Saturday, August 13, 2011

"WWE 12" Video Game Roster Revealed

It's almost time for WWE to release their yearly video game, usually titled "Smackdown vs. RAW," but this year they are going in a new direction and dropping the usual name.  "WWE 12" is the new totally revamped game that aims at being the wrestling game we've waited on for years.

Today at Summerslam Axxess, THQ and WWE revealed the roster for WWE 12, and it is stacked with Superstars, Divas, and legends.  All the expected big name current stars are in, but they really amped things up with an awesome list of legends, some of which who haven't been seen in a WWE game in years like Demolition!  Here is the roster so far

Superstars and Divas
Alberto Del Rio
Alex Riley
Beth Pheonix
Big Show
Chavo Guerrero
Christian
CM Punk
Cody Rhodes
Daniel Bryan
David Otunga
Dolph Ziggler
Drew McIntyre
Evan bourne
Eve
Ezekiel Jackson
Goldust
Heath Slater
Husky Harris
Jack Swagger
John Cena
John Morrison
Justin Gabriel
Kane
Kelly Kelly
Kofi Kingston
Layla
Mark Henry
Maryse
Mason Ryan
Michael McGuillicutty
The Miz
Mr.McMahon
Natalya
R-Truth
Randy Orton
Rey Misterio
The Rock
Santino Marella
Sheamus
Sin Cara
Ted Dibiase
Triple H
Tyson Kidd
Undertaker
Vladmir Kozlov
Wade Barrett
William Regal
Yoshi Tatsu
Zack Ryder

Legends
Stone Cold Steve Austin
Road Warrior Animal
Road Warrior Hawk
Arn anderson
Ricky Steamboat
Big Van Vader
Kevin Nash
Booker T
Eddie Guerrero
Demolition Ax
Demolition Smash
Edge
Michelle McCool

Looks like an awesome game so far, with much more to be announced.  There is a big mystery Superstar that will be announced next month, and Jerry "The King" Lawler has been announced as the first DLC as a playable wrestler when the game comes out.  You can pre-order now and lock in what will hopefully be the best wrestling game in years, WWE 12:

Friday, August 5, 2011

Breaking: Melina, Gail Kim, More Released by WWE

Looks like it's time for another "Black Friday" for WWE as they have released several talents.  Most notable are Divas Melina and Gail Kim.  In the case of Kim, it sounds like she may have quit rather than released, but details are sketchy.  You may have noticed Monday on RAW that she eliminated herself from the battle royal, later explaining on her Twitter that she was simply doing as she was told which was to "go out quickly."  Looks like she was legitimately not happy with her WWE status, and just like that she is gone.

Melina is another underutilized Diva who was once one of the top Divas in WWE.  Going back to her debut with MnM, she has always had a pretty big spot in the company including multiple title reigns.  Her behind the scenes relationship with John Morrison, then Batista, now back to John Morrison had caused some turmoil in the past, but at this point she was barely being used for no real reason. 

Also gone from WWE are Chris Masters, Vladmir Kozlov, and David Hart Smith, all 3 of which were barely used other than maybe WWE Superstars and really won't effect any of the current WWE stories.

As far as what's next for the talents released, TNA/Impact Wrestling should no doubt be making calls to Gail Kim (who helped put the Knockout division on the map with Awesome Kong in 2007) and Melina due to her name value (unless there is heat with any of the current Knockouts.)  The rest are hit or miss.  D.H. Smith was on Hogan's reality show once and of course is the son of the British Bulldog so there is a chance Hogan would want to bring him in.  Masters has the body that Impact may like, and Kozlov is a maybe/maybe not.

Impact definitely uses the women in stories and much longer matches, so maybe the release of Kim and Melina will turn out for the better for them, although Melina will have a much harder road being she will be separated from longtime boyfriend John Morrison.

Related:
Topless Melina Pics Uncovered
Gail Kim Poses Nude