Wrestling Empire
Game Series Independent Games
Release Date January 11, 2021
Additional Releases January 17, 2021 (iOS); January 30, 2021 (Android); July 2, 2021 (PC/Steam)
Platforms PC WindowsNintendo SwitchAndroidiOS (iPhone/iPad)
Publisher MDickie
Developer MDickie

Wrestling Empire is a wrestling game developed by MDickie. The game was released on January 11, 2021 for Nintendo Switch, January 17, 2021 for iOS, January 30, 2021 for Android, and July 2, 2021 for PC/Steam.

Follow him here: https://twitter.com/MDickieDotcom

Official Description:

The lightweight champion of wrestling brings the revolution to Nintendo Switch!

Recalling the genre's 64-bit heyday, this is wrestling that puts the fun first - filling the ring with as many wrestlers as you can handle and letting them loose with freestyle animation where anything could happen at any moment. Design matches before your very eyes with the intuitive setup process, and tag in up to 4 controllers at ANY time for old school multiplayer!

Or create your own star and embark on a career to encounter up to 350 opponents across 11 different rosters in an endless schedule of possibilities. Make the right moves backstage as well as in the ring to fight for your worth and retire with a career worth remembering. Just when you think you've seen it all, you can even save your changes to each character to make the world your own and never get bored of wrestling again!

Main Features:

  • Epic universe of 350 characters across 11 different rosters - and up to 30 of them in the ring loaded instantly! (Up to 50 on high-end PC versions.)
  • Gaming's most engrossing simulation of life as a wrestler - from contract negotiations to weekly news reports.
  • Door-to-door interactivity trusts you to make your own entrance AND walk back through the curtain.
  • Unique animation system allows any move to transition into any other at any moment for mind-blowing spots that you'll want to catch on camera!
  • Enjoy the action from different camera angles to suit any playing style.
  • Interactive tutorial makes wrestling easy to play yet satisfying to master.
  • Design matches & arenas before your very eyes with the most intuitive setup process in wrestling.
  • Tag in up to 4 friends at ANY time for old school multiplayer on the same screen.
  • Own once and forever with no micro-transactions or added costs - even as the concept continues to evolve.

The Instruction Manuel can be read here: http://www.mdickie.com/guides/wempire.pdf

The iOS & Android versions have a "Backstage Pass" which allows players on their mobile devices to instantly unlock access to the rest of the game, but only for the duration of said pass as its a subscription service.

Soundtrack:

  • Wolves: "My Time"
  • Wolves: "Warriors"
  • Wolves: "See My Name In Lights"

Official Trailer:

Patch Notes

V1.0.1

  • Focuses on new angles, but adds new storylines as well.
  • Weight class logic
  • Entire entourage previewed in the Calendar screen.
  • Joining during entrances is assigned correctly.
  • Controller icons only rendered over characters onscreen.
  • "Gimmick 10" is correctly applied as "Guest Referee".
  • Roster changes.

V1.0.2

  • Wider selection of corner moves includes strikes.
  • Dedicated new double-team moves if 2 people grab an opponent at the same time.
  • More storylines and podcast topics.
  • A priority system prevents too many crowd sounds cancelling each other out in highly populated matches!
  • The title theme is restored to its correct pitch after matches.
  • Tag partners are not allowed to interfere so often.
  • Referees follow hardcore matches out of the ring.
  • Hardcore gimmicks now use more weapons.
  • Team-based ironman matches now correctly identify the leader/winner.
  • Facial scars don't disappear in "First Blood" matches to help those end quicker.
  • Escaping the cage is slightly easier.
  • Announcers are automatically added to exhibitions to meet the quota you set in the options, and they also now appear in backstage locations.
  • Using the "Hard Camera" angle backstage now faces the tunnel instead of getting stuck in it.
  • Training gains use less energy.
  • "Cloning" options are available during a career, and now include reverting recent changes.
  • It is now possible to change your facial features during a career (at an inflated cost to imply cosmetic surgery!).
  • Where the "Build" option cannot be changed, it now at least reveals your age/height/weight.
  • Names that begin with "Z" are correctly alphabetized.
  • Starting the game with insufficient disk space should warn the user that this is the issue, and allow the game to proceed without saving progress.
  • Age ratings have been down-graded in every region, which now allows the game to be distributed in New Zealand with a 13 OFLC rating.

V1.0.3

  • New rear moves: Atomic Drop, Falling DDT, Reverse DDT, Reverse Suplex, Russian Legsweep, Skull Crusher, Zig Zag.
  • New front moves: Inverted Atomic Drop.
  • Calmer AI for managers at ringside.
  • Arguments are half as likely to turn someone face/heel.
  • Deceased characters are automatically unlocked.

V1.0.4

  • Lower resolution on mobiles as standard, which should automatically improve performance on any compatible device.
  • Additional "Display" options allow you to tone down more things to further improve performance.
  • A new in-game camera option allows you to temporarily adjust the "Speed" of the action (although this is the opposite of improving performance and makes it work twice as hard!).
  • Health meters in tag matches are no longer limited to legal men, allowing you to touch the meter to control anybody else at any time.
  • Tag partners are not forbidden from climbing the cage.
  • Managers can enter the ring whenever the ref is not there.
  • Training is more effective depending on the attitude of your manager/partner.
  • Double count-outs eliminate anybody else at 10, resulting in a draw where necessary.

V1.0.5

  • New moves: Emerald Flowsion, Inverted Piledriver, Sitting Bodyslam, Shoulder Drop, Shoulder Slam, Shoulder Powerslam, Shoulder Breaker.
  • Among the "Universe" options, "Update Movesets" allows you to distribute new moves among the characters without changing anything else (i.e. your career character will not be affected).
  • Elimination matches now indicate how many participants are left in the commentary line.
  • New podcast topics.

V1.0.6

  • New moves: Air Crash, Calf Crusher, Cartwheel Takedown, Powerbomb from the legs.
  • The news no longer crashes when "Facial Expressions" are set below "Blinking".
  • Connecting an external controller overrides handheld mode.
  • Changing the control method during an entrance retains control of the same character wherever possible.
  • Starting the game with Joy-Cons (or Joy-Dual) confirms how you intend to use them.
  • Lower requirements to unlock full editing privileges (just work for every promotion instead of all titles).
  • Opponents are temporarily immune while rising to their feet to prevent spamming.
  • Training now gradually improves your attitude.
  • Fixed glitching through the corner of the ring.

V1.0.7

  • On mobiles, the manual can now be accessed online via the "Training" section.
  • A new "Achievements" option allows you to see which titles you have won at each promotion.
  • Barbed wire ropes and a barbed bat.
  • Trio of "Surfboard" variations, and the "Calf Crusher" is now available from the legs.
  • You can now approach anybody to work with (or against) you via the "Roster" option. Highlighting a specific date before doing so makes that your preference.
  • A wider variety of responses makes people half as upset about being turned down. Similarly, mild disagreements are half as likely to start a new feud.
  • Upon unlocking full editing privileges with "Inherit Stats", you are able to restore backup rosters DURING a career (at your own risk!).
  • Memorial shows for deceased wrestlers, and other charity events.
  • New storylines.
  • Improved AI in Battle Royals will favour moves more likely to throw opponents out.
  • Restarting an elimination match only restarts with the winner and runner-up wherever possible.
  • Intruders who join as a wrestler announce their intentions.
  • Last Man Standing counts no longer crash without a referee.
  • 8 figure bank accounts are displayed properly and no longer crash the financial system!
  • "First Blood" gimmicks are correctly applied.
  • It's harder for Popularity to climb past 90%.
  • Explosives are less likely to explode while being held.

V1.0.8

  • New hexagon ring shape.
  • Ladders as furniture (albeit not as a match type!).
  • Holding a direction while picking up (with empty hands) has a greater influence over what you aim for.
  • More storylines.
  • The news no longer crashes after switching between handheld mode and TV mode.
  • Improved controller logic allows you to switch to playing with an external controller (and back again) at any moment during a match.
  • Asymmetrical gloves are no longer charged an extra $5 repeatedly.

V1.0.9

  • Lots of new weapons and destructible furniture - including boxes and trashcans.
  • New moves include Pop Up Drop, Front Suplex, Fisherman's Suplex, Underhook Suplex, Underhook DDT, Tiger Driver, Crucifix Powerbomb.
  • Doubled the amount of furniture allowed in exhibitions.
  • Rings are prohibited in venues that are too small for them.
  • The crown icon is only displayed over the leader(s) in a multiple falls match if it is not already obvious.
  • Pressing either side of a health meter changes characters in that direction (wherever possible).
  • Rising immunity no longer affects the kneeling state.
  • Fixed non-existent promo that was holding up the career mode.

V1.1.0

  • Optional button size on mobiles (with fewer conflicts when pinching in the middle to change the camera!).
  • Holding away attempts to block attacks wherever possible (including using weapons as a shield!). This is also now part of the "Striking" tutorial.
  • Larger weapon strikes risk slamming back into your own face to prevent spamming, and falling down with them risks being crushed.
  • New "Sling Blade" move.
  • Fisherman's Suplex can now smash furniture.
  • Moves are half as likely to knock other people over.
  • Improved AI keeps referees from staying too close to wrestlers.
  • Managers can enter the ring when referees are down.
  • Career matches between CPU wrestlers override the options to be shorter.
  • Renewing a contract no longer removes your existing relationships.
  • Interferences are less likely to be neutral.
  • "Shoot Fight" gimmick no longer overrides "Countdown" rules.
  • News no longer crashes when there is nothing to report.
  • You can now tag partners as you find them - such as crawling towards them or reaching up to them on the turnbuckle.
  • Tag matches receive an additional 5 minutes in any setting above "Short".
  • Health is restored more slowly in tag matches.
  • Lying limbs are pushed away from the edges of walls to reduce clipping.

V1.1.1

  • A special rear move allows you to lift an opponent onto your shoulders for somebody to bring down with ANY attack! Use "Update Movesets" to assign it to the Pick Up command for any strong character.
  • Other new rear moves include One Winged Angel, Electric Chair, Reverse Hurricanrana, Reverse Plancha.
  • New front moves include MDKO, Kiss Of Death, Headlock Drop.
  • Lots of new taunts and promo gestures.
  • Blind tags are now possible from within any standing grapple.
  • "Hair Vs Hair", "Mask Vs Mask" and "Loser Leaves" stipulations are now part of the career mode, and also available in Exhibitions after you have worked for every promotion.
  • Commentary work now challenges you to make a prediction about the match!
  • Alternative promos for starting school and other new storylines.
  • After working for every promotion, Pro users can now choose to unlock all other characters (except for Legends).
  • Although emptying a roster is strongly discouraged, it no longer crashes the game.
  • Illogical rule combinations are discouraged.
  • Negotiating "Creative Control" overrides any previous agreements.
  • Referees can once again be assigned to venues with no ring.

V1.1.2

  • Higher resolution texturing for the crowd and ring apron on iOS.
  • Pressing Attack + Grapple from the rear allows you to hold somebody back to be hit by another. Pressing Run + Pick-Up does a shoulder lift for any suitably strong character.
  • Other new rear moves include Tiger Suplex.
  • New front moves: Screwdriver, Falcon Arrow, and various Powerbomb / Pop-Up variations.
  • Improved collision detection stops grapples being affected by people wandering in between - including flying grapples off the shoulders, with better filtering of incompatible moves.
  • "Real" photos are taken less often and discouraged on Switch, as it can cause the animation to stutter. A new option makes them "Audible" if you'd like to hear.
  • Lighting now changes for certain matches or storylines, and is optional in exhibitions.
  • Wherever there's a choice, CPU wrestlers are less likely to target friends and more likely to target enemies.
  • Skipping an entrance during an embrace no longer crashes

V1.1.3

  • Entrances can now be accompanied by different pyro effects!
  • New storylines.
  • New taunts.
  • New front move: Tilt-a-Whirl Head Scissors.
  • Opponents can wander around dizzy from stray blows or getting up too quickly (in this state your movement input is reversed!).
  • Blackouts are accompanied by a sound effect.
  • Character animations are more stable upon entering a new screen.
  • Throw outs no longer hit the person who threw them out!
  • Stats such as Attitude are harder to level up the higher they get.
  • Third Person camera can now sit in front of a character as well as behind (which is better for entrances).
  • Long lists scroll to the correct place at any resolution.
  • Inter-promotional results no longer affect the popularity of Wrestling School.
  • More pressure to improve at Wrestling School.
  • Thin health meters are offset to stay inside the black border.

V1.1.4

  • Titles are worn in most other screens, and intruders enter holding such props.
  • New "Arm Drag" move that ends in its own "Kneeling Arm Bar" hold.
  • New "Reverse Arm Bar" hold, with transitions to or from any other.
  • Reverse Guillotine transition and Dragon Sleepers can now be reversed.
  • New storylines involve different forms of bribery!
  • Corrupt referees are more tolerant of their allies and no longer chase them out or confiscate their weapons.
  • Promos only use microphones in front of a crowd.
  • "Hair vs Hair" wins are now accompanied by a sound effect and cut hairs!
  • Title changes are celebrated with in-ring fireworks.
  • Tag teams wrestle as a team more often than not.
  • Wrestlers switch promotions less often.
  • Wins & losses are more significant based on the Popularity of those involved.
  • The women's title is only acknowledged when a roster has at least 2 females to sustain the division.
  • Move animations are only changed after they have settled in for a moment, which makes chain wrestling slightly less chaotic.
  • Dizziness is half as common.

V1.1.5

  • Career matches can now "Simulate Result" via the pause menu.
  • Options are now saved upon being changed.
  • Team-mates ask to synchronize costumes less often, and are more tolerant of being denied.
  • Title shots are honored without any gimmicks.

V1.1.6

  • New rear moves: Torture Rack, Burning Hammer.
  • Lots of new storylines.
  • Abused team-mates or staff complain or walk out.
  • Faster gamepad scrolling through long lists in the Editor.
  • Controllers with 2 shoulder buttons can change focus in either direction.
  • Fixed news crashing because of props.

V1.1.7

  • New front moves (and kick counters!) include Enziguri & Dragon Screw.
  • New storylines involve having your clothes stolen!
  • Title belts appear as props in the weekly news.
  • Arguments with team-mates no longer cause the match to restart.
  • Backstage camera starts in front of the people more often than not.
  • Blood stains take slightly longer to disappear.

V1.1.8

  • The "Training" lessons are now depicted as a wrestling card.
  • Improved AI in tutorials.
  • Sparring no longer requests to save non-existent progress.
  • Memorials for deceased wrestlers.
  • More hit points regardless of the "Match Length" option.
  • Improved physics on rope dives when the victim is too close to the ring.
  • Stripped costumes have bare feet.
  • Refusing pay cuts is better tolerated - especially with the "Iron Clad" clause!
  • Changing aspects of your gimmick to zero no longer costs any money.
  • Contracts can be changed with left or right directions as well as buttons.

V1.1.9

  • Wider variety of crowd sprites and signs.
  • More news topics with a wider variety of background images.
  • New front moves: Torture Rack (over one shoulder), Reverse Shoulder Breaker, Reverse Shoulder Slam (Dominator), Over Shoulder Neckbreaker.
  • Low blows from the front or back, or at the legs on the ground.
  • Controller command for swapping roster slots changed to holding the select button instead of tapping, which is more in line with touch controls.
  • Holding both shoulder buttons while choosing the "Career" option will automatically restart without having to go through the retirement process.
  • Frozen animations are eventually fixed.
  • Enemies are called out instead of friends!
  • Forgiving friendly fire no longer derails the conversation.
  • Fixed flying Enziguri impact.
  • Improved compatibility with iOS 14.6.

V1.2.0

  • PC frame rate fixed on displays above 60Hz.
  • Bribe referee storyline nowhere near as common.
  • Low blows less common, and not up turnbuckles.

V1.2.1

  • New booking mode allows you to take control of an entire promotion!
  • "Achievements" are accessible via the main menu to make them more prominent, as they now include booking appointments.
  • The requirement to work for each promotion before fully unlocking the game has been removed for paid users.
  • You can now preview information in meetings by holding over the top corner of the screen (or pressing either shoulder button).
  • TV ratings are made clear each week in a chart.
  • In the editor, dragging a name box off the screen or over the company logo will automatically release them to another roster.
  • Improved logic in automatic additions to Exhibition matches - such as finding someone's preferred partner or opponent.
  • Fixed bug that crashed careers in promotions with less than 4 characters.
  • Flying kicks connect higher more often than not.
  • Movesets only offer to update if there is indeed something to update to.
  • You can change the era in the Universe options, which will reset the year and offset any title histories.

V1.2.2

  • You can now tap the health meter of your target to instantly control them.
  • Tapping a stat filter again deselects it.
  • New "Immediate Start" contract clause in booking mode.
  • Contract negotiations end more abruptly on a negative statement.
  • Mismatched scores and injuries are not considered to be "close".
  • New "Busy Matches" preference, with better balancing on the scores of matches with more than 2 people.
  • Attendance records are saved and restored properly.
  • Refusing to imitate a costume now successfully restores the old one.

V1.2.3

  • Mobile subscriptions are honoured across both game modes at no extra cost.
  • Costume changes are charged to the promotion in booking mode.

V1.2.4

  • Arenas are once again attended properly each week in career mode.
  • Tag Team matches are cast properly with 4 wrestlers instead of 2.
  • Each new year in one career also resets the schedule of the other (and previously affected years should be fixed automatically).
  • Dragging a name box off the screen or over the company logo should now release them to another roster without crashing.
  • Meetings initiated by you no longer skip to the next week.
  • Employees with "Title Push" or "Creative Control" clauses cannot be denied a requested spot.
  • Teams hold out for the "Nepotism" clause half as often - especially when renewing with an existing company.
  • Changes to the ratings of other promotions are more subtle each week.
  • Ads are only shown after the news in booking mode.

V1.2.5

  • New "Vice Grip" head move.
  • Remastered face textures no longer rely on placeholder images.
  • Deceased wrestlers can regenerate as somebody else!
  • Higher end PC's can now increase the cast to 50 wrestlers.
  • The highest/lowest rated segments are recorded and acknowledged in the news.
  • Human players only roll out of the ring with the run command.
  • Low blows and dizziness are not as common.
  • Can no longer dash when dizzy.
  • Repeatedly spamming the same move is less entertaining (unless it's a finisher).
  • New "Hot Crowd" preference always pops at full volume!
  • Territories that like faces or heels always see chemistry in those wrestlers.
  • Any territory that charges higher ticket prices but dislikes women will attract criticism.
  • Ticket sales are donated at memorials & charity events.
  • Employees with a "No Compete" clause are always released back to school.
  • Fixed typos in some dialogue.
  • Titles can change hands on a DQ in ironman matches.
  • Unused wrestlers only complain relative to how healthy they were.
  • As a booker, your character is always 50% tired.

V1.2.6

  • Invading rival territories now risks an inter-promotional showdown!
  • Characters now have a home territory where they are more welcome and would rather be.
  • New "Employment" promo category makes it easier to find references to companies, etc.
  • New crushes include a "Diving Headbutt" and "Spinal Tap".
  • Moonsaults now connect vs standing opponents.
  • Improved collision detection on flying clothesline.
  • New skateboard prop (albeit only as a weapon!).
  • New half-skull mask.
  • Sorting characters by contract value is more accurate.
  • Charity events are only 6 segments long and are good for an extra 1% ratings increase.
  • Vacant champions aren't as damaging to attendances.
  • Venues don't sell out until they surpass 10,000 fans
  • Correct territory % is mentioned in missions.
  • Dismissing the control guide at the map screen does not count as a button press.
  • As a booker, your character does not get upset about outcomes or storm out!
  • The last character you interacted with in an exhibition will remain the next character highlighted in the editor.
  • The "Labels" option is saved and restored properly.
  • A new year no longer crashes the news in the booking mode.
  • Prevented falling outside the confines of the locker room..
  • Less likely to bump into the same furniture you jumped off.

V.1.2.7

  • "Joy-Dual" (2 Joy-Cons used as 1 controller) now has its own icon and is correctly identified at startup.
  • New weapons include bottles of milk, water, and beer - which you can drink with the Taunt command to score different health benefits!
  • New "Light Tube" weapon also smashes glass.
  • More weapons will be of the specified type if not "Random".
  • Explosions are relative to how hard the impact was, so they're less likely upon pick-up.
  • Taking over a new company resets the territory and other records linked to the old promotion.
  • Healing injuries towards the end of the year no longer fails to predict the return date.
  • Inter-promotional gains are weighted to the spot on the card so that the main event is more important than the others.

V1.2.8

  • New rear holds: Cobra Clutch, Death Clutch, Rear Waistlock, Hammerlock (direct or lying).
  • Sleeper Holds can be reversed into a pin if the opponent is agile enough!
  • New front moves: Muay Thai Clinch, Front Facelock.
  • Some ground holds can be applied directly with a lying grapple vs a lying opponent.
  • Additional MMA transitions: Closed Guard, Half Guard, Side Control, Key Lock, Side Waistlock.
  • Your ring design is preserved each week when booking.
  • Attendances have an upper limit closer to 10,000 to keep revenues down.
  • Expenses are a larger percentage of the company's net worth.
  • Wages are expected to be higher at wealthy companies, and new signings compare their deals to existing ones you've made.
  • The popularity of the booker gravitates towards the company's rating, but they have an appearance fee and can no longer be used for free. Their impact as a guest referee is also diluted and they are always tired.
  • Local wrestlers can offer to appear at your show.
  • Employees with the "Title Push" clause complain about not holding titles.
  • "Hair vs Hair" gimmicks are less common and only against established enemies.
  • "Smash over" complaints are less common.
  • Liquids completely disappear when there is none left.
  • A match cannot be restarted after a simulated result.
  • Gimmicks are correctly described in the card after a match.
  • Correct portraits when a segment goes viral.
  • Deliberate ground rolls are immune from attack.

V1.2.9

  • Novelty pins include stepping on an opponent's chest when your health is significantly higher than theirs!
  • You can now pin somebody while lying on your back as well as your front.
  • Condensed crawling state prevents referees getting too close.
  • New "Cattle Mutilation" hold from a Hammerlock position.
  • MMA ground holds can now be applied on either side of the body.
  • More clinches create moments of struggle, as well as an alternative to a "Test of Strength" when two grapples meet.
  • "Open Guard" is a scrappier way of holding the legs with strikes.
  • Shoulder lifts are ended early if there's no one to assist, and only sufficiently agile wrestlers can turn them into a "One Winged Angel".
  • New sideways double-roll grants immunity to escape crushes at the last moment!
  • Improved logic in negotiations allows employees to ask for more money upfront.
  • The tax burden for owning each territory is half as much, but still high enough to discourage world domination.

V1.3.0

  • New weapons include: hammer, console, briefcase, brass knucks, extinguisher, trophy, gun, broom.
  • Improved logic in the choice of hand to use for weapon swings.
  • You can deliberately set fire to a smaller object by pressing Taunt and Pick-Up at the same time.
  • It is no longer possible to sit on burning chairs!
  • MMA holds are relative to the wrestler's "Skill".
  • Side rolls are less common.
  • Aging is optional under the "Universe" tab if you find original characters are dying off too much after prolonged careers.

V1.3.1

  • Spamming attacks with either hand can risk hurting it!
  • Stronger characters can stumble instead of falling.
  • New corner slump to the ground.
  • Improved turning animation from a sitting position.
  • Dedicated taunts for holding title belts aloft.
  • Intended relationships are properly applied when friends/enemies help you sign with another company.
  • People are fired properly after failing to unionize against their boss.
  • Weapons are once again dropped at the beginning of a match.
  • Rising moves are less common unless you hold the Grapple command.
  • The booker of Hollywood no longer needs a contract.

V1.3.2

  • A promotion editor can be unlocked by winning every title at every promotion and/or taking every promotion to the top of the ratings (now signified by a golden pen).
  • The background colour subtly changes to match the colour of the promotion.
  • Brand recognition only accounts for a third of the live gate instead of half, putting more focus on a good in-ring product to achieve the final number.
  • Improved attendances for rival territories, resulting in more changes between them.
  • The hidden "Legends" slots are used to introduce more characters.
  • Editing for more than 10 minutes auto-saves.
  • New "Leg Stretch" hold and a "Rolling Leg Lock" escape vs the rear.
  • New head moves: Chin Lock, Triangle Hold (which can also be attached onto the end of several moves).
  • Wider variety of moves off a parry instead of an Arm Drag.
  • Referees back away from holds if they are too close.

V1.3.3

  • The AI goes outside for weapons less often if they're not even legal.
  • The AI celebrates with title belts more often.
  • Duplicate character listings are removed.
  • The background colour is black and only ever blue outdoors.

V1.3.4

  • New "Leapfrog" and step over counters vs running opponents.
  • Improved collision detection only prevents strikes connecting if an escape is possible.
  • Running opponents aren't automatically knocked over by weak attacks.
  • Improved logic on changing focus: Tap the command quickly to browse through ALL viable targets. Tap once with a direction to find the nearest. Hold to disengage completely.
  • Better assumptions about whether to attack high or low.
  • Signs can now be held like a weapon and such objects have their own taunts.
  • Swivelling Hurricanranas or Powerbombs from front to back.
  • Hurricanranas out of a leg hold are less common.
  • Submissions aren't guaranteed just because of an "Adrenaline" rush.
  • Inter-promotional referees are removed from the cast after they no longer belong.
  • Improved logic helps other promotions target rival territories.
  • Pressing the Exit button over a territory you already own allows you to stay there instead of travelling elsewhere.
  • Upfront payments are less common.
  • The "Queen Of The Ring" promo turns the aggressor heel and not the victim.
  • Failed attempts to pick up a weapon are abandoned.

V1.3.5

  • The pause menu now only includes options relevant to the game mode (i.e. control guides are only available in tutorials).
  • You can request specific interferences via the pause menu in exhibitions or booking mode (for 50% of their fee!).
  • Interfering in matches can attract negative press as well as positive.
  • You can now preview the match rules by clicking the match description at the calendar screen (or via the opponent preview button).
  • People that have met before use familiar names where appropriate.
  • Prop selections are in alphabetical order and now have different costs.
  • New sitting pose.
  • Leapfrogs are less common - especially without a run-up.
  • Blocking strikes without a weapon is less effective, based on skill vs the strength of the attacker.
  • Embraces don't last as long.
  • Less gesturing with broad objects if they're not signs.
  • Released characters are less likely to end up in school if it is too busy.
  • Camera is better able to see into the backstage tunnel.
  • Health gradually goes down a little relative to the wrestler's stamina.
  • Health benefits of drinking are relative to the match length setting.
  • Normal match type is more common in CPU bouts that you attend.
  • No longer challenged to sign wrestlers that aren't unlocked to approach.
  • Fixed step off onto a ropeless hexagon.
  • Invasions mention the correct promotion.
  • Tag titles aren't mentioned in singles matches.
  • Fellow tag champs do not offer a title shot at a title you already own!
  • TV ratings are skipped unless you work for one of the major promotions.
  • Careers that end in debt are ranked properly upon retirement.
  • Only challenged to expand territory less than 50%.
  • Other wrestlers may remark about what happened in your match.
  • New default character replaces "El Dorado" and other slight roster changes.

V1.3.6

  • Turning off ad tracking no longer reduces iOS to a demo.
  • Intruders can enter through any door.
  • Eliminated opponents can leave through any exit.
  • Sitting in a chair during entrances no locker locks you in.

V1.3.7

  • Entering names via touch or controller now brings up a virtual keyboard on PC (which is also optional under "Controllers" ready for Steam Deck).
  • Keyboard name entry highlights the text being changed.
  • New weapons include pictures and panes of glass.
  • Scenery windows can be smashed!
  • Improved outdoor background.
  • Falls over the ropes have a 50% chance of scrambling back in.
  • Attacking someone during a rope turn no longer glitches through the ropes.
  • Improved sit down animation where the closest leg is raised higher.
  • "Do your worst" backstage invasions no longer crash in booking mode, and only occur between rosters that have enough wrestlers.
  • Interpromotional commentary includes the name of the wrestler's promotion.
  • Eliminated wrestlers that exit through a door take any props with them.
  • Promos are not delivered by characters who have already gone backstage.
  • Improved logic for upfront payment demands.
  • Correct starting height for setting up matches with no ring.
  • Sleeper pins are less common.
  • The most popular wrestler on the roster is chosen as the cover star of each year’s videogame, which either benefits or hinders the promotion.
  • Paid users can choose to automatically unlock all characters, except for the locked Legends.

V1.3.8

  • New gym location which is used for training sessions.
  • Any location can use any door for entrances.
  • New "Entrance" sign in the arena and the balcony can now be climbed!
  • New weapons: guitar, tennis racket.
  • Standard props are more relevant to the venue.
  • Taunting with a dumbbell in either hand does a bicep curl.
  • Prop taunts are excluded from the normal selection and no longer appear in the news out of context.
  • "Cloning" now has its own tab in the editor.
  • Promotion names are only used as the team name in career modes.
  • Your stats are available to preview in negotiations instead of the booker's!
  • Double KOs eliminate both wrestlers simultaneously and declare the match a draw if necessary.
  • Characters go into career matches with slightly different spirit levels to reflect their mental state.
  • You only sit in chairs by moving directly towards them to prevent it happening by accident.
  • Improved animation for falling into a chair.
  • Slower upward climb on cages.
  • Improved click/touch detection for dialogue options.
  • Prevented bug that may have caused restored data to crash.
  • Camera preferences are saved & restored properly.
  • Steam save data can be automatically backed up to the cloud for use across different devices (unless you opt out).
  • Steam Deck icon assumed for the 1st controller connected to a 1280p PC.
  • Choosing a training session by touch now assigns the correct control method on PC.

V1.3.9

  • “Cloning” options no longer crash after moving to their own tab.

V1.4.0

  • Improved advertising no longer crashes on iOS.
  • Turning off health meters no longer causes the game to crash.
  • Pausing on PC no longer overheats at an uncapped frame rate!
  • A new "Consistency" option decides whether hair changes apply to other costumes or not.
  • Cloning costumes stays focused on the new costume.
  • Rings can be squeezed into any venue that can accommodate the smallest size.
  • The benefits of taunting are relative to how close you are to an opponent.
  • Distracted opponents are less capable of blocking.
  • Improved sitting logic avoids holding weapons near the head!

V1.4.1

  • Optional new "Roaming" mode challenges you to take control of your own life outside of the ring!
  • Hundreds of new storylines that exclusively happen backstage.
  • New locations: bathroom, barber shop, bar, subway, street, train, hospital, hotel room, cemetery.
  • New furniture: toilet, bed, stool, round table, snooker table, barrel, coffin.
  • New props: mobile phone, pool cue, tombstone, cash.
  • New taunts: "Solemn" and "Pockets".
  • More theme songs from previous games have been added.
  • New "Fog" light setting allows the distance to be darker (also optional under the "Display" tab).
  • Furniture & prop selections are alphabetized in match setup as well as in the editor (and "None" now precedes any choice instead of being under "N").
  • Meetings can take place in alternate locations.
  • Cloning lands on the relevant page of the editor.
  • Attitude increases don't "ping" while training in the editor.
  • Training in the editor gives less of a spiritual boost.
  • World title rematches are more of a priority.
  • Outdoor events are less common (especially in winter months!).
  • Old opponents are cancelled upon switching promotions.
  • Camera stays on the star character more often during interferences.
  • CPU vs CPU matches last longer in exhibition mode.
  • Medical fees are more reasonable, and other fees are less predictable.

V1.4.2

  • Food to eat as well as drinks.
  • Weight changes are reported in real-time.
  • Existing objects are reset to introduce the new ones, and destroyed objects are eventually replaced somewhere else.
  • People briefly examine objects that they've never seen before.
  • Improved logic when picking up & dropping makes it easier to pick up multiple objects (so long as you don't hold a direction to throw!).
  • Objects bounce off solid furniture instead of passing through.
  • Less likely to accidentally drop objects while getting up (especially 2-handed ones, which now do a better job of sustaining the required animation wherever possible).
  • New "Fallaway Slam" move.
  • New backstage angles include commenting on a finisher you used.
  • Lots of new taunts.
  • The top taunt in the list can now be previewed properly.
  • Referees now indicate a near fall with 2 fingers.
  • Social interactions can be broken off early with any button press (Run is recommended!).
  • Existing injuries don't heal themselves via roaming alone.
  • Fixed gaps in walls of bar location.
  • AI climbs onto the bar less often.
  • Angry opponents come closer to attack.
  • Arranged matches against inter-promotional opponents are no longer removed from the schedule.
  • Only the star character can be put to sleep by tapping their health meter.
  • A "Furniture Smash" with coffins is described as a "Buried Alive" match, and choosing specific furniture means you can ONLY be eliminated through that furniture.
  • Fees are no longer so low at school.
  • Roaming scenes are limited to 20 people regardless of your match limits.
  • "Beard 1" wraps around the "Hairy" head shape better.
  • Rising moves are more likely if you hold the Grapple command but less likely if you don't.
  • Fixed training in the editor.
  • Restoring old universes no longer leaves characters with no spirit.
  • Guest referees are less common.

V1.4.3

  • The left trigger on Xbox controllers is fixed for P2, so they can change characters by holding one trigger and pressing the other.
  • New "Airport" and "Plane" locations!
  • Climbing on seats is discouraged if you can't sit on them.
  • Sitting on scenery seats makes a sound.
  • More buildings in the distance of the street scene.
  • The street is now visible outside the Barber Shop window.
  • New food includes fruits, which are less satisfying but have no negative health consequences.
  • Food is consumed quicker, but isn't diminished by other impacts.
  • The cost of some items has been reduced.
  • Your hand has to get closer to an object to pick it up.
  • Objects sit on a surface at the correct height & depth (i.e. the food at bar tables).
  • Napping during the day is more effective depending on your stamina, and ANY furniture is better than sleeping on the floor!
  • Playing snooker/pool at the table in the bar trains skill!
  • The camera is allowed to move further around the scene than the star character, so it no longer gets stuck in the exact same place.
  • Roaming into a match at school lays out the correct furniture.
  • Fixed "Torture Rack" counter vs opponents flying feet first.
  • Walking moves are vulnerable to attack like any other hold.
  • Rumble entrants don't have shadows until they come out.
  • The clock pauses during conversations to save more roaming time before a show.
  • "Hurt loved ones" angle is less common unless they're in the same company.
  • Title wins are counted correctly when champions mention "regaining" them.

V1.4.4

  • As the champion in career mode, the ratings gravitate towards your popularity every time you perform (and people bicker about those ratings backstage!).
  • Fewer creative suggestions the more popular or indentured you become (especially for champions).
  • Title losses are mentioned by YOUR partner/manager instead of your opponent's!
  • The music no longer restarts upon exiting roaming.
  • Accessing your career character via the "Roster" option no longer exits to a match!
  • Starting with an employed wrestler gives you a bank account no less than their salary.
  • Returning from injury doesn't always start an angle (especially if it was short-term).
  • The far limits of the airport now stop short of the buildings.
  • Boston Crab / Sharpshooter counters are less common.

V1.4.5

  • Meetings no longer crash when used out of context.
  • Fog effects are more subtle.
  • Women can use sinks but not urinals.

V1.4.6

  • Alternate metal railings, which are now optional in the arena setup.
  • Wider variety of crowd sounds - including an improved countdown and counting along.
  • Alternate phone gestures include using it to take a selfie (each of which scores a slight popularity increase when taken next to the crowd!).
  • Stats are half as likely to deteriorate, making it easier to keep training gains.
  • Weight changes through exercise (or lack thereof!) are more pronounced, and other wrestlers can also slowly change shape over time.
  • Dumbbells are eventually returned to the gym.
  • You can be warned about taking props through the curtain.
  • To preserve existing feuds, promos are less common if there is not yet any animosity.
  • Upon conceding defeat, enemies also stop being possessive about any props.
  • If a team breaks up before they even appear as one, any promos mentioning it are cancelled.
  • Managers are more likely to be accused of "interfering" than team-mates.
  • Improved AI to avoid count-outs.
  • Improved AI no longer wastes time looking for a weapon that can't be used in the match.
  • Pinning moves have a wider range of success or failure based on the "Skill" of those involved.
  • Agreeing to change someone's theme in booking mode affects them and not the booker.

V1.4.7

  • Each belt at each promotion can have a different design (correctly numbered additions to the "World" and "Sprites" asset bundles).
  • Wheelchairs & crutches give injured wrestlers more mobility.
  • Near death experiences when a character suffers a heavy blow with low health.
  • New remarks about death & injury - including no longer being welcome at funerals you caused!
  • Employees with health insurance now insist that you pay for any surgery.
  • Friends wave at each other from a distance.
  • Previewing moves in the editor no longer makes the victim upset!
  • Clinches have the correct reaction when broken up by a third party.
  • You can no longer sit back into a pin from a crawling position.
  • Quickly browsing backwards through locations no longer crashes at the gym.
  • Improved collision detection on furniture reduces clipping or passing through.
  • The gym now contains a table & chairs for announcers.
  • Characters start standing on furniture instead of getting stuck inside it.
  • The hotel room turns the lights off at night.
  • Beds make a softer sound.
  • Furniture is not refurbished while the star character is using it.
  • Prop preferences are correctly applied in exhibitions and not reset every time you access the page.
  • CPU characters discard props less often backstage, and dropped titles are cleaned up more regularly.
  • Phones can no longer be heard on silent volume.
  • Dozens of (low quality) themes from older games.
  • Handful of new face textures.
  • Enhanced compatibility with iOS 15 does a better job of pausing for ads.
  • Roaming through the curtain only makes you come out last if you were late (last 30mins), otherwise you come out first (and always with your team-mates).

Modes of Play

  • Play means just that! There are 4 modes in this section. The first being Training, where you'll learn the game's controls. You'll learn about Footwork, Striking, Grappling, Showmanship, and Weapons, before concluding with some Sparring.
  • The second mode is Exhibition, where you can create your own matches with up to 30 wrestlers (Up to 50 on high-end PC versions) and play with up to 4 players via old-school multiplayer. CPU matches can be played by pressing the "Back" button instead of choosing a character. This mode is locked on Mobile versions until you buy the Backstage Pass, or complete Training Mode.
  • The third mode is Wrestling Career, where you start at Wrestling School and engage in a very in-depth Wrestling Career, and unlock additional characters if you meet them. On the Career screen, you'll be greeted with a menu that shows the calendar and what options you have. Roster allows you to check on the roster in your career, Gimmick allows you to edit and train your character with the available options, and Database lets you look at various stats like most popular promotion, oldest wrestler, win ratio and more. You can also retire at any point in your career, and retiring once you start your career will have the game mock your selected character on the newspaper. You will be able to start in any promotion once you win a belt in all of the promotions.
  • The fourth mode is Booking Career, where you are the booker for a promotion and your goal is to get it to the top of the ratings as you go across the globe putting on the best shows you can.
  • Upgrade is an iOS exclusive mode, where you can buy the Backstage Pass and gain access to the rest of the game straight away. Please note that this will not unlock everything in the game, but give you access to the other modes within the game without having to complete Training first.
  • Nintendo eShop is only seen in the demo of the game where you can buy the full version of the product.
  • Editor allows you to select any of the 350 playable characters and customize them to your liking, or create someone new whilst replacing the original character. You will be able to edit a promotion as well, but you must either win all the championships in the game in Wrestling Career and/or send all the promotions to the top of the ratings in Booking Career first.
  • Achievements lets you track your progress in the game.
  • Options allow you to customise some other aspects of the game, you can learn more about them when you scroll down further.

Wrestling/Booking Career

  • In the Wrestling Career, you can check the Roster, adjust your Gimmick, check the Map in Booking Career, check the Database, or you can Freely Roam. You can proceed to the Match/Card straight away if you wish.
  • In the map, each area has things it loves and hates, as well as a number of fans; and it's your job to entertain these crowds, and get them invested in your shows.
  • You can go to Afghanistan, Alaska, Antarctica, Arabia, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Caribbean, China, Colombia, Congo, East Europe, Egypt, Ethiopia, Greenland, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Madagascar, Mexico, Mongolia, New Zealand, Nigeria, North East USA, North West USA, Nunavut, Quebec, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russia, Scandanavia, Siberia, South Africa, South East USA, South West USA, Svalbard, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, West Europe, and West Russia.

News

As well as the news that covers the matches you participated in and how the outcome went for each participant, Wrestling Review also covers the rest of the game and tells you what has been happening. News will also happen during your booked show and what's been going on in the wrestling world. Here's a list of some of the News you'll encounter in the Career & Booking Modes.

  • 5-Star Classic - Footage of an engrossing wrestling match goes viral.
  • Apology Tour - A wrestler's reputation has been further damaged after apologizing for referring to the contested region as a country.
  • Attendance Record - A promotion's attendance in a territory becomes the highest ever recorded.
  • Back in Action - A wrestler recovers from their injury and looks forward to getting back into the ring.
  • Back to Work - A wrestler returns from their absence and is ready to get back to work.
  • Backstage Brawl - A fight erupts backstage between two wrestlers, leaving them both bruised up.
  • Bad Influence - A wrestler's stats can be negatively affected by the association of another wrestler.
  • Best in Show - An online poll identifies a wrestler as the best one in their promotion. The stat chosen, including money, is random.
  • Best in the World - An online poll identifies a wrestler as the best one in the world. The stat chosen, including money, is random.
  • Big Draw - A promotion's ratings have increased since a wrestler became their main champion.
  • Blood Money - A promotion's been criticized for compromising their values to stage a show in a certain territory.
  • Botchamania - A wrestler's botched spot from a recent match gets mocked online.
  • Breaking Bad - A wrestler turns Heel.
  • Campus Culture - A wrestler's speaking tour has been mired in controversy after sharing some inflammatory views with the students.
  • Cancel Culture - A wrestler has been villified for expressing an independent thought on social media.
  • Career Killer - A wrestler has been branded as negligent for injuring another opponent during the match.
  • Champion(s) Stripped - The Champion or Champions are stripped of their title due to being unable to defend them.
  • Coming Soon - The player is booked into a match against an opponent later on in their career.
  • Contract Extension - A wrestler renews their contract in their current promotion.
  • Critical Condition - A wrestler's injury is worse than at first thought and may not recover for some additional time.
  • Cult Following - A cult following of fans in a certain territory have risen up in support of a promotion.
  • Doctor Death - A wrestler is blamed for the death of another wrestler after their recent match.
  • Double Up - A wrestler forms a new tag team with another wrestler.
  • Empty Nest - A wrestler is sad that a wrestler they like has left the promotion.
  • End of the Rainbow - A promotion abandons their quest for equality in any region where it would actually make a difference.
  • Everybody Talks Too Much - A wrestler was overheard calling spots in a recent match and has been ridiculed online.
  • Excellence of Execution - A wrestler's skills have considerably improved in recent weeks.
  • Fancy Footwork - A wrestler's agility has considerably improved in recent weeks.
  • Favoured Nations - As their contract stipulates, a wrestler's salary can be adjusted to match that of another wrestler.
  • Fight for Your Rights - A wrestler has successfully led a campaign against their own promotion to improve the rights of everybody on the roster.
  • Free Agent - A wrestler has been released from a promotion and is sent back to Wrestling School.
  • Fresh Meat - A promotion discovers a new (randomly-generated) wrestler to replace a wrestler who died.
  • Friends in High Places - A wrestler's association with another wrestler has a positive effect on one of their stats.
  • Friend Request - A wrestler in one promotion develops a friendship with a wrestler from another promotion.
  • Game of Thrones - A wrestler is hired by a promotion to be their new booker.
  • Game Over - Your Career is quickly recapped. Retiring before or after your first Career match will see the game mock you.
  • Getting Over - A promotion's popularity increases in recent weeks.
  • Getting Stronger - A wrestler's strength has considerably improved in recent weeks.
  • Good Company - A wrestler's association with another wrestler establishes the wrestler as a Face.
  • Good Riddance - A wrestler is happy that someone they don't like has left the promotion.
  • Greatest Show on Earth - A promotion overtakes a less popular promotion to become the most popular one with high ratings.
  • Growth Spurt - A wrestler has gotten taller.
  • Grudge Match - A wrestler from one promotion develops a rivalry with a wrestler from another promotion.
  • Handle With Care - A wrestler's stamina has deteriorated considerably in recent weeks.
  • Happy New Year! - A wrestler's career is looked back upon as he/she gets a year older. Happy Birthday to You!
  • Head Shrinker - A wrestler gets smaller in height.
  • Heel Heat - The fans insist on treating a wrestler as a Heel, despite their efforts to play Face.
  • High Energy - A wrestler feels great and is in perfect health.
  • Hostile Reception - A wrestler is unhappy that a wrestler they don't like has joined a promotion.
  • In Memory Of - The industry comes together to stage a special tribute in memory of a recently passed away wrestler.
  • Keeping Up Appearances - A wrestler's profile suffers due to a lack of exposure in recent weeks.
  • King of the Ring - In their quest for privacy, a wrestler marries into the Royal Family and agrees to be interviewed by the most famous broadcaster on earth.
  • Land Grab - One promotion ousts another in a country after drawing more fans, thus extending their reach.
  • Left Out - A wrestler is upset that they weren't used on last week's show.
  • Lip Service - A promotion's profile has risen after pretending to champion a fashionable cause wherever it's convenient to do so.
  • Locker Room Leader - A wrestler's presence on a promotion's roster inspires everybody to improve themselves.
  • Losing Viewers - A promotion's product comes under criticism in recent weeks with plummeting ratings.
  • Lost in Translation - Despite a wrestler's efforts to learn a language, he/she angers a foreign government after accidentally referring to an occupied region as a country.
  • Masterclass - A wrestler will visit a school to inspire students.
  • Me Too - A wrestler's reputation is in tatters after someone remembers that that wrestler sexually abused them years ago.
  • Million Dollar Man - A wrestler is congratulated for becoming a millionaire.
  • Mission Impossible - A wrestler has been challenged by the Booker to improve by a certain date.
  • Model Employee - A wrestler's attitude has considerably improved in recent weeks.
  • Moving On - A wrestler leaves one promotion and starts working at another promotion.
  • New Arrival - A wrestler arrives to work for their new promotion.
  • New Champion - New champions are crowned, either by defeating the opposition, or being given them due to injury.
  • No Show - A promotion's proposed show has been cancelled. This also appears if a wrestler doesn't turn up for a show, making them unavailable for that week.
  • Old News - A wrestler's profile drops after criticism from the press.
  • Old Rivals - A feud between two wrestlers appears to have lost momentum and is no longer over with the fans.
  • Out of Touch - A wrestler's skills have deteriorated considerably in recent weeks.
  • Over Qualified - A wrestler's status is compromised by a promotion's limitations.
  • Paper Champion - A title becomes vacant, so a promotion is looking to crown a new champion as soon as possible.
  • Paralyzed - A wrestler suffers an extremely serious injury in an accident and is rushed to hospital, where they're feared to be paralyzed, leaving their career in jeopardy.
  • Piling on the Pounds - A wrestler gains more weight.
  • Political Animal - A wrestler needlessly alienates half of their audience by expressing a naive political opinion on social media.
  • Power Cut - A wrestler's strength has considerably deteriorated in recent weeks.
  • Problem Child - A wrestler's attitude has deteriorated considerably in recent weeks.
  • Rest in Peace - A wrestler dies from various circumstances, and can even die during a match. Promotions usually hold Tribute Shows afterwards.
  • Retirement Plan - A wrestler decides to retire from professional wrestling and heads to Hollywood.
  • Rock Bottom - One promotion has sunk below another to become the least popular brand of wrestling.
  • Sacrilege - A wrestler damages the reputation of their promotion by showing up at another promotion with their championship.
  • Seperate Ways - A Tag Team breaks up.
  • Sex Scandal - A wrestler's reputation is in tatters after naked images of him/her were leaked online.
  • Sign of the Times - After being exposed to a different promotion's product, the audience in a territory develop a new preference and/or a new distaste for things.
  • Slow Motion - A wrestler's agility has deteriorated considerably in recent weeks.
  • Sold Out - A promotion poaches a wrestler from another promotion in a big financial deal.
  • Strip Tease - A wrestler's title reign gets criticized for making a mockery of a promotion's division.
  • The Biggest Loser - A wrestler has lost weight.
  • The End is Nigh - A wrestler's contract with a promotion expires next week and could be the wrestler's last appearance. This also pops up when the contract expires.
  • The Enemy Within - A wrestler has been fired from a promotion after attempting to lead a union against its booker.
  • The Next Big Thing - A wrestler's profile rises considerably after being hyped by the press.
  • Too Good to be Bad - The fans insist on treating a wrestler as a Face, despite their attempts to play Heel.
  • Tough Enough - A wrestler's stamina has considerably improved in recent weeks.
  • Transfer Window - A wrestler's contract within a promotion has expired, which may be an ideal time to poach them for another promotion.
  • Turn Off - A promotion's ratings have slumped since a wrestler became their main champion.
  • Turn the Other Cheek - A wrestler turns Face.
  • Under New Management - A wrestler now wrestles under the management of another wrestler.
  • Under the Weather - A wrestler contracts an illness and is in poor health.
  • Virtue Signal - A wrestler's reputation improves after expressing a fashionable opinion in lockstep with other celebrities.
  • Vital Statistics - Looking back on the previous year, a wrestler's win percentage from all their matches is looked at.
  • Warm Welcome - A wrestler is happy that another wrestler has joined a promotion.
  • Worst Promotion Ever - A promotion sinks below another promotion to become the least popular brand of wrestling.
  • X Rated - A wrestler's profile has risen after an appearance in an adult magazine.

Cutscenes

During your Career, you'll encounter various scenes and you may even be given choices which will change the outcome of the scene, affect any of your attributes, or even wind up in a Confrontation. Here's a list of some of the Cutscenes you'll encounter in the Career Mode.

  • Another Dose - A wrestler cuts a promo on his opponent, praising him/her for coming out to fight them again despite the opponent losing to him/her, and promises another beating.
  • Another Match? - The Booker is struggling to fill up a card and asks a wrestler to work another match for the night.
  • Anything You Can Do... - The Booker asks a wrestler if he/she has heard of another wrestler, then says that they can do the gimmick better than them. If the player has no Creative Control on the contract, there's no choice.
  • Audience Poll - Decided by the audience, this decides what the match has been set up to be, then the Referee goes over the rules.
  • A Change of Heart - The Booker asks the player if they'd like to turn Heel or Face, depending on their current alignment. If the player has no Creative Control on the contract, there's no choice.
  • A Taste of Things to Come - A rival interferes in a wrestler's match before their scheduled match.
  • A Threat to the Streak - A wrestler reminds the audience of their current undefeated streak. The opponent looks to break that streak.
  • Backup? - A wrestler has a match coming up and is unsure if he/she will win the match. They offer another wrestler some money to manage them.
  • Bad Attitude - A wrestler expresses their disdain on having to wrestle their opponent in a match. The opponent retorts that he/she can run rings around him/her before the match starts.
  • Bad Blood - A wrestler loses their patience and wants to fight the other wrestler now backstage. Accepting the challenge will lead to a Confrontation.
  • Best of Luck in Your Future Endeavors - The Booker releases a wrestler from his/her expired contract and is sent back to Wrestling School.
  • Betrayal - A partner betrays another wrestler on the same team mid-match.
  • Big Mistake - A wrestler blames the special referee for their loss and threatens to end that wrestler's career after a match.
  • Bogus Decision - A wrestler protests the decision and asks the opponent to restart the match. Accepting the offer will restart the match.
  • Break? - The Booker notices that a wrestler is not in good condition and offers the wrestler to take the night off.
  • Breaking Up - A wrestler is thankful to the other wrestler for being in a team together, then says it's time to break up the team. Refusing to break the team will keep the team intact. This can also happen with a Manager.
  • Bury the Hatchet - A wrestler is sick of feuding with another wrestler and asks him/her to bury the hatchet with their rivalry.
  • Changing Clothes - The Booker gives the player a change of clothes and asks if the player wants to accept them or not. If the player has no Creative Control on the contract, there's no choice.
  • Contract Signing - The Booker of another promotion offers a wrestler a contract to work for them. This is bypassed if a wrestler has a No Compete or Iron Clad clause on their current contract.
  • Corrupt Referee? - Before the match, a wrestler demands the special referee to call it down the middle, or get beaten up after the match.
  • Create a Team? - A wrestler offers another wrestler if they'd like to form a team or not.
  • Dangerous Things Happen - A wrestler wishes another wrestler the best of luck in their upcoming match, only to then threaten them unless he/she pays the wrestler some money. Refusal to give the wrestler some money will initiate a Confrontation.
  • Dealing With Someone - A wrestler asks another wrestler to beat up another wrestler in a Confrontation. Accepting the offer will see the player in the Confrontation and will get paid for doing so.
  • Drugs? - A wrestler offers another wrestler some drugs in exchange for money. Accepting them will see a stat boost.
  • Expiring Contract - A wrestler talks about their expiring contract before the match starts.
  • Exposed! - A wrestler exposes another wrestler for taking drugs backstage before the match starts.
  • Fill In as a Commentator - A wrestler is asked by their booker to be a commentator due to staff shortage. Accepting the role will reward the player some money and will instantly take the player to a match.
  • Fill In as a Referee - A wrestler is asked by their booker to be a referee due to staff shortage. Accepting the role will reward the player some money and will instantly take the player to a match.
  • Filling Some Boots - A wrestler offers another wrestler to be their protege. Accepting the offer will see your wrestler dressed exactly like the other wrestler, as well as that wrestler being your manager.
  • Financial Difficulties - One wrestler asks another wrestler to lend him/her some money to help their finances.
  • Friends Reunited - A wrester from another promotion reunites with their friend who works at another promotion and offers the friend to join the other promotion.
  • Guess Who's Back? - A returning wrester cuts a Face or Heel promo depending on their alignment after coming back from an injury before the match starts.
  • I Decide - A wrestler or referee decides who another wrestler is and calls that wrestler a loser.
  • I Have a Dream - A wrestler expresses their goals in the promotion before the match starts.
  • I Have a Manager - A wrestler promotes that he/she has a Manager now.
  • Injured? I Don't Buy It! - The Booker criticizes a wrestler's supposed injury, not buying the story, and tells them to come to work.
  • It Has Begun - When you play your first match in this mode, you'll be introduced by the Referee.
  • I've Had Enough! - A wrestler terminates their working relationship with another wrestler before the match starts.
  • Keeping Count of Championships - A wrestler reminds the fans on how many titles he/she have won so far.
  • Keeping Count of Wins - A wrestler reminds the fans on their current winning streak.
  • Looking Bad - A wrestler is angry at another wrestler for making him/her look bad before the match starts.
  • Manager? - A wrestler asks another if he/she would like to be their manager for a price.
  • Name Change - The Booker gives a wrestler a new name and asks if the player wants to go ahead or not. If the player has no Creative Control on the contract, there's no choice.
  • New Attitude - A wrestler cuts a Face or Heel promo depending on what their alignment previously was and cements their turn before the match starts.
  • New Gestures? - The Booker asks a wrestler if they'd like some new gestures or not. Accepting the new gestures will replace the old ones. If the player has no Creative Control on the contract, there's no choice.
  • New Haircut? - The Booker asks a wrestler how they feel after being given a new hairstyle. If the player has no Creative Control on the contract, there's no choice.
  • New Moves? - The Booker asks a wrestler on changing their move set. If the player has no Creative Control on the contract, there's no choice.
  • No Spot - The Booker reminds a wrestler that there's no spot for them on the card this week. Use this to train your wrestler.
  • Open Challenge - The Referee and also Champion creates an Open Challenge, allowing whoever wins the match to face him/her for the title.
  • Order WILL be Enforced! - The Referee notices things are out of control and will make sure order's enforced. The referee also threatens the participants that he/she will attack them if they attack him/her.
  • Out of Their Depth - A wrestler berates another wrestler for being out of their depth, and proclaims that he/she is the bigger star.
  • Paying Tribute - The wrestlers pay tribute to a recently deceased wrestler before the match begins.
  • Podcast - A wrestler is the guest of an interview in a podcast. The player must then answer 3 questions.
  • Poor State - A wrestler berates their opponent for showing up to a match in bad condition.
  • Reignite the Fire - The booker of another promotion offers a wrestler a contract to return and reignite a rivalry with another wrestler.
  • Restart the Match! - The Referee is ordered by the Booker, or someone backstage, or the Referee has second thoughts on the decision and decides to restart the match after the match ends.
  • Retire? - The Booker asks a wrestler if he or she is sure that they wish to retire from wrestling.
  • Retribution - A wrestler seeks retribution against another wrestler who beat them in a previous match.
  • Rule Check - The Referee goes over the rules of the match.
  • Soon It Will Be Mine! - A wrestler defeats a Champion and proves that the Title that he/she hasn't won yet belongs to them.
  • Surprise Partner - A wrestler informs their opponents of a surprise partner.
  • Takeout - A wrestler offers another wrestler to take out their opponent before their match. Refusing this will lead to a Confrontation. Accepting this will cost you money, but will see your opponent get injured before the match starts.
  • Taking the Blame - One wrestler blames another for losing their match.
  • Time For Payback - A wrestler gloats about betraying another wrestler. The other wrestler seeks payback for last week.
  • Time For a Change - The Booker commands a wrestler to fulfill an objective before a certain week. Failure to comply will either see the wrestler be fired and sent back into Wrestling School, or be forced to retire, or if the wrestler has been making good progress but still failed, get more time to complete the task or let that wrestler remain in the promotion due to good progress. Completing the task will award the player with some money. However, no punishment will be made against the wrestler if they fail and have an "Iron Clad" contract.
  • To Be The Man... - A champion berates a wrestler for not beating him/her, despite the opponent winning the match.
  • Unionization - A wrestler asks another wrestler to unionize with them to fight for equal rights for the entire roster against the booker in protest.
  • United Front - A partner offers a wrestler to wear the same clothes as they do to show the team means business.
  • We're Going to Rule! - A team of wrestlers including a manager cut a promo that they will rule over the promotion they're in.
  • What Shall We Do? - The booker hears of a union and asks a wrestler to stop the union. The wrestler does have the option to refuse and say that it must succeed which will make the booker unhappy.
  • Won Thanks to an Assist - A wrestler berates another wrestler for winning thanks to their manager or partner.

Areas in Free Roam [An asterisk * marks that you can optionally place a wrestling ring in that area in Exhibition.]

  • Indoor/Outdoor/Large Arena*
  • Backstage*
  • Office*
  • Studio
  • Gym*
  • Bathroom
  • Barber Shop
  • Bar*
  • Subway
  • Street*
  • Train
  • Hospital*
  • Hotel
  • Cemetery*
  • Plane
  • Airport*

Exhibition

Arena

  • The Venue can be any of the three selectable arenas or any of the included backstage areas.
  • The Crowd can be adjusted from 0% (Empty), can go up in increments of 5 up to 100% (Full), or can be Virtual ala WWE's Thunderdome. This is disabled in Backstage areas.
  • The Barriers can now be changed. The choices are Black, Railings, or None
  • The Lighting can be changed now. The choices available are Smooth Disco, Fast Disco, Smooth Murkiness, Fast Murkiness, Reds, Greens, Blues, Yellows, Pinks, Blackout, Dark, Twilight, Dusk, and Normal.
  • The Fog is customisable now. Choices here are Smokey, Bright, Red, Blue, Branded, Very Dark, Dark, Slightly Dark, or None.
  • The Ring can be customized with any colours you see fit!
  • Whilst customising your Ring, you can select your Preset, which can be any of the 16 available ones, or have no Ring at all.
  • You can change the Ring Shape, be it Square, Hexagon, or None.
  • You can change the Ring Size from 70% to 100%.
  • Have a Wire, Blue Steel, Black, or no Cage.
  • Have a White, Black, Blue, Cream, Green, Wrestling Empire, Weekend Warriors, Federation Online, Super Lucha Libre, Maple Leaf Grappling, Rising Sun Puroresu, Strong Style Wrestling, All American Wrestling, or Wrestling Revolution Canvases.
  • Have Standard, Plain, WR, AAW, SSW, RSP, MLG, SLL, FO, WW, WS, or WE Aprons, either Dark or Light.
  • Have Dark, or Light Posts.
  • Have Plain or Logo Pads either Dark or Light.
  • Have White, Red, Blue, Black, Yellow, Cream, Orange, Pink, Green, Red/White/Blue, Yellow/Orange/Red, Red/Orange/Yellow, Blue/Black/Yellow, Blue/White/Yellow, Green/White/Red, Red/Orange/White, Exploding Barbed Wire, Barbed Wire, or No Ropes.
  • Have Black, Blue, Brown, White, or No Matting.
  • Up to 60 Furniture can be placed with Selections of Standard, Announce Desks, Barrels, Beds, Benches, Cardboard Boxes, Coffins, Desks, Ladders, Office Chairs, Round Tables, Snooker Tables, Steps, Stools, Tables, Toilets, Trashcans, Wheelchairs, or Wooden Crates and the Layout can be Random, Inside the ring, or out of it.
  • Up to 90 Weapons can be placed with Selections of Random, Apples, Bananas, Barbed Bats, Baseball Bats, Beer Bottles, Bells, Brass Knucks, Briefcases, Brooms, Burgers, Cage Pieces, Cameras, Canes, Cardboards, Cash, Chairs, Consoles, Crutches, Cues, Dumbbells, Explosives, Extinguishers, Glass Panes, Guitars, Guns, Hammers, Hotdogs, Ladder Pieces, Light Tubes, Microphones, Milk Bottles, Nightsticks, Oranges, Phones, Pictures, Pipes, Pizzas, Planks, Signs, Skateboards, Steps, Table Legs, Table Pieces, Tennis Rackets, Tombstones, Trashcan Lids, Trophies, Water Bottles, Weights, or Wooden Boards and the Layout choices are the same.

Rules

  • Presets can be Singles, Best of Three, Ironman, Last Laugh, Submission, Last Man Standing, Street Fight, First Blood, Sumo Contest, Shoot Fight, Triple Threat, Handicap, Tag Team, Tag Elimination, Team, War, Elimination, Battle Royal, Countdown Battle Royal, Countdown Elimination, Gauntlet, Escape to Victory, Furniture Smash, Hardcore, Training, or Confrontation.
  • Formats can be Individuals, Teams, Tag Teams, Surprise Intervals (Doubles the advertised number of wrestlers), or Planned Intervals.
  • Rules can be Strict, Hardcore, or Lenient.
  • Aim can be 1st Fall Wins, Best of 3, Most Falls Wins, Last Fall Wins, Elimination, or Aimless.
  • Falls can be Pins, Pins & Submissions, Submissions, or None.
  • Matches can last up to 30 Minutes, or have No Time Limit. The Intervals can last up to 30 minutes or you can make it a Gauntlet.
  • Stoppages can be either No Health, 10 Count KO, Blood, Smashes, or None.
  • Rewards can be Non Title, Defend Titles, Crown New World, Crown New Inter, Crown New Lightweight, Crown New Tag Team, Crown New United States, Crown New Women's, Crown New Television, Crown New International, Crown New Super Junior, Crown New Joshi, Crown New Heavyweight, Crown New Cruiserweight, Crown New Featherweight, Crown New Universal, Crown New Intercontinental, Crown New Middleweight, Crown New Lightweight, Crown New Post Graduate, Crown New Under Graduate, Crown New Co Ed, Crown New Group Project, Hair vs Hair, Loser Leaves, or Mask vs Mask. Keep in mind the title selection depends on which promotion you've chosen. Rewards are disabled in interpromotional matches.
  • Count Outs can be either Fast Count, Slow Count, Instant Elimination, Instant Victory, or None.

Cast [Real names will be placed within these brackets]

Wrestling Revolution

  1. Ackrite (Original)
  2. All Cobain (Original)
  3. Baby Bull (Original)
  4. Berlaine (Original)
  5. Big Bob Orson (Original)
  6. Boomtown (Original)
  7. Boston Blufly (Original)
  8. Buddy Buchanan (Original)
  9. Cast (Original)
  10. Driver 88 (Original)
  11. Endon Sezzer (Original)
  12. Especial (Original)
  13. Flick Thug (Original)
  14. Geno White (Original)
  15. Infinite Best (Original)
  16. Leon Locke (Original)
  17. Major Merc (Original)
  18. Mat Dickie (Himself)
  19. Midwinter (Original)
  20. Miss Viola (Original)
  21. Monica Marquez (Original / Herself)
  22. Needles (Original)
  23. Outlaw Eaton (Original)
  24. Red Eye (Original)
  25. Rex (Original)
  26. Samantha Panther (Original)
  27. Scally (Original)
  28. Sergeant Acer (Original)
  29. Stormer (Original)
  30. Tony Land (Original)
  31. Whack Ax (Original)
  32. Whack Oz (Original)
  33. Widow (Original)
  34. Woodrow (Original)
  35. Yap Massacre (Original)

All American Wrestling

  1. Aftershock [Earthquake]
  2. Battering Ron [Demolition Ax]
  3. Beckie Lane [Mickie James]
  4. Bill Dozer [Demolition Smash]
  5. Bird Boy ["The Bird Man" Koko B. Ware]
  6. Bubba Hyena [Bobby "The Brain" Heenan]
  7. Chief Breaker [The Big Boss Man]
  8. Chief Chavo [Tatanka]
  9. Errol Hathaway [Earl Hebner]
  10. Glitter Arty [Goldust]
  11. Graffiti [Nasty Boy Brian Knobbs]
  12. Gruesome Sharon [Luna Vachon]
  13. Hattie Harley [Molly Holly]
  14. High Note [The Honky Tonk Man]
  15. Jessie Bell [Nikki Bella]
  16. Jester [Doink the Clown]
  17. Jigsaw Jeremy ["Hacksaw" Jim Duggan]
  18. Judgment Dave [Sid Justice]
  19. Lance Monaco [Mr. McMahon]
  20. Mat Showman ["Macho Man" Randy Savage]
  21. Matty McFly [Marty Jannetty]
  22. Mick Bently ["Mean" Gene Okerlund]
  23. Mike Shawshot ["The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels]
  24. Miss Match [Miss Elizabeth]
  25. Monty Python [Jake "The Snake" Roberts]
  26. Mr Benjamins ["The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase Sr.]
  27. Paper Cut [Irwin R. Schyster]
  28. Perfect Sean ["Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig]
  29. Persian Thug [The Iron Sheik]
  30. Pyro [Bam Bam Bigelow]
  31. Safari [Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka]
  32. Slasher Sweeney [Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake]
  33. Splatter [Nasty Boy Jerry Sags]
  34. Wide Tide [Typhoon]
  35. Wreck [Crush]

Strong Style Wrestling

  1. Abysmal [Abyss]
  2. Air Miles ["The Phenomenal" AJ Styles]
  3. Alpha Mel [Kenny Omega]
  4. Amber Lance [Jon Moxley]
  5. Angel Dust ["The Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels]
  6. Anton Apex [Austin Aries]
  7. Blood Brother [Brother Devon]
  8. Bloody Lee [Bully Ray]
  9. Bruiser O'Lay [Samoa Joe]
  10. Buddy Brew ["Glorious" Robert Roode]
  11. Calvin Steam [Kevin Owens]
  12. Coder ["The American Nightmare" Cody Rhodes]
  13. Demento [Sabu]
  14. Dominator [Rob Van Dam]
  15. Dragon Ryan ["The American Dragon" Bryan Danielson]
  16. Drew Durham [Lance Storm]
  17. Ellie Knotts [Aubrey Edwards]
  18. Ghetto Child [Taz]
  19. Gravitas ["The Bastard" PAC]
  20. Jake Obscene [Justin Credible]
  21. Jerry Buckler ["Double J" Jeff Jarrett]
  22. Joel Hardon [Jeff Hardy]
  23. Keith Dewback [Jerry Lynn]
  24. King David [Finn Bálor]
  25. Lola [Lita]
  26. Martini [Brandi Rhodes]
  27. Mean Jean [Raven]
  28. Midnight [Paige]
  29. Miles Hardon [Matt Hardy]
  30. Mo Qi [Low Ki]
  31. Money Mark [Tony Khan]
  32. Russell Haystacks [Paul Heyman]
  33. Samsara [Awesome Kong]
  34. Scott Land [Drew McIntyre]
  35. Silk Siren [Velvet Sky]

Rising Sun Puroresu

  1. Akari Sachiko [Tam Nakano]
  2. Anton Chinoki [Antonio Inoki]
  3. Bobby Southside [Terry Funk]
  4. Bully May [Bull Nakano]
  5. Buttermonk [Riki Choshu]
  6. Canado [Tetsuya Naitō]
  7. Eri Konami [Manami Toyota]
  8. Flying Feline [Tiger Mask]
  9. High Yakuza [Hayabusa]
  10. Ken Ryu [Gen'ichirō Tenryū]
  11. Kendo Crush [Kenta Kobashi]
  12. Killer Karado [Toshiaki Kawada]
  13. Kim Storm [Gail Kim]
  14. Machine Miuri [Mitsuharu Misawa]
  15. Mario Sanyo [Kensuke Sasaki]
  16. Master Chrome [Masahiro Chōno]
  17. Mother Forker [Abdullah the Butcher]
  18. Motorola Chan [Red Shoes Unno]
  19. Mutox [The Great Muta]
  20. Nico Moron [Shinsuke Nakamura]
  21. Onna Bugeisha [Asuka]
  22. Reign Man [Kazuchika Okada]
  23. Ruthless Rufus [Bruiser Brody]
  24. Ryo Hamma [Shin'ya Hashimoto]
  25. Sam Handsome [Stan Hansen]
  26. Snake Suzuki [The Great Sasuke]
  27. Tanned Heihachi [Hiroshi Tanahashi]
  28. Tenryu Mist [TAKA Michinoku]
  29. Thunder Tiger [Jūshin Thunder Liger]
  30. Tommy Tanaka [Jumbo Tsuruta]
  31. Tower Misawa [The Giant Baba]
  32. Tug Jaffazero [Yoshihiro Takayama]
  33. Turrican [Nobuhiko Takada]
  34. Ultra Bull [Vader]
  35. Uri Yakuza [Keiji Mutō]

Maple Leaf Grappling

  1. Andy Aniston ["The Enforcer" Arn Anderson]
  2. Arn Goodman ["The Rocket" Owen Hart]
  3. Arthur Price [Bob Backlund]
  4. Brad Basket [Gorilla Monsoon]
  5. Brad Goodman [Bret "Hitman" Hart]
  6. Buzz Kill [B. Brian Blair]
  7. Charlie Grace [Harley Race]
  8. Cowboy Colt [Magnum T.A.]
  9. Duke Miniman [The Mountie]
  10. Evan Gillette [Bruce "Brother Love" Prichard]
  11. Gary Mallet [Greg "The Hammer" Valentine]
  12. Gorilla Grundy [King Kong Bundy]
  13. Heavenly Bobby [Bobby Eaton]
  14. Ivy Windsor [The Fabulous Moolah]
  15. John Crockett [Jim Cornette]
  16. Kongo [Kamala]
  17. Manny Quinn [Rick "The Model" Martel]
  18. Mary Class ["The Queen" Charlotte Flair]
  19. Natasha Goodman [Natalya Neidhart]
  20. Ned Heart [Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart]
  21. Oblivion [The Destroyer]
  22. Perry Class ["Nature Boy" Ric Flair]
  23. Phalanx ["The Glamazon" Beth Phoenix]
  24. Rusty Rose ["The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes]
  25. Sandman Tito [Bruno Sammartino]
  26. Simon Leamont (Original)
  27. Slap Nut [David Shultz]
  28. Slick Dude ["Ravishing" Rick Rude]
  29. Steve Engine [Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat]
  30. Theo Sultana [Tito Santana]
  31. Union Jack ["The British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith]
  32. Upside Frown [Bad News Brown]
  33. Vito Soprano [Dino Bravo]
  34. Will Wind ["The Texas Tornado" Kerry Von Erich]
  35. Winston Barker [Junkyard Dog]

Super Lucha Libre

  1. Crispin Noir [Chris Benoit]
  2. Dan Fever [Disco Inferno]
  3. Dan Maverick [Dean Malenko]
  4. Derek Switchoff [Eric Bischoff]
  5. Dream Hornet [Último Dragón]
  6. El Giantina [Giant Gonzáles]
  7. Emil Tequila [Konnan]
  8. Enemigo [Essa Ríos]
  9. Essa Carrera [Eddie Guerrero]
  10. Federico Fisher (Original)
  11. Frank Incensed ["Big Poppa Pump" Scott Steiner]
  12. Hard Gainer [La Parka]
  13. Jay Enrico [Chris Jericho]
  14. Jordan Hangtime [Billy Kidman]
  15. Julian Damn [Ron "Faarooq" Simmons]
  16. King Bombard [Rey Mysterio Jr.]
  17. Lacey Spencer [Torrie Wilson]
  18. Lost Boy [Vampiro]
  19. Luke Cannon ["Flyin'" Brian Pillman]
  20. Machismo [Razor Ramon]
  21. Maskara [Cinta de Oro fka. Sin Cara]
  22. Max Mullet ["The Total Package" Lex Luger]
  23. Mujer Peligrosa [Thunder Rosa]
  24. Petrol [Diesel]
  25. Psycho Kid [Psychosis]
  26. Quincy Rhymes [Stevie Ray]
  27. Rio Carrera [Juventud "Juvi" Guerrera]
  28. Ross Wright [Vince Russo]
  29. Ryan Schneider ["The Dog-Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner]
  30. Seduca [Madusa]
  31. Slow Mo ["The Big Show" Paul Wight]
  32. Sucka G [Booker T]
  33. Sunshine [Bayley]
  34. Uranus [Perry Saturn]
  35. Venom [Sting]

Federation Online

  1. Amazon [Chyna]
  2. Bobby Q ["Good Ol' JR" Jim Ross]
  3. Brad White [Bray Wyatt]
  4. Bud Harley ["Hardcore" Bob Holly]
  5. Cabal [Kane]
  6. Cameron Cool [Kofi Kingston]
  7. Cliff Hanger ["The Rated-R Superstar" Edge]
  8. Comic Connie [AJ Lee]
  9. Denaun Dark [D'Lo Brown]
  10. Dick Swagger [Val Venis]
  11. Fanny Monaco [Stephanie McMahon]
  12. Gabriel [Christian Cage]
  13. Hairy Harris [Mr. Brodie Lee]
  14. Helix [X-Pac]
  15. Hugh Jazz [Big E Langston]
  16. Ian Tense [Test]
  17. Joanna Fight [Sasha Banks]
  18. Jordan Short [Theodore R. Long]
  19. Karen Mahoney ["The Man" Becky Lynch]
  20. Les Miserable [The Miz]
  21. Lestat Macabre [Gangrel]
  22. Malcolm Soul [Michael Cole]
  23. Mojo Snatch [The Godfather]
  24. Nirvana [Alexa Bliss]
  25. Phil Graves [Undertaker]
  26. Ralph Zipper [Dolph Ziggler]
  27. Ripper Ace [Triple H]
  28. Road Hog [Road Dogg]
  29. Ronan Raw [Seth Rollins]
  30. Rory Awesome [Randy Orton]
  31. Sam Mower [Rikishi]
  32. Shane Asterix [Sheamus]
  33. Stunner Stu [Billy Gunn]
  34. Tom Stone [Paul Bearer]
  35. Trojan Force [Roman Reigns]

Weekend Warriors

  1. Android [Cris Cyborg]
  2. Apocalypse [Umaga]
  3. Apple Pie [Jake Hager]
  4. Armstrong ["The World's Strongest Man" Mark Henry]
  5. Ashley Boss ["The All Mighty" Bobby Lashley]
  6. Beaumont [Virgil]
  7. Bobby Ball [Butterbean]
  8. Claw [Sable]
  9. Cracker [Dan "The Beast" Severn]
  10. Danny Might [Dana White]
  11. Doug Hillman [Dan Miragliotta]
  12. Emma Winner ["Rowdy" Ronda Rousey]
  13. Ethan Asia ["Dr. Death" Steve Williams]
  14. Ewan Trust [Steve Blackman]
  15. Gold Boulder [Bill Goldberg]
  16. Grand Bhishma [The Great Khali]
  17. Greg McMahon ["Notorious" Conor McGregor]
  18. Hacka [Haku]
  19. Haley Harm [Holly Holm]
  20. Hardback [Ryback]
  21. Hooker Hudson ["The World's Most Dangerous Man" Ken Shamrock]
  22. Jock Lazer [Brock Lesnar]
  23. Mick Marvel [Marc Mero]
  24. Minotaur [Minoru Suzuki]
  25. Miranda Jonas [Amanda Nunes]
  26. Paul Street [John "Bradshaw" Layfield]
  27. Pedro De Niro [Alberto El Patrón]
  28. Oliver Gold [Kurt Angle]
  29. Open Mike [Joe Rogan]
  30. Sifu [Mr. Fuji]
  31. Slam Dunk [CM Punk]
  32. Sumo Ray [Yokozuna]
  33. Tate Madison [Matt Riddle]
  34. Todd Snorting [Scott Norton]
  35. Wayne Barrage [Wade "Bad News" Barrett]

Wrestling School

  1. Aaron Benson [Ahmed Johnson]
  2. Alan Gator [Skinner]
  3. Blonde Blunder [Scotty 2 Hotty]
  4. Bully Demise [Bill DeMott]
  5. C Breeze (Original)
  6. Cathedral (Original)
  7. Coach Emerson (Himself)
  8. Crash Cougar [Headbanger Mosh]
  9. Crucial Kennedy [Chris Kanyon]
  10. Dangal (Original)
  11. David Hybrow [Aron Stevens]
  12. Disputin (Original)
  13. Doug Turner ["The Franchise" Shane Douglas]
  14. Flex Beanbag [Buff Bagwell]
  15. Gary Dunn [Hillbilly Jim]
  16. Heckle Horn (Original)
  17. Hong Xin (Original)
  18. Kylie Barrior (Original)
  19. Lucy Lakes (Original)
  20. Matt Black [Damien Demento]
  21. Mike Bail [Nailz]
  22. Newbie Nate (Original)
  23. Outback [Bushwhacker Luke]
  24. Polka Paulo (Original)
  25. Roland Weiner [Norman Smiley]
  26. Rupert Royal [William Regal]
  27. Samson [Hercules]
  28. Score Benz (Original)
  29. Sebastian Slobber [Bastion Booger]
  30. Shank [New Jack]
  31. Snow Job [Al Snow]
  32. Splitars McGuigan (Original) {Replaces El Dorado aka El Matador Tito Santana}
  33. Tall Order (Original)
  34. Tommy Hawk (Original)
  35. Val Halla [The Barbarian]
  36. Vendetta [Viscera]
  37. Victoria Hinks (Original)
  38. Willy Pearce [Albert]
  39. Win Stevenson (Original)
  40. Wuri Cusson (Original)

Hollywood

  1. Beast [Dave Bautista]
  2. Block Buster [Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]
  3. Bruise [Zeus]
  4. Doctor Dash (Original)
  5. Doctor Stainton (Original)
  6. Ed Chilada [Jack "Nacho Libre" Black]
  7. Eddie Schwarz [Arnold "The Terminator" Schwarzenegger]
  8. General Genocide [Sgt. Slaughter]
  9. God of War [Ultimate Warrior]
  10. Hal Coogan [Hulk Hogan]
  11. Jerk Hoffman [Andy Kaufman]
  12. Jimi Sierra [John Cena]
  13. Johnny Valencia [Jessie "The Body" Ventura]
  14. Mack Bison ["Iron" Mike Tyson] {Replaces Tony Screamer aka Tommy Dreamer}
  15. Majesty [Jerry "The King" Lawler]
  16. Obelisk [André the Giant]
  17. Original G [Mr. T]
  18. Redneck Rosteen ["Stone Cold" Steve Austin]
  19. Ryan Pippin ["Rowdy" Roddy Piper]
  20. Sean Monaco [Shane McMahon]
  21. Shep Buffalo [Micky "Randy "The Ram" Robinson" Rourke]
  22. Splinter [Mick Foley]
  23. Stone Malone [Sylvester "Rocky Balboa" Stallone]
  24. Thomas Sun [Conrad Thompson]
  25. Vulture [Steve "Sting" Borden]
  26. Wally Stacks [Donald J. Trump]
  27. Xiao Long [Bruce Lee]
  28. Yogi Beard [Diamond Dallas Page]

Legends

  1. Eagle [Road Warrior Hawk]
  2. Savage [Road Warrior Animal]

Script

You can have No Script, or you can have the following...

Announcements

  • Explain Rules
  • Guest Referee
  • Inter-Promotional
  • Charity Appeal
  • Memorial
  • Return From Injury
  • Going Solo
  • Face Turn
  • Heel Turn
  • Undefeated Streak
  • Product Placement
  • Audience Vote
  • Making Up The Numbers
  • Introductions
  • Open Challenge
  • Feel My Pain
  • Invasion Angle
  • Undefeated Career
  • It's Coming Home
  • Just Getting Started
  • Match Maker
  • Who Will Win?
  • Win Method?
  • How Long?

Employment

  • Fond Farewell
  • Good Riddance
  • Bringing The Revolution
  • Hostile Reception
  • Compare Deals
  • Celebrity Homecoming
  • Hollywood Bigshot
  • Active Booker
  • Vindictive Boss
  • First Day At School
  • The New Kid
  • Welcome To School
  • Undefeated At Promotion
  • Back To The Gutter
  • Welcome Back
  • Shared Experience
  • Bitter Exit
  • Crawling Back
  • Glad To Be Back
  • Friends Reunited
  • Followed To Promotion
  • Follow To Promotion
  • Wage Gap

Championships

  • #1 Contender
  • Newcomer's Goals
  • Championship Material
  • Unfair Title Defence
  • Non Title Match
  • Kiss It Goodbye
  • Title Celebration (Face)
  • Title Celebration (Heel)
  • Title Celebration (Team)
  • Introductions
  • Biggest Threat Yet
  • Call Out Heavyweight Champion
  • Call Out Middleweight Champion
  • Call Out Lightweight Champion
  • Call Out Tag Champions
  • Count Career Titles
  • Count Titles At Promotion
  • Rematch Clause
  • Regained Championship
  • Former Champion
  • Champion Elsewhere

Relationships

  • Corrupt Referee
  • Under New Management
  • Team Formation
  • Stable Formation
  • Guest Partner
  • Odd Couple
  • Outnumbered
  • Friendly Rivals
  • Friend Theft Auto
  • Jealous Friend
  • Enemy By Association
  • The Avenger
  • Criticize Manager
  • Criticize Partner
  • Relish Handicap
  • Out Of The Shadows
  • Dead Weight
  • Blame For Loss
  • Mystery Partner
  • Friends Reunited
  • Hurt Loved Ones

Arguments

  • Hair Loss
  • Loser Leaves
  • Drug Addict
  • Won Last Time
  • Lost Last Time
  • Tale Of The Tape
  • Attention Seeker
  • Confront Intruder
  • Insult Crowd
  • Mock Costume
  • Mock Name
  • Mock Moves
  • Multiple Falls
  • Misogyny
  • Femme Fatale
  • Queen Of The Ring
  • Shoot Fight
  • Play By The Rules
  • Hardcore Heaven
  • Lock In
  • Empty Arena
  • Internet Darling
  • Disrespected
  • Call Out Enemy
  • Defeated Last Opponent
  • Lost To Last Opponent
  • Forthcoming Match
  • Barbed Wire
  • Behind The Mask
  • Wage Gap
  • Betray Friend

Editor

Profile

  • Change the name of whatever character you've chosen to customize.
  • Select up to 68 themes, or have no theme at all.
  • Adjust the Theme Speed from 70% up to 120%.
  • Change the Lighting for when a wrestler does their entrance.
  • You can change the Pyro the Wrestler comes out with as they make their entrance. The choices are Fireworks, Fountains, Smoke, Full Works, or None.
  • You can change the Prop a wrestler comes out with. The choices are any of the available weapons in the game, or just None.
  • Adjust their Popularity, Strength, Skill, Agility, Stamina, and Attitude here.

Costumes

  • Adjust their Build here. From there, you can change their Gender, Age, Height, Body Mass, Muscle Mass, and Arm Mass.
  • You can decide which attires are for Wrestling, Casual, and Referee. As such, everyone in the game has 3 attires.
  • In Hair, you can have Consistency, change the hair color, the Hairstyle, Variation, Extensions, Textures, and Shaves.
  • In Face, you can change the color, the Head Shape, the Face, Beard, Mask Base, Mask Detail, Eyewear, and Headwear.
  • In Body, you can change the color, Shape, Flesh, Material, Under Pattern, Over Pattern, and Collar.
  • In Right Arm and Left Arm, you can change color, Shape, Flesh, Material, Elbow Pad, Wristbands, and Gloves.
  • In Legs, you can change the color, Shape, Length, Flesh, Material, Pattern, Kneepads, Footwear, and Laces.

Moves

  • In Gestures, you can select which Stance, Entrance, Taunt, Special, and Celebration you prefer.
  • In Attacks, you can select which Upper Attack, Lower Attack, Big Attack, Running Attack, Flying Attack, Middle Rope Attack, Springboard Attack, and Tope Attack you prefer.
  • In Crushes, you can select which Stomp, Big Crush, Running Crush, Flying Crush, Middle Rope Crush, Springboard Crush, and Tope Crush you prefer.
  • In Front Moves, you can select which Attacks, Runs, and Picks Moves with any or no direction, as well as Momentum, Running, Flying, and Special moves you prefer.
  • In Rear Moves, you can select which Attacks, Runs, and Picks Moves with any or no direction, as well as Rear Running, Rear Flying, Rear Special, and Corner moves you prefer.
  • In Ground Moves, you can select which Head and Legs Attacks, Runs, and Picks Moves you prefer.

Relationships

  • You can change a wrestler's Promotion.
  • You can change their Role.
  • You can change their Allegiance.
  • You can decide who your Manager can be.
  • You can choose who your Partner can be.
  • You can even decide who your Story and Real Friends & Enemies are.

Cloning

  • Here, you can copy Builds, your Wrestling, Casual & Referee attires, and Moves.
  • Or you can Revert the Changes, and Restore Defaults.

Promotion Editor

Once you obtain all the Championships in the game and/or get the Golden Pen by getting all promotions to the top of the ratings, you will unlock "Promotion Editor"!

  • You can rename any of the 4 (or 3) Championships to whichever you prefer.
  • Change the background color of the promotion.
  • Edit the Roster.
  • Rename the promotion, though it won't affect the logo.
  • Change a promotion's Home Territory.
  • Change its Ratings.
  • And you can adjust the amount of Bank it has, basically, you decide how much money the promotion has.

Achievements

  • You can see which titles & pens you've gained in each promotion during your Wrestling & Booking Careers here. There are 35 Championships and 8 Golden Pens to collect.

Options

Preferences

  • Difficulty can be set to either Game Journalist (Very Easy), Easy, Moderate, Hard, or Very Hard.
  • The Match Length can be Short, Normal, or Long.
  • The Size Differences can be Irrelevant, Slight, Significant, or Exaggerated.
  • Tag Control can be set to the Whole Team, or a Specific Player.
  • Match Exit can either be Manual, Auto Eventually, or Auto Quickly.
  • You can also adjust the Sound, and Music Volume.

Display

  • Displays can be set to None, Clock Only, or Meters & Clock.
  • Labels can be turned On or Off.
  • Special FX can either be None, Minimum, Moderate, or Maximum.
  • The Gore can be turned Off, or have Spurts, Stains, Facial Scars, or Body Scars.
  • Photography can either be Real, Audible, or Generated.
  • Ratings can be either Invisible, Stars, Icons, or Score.
  • Shadows can be turned On or Off.
  • Lighting can be set to Basic, Fluctuating, Shiny, or Foggy.
  • Crowd Detail can be changed to Basic, No Signs, Few Signs, or Maximum.
  • Expressions can be either Static, Pointed Heads, Furrowed Brows, Speaking, or Blinking.
  • Button Prompts can be turned On or Off.

Cast

  • The Character Limit can be set to 4, or all the way up to 30. The Character Limit is 50 on high-end PC versions.
  • Entrances can either be Skipped, show Minimum, or show Maximum (All).
  • Referees can be turned On or Off.
  • Managers can be turned On or Off.
  • You can have up to 3 Announcers or have None at all.
  • Interferences can be set to Never, Rare, Normal, or Common.

Universe

  • You can Backup Rosters, Restore Backups, Restore Defaults, and Update Movesets. Plus, you can unlock all the characters if you haven't already (Except locked Legends). Also, Aging can be turned on or off. You can also pick whichever Era you'd like to participate in the Careers Mode when you start ranging from good ol' 1950, to the futuristic year of 2050!

Pause Menu

  • You can Resume a match.
  • Look at the Controls, but only during Training.
  • Adjust the Camera to any of the following settings: From Scope, you can select from Player(s) Only, Relevant To Player(s), or Contain All. From Angle, you can select from Hard Camera, Isometric (Diagonal), Bird's Eye, Third Person, or Side Tracking. You can also adjust the Zoom from 0% (Close), up to 100% (Far). You can even adjust the Height from 0% (Low), up to 100% (Far).
  • Interference is a new option, and you can choose who from within the roster will interfere in the match, and yes, this can also happen post-match if you choose to.
  • You can Simulate the Result of a match.
  • Restart an already finished match.
  • You can Repeat Instructions during Training if you forget what to do.
  • Or you can Quit the match.
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