This story is hilarious for us to talk about, given the “event” that the story started at. First, a little context. All Elite Wrestling is one of the biggest wrestling promotions in the world, and it is also one of the best wrestling promotions in the world. Their fanbase has a passion to them that can’t be denied, and that passion goes beyond wrestling and into the realm of video games. To that end, many AEW fans have been known to bring in signs with their “controversial” video game hot takes. But on Sunday, a Mortal Kombat 1 used their sign to make a plea to the team at NetherRealm Studios, and specifically, Ed Boon.
As you can see in the tweet below, the fans called for a Wi-Fi filter to be put into Mortal Kombat 1, and the sign was seen very visibly at the All Elite Wrestling PPV called Full Gear.
When kombat league is so bad theres signs at a PPV begging you to improve it! pic.twitter.com/5zuDi9v3Ga
For those who don’t know what that is, a Wi-Fi filter feature can help those with wired internet setups not play those who play via Wi-Fi. That may sound like a small feature, but when you consider how laggy certain Wi-Fi connections can be and the randomness of matchmaking, you sometimes need that “stability.” Yes, it’s hilarious that they went to an AEW event to get their message across, but sometimes, you must use what’s available to you, right?
The irony is that their attempt worked. Not only did it get the attention of other fans, but other publications saw the sign and wrote about it. Those articles got the attention of Ed Boon, who had this to say last night:
We’ll be rolling out the features. WiFi filter/decline comes first.
A key detail within that tweet is that the Wi-Fi filter will come before Cross-Play, aRead more on gameranx.com