Yahoo! Games has a new article online entitled “5 infamous gaming mishaps” and mentions WWE banning video games in the locker room several years ago. Below is an excerpt:
The PlayStation 2 bodyslams pro wrestling
Maybe the Red Sox should have taken a cue from the WWE.
In 2001, Vince McMahon’s wrestling organization conclusively won the Monday Night Wars, buying rival organization WCW, which for years had threatened its dominance of the pro wrestling world. But four years later, the product was growing stale. Fans complained the matches were lackluster and the shows were uninspired.
The WWE decided part of the problem was the habit many wrestlers had of playing video games backstage instead of watching and learning from live matches. The organization promptly banned games from the backstage area, though gamers do get the chance to throw down virtually once a year at the company’s THQ Superstar Challenge event.
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Thanks to Wrestling News World reader Logan Walker for sending the link.