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Introducing WNZ’s Digital Tournament of Champions

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As I stared at the WNZ XBox One one day not too long ago, an idea hit me. At the time, WWE had not yet announced that the Rumble would be a “one versus all” scenario, but what was clear is that WWE was working hard to jeopardize Roman’s reign, and there were surely fans that wanted someone other than Reigns.

So, I thought to myself, what if we had some fun with the XBox, and our copy of WWE 2K16?

Like, what if we had our own championship tournament?

Part of the rationalization for this was the number of WWE Champions who had to surrender their titles due to injury in 2015, and when the Rumble took shape, it just fit even better.

So what I did was come up with our entrants. First, we gave first round byes to any Superstar who held a title but was never pinned in order to lose it in 2015. So, this would be Seth Rollins, Daniel Bryan and Brock Lesnar. And the fourth bye went to Roman Reigns, who at the time of the tournament’s conception and execution was still WWE Heavyweight Champion. I figured it would only be fair to give the current Champion at least a first round bye.

From there, I selected all those Superstars who held titles in 2015, and were represented in the game-sorry, Alberto.

So that meant we added Sheamus, John Cena, Ryback, Rusev and Dean Ambrose to the mix. But I still had a couple slots, so one went to NXT Champion Finn Balor, and the final slot went to then-announced Hall of Fame Class of 2016 inductee Sting.

How this will work is that each of the matches will be simulated on the XBox One, and ultimately a digital champion will be crowned. Because we also now have a new WWE Champion, we will have the tournament winner square off against HHH in a true digital tournament finale.

If this takes off, it’s certainly a concept I’d like to do more of, for the various championships or at varying times of year to project and predict who might be champion later on. It’s obviously speculative, and we are putting the work in the hands, metaphorically speaking, of the computer. But it’s interesting to see how things shake out. If it’s anything like how our own Survivor Series championship tournament went, it will be fun to debtate (reminder: Kevin Owens was crowned Champion).

Opening round matches, complete with video highlights, will be up shortly. Look for another round to follow regularly until we’ve crowned our digital champion-at which point, it’s time to play The Game. Should be fun, and we hope you enjoy it!

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  • Drama Mustafa #NewNation

    Should do this with actual ppl

  • MikeLo #NewNation

    I just want to know why entrances aren’t online

    • Joseph Lisnow

      wondering, would that make the video better?

      • MikeLo #NewNation


    • Drama Mustafa #NewNation

      Me too

  • Tyler

    BNB was IC Champ going into WM.

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