January 21, 2004
Roster fills out for Legends of Wrestling game
By JON WALDMAN -- SLAM! Wrestling
Acclaim has added a "bang" to its upcoming wrestling video game release, and confirmed many of the other names too.
The video game company has announced that Diamond Dallas Page will be part of Legends of Wrestling III. Page, in a release, said that he was excited about being part of the game, which will also include the Ultimate Warrior and Jake "The Snake" Roberts.
"The three-time, three-time, three-time World's Heavyweight Champion is ready for battle in SHOWDOWN: Legends of Wrestling," Page said. "It's great to be part of this roster of wrestling icons and to work with Acclaim. You know DDP's ready and the 'diamond cutter' isn't far behind. I've battled the odds my whole life and that's how I like it."
"The addition of Diamond Dallas Page, one of the sport's most beloved personalities, helps make SHOWDOWN: Legends of Wrestling an even bigger main event among wrestling fans this spring," added Brian Shields, Brand Manager for Acclaim. "Using SHOWDOWN's brand new 'Ready To Brawl' controls, fans can execute DDP's 'diamond cutter' and other signature moves on any number of opponents using the game's intuitive pick-up-and-play control system."
Acclaim also confirmed a number of other wrestlers that will be part of the game, including Davey Boy Smith, Dory Funk Jr., "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, Ivan Putski, Jerry "The King" Lawler, Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamoat, Sabu, The Shiek and Terry Funk.
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Jon Waldman has been with SLAM! Wrestling since 2000. Stay tuned to SLAM! for more news on Legends of Wrestling: Showdown as it is announced.