Okay, because I was bored and wanted some low impact creative work, I decided what create-a-wrestlers I’d be making for the new WWE Smackdown game.
Supposedly this game is going to have a ‘password’ feature, so I can easily transmit details about my CAW online. I post a string of letters and numbers, you input it, BAM you have my CAW. I have my doubts, but if that IS the case… then I’ll be posting my CAWs for all to enjoye. Here’s a list of the more notable ones I have in mind.
Li Ping (leg strikes, aerial) [Mega-Face]
A no-brainer, really. I’ve made Li Ping in every Smackdown game, and it’s always fun to play a primarily martial arts based character in a wrestling game. With RVD’s moves in there he’s gonna be even MORE fun.
Pao Pao (arm strikes, leverage and judo throws) [Face]
A tag partner for Li Ping. Same idea — a martial arts fangirl. She makes a great partner since she’s primarily ground based and has better submissions.
The Great Yaga (suplexes & slams, old school, proresu) [Mega-Heel]
A VERY strong character to play with; I can tear through anybody in the game with Yaga. The Roaring Elbow’s a good finisher, since it does head impact damage.
Marlo Semaj (punch moves & hardcore) [Mega-Heel]
I’m going to give him my ‘fight club’ move logic, which is basically punches to the head, and some groin shots. There’s a LOT of moves like that in the game. But he’ll have bonus traits for hardcore matches, so chairshots ahoy!
(unnamed goth) (Arm,leg submit) [Tweener]
I traditionally build an arm/leg targeter. The trick? Assign moves that weaken / slap submits onto the arms to the left-right moves, and assign moves that work over the legs to the up-down moves. Lets you finish off an opponent with some variety. I’m thinking a Mazakeen like half-masked woman here, but haven’t picked a name yet.
DJ Karma (capoera, dance moves, sexy moves) [Face]
A tag partner for Scotty 2 Hotty, to reform 2 Cool. I’ve also built her traditionally in all my games. Sort of a raver style fashion plate, lots of leg throws and classic 2-Cool team moves and taunts.
Haruko (Driver/DDT Girl, head impact moves) [Face]
Haruhara Haruko from FLCL! Well, why not? I did a VERY accurate visual of her in SD3, complete with motor scooter entrance and an Pillows-esque entrance song. And her moveset is VERY deadly, all moves that jam your head into the mat. She can easily take out any midcarder and some main eventers. And yes, she has a guitar as a weapon in hardcore matches.
Two Zombies (Huge fat power guy, skinny head-biting jobber) [Heels]
Anybody who’s seen Santo vs. the Zombies knows that the sole purpose of a lucha libre masked wrestler is to fight the undead. And since I wanna do a Kane / Hurricane / Rey Mysterio stable, they’ll need enemies.
Dan Hibiki (wussy moves, flat average stats) [Mega-Face]
Dan’s always fun — I can do his hair pretty easily, and his entrance where he trips and tumbles down the ramp and crashes into the side of the ring is great. I can also create-a-taunt his rolling taunt, although I dunno if I can password-post it.
Lina Inverse (technical submissions, crossface, wrestling outfit) [Mega-Face]
Adapting Lina’s color scheme and costume for a more wrestling-tights-and-armpads look will be kinda fun. And of COURSE she’s gonna use the Crippler Crossface!
Amelia (speedy, aerial!, wrestling outfit) [Face]
A tag partner for Lina, of course. With moves that’ll compliment Lina’s largely ground based technical assault. And the taunts! Hurricane’s heroic poses may be handy here.
Talya Al’nez (sneaky, roughneck/speedy) [Face]
From Penultima ReRolled. I think I can do her costume in the appearance editor, which would be a lot of fun. Plenty of nasty moves like low blows, but also sexy pins and such.
Grandma Skullcracker (absolute power/slams) [Face]
A tag partner for Talya. Don’t know if I can do the armor, but I can adjust body proportions and hair to match her easily; the hair bun is a standard part. I also need a female wrestler with a power-move base, so she covers the gap.
Reiko Yaga (classic proresu) [Face]
Yep, it’s The Great Yaga’s wayward daughter. Could be some fun in story mode, even if I can’t control rivalries. And this way I can use more japanese moves, like the Blue Thunder Pin and the legendary Burning Hammer! Have you SEEN that move? it’s just sick.
The Shockmaster (power, but lame and fat and falls down a lot) [Heel]
Anybody familiar with wrestlecrap.com knows our old friend the Shockmaster.
Vince Russo (crappy sleepers and roughneck moves) [Mega-Heel]
He’s fair game ever since he drove WCW into the dirt. Bring it.
Jay and Silent Bob (speedy/roughneck and power/roughneck) [Faces]
Noinch, noinch, noinch. I just really wanted a trenchcoat wearing character. And if I could do a good Paul Heyman in SD3 I can do a good Silent Bob.
Gates XP-2003 (giant cyborg bill gates, normal sized head) [Mega-Heel]
I think the name says it all. I can do a good rendition of Bill’s geeky head on top of a giant evil robotic exoskeleton. And he’d be a lot of fun to beat the crap out of. Maybe Ballmer as a tag partner with his Wild Monkey Dance?
Naru Narusegawa (finishing punch, finishing kick) [Mega-Face]
NARU PUUUNCH! NARU KIIIICK! Well, it’s a natural. Probably a strike and throw based character. Knock of her glasses, and you’ll feel her RAGE! But if that’s not enough, introducing her tag partner…
Koalla Su (hurricanranas, bearhug-submits, bare feet, schoolgirl outfit) [Face]
I can SO do Koalla in the appearance and move editor. Give her some of the ‘la la la’ happy skipping dance taunts, and have her be all over the opponent with her moves. Perminant smile, little pink dots on the cheeks… oh yeah. I can do this.
Now I just gotta wait 21 days for the game… that’s the hard part.