The annual video game of WWE has become a tradition that a large percentage of the viewers enjoy. 2K currently works with WWE to give us a new game around the end of every year. There have been countless video games through the years based off wrestling. WWE games have given us some of the most random and peculiar characters possible in their games. Aside from the usual full-time wrestlers, there have been quite a few variables thrown out there by the developers of WWE games.
Some of these characters are WWE employees that don’t actually wrestle. They were put into the game based off their work in other fields that made them familiar to fans. Other characters were completely made up as silly goofs to be added into the game for creative fun. A few celebrities even found their way into various WWE games through the years, and there were some forgotten WWE personalities added as well. We'll look at names from all aspects of this when it comes to the characters WWE added to their games out of the blue. These are fifteen characters that you completely forgot were actually in WWE video games at some point.
15 Chainsaw Charlie (WWE 13)
Another peculiar choice for WWE 13 was the character of Chainsaw Charlie. Everyone loves Terry Funk and his presence in a video game is always great. However, the least memorable gimmick of his career being added is the weird aspect to it. Chainsaw Charlie featured Funk wearing a stocking over his face and carrying a chainsaw to the ring.
14 The Undertaker’s Druid (Smackdown vs. Raw 2011)
The Undertaker is probably the most common wrestling character in WWE video games. Considering he has been part of the company since the initial boom of video game popularity and just now retired this year, Undertaker has been in the vast majority of games released. One of the more surprising additions to a game featured someone attached to Undertaker.
13 Godfather's Ladies (No Mercy)
The popularity of The Godfather during the Attitude Era focused on fans wanting to see the half-naked women that walked with him to the ring. Godfather’s pimp character saw him refer to his entourage as “hos.” This somehow was allowed on television at the time, and Godfather benefited greatly from it to achieve the most success of his career.
12 Jim Ross (No Mercy)
Jim Ross is one of the bigger names on this list as a legendary broadcaster. Every Attitude Era and beyond has a strong affection towards Ross for his superb work behind the table. Ross’ popularity allowed him to become a playable character in the No Mercy WWE game. Fans were able to use JR in matches against the top stars in WWE.
11 Military Tony (Smackdown vs Raw 2011)
WWE’s patriotism and support of the armed forces led to a unique character being included in WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011. Tony is a fictional member of the armed forces that becomes a part of a story mode centered on John Cena. The storyline saw Cena team with Tony in a tag team and get inspiration from Tony to defeat MVP in a match.
10 Mike Tyson (WWE 13)
Boxing legend Mike Tyson was added to the WWE 13 video game due to his past with the company. Tyson had one of the all-time great celebrity appearances in WWE history back in 1998. The feud with Steve Austin, joining D-Generation X and turning on Shawn Michaels all played huge roles in WWE taking back control over WCW in the Monday Night Wars.
9 The Terminator (WWE 2K16)
Arnold Schwarzenegger found his way into a WWE video game with one of his most famous characters. WWE did a crossover branding with the Terminator back in 2015 as many people will remember. There was a spot in Triple H’s WrestleMania 31 entrance where Schwarzenegger appears thanks to the Terminator theme.
8 Crash Test Dummy (WrestleMania 2000)
An absolutely ridiculous addition to a WWE video game is the character known as Crash Test Dummy. WWE WrestleMania 2000 included a character meant to imitate the visual the average dummy you would see in crash test projects such as cars. For some reason, this character was an unlockable one that needed a cheat code.
7 Linda McMahon (No Mercy)
The McMahon families became a strong fixture on WWE television during the Attitude Era. It shocked no one and actually excited many fans that Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon and Stephanie McMahon became playable characters since all wrestled at various points. Linda McMahon however never wrestled but often would appear on television as a character.
6 Turok The Dinosaur Hunter (WWF Warzone)
WWF Warzone featured a few bizarre characters included in the game to oppose wrestlers. Turok the Dinosaur Hunter is one of the names that stood out for all the wrong reasons. The assumed hunter of dinosaurs made his way into the ring to wrestle the stars of the WWE. This character was actually a property for another video game that wanted to merge with WWE to create some buzz.
5 Howard Finkel (No Mercy)
Legendary ring announcer Howard Finkel is a very memorable name due to all of us fans that grew up hearing him announce ring introductions. Finkel unintentionally became a lovable character to fans. WWE realized that and decided to put him in No Mercy. Along with Michael Cole and the aforementioned Jim Ross, Finkel was a part of the broadcasting characters that were able to wrestle.
4 Yourself (WrestleMania Challenge)
The wild idea of having a character known as “Yourself” represent the user was implemented into the WWE WrestleMania Challenge video game. This was before you could customize characters to look like you. WWE came up with the concept to just have a bland generic character represent the user. They expected fans to actually choose the early generic CAW model over the top names of the time.
3 Kwang (WWF Raw)
Kwang was a forgettable ninja character in the 90s portrayed by talented wrestler Savio Vega. The talent of Savio was being wasted on this character that WWE hoped would catch on, but it never did. One of the ways to try to make Kwang a bigger success was including him in the WWF Raw video game. Only sixteen wrestlers were included on this roster, and Kwang somehow made the cut.
2 Head (WWF Attitude)
An absolutely shocking addition to a video game was Al Snow’s mannequin friend Head being in the WWE Attitude game. Snow became very popular in the mid-card for his antics talking to Head and using it in matches as a weapon. This actual mannequin head became popular enough to warrant being a playable video game character.
1 Fred Durst (SmackDown: Just Bring It)
The most random inclusion in a WWE video game is definitely 90s rock star Fred Durst. The lead singer of Limp Bizkit was a household name coming off his success as the front man. WWE formed a close relationship with both Durst and the band. The Undertaker used Rollin’ as a theme song and WWE used multiple Limp Bizkit songs on PPV, including a few performances.
WWE Smackdown: Just Bring It featured Durst as a character you had to unlock. Durst came to the ring to the Rollin’ theme while driving a low rider. The elaborate entrance saw him do the Rollin’ dance before wrestling his match. Durst was even wearing his backwards red baseball cap for the trademark look. There’s no doubt that Durst is the most random WWE video game name that no one remembers being in one of the games.
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