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I have Pro Wrestling Sim running in the background as I'm working. I had added all of the presidents a few months ago, decided to run it. 

Here's the news of the CPU-run league for the first year.

  • In January, Gerald Ford becomes president of the Wrestling League
  • George HW Bush hurt with hamstring injury in February
  • Abraham Lincoln signs a contract in April after holding out for 4 months.
  • In June, William Henry Harrison retires into announcing role. 
  • In October, Donald Trump and Elizabeth Naverrete become close friends. This must be some generic free agent female wrestler. 
  • In December, FDR finally signs a contract. 
  • In December, Franklin Pierce retires as an active wrestler
  • In December, FDR and Martin Van Buren become close friends
  • Match of the Year: Ronald Reagan & Thomas Jefferson vs. Abraham Lincoln & George W Bush
  • Angle of the Year: Ronald Reagan, Woodrow Wilson, Martin Van Buren, and Donald Trump
  • Wrestler of the Year: Abraham Lincoln

 

 

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16 minutes ago, ConservativeElector2 said:

That's one of the best games ever. I've downloaded a real life WWE mod and now I can manage all my favorite superstars of 2022.

Yeah, I played the 1985 mod a lot, which is actually the first year I got into WWE (then WWF). I stopped watching wrestling about 1995, so I've only really known it as the WWF. 

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17 minutes ago, vcczar said:

Yeah, I played the 1985 mod a lot, which is actually the first year I got into WWE (then WWF). I stopped watching wrestling about 1995, so I've only really known it as the WWF. 

I mean judging by videos on Youtube, the WWF seems to have been great as well. I have mainly watched old Goldberg fights and they must have been legendary. Also the way the fans threw garbage into the rings back then was just hillarious.

I don't know if that was just a Goldberg thing, but I liked the way wrestlers had been escorted by "police officers" or security guards to the ring. The presence of law enforcement enhanced the gimmicks imho.

OK I just realized Goldberg fought in the WCW. 

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23 minutes ago, ConservativeElector2 said:

I mean judging by videos on Youtube, the WWF seems to have been great as well. I have mainly watched old Goldberg fights and they must have been legendary. Also the way the fans threw garbage into the rings back then was just hillarious.

I don't know if that was just a Goldberg thing, but I liked the way wrestlers had been escorted by "police officers" or security guards to the ring. The presence of law enforcement enhanced the gimmicks imho.

OK I just realized Goldberg fought in the WCW. 

Goldberg started just as I was losing interest. He and Stone Cold Steve Austin were the 1st generation of wrestlers that lacked the old school charm. I liked WWF when it was more ridiculous and gimmicky -- Andre the Giant, Hulk Hogan, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Iran Shiek, Jake the Snake Roberts, Million Dollar Man, Junkyard Dog, etc. There was a lot of variety in characters. I started to lose interest because the newer wrestlers all seemed about the same. The emphasis also seemed to focus more on violence and pain, when the 1980s and 1990s seem to focus more on ridiculous angles, costumes, and etc. I think the Undertaker might have been the last old school wrestler to retire. He and Shawn Michaels were probably the last "new wrestlers" I liked. After 1995, I watched a few isolated shows but I coudn't get into it. I tended to watch a match if it had an old wrestler I remembered, like Hulk Hogan or something. Wrestlers like John Cena, the Rock, etc., just aren't very imaginative to me. I liked wrestling because of theatrics and absurd personalities and stereotypical gimmicks--(i.e. Repo Man, who stole things from the stages. Big Boss Man, who was an abusive cop. IRS, who was a tax collector, etc.)

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2 hours ago, vcczar said:

Goldberg started just as I was losing interest. He and Stone Cold Steve Austin were the 1st generation of wrestlers that lacked the old school charm. I liked WWF when it was more ridiculous and gimmicky -- Andre the Giant, Hulk Hogan, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Iran Shiek, Jake the Snake Roberts, Million Dollar Man, Junkyard Dog, etc. There was a lot of variety in characters. I started to lose interest because the newer wrestlers all seemed about the same. The emphasis also seemed to focus more on violence and pain, when the 1980s and 1990s seem to focus more on ridiculous angles, costumes, and etc. I think the Undertaker might have been the last old school wrestler to retire. He and Shawn Michaels were probably the last "new wrestlers" I liked. After 1995, I watched a few isolated shows but I coudn't get into it. I tended to watch a match if it had an old wrestler I remembered, like Hulk Hogan or something. Wrestlers like John Cena, the Rock, etc., just aren't very imaginative to me. I liked wrestling because of theatrics and absurd personalities and stereotypical gimmicks--(i.e. Repo Man, who stole things from the stages. Big Boss Man, who was an abusive cop. IRS, who was a tax collector, etc.)

I can see where you're coming from, but I think differently. I was 10 years old, when I first came in touch with wrestling. That was a time when the likes of Batista, The Undertaker, Edge, John Cena, Shawn Michaels, Triple H or Rey Mysterio where considered to be the glass ceiling of wrestling entertainment.

I like this mid-2000s era the most and my most favorite wrestler is probably Edge. I see basically 4 different eras. The one you like, the late 90s era for which I have referenced Goldberg, the mid-2000s, in which I grew up and what it is today. Each of them has their own charm, but I don't think I would be moved by a fight between an 80s Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior in a way I like the more modern contests.

The other time frames are surely incorporated in one way or the other in these measurements, but for me they are not really remarkable enough to be considered as a sole era. Early 2010s wrestling is for me basically a mix out of the mid-2000s atmosphere setting wrestling and the stuff it is today. The same goes for early 2000s wrestling, in which for example Hulk Hogan and The Rock had their rivalry. It was kind of a development from the late 90s atmosphere to what I consider the best in the mid-2000s. 

One thing stands out for me from early 2000s wrestling. I do not actively remember the feud between Stone Cold Steve Austin and Mr. McMahon, because it was pretty much over when I got into wrestling. But from what I have read about it, this must have been awesome! I also watched the angle in the grocery store in Bakersfield, CA between Stone Cold and Booker T. Truly legendary stuff.

To sum it up, I think from the late 90s to the mid 2000s we saw the overall best wrestling. What's offered nowadays is great as well, but not as great as it used to be. 

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1 hour ago, vcczar said:

i don't even know who that is. 

He's also an actor now, he is one of the more accomplished pro wrestlers ever. He's still active but already in their hall of fame because in, I believe, 2011 he suffered what should have been(and at the time was) a career ending neck injury. He didn't return to wrestling until, I believe, 2020. He would have debuted in the mid to late 90s but he was just a jobber. One of his earliest gimmicks was a vampire hahah

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1 minute ago, SilentLiberty said:

He's also an actor now, he is one of the more accomplished pro wrestlers ever. He's still active but already in their hall of fame because in, I believe, 2011 he suffered what should have been(and at the time was) a career ending neck injury. He didn't return to wrestling until, I believe, 2020. He would have debuted in the mid to late 90s but he was just a jobber. One of his earliest gimmicks was a vampire hahah

Just looked him up. Never heard nor seen him before. 

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7 minutes ago, Patine said:

I vaguely remember that cartoon, growing up on Saturday Mornings. Though the Gen1 Transformers and Jem cartoons (to a much lesser degree, G.I. Joe - all of which were unforgivably butchered in movie remakes by Michael Bay), as well as He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and She-Ra, Princess of Power. even Care Bears Countdown, Disney's Gummy Bear, (though it wasn't Saturday Morning, but often a weekday noon slot) Teddy Ruxpin, the Hercules Hour and the original animated Spider-Man series with the psychodellic sky, repeating stock animation, and the old, iconic theme-song (both of the last two were re-runs from the '60's, not current in the '80'), were real favourites. Most of the rest (including the one linked) was watched to pass time until a desired shown came on, or to wait out a period where one of my siblings had control of the television.

I remember all of those, except the Hercules Hour, whatever that is. 

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2 minutes ago, Patine said:

You do realize that the minimum age to be U.S. President Constitutionally (35), and certainly the youngest age a U.S. President was first inaugurated (Teddy Roosevelt at 42, after William McKinley's assassination) are WAY past the physical prime of a Professional Wrestler, or any professional athlete save maybe a bowler or dart-thrower.

Hulk Hogan was wrestling into his 60s, as was Ric Flair. 

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30 minutes ago, Patine said:

You do realize that the minimum age to be U.S. President Constitutionally (35), and certainly the youngest age a U.S. President was first inaugurated (Teddy Roosevelt at 42, after William McKinley's assassination) are WAY past the physical prime of a Professional Wrestler, or any professional athlete save maybe a bowler or dart-thrower.

I meant the game in general. I love management games 

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42 minutes ago, Patine said:

Ah. I see. I thought you meant the actual smackdown element of the athletic events...

Nah. I’ve never actually seen a real wrestling match in person or on TV. But I’ve always been interested in the business model, the storylines, face/heels etc., always was interesting to me.

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