Classic N64 Wrestling Games: Who Are Your Champions
Going old school here, but I recently pulled out my old N64 and started playing the classic AKI/THQ games that are pretty much celebrated by fans as the best wrestling games ever made: WCW & nWo Vs. The World, WCW/nWo Revenge, WWF Wrestlemania 2000, & WWF No Mercy.
It has been a blast replaying these old games. It brings back so many great memories, but I thought it'd be cool to go into a particular detail about Revenge & No Mercy.
In those games, you can play through the one player modes and ultimately make members of the roster your designated champions. You can do it with World & Wrestlemania too, but the champs aren't on display in World, and the belts defended in Exhibition are made up by the players.
So looking at Revenge & No Mercy, who are your saved champions. Mine are fairly straight forward, but I am wondering if there are any weird answers among you guys.
WCW World Heavyweight Champion: Goldberg = He was the hot shit at the time, and he was a ton of fun to play in the game.
WCW United States Champion: Diamond Dallas Page = Master of the Diamond Cutter! BANG!
WCW Television Champion: Raven = Because he was cool.
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Chris Jericho = Because he was the best CW Champion in WCW history, in my humble opinion.
WCW Tag Team Champions: The Hart Foundation = This is a weird one I guess since Bret & Jim weren't used as a team in WCW, but at the time, WCW didn't have much of a tag division. I felt like my options for a legit team were Harlem Heat, some combo of nWo or Flock members, or this nostalgic pick, The Hart Foundation. I went for nostalgia.
For No Mercy
WWF Heavyweight Champion: The Rock = Like Goldberg in 98, to WWF in 2000, Rock was the hot shit, so no shock there.
WWF Intercontinental Champion: Chris Jericho = A Champ in the best games for both companies? HA!
WWF European Champion: Kurt Angle = One half of being the Euro-Continental Champion. I guess I should go back and do a Jericho/Angle feud over both belts, ha ha.
WWF Hardcore Champion: Cactus Jack = Because Cactus is the king of Hardcore, so why not?
WWF Tag Team Champions: Edge & Christian = Because they reek of awesomeness!
WWF Women's Champion: Lita = Because there are only two good girls to play in the game: Her & Chyna. Everybody else is just limited to slaps and hair pulls (Trish wasn't good yet). And to be honest, Lita was cooler.