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WWE Wrestler The Miz Petitions To Be Movie Sequel's Johnny Cage

By now you know Johnny Cage doesn't properly appear in the new Mortal Kombat movie, but the door is certainly opened to the fan-favourite fighter -- and WWE wrestler Mike "The Miz" Mizanin is petitioning to be the man who brings the Hollywood martial artist - turned defender of Earthrealm - to the big screen in a sequel.

WWE Stars Cosplay Mortal Kombat For Halloween

We're becoming accustomed to the worlds of WWE and Mortal Kombat sharing a mutual orbit. NetherRealm Studios developed the WWE Immortals game, sent Johnny Cage into the ring, and even invited several wrestlers to the launch of Mortal Kombat 11! It's little wonder then that a couple of WWE stars chose popular kombatants for this year's Halloween costumes! Take a look:

Zelina Vega Enters WWE Royal Rumble as Sindel

The lines between Mortal Kombat and World Wrestling Entertainment blurred at today's annual Royal Rumble pay per view event. Wrestler Zelina Vega entered the rumble match at #25 dressed as one of the hottest Mortal Kombat 11 DLC characters: Sindel! Take a look:

Ronda Rousey Brings Sonya to WWE Elimination Chamber

In World Wrestling Entertainment the only air support comes from the top rope, but that didn't stop Ronda Rousey bringing a touch of Mortal Kombat 11 to tonight's Elimination Chamber event! The Raw Women's Champion defended the title dressed as the character she voices in the upcoming game: Sonya Blade!

Mortal Kombat 11 Sonya Blade Trailer

Sonya Blade is back in Mortal Kombat 11 and the Special Forces General's battlecry may sound a little different. The rumors were true! WWE, UFC, and Olympic Champion fighter Ronda Rousey provides the voice for MK's first lady of fighting. Hear the story from her own mouth in the character reveal trailer.

Ronda Rousey & Kofi Confirm The Reveal Attendance

The celebrity guest list for Thursday's Mortal Kombat 11: The Reveal is fast growing, and it looks like there's going to be a heavy contingent from World Wrestling Entertainment! UFC Hall of Famer and current WWE Raw Women's Champion Ronda Rousey has confirmed her itinerary for the Los Angeles event with a post to Instagram:

Xavier Woods To Conquer The Reveal

He's harnessed the powers of a thunder god in WWE Immortals, hosted the unveiling of Firestorm for Injustice 2, and held the Tag Team Championships in WWE! Now Austin Creed, aka; Xavier Woods, is gearing up to don the Emperor's helmet for next week's Mortal Kombat 11: The Reveal event!

The Smackdown wrestler, and host of gaming channel UpUpDownDown, unveiled his Shao Kahn cosplay helmet tonight, via Twitter. He'll be dressed as one of only three characters revealed since the launch trailer, with more unveilings expected to come at the LA and London event!

Xavier Woods is Raiden in WWE Immortals

As part of the WB Interactive Entertainment empire; NetherRealm Studios have excelled as a free-to-play mobile developer famed for counterparts to their console fighting games Mortal Kombat and DC Injustice. Since 2015, they've also turned the wrestling world on its head in the over-the-top, mobile exclusive fantasy fusion: WWE Immortals!

Johnny Cage left the Hollywood backlot to enter the ring in a 2015 franchise crossover. Now in the next big Immortals challenge, a WWE superstar will be infused with the powers of a thunder god!

WCW Glacier Discusses Mortal Kombat on Keep It 100

The debut episode of The Fight Network's newest podcast Keep It 100 has featured an in depth interview with former World Championship Wrestling star Ray Lloyd, better known to fans as Glacier.

The ice themed striker was conceived in 1996, right as MK Trilogy was hitting arcades and home consoles. Best known for borrowing liberally from Mortal Kombat at the height of its popularity! Just one year after the feature film hit theatres, the gimmick attempted to repurpose the concept of a stylized martial arts tournament fighter -- namely Sub-Zero -- for the weekly serial of professional wrestling.

As noted in a previous feature, it was a concept also pitched to ECW star and eventual WWE Champion: Rob Van Dam. As Lloyd explains, the idea was driven by WCW parent Turner Broadcasting and WCW President Eric Bischoff:

5 Things Mortal Kombat Can Learn From WWE

Last December, NetherRealm Studios unveiled their latest free-to-play app: WWE Immortals! The partnership between NRS, Phosphor Games, and the wrestling giant meant an interesting meshing of style and subject matter!

With Johnny Cage jumping into the ring as a guest fighter in Immortals, we've been thinking about how Cage might come to blows with WWE - but what about the other way around?

World Wrestling Entertainment has been a powerhouse in its current incarnation since the mid-eighties. Its lineage goes even further back, tapping into the traditions and culture of a century of professional wrestling! Today, WWE runs at least 6 hours of original content every week, on an unending cycle year after year. There's a lot to learn from that, and we've narrowed it down to five key things the makers of Mortal Kombat could consider after their brush with WWE!

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