Wrestling With Video
March 2, 2009 5:00 PM
The WWE is mainly about guys smashing each other in the face.
Now you can do some smashing of your own as the WWE, in preparation for Wrestlemania 25 on April 5, is letting fans customize their own remixed video “smash-ups,” using clips from WWE programs such as “Raw” and “Friday Night Smackdown.”
Users can edit the lengths of clips, add music and title cards and share their smashes.
The WWE will select certain smash-ups for prizes, including a grand prize of $5,000, with the winning video to be posted on the main WWE web site.
Users can tackle clips of current WWE talent like John Cena or The Undertaker, or dig into the WWE archives to make a video tribute to old-school wrestling icons like Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, the “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase or “Classy” Freddie Blassie.
Then again, an Internet video tribute about Mr. Blassie might get you labeled a “pencil-neck geek,” so proceed with caution.