Hiya. I wrote to you a few days ago telling about the sign Kentucky players Cameron Mills and Scott Padgett had at Nitro in Louisville (Wojo Fears The Rings Of Magliore) and the incident at the Duke vs. Kentucky game. Well, here's a picture of Wojo in the Rings Of Magloire as seen in Sunday's Lexington Herald Leader. Enjoy.
Konnichiwa, Bill! My note concerning the WCW vs. nWo videogame is this: When I was looking for stuff to rent in a local store, I found a copy of a Japanese import game called 'Virtual Pro Wrestling 64'. The management had a note on it that described it as being a lot like WCW vs. nWo, so I gave it a try for novelty.
The game turned out to BE the original Japanese version of WCW vs. nWo. It had some interesting extra features, like a 5-on-5 battle royal and a really neat function called 'Wrestleredit', which let you customize the color and design of your wrestler's costume. Having Rey Mysterio Jr wrestle in a neon pink version of Sting's tights is really funny. And there were interesting individual ways of customizing wreslers, like putting shades on them or alternate facepaint designs for Sting (dark and surfer).
But the real shocker was all the extra characters! There had to be about 100 wrestlers in the game, all taken from real Japanese wrestling feds. The Japanese names were in Hirigana, so I couldn't recognize anyone. But the American names were written in English script, so I found Scott Norton, Ricky the Dragon Steamboat, Andre the Giant, the nWo's Vincent, ECW's Bam Bam Bigelow, and the WWF's own Terry Funk and Road Warrior Hawk!! The game is absolutely wild, and a lot better than WCW vs. nWo -- except for having a lot of the options written in Japanese only. So I guess this means we know why all those characters in WCW vs. nWo were suspiciously similar to Japanese wrestlers, huh?
Thanx for your thanx! But if you're gonna make my note part of your report, I need to correct myself. You CAN play as the Steiners and Scott Norton in the American game. However, in the American game DDP and Savage are bosses you can only use if you beat the game; in the Japanese one, you can use'em from the beginning. I think I may have found Rick Rude in the game. The guy's name is in Japanese, but he LOOKS like Rick Rude and he acts like Rick Rude. And I found something really cool in the gameplay since I wrote you: In the Japanese game, you can BLADE! I don't know how it works (the options are in Japanese), but it happened in every single match I wrestled with Benoit, and a couple of times when I used Eddy Guerrero. Each character seems to have their own unique 'bleed pattern' (DDP's runs down his chest in all these little rivulets, while Sting's gets stuck in his hair and runs in one big stream down his chest), and it just looks really darn cool.
And one of Terry Funk's costumes is a bWo T-shirt.
I usually don't watch WCW Saturday night for one reason or another, but I watched the one hour program this past Saturday. Somebody in the crowd was holding up a sign that read "This Is Tuesday." I am surprised that WCW didn't grab this sign before he could get it on TV. I wonder if the same sign will be on next week?s broadcast. I remember a few months back when a group of guys dressed as Batman, the Joker, and Spiderman showed up on TV a few weeks in a row. You gotta love taped television :-)