Mike Murphy

Digital Video Producer, YouTube/Twitch Personality, Web Journalist, Sports Fan & Lover of Many Things

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WWE.com — 5 video games you won’t believe existed

“Sports-entertainment has a long, storied history within the video game medium. From the arcade heyday of the early ’80s to the advent of mobile gaming today, players have been banging around in the virtual squared circle since the days before WrestleMania even existed.

But not every entry into the annals of wrestling games experienced the popularity, exposure and success of titles like the recent WWE 2K15, 2K Supercard and WWE Immortals. Some had the potential and fell disappointingly flat, others tried to focus the entire experience on one match type, while a rare pair went completely off the conceptual rails.

The ensuing pages will tell you the stories behind five of these titles.”

Link: www.wwe.com/inside/5-video-games-you-wont-believe-existed

WWE.com — The 10 best WrestleMania performers ever

“A Superstar can be great 364 days out of the year, but if they don’t deliver at WrestleMania, they won’t mean much in the grand scheme of sports-entertainment lore.

The competitors who have excelled on The Grandest Stage of Them All are a select fraternity. The best of them didn’t have a good match or two — they anchored WWE’s biggest event of the year on multiple occasions. They made history on a regular basis, stole the show like it was theirs for the taking. They walked into stadiums as men and left as icons.

WrestleMania is known as The Showcase of the Immortals. The 10 Superstars on this list are the reason why.”

Link: http://www.wwe.com/shows/wrestlemania/10-greatest-wrestlemania-performers/

WWE.com — 10 Superstars who are undefeated at WrestleMania

“The ranks of the “undefeated at WrestleMania” may no longer include The Undertaker, but there exists a subset of Superstars who have yet to experience the agony of defeat on WWE’s biggest night. That  accomplished club includes WWE Hall of Famers like Dusty Rhodes and Alundra Blayze, modern-day battlers like Cesaro and AJ Lee, and even a few celebrities like Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Lawrence Taylor.

In fact, quite a few impressive grapplers still boast a goose egg in their WrestleMania loss column (and that means The Show of Shows itself, not the dark matches or Kickoff clashes that preceded). From an ECW Original to one of the “Grandest” Divas of them all, take a look at 10 of the Superstars who are presently undefeated at WrestleMania.”

Link: http://www.wwe.com/shows/wrestlemania/10-undefeated-wrestlemania-superstars/

WWE.com — The top 30 matches in WrestleMania history

“Nothing is more replenishing to the soul of a sports-entertainment fan than WrestleMania, and with good reason: More great matches have happened there than at any other event.

So, it was with a heavy obligation that a crosssection of editors at WWE.com attempted to rank the 30 best showdowns to take place at The Grandest Stage of Them All. The criteria was an imprecise mashup of match quality, big-fight feel and historical significance. And let’s face it: You just know a great match when you see one.

As difficult as it was to compare, for example, Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant with Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart and not question whether the two bouts belong to different genres altogether, the task was shouldered, and what follows is a list of WrestleMania classics that are all stellar, regardless of the number beside it.”

Link: http://www.wwe.com/shows/wrestlemania/30-best-wrestlemania-matches

WWE.com — 8 WWE video games we wish were real

“WWE Superstars have been a mainstay in video games ever since the Nintendo Power Glove was in fashion. But what if our favorite grapplers invaded other gaming genres throughout history? Grab a controller and join WWE.com as we imagine eight video games starring WWE Superstars that we’d stay up all night playing … even on a school night. Who’s got next?”

Link: http://www.wwe.com/inside/8-wwe-video-games-we-wish-were-real