Video games are a staple of the WWE merchandise machine. Today’s wrestling enthusiast has grown up with the video games being a part of their fandom. Starting with the days of the arcades, the Commodore 64 and the Nintendo Entertainment System, year-to-year, wrestling fans have waited with anticipation for new games on new consoles featuring improved character designs, more match types, different arenas and bigger rosters.
WWE 2K16 featured the biggest roster of any wrestling game to date with over 120 wrestlers from the WWE roster, NXT roster and an impressive number of WWE Legends. Even if you’re of the popular opinion that wrestling games peaked with the Nintendo 64, you must admit that having a roster of 120 actual wrestlers is an impressive feat. With the press of a button, you can see who would come out on top in a ladder match for the European Title between Kevin Owens, The Rock and Jake “the Snake” Roberts. However, in the impressive library of WWE video games, some developers felt the need to pad their game rosters with bonus wrestlers that were a little out of the ordinary, leaving many fans scratching their heads saying: “Why is this guy in the game?” Thus, the following is a list of the most absurd playable characters in WWE video games.
14 Mike Tyson - WWE 13
13 The Terminator - WWE 2K16
12 Kwang - WWF Raw
11 Trainer and Pamela - WWF Warzone
10 Turok: Dinosaur Hunter - WWF Warzone
9 Tony - WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2009
8 Undertaker’s Druid - WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011
7 Howard Finkel - WWF No Mercy
6 Linda McMahon - WWF No Mercy
5 Head - WWF Attitude
4 AKI Man - WWF No Mercy, WCW/nWo Revenge
3 Yourself - WWF WrestleMania Challenge
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2 Ho - WWF No Mercy
1 Fred Durst - WWF Smackdown! Just Bring It
While Limp Bizkit might be popular music of the past, Fred Durst himself will live on forever as an unlockable, fully playable character in Smackdown! Just Bring It, the first WWF game to hit the Playstation 2. Remember, Limp Bizkit was a huge mainstream act during the late 90’s-early 2000’s. Since The Undertaker came to the ring during that period to the song Rollin’, it only makes sense that Durst was made a playable wrestler in this game, complete with his own entrance that features him driving to the ring in a low rider, then proceeding to stand on the hood of the car and do the Rollin’ dance complete with steering wheel hand gesturing.
Durst is one of the only celebrities to ever be featured as a playable character in a WWE-licensed game. There are many rappers in the hip hop world right now such as Action Bronson, Flo Rida, Lil’ Wayne and Method Man who are known wrestling fans, but the only “rapper” to accomplish the great feat of actually being in a wrestling game is none other than the red-capped man himself, the genius behind classics such as The Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, Fred Durst.
Sources: techtimes.com, prowrestling.wikia.com,
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