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Breaking Down Former Oklahoma State Wrestlers in Video Games

Former Oklahoma State wrestlers have been featured in more than 20 video games.

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A few months ago I decided to break down all the Oklahoma State wrestlers that have action figures. With sports at a standstill, I decided to take a similar look at what video games they’ve been in.

Here goes nothing!

Don Frye

Frye wrestled for Arizona State then transferred to Stillwater toward the end of his college career. He’s a UFC Hall of Famer, had stints with Pride and was also a professional wrestler in Japan for a time. GiantBomb credits him with being in 19 video games! Here’s a clip from him in UFC Undisputed 3.

Randy Couture

Couture has a unique relationship with the UFC and video games. He’s an absolute legend in the sport of mixed martial arts, and with his career spanning decades one would think he would be in a lot of games similar to Frye. That’s just not the case. He’s actually not featured in any licensed UFC game. He was on the cover of EA Sports MMA in 2010 though and is the only former OSU wrestler with the distinction of being on a video game cover.

Couture EA Sports MMA

He is also credited as a voice actor for Command and Conquer Red Alert 3, which was released in 2008.

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal

Mo, a two-time All-American for the Cowboys in the early 2000’s has had stints in both professional wrestling and MMA. He was on the roster alongside Couture for EA Sports MMA.

Gerald Brisco

Kids my age grew up on the Nintendo 64, so these games I personally recall more than most of the others on this list. Brisco wrestled for the Cowboys in the 1960s, and during the WWF “Attitude Era” he was best known as Vince McMahon’s stooge alongside Pat Patterson. He was a part of two games during that time period. He was an unlockable character in the WWF No Mercy game and was also featured in WWF Wrestlemania 2000, which is widely regarded as one of the best pro wrestling games ever.

Johny Hendricks

Hendricks video game debut came a little after the prime part of his UFC career. He was in EA Sports UFC  2 and 3. In UFC 3 he was playable at middle weight, which he moved up to after his UFC title run as a welterweight.

Daniel Cormier

Cormier has had an incredible MMA career. He’s one of only two fighters to hold belts at two separate weights simultaneously. He’s going to go down as a legend in the sport and will almost certainly be a first ballot UFC Hall of Famer. Cormier’s been in two UFC games, EA Sports UFC 2 and UFC 3. At the release of both games, Cormier was the light heavyweight champ. Shortly after the release of UFC 3 he won the heavyweight title. Just as he did in real life, he defends his heavyweight title vs. Derrick Lewis here.

Adnan Al-kaissy (General Adnan)

I wrote a little on Adnan a few months ago, really just an incredible life story for the former OSU All-American. Here’s him playing a Nintendo in an older WWF promo.

The actually game he was featured in was WWE 2K16, the flagship game for WWE.

Mark Munoz

NCAA Champion Mark Munoz started his MMA career with the WEC in 2008. His career lasted until 2015 where he retired from fighting. EA Sports UFC 2, which was released in 2016, had the deepest roster of any UFC game ever released with over 250 characters. Munoz was a middleweight on the roster.

Jared Rosholt

Rosholt most recently has been fighting in the PFL or the “Pro Fight League,” where he finished as a runner up last season at heavyweight. He had a roughly three-year stint in the UFC from 2013-2016. During the time he was on the same UFC 2 roster with Munoz, Hendricks and Cormier, making this game the video game with the most former Cowboys.

Jack Brisco

The older brother of the aforementioned Gerald Brisco, Jack was an NCAA champion in 1965 at Oklahoma State. He went on to a successful career in pro wrestling and was an NWA champion and NWA tag team champion with his brother. He is also now a member of the WWE Hall of Fame.

He was featured on the PC Version of Fire Pro Wrestling World released in 2017.

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