PWInsider.com is reporting that an old habit of wrestlers being able to "draw" advance pay from WWE producers is no longer being allowed backstage. Getting draws has always been a common backstage practice amongst wrestlers, as they would often receive a cash advance to cover travel costs, etc, and that amount would later be deducted from their paychecks. It’s being said that when Tim White was released this practice came to an end, as he was a producer that often times handled advances.
The following details behind the new "Legends of Wrestlemania" video game are courtesy of PWInsider.com:
-The control system is designed to be something of a mix between the old school arcade game style play and today’s controls.
-There is no Playstation 2 version as they wanted to focus on the newer systems to keep their efforts focused on the highest quality game possible.
-There will be characters that fans can unlock via gameplay. They teased Howard Finkel.
-There will be 30 "Legends" in the game but you will be able to bring over the WWE roster and created characters you’ve put together from the most recent Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 game. The only exception will be characters that were later created for SVR2009 as downloadable additions.
-There will be Steel Cage and Ladder matches in the game. The cage will be the old school big blue cage. The game will also feature a Royal Rumble.
-Like Smackdown vs. Raw 2009, you will be able to import custom music for your characters.
-Damien the snake and Frankie the bird pop up.
-There will be no referee visible in the game as the look is meant to be a throwback to the early WWF Arcade Games and there were no referees in those.
-The World Heavyweight, Million Dollar, Intercontinental, and Tag Team championships are included in the game.
-You will be able to create stables in the game.
-There will only be four managers in the game and you will not be able to create managers on your own.