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Daily Venom #6: Giving Impact Wrestling One More Chance

June 26, 2015 // 1 Comment

Wednesday night I did something I haven’t done a very long time, and that is tune into Impact Wrestling. From the beginning at that, although probably because I watched Ring of Honor and just decided to stick around. To be perfectly honest, I expected to last about 30 minutes. I mainly wanted to see how bad it was, because it was pretty horrible the last time I wrote them off. To my surprise, the show was actually enjoyable. Looks like I picked a good night to watch too since it was one of their “live” episodes and had a lot of surprises. In case you missed it, and [...]

Daily Venom #4: Jobber Squashes, Time Limits, & Finishing Moves… These Are What WWE Needs

June 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

I am increasingly annoyed while watching WWE television, and not just because RAW is three hours and Smackdown is essentially a replay. No it’s because there’s generally nothing to look forward to or anything truly build to. Let’s look at Monday’s RAW for a moment. These were the matches that took place: Dean Ambrose vs. Kane Prime Time Players vs. The Ascension Roman Reigns vs. Sheamus Neville vs. Kofi Kingston King Barrett vs. Zack Ryder The Bella Twins vs. Naomi & Tamina Ryback vs. Mark Henry Dolph Ziggler vs. Adam Rose That’s eight matches, each superstar [...]

Weekly Review: New Japan on AXS ‘Episode 4′ – 2/07/15

February 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Tonight’s episode of New Japan on AXS TV, brought to us by AXS TV along with the commentary team of Mauro Ranallo and former UFC heavyweight champ Josh Barnett is put together featuring the two top main event matches from the Dominion internet PPV from June 22, 2013 in the Bodymaker Coliseum in Osaka, Japan. The two big featured matches are Prince Devitt vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kazuchika Okada vs Togi Makabe. Prince Devitt vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi We join the show here as the entrances for this match are just getting started. Devitt comes out with the Bullet Club wearing his sweet (although [...]

Pulp Wrestling: Top 5 Unused Royal Rumble Finishes

January 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of Pulp Wrestling , the column that has been bringing you the goods since 2006, sporadically as they have come. Our topic this evening (or whenever the hell you read this) is unused Royal Rumble finishes. With the Royal Rumble coming up, the road to Wrestlemania is almost upon us. Since 1993 the Rumble has been the go to set up event for the main event at Wrestlemania. The Rumble itself has been going since 1988, with the first Rumble hitting PPV in 1989.  Over the years there have been some great Rumble finishes, such as Shawn Michaels winning from [...]

A Quick Look at WWE 2K15’s Superstar Studio

November 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

2K has released a new video showing off the Superstar Studio creation mode in the PS4 and Xbox One version of WWE 2K15. Check it out below. The ability to import a picture of your face (or someone else’s) to add a nice texture to a created wrestler should be big, and will definitely help for some better looking CAW’s of real wrestlers. It’s just a shame that there are only 25 CAW slots available this time. Still excited for this. The PS4 and Xbox One version drops November [...]

‘Who Got NXT’ Mode Announced Exclusively for PS3/X360 Version of WWE 2K15

October 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

PS3 and Xbox 360 owners won’t get the new MyCareer mode (which allows players to create a wrestler, go through the performance center, mix it up with NXT stars, and finally make their way to the main roster) with their copy of WWE 2K15, but today 2K has announced an exclusive mode for the PS3 and Xbox 360 version that incorporates NXT. The mode is called “Who Got NXT.” The mode focuses on five NXT superstars: Sami Zayne, Rusev, Adrian Neville, Corey Graves, and Bo Dallas. Each superstar gets a story that is comprised of four matches. Complete these matches in order, and [...]

Come “Feel” This WWE 2K15 TV Commercial

October 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

WWE 2K15 has gotten a new television commercial titled “Feel It.” It’s narrated by John Cena reading the Dylan Thomas poem Do not go gentle into that good night. Check it out below. WWE 2K15 hits stores on October 28th for PS3 and Xbox 360, and November 18th for PS4 and Xbox One. Aside from looking better, the PS4/XONE version also contains the new MyCareer mode, which will be absent from the last gen [...]

The Making of WWE 2K15 Pt 2: The Game Has Changed

October 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

Here is the second episode of 2K’s “The Making of WWE 2K15” series, this one titled “The Game Has Changed.” In the video below, you’ll see WWE Superstar Cesaro and NXT Superstars Adrian Neville and Sami Zayn doing motion capture. Check it out below. WWE 2K15 hits stores on October 28th for PS3 and Xbox 360, and November 18th for PS4 and Xbox One. Pre-order now to get Sting and Retro Sting as playable characters. Smith’s Sentiment: I really like the look of the game. It’s about time the series took the graphical leap forward. I remain somewhat [...]

Watch The Wyatt Family Make Their Entrance in WWE 2K15

October 17, 2014 // 1 Comment

Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, and Erick Rowan make their WWE video game debut in WWE 2K15, so it’s no surprise that many fans have been waiting to see how the groups entrance would be handled in video game form. After all, the group collectively known as the Wyatt Family has one of, if not the, best entrances in the business today. Lucky for us, 2K Games went ahead and posted the entrance of Bray Wyatt and the tag team entrance for Luke Harper and Erick Rowan. It’s pretty faithful; not bad at all. Check it out below. The only thing I don’t like is the booing, but other than that [...]

WWE 2K15 Season Pass Adds A Bunch of New Superstars, New Stories

October 14, 2014 // 1 Comment

2K revealed the Season Pass for WWE 2K15 about a week ago, but today they’ve spelled out exactly what fans will be getting from the DLC pre-order pass, which cost $25. There’s no set date for any of this content, but fans can expect it to begin coming out in late 2014 and early 2015, as per usual with WWE games. Accelerator Players will gain instant access to all unlockable content available in the game (excluding downloadable content); The Accelerator will be available for a suggested price of $1.99. 2K Showcase: One More Match Story focused on the rivalry between WWE Superstars [...]

Partial Roster for WWE 2K15

August 18, 2014 // 1 Comment

Over the weekend, WWE revealed the roster for WWE 2K15. At the moment, the roster is made up of 60 superstars and divas. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin AJ Lee Alberto Del Rio Bad News Barrett Batista Big E Big Show Booker T Bray Wyatt Brie Bella Brock Lesnar Cameron Cesaro Chris Jericho CM Punk Cody Rhodes Curtis Axel Damien Sandow Daniel Bryan Darren Young Dean Ambrose Dolph Ziggler Erick Rowan Fandango Goldust Hulk Hogan Jack Swagger Jey Uso Jimmy Uso John Cena Justin Gabriel Kane Kevin Nash Kofi Kingston Luke Harper Mark Henry Naomi Natalya Nikki Bella R-Truth Randy Orton Rey Mysterio Ric [...]

Vortex Effect Is Pleased To Announce That Network Site PW Main Event Is Officially Launched

August 4, 2014 // 2 Comments

Today, Vortex Effect expands a little with the creation of The Vortex Effect Network, and the official launch of PW Main Event. This site was created in 2011 to cover many different topics. Primarily a wrestling and gaming site, Vortex Effect also had movie news and reviews, MMA, sports, some occasional music, and even political posts (Ron Paul!). Over time, we completely dropped the politics and music and ultimately shifted more towards being a gaming first site. As of today, we’re also dropping wrestling from the things we cover here on Vortex Effect. Unlike politics and music though, [...]
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