The New Day and The Elite’s Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Showdown gets profiled on WWE Now

By on June 14, 2018 at 10:00 am
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On the latest episode of WWE Now, host Cathy Kelley breaks down the road to today’s Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition E3 Team Battle showdown between The New Day’s Kofi Kingston, Big E, and Xavier Woods, and New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Elite faction — consisting of the new IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega and the new IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, Matt and Nick Jackson, The Young Bucks (who all scored gold at last Saturday’s Dominion event in Osaka-Jo Hall).

Following their previous encounters at Community Effort Orlando, as well as some trash-talking on Twitter, Capcom got the two wrestlers to agree to a face-off in the game’s new 3V3 Team Battle Mode, with The Bucks and New Day quickly stepping up to battle alongside their respective Captains.

After weeks of back-and-forth on social media, the dream match (even if it’s outside of the squared circle), goes down later today, Thursday, June 14th, at 1:00 PM PT (3:00 PM CT, 4:00 PM ET) at twitch.tv/capcomfighters at the Capcom Booth in Los Angeles, California. Attendees can also get their hands on Season 3’s newest character, Cody Travers, who is playable at the event.

Personally, I think it’s fantastic to see WWE promoting this internally, especially when three of the men involved are top stars in a rival promotion — and this just goes to show, once again, how mainstream the fighting game community is starting to become in popular culture. You can see the full episode below, as well as check out our previous coverage of this upcoming exhibition. WWE.com has also weighed in on the upcoming battle. You can also catch the official announcements of Kofi, E, and The Bucks being drafted below.

Let us know which team you’ll be rooting for in the comments section below.

Sources: WWE (YouTube); WWE.comBeing The Elite (YouTube); XavierWoodsPhD (Twitter)

Oklahoma-based freelance journalist who enjoys fighting games of all sorts. When he's not grinding out setups, he enjoys watching anime and wrestling.