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WWE 2K18 Arrives on Nintendo Switch This Wednesday

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WWE 2K18 is about to be added to the Nintendo Switch library! Now give me a hell yeah!

Oooooh! Nintendo Switch! Don't You Dare Be Sour, Clap For Your World Famous WWE 2K Game And Feel The Powaaah!

The New Day and the rest of the WWE locker room will be joining the Nintendo Switch family when 2K Games releases WWE 2K18 this Wednesday for Nintendo's mobile console. WWE 2K18, previously released in October, is the next in the growing number of 3rd party games getting a delayed release for the up-and-coming console.

Despite its delayed release on Nintendo Switch, 2K is still releasing WWE 2K18 at full value with all the same content and prices as if it were October 17, with both physical and digital copies. What's different, though, is that they are making the Cena (Nuff) version exclusively digital at $89.99. Here is everything that comes with the Deluxe
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World War Games Commences This Week on Ugf

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This Friday, get ready for all out war as Ugf Presents: Call of Duty World War Games!  Here's how it's all going to go down!

It's time for another Ugf tournament!  However, this won't just be any tournament.  This will be World War Games, the first-ever First-person shooter PvP tournament held on United Gaming Federation!

8 players will compete this Friday at 7pm, Live at Nerdvana Food and Spirits and streaming on the Cinelinx channels of Facebook, Youtube, Twitch, and Mixer for a chance at video game glory by playing in 1v1 PvP Call of Duty World War II!  Here's how the bracket fills out:

 

Each match will be played under 5-minute Deathmatch rules.  Highest score after 5 minutes moves on until there is only one person standing at the end of the tournament.  Who will be victorious and become the next #1 contender to the Cinelinx Ugf Championship?

Will it be Quad C,
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The Next Ugf Tournament Game Has Been Announced

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After a wild November tournament, Ugf Commisioner Jason the X has decided what the next Ugf tournament game will be!

A few weeks ago, the landscape of Ugf changed during the explosive WWE 2K18 King of the Ring tournament.  8 competitors arrived at Nerdvana Food & Spirits with their heart set on walking away with the #1 contendership for the Cinelinx Ugf Championship.  The tournament would see 6 of the best Ugf contests, leading up to an unforgettable tournament finale and an even more memorable Championship match.  To see how it all unfolded, click here.

Nevertheless, we're approaching the final tournament of 2017 and it's time to find out which game our competitors will compete over.  The Ugf Commish Jason the X has finally settled on the game.  Here is his announcement:

There you have it!  The game being played for the December 8, 2017 Ugf Tournament will be Call of Duty World War II!  You'll be
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2K reveal details for new King of the Ring mode in ‘WWE SuperCard – Season 4′

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2K have revealed details surrounding the significant overhaul for the popular King of the Ring mode in WWE SuperCard – Season 4, the action-packed collectible card-battling game with more than 15 million global downloads to date. New features for King of the Ring 2.0 include:

King of the Ring 2.0 – Shortened Duration In King of the Ring 2.0, the time to complete an entire King of the Ring has been halved to just over one day, enabling players to get in and out much faster and have a better experience while dominating their competition; King of the Ring is still a mode where players manage their Superstar Stamina via Energy cards earned from smashing other players in different modes, but in Season 4, players can complete an entire King of the Ring in just over one day, while the player pool has been increased to 32. With faster rounds, fewer games and better rewards, King of the Ring
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WWE SuperCard season 4 update adds Elimination Chamber mode and more

2K has announced that its action-packed collectible card game WWE SuperCard is set to increase its extensive content offering with a Season 4 update, which features Player vs. Player unification, new Elimination Chamber mode, three new card tiers, King of the Ring overhaul and more.

WWE SuperCard – Season 4 will offer several new features and updates, including:

Unified PvP Leagues and the Elimination Chamber Game Mode: The Player vs. Player (PvP) gameplay loop has been overhauled to provide a more efficient and rewarding experience for players. To start, players will now earn Competitive Points (Cp) for every match won and will receive larger amounts at the end of the League based on their overall performances. The new Pvp system will contain three game modes: War (formerly Ranked Mode), Royal Rumble and Elimination Chamber; New Card Tiers: Season 4 will introduce three new tiers, with over 250 new cards: Beast, Monster and Titan; King of the Ring
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The Brackets Are Set For Ugf WWE 2K18 King of the Ring

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The brackets have been made and the trash talking has already begun leading up to the next Ugf tournament, WWE 2K18 King of the Ring!  Plus, find out how you could win a copy of Middle-earth Shadow of War on Xbox One!

Previously at Ugf MvC: Dawn of GoldenEye, 8 contestants filed into Nerdvana Food & Spirits to compete on Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite.  When the dust settled, Llp was the last man standing, earning himself a championship opportunity at WWE 2K18 King of the Ring.

Llp would face off against the winner of the championship match that night which saw Quad C take on the Undefeated Cinelinx Ugf Champion BC in a 10-minute GoldenEye match.  In what was a thrilling match that saw the game tied at 5-5, the game would end in controversial fashion as the champion used a character the gaming world believed to be illegal, in Oddjob.

In the end
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Goldberg squashing Brock Lesnar was the perfect end to Survivor Series

Luke Owen defends Goldberg’s win over Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series

On Sunday night, Goldberg defeated Brock Lesnar in less than two minutes in the main event of Survivor Series. It was Lesnar’s first clean defeat since losing to Triple H at WrestleMania 29 in 2013. Since then, The Beast Incarnate has defeated the likes of John Cena, Dean Ambrose and – more impressively – The Undertaker where he ended his legendary Undefeated Streak. But it wasn’t an up and comer that could have done with the rub who stopped the unstoppable Brock Lesnar, it was the returning 49-year old Goldberg who hasn’t been in the ring in twelve long years and is only back because a video game needed promoting.

And it was the perfect outcome for the match.

To argue why Goldberg needed to squash Lesnar, you need to go back to his WCW debut in 1997. At that time,
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Ric Flair Regrets Tna! King Of The Ring Returning? | WrestleTalk News

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In this episode of the WrestleTalk News, Ric Flair admits he should never have worked for Tna after his retirement match at Wrestlemania 24, and are WWE bringing back the King of the Ring (again)?

King Of The Ring Returning?

Our top story today is Ric Flair admitting he should never have gone to Tna, but first – are WWE bringing back one of its ‘Big Five’ PPVs?

You know King of the Ring? The old wrestling tournament which, if you won, you had to walk around wearing a crown and pretending to be an actual king. It worked wonders for the most recent winners, Sheamus in 2010 and Bad News Barrett last year.

I’m being sarcastic.

But King of the Ring has also had its moments – from Kurt Angle suplexing Shane McMahon through
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Chyna Remembered: WWE Superstars Mourn Legendary Wrestler

Chyna Remembered: WWE Superstars Mourn Legendary Wrestler
The professional wrestling world is in mourning today, after news broke last night that Joanie Laurer, best known as WWE Superstar Chyna, passed away at the age of 45. We showed you a number of social media posts that came in last night, from pro wrestlers past and present, paying tribute to this squared circle icon. As the news continued to spread, even more wrestlers paid their respects through social media, as you can see in the several tweets we've gathered below.

The former wrestler's manager told E! News last night that "she was found peacefully," and police couldn't find any signs of foul play. Authorities were called to Chyna's apartment in Redondo Beach, California on Wednesday afternoon, after a friend discovered she was not breathing. She was pronounced dead on the scene, and the cause of death is currently unknown.

Ever since debuting in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF
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10 Times WWE Misread Their Own Audience

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Standing there adorned in his cape and crown, the 1995 King Of The Ring winner soaked up boos from the World Wrestling Federation’s fans. ‘King’ Mabel had been crowned, defeating the likes of The Undertaker and Savio Vega on his way to becoming only the third ‘King’ in the history of the event on pay-per-view. There was only one major problem, fans weren’t booing because they detested Mabel as a top heel, they were jeering because they hated the idea of him being in main events.

People recoiled instantly at the mere thought of seeing Mabel vs. Diesel at that year’s SummerSlam. Previous King Of The Ring winners like Bret Hart and Owen Hart had seemed deserved, due to their incredible skill inside the ring. Mabel was simply an extremely large man, a physical attribute Vince McMahon seemed to think would be enough to explain why he was headlining.
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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania X

In the build-up to WrestleMania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous installments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’.

The Card:

Owen Hart vs. Bret ‘Hit Man’ Hart

Bam Bam Bigelow & Luna Vachon vs. Doink & Dink

Crush w/Mr. Fuji vs. Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage (Falls Count Anywhere Match)

WWF Women’s Title: Leilani Kai vs. Alundra Blayze

WWF Title Match: Lex Luger vs. Yokozuna w/Mr. Fuji & Jim Cornette (Win by Dq)

Ic Title Match: Razor Ramon vs. Shawn Michaels (Ladder Match)

WWF Tag Title Match: The Quebecers w/Johnny Polo vs. Men on a Mission w/Oscar (Win by Count-Out)

Earthquake vs. Adam Bomb w/Harvey Wippleman

WWF Title Match: Bret ‘Hit Man’ Hart vs. Yokozuna w/Mr. Fuji & Jim Cornette

The Lows:

The WrestleMania X card is an impressive; there can be no doubt in that. The low-points are few and far-between.

However, one such disappointment
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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania III

In the build-up to Wrestlemania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous instalments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’.

The Card:

The Can-Am Connection vs. Bob Orton Jr. & Don Muraco w/Mr. Fuji

Billy Jack Haynes vs. Hercules w/Bobby Heenan (Double Count-Out)

King Kong Bundy, Lord Littlebrook & Little Tokyo vs. Hillbilly Jim, Haiti Kid & Little Beaver

‘King’ Harley Race w/Fabulous Moolah & Bobby Heenan vs. Junkyard Dog (Loser Must Bow Match)

The Dream TeamGreg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake w/Johnny V vs. The Rougeau Brothers

Roddy Piper vs. Adrian Adonis w/Jimmy Hart (Hair vs. Hair Match)

The British Bulldogs & Tit Santana vs. The Hart Foundation & Danny Davis

Koko B. Ware vs. ‘The Natural’ Butch Reed w/Slick

Randy Savage w/Miss Elizabeth vs. Ricky Steamboat w/George ‘The Animal’ Steele

Jake Roberts w/Alice Cooper vs. The Honky Tonk Man w/Jimmy Hart

The Killer Bees w/Jim Duggan vs.
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10 Best WWE In Your House Matches Ever

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May, 1995 was the month when the then-World Wrestling Federation decided to go monthly with their pay-per-view specials. The previous year, only Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, King Of The Ring, SummerSlam and Survivor Series had been on PPV, but they were soon joined by the In Your House series. This allowed Vince McMahon to offer fans cut-price events which would help fill in the gaps between the major shows.

Over time, the idea of monthly pay-per-view would prove to be a success, but it’d take the WWF audience a while to warm up to the concept. The cheaper In Your House shows were two hours in length, shorter than the three afforded to the regular supershows. They came across as lower rent too, but that didn’t mean there couldn’t be awesome matches for fans who did tune in to enjoy.

Eventually, the In Your House branding lessened,
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10 Reasons WWE Must Hold On To Wade Barrett

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News broke Tuesday that reigning King of the Ring and five-time Intercontinental Champion Wade “Bad News” Barrett has chosen to leave WWE when his contract is up in June. According to reports, the League of Nations member – who’s currently out of action with a neck injury – is unhappy with the way he’s been used in the company and has decided to pursue other options.

Barrett first joined WWE in 2010 as part of the cast of the first season of Nxt (back then, the show was a competition for developmental talent trying to make it to the main roster). Barrett won and led the rest of the cast to Raw as The Nexus, a heel stable that spent months disturbing WWE programming.

As the group’s leader, Barrett feuded with John Cena and Randy Orton, but he came up short in both programs and never reached the main event again.
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Wade Barrett Leaving WWE This Summer

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In an exclusive report from ProWrestlingSheet.com, Ryan Satin has broken the news that WWE star Wade Barrett has opted not to renew his WWE contract that expires this summer

The reason the purveyor of Bad News seems to be leaving is that he’s unhappy with his role and direction in the company. Barrett’s current deal reportedly runs out in June or July.

Barrett signed with WWE ten years ago before making his main roster debut in 2010 as part of Nexus. Initially, Barrett was used as a main eventer, headlining pay per-views with John Cena and Randy Orton. He was even scheduled to face Undertaker at WrestleMania 27 but WWE had jobbed the Nexus out so much that there was little value left in Barrett for such a marquee spot.

Wade would go on to be the leader of the Corre, then brought the Barrett Barrage onto
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10 World Champions WWE Never Believed In

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In the span of a few months, Roman Reigns has already become a two-time WWE World Heavyweight champion, and likely by WrestleMania 32, he will have won the prestigious prize a total of three times. But just about anyone can see that WWE is high on Reigns and his potential be to be a franchise player for the organization for years to come.

The fact of the matter is, he has been heavily protected since his arrival on the scene in late 2012 and will continued to be groomed to be “the next guy” for as long as Vince McMahon is behind him, despite what fans might think of him.

Unfortunately, not every Superstar has that kind of luxury, and if they do, officials aren’t high on them for very long. It has long been a fact of WWE that it is a land of the giants, dating back
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10 Fun Facts About My Trip To WWE WrestleMania Xxvi

Kenny McIntosh

With the Royal Rumble in the history books and WWE on the road to WrestleMania, my countdown of WrestleMania trips leading up to the show in Dallas continues this week with my 2010 trip to see WrestleMania Xxvi in Phoenix, Arizona.

Since I’d never been to the West Coast for a prolonged period of time, my friends and I decided we’d go to San Jose, San Francisco, Phoenix and finish the trip off in Las Vegas. This meant going to see the go-home Raw before WrestleMania, all the festivities in Phoenix and catching the post-‘Mania SmackDown too.

It was a lot of wrestling in the space of 8 days, but we were confident that we’d have a great time.

One of the greatest parts of the trip was WrestleMania Axxess. WWE had really upped their game when it came to memorabilia and artefacts on show to the general public.
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Former WWE Superstar “Iron” Mike Sharpe Passes Away

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The professional wrestling world lost another member over this past weekend, as former WWE (then WWF) superstar “Iron” Mike Sharpe passed away. He was 64 years old.

WWE.com confirmed the news Monday.

Sharpe, whose father and uncle wrestled professionally as a tag team in the 50s, began training at the age of 25, under Dewey Robertson, and made his debut back in 1973. The Hamilton, Ontario native would wrestle for numerous Canadian promotions including Gene Kiniski’s Nwa All-Star Wrestling, and also appeared in Mid-South wrestling, winning a couple of belts after moving to Louisiana.

He signed with the then-wwf in 1983, calling himself “Canada’s Greatest Athlete” and wearing a trademark black arm brace supposedly covering up an injury that just never seemed to heal – and which doubled as a hiding spot for foreign objects he could then sneak into matches.

Sharpe actually fought for the World Wrestling Federation championship
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7 Rare Bret Hart Wrestling Matches You Must See

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In this regular feature I intend to put my quarter-of-a-century of wrestling viewing to good use by helping to educate and inform the modern fan about the greats of a generation they missed out on.

Bret Hart was one of the greatest in-ring performers of all time, possessing the ability to contest barn-burning matches with a variety of different opponents. He was a master technician. A creator of fine art between the ropes. He has not wrestled in a decade-and-a-half, so chances are many of the new generation of wrestling fans have never had the pleasure of watching him wrestle.

It would be all too easy to randomly select seven great Bret Hart matches, and lists of that ilk are readily available for those who want them. Everybody knows about Hart’s classics with Davey Boy Smith (SummerSlam ’92 and In Your House 5), Steve Austin (Survivor Series ’96 and WrestleMania 13
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10 Excellent 2015 WWE Matches That Deserve More Recognition

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The past twelve months weren’t exactly a banner year for WWE. Poor ratings and even worse creative left the company in something of a funk going into the Christmas period. Match quality, though, is not something that the WWE roster struggles to maintain. There are A-grade performers on every rung of WWE’s talent ladder and just about every wrestler the company employs is capable of putting on a standout match when the stars align.

Some of the best WWE matches of the year are those that have been overlooked by many since they initially took place. These ten bouts have been criminally underrated across the board, but should be held up as prime examples of the best in-ring work that WWE has to offer.

10. Neville vs. Bad News Barrett (King Of The Ring) WWE.com

It would be tough to find anyone willing to argue that
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