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'''''WCW 2000''''' was a game that was in development for the PlayStation 2 by EA Sports in 2000 and 2001. The game was considered canceled on March 26th, 2001, when WCW was bought out by the WWF (known as the WWE from 2002 onwards).
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|imagecaption=The cover of the May 2000 issue of PSM featuring the game.
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|status=<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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'''''WCW 2000''''' was a game that was in development for the PlayStation 2 by EA Sports Canada in 2000-2001. The game was considered cancelled on March 26th, 2001, when WCW was bought out by the WWF (known as the WWE from 2002 onwards due to the lawsuit with World Wildlife Fund).<ref>[https://www.ign.com/articles/2001/03/24/wcw-game-in-jeopardy IGN article of the game, called as ''WCW Mayhem 2''] Retrieved 15 Dec '21</ref><ref>[https://money.cnn.com/2001/03/23/deals/wwf/ CNN article of the WWF-WCW merger.] Retrieved 15 Dec '21</ref><ref>[https://bleacherreport.com/articles/1119810-wwe-buys-wcw-a-look-back-11-years-later-on-wrestling-history Bleacher Report article of the WWF-WCW merger.] Retrieved 15 Dec '21</ref><ref>[https://www.wrestlingnewssource.com/news/67205/20-Years-Ago-Today-WWF-Bought-WCW/ Wrestling News Source article of the WWF-WCW merger.] Retrieved 15 Dec '21</ref><ref>[https://www.thesportster.com/wwe-buys-wcw-story-trivia-facts/ TheSportster article of the WWF-WCW merger.] Retrieved 15 Dec '21</ref><ref>[https://www.nexttv.com/news/wwf-buys-wcw-brand-137848 Nexttv article of the WWF-WCW merger.] Retrieved 15 Dec '21</ref><ref>[https://corporate.wwe.com/news/company-news/2001/03-23-2001 Press release of the WWF-WCW merger.] Retrieved 15 Dec '21</ref>
  
It is unknown how far along in development the game was when it was canceled. It appeared on the cover of the May 2000 issue of PlayStation Magazine and had a 2 page spread on the game; from the article it appears that the game would have been similar to the previous WCW game, ''Backstage Assault'', where there is no ring and all of  the gameplay and fighting happens in the backstage area with a variety of weapons.
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It is unknown how far along in development the game was when it was canceled. It appeared on the cover of the May 2000 issue of PlayStation Magazine and had a 2 page spread on the game; from the article it appears that the game would have been similar to the previous WCW game, ''Backstage Assault'', where there is no ring and all of the gameplay and fighting happens in the backstage area with a variety of weapons.
Also stated in the the article was the fact that the game would have been the first wrestling game to make use of facial scanning for the character models, something that wouldn't actually be used in WWE games until the release of ''WWE 2k15 ''in 2014.
 
  
Various sources dispute the official name of the game, with some sites referring to it as ''WCW 2000'', some ''WCW Mayhem 2'' and others simply calling it ''WCW Wrestling''.
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Also stated in the the article was the fact that the game would have been the first wrestling game to make use of facial scanning for the character models, something that wouldn't actually be used in WWE games until the release of ''WWE 2K15'' in 2014.<ref>[https://www.polygon.com/2014/11/3/7150413/wwe-2k15-face-scan-tutorial Polygon article of ''WWE 2K15'''s face-scanning technology.] Retrieved 15 Dec '21</ref><ref>[https://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2014/08/21/wwe-2k15-review-preview-graphics-stills Sports Illustrated article of ''WWE 2K15'''s face-scanning technology.] Retrieved 15 Dec '21</ref><ref>[https://www.polygon.com/2014/11/3/7150413/wwe-2k15-face-scan-tutorial Polygon article of ''WWE 2K15'''s face-scanning technology.] Retrieved 15 Dec '21</ref><ref>[https://news.softpedia.com/news/WWE-2K15-s-Personalization-Options-Include-Face-Scanning-and-Custom-Tattoos-464019.shtml Softpedia article of ''WWE 2K15'''s face-scanning technology.] Retrieved 15 Dec '21</ref><ref>[https://www.giantbomb.com/videos/wwe-2k15-lets-you-put-your-face-in-the-game-sort-o/2300-9650/ Giant Bomb article of ''WWE 2K15'''s face-scanning technology.] Retrieved 15 Dec '21</ref><ref>[https://m.theepochtimes.com/wwe-2k15-release-date-roster-face-scanning-system-makes-game-more-authentic_942857.html The Epoch Times article of ''WWE 2K15'''s face-scanning technology.] Retrieved 15 Dec '21</ref>
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6pqezih.jpg|The cover of the May 2000 issue of PSM featuring the game.
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Various sources dispute the official name of the game, with some sites referring to it as ''WCW 2000'', some ''WCW Mayhem 2'' and others simply calling it ''WCW Wrestling''.<ref>[https://forums.lostmediawiki.com/thread/7803/wwf-backlash-n64-mayhem-2000 Lost Media Wiki Forum post where cinnamon0999 talks how various sources disputed the official name of the game.] Retrieved 14 Dec '21</ref>
85vl9w1.jpg|PSM Article, Page 1.
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==Gallery==
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<gallery mode=packed heights=225px>
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File:85vl9w1.jpg|PSM Article, Page 1.
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File:7y2gh3b.jpg|PSM Article, Page 2.
 
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==Videos==
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  |description1 =Animation tests of the game.
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  |description2 =WrestleGamia video on ''WCW 2000'' (called as ''WCW Mayhem 2'').
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  |id3          =AhooeL3vPNg
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  |description3 = Combat demo of the game.
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==See Also==
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*[[AJ Styles vs Kenny Omega (lost footage of professional wrestling match; 2006)]]
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*[[Alberto Del Rio vs CM Punk vs Dolph Ziggler vs Jack Swagger vs John Cena (partially found master tape footage of untelevised Hell in a Cell match; 2011)]]
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*[[Awesome Kong vs Melissa Anderson (lost footage of professional wrestling match; 2009)]]
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*[[Bill Longson vs Whipper Billy Watson (lost footage of professional wrestling match; 1947)]]
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*[[Blood Circus (partially found Santo Gold film; 1985)]]
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*[[Braden Walker's "Knock Knock" promo (lost original pre-tapes of WWE backstage segment; 2008)]]
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*[[Bradshaw vs Christian (lost footage of professional wrestling match; 2001)]]
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*[[Bret Hart-Hulk Hogan photoshoot (lost professional wrestling promotional photos; 1993)]]
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*[[Bret Hart vs Tom Magee (found untelevised professional wrestling match; 1986)]]
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*[[Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestling (lost early BBC televised professional wrestling matches; 1938-1939; 1946-1947)]]
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*[[Celebrity Wrestling (partially found ITV professional wrestling reality show; 2005)]]
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*[[Chowdaheads (partially found unaired professional wrestling cartoon show; 1999)]]
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*[[Collision in Korea (found professional wrestling event in North Korea; 1995)]]
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*[[Collision in Korea wrestler sketches (lost North Korean pencil sketch portraits of professional wrestlers; 1995)]]
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*[[Cultaholic (found debut video of professional wrestling YouTube channel; 2017)]]
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*[[ECW Anarchy Rulz (lost build of cancelled Nintendo 64 port of professional wrestling game; existence unconfirmed; 2000)]]
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*[[ECW at E3 2000 (partially found footage of professional wrestling at gaming trade event; 2000)]]
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*[[ECW Hardcore TV final episodes (lost episodes of Professional Wrestling Show; 2001)]]
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*[[FMW at E3 2000 (partially found footage of professional wrestling at gaming trade event; 2000)]]
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*[[The Game (partially found Disturbed cover of professional wrestling theme song; mid 2000s)]]
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*[[GFW Amped (partially found unaired professional wrestling show; 2015)]]
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*[[The Giant's moonsault (lost footage of professional wrestling move; existence unconfirmed; 1990s)]]
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*[[Girls Gone Wild: Live from Spring Break (found WWE/Girls Gone Wild crossover special; 2003)]]
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*[[GLOW (lost unfinished final season of Netflix comedy-drama series; 2019-2020)]]
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*[[Goldberg's pre-television debut matches (lost footage of professional wrestling dark matches; 1997)]]
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*[[Gotch-Hackenschmidt Match Film (lost world championship match; 1908)]]
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*[[Gotch-Hackenschmidt Match Film (lost world championship match; 1911)]]
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*[[Jake "The Snake" Roberts DDTs Hulk Hogan (lost Snake Pit segment; 1986)]]
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*[[Johnny Gargano vs Velveteen Dream (lost footage of alternate finish to professional wrestling match; 2019)]]
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*[[Kurt Angle vs Owen Hart (lost footage of professional wrestling match; 1999)]]
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*[[The Last Battle of Atlanta (found untelevised professional wrestling steel cage match; 1983)]]
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*[[Lita's training matches (partially found training videos of professional wrestler; late 1990s-2000)]]
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*[[Low Ki & Mercury vs Ric Blade & TCK (partially lost footage of hardcore wrestling tag team match; 2000)]]
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*[[Mark Jindrak in Evolution (partially found unaired vignettes of professional wrestling stable; 2003)]]
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*[[Pat Tanaka vs Rocco Rock (lost footage of "Body Count" professional wrestling match; 1993)]]
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*[["Plane Ride From Hell" (lost photographs of drunk wrestler incidents; 2002)]]
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*[[Radio WWF (lost professional wrestling radio show; 1993-1994; late 1990s-2000)]]
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*[[Screwed: The Bret Hart Story (lost unfinished wrestling documentary film; 2005)]]
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*[[Sex University (lost WWE webshow; 2006)]]
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*[[Shin Nihon Pro Wrestling Gekitou Densetsu (lost build of unreleased Virtual Boy wrestling game; 1995)]]
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*[[Strange Kentucky People (lost recording of Chris Jericho "tribute"; 1994)]]
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*[[TNA Impact! 2 (lost build of unfinished professional wrestling game; 2009)]]
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*[[WCW All Nighter (partially lost professional wrestling compilation show; 1994-1995)]]
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*[[WCW Classics (partially found professional wrestling compilation show; 2000-2001)]]
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*[[WCW Internet-only Special Events and PPVs (lost audio streams; 1997-1998)]]
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*[[WCW/nWo Live (lost build of cancelled PlayStation professional wrestling game; 1998)]]
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*[[WWE 24x7 (lost professional wrestling compilation show; 2007)]]
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*[[WWE Brawl (lost build of cancelled fighting game based on professional wrestling; 2012)]]
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*[[WWE Crush Hour (lost build of cancelled Xbox port of vehicular combat game; 2002)]]
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*[[WWE SmackDown vs Raw Online (lost build of cancelled online professional wrestling PC game; 2010-2011)]]
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*[[WWE Wrestlemania 36 (lost footage of alternate finishes to professional wrestling matches; 2020)]]
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*[[WWF Attitude (lost professional wrestling recap show; 2001-2002)]]
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*[[WWF Backlash (non-existent unfinished Nintendo 64 professional wrestling game; 2001)]]
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*[[WWF Excess (partially found professional wrestling talk show; 2001-2002)]]
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*[[WWF In Your House 8: Beware Of Dog (partially found untelevised professional wrestling matches; 1996)]]
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*[[WWF Livewire (partially found professional wrestling recap and talk show; 1996-2001)]]
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*[[WWF No Mercy (lost Game Boy Color games based on Nintendo 64 wrestling game; 2000)]]
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*[[WWF Shotgun (partially found July to December season of syndicated wrestling show; 1997)]]
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*[[WWF Xperience (found pay-per-view event footage; 1996)]]
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==External Links==
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*[https://www.unseen64.net/2008/07/26/wcw-mayhem-2-ps2-cancelled/ Unseen64 article of the game (called as ''WCW Mayhem 2'').]
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*[http://ps2.gamespy.com/playstation-2/wcw-mayhem-untitled-sequel/ GameSpy page of the game (called as ''WCW Mayhem 2'').]
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*[https://caws.ws/forum/topic/203162-wcw-mayhem-2-2000-for-ps2/ CAWs.ws forum post of the game.]
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*[https://officialfan.proboards.com/thread/402388 Freakin' Awesome Network forum post of the game.]
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==References==
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[[Category:Lost video games]]
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[[Category:Completely lost media]]

Latest revision as of 15:31, 26 February 2022

6pqezih.jpg

The cover of the May 2000 issue of PSM featuring the game.

Status: Lost

WCW 2000 was a game that was in development for the PlayStation 2 by EA Sports Canada in 2000-2001. The game was considered cancelled on March 26th, 2001, when WCW was bought out by the WWF (known as the WWE from 2002 onwards due to the lawsuit with World Wildlife Fund).[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

It is unknown how far along in development the game was when it was canceled. It appeared on the cover of the May 2000 issue of PlayStation Magazine and had a 2 page spread on the game; from the article it appears that the game would have been similar to the previous WCW game, Backstage Assault, where there is no ring and all of the gameplay and fighting happens in the backstage area with a variety of weapons.

Also stated in the the article was the fact that the game would have been the first wrestling game to make use of facial scanning for the character models, something that wouldn't actually be used in WWE games until the release of WWE 2K15 in 2014.[8][9][10][11][12][13]

Various sources dispute the official name of the game, with some sites referring to it as WCW 2000, some WCW Mayhem 2 and others simply calling it WCW Wrestling.[14]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

Animation tests of the game.
WrestleGamia video on WCW 2000 (called as WCW Mayhem 2).
Combat demo of the game.


See Also[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]