Professional wrestling fans are gearing up for SummerSlam tonight, the second biggest WWE pay-per-view of the year, right behind WrestleMania. Some of the WWE superstars that will be battling it out at SummerSlam tonight in Brooklyn, New York recently revealed some of their favorite video games, with one game series mentioned multiple times: Crash Bandicoot.
In an interview with GameSpot, current WWE Champion Jinder Mahal said that while he doesn’t play video games often anymore, he used to play Crash Bandicoot a lot and has interest in picking up Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy for its new graphics. Meanwhile, current Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss actually purchased the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy recently, as did her rival Bayley.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy isn’t the only recent video game purchase for Alexa Bliss, however. She has also picked up a Nintendo Switch after hearing good things about it from her fellow Raw superstar Seth Rollins, along with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and the critically-acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
A couple of superstars fighting for the WWE Universal Championship tonight also revealed some of their favorite video games. The massive Braun Strowman has gaming memories dating back to the days of Pong and The Oregon Trail, with the most recent game he sunk time into being Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. Samoa Joe, a known gamer that once ran his own Twitch channel before joining the WWE roster, has been spending his free time playing Epic’s co-op sandbox game Fortnite.
WWE fans may find it interesting to learn about the gaming habits of their favorite superstars, especially since much of the current roster grew up with gaming and still play games to this day. Over the last couple of decades, video gaming has grown to one of the largest entertainment mediums in history, and there will likely be a day when virtually every wrestler on the WWE roster is a gamer to some extent.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is available now for PlayStation 4.