AVGN: Wrestling Games – Episode 149

Mike Matei / October 4th, 2017

Angry Video Game Nerd – Wrestling Games – Episode 149


  • KennyM

    October 4, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    where is everyone? youtube now?

  • frostare

    October 4, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    6:15 That lady in the background man…
    Amazing episode! A throwback to classic Nerd and nice to see new villains since the Bloodstain Bears. I’m guessing, you wanted the Halloween episode to be #150? Man oh man…

    • Allen Lucas

      October 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm

      Hope the next episode is a Halloween one. Makes me wondering if he’s starting to go back to making two episodes per month!

  • frostare

    October 4, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    BTW if there’s no Halloween episode, don’t worry man, this was just too much. It’s one of my favorites now.

  • AbareKiller

    October 4, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Wow, another one so soon? Nice! Shame not to see the NES WCW game pictured at 1:06 (that’s the one I had growing up), but maybe because it’s not too bad.

  • danblukk

    October 4, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    I thought Royal rumble and RAW were both awesome. Pretty sure is a Q&A session one time someone asked if James like any LJN games and he said Royal Rumble.

  • fanboyfilms

    October 4, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    I was expecting a referee bump during the match. Needed a commentator to yell “By Gawd he’s been broken in half!” But you cut a great promo at 9:24!

  • GoneTomorrow

    October 4, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    The kind of shit that never wipes…never wipes…never. LOLOLOL

  • laser

    October 4, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    It took this long to get an LJN wipe?

  • Anthony33

    October 5, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Would’ve liked to see the Nerd try to play Pro Wrestling, which is a good, but difficult game, so would’ve definitely been some Nerd Rage there and WCW for the NES, which is pretty good, but repetitive, with the difficulty really ramped up for the last opponent.

  • david ferrara

    October 5, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    James the playstation version of the arcade game was actually a good game with a large roster and real music

  • IronJustice

    October 5, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    Good reviews! I enjoyed every minute of this.

  • klaus84

    October 5, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    best episode in a while. thank you! however, bring us some halloween spirited vids, its october!! always a pleasure! capcom rules!!

  • Brookes

    October 6, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    I’ve wanted a wrestling game episode for so long! Worth the wait!!

  • greedo

    October 6, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Pretty good episode. It felt almost like a classic episode. Had the appropriate amount of rage for this material. Not too ragey, not too mild. Just right!

  • penpan

    October 6, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    I remember renting one of the NES ones you put here as a kid! I love this vid 😛

  • Grandmasterp

    October 7, 2017 at 12:05 am

    Good formula for an AVGN video. You would think that someone would have made a good wrestling game for the NES after Pro Wrestling but nope, just shitty ones.

  • Pablo1989

    October 7, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Is that Mike in that suit? 😀 Only Motherf….kin Mike figthing dirty heel style.

  • JJ85

    October 9, 2017 at 5:26 am

    Too bad you didn’t include the Simpsons Wrestling on PS1.
    It’s playable, but it’s also terrible!

  • Mike Blunt

    October 10, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    James –

    It is obvious from this video that you are not a fan of pro wrestling, as the games have evolved quite a bit in the 30 years since those titles you reviewed were released. WWE 2K18 is about to be released, and you didn’t even mention it because you, like every other non-wrestling fan, don’t care. Stick to what you know nerd – IF ANYONE WANTS TO SEE A BETTER REVIEW OF OLD SCHOOL WRESTLING GAMES – CHECK OUT THE LJN DEFENDER on YouTube : )

    • October 10, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      It seems you don’t know the concept of the AVGN, now do you? “He’s gonna take you back to the past…”, why the hell should he mention a new game coming up? He’s not a free commercial break, now is he Unlike you, commenting here, spamming someones channel (LJN Defender? Really? Like they even got redeeming qualities, ha please) and calling him out on not making notice of some new game (even though, as far as I can recall, he never did before).

    • October 14, 2017 at 12:26 pm

      I played WWE2k16 was horrible. I doubt 18 is much better.

  • Eric Solem

    October 12, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    i have most of these games.

  • October 14, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    The games don’t get any better. I played WWE2k16 recently and it was absolutely horrible. I got it for free and uninstalled it after 20 minutes.

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