In an Acclaim World Wrestling Federation game, you could spend hours tweaking your wrestler's uniform. Fed-up fans migrated en masse to THQ's postively elegant WCW games. Shorn of its would-be cash cow, Acclaim moved on to the outlaw Extreme Championship Wrestling league, whose claim to fame was liberal use of fake blood in barbed-wire cage-matches. If the worst special effect in movie history was the hand-drawn snake pit in Bruce Li in New Guinea (an actual movie, I kid you not), a good candidate for worst video-game graphics were the pixilated blood spurts in Acclaim's ECW games.
Eh, everybody thinks wrestling uses fake blood, and I don't think Nintendo.com is internationally renowned for its exemplary journalistic standards. Hell, in the next sentence, the guy misspells "pixelated," a word you'd think a video-game writer would know.
I'm going to say he'll be gone for about 3 months before returning as a guest referee. They've just really hit the wall with that character, unless he wants to do color commentary, but with whom would you pair him with?