The House of Sports is basically an Olympic Park, but unlike those built by mortals, the House's Parks is many times bigger and is more majestic. It hosts facilities, training centers, and equipments of all kinds of sports imaginable, either real or "fictional". Because of that, this place is massive, and the House of Travel need to set up some travel services to take athlete around the complex.
Every 4 years the Gods' Olympic Competition is being held here. Of course, given the nature of the House, many victories are from the House members and not from outside.
Sakuragi Hanamichi, God of Basketball (Sakuragi-kun, Genius Basket Man)
They say there is a tale where Sakuragi was dumped by every girl in the Love Pantheon. Heartbroken, he was recommended to Basketball by a mortal girl named Haruko Akagi.
After being dumped by Kuroko Shirai, the duo regularly has competitions where they literally butt heads, and due to the Hard Head of both this competition is always fought to a draw; afterwards they would invariably console each other as friends on their mutual bad luck at love.
With the induction of Michael Jordan into the Basketball Hall of Fame, Sakuragi's place in the Pantheon is now put in dire peril. Sakuragi now trains with even harder resolve than before to keep his place.
Domain: Sports, Basketball, a little bit of Baseball, Endorsements.
Although heralded as the Greatest Basketball Player that came to be, the team that he currently owns and manages, the Charlotte Bobcats, is on the bottom of the league today. Seems like they can't rub Mike's skill out of him.
With the creation of his own TV Tropes page, he now earned his rightful place in the Pantheon and is only inches closer in ousting Sakuragi from his spot in the Pantheon. Although Mike really doesn't seem to care, he considered the need to improve the Bobcats a greater priority.
Followers: Manny Pacquiao (his avatar), boxers in manga/anime.
Allies: None, although Hong Meiling felt a certain camaraderie towards Ippo.
Worthy Opponent: Dudley
Ippo claimed the title as soon as he ascended to godhood. However, boxing gyms and challengers soon sprout left and right, leading Ippo to think that this position is some sort of divine setup. The current challenger is Kenpachi "Kenny" Zaraki, and already the betting market are in uproar since it is unknown if Kenpachi can still win without his sword. It is worth noting though, that the next in line is Rocky "The Italian Stallion" Balboa. And after that, Muhammad Ali has a thing or two he wants to say about not being chosen...
Wayne Gretzky, God of Ice Hockey (The Great One, #99)
Greater God (honorary title)
Symbol: Replicas of his Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings jerseys
Was given a near-unanimous recommendation for godhood by the American and Canadian sports media for his ability to bedazzle his opponents using only a stick, a hockey puck, and pure unadulterated finesse "mad skillz" on the ice. Once explained that said skillz came from teaching himself to see where the puck was going to be, not where it still was.
Sadly, not all of his followers are fully cognizant of the rules of the sport where he earned his mark. This doesn't trouble him much, as he's still mostly happy to sign their autographs anyway.
Followers: His successors, and every other game announcer ever (mostly unnamed), especially ChuckDownfield (the only person Madden allows to announce the NFL players' games who was not specifically chosen by Madden)
Mostly retired except for his position as a God. He has chosen other people to do his announcing job for him now.
The successor to the position of God of Announcers became Jim Ross. Madden was impressed with his announcing during the 8-man Hell In a Cell Elimination Match that decided the God of Wrestling, so he let Jim have it.
Recommended himself for the position.
He always makes the best player in the NFL collapse the next season because he is jealous; he thinks no God should get less publicity than his subjects
Jim Ross and Madden often converse about their love for football to each others suring hangtime.
ProtonJon has been known to invoke Madden's power by having himself and his followers give an uproarious yell of "football!" when he's facing harsh odds in the games he's playing.
Tsubasa is currently preparing for The Match to End All Matches, when all the (mainly Brazilian) legends of real soccer, under the leadership of Pele, will clash with their (mainly Japanese) fictional counterparts under Tsubasa's captaincy. The title on the line here are the elevation to Greater Deity, as well as the title of True God of Soccer. Tickets are already sold out, although there's still no certainty on when or where this match will happen.
Allies: None really, although other gods has been seen enjoying the day by watching a match or two
Pelé is currently preparing for The Match to End All Matches, when all the (mainly Brazilian) legends of real soccer, under his leadership, will clash with their (mainly Japanese) fictional counterparts under Tsubasa's captaincy. The title on the line here are the elevation to Greater Deity, as well as the title of True God of Soccer. Tickets are already sold out, although there's still no certainty on when or where this match will happen.
The Stig, God of Test Drivers and Professional Racers (Mysterious Racer, All That We Known of Him, Racer X)
Followers: Michael Schumacher (served as his avatar for a time), Flying Finns (and many other Finnish people as well), the cast of Future GPX Cyber Formula, and professional racers worldwide. Speed Racer caters car for both The Stig and Takumi.
Adscended after the fall of his predecessor, who's now known as the Sacked Stig.
Maintains a fierce rivalry with Tak Fujiwara, although at present it's limited to open taunting and fierce races on street circuits (because The Stig races exclusively on the circuits while Tak highly prefer streets). Monaco is their favored venue.
Himeko has expressed interest in her and her partner, although it's still too early to say that they will be allies. The same could be said for Nanoha.
Won the godhood from a much-vaunted Interdimensional Tournament of Mahjong, largely staying out of the proverbial bloodshed and defeating most other Mahjong masters too busy jockeying for position. She was defeated by Akagi in the final four match (the other two contestants are Junichiro Koizumi and her own sister Teru Miyanaga), but won the godhood anyway since the adjudicators from the House of Justice caught Akagi cheating and Saki's points was still unchanged after a mahjong equivalent of a massacre, thus demonstrating her absolute mastery of the game.
He rules over all time travel that is so complicated it ventures into Mind Screw territory, to the point that he personally arranged for his own ascension to the Pantheon.
Is on good terms with Lord Chaos, due to both being demons and lords, and how their domains frequently overlap. Given the massive Mind Screws he favors, he's also in very good terms with Faction Paradox.
To paraphrase Nico Robin, she's officially considered as the greatest female wrestler ever.
Traveled to the United States by joining the female division of CHIKARA.
In September 22, made a conmemorative event, celebrating her 25th Anniversary of her career.
She's arranging the ascension of Trish Stratus as her western counterpart.
Has found a Worthy Opponent in Luna Vachon, for the woman's tenacity, outlook on life, and heartbreak over her death in 2010. Manami is ready to push Luna to her limits, and doesn't mind getting a "little" dirty.
Non-ascended: Damien Sandow (went by the name of "Idol Stevens" during their initial reign), MNM (Joey Mercury, Johnny Nitro/Morrison, Melina), William Regal (when teamed with Dave Taylor), The Mexicools (Psychosis and Super Crazy), Deuce and Domino, The Pitbulls (Kid Kash and Jamie Noble), The Dudley Boyz (Paul London only)
While Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin are the Pantheon's Greatest Tag Team, they've never held onto the champions for very long. That's where London and Kendrick came in; they held the WWE Tag Team Championship for an astounding 331 days despite not being featured often and decimated pretty much every tag team that came their way (Which includes The Hardys in a Ladder Match) until they lost the titles. This, including their ability to work together with a myriad of combination attacks, impressed gods in the House of Sports to let them ascend. In truth, they also were in need of another tag-team since Haas and Benjamin pretty much were plowing through everyone else.
They entered the Pantheon rushing through the corridors with such speed that made gods like The Flash, Rainbow Dash and Ricky Fitness look in awe as they slid to the ring in nothing more than their wrestling gear and masks. They then began to amaze the masses with their high-flying arsenal, even jumping through the ropes in suicide dives.
Have tried to get other wrestlers to call them "The Hooliganz", but unfortunately Howard Finkel just keeps calling them "The Team of Paul London and Brian Kendrick", much to their annoyance.
Once, when going to the House of Craft for some new ring gear, they met up with Shotaro and Philip aka Kamen Rider Double. Inspired by their battle-style and partnership, London and Kendrick made their own wrestling gear (half-green and half-purple) in their honor.
Prior to godhood, Brian Kendrick faced John Cena (in his Dr. of Thuganomics persona) in a battle rap. Let's just say that Brian unknowingly would cause the infamous "Cena Sucks!" chants heard to this day.
And even prior to that, Brian had to be delivery boy to "American Badass" Undertaker. It wasn't a pretty sight.
When Vince met up with London and Kendrick, the first thing he told them, after Paul gave a sheepish grin, "Keep that smile on your face". Paul won't exactly explain why Vince said that though.
Can fight separately when not in need of a tag team. During this time, Brian sometimes branches out into a persona called "THE Brian Kendrick", and Paul has won singles gold. However, like Haas and Benjamin above, they're at their best when they work together.
Due to them wearing lots of masks, they gained a strange kinship with Hata no Kokoro, who give them inspiration for the masks that they wear when they enter the ring. They've also learned not to mix up their masks with hers after hearing what happened when her Mask of Hope got stolen.
The Hardys, Edge and Christian all did a collective Jaw Drop when they found out that Paul's first tag-team championship reign came from their long-time rivals The Dudley Boyz, who held at least eight Tag Team Championships and were part of multiple TLC matches and Triple Threat Tag Team Ladder Matches. Paul just simply shrugs his shoulders.
Brian has apologized for his beatdown on Colt Cabana during his reign as The Brian Kendrick. Colt himself doesn't mind.
The two dressed up as Bill and Ted (calling themselves "Brian D. Kendrick, and Paul 'Paul' London") once, while traversing for their own "Excellent Adventure" throughout the House of Travel. Bill and Ted admitted that their costumes were "Excellent!", complete with Air Guitar, and the four have gotten along splendidly. It also helps that Bill and Ted love London and Kendrick's entrance theme and are planning to do a live entrance of that theme when they can.
Colt Cabana, God of Independent Wrestling (Scott Colton, Scotty Goldman, "Boom Boom", Matt Classic)
The first wrestling Deity to ascend without the help of Vince McMahon. To say this infuriates McMahon is an understatement.
Remember the fact he used to compete in WWE as Scotty Goldman? McMahon treated him as a mere jobber. Brian Kendrick remembers (as they fought once in his The Brian Kendrick persona) and buried the hatchet.
Most people know not to ridicule or harm Jim Ross if they want to stay alive. Others who has done so in the past often became high priority targets by the Wrestling gods as well as the many followers of Ross.
Commentates on all matches that goes down in the House of Combat and Sports. Has actually gotten into a few matches himself. His last one involved whipping Shinji Matou raw with his belt when he tried to make a pass at members in the House of Love (and also because Shinji stupidly assumed he could beat Ross up without the use of the other wrestling gods always coming to save him).
Can usually be seen in the House of Food, showing off his barbecue sauces to the gods there. Many of them have said it's pretty good.
Is seen with John Bradshaw Layfield on commentary. Surprisingly, JBL is pretty cool to be around.
Babe Ruth, God of Baseball (The Great Bambino, The Sultan of Swat, The Home Run King, George.)
Those in the pantheon who have found favor with Flair have disappeared for days when invited along to party with the Nature Boy. Those who have incited his wrath suffer unthinkable agony, which is predated by Flair's thunderous roars, his face turning scarlet and Flair ripping off—and physically assaulting—his own vestments.
Despite ascending to Godhood, parts of his body (such as his forehead and scalp) are still very susceptible to bleeding at even the slightest physical trauma. Until the wound is healed, blood pours out from Flair's body without stopping.
He was forced to ascend after the Main House decided to have a Grifball court built into the House of Sports. Whenever a player picks up the Grifball, Grif's spirit possesses their body and their uniform becomes orange - leaving him the prime target for everyone's Gravity Hammers. Also, much to his chagrin, he gets blown up whenever he scores.
Whenever anyone's not playing Grifball, Grif can either be seen sleeping in his house or pigging out in the House of Food. His bottomless stomach scares that entire House. He once got into an eating contest with Pac-Man, Kirby, and Kyoko Sakura - after what took weeks (even after manipulation from the House of Time and Space), it ended with a tie.
He has no idea why everyone thinks his armor is yellow instead of orange. In fact, Charlotte once tried to eat him, mistaking him for a block of cheese. (Grif survived, thanks to his protective cone.)
He's also close to Zangief this way, being those who suffer villainous portrayal until some Retcon save their roles.
Has often come to the Combat house to spar with his best rival Ryu. For some reason, Sagat usually declines invitation to come to the Combat House instead, he thinks within the Sports house, he could also teach mortals about Muay Thai for good self-defense.
Rumor has it that his ascension may be due to an ever-growing internet movement, which had progressed to "Put_Sagat_In_Pantheon".
On his way to becoming the (Cooking) Oil King in the world, he found himself in the Pantheon. He was originally going to head for the House of Food, but upon finding his old friend and rival E.Honda in the House of Sports, he decided to make his house here.
He has gone to the House of Food, showing of his cooking oil to the chefs. Many of them have actually tried it in their cooking. Gordon Ramsay however, gets annoyed when Hakan starts showering himself in the oil and making a huge mess whenever there's a huge fight in the House.
Many are wondering how the hell Hakan takes care of his hair, particularly because his seven daughters also follow in their daddy's fashion sense. The House of Craft has given up on trying to replicate it.
Sometimes sports a fez while in the Pantheon, The Doctor approves.
In case there's a Cat Fight between two Goddeses... Hakan uses his cooking oil for a good "mud fight".
When he found about Rey's ascension, he went to him and laughed. At first, it was to assume it was due to Rey's height, but Hakan was more amazed at how great it was to see a fine wrestler such as Mysterio in the Pantheon and decided to fight him in battle. It got very messy when Rey started slipping on spilled oil and the collision between him and Hakan soon spiraled out of control, bringing in Zangief, King II and The Murray into the escalating brawl. It ended with the five sprawled out in the House of Combat and laughing at the impromptu fight.
Was formerly a teacher in the Pantheon Academy, Kim's dedication for justice and the spirit of taekwondo cannot be sustained any longer and he rose as the God for the kicking martial arts Tae Kwon Do, and swore to uphold justice in the Pantheon. Reactions... remain mixed. Some are impressed... some... thinks that Kim could get a little wacko.
Despite rising as a God, Kim still visits the Academy, giving stern advices to future Tae Kwon Do disciples and having a good time with his old pal Baek Doo-San.
Has also the ability of knowing whether someone is evil or not with just a glare, even without magical aid. Minsc is impressed, because even Paladins in his world needed magical aid for that, Kim doesn't. When the word "Aku wa yurusan!" echoes through the Pantheon, evil is nearby, good guys beware!
Even so, sometimes the ability becomes a double-edged sword, because even the ambiguous ones or sympathetic Anti-Villain will be first designated as 'Evil'. There's one incident when Kim suddenly points at Litchi Faye-Ling and declares her evil, until Bang Shishigami interrupted and told him the situation behind it, causing Kim to hastily apologize to her (apology accepted), but STILL offers her a Taekwondo gi as an apology, saying that it would quicken her redemption (offer rejected). For that too, he backs down attempting to joining the evil-opposing duo of Kenshiro and Sanger Zonvolt, realizing the dangers of his passion (although he will STILL fight for it).
Even if he's not in the Academy anymore, his 'rehabilitation center' is still open, and Kim is still open for 'applications' (read: bad guys he beat up and drafted here). There was some success, and there were some 'persistent' students. However, even Kim has his limits, and there are some bad guys that are thoroughly evil that he will refuse application.
As a God proud of his Korean lineage, Kim also expresses distaste towards Toyotomi Hideyoshi for his nefarious 'Korean Campaign' to his home country. To add up to this, he also easily detects that Hideyoshi is evil, thus heis unforgivable!
Non-Ascended: Kevin Nash (for causing him to be unmasked), Vickie Guerrero (no offense to both Eddie and Chavo).
King II decided to bring in one of the most famous masked wrestlers of all time, Rey Mysterio, into the Pantheon. This is because no matter how big the opponent or how small the odds, Rey Mysterio has never given up. Rey also has been one of the biggest Faces throughout his entire career—even gods like John Cena weren't that squeaky clean in the beginning.
There was a bit of a debate that some gods suggested El Santo be God of the Masked Luchador. However, when the Court of the Gods went over El Santo's profile, his fame actually came more for his masked persona rather than his wrestling skill. This cemented Rey's position, but Rey thought it would be right if El Santo ascended. So, he convinced the Court of the Gods to make El Santo, God of Lucha Libre. they agreed.
Is very, very protective of his children. The last god who decided to hurt them (CM Punk who caused his daughter to cry on her birthday by singing to her), got a 619 to the face.
Punk has since apologized for acting like such a douche and has buried the hatchet with him.
Is an avid comic book fan, and every year at Wrestlemania (or any other pay-per-view he fights in), he comes out as different types of superheroes ranging from Daredevil, Captain America, Iron Man, and The Flash. There was also that one time he dressed up as TheJoker, which caused the Clown Prince of Crime to laugh his ass off at the tribute.
Yayoi Kise actually came to him with some of her comic books, hoping that Rey would use it for inspiration for his costumes. To her surprise, Rey said the designs were very interesting and he told her he'd wear her designs next time he fought. Yayoi immediately shed tears of happiness, causing many of the gods who saw the two together to coo in delight.
Many gods have learned the hard way about underestimating Rey's skills. They've soon had themselves kicked in the face and then followed up with the 619 or a Frog Splash for good measure. It's gotten to the point that it's become a huge drinking game in the Houses of Combat, Sports and Commerce to see how many gods get their asses kicked by him.
When he's not practicing or training, Rey is usually seen in the House of Weapons, trying to find some new swords for his collection. Gods who didn't believe he could kick their asses are now fearing the day he comes wielding a sword in tandem with his luchador skills.
Travis Touchdown met up with him and handed Rey a spare Beam Katana he had on hand. Rey...smiled.
Despite their stance as rivals, Edge and Rey actually have teamed up together and won the tag team champions once or twice. For old time's sake, Edge teamed with Rey to fight off Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin in a friendly match. Once the match was over, however, Rey was on the receiving end of a Spear. Rey then retaliated with a 619, so it all was fair.
It took a while for Edge to forgive Rey in regards to his decision to marry Vickie Guerrero though, especially since Vickie became very abrasive to Rey for a time.
Is not to be confused with Mysterio in the House of Magic.
Rey is never allowed to use a steel chair in a wrestling match. Why, do you ask? Because unlike most heel and anti-hero gods who can easily get disqualified if they have one in their hands, hegets away with it due to him being so squeaky clean and somehow it's justified that he's channeling the spirit of his friend Eddie Guerrero.
Was once accused of placing the Undertaker in a coma. After enough investigation, it was revealed that it was really Kane who did the deed and framed the luchador to hide the evidence. Rey even told that despite the matches the two had with one another, there would be no way that he could beat the Deadman into such a state.
On one occasion, he got into a scuffle with Akuma, which resulted in him dodging the Shun Goku Satsu and countering with a 619. Akuma left... mightily impressed.
Is impossible to be hated, as his title is "The Ultimate Underdog"...except for the Pantheon Wrestling Federation's Royal Rumble Match, the fans booed him due to them expecting Daniel Bryan in the match. Rey understands that it's not really him that they hated that night, but more on how Daniel Bryan got screwed over for a chance to headline Wrestlemania.
Also can be seen in the Academy, supervising the Lucha Libré club.
El Santo, God of Lucha Libre (Rodolfo Guzman Huerta)
On January 1984, he shocked the world when he removed his iconic mask on live television to expose his true face. He died one week later after that, buried with his mask on. Rey Mysterio asked if El Santo could rise into the Pantheon for his deeds and fame, and the Court of Gods, touched by El Santo's life story, agreed. There was so much rejoicing from all wrestling gods when El Santo arrived.
Met up with Mike and the Bots, who have riffed over a couple of El Santo's movies in the past. El Santo takes it all in good stride. It also helps that the movies have become part of Mexico's cinematic history.
Like with Rey Mysterio above, Yayoi Kise has begun to make her own comic books regarding El Santo being a superhero figure. It's been very popular with many of the gods.
After having a rocky relationship with Vince McMahon, he finally ascended to the Pantheon by making it to the WWE Hall of Fame as an inductee of 2013, personally inducted by Arnold Schwarzenegger. There, he humbly announced that he made his success due to luck and the support of his fans.
Despite having a bit of bad blood with Ric Flair, the two have buried the hatchet. They were last seen having an amazing match, with Bruce even doing the signature "WOOO!" with Ric.
Utterly despises Red Skull, as he is a reminder of his Dark and Troubled Past growing up in World War II Italy. Has teamed up with Captain America to take him down.
Spends his days training with all the other wrestling gods who made it into the Pantheon. Also opened up a wing in the Academy for those who want to know about wrestling. It has become very popular.
Has an utter disdain for wrestlers who use drugs and steroids. Gets along with CM Punk due to Punk's straight edge lifestyle, and also found a spirited competitor in Billy Kane for his stance against smoking.
Many await the day Bruno Sammartino fights Dante, waiting for how The Living Legend fights off the Showy Invincible Hero in an all-out brawl.
Amazed most gods when they learned that he was a World Champion for more than 4000 days. This personal record was placed in the House of Knowledge for all to see. The wrestling gods agreed that none of them would ever break that prestigious record.
Also sold out the prestigious Pantheon Square Garden arena 187 times.
Ex-Employees (those who are currently not associated with WWE but formed part of it): Scott Steiner, Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas, Paul London and Brian Kendrick, CM Punk, Colt Cabana (aka: Scotty Goldman, Vince put him as a mere Jobber).
Yukari Akiyama worshipped her before she became a goddess. She servered as tank loader when Miho was mortal and eagerly volunteered for the position of high priest after her ascension. In contrast, her mother continues to refer to her style of Sensha Do as "hersey". The look on her face when her daughter became a goddess is reported to have been priceless.
Ascended when he was given the invitation to participate in the next Super Smash Bros. Tournament, which was met with unanimous rejoicing, seeing as he was an Assist Trophy in the previous tournament.
Usually does not like to be mocked of his height. The last person who did this, Samus, was sent flying to the moon with his K.O Punch. Gets along with Rey Mysterio, who has proven to be a god not to be messed with despite his size (although he doesn't like how Rey can get away with hitting people with steel chairs).
Hates Balrog for being a disgrace to the sport of boxing, and sees Dudley as a mentor who at least has the sense not to insult him for his pink tracksuit he wears.
Artix sreams in terror whenever Little Mac wears it (because he's scared of pink).
Also leads the Boxing Club in the Academy.
Trollkaiger thought it would be funny to replay clips of Samus making fun of his fight. Little Mac's response was to go Giga Mac.
Happy to find a fellow WVBA boxer in Glass Joe, and Glass Joe is happy that it's Little Mac and not the other boxers like Mr. Sandman or Super Macho Man that's coming to see him.
Has a seat in the House of Combat.
Also was rumored to have gone mad in power after winning his title and done some atrocities, forcing Aboboto defeat him. With the help of NiGHTS, Little Mac was able to defend his case that it was All Just a Dream of Abobo's, enabling him to retain his place.