Capcom revealed a launch trailer for their iconic character, Cody over the weekend, and you might just recognize the man portraying him.
Professional Wrestling and video games have gone hand in hand for decades. From the crude arcade games of the 1980s, to the classics such as WWE No Mercy and WWE Warzone later on, to the annual WWE 2K installments that many of us know and love today. It gives fans the chance to take control of their favorite competitors, just like any other sports games such as Madden and FIFA.
The relationship between wrestling and video games has actually gone beyond just wrestling based games. Many current WWE Superstars are avid gamers, the most avid being Xavier Woods. The New Day member has his own gaming channel on YouTube, UpUpDownDown, and has over 1.5 million subscribers. Outside of WWE, Kenny Omega is also very into gaming and has just revealed a big project he had been working on in secret.
On Sunday, Street Fighter's Twitter account posted the first gameplay trailer revealing Cody, a character from previous games in the series who will be making his way to Street Fighter V. Unfortunately in the Street Fighter universe, Cody's surname is not Rhodes, it's Travers. However, there are a couple of live-action scenes in the above trailer, and you may recognize the man playing Cody.
A little something I worked on in secrecy. A proud moment to assume the role of my favorite SF fighter! Thanks to @CapcomFighters and all of the kind staff I met on set. You were all great. (Well, I never met the guy on the phone but I’m sure you’re swell) https://t.co/InqpbHWOJR— Kenny Omega (@KennyOmegamanX) May 28, 2018
It is of course none other than Omega. The Cleaner posted the trailer on his own Twitter timeline and wrote, "A proud moment to assume the role of my favorite SF fighter!" Pretty amusing considering the animosity between himself and the other Cody in his life. Travers also bears an uncanny resemblance to Rhodes as a matter of fact. It's a shame they couldn't do more with that.
Even though you can't pit Omega against Rhodes on Street Fighter V, the former's involvement in the game and the trailer above is still pretty cool. It is also further proof that wrestlers don't need WWE right now if they really want to make it. Omega is currently making a big mark on the mainstream, through this video game venture and of course his and other Bullet Club member's merch being available in Hot Topic.