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Posted 02 November 2008 - 01:12 AM

More On WWE's Orders For HHH To Not Look Weak In SD! vs. RAW



credit to: ewrestlingnews.com


A few weeks ago it was reported that Fighting Spirit, a magazine based out of the U.K. that covers professional wrestling as well as MMA, had revealed portions of the private memo World Wrestling Entertainment/THQ sent out to members of the video gaming press covering the upcoming SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 video game. WWE wants to control how SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 is portrayed in previews when displaying screenshots of the game. What with WWE's new toned-down, PG-rated product, the video gaming press is forbidden from showing screenshots of any of the Superstars bleeding or using weapons. However, the really interesting part coming out of the memo is that WWE/THQ said the video gaming press is forbidden from showing screenshots of digital Triple H "in a defenseless or vulnerable position." There was said to be some major heat between WWE and Fighting Spirit as information from the memo wasn't supposed to be publicly revealed.

Fellow U.K. wrestling magazine Power Slam corroborated the situation in a recent issue, most notably, the portion of the memo concerning Triple H not being shown in a weak or vulnerable position. Power Slam reveals that WWE/THQ did not ask anyone else on the WWE roster be 'protected' in this manner, only Triple H.

Below are the two magazines' respective articles on the situation:

Digital Politics (Fighting Spirit Issue No. 32)
WWE videogame feels the Triple H Effect


We all know how much Triple H loves squashing five guys on Raw or killing Kenny Dykstra for no good reason on SmackDown. The extent to which he's protected and booked to look indestructible on WWE television is an old and very sad story. So maybe it was inevitable that the same mentality would spill over into WWE's video games, too.

With SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 out in November, early game code has been sent out to videogames press. And one of our button-bashing buddies got in touch to inform us of some new directives that game journalists must abide by with this year's version of the game.

"Got WWE preview code yesterday and, as always, screenshots have to be approved if we decide to take our own. So far, so usual. But here's the interesting part: there are further stipulations that highlight which screenshots will immediately be given the thumbs down.

These include screenshots of 'superstars' (not allowed to refer to them as wrestlers) bleeding, weapons being used... and we're not allowed to take ANY screenshots of Triple H losing or ANY screenshots of Triple H in a 'defenceless or vulnerable position'. Oh, and the game still sucks."


That's right, Hunter is so paranoid about protecting his spot that he's holding down people in videogames! What a dork. Fortunately, his very own theme song tells us that, "It's all about the game, and how you play it / It's all about control and if you can take it." Well, we have taken control and we've made sure Triple H is both defenceless and vulnerable in the screenshot to the left. Sorry Paul!

Preferential Treatment (Power Slam Issue 171/October 2008)


THQ, publisher of the forthcoming SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 video game, has helpfully distributed a WWE-approved list of guidelines which all magazines are expected to adhere to concerning screenshots used in conjunction with reviews of the game.

Attempting to minimise the violence in the game, WWE and THQ have decreed: "Do NOT show blood." And, "If using weapons, do not show anything with significant force (or intent to have)." These directives are in accordance with WWE's new toned-down, PG-rated product.

However, we're not sure how WWE and THQ can justify the clause pertaining to Triple H in the SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 screenshot guidelines. It states: "Refrain from showing Triple H in a losing/defeated/defenceless position." THQ does not ask that anyone else on the WWE roster be 'protected' in this manner: magazines are only forbidden from printing screenshots of HHH "in a losing/defeated/defenceless position."

Is that guy insecure, or what?



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Posted 02 November 2008 - 01:54 AM

Seriously does it really matter? I really dont care if Triple H is in a defenceless position or not.

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 01:58 AM

LMAO. If I could have, I'd dedicate a full page of my magazine showing HHH getting his ass kicked, hit with a chair, thrown through flaming tables, head bashing into the steel cage, and so forth. I mean yeh I love WWE, but when it comes to terms and sorfoth there freakin' arrogrant people. Anyone remember the WWF attitude era commercial where the roster was fighting in the office and Kane set someone on fire? LMAO..

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 02:07 AM

Seriously does it really matter? I really dont care if Triple H is in a defenceless position or not.


It does matter, because this undrscores how much power Triple H has, since it was JUST him. No one else. Not even 'Taker.

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 08:01 AM

I don't know whether to laugh my ass off or shake my head in shame.

This is beyond pathetic.

Not even in wrestling games can HHH look weak, dear god......

I remember when he got all pudgy in 2003 and he appeared with a normal build and non-riped skin in Here Comes The Pain but every game after that he has the most well defined, chisseled looking body of anyone even though he hasn't been ripped since 2001.

Someone please post some pics of him getting his ass handed to him in the games, even better by someone like Paul London.

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 09:12 AM

I don't know whether to laugh my ass off or shake my head in shame.

This is beyond pathetic.

Not even in wrestling games can HHH look weak, dear god......

I remember when he got all pudgy in 2003 and he appeared with a normal build and non-riped skin in Here Comes The Pain but every game after that he has the most well defined, chisseled looking body of anyone even though he hasn't been ripped since 2001.

Someone please post some pics of him getting his ass handed to him in the games, even better by someone like Paul London.

I promise you when I get the game I send you pictures of him tapping to the gogoplata while bleeding and getting chokeslammed through a flaming table by kane and many more

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 03:36 PM

God HHH, it's bad enough when it's in the business, but this is a damn game v.v

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 03:53 PM

Oy.......You people need to stop believing every publication and website. HHH can be used in matches. The prime example of that was Gamingring using Randy Orton to kick HHH's ass. There's no truth to that story......it's just some low rent wrestling magazine grubbing for readers by making stuff up. Journalistic Intergrity you are indeed dead.

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 04:01 PM

Is Triple H that worried about his image? That is the most retarded shit I've heard in my life. One of the main reasons why I can't stand Triple H. Because he's a self centered ASSHOLE. He needs to get over himself.

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 04:06 PM

LMAO. If I could have, I'd dedicate a full page of my magazine showing HHH getting his ass kicked, hit with a chair, thrown through flaming tables, head bashing into the steel cage, and so forth. I mean yeh I love WWE, but when it comes to terms and sorfoth there freakin' arrogrant people. Anyone remember the WWF attitude era commercial where the roster was fighting in the office and Kane set someone on fire? LMAO..


aha i agree, i would love to do tht

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 04:07 PM

LMAO. If I could have, I'd dedicate a full page of my magazine showing HHH getting his ass kicked, hit with a chair, thrown through flaming tables, head bashing into the steel cage, and so forth. I mean yeh I love WWE, but when it comes to terms and sorfoth there freakin' arrogrant people. Anyone remember the WWF attitude era commercial where the roster was fighting in the office and Kane set someone on fire? LMAO..



I am completely and 100% with The Black Randy Orton

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 04:10 PM

This is the stupidest thing I have heard.
I know what my first match is :nod:
HHH vs Candice Michelle, Ashley and Maria ^_^



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Posted 02 November 2008 - 04:23 PM

This got even stupider, well no worries we can beat Trips in the game even if he does have the highest overall 8-) .

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 08:44 PM

Power Slam is trash, its so biased i don't buy it anymore. Im not shocked they started this bull.

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 08:52 PM

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 09:33 PM

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lol That just proves that they're making it up :2eye: :spas:

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 10:32 PM

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I love how people read things half-assed and then respond to it.

Read the article. Very carefully.

MAGAZINES. Not websites. MAGAZINES. Infact, the article is discussing an specific magazine. If this story is fake, surely they would have bothered to post something refuting it by now.

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 10:37 PM

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I love how people read things half-assed and then respond to it.

Read the article. Very carefully.

MAGAZINES. Not websites. MAGAZINES. Infact, the article is discussing an specific magazine. If this story is fake, surely they would have bothered to post something refuting it by now.


I was being ironic (in the sense that there are pics of HHH being shown in a weak postion). >_<

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 11:03 PM

Triple H is on the cover of the game and is being pushed as the top star. It's going to make little kids less inclined to buy the game if their favourite wrestler is being beaten up by some loser. This is why none of you will EVER be in a position to make decisions for a company that makes more than 12 dollars a year. You are all completely retarded and assume anything Triple H is involved with means he's protecting his spot and is bad for business.

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 11:05 PM

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I love how people read things half-assed and then respond to it.

Read the article. Very carefully.

MAGAZINES. Not websites. MAGAZINES. Infact, the article is discussing an specific magazine. If this story is fake, surely they would have bothered to post something refuting it by now.


I was being ironic (in the sense that there are pics of HHH being shown in a weak postion). >_<


Oooh. My apologies. ;)