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Every wrestling legend who appears in WrestleQuest

Step into the ring with these legends of the business!

Mega Cat Studios’ WrestleQuest drops in less than a month and the highly anticipated genre-bending RPG is already set to make some waves in the gaming world. Aside from the early trailers showing a bizarre fantasy world that that’s weaved through the player’s adventure to become king of the ring, several real-life classic wrestling icons are featured as well!

Let’s take a moment to check in on those that we know will be appearing, and their contribution to the genre.

1. “Macho Man” Randy Savage

WWF (Now WWE) and WCW legend, “Macho Man” Randy Savage won 29 championships with 11 titles. Fans loved him for his over-the-top wrestling outfits, his catch phrase, “Oooh yeah!,” and his entrance music, Pomp and Circumstance. He was also a ‘talented’ rapper and had appeared in many films, television series, and commercials. 

People of a certain generation will remember him as the spokesman for the meaty treat Slim Jims (Snap into a Slim Jim!) and his stellar performance as “Bonesaw” McGraw in Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man film. Side note: I was an extra in that scene and got to enjoy his full on-camera and behind the scenes antics. Truly a wild personality and one that’s sorely missed.

2. Booker T

Booker T. Huffman Jr., better known by his ring name Booker T, Booker is widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. He was voted WWE’s greatest World Heavyweight Champion in a 2013 poll and is currently a WWE commentator on their NXT brand.

Booker was the final WCW World Heavyweight Champion and WCW United State Heavyweight Champion under the WCW banner. He is the the owner and founder of the independent promotion Reality of Wrestling in Texas City, Texas.

3. Brett Hart

Regarded as one of the all-time greats, Bret Hart, usually know as Bret “The Hitman” Hart, is a Canadian-American former professional wrestler and one of the most popular and important WWF wrestlers during the promotion’s New Generation Era. In 1996, he was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame. He is amongst the seven people who have entered the WWE Hall of Fame twice

Outside of wrestling, Hart has appeared in numerous films and television shows such as The Simpsons as well as featuring in several documentaries, both about himself specifically and others about his family or the wrestling industry in general.

4. Jake “The Snake” Roberts

Although not considered a great wrestler, Jake “The Snake” Roberts has been responsible for some of the fundamental beats in wrestling. If you’ve heard of the DDT, well, he came up with that move. When originally asked what it meant, Jake, in the usual terse snarl that helped define his character, is said to have replied, “the end.”

Roberts was a master salesman with an expansive vocabulary and fans remember it was a joy to hear him on the ring mic before a match began. Much of his story has dealt with drug addiction over the years, a subject he freely talks about this days in hope others don’t succumb to the disease.

5. Diamond Dallas Page

A star collegiate basketball player, “Diamond” Dallas Page entered the nightclub business in the 1970s, becoming one of South Florida’s top club owners and promoters. He began training to become an in-ring performer at the age of 35, which made him the oldest rookie in Pro Wrestling history. “DDP” captivated audiences around the world as he performed in matches alongside Hulk Hogan, Goldberg, Ric Flair, and the N.W.O. He was eventually inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame.

In 2011, Page launched DDP YOGA for non-yoga audiences. Like many personalities before him, Page excelled on both film and television. You might have seen him on the big screen in Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects, Ready To Rumble, and regularly on Hollywood Squares, and Shark Tank.

6. Jeff Jarrett

Well known for his multiple runs in WCW, TNA, and the WWF, Jeff Jarrett has held seventy championships throughout his career. He is an 11-time world champion and has accumulated five additional world title reigns. While never capturing the WWF Championship, he challenged for the title and is one of three men to hold both the Intercontinental and European Championship simultaneously.

He appeared in 6 video games up until now, and his trademark grinning arrogance coupled with his affinity for smashing opponents over the head with a guitar made Jarrett one of the most popular career villains in the history of the sport.

7. Koko B. Ware

If ever a wrestler could be classified as being purely “game on” each and every night he competed, then Koko B. Ware was that guy. Making his debut in the late 1970s, “The Birdman” always came to the ring with high energy, colorful outfits, and usually a matching parrot Frankie. Younger WWF fans idolized him.

Multi-talented and, some might say, multi-dimensional Koko’s was an accomplished singer. In fact, when the WWE released its second album in the fall 1987, Koko featured with a song entitled Piledriver. He even had a cameo in the video released in conjunction.

8. Road Warriors Animal & Hawk

The Road Warriors, sometimes known as the Legion of Doom, were a tag team duo that consisted of  Road Warrior Hawk (Michael Hegstrand) and Road Warrior Animal (Joseph Laurinaitis). They performed in the AWA, NWA, WCW and WWF. No face-painted wrestling tag-team was as memorable as these two.

Hawk and Animal were larger than most wrestlers of the era. Their Mad Max inspired costumes made them one of the first characters to bring movie themes into the wrestling world. They also introduced a tandem move known as the Doomsday Device. Both men, tragically died of heart attacks, Hawk on 2003, and Animal in 2020. Many regard them as the greatest tag team in pro-wrestling history.

9. Andre The Giant

André “the Giant” Roussimoff defined an entire business model in the wrestling world. He was, and forever will be, the ultimate attraction. Famous for his enormous size and strength, the late icon was a fan-favorite WWF wrestler who also appeared in the classic film The Princess Bride.

Beloved by fans and co-workers alike, many video games used his likeness, and he continues to appear in game rosters years after his death. These include WWF Superstars and WrestleMania on the NES. WWF inducted him into the Hall of Fame in 1993. And Everybody in the business has an amazing ‘drunk Andre’ story.

WrestleQuest debuts next month!

The early promo material also lists ‘”..And many more.” So, we’ll have to wait and see what other surprises are in store for the game.

WrestleQuest launches on August 8, for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. Are you excited for this genre-bending RPG? Let us know in the comments!

David Maddox

Science fiction enthusiast David Maddox has been enamored with pop culture his entire life. He has been Star Trek characters at theme parks, the Riddler in a Batman stunt show, and Norman Bates at Universal Studios Hollywood. He holds a degree in Cinema from San Francisco State University and has written dozens of science-fiction related articles for various websites as well as having been a featured contributor to the Star Wars Insider, the Star Trek Communicator, and a regular columnist for SciFi Magazine. Acting professionally for over 10 years, he has done a variety of ads for Apple, Disney, and Microsoft to name a few. His self-produced short films have won awards on at least two continents.
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