Wrestling

WWE 2K17 Gets Limited NXT Collector’s Edition for $100

July 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

2K announced a limited Collector’s Edition for WWE 2K17 today. The WWE 2K17 NXT Edition will be limited to just 50,000 copies worldwide and will retail for $99.99. So, what do you get for that $100? WWE 2K17; NXT Enhancement Pack, which includes three playable NXT Superstars (Shinsuke Nakamura, Nia Jax and Apollo Crews) as well as a 50-percent point bonus at NXT in WWE 2K17’s MyCareer mode; Exclusive Canvas 2 Canvas lithograph designed by WWE portrait artist Rob Schamberger and autographed by NXT Superstar Shinsuke Nakamura; Exclusive eight-inch “Demon” Finn Bálor collectible [...]

Where’d The Wrestling Go? Introducing Pro Wrestling Post (PWPost.com)

May 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

Last month I published a site address saying there was a renewed focus on pro wrestling here on Vortex Effect, and that going forward the site would be largely wrestling based. That’s not the case anymore. In fact, you may have noticed that there’s now zero wrestling content on the site. Even the “state of the site address” is gone. So what happened? That’s easy to answer; I moved it. I do have a bit of a renewed focus on wrestling. I have two projects in the works, one that I’m actively working on (some of you may know this to be a book I’m writing), [...]

Book Review: The 100 Greatest WWE Matches

May 5, 2016 // 2 Comments

The partnership between WWE and DK Publishing has produced some of the highest quality WWE books ever, and that partnership’s latest release certainly lives up to the high standards that they’ve set. In WWE: The 100 Greatest Matches, best-selling author Dean Miller returns to write in-depth about 100 WWE matches. Each match takes up two pages and details the lead up to the match, the match itself, and the aftermath of the match. All the text is broken up with wonderfully placed, high-quality pictures. In total, the 9.2 x 0.8 x 11.1-inch hardcover book contains 208 pages including [...]

Review: WWE 2K16

November 9, 2015 // 1 Comment

My confidence is now restored in this series and I'm excited for the direction it's headed in. In a number of ways these games are better than the real life product because we as fans can make the product the way we want it [...]

Review: Legends of Pro Wrestling

September 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

Legends of Pro Wrestling: 150 Years of Headlocks, Body Slams, and Piledrivers Author: Tim Hornbaker (Forward by Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka) Publisher: Sports Publishing Paperback: 560 pages ISBN: 978-1-61321-075-8 Released: July 1, 2012 The word “encyclopedia” isn’t mentioned anywhere in the title, but don’t let that fool you. Legends of Pro Wrestling is a wrestling encyclopedia, and a darn good one at that. There hasn’t been many attempts at a wrestling encyclopedia, and outside of the WWE produced one none have been a “must have” for anyone [...]

Review: WWE ’12

November 22, 2011 // 7 Comments

WWE ’12 (Xbox 360, Playstation 3 [Reviewed], Wii) Developer: Yuke’s Publisher: THQ Genre(s): Wrestling, Fighting Released: November 22, 2011 ESRB Rating: T – Teen The past few years have been rough for fans of wrestling games. On one hand, the presentation of the annual WWE simulation series Smackdown vs. RAW continued to evolve and become more and more like its real life counterpart. On the other hand, the actually gameplay itself was boring and marred by poor AI, and even online play against real human opponents couldn’t make up for it because the online was as laggy and horribly as [...]

Card Subject To Change Review

July 12, 2011 // 3 Comments

Synopsis: CARD SUBJECT TO CHANGE: PRO WRESTLING’S UNDERGROUND takes you deep inside the underground world of professional wrestling. This compelling film follows several wrestlers as they make their way through local VFW halls, high school gyms and Elks’ lodges grinding it out on the independent circuit where the payouts can range from $5 to $20 per match. Some do it for the love of the sport, others desperate to make it big; it is both heart-pounding and heart-wrenching. Tim Disbrow makes his directorial debut as he documents the circuit’s standouts, including: Kevin Sullivan, Michael [...]

Review: WWE All Stars

April 12, 2011 // 0 Comments

WWE All Stars (Xbox 360, Playstation 3 [Reviewed], Wii, Playstation 2, PSP) Publisher: THQ Developer: THQ San Diego Genre: Wrestling, Fighting, Arcade Released: March 29, 2011 ESRB Rating: T – Teen WWE’s video game universe has returned to the world of arcade style fighting, and the end result is a game that puts every Smackdown vs. RAW to shame in terms of overall enjoyment and excitement. Sporting one of, if not the, best rosters in a WWE game, All Stars features 30 of WWE’s best (15 current Superstars and 15 Legends). Among these legends are high profile names like Ultimate Warrior, [...]
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