Mortal Kombat also seems to be a favorite among the WWE crew with the latest homage coming from WWE’s Zelina Vega as she transformed into Mortal Kombat’s Sindel during Royal Rumble. Woods and the crew were on hand to cover the Mortal Kombat 11 event for UpUpDownDown, and we can’t wait to see more video fo them in costume on the show. Not banking on nostalgia like the majority of good skins in Mortal Kombat 11, Cold Tumult takes the costume design from the base skin in the game and gives a sleek futuristic design to the skin.
Sadly Big E didn’t get in on the cosplay front here, though he’s been alongside the rest of the New Day in past events when they’ve cosplayed franchises like Dragon Ball Z, Final Fantasy, and more. As part of a recent Mortal Kombat 11 charity tournament, WWE wrestler and former UFC fighter Ronday Rousey donned some decent Sonya Blade cosplay. Mileena’s Flesh Pits attire from Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) is probably the most egregious example of this, though some others have come close. This mortal kombat costume for women is made of 100% polyester material is comfortable and perfect to have fun for hours wearing it. Would you like to see more Mortal Kombat 11 voice actors dress up as their characters? As you can see Kingston is rocking a Shang Tsung cosplay, complete with that awesome wig and beard as well as a burning skull and glowing belt. As a huge fan of her Jade-inspired costume, I genuinely can’t wait to see what else she has in store for fans of both gaming and wrestling.
Rousey, if you’re not familiar, provides the voice for Mortal Kombat 11’s Sonya, and while some folks aren’t exactly fans of her performance, it’s still a pretty epic nod to her character. And fans very positively received this new sexy badass character. Director Simon McQuoid (an Australian ad director making his feature debut) has a slight paradox on his hands here: On one fist, he wants to honor the fans by bringing this film back around to what they most love about the game, while on the other, there’s a certain pressure to update the costumes and appearances of characters who’ve evolved plenty in the three decades since the arcade version debuted. Woods then joined fellow WWE superstars Kofi Kingston and Zelina Vega for a group photo, showing off all their cosplays in one convenient place. The New Day members Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods, along with Zelina Vega also attended the big reveal.
Rousey made an on-stage appearance at the initial MK11 reveal, though at the time she was the only WWE star there who didn’t show up in costume – fellow wrestlers Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston, and Zelina Vega showed up as Shao Khan, Shang Tsung, and Jade. Kingston, Woods, and Vega showed up for the event in Mortal Kombat cosplay! But this love of pop culture extends far beyond her work in the ring as Vega has taken to social media to show off all kinds of fun cosplay looks that she’ll probably never be able to fully incorporate into her ring gear because of the athletic activity required.