WWE and the Marvel Universe: Which Characters Could Our Heroes Play?
It is beyond hot out here. I know SummerSlam is near and we need to "feel the heat," but let's not get ahead of ourselves there Mother Nature.
I wish Storm was around.......wait a minute! Did I just complain about summertime being too hot? Don't pay attention to me.
We've had a whole bunch of Marvel super-hero movie lately haven't we? These are often major blockbuster hits and help sustain the declining film industry.
The WWE is no different than Stan Lee's universe, you know. It is Vince McMahon's universe and more recently, Triple H's.
It would be great to have a special issue dedicated to the Superstars and Divas of the WWE Universe so here goes...
What If...the Superstars and Divas played Marvel Super Heroes?
Vince McMahon as Magneto
What an awesome picture!
The master of magnetism and Mr. McMahon?
Yes! No one has more power, ambition, the physical features and age to match more than the CEO of WWE.
He is also a leader and political figure. Who else would you put here? No one!
Magneto can be a great hero as he is an incredible villain, just like McMahon and both are natural leader who do not like to be questioned so I found it fitting the CEO should be represented by one of the most powerful mutants in the Marvel Universe.
He also has two children, a boy and a girl so Shane can be Quicksilver and Stephanie can be the Scarlet Witch.
Beth Phoenix as Ms. Marvel
The resemblance is uncanny!
At first I wanted my Glamazon to live up to her moniker and make her Jean Grey, but she doesn't seem as innocent and delicate looking like Jean.
Beth needs to be represented by someone who is strong, impressive-looking and with a wide range of powers. She is also blonde, so who else can fit better than Carol Danvers a.k.a Ms. Marvel?
It really does look like Beth Phoenix, doesn't it? Ms. Marvel can be scary at times and dark when she wants, just like the Glamazon.
They should do a Halloween special on RAW with Superstars and Divas looking like super-heroes. That is so much better than a Pilgrims vs. Native Americans match.
Randy Orton as Mr. Sinister
With that devious and merciless attitude, "The Viper" could really fit the bill as the genetics expert. He already plays an invulnerable character and let's not be fooled by his charms, Orton plays a much better villain than he does a hero.
Is it just me or does Sinister REALLY look like Orton on the slide picture? Coincidence?
Mr. Sinister is ancient. Having been altered by Apocalypse centuries ago, the dark figure is invulnerable, shoots blasts of energy and has incredible psychic powers.
The Viper is known for playing mind games and manipulating events so why not put a ton of make-up on and posing as the darkest of the dark.
His name is MR. Sinister!
Maryse as Emma Frost the White Queen
Just like Emma Frost, Maryse is sexy and enchanting.
The French-Canadian beauty doesn't need psychic abilities to have her way, she is so beautiful I could never say no to her.
Just imagine if she did have powers life the White Queen...she could rule the WWE Universe. I would love to see her sporting that costume to the ring or during a backstage segment.
Emma Frost is now a member of the X-Men and a good girl but she was a inner-circle member of the ancient Hellfire Club. Playing the role of a "heel" is not strange to Maryse, she does it so well and could seduce any man with her powers.
All hail Maryse! White Queen of the WWE.
Triple H as Thor
Time to play the game.
Another uncanny resemblance.
It's like Triple H was sent to earth by Odin himself. They look so much alike I am shocked. No wonder he carries a hammer and calls himself the king of kings.
I think "The Game" knows this deep inside and plays us all for fools thinking nobody knows who he really is. To become the new CEO of WWE and making VKM step down is a task accomplishable only by DIVINE beings and Triple H managed to do it!
He really is Thor, I knew it!
Does he know I know? Is a hammer being thrown right now in direction for my head? Wait a second, Thor is a good guy...whew!
The Miz as Iceman
He says he's awesome...how about cold as ice?
They have similar features and I am certain once Miz turn "face," he will be great at it. You have to know, Iceman is very up-front about things and often appears immature or an outcast by others...kind of like The Miz.
The only difference is, Iceman is brave and admits his own mistakes, something "heel" Miz doesn't do yet but that will change once the "Awesome One" turn to the light.
I like both characters immensely and wanted each represented reasonably. The Miz comes to the ring in blue attire sometimes...that could look like an Iceman costume.
Maybe it is, maybe he knows and that...would be so "cool!"
Mason Ryan as Colossus
You need a true powerhouse to play that role and there is no one more perfect than Mason Ryan.
He simply does look like the Russian...except he's from Wales. Simple, just practice your accent, old chap.
I must break you! Dasvidanya.
Rumor has it when he returns from injury he will be portraying someone's bodyguard. I heard Miz or Dolph Ziggler...I would think that would be great in order to help develop his character.
Just imagine, Colossus and Iceman or Angel (Ziggler) together, fighting for what's right. Certainly a fresh, new twist in current WWE storylines.
It is a simple formula: Mason Ryan = Piotr Rasputin a.k.a Colossus.
Dolph Ziggler as Angel
He is perfection.
Dolph Ziggler could play a great millionaire playboy hiding a pair of wings under his jacket.
The only difference is that Warren Worthington III would not parade around with such a mean woman like Vickie Guerrero.
Both men easily pass for self-absorbed, arrogant players because of their appearance and background but for Angel's case, he has been through many transformations that have left him rather dark and grim yet with a deep sense for justice.
Dolph Ziggler hasn't met that fate yet. He is still parading around as a bad boy but his innate talent could lead him to greater heights.
What would I do if I could have a pair of wings. That is one of the most beautiful attributes any mutant could have, truly perfection to me.
Isn't "Perfection" what Dolph Ziggler's theme begins with? Whatever that means, I'd rather see him as "Angel" or the dark "Archangel" than "NICKIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Big Show as The Thing
Well! Well it's the Big Show!
Look at this picture, the Thing even wear Big Show's wrestling gear!
Too bad they didn't pick him to play in the Fantastic Four movies. Both are real good guys, massive and powerful.
Big Show looks the part and has the attitude to match. He is a genuine good guy and really funny plus he doesn't take crap from nobody in the ring, neither would The Thing out in the streets.
We need someone to protect us, I'd pick Big Show. That's a rock-solid choice.
Alex Riley as Cyclops
A born leader.
The proud leader of the X-Men.
If Alex Riley realizes his full, promising potential, he could very well become a major leader in WWE just like Cyclops.
I love his look, his physique but since I'm a "heel," I'd plot against him or at best, reluctantly work with him to promote the greater good.
We haven't seen much about Riley other than being a Miz nemesis, so I really hope that ends soon in order to give him a new side to his personality. I want to hear him speak, I want to see him wrestle others like Dolph Ziggler for example.
People seem so high on him, why not give him a chance? Only time will tell if he'd be a great ally or successor to John Cena.
Evan Bourne as Spider-Man
The web crawler goes air-bourne?
No one could portray your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man better than Evan Bourne. We need someone shorter and smart who could pass as a nerd easily.
Any more doubts now?
Bourne flies all around the ring and delivers the most spectacular move in WWE with his "Shooting Star Press" so all he needs really is that red and blue costume and some spider webs.
He and Peter Parker look alike too...from what I know and compare with anyway. Forget Tobey Maguire!
Kane as Apocalypse
Look upon the future...and tremble!
I know if I'd crash against Kane, I would be broken too, so don't mess with the all-mighty Apocalypse.
Both are bald and colossal. Both could scare the sou right out of my body and since Kane's Titantron writes "The fire still burns" which means "The Big Red Monster," like Apocalypse, is eternal!
It IS Kane on the picture...look carefully.
They are both incredibly evil when they wanna be but according to En Sabah Nur (Apocalypse) he isn't evil, he simply IS.
Which will be more than I can say for us if we mess with either being.
Tyler Reks as Wolverine
I had a real difficult time finding a Wolverine and then I thought about Tyler Reks.
We don't get to see him enough to know how mobile he can be but he certainly looks the part. Just remove the ugly dreads and stop him from using "Nair" and you'd have the perfect candidate.
I would love to see Hugh Jackman trying to perform Rek's finisher. Amateur!
Does Tyler have the same reputation with the ladies, however? Underneath all that raw savagery and the adamantium skeleton hides a sensitive, romantic heart. I haven't seen the WWE Superstar show remorse in the ring.
I guess we have ourselves a pre-X-man hero (or villain) in the ring right now. Professor X, we have another candidate here waiting for you to "fix" up.
Eve Torres as Jean Grey the Phoenix
My favorite character in ALL realities.
I chose very carefully when it came to Phoenix as she is my very favorite of all and I thought, who is innocent enough to play the beautiful Jean Grey?
Look further than Eve Torres.
Jean Grey is brave and strong but possesses incredible empathy and a genuine love for all life that makes her the perfect host of the Phoenix Force.
I think Eve works her butt off to become a great Diva and she puts herself out there when it comes to charity and representing the company so I would love to see her play Jean.
They are both so beautiful anyway. If this was a DC version, I'd have her play Wonder Woman because let's be honest, some of her costumes really make her look like the Amazon princess.
CM Punk as Deadpool
Like this mercenary, none as more comical, volatile and free (agent) as CM Punk.
With all the buzz about him lately, Punk has become the hottest free-agent in pro-wrestling right now.
That is the best place to be right now. He will sign with whomever offers. Doesn't that qualify for being called a mercenary?
Whether Deadpool or Gambit (my other choice) CM Punk has demonstrated he can play either a "face" or a "heel" with such ease and expertise it makes him down right amazing, just like the characters I'd have him represent.
Imagine him dropping from the ceiling, in ninja gear, coming to "take out" which ever wins the WWE title tournament next week. I would PAY to see that.
We haven't seen the last of CM Punk, the summer is getting really hot!
The Undertaker as Dr. Doom
I really needed a powerful villain for The Undertaker and since Death is a female in the Marvel Universe then I wouldn't want to insult "The Phenom" now would I?
Mind you, Death could most likely take whatever shape it wants but I'd rather not ask her until I meet her in about 66 years, I plan to reach 100, see.
Dr. Doom is a superb character, so cold and callous JUST LIKE The Undertaker. He looks amazing in his dark green robe and mask plus he has incredible powers that I covet every day.
Undertaker could come back in some sort of new Doom gimmick. Maybe not green but black. He is so beyond good or evil now anyway. We just want him back in the ring for a few more epic matches.
That's my wish anyway. Watch out Christian. Watch out Christian, you have something he may want back soon enough.
John Morrison as the Human Torch
Cut your hair JoMo!
With Melina and the Paparazzi, our JoMo would certainly grab all the attention as Johnny Storm a.k.a the Human Torch.
All three characters are incredibly sexy and Johnny Storm loves attention so who else could play him that John Morrison?
The "king of parkour" has the agility and the physique of a super-hero. He even has special effects happen when he comes out IN SLOW-MOTION...talk about attention grabbing!
I want him to cut his hair but a new, long-haired version of the Human Torch would be fine too. Just as long as I can see Melina more.
Starship Pain and Melina splits...hello 9-1-1...I'm on fire!
Ezekiel Jackson as Bishop
I see the resemblance.
Big Zeke could play the powerful mercenary from the future. They are both bald and sport goatees, plus they are big and strong; sounds like perfect reasoning to me.
Bishop is a total bad-ass from the bleak Marvel future that never seems to happen. A good thing, methinks.
They draw him like he's 500 pounds of pure, fat-less muscle. Sounds like Ezekiel Jackson to me. I can imagine a scene with Zeke as Bishop reciting the Bible paragraph from "Pulp Fiction" just before he blows somebody away with a huge gun like in the comics.
The best part...Big Zeke would put on a lovely smile and show us those pearly whites.
Skip Sheffield as The Hulk
Skip Sheffield is massive and has black hair, enough to convince me he'd be a great Hulk. Just paint him green and there you go.
It takes a gazillion years for him to heal up that damned ankle injury he's been sidelined with for over 10 months now. That the only difference I can see. Hulk would have a bus thrown at him and escape with nothing but a little scratch.
Well, until they recast Hulk for the hundredth time and choose Skip to play him, I'll settle for a pairing with Mason Ryan in order to destroy/revitalize the tag team division.
John Cena as Captain America
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it Superman? No! It's Captain America!
You had to expect this to be so. John Cena is the ultimate hero. No man can stop him. He is the all-powerful, indestructible ruler or all sports-entertainment.
He is beloved by millions, represents the troops and the company. He fights for justice, for love and what's right!
No, he's not Sailor Moon!
The human in me celebrates this man while the "villain" in me just wants to annihilate him. I just haven't found his weakness yet...but I will!
I would post it here on B/R for all to read.
Seriously though, I think Captain America OR Superman represent him the best because he simply IS just like them.
It will make the day he turns to darkness even more wonderful!
I will have won the ultimate victory! Wah ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!
What If? I Ruled WWE?
Now there's a movie I would watch about 50 times! WWE does Marvel...music to my ears.
What If? Giulio ruled WWE. That could be the next issue. The only thing missing for me to achieve that if to get my hands on some Infinity gems.
I tell you one thing: THERE WOULD BE ONLY ONE WORLD CHAMPION!
Notice how I left out some people like Storm and Professor X. Nobody really looked like they could play the parts with the current roster.
What about Cody Rhodes and Melina...who could they play?
I got two words for ya: Comment box.