So I saw that someone had asked a few questions about the likes of Mr.Perfect and Rick Rude and that Marcus had kindly given straight answers…those being no. So I tried my luck with the Warrior, fully expecting a ‘No comment’ and guess what? Marcus surprised me with a ‘No’. It got slightly better when someone else asked about Steamboat and Marcus said ‘No comment’ which usually means yes. However…things went down hill from there. I pushed my luck and asked about Randy Savage…who, I assumed MUST be in as the legends have been hyped so much and they’ve held the roster back so long…I mean, THQ have to be holding on to a BIG name right? Savage is the only one left who hadn’t been said to be not in…and I got back another no. Now in general, people are a little gutted about this. I mean, you can’t say ‘Our legends will blow your mind!’ and ‘I’m shocked at our legends list this year!’ and then deliver the likes of Koko B. Ware and The Red Rooster right? You also can’t say how great your roster is and then go on to sell the good stuff separately as DLC later. If you hype up a game, you hype what’s on the disc. Could they have been referring to the Bulldog & Luger DLC all along? So the question is…have THQ mis-managed peoples expectations as I have spotted and suspected all along? Or do they have some big name that we ruled out for whatever reason. For example RVD. Could they have bought the license to use him before he signed with TNA? I doubt this very much, but that’s the caliber of surprise people are expecting.
*I also just noticed a straight up ‘No’ to Sid being in 2011.
The Rock & Stone Cold were revealed last week…but they’re in every year – so how would that be shocking?
At this point I suspect they have simply over-hyped and will under-deliver. The THQ guys have stood firmly by their marketing dept. as you would expect, it’s their job, their company…but I personally have felt a lot of frustration this year and Quite a few disappointments which is crazy considering how AMAZING 2011 should be. It should have been a piece of cake to hype this years release.
I would love to be wrong…and there’s still hope that they could ‘shock’ us…but to me, they’ve run out of names to throw at us.