#60 – Video Games (And Royal Rumble Preview)

Our scholars blow the dust off some cartridges and discuss the history of pro wrestling video games, then preview this weekend’s Royal Rumble!

The scholars do a quick roundup of news items like WWE Network moving to Peacock, Sting being booked for an AEW match, and The Undertaker’s controversial comments about the modern locker room and his disdain for video games. (1:00)

Then, the scholars break down the history of Video Games in pro wrestling. We cover the games themselves from WrestleFest to No Mercy to Fire Pro Wrestling, we talk about the challenges AEW games face and where WWE might look to go after their relationship with 2k sports ends, and then Tyler and I attempt to name every wrestler on the roster in 2001’s WWF No Mercy for the N64! (20:45).

Finally, we break down the betting favorites to win the men’s and women’s Royal Rumble matches taking place this Sunday. Learn why we think this is the most wide open and unpredictable rumble in modern history, why we think Big E will win… next year’s Rumble, and if we think Bianca Belair is ready! (1:03:00)

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