During the 1990s, we witnessed one of the biggest rivalries in television history: The Monday Night Wars. Two behemoths of sports entertainment competed on a weekly basis for ratings supremacy until one of these juggernauts finally fell. But it wasn’t just on TV stations that these battles were happening. WWF and WCW were also competing in the video game market to see who could produce the best, and ultimately, the most popular releases, and the interesting thing is, these wars played out exactly the same on video game consoles as they did on television. The highs and lows of both companies were just as apparent in their games as they were on TV, and it made for some fascinating results. So let me take you on a journey through three generations of games consoles, three eras of wrestling, and a whole lot of attitude, as we look at The Monday Night Video Game Wars.
Wrestling is weird. Video games can be weird. When the two paths cross, weirdness is bound to happen. Here are the top 15 weirdest inclusions in wrestling video games.
For this list, I’ve chosen not to include any content from unlicensed wrestling games, as they aren’t based on a real promotion with real wrestlers, therefore they can make their game as weird as they like. Furthermore, I can only include content that I’m aware of from games I have played. With that being said, let the weirdness commence.