For those of you who did a double-take at the "2" in the title, yes, this was a thing. Not only was the first game a thing, it was a thing that sold half a million copies. This game would sell almost 400,000 units, thus reaffirming my lack of faith in humanity, or at least the average video game consumer.
The game boils down to a career mode and exhibition mode. There is multiplayer but let's face it, the only people who would play this game with you are only doing so ironically or out of pity. Career mode is where you create a custom wrestler, assign them a move set and go around various "backyard" locations to win titles by completing missions to unlock challenges, namely a tournament to win a title which unlocks more areas to compete in. The idea is to win all the belts to get to the final section and beat the Insane Clown Posse guys (yes, they're the final boss) to collect a million dollar prize, which is a simple enough setup if not kind of dumb.
Then I tried playing it.
Then there are times where the AI, while trying to find a weapon, runs into environmental hazards and takes damage. I've won a few matches this way.
Or you could save some real money and not even bother with the game to begin with. That is, unless someone gives it to you, like in my case. When I get the chance, this game's going through my friend's window Paperboy-style.