Video games sneak back into the top fighting competitions. This time, AEW fighter Jade Cargill has shown up for a match with a great cosplay of her namesake in Mortal Kombat.
Cosplays of famous video game characters have become very common to see. Many tributes by fans take place on social networks (like this almost perfect Chun Li), but also outside them and it is in this area where they become more viral.
The latest madness must be attributed to Jade Cargill, AEW wrestler, defended the title against Tay Conti at the Addition Financial Arena in Orlando, Florida. In the presentation, Jade showed up in a striking green outfit that sure sounds like Mortal Kombat fans.
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And it is that, the saga of ultraviolent fight counts in its cast of characters with Jade, the characteristic fighter with green outfit and mask that copies some ninja movements in combat.
Of course, it seems that her real-life namesake couldn’t resist turning up for this important date decked out in a really well done cosplay, with mask and all (which in times of Covid is not bad at all). Of course, no fatality was needed to end the fight. Take a look at the presentation:
– All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) March 7, 2022
Jade’s history within MK is quite extensive. The fighter was introduced as a hidden boss in Mortal Kombat II, serving as Shao Khan’s henchman. She though she would later end up deserting her ranks to join Kitana, her childhood friend.
Later in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3Jade was playable and started out wielding a metal staff and boomerangs, which would end up being her most signature weapons until her last appearance in Mortal Kombat 11.
It is not the first time that the world of fighting and martial arts have intertwined with video games. Last year, the WWE NXT wrestling champion showed up for the title match dressed as Kratos from God of War.
And in the summer, the UFC champion paid homage to Ghost of Tsushima by donning Jin Sakai’s samurai mask before a match. There are inspirations to give and give away.
Will this fervor for fighting games carry over to reality? On some occasions, fans of popular competitions like WWE have suggested that some of the wrestling legends could be added as DLC to Mortal Kombat games. At the moment, nothing is known about a new installment.