if I decide to get the game.

No Diesel is a shame as I remember the huge fued he had with the Undertaker.  Razor Ramon would just make it so you could have the Outsiders.  To be honest there are a lot of wrestlers missing from this game I remember from the good ol' days.  I mean some of these guys maybe never made it to Wrestlemania but these guys I remember.

  • Diesel
  • Razor Ramon
  • Macho Man Randy Savage
  • The Mountie
  • Texas Tornado
  • Owen Hart... c'mon I mean you got Koko B Ware.. High Energy man.
  • The Bushwhackers
  • Earthquake and Typhoon the Natural Disasters

Oh yeah... and where the hell is Mr T ?