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WWF In Your House - PlayStation & Sega Saturn 
Due to the large success of WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game, Acclaim decided to make a sequel for home consoles featuring WWF Superstars absent from the previous title like Goldust, Owen Hart, and Vader. Unfortunately, Acclaim went with Sculptured Software to develop the title and ended up getting a fighting game that seemed like a cheap knock-off of the original, more-polished Midway developed game.
Another fun thing to note, this advert is missing only one selectable character — the Ultimate Warrior. Somewhere in between his WWF return at WrestleMania XII and the release of this game, the Warrior had a dispute with Vince McMahon over money and was terminated from his contract with the Federation.
Jerry Lawler having an interview of two of the most dominant forces in the WWF.
Paul Bearer with The Undertaker Promo - WWE All-Stars 
Rest in peace, Mr. Bearer.
WWF Wrestlemania 2000 - Nintendo Power #127 [December 1999]
I still can remember peeling off the plastic wrap around my copy of WWF Wrestlemania 2000. THQ/AKI had moved on from making wrestling games based on the WCW license, and this title was their first attempt at creating something using the characters from Vince McMahon’s promotion. I kinda knew what I was in for as the early screenshots resembled their previous wrestling games, but I could have never had imagined all the tweeks and changes made to make the gameplay even better than WCW/nWo: Revenge!
Best part of the game — they finally included the wrestler’s entrance themes!!
The Main Event Advert - Arcade 
Apparently, this title is actually currently available on Microsoft’s Game Room… you remember, everyone’s favorite platform to play retro arcade titles!?
Can you even download Game Room anymore from XBLA or will I have to go back throguh my download history and grab it through there?
The Main Event - Arcade 
I was recently made aware of this game over at a wrestling forum I frequently visit and was completely surprised that I had never even heard of this Konami game before. The Main Event has all of the digitized voice-over work that Konami was known for but according to Wikipedia, the game apparently hit a bit of a snag when it was released here in the States:
“The game is extremely rare and was all but removed from circulation due to alleged copyright infringements on the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). First, the name The Main Event could not be used because the rights to use that phrase were owned by the WWF. Also, although using different names, each and every wrestler a player could choose from was a lookalike of a contemporary WWF wrestler.”
Looking at that first screen, it’s pretty obvious who the characters are all based on if you’re a wrestling fan, but my personal favorite is Kamikaze Ken. Most of the characters are altered enough to look somewhat different, but I guess they just liked how Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat looked in real life. No need to give him a red beard like they did with their Andre the Giant rip-off.
I’ve spent way too much of my free time with trying to create a perfect Adam West Batman in WWE ‘13. I think I can say that I’ve almost got it, just need to work on the face a bit more…
WWE Day of Reckoning Advert - Nintendo Gamecube [August 2004]
I absolutely loved this game when it came out as it had the best Create-A-Wrestler feature ever found in a wrestling game (at that time). The WWE Smackdown games over on the PlayStation 2 were fine, but Day of Reckoning added a create-a-logo feature where you could sketch out your own designs, if you had the patience to go through pixel-by-pixel. As someone who absolutely loved a similar thing in Mario Paint, I found myself making a ridiculous amount of character and became a minor-hit amongst wrestling geeks inside several gaming forums.
There’s just something amazing about watching two perfect looking Batman (Adam West) and Jerry Only (The Misfits) characters wrestle each other in a game.