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Top-Down Smackdown: WWE 2K16 Gameplay Trailer Wants Us to Remember When Wrestling Was Better


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It isn’t just the talent onscreen in the ad that kicks off with Stone Cold Steve Austin’s theme. Yes, the montage leans heavily on faces of the past, from a sideburned Rock to a Ministry of Darkness Undertaker, DX, Bam Bam Bigelow, Ultimate Warrior and Bret Hart. However, it also bring to mind the Attitude Era with an appropriate song – Audioslave’s 2002 hit “Cochise” – and in having the Terminator make an entrance as a playable character, puts us in mind of the last time a Terminator movie was decent, that being 2003 (yes, I still like T3. Even if you don’t, admit that it is way better than what came after.).

It’s a cop-out to give him shorts, since they shouldn’t have been able to survive the time displacement. An extra¬†scene with him taking John Cena’s clothes would have put this over the top, but I guess it was not to be. I’m curious what Arnold’s finisher will be, however. The Kali-Fawnyuh Klutch? The I’ll Be Backbreaker? The Connor’s Cure?

About last night’s pay-per-view, all I’ll say is that Seth Rollins can apparently have a good match with anyone, and I really hope Sting’s injury isn’t the career-ender it’s rumored to be, because what a lousy way to go out. If he remains active, I’ll share some more thoughts next week.

Now, let’s talk Raw below.