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5 WWE Wrestlers Who Are In Non-Wrestling VIDEO GAMES

October 17, 2019


In the ring, Samoa Joe is an intimidating
and dangerous opponent but outside of all that, he is a massive fan of video games.
He has made frequent appearances on Xavier Woods’ YouTube gaming channel, UpUpDownDown
expressing his love for video games. But, some of you might be surprised to learn that
he has actually voiced a few characters in video games. One of them being a brash and
aggressive fighter known as “The Beast” … we’re not talking about Brock Lesnar…
in Telltale’s episodic adventure game, “Game of Thrones”. That’s not the only voice
acting work he has done as Samoa Joe also provided the voice for the “Juggernaut”
in DOTA 2’s Call of the Bladeform Legacy expansion. The Jabroni beating, pie eating, trail-blazing,
eyebrow raising, electrifying People’s Champ, The Rock, has featured in two non-wrestling
video games. The first one being “The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian” and the second
one being, “SpyHunter: Nowhere to Run. “The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian” was
released in 2002 for the Nintendo Gamecube and Playstation 2 and served as a prequel
to the film, “The Scorpion King”, which was The Rock’s first leading role
in a movie. Let’s just say the game was as bad as The Scorpion King’s CGI in “The
Mummy Returns”. The 2006 action racing game, “SpyHunter: Nowhere to Run”, released
for the Playstation 2 and Xbox wasn’t any better either. As his nickname implied, “Rowdy” was one
word to describe Roddy Piper as he loved to run his mouth. He was also known for being
controversial, especially with his “Piper’s Pit” segments. This made him a perfect fit
for the Saints Row universe. Dressed in his signature kilt and “Hot Rod!” shirt, “Rowdy”
Roddy Piper appeared as himself in the fourth title of the Saints Row series, “Saints
Row IV”. In fact, he has an entire mission devoted to him and his character’s dialogue
was even voiced by Piper himself. During a fight scene in the mission, Piper uses several
wrestling manoeuvres including his finishing move, the Sleeper Hold. At the Mortal Kombat 11 reveal event, it was
announced that Ronda Rousey was the new voice of Sonya Blade and what better person to fit
Sonya Blade’s badass character than the “Baddest Woman on the Planet.” Right?
Well… not according to fans of the franchise, who criticised Rousey for her “lifeless”
voice acting. But as a lifelong Mortal Kombat fan, that didn’t stop Rousey from embracing
her inner Sonya Blade at WWE Elimination Chamber 2019. In the video game, Sonya Blade even
uses the rolling Juji-Gatame Armbar, the very move that Rousey uses to rip the arms off
her opponents. Batista has made it no secret that he wants
a Gears of War movie to be made with himself cast as the franchise’s protagonist, Marcus
Fenix. While nothing has come to fruition as of yet, Batista along with his fanbase
managed to grab the attention of the Gears 5 video game developers. As a result, Batista
was officially added into Gears 5 as a multiplayer character, donning the armour of Marcus Fenix
and as The Animal himself said… Not only does his character look badass with his signature
Hollywood shades, but Batista recorded over 700 lines of dialogue for his character and
during his actual announcement shoot, he couldn’t contain his excitement. As Batista said himself,
he’s “destined” to play the role of Marcus Fenix, even if that meant he had to
demand for it…

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