WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 Preview
October 22, 2010, 11:03 am
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Wrestling’s a funny thing, isn’t it? Large, oiled up men in skimpy shorts rubbing themselves all over each other, then pretending to be kicked in the balls. Or equally oiled up ladies with boobs made of pure muscle, grappling in bikinis. It’s bizarre.

Yet it’s huge. Indescribably massive. An odd concoction of dance, athletics, gymnastics and piss-poor soap acting, it’s incredibly popular. Squillions of people watch it. Yup, squillions.

It’s also presumably an odd sport for games developers to get their heads around. Give them a boxing title and they’ll concentrate on making those punches look like they’re really connecting. Or give them a shooter and they’ll try and make it look like you buried a bullet in that bloke’s skull.

But with wrestling, which is deliberately bad acting anyway, what should they do? Try and make it look like what the wrestlers are trying to make it look like, which doesn’t actually look like what it looks like?

While I ponder all that nonsense, let’s go through all the basics.

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