Legends of WrestleMania's Full Roster

THQ has lifted the veil on its list of classic wrestlers and managers that will make up the roster for the upcoming Legends of WrestleMania. The list is a mix of mostly classic wrestlers with a few modern-day icons and even a handful of currently active guys. Here's the full list:...

THQ has lifted the veil on its list of classic wrestlers and managers that will make up the roster for the upcoming Legends of WrestleMania. The list is a mix of mostly classic wrestlers with a few modern-day icons and even a handful of currently active guys. Here's the full list:

WRESTLERS
Andre The Giant
Animal
Arn Anderson
Bam Bam Bigelow
Big Bossman
Big John Studd
Bret "Hitman" Hart
British Bulldog
Brutus Beefcake
Dusty Rhodes
Greg Valentine
Hacksaw Jim Duggan
Hawk
Honky Tonk Man
Hulk Hogan
Hunter Hearst Helmsley
Iron Sheik
Jake The Snake
Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart
Jimmy Snuka
Junkyard Dog
Kamala
King Kong Bundy
Koko B. Ware
Michael Hayes
Mr. Perfect
Nikolai Volkoff
Ravishing Rick Rude
Ric Flair
Rowdy Roddy Piper
Sgt. Slaughter
Shawn Michaels
Stone Cold Steve Austin
Ted DiBiase
The Rock
The Ultimate Warrior
Undertaker
Yokozuna

MANAGERS
Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
Jimmy Hart
Mr. Fuji
Paul Bearer

My thoughts on the list:

GLAD TO SEE: Ric Flair, Mr. Perfect, and Bret Hart. Three of my all-time favorites, with the latter duo being two of the finest technical wrestlers of the modern age. And the Iron Sheik because he is certifiably insane.

NOTABLE OMISSIONS: Randy "Macho Man" Savage and Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat are the two names that pop out right away.

HUH?: I remember Kamala the Ugandan Giant being a big name back in the day but he never made much of an impression on me. And I'm also not sold on Triple H and Shawn Michaels being in the game. Perhaps it's a bone tossed to the fans who insist on having a modern name in there--or maybe it's just to appease Triple H. Still, I'd have rather seen those two roster spots go to the aforementioned Savage and Steamboat, the dearly departed Eddie Guerrero, a fondly remembered goof like Hillbilly Jim, or even to lesser known talent like Dean Malenko or someone of his ilk.

What do you think of the Legends of WrestleMania roster? Who would you add or subtract in this lineup?

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293 comments
majfalkner
majfalkner

They need to add the WCW ECW AWA rosters. Just check out the line up on WWE.com. What about MinosotaWrecking Crew 1& 2. The roster from WCW Thunder I don't remember what year have the booklets though. Theirs a great line up like The Ultimo Dragoon and The Fablous Freebirds to Laparka to Kaz to Cris Ben to Buff Baggwell to son on and so forthh like Abdullah The Butcher to Ahmed Johnson to So many you get my driftt.

wolf101971
wolf101971

A few more - Dino Bravo, Earthquake, One Man Gang, Demolition, Tito Santana, Hercules, Papa Shango, & Bob Backlund.

wolf101971
wolf101971

Owen Hart should have been in this line up. Michaels should have been paired with Jannetty as "The Rockers", and instead of (groan!) Triple H how about Sid Vicious? He's about as "stilted" as H's wreslting skills!

The_Shawn
The_Shawn

I find it funny, even Ted DiBiase says his favorite match was the ladder match between Razor Ramon (who has been left out of the game) and Shawn Michaels. While the game designer just sits there. Did I see John Cena in those videos???

anopsia
anopsia

Hulk Hogan and Mr. T vs. Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff - Wrestlemania I Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat - Wrestlemania III Demolishion vs. Powers of Pain - Wrestlemania V Hulk Hogan vs Macho Man - Wrestlemania V Owen Hart vs. Bret Hart - Wrestlemania X Razor Ramon vs. HBK - Wrestlemania X -first ladder match And where are the tag teams - The Rockers, Powers of Pain, Demolition, Mega Powers, The Natural Disasters, Million Dollar Man and I.R.S. Singles - Diesel, Razor Ramon, Bob Backlund, Jerry Lawler, Vince MacMahon, Shane MacMahon Any female at all would have been really nice too. I really would expect a wrestlemania game from this day and age to allow you to play through all of the best wrestlemania matches, there aren't that many were not legendary. With that said, I really enjoy the arcade style controls of this game... I just hope they will consider more wrestlers as downloadable content. I'll probably get this game used when it comes available though because I don't think it's worth $60 for the game with an extra $5 to $10 dollars every time they release new wrestlers to the roster. HBK has been wrestling in the WWE since 1988 and definately deserves his spot in this game... it's too bad they didn't include Marty Janety though.

IVIadHatter
IVIadHatter

Where's Tatanka? He was seriously underrated, Smokin Guns, Headshrinkers some more tag teams need to be on there.

bleedgreen2-1-5
bleedgreen2-1-5

man the shawn pretty much listed everyone else that SHOULD be in the game although i dont like hillbilly jim

bleedgreen2-1-5
bleedgreen2-1-5

no doubt on ricky the dragon steamboat and macho man, they had the greatest mania match ever. but the writer dosent know why hbk is in it? lets see, reasons for hbk: wrestlemania's biggest matches, iron man match vs bret hart, ladder match vs razor ramon, world title match vs stone cold, diesel, john cena. plus hes facin taker this year any reasons why hbk shouldnt be in it, rosters good although they put Hunter Hearst Helmsley in it instead of the modern HHH. Hunter Hearst Helmsley as far as i remember lost to the ultimate warrior in in like 30 seconds, thats all i remember of helmsley, they might as well put the new HHH in it. If they put kamala in it they might as well put his manager the Handler in it. What about the vintage Kane? Deisel? Razor Ramon? Owen Hart? The Bushwhackers? The reason why noone plays tag team matches is because limited tag teams. what about Brother Love, Sunny, Jim Cornette, Mankind (old brown outfit not the dress shirt soco bullcrap) Pretty much anyone the Undertaker Faught should be in it although most are besides Psycho Sid and Giant Gonzales. game looks good roster is ok but could have been a bit better. Cant wait to play as the L.O.D. what a rush!

The_Shawn
The_Shawn

To me It doesn't matter who's in, you can never have too many, it matters who the missed, and a few of these are major over sites; WRESTLERS George "The Animal" Steele Paul "Mr Wonderful" Orndorff "The Macho Man" Randy Savage Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat The Dynamite Kid (How can you miss half of the British Bulldogs? Especially with the rivalry with Brutus Beefcake and Greg "The Hammer" Valentine.) Razor Ramon Diesel Demolition (Axe, Smash and Crush) Tito Santana Hill Billy Jim Owen Hart MANAGERS Sensational Sherri Miss Elizabeth Capt. Lou Albano," Classy" Freddie Blassie Virgil ANNOUNCERS Jesse "The Body" Ventura Gorilla Monsoon Vince McMahon Bobby "The Brain" Heenan (Although he is in as a manager, his commentary was always fun.)

G-Star-T2005
G-Star-T2005

Im seein all these other big name wrestlers being said that should have been in the game but what about Toothless Agression baby Chris Benoit i mean come on he was like one of the dominant wrestlers when he was still here and Razor Ramone why isnt he in here...

jwee21
jwee21

And another thing hopefully they have there entrance movie and song cuz if they dont im takin it back to the store

jwee21
jwee21

I think its goin to be a very good game. I already preordered it from gamestop. It should have been a referee though but i see u tryin to set it up from the first wrestlemania game. The roster list is great but u miss out on some legends like Owen Hart, Macho Man Randy Savage, Diesel, Razor Ramon, Doink, Sid Justice, Mankind, Masked Kane, and Lex Luger. Hopefully we can create them on the game to make the game much betta.

mmess2002
mmess2002

I dont see Hillbilly Jim? Where is Hillbilly Jim????

stevenbray1
stevenbray1

lex luger earthquake typhoon macho man (eh, why not???) sid justice razor ramone the nasty boys demolition bob backlund kane

illfam79
illfam79

take off HHH and give me savage, steamboat(greatest match of all time) hall, nash, tully blanchard, lugar, foley, owen heart, one man gang(/w alternate Akkeem gear), dynamite kid and any other half of a tag team that they left out...dang peanut and no butter

awais_n
awais_n

Have one more - "El Matador" Tito Santana

awais_n
awais_n

The names I would have liked to have seen here are: "The Macho Man" Randy Savage Cactus Jack aka Mankind aka Dude Love "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff Owen Hart Jerry "The King" Lawler George "Tha Animal" Steele Hercules Lex Luger Eddie Guerrero Most notable exception is Randy Savage - he is a legend if there ever was one

salimk
salimk

Texas Tornado anyone? the Von Eriks?? i guess they were not legends in wwe, but someone must honor this family

saibot05
saibot05

Malenko I admit is a master of submissions, or in his case "The most Technical man in Wrestling". He'd would've been a good addition to the LoW Roster. Hell, if Koko made it, he can too darn it!

davisbr
davisbr

This game is going to suck!! No referees in the game! How dumb can a wrestling game get? All wrestling matches have referees! This game is going to really suck! A wrestling game with no referee is like a basket ball game with no goal rim! That's real dumb!

rusthol
rusthol

Good to see The Ultimate Warrior there!

CletusCaveman
CletusCaveman

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ryankelly8952
ryankelly8952

I would have liked to see Razor Ramon here, but I'd also like to see Texas Tornado.

davisbr
davisbr

Where is the ref? No ref? Come on? How is this a wrestling game when you don't have a referee!

fabadder
fabadder

glad to see the road warriors included...they were insane and really had such a mean look to them.

ajgoldberg
ajgoldberg

i dont understand why goldberg isnt on this game. it just isnt right on account that bam bam bigelow is on it. goldberg faught him several times,even though goldberg fought on wcw most of his career he still wrestled in the wwe won the title and wrestled at wrestlemania . i also read in a gamerforce magazine that you will be able to import wrestlers from smcd vs raw 08 yes 08. their is lot of others that should be on this game like kane what the hell.hopefully there will be an update with more big time legends like goldberg.

beardegoat
beardegoat

oh yeah and as for the managers what about sgt slaughters manager at the time of the 1st gulf war in iraq 1990 or 91 i think, cant remember his name though but was funny as hell at the time, they could never get away with that sort of thing now. any of you guys know his name?

beardegoat
beardegoat

as well as randy savage,steamboat and guerrero where are the bushwackers, demolition, earthquake and typhoon, marty jenetti (the rockers) which i think shawn micheals was the other half of, the rest of the roster is pretty cool i think especially ultimate warrior, million dollar man, the hart foundation, legion of doom, sgt slaughter, roddy piper, mr perfect, jake the snake, hulk hogan, big boss man, british bulldog and hacksaw jim duggan....HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, i think graphics and gameplay will be ok but will not matter to us oldies that grew up on wwf, pure nostalgia

nighthawk567
nighthawk567

The most obvious glaring omision is Macho Man Randy Savage. He's a true star of his time and a certifiable legend.

nighthawk567
nighthawk567

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XEbonyX
XEbonyX

I would have really liked to see Rick Martel in there. Shawn Michaels and Undertaker both go pretty far back into wrestlemania so I think they deserve to be in it.

SpideR_CentS
SpideR_CentS

The single biggest omission is Randy Macho Man Savage ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooYEAH !!!!! Other then I could take or leave a lot of the others missing. Macho Man was one of my favs as a child and him not being in this game makes it something I will pick up when I can get it in the sub $30 range instead of when it first comes out. Others that they could have added would be Earthquake, Repo Man, Razor Ramon, Lex Lugar, Rhodes (father & son), etc

jerolev
jerolev

I know it would have been good to have Owen Hart but im sure it wil never happen. Not because of Vince, but rather because of Owen's wife.

Johnny_709
Johnny_709

Sensational Sherri is another manger missing i think.... she was with michaels, savage and dibiase... and Razor and Savage should definitly be in the game too

guitarhero12341
guitarhero12341

Man this game is really going to suck i think that this comment should go to the people who made this game because they only put the people who won wrestle mania!!!! i think that they should change up in put all the wwf allstars in this game like triple h, xpac, billy gunn, chyna, owen hart, diesel, masked kane, mankind, jeff hardy,matt hardy, and edge and mostly others too if i missed!! !!!!! Thats mostly it if u put some of those guys in the game most of everybody is going appreciately buy the game!!!!!! now im not going to buy the games because im pissed and most of these people are pissed!!! so take my word on it or else the people who are making this game will not make alot money!!!! peace

Chronologo
Chronologo

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silva84
silva84

Thriple H and Shawn Michaels definaltly deserve to be on his game. Thriple HH has been at Wrestlemania 12 times, at WM 18 he won the undisputed championship form Y2J and he has played a huge role in all of his Wrestlemania matches. HBK had the 60 min Iron Man Match with bret hart, he made an amazing entrance at that match, he faced Stone cold for the WWE championship, he was in the first televisied Ladder match with razor ramone. So there is no way they dont deserve to be in the game

tizzomr
tizzomr

So long as they have the ability to create wrestlers, and give enough options to accurately replicate the omissions, people will be fine. They might have dlc wrestlers too.

johnnyicecream
johnnyicecream

where's Doink? Where's Razor Ramon? I do believe that Triple H does, in fact, deserve to be there. And how could you think that Shawn Michaels doesn't deserve to be there? He would be the first wrestler on my list.

axpguy
axpguy

In agreeance with most comments about savage and the dragon and notable i can't think of very many other singles superstars I would like to see. But touching on the lack of tag-teams again, what about demolition or the bushwackers? Neither techinically sound teams, both were extremely over with the fans. As far as the managers wtf is Captain Lou Albano???? and a much much smaller toss out to Slim haha.

bballabarry
bballabarry

wow. i think im prolly gonna get this game. i havent playd or watchd wrestling in years but this game should bring back good memorys. some ppl that i wish were in it though are kane, owen hart(the wwe should have made sure he was in the game) eddie guerrero(even though i wouldnt consider him a legend just yet) mankind( i dont kno why he isnt in it, deffinitly a legend, they even gave him the hardcore championship) farooq, dlo brown, pretty much ppl that were in the early 90's that were big in the business, i was born in 91' so yea, i cant think of any more though but this game should be good though

antman69r
antman69r

to GearsOfWar69Loc. Kane made his debut on WWF in 1992.

malintenby
malintenby

"And I'm also not sold on Triple H and Shawn Michaels being in the game....." Eh? Triple H maybe, but you couldn't have a 'Legends of Wrestlemania' game with out the so called, 'Mr. Wrestlemania!' "Perhaps it's a bone tossed to the fans who insist on having a modern name" Eh? (again!) Shaun Michaels joined the WWF in 1987, so he's hardly a 'modern name!' I'm not even a wrestling fan these days, but I was when I was a kid.

CADMAN_3
CADMAN_3

What no Savage w/ Elizabeth, WTF !? Glad to see Warrior and Superfly in there.

Papa_Wayne
Papa_Wayne

Should also note, that the game story is Wrestlemania's 1-15; so on the commentary they should have Jesse etc.

Papa_Wayne
Papa_Wayne

Wasn't Tito Santana in a few Wrestlemanias? Would be good to have him - and a Spanish announcers table. Agree with Steamboat and Savage! Would be good if they allowed for more tag teams, such as adding Marty Janetty to make the Rockers and the Dynamite Kid to make the British Bulldogs. Whilst they were a bit of a copy of L.O.D, Demolition should be in there as well. (There are some Tag Teams in there currently, and obviously with Savage you would have the mega powers). On managers, I agree Slick should be in there along with Virgil who afterwards tagged with Roddy Piper. Not sure if Yokozuna should be in it - what do you think?