Author: Michael Fitzgerald

British, Evertonian, grapple fan and passionate about them there Video Games. Bit of a golden oldy these days weighing in at a pert 30 years of age. I'll be providing reviews, retro features, the odd rant and the occasional article on Pro Wrestling. I also like a nice pint of Porter now and then

Retro Respawn – Tekken 3

I’m not sure if what I’m about to write is going to be controversial or not, but I’m going to write it anyway. Tekken 3 is without question my favourite game in the Tekken series. To me, the third ite...Read More

Retro Wrestle Respawn – Five of My Favourite Rivalries for Secondary Titles

As Dusty Rhodes once so succinctly put to Diamond Dallas Page; “If you’re not in this business to be the World Champion, then why are you in it?” True though those words certainly are it’s a harsh rea...Read More

Retro Respawn – War Gods

It might seem strange that I’ll be starting my article on this week’s retro game by talking about a completely different one, but it would be impossible to talk about War Gods without at least paying ...Read More

The Fitzgerald Scale – How Reliable Are FIFA Ratings?

As I write this, we are a week away from the official release of FIFA 18. As anyone who reads my work regularly will know, not only am I a hardened video game enthusiast, but I also love myself some f...Read More

Wrestle Respawn – Five of my Favourite Bobby Heenan Commentary moments/running gags

The world of wrestling fandom was hit hard over the weekend by the saddening news of Bobby “The Brain” Heenan’s passing on. Reviled (In a positive way) by fans for decades, Heenan will always be remem...Read More

Retro Respawn – WWF SmackDown!: Just Bring It

Video games and other media like them can sometimes disappoint, especially if what came before them was uniformly popular and highly regarded. In some scenarios, the game in question might not even be...Read More

Wrestle Respawn – The Mae Young Classic: Episode 2

Well the first episode of this tournament was an enjoyable start, with some good character work and a fun main event. Let’s see how Episode 2 shakes up in comparison! This event is emanating from Full...Read More

Wrestle Respawn – The Mae Young Classic: Episode 1

Following on from the success of last year’s Cruiserweight Classic, WWE have decided to do another large tournament this year as well, with the difference being that this will be women only. There’s s...Read More

N3 – Volume 4 – Aggressive Inline

Unlike previous volumes of N3, today’s game wasn’t a GameCube exclusive, seeing releases to the other major consoles of the day as well. However, it was the GameCube version of the game that I picked ...Read More

The Fitzgerald Scale – Sonic Mania, the Best Sonic Game Since Sonic the Hedgehog 2

I believe I’ve mentioned in past articles that I didn’t own a SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis in my younger days. This wasn’t because I didn’t want one, far from it. I always enjoyed any stolen moments I coul...Read More