Yahoo Article Examines WWE Banning Video Games Backstage

Nick Paglino

Vince has posted a new blog examining WWE's decision several years ago to ban video game playing backstage at events. The blog lists the top 5 "infamous gaming mishaps," and WWE being "bodyslammed by Playstation" is amongst them. Below is an excerpt from the blog, which you can read in its entirety by clicking the above link:

In 2001, Vince McMahon’s wrestling organization conclusively won the Monday Night Wars, buying rival organization WCW, which for years had threatened its dominance of the pro wrestling world. But four years later, the product was growing stale. Fans complained the matches were lackluster and the shows were uninspired.

The WWE decided part of the problem was the habit many wrestlers had of playing video games backstage instead of watching and learning from live matches. The organization promptly banned games from the backstage area, though gamers do get the chance to throw down virtually once a year at the company’s THQ Superstar Challenge event.

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