This ain’t your daddies’ version of WarGames. When William Regal yelled “WARGAMES” in all caps last month on NXT and announced the return of the famed NWA/WCW match, the reactions were mixed.
Fans were excited to see a WarGames style match but weren’t sure about some of the rules changes to the match. With the teams of Roderick Strong & The Authors of Pain, The Undisputed ERA and SAnitY going to battle at NXT: WarGames this Saturday night, Triple H hopped on a conference call with reporters to talk some of the changes to the match.
HHH confirms there won’t be a roof on the War Games cage. Style has changed, mentions possibility to do moves off cage or other things. Doesn’t think they’ve changed the concept. ^JC— Wrestling Observer (@WONF4W) November 16, 2017
HHH confirms there WILL BE NO ROOF AT WAR GAMES. Says it's limiting and style has changed in War Games. Laughs says Arn Anderson wasn't doing moonsaults off the too of cage— Justin LaBar (@JustinLaBar) November 16, 2017
Difference of this War Games compared to past—HHH says anytime 20 years between something you have opportunity to do it and modify it with hopes to make better. They had some slight concerns with how it's done in the past.— Justin LaBar (@JustinLaBar) November 16, 2017
HHH says they’ve made small tweaks to War Games but thinks they will work better for today’s generation. Storyline worked with all three groups. #NXTCall— Wrestling Observer (@WONF4W) November 16, 2017
Three groups of three, timed releases from shark cage at the entrance ramp and no roof on top of the cage (or cages?) are most of the main changes to the WarGames match.
How do you think Saturday’s NXT version of WarGames playing out? Will it live up to the memories of it’s NWA/WCW forefathers?