MMA Rundown

Bas Rutten ripped it up on Nintendo

Does anyone remember that old NES game Pro Wrestling? If you grew up in the early 80s then you definitely remember it. It had this weird ‘Creature from the Black Lagon’ green monster in it that somehow learned the entire mechanics of American wrestling and used his mutated gimmick to make some quick cash. But does anyone remember King Slender? High boots, superman undies? This guy I worked with brought up that he’s a dead ringer for Bas Rutten in his King of Pancarase days. So I got King Slender’s lttle 8-bit depiction (and some slight photochop) and compared it with Bas Rutten and what do you know…