It Came From YouTube: “The Main Event” arcade game rips-off WWF wrestlers

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This is Joe Gagne’s review of Konami’s “The Main Event” arcade game.

The game is really nothing special.

I’m mostly posting it because Konami very obviously ripped-off several WWF wrestlers to make their roster, making only minor (and really goofy) cosmetic changes and giving them dumb, generic names. I bet that URL’s not taken…

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11 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: “The Main Event” arcade game rips-off WWF wrestlers"
  1. Autrach Sejanoz says:

    It hasn’t embedded properly, Paul.

  2. Gargasmell says:

    Conan the Great –


    *tears the shirt

  3. Jay "The Brain" Mann says:

    And that’s just Ricky Steamboat.

  4. Dangerous Dave says:

    “The Main Event” was one of my favorite games back in the day. It offered exciting play, a variety of maneuvers and colorful (if not entirely original) characters. My team was Conan the Great (i.e. Hulk Hogan) and Alan the Empire (Andre the Giant).

    I’d love to own that game, but they don;t seem to be up for sale often. Plus, I’m not rich and those old games take up a lot of room. Ah well, the memories live on.

    • John says:

      I loved that game too. It’s funny to explain to kids now how you actually had to leave your house to go play games somewhere and how quarters were the most important thing in the world. Oh god I am old.

  5. Jimbolian says:

    I “faintly” remember playing this arcade game as a kid back in the early 90’s. But when I saw the design of the arcade cabinet, I was positive I played this back in the day.

  6. Andrew Lowell says:

    I have been wanting one of these for about 20 years. They never seem to be for sale and the ones I saw were a thousand and up. I just happened to find a working one locally on FB marketplace and got a great deal on it. It’s still a lot of fun to play.

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