Here’s the use case scenario: You’re hanging out with a friend or significant other who wants to watch some WWE, but you’re lost from the first match. Who are these people and why does any of this matter? Fire up Wrestling Matchup on your laptop or iPad as a second-screen dashboard, select the wrestlers in the current match, and you’ll get a quick, easy-to-follow bio of each, along with their recent history of matches against each other, YouTube videos, and Twitter feed. No more clicking through pages and pages of Wikipedia or struggling to find real-life info on WWE’s page.
Here’s a quick caveat: because there isn’t an API for WWE stats (someone please make one!), I had to manually input quite a bit of info into a MySQL database. I couldn’t do this for every conceivable combination of wrestlers, so you might notice that certain matchups do not produce a “history” result. The best YouTube and Twitter results come from current/frequent matchups. This project was a prototype made for Principles of Interactive Design and required the use of several APIs and a database. You’ll also get some errors if you select two wrestlers who don’t have any results together in YouTube.