Wrestling games focusing on the huge, televised, commercial leagues like WWE and WCW have been big for years now, but last year Eidos brought us a different kind of wrestling game with Backyard Wrestling: Don't Try This At Home. Like its real-world namesake, Backyard Wrestling focused on those crazy wrestling fans who are so into the sport that they risk serious personal injury right in their own backyards to emulate it. This year, Eidos is back with Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes the Neighborhood, a game that promises to be even more brutal than its illustrious predecessor.
Over the next few weeks, we'll be taking a look at some of the colorful personalities that will beat the living crap out of each other in the game. This time around, the game will be including even more celebrities and big names from every corner of the backyard wrestling universe. Check out the shining faces below, and stay tuned for more.
Full Name: Joe Bruce aka Violent J
Weight: 217 pounds
Finishing Moves: "The Violent Twist!"
Arena: "The Carnival"
Quote: "Violent J, ALL DAY!!!"
This outspoken member of the Insane Clown Posse does it all...wrestles, raps, and puts the hurt on as many people as he can.
Member of the popular rapping clown group the Insane Clown Posse, Violent J grew up a huge wrestling fan, spending hours upon hours watching his favorite hardcore superstars, the Sheik and Bo Bo Brazil, beat fools bloody on a nightly basis. Teaming with fellow clown rapper Shaggy 2 Dope, J decided to take on the world of wrestling, fighting for years on the independent scene before finally invading ECW. From there, the Insane Clown Posse rose to prominence in the then WWF, then moved to and joined WCW at the height of the Monday night wrestling wars. Soon after, the ICP formed the hardcore wrestling organization known as JCW (you know, Juggalo Championship Wrestling), where they still wrestle today.
Check out new footage of Violent J laying the smack down on his opponent on our media page.
Shaggy 2 Dope
Full Name: Joey Ustler aka Shaggy 2 Dope
Weight: 190 pounds
Finishing Moves: "The Shaggy Hurt"
Arena: "The Carnival"
Quote: "This one here is for tha homies "
The other half of the demented wicked clown duo--Shaggy's specialty is inflicting hurt on his opponents like what?!!
Combining the arts of rapping and wrestling, Shaggy 2 Dope teams with partner in crime Violent J in both the ring and on the mike. Never short on words, Shaggy isn't afraid to throw the mike down and let his knuckles do the talking for him. Throughout their careers, Shaggy and J have teamed to fight almost every legend to grace the squared circle, including such stars as The Rock, Chris Benoit, and Eddie Guerrero. Finally being included in his own video game is one of Shaggy's biggest dreams.
Check out new footage of Shaggy putting the hurt on his opponent on our media page.
Full Name: Andrew Wilkes-Krier aka Andrew WK
Weight: 200 pounds
Finishing Moves: "I GET WET"
Quote: "It's Time To Party!"
Andrew WK prepares to "Tear It Up" in his Backyard Wrestling debut. The passion and power that pours from his music is just as evident in his wrestling style.
Not just a party animal but a party guerrilla, Andrew W.K. burst onto the scene with a hybrid of metal, pop, and dance that parodied and paid tribute to the cheesiest, sleaziest aspects of all three styles. The buzz around A.W.K.'s hedonistic, so-dumb-it's-smart act resulted in gigs opening for the Foo Fighters as well as deals with Island/Def Jam in the US and Mercury in the UK. His infectious positivity and charisma carry over well to the anything-goes style of Backyard Wrestling 2.
Check out new footage of Andrew WK tearing it up on our media page.