The WWE Superstars® and Divas® to be featured in the upcoming WWE 2K15 video game were unveiled today, sparking an immediate backlash from wrestling fans over the conspicuous absence of sports entertainment legend Mordecai.
Many are calling for a widespread boycott of the game, slated for release on Halloween, alleging that the albino priest was excluded from the game due to “religious intolerance within WWE.”
Mordecai is widely regarded as one of the greatest performers in wrestling history — alongside the likes of Hulk Hogan, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Ric Flair, and Damien Demento — making his absence from the WWE 2K15 roster particularly vexing.
“If I can’t play story mode with Mordecai, what’s the [censored] point of playing at all?” tweeted one disappointed gamer. “Epic #Fail.”
Speculation abounds as to why Mordecai, who set the wrestling world ablaze during his legendary feud with Scotty 2 Hotty in the spring of 2004, has been snubbed year after year by the makers of the WWE game franchise.
Most fans believe WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, a devout Catholic, disagrees with Mordecai’s religious beliefs, which were clearly inspired by a mercenary albino monk in Dan Brown’s best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code.
Some fans are consoled by the fact that WWE 2K15’s roster includes such wrestling heroes as Maven, Thurman “Sparky” Plug, and Nathan Jones.