Virtual Basement Announces Upcoming Video Game, The Wrestling Code

Before the pandemic hit the world, we first reported Virtual Basement, a New England-based video game developer, started to sign some top independent wrestling stars to be apart of a wrestling game the world has never seen before. March 5 was the date, and at the time the list included some of biggest talent never seen in before in digital form including,

  • Former NXT standout Bull James,
  • Impact Wrestling’s Fallah Bahh,
  • Beyond Wrestling’s Bear Country,
  • Wrestle Pro superstar Shawn Donovan,
  • Breakout star Brian Pillman Jr.,
  • Kongo Kong,
  • Shaheem Ali,
  • ROH’s Caprice Coleman,
  • AEW’s Brian Cage,
  • ROH’s “All Day” O’Shay Edwards
  • ROH’s Leo St. Giovanni
  • Former EVOLVE star Anthony Greene
  • Matt Sydal

But as of today, it all changes as the developer has announced via Twitter the name of the game.

The Wrestling Code

Wrestling Code will be ran on the impressive Unreal Engine while adding even more stars to an already impressive roster which was displayed in the almost 2-minute video today,

  • Eli Drake
  • AEW Women’s Tag Team Tournament standout Tay Conti
  • Former NXT superstar Lio Rush
  • The legend Ken Shamrock
  • Former NXT UK standout Killer Kelly
  • Former TNA World Champion EC3
  • Independent standout Alex Gracia
  • Shad Gaspard
  • JTG
  • NZO
  • AEW Women’s Tag Team Tournament winner Ivelisse
  • Shazza McKenzie
  • LSG
  • Kenny King
  • The Beer City Bruiser
  • Independent wrestling star Jeff Cobb
  • Victor Benjamin
  • Former WWE superstar Zach Gowen
  • Former IMPACT! Women’s Champion ODB
  • PJ Black
  • Independent wrestling legend Dan Maff
  • Gregory Iron
  • Vik
  • Big Kon
  • Sefa Fatu
  • NWA Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa
  • Former Impact Champion Matt Morgan
  • Holidead
  • Former Impact X Division Champion Petey Williams
  • ROH superstar Matt Taven
  • Cabana Man Dan
  • David Mercury
  • Independent wrestling legend “Sick” Nick Mondo
  • Grim
  • White Mike
  • Brent Tate
  • Brandon Tate
  • Lindsay Snow
  • Dani Jordyn
  • Luigi Primo
  • ROH superstar Cheeseburger
  • Willow Nightingale
  • Solo Darling
  • Delmi Exo
  • Patrick Voros
  • Chris Voros
  • Lady Frost
  • Kevin Riley
  • Midas Black
  • Jay Lyon
  • Leon Scott
  • Gabby Ortiz
  • ROH superstar Jonathan Gresham
  • Brian Milonas

Virtual Basement Announces Upcoming Video Game, The Wrestling Code

While there is still no definitive date right now for the release of the game, including if it will include any championships, arenas, or even downloadable content, the excitement has been added with this already long list of playable superstars. We can only hope we can sooner or later get more information on the platforms the game will be available on. In the meantime, they have started a website to sign up for more exclusive details on the game at

Matt Sydal scan (Photo courtesy of @VirtualBasement)

Congrats to all the independent and major superstars that are going to be apart of this major non-WWE video game release.

Caul’s Call

Wow. All I can say is wow. I mean, this has to be one of the biggest lineups I’ve seen in a long time for a wrestling game that is not related to WWE.

Imagine the possibilities: we can do an AEW Dark rematch with Brian Cage vs. Brian Pillman Jr, putting JTG and Shad Gaspard back together against Bear Country, or even Petey Williams vs. Cheeseburger or a clash of some of women’s wrestling’s finest with Killer Kelly, Thunder Rosa, Holidead and Solo Darling.

To think this is going to shake the wrestling video game world is an understatement; Virtual Basement deserves a round of applause for what they have achieved in today’s announcement. 

John Caul is a longtime wrestling fan since the Attitude Era. A former color commentator for several independent companies and former owner of independent wrestling company Imperial World Wrestling, John currently spends his time interacting with wrestling fans on Twitter while enjoying podcasts such as Cheap Heat and Jobber Tears.