The RPG wrestling sign wars are back … and it’s heating up
Forget the Monday Night Wars, the RPG wars are the big thing among wrestling fans.
If you know anything about professional wrestling, you would know how how passionate the fans are about their favorite superstars and promotions. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, just attend a Monday Night Raw episode in Chicago. Well, some wrestling fans have decided to showcase a passion outside of the ring: RPG games.
Prior to the pandemic, fans began showing their taste (and distaste) of certain games, namely Final Fantasy VIII. Various signs could be seen held proudly in the air expressing strong opinions of the popular RPG. Botchamania’s Maffew Gregg has been keeping his Twitter followers updated on the “RPG war” since its inception. Although the war first began heating up from 2019 to early 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic put the battles on hold.
And the war wages on
With Covid-19 restrictions being lifted, promotions like WWE and AEW have recently begun allowing fans back into arenas. With audiences back in attendance, it didn’t take long for the video game wars to pick up where they left off.
With the RPG war starting back up, Gregg once again took to Twitter to keep fans updated. On the most recent episode of AEW Dynamite, a fan was spotted holding a sign proclaiming his take on Aladdin for Super Nintendo. The sign read, “ALADDIN FOR SNES IS INFERIOR.”
That fan’s preference over the SEGA Genesis version of Aladdin wasn’t the only gaming-related sign to grace the latest episode of Dynamite. During a segment involving Sting, another fan could be spotted with a sign in support of the beloved SEGA RPG Skies of Arcadia. The sign that states, “REMEMBER SKIES OF ARCADIA,” alludes to the game’s lack of acknowledgement that passionate fans feel it deserves.
The continued attention given to the RPG sign wars by Gregg and others makes it safe to predict there will be no slowing down of this phenomenon anytime soon. The convergence of passion from the wrestling and gaming communities makes it likely that more debates on video game hot-takes will be waged via signs at professional wrestling shows.