Kingdom Hearts is still real to me, damnit!
Nothing brings together professional wrestling fans like…videogames?! You might think pro wrestling enthusiasts would be happy to enjoy their art form of choice no matter who’s putting on the show, but there are plenty of supporters who only enjoy the output of one company. That said, fans from two different wrestling promotions managed to have a conversation with one another across company lines, and it’s all thanks to Kingdom Hearts.
AEW is one of the newer wrestling companies on the block, and they have two different TV shows that air weekly. One of those shows is AEW Rampage, which is where the first bit of Kingdom Hearts conversation popped up. On the left of the image above, you can see a sign displayed by someone at a recent AEW Rampage taping, and it aimed to convinced gamers that Kingdom Hearts isn’t all that hard to understand.
That AEW sign was shown on the April 16th episode of Rampage, and it definitely caught the fan of one WWE fan. When WWE hosted their Hell in a Cell ‘Premium Live Event’ on June 5th, a different fan brought a follow-up sign about Kingdom Hearts. Clearly, the WWE fan thinks Kingdom Hearts is pretty tough to parse, and they are looking for an explanation of the Nintendo DS title Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days in particular.
Pro wrestling fans have been sharing videogame-related signs for decades now, but this situation is something special! Is the conversation going to continue with the next AEW taping? We’ll have to keep our eyes focused on the crowds during AEW Dynamite and Rampage this week to see if the saga takes another step!