The difference between between the WFT and the IFT emphasizes the difference between the Virtua Fighter series and the Tekken series. in the WFT it is atest of which fighting style and technique is superior. In the IFT its all about money and gaining ownership of Zaibatsu. Fighting Styles are not the center focus of the Iron Fist Tournament. Fighting Styles and techniques are the center focus of the World Fighting Tournament. Of course J6 has a hidden agenda for holding the WFT but the fighters believe its all about who has the superior style and fighting techniques. And even J6 wants to identify the ultimate fighting style. The Iron Fist Tournament has no such goals. That's why the fighting styles in VF are so unique and well defined. The emphasis is more on the fighting style than the actual characters. Whereas in Tekken the character's personality is central and whatever fighting techniques the character happens to have is secondary. Virtua Fighter and the World Fighting Tournament is really all about the competition between martial arts styles. Iron Fist and Tekken is more of a brawler, bang-em up to see who gets control of the corporate power and money. For example in Tekken 7 what martial art do following characters represent? Negan Jack Eliza Gigas Alisa Lili Kuma Miguel Lucky Chloe Anna Claudio Katarina, etc there is not even a pretense of a martial art with those characters. So yes Tekken and the Iron Fist has become just a bang-em up brawler on top of the fire balls, explosions, gun-shots, and rage art. Is the Iron Fist Tournament even still a thing in Tekken 7 The World Fighting Tournament is exactly where the UFC and MMA originally started out. It pits the best fighting sytles and techniques from around the world against each other. Of course the fighter is important to. But there is a big emphasis on fighting techniques e.g. Judo, Karate, BJJ, Muay Thai, Kick Boxing, Tiger Swallow Fist, Wrestling, JuJitsu, Boxing, Shaolin Kungfu, etc. Do they even mention the fighter's styles in Tekken 7's story mode??? hmmm.... I think for a lot of those characters they can't possibly mention a martial art style because those characters don't represent one. Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong The martial art tournament narrative for a fighting game might be a bit meh, but it works. It helps to keep the fighting roster relevant, and meaningful and gives the fighting styles represented in the game purpose and legitimacy. It helps to draw boundaries that prevent bogus characters from being introduced to the roster. It helps prevent duplication. It help prevent the zany antics, and outrageous !@#$ that is now happening in the Iron Fist Virtua Fighter is the best arcade martial arts fighting game ever made and the World Fighting Tournament is one of the most legitimate fighting tournaments to ever be in a arcade fighting game. For those of you into fighting game martial arts tournaments, the top three choices(only real choices) available out there are: Virtual Fighter Thq's UFC games EA's UFC games You have to rate Tekken, BB, MK, SC, KOF, Jump, etc, etc as Fantasy based (but fun) beat-em ups, with barely a nod to anything in the martial arts world. But what about the DOA Tournament? DOATEC how legit is it?