WWE WrestleMania XIX

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WWE WrestleMania XIX
WWE WrestleMania XIX box cover.
NTSC cover art featuring Stone Cold Steve Austin, Kurt Angle and The Rock
Developer(s) Yuke's
Publisher(s) THQ
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s)
  • NA September 8, 2003
  • EU September 19, 2003
  • JP November 7, 2003
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer

WWE WrestleMania XIX is a professional wrestling video game released exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube by THQ in 2003. Based on the professional wrestling promotion World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), it is the sequel to WWE WrestleMania X8. The roster consists of around forty WWE wrestlers.

Unlike the previous game and other contemporary WWE games, WrestleMania XIX does not feature a conventional story/career mode in which players control a particular wrestler in a series of matches. Instead, the game features "Revenge Mode" a mission-based mode in which players try to achieve certain goals in various locations outside of the ring. Most of the background music of the game were also in both the Xbox game WWE RAW 2 and the PlayStation 2 game, WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain

THQ followed WrestleMania XIX with WWE Day of Reckoning

Revenge Mode[edit]

In Revenge Mode, a player can select any superstar on the roster (except for Stephanie and Vince McMahon) or a created superstar. The story begins with the player being dragged out of an arena by security guards and being literally tossed on the street. Later, the player encounters Stephanie McMahon. Stephanie notices that the player wants revenge on Vince McMahon for firing them, and the player and Stephanie devise a plan: to ruin Mr. McMahon's flagship pay-per-view: WrestleMania. To do this, Stephanie sends you to various locations and you must assault the various characters you encounter in each location, destroy WWE property, including blowing up an under construction skyscraper, crashing a WWE barge, wrecking the cars in a WWE parking lot, and so on. In the process, you also kill (presumably kayfabe) a multitude of security guards and WWE personnel who attack you with wrestling moves by throwing them into moving traffic, off the top of the skyscraper, and off the edge of the barge into the water below, eventually going on to ruin WrestleMania XIX.


  • WrestleMania XIX allowed players to create customized arena entrances for created Superstars.
  • Players can purchase new moves/move templates, weapons, and more.
  • There can be as many as four wrestlers in the ring at once (with the addition of a referee).
  • All playable superstars have alternate attire.


Stables and tag teams[edit]


Critic reviews[edit]

Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 77.55%[1]
Metacritic 76/100[2]
Review scores
Publication Score
EGM 7.17/10[3]
Game Informer 7.75/10[4]
GamePro 4/5 stars[5]
GameSpot 7.5/10[6]
GameSpy 3/5 stars[7]
GameZone 7.8/10[8]
IGN 8/10[9]
Nintendo Power 4/5[10]
Nintendo World Report 8/10[11]
X-Play 3/5 stars[12]

The game was met with positive reception upon release, as GameRankings gave it a score of 77.55%,[1] while Metacritic gave it 76 out of 100.[2]


Distributor: Category: Result:
2003 Spike Video Game Awards Best Fighting Game Nominated


  1. ^ a b "WWE WrestleMania XIX for GameCube". GameRankings. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "WWE WrestleMania XIX for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  3. ^ EGM staff (November 2003). "WWE WrestleMania XIX". Electronic Gaming Monthly: 198. 
  4. ^ "WWE WrestleMania XIX". Game Informer (126): 128. October 2003. 
  5. ^ Tokyo Drifter (September 2, 2003). "[WWE] WrestleMania XIX Review for GameCube on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on January 13, 2005. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  6. ^ Navarro, Alex (September 5, 2003). "[WWE] WrestleMania XIX Review". GameSpot. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  7. ^ Freeman, Matthew (October 9, 2003). "GameSpy: [WWE] Wrestlemania XIX". GameSpy. Archived from the original on December 2, 2005. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  8. ^ Aceinet (October 12, 2003). "WWE Wrestlemania XIX - GC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 5, 2008. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  9. ^ Rodriguez, Tyrone (September 9, 2003). "WWE WrestleMania XIX Review". IGN. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  10. ^ "WWE WrestleMania XIX". Nintendo Power 174: 148. November 2003. 
  11. ^ Power, Rick (September 9, 2003). "WWE WrestleMania XIX". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  12. ^ Villoria, Gerald (November 3, 2003). "'[WWE] Wrestlemania XIX' (GCN) Review". X-Play. Archived from the original on November 25, 2003. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 

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