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>> OPENING WORDS FROM THE EDITORBy Colin Vassallo, [Editor@...]
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>> WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT NEWShttp://www.wrestling-online.com/news
> WWE NIAGARA FALLS 'PILEDRIVER' RIDE SHUT DOWN- After its grand opening earlier this week, the WWE Niagara Falls
entertainment facility has been hit by safety inspectors. W-O Newsletter
reader Ehren Baldauf sent in a link to a report that appeared on the
Niagara Falls Review yesterday saying that the Technical Safety and
Standards Authority shut down the ride on Wednesday because it didn't
have the required permit from the provincial agency that inspects
amusement rides in Ontario. The 66-meter 'Piledriver' ride shoots you up
3Gs and then lets you free fall all the way down, a ride similar to that
found on top of the Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas and the one found in
Disney's California Adventure theme park. According to the report,
paperwork was submitted in mid-July but no permit was issued. The good
news is that the Authority didn't open a case which upon conviction
could cost WWE $1 million.
> SMACKDOWN! TAPINGS TONIGHT- Smackdown! tapings will be done tonight instead of Tuesday due to the
Smackdown! brand flying to Australia for the WWE Global Warning Tour.
Most of the crew and the superstars will leave right after the event and
they will stay there until the end of the coming week. The event will be
taking place in Melbourne at the Colonial Stadium in front of over
50,000. This will be the company's first stop in Australia in many many
> SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEK- The following is the schedule of WWE events for the coming week. Live
RAW tomorrow at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, MD. Live event on
Friday at the Skyreach Place Arena in Kelowna, BC., Canada followed by
two weekend shows one on Saturday at the Sport Mart Place in Kamloops,
BC., Canada and one on Sunday in Vancouver, BC., Canada at the P.N.E.
Coliseum. On Saturday the Smackdown! brand will be in Australia
performing at the Colonial Stadium.
> TICKETS FOR MSG RAW GO OUT FAST- Tickets for the RAW the day after SummerSlam at Madison Square Garden
went out fast yesterday and only limited view seats remain available.
Not even the nosebleed seats....they're taken! Triple H was there to
meet the fans and signing autographs at MSG. W-O Newsletter reader
'Honk4shagn' was there at the box office to meet The Game. Our reader
said that HHH arrived at around noon and there was a huge line that
wrapped the block MSG is located at. After fans purchased tickets they
got in line to meet Triple H and security made sure that every fan got a
picture with him.
>> DON'T BLAME CANADABy Jason Clevett, [jason.clevett@...]
Action figures aren't the only things that have improved.
Compare the original Wrestlemania nintendo game to it's Gamecube
counterpart and the difference is staggering. Ahhh technology.
The first Wrestlemania game had things like "power-ups" for Randy Savage
of sunglasses and guitars for the Honky Tonk Man and the like. It was a
weak game with rather difficult gameplay. Instead I headed to my local
arcade and played the WWF games (That I can't for the life of me recall
at the moment) which were far ahead of their time.
Things didn't change much with the Wrestlemania Challenge nintendo game.
The wrestlers had their own moves, and it was cool to hear the theme
music of whatever wrestler who was in control at that moment. A bit
unrealistic in seeing the Warrior press slam Andre The Giant, but a fun
game none the less. Although graphics improved, Steel Cage Challenge was
a step back in game play as all the wrestlers did the same moves, with
no finishers at all.
Along comes Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo. Super Wrestlemania for SNES
sucked. Much like Steel Cage challenge, you couldn't do anything. No
finishers, just all the wrestlers doing the same moves. When you are
having Sid Vicious, Jake Roberts and the Natural Disasters having
dropkicking contests the gameplay is low. The Genesis version finally
included finishing moves, and the next Super Nintendo Game "Royal
Rumble" featuring Ric Flair, Yokozuna and Bret Hart was a step up in
that you could execute finishing moves. You just couldn't do anything
with them. The Perfect-Plex and Bonzai drop didn't lead to a pinfall,
the sharpshooter and Figure-four didn't force a submission. Still, I was
addicted to this game. The best game of the time
period belonged the the Sega CD console, which had a 20 wrestler game
and finishing moves. Lots of wrestlers that wouldn't be featured on
future games like the Nasty Boys and Headshrinkers were in this one.
WCW took over during the Playstation/N64 early days. While we were being
fed crap like Wrestlemania: The Arcade Game and IYH, both of which
featured Mortal Combat style fighting and stupidity like Owen Hart
hitting you over the head with a giant King of Hearts card or the
Bulldog's head turning into a dogs head. WCW tweaked a Japanese video
game to come up with WCW vs The World. WCW/NWO world tour was for a long
time my absolute favorite game because I could use cruiserweights, even
Japanese wrestlers under different names, and I found the gameplay easy.
The WWF RAW game at the time was lousy despite the create a wrestler
I haven't played much in terms of video games since then. Last fall I
rented Playstation and played Smackdown: Know your Role and enjoyed it.
I've contemplated getting my hands on a game console simply for
wrestling games, but haven't. Having read reviews and seen shots and
videos of new games like Smackdown for PS2 and Wrestlemania 18 for
Gamecube it looks like games today can actually come close to
re-creating what we see in the ring. Which means no more Yokozuna
Till next week.
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