Frankly, WWE is one of our favorite topics. And WWE 2K22 nWo Edition is turning into one of our favorite games. But we can say the very same about the rest of the 2K games. And it’s not like we haven’t touched on the subject of professional wrestling before. The favorite wrestling movies article was actually one of my favorite articles ever. Check it out here. And so was the Big Show article. You can read all about it here.
But this is a rather different article. One with very specific themes and influences. Yes. I’m talking about NOW and the WWE stars that graced that particular era. Some of them are memorable, while some of them are infamous to this very day. But we’re gonna honor them all with some of the cool TV and movie appearances that they have under their belts.
What’s WWE 2K22 nWo Edition All About?
Developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K, it’s actually a professional wrestling sports simulation video game. And the game you’ll be taking over playable nWo Superstars, two awesome arenas, the nWo Wolfpac Championship & more–an amazing value!
MyFACTION EVO Cards and alternate nWo attires for “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, Syxx, and playable Eric Bischoff character. They’re all in there.
Unleash dives, kick-outs, and finishers with the biggest and most realistic-looking WWE Superstars and Legends: The Rock, Sasha Banks, Goldberg, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, and Brock Lesnar.
It’s your turn to call the shots as a WWE General Manager. Take the reins of Raw, Smackdown, NXT, or NXT UK and draft your ultimate roster of WWE Superstars and Legends, then compete against rival GMs to build the biggest brand in the WWE Universe.
Become the top-rated show by setting up intense rivalries, over-the-top match types, championship showdowns, pay-per-view events, and an ever-escalating arms race of arenas and audiences. Once you’ve set the stage, play as a Superstar, interfere as a GM, or call the shots from behind the scenes —the choice is yours!
But What Are Some Of The Steam User Comments Saying About It?
*Tia Anshar says Best WWE game in a while.
*While Doom007 adds: I liked this game soo sooooooo much.
And while we’re at it… Why not focus on the nWo part of the title.
What’s So Special About WWE nWo stable?
nWo or the New World Order is a professional wrestling stable that originally consisted of “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall and Kevin Nash. However, the stable originated in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) with the gimmick of a group of unsanctioned wrestlers aiming to “take over” and control WCW in the manner of a street gang. Fueled initially by the unexpected villainous turn of Hulk Hogan, the nWo storyline is generally considered one of the most successful angles in the history of modern-day professional wrestling. Furthermore, the nWo has inspired many parody factions outside the WWE. Such as Stevie Richards’ bWo, Eddie Guerrero’s lWo and the dMp (for Demon Making Plant) in the Japanese manga Kinnikuman.
And what are some of the most successful TV and movie projects from the pioneers of this stable? Well, we’re not gonna focus solely on the founding trio. Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, Syxx, and Eric Bischoff are part of our mission in this article and yes. Let’s start and find out the best of these legends.
Why not start with the one and only. The Hulk. And how can one choose the best movie from Hogan’s less-than-stellar acting career? Well, he had his Hollywood peak in the late 80s and 90s but we’re gonna attempt to find the best among the worst. When it comes to his on-screen career if you will. As much as I’d love to go with Thunder in Paradise… I’m gonna pick Rocky III. The 1982 sports drama is also Hulk Hogan’s on-screen debut. And it’s glorious. He portrays Thunderlips. The current world wrestling champion, who fights Rocky in a charity event. It’s a cool performance I must say, considering that it’s his first-ever. And it’s a shouldn’t miss out kind of performance too.
Fun fact: In the scene where Rocky body-slams Thunderlips out of the ring, Sylvester Stallone admitted that he couldn’t dead-lift Hulk Hogan. So he had Hogan jump into his arms.
Rest in peace Razor Ramon. One of the finest and most charismatic wrestlers that ever graced the ring. He was amazing. But unlike Hulk Hogan, he never made it to the movies. He does have some documentary appearances under his belt, but not much really. But if I can choose, I’d choose the altruistic appearance on The Jerry Springer Show. There he got to meet (and make the day) two die-hard fans and that’s priceless. The appearance is from back in the 90s and the children were actually suffering from HIV/Aids. Back in the days when nobody would go near HIV patients, he showed kindness, empathy and compassion. And for that, he deserves a mention on this list.
Fun fact: He took the two kids to one of the WrestleManias, and according to an interview, they had a blast.
Oh boy. Kevin Nash is something else when it comes to his rising movie career. Which lasts to this very day, I might add. But speaking of fan-favorite performances (the fan being me) I’m kinda torn. I liked him in John Wick for sure, but I’d have to go with Magic Mike. Yes. He’s Tarzan/Ernest in Steven Soderbergh’s cult classic and he puts every actor there to shame. Considering that most of them are half his age. But one thing I learned from the movie is that the man can dance too. Who’d known?
Fun fact: He was 52 during the production of Magic Mike and 55 for the sequel.
I had to scrape the bottom of the barrel for Syxx’s performances. And there are some, but they’re not that memorable. But Verotika stands out among the obscure and the forgettable. A bunch of surreal and bloody trilogy of erotic horror stories culled from Danzig’s comic. But yeah. Sean Michael Waltman is in the Change of face segment. Look him up.
Fun fact: The majority of the principal cast of the film are pornstars in real life.
But… Are You A Fan Of the WWE 2K22 nWo Edition?
Let us know if you are. And feel free to share some of your favorite nWo wrestlers. We’d love to know all about them.