I finally got around to playing Wrestlemania Mode last night and had to stop playing so I could laugh when I got to Wrestlemania 16.
For those that haven’t played: You have to go through every Wrestlemania, winning key matches (basically every main event that they could get the rights to, so the Mr. T tag match from Wrestlemania I isn’t there, so the Andre vs. Studd match represents the show instead). But to make things more interesting than just ”pin the other guy”, you’re given key moments from the matches to re-enact so you can unlock more stuff for the single player. Good times, huh?
Then we get to Wrestlemania 16 and the only match represented is the main event of
Head Cheese vs. T & A The Rock vs. Big Show vs. Triple H vs. Mick Foley.
The match, like the show, was anticlimactic (Backlash the month afterwards blew this show out of the water) so I joked to my friend that the only key moment people remember from the show was Foley’s Flop:
Then after eliminating Big Show, the game asked me to put Rock near the announce table, aaaaaaaaaaand…
”Captain Ahab had more spring in his step than me that night” – Foley himself.
And just when I thought that couldn’t be topped, Wrestlemania XX shows up.
”Right, this one’s going to be tough…we can’t do the Stevie Richards main event and we can’t get Angle either…, so let’s do Cena vs. Big Show instead.”
”Nah, that match was the opener and it would look way too obvious that we’re ignoring the main events. Let’s include another match…something so ridiculous it would distract people from the lack of Stevie.”
”You can’t mean…”
”Aye. Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar. With the ”You Sold Out” chants included and a mini-match where you stunner both men with Steve Austin.”
”And let’s be sure to give Lesnar the Rock-using-his-arms-to-throw-himself-backwards sell on the stunner.”
I like this game. And making GIFs.
What are other your thoughts on the game?