It’s that time of year again, the release of the annual WWE game from 2K Sports is just around the corner with an October 11th release date, and the entire roster has finally been revealed. I will break it down for you from the first reveal all the way back on May 31st, until August 30th, which was the final week of reveals, as stated by 2K Sports at E3 2016. Between May 31 and August 2 (The first official week of the 5-week reveal), there were several superstars announced then as well and I will be covering them all here!
The pre-order bonus for the game is revealed as being Goldberg in two separate attires, one from his stint in WCW as well as one from his stint in WWE.
Artist for the WWE Rob Schamberger revealed the next three superstars revealed for the roster: Sasha Banks, Ultimate Warrior, and John Cena.
WWE announces the cover star for this year’s installment in the game “The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar.
With the reveal of the WWE 2K17 “NXT Edition,” where 2K Sports and WWE also revealed three new superstars: Shinsuke Nakamura, Nia Jax, and Apollo Crews.
Stephanie McMahon announces via twitter that her brother Shane McMahon, her father Vince McMahon and herself would be available as playable characters in the game.
In the first official roster reveal week the following superstars were added: Aiden English, Booker T, Brian Pillman, Brie Bella, Chris Jericho, Diego, Erick Rowan, Fernando, Heath Slater, Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, Jim Neidhart, Konnor, Larry Zbyszko, Nikki Bella, R-Truth, Simon Gotch, and Viktor.
After the first week, WWE and 2K Sports were sure to spice things up during the second week! The superstars revealed in week two were: Alicia Fox, Andre the Giant, Baron Corbin, Big E, Billy Gunn, Braun Strowman, Bret Hart, British Bulldog, Cesaro, Charlotte, Daniel Bryan, Edge, Finn Balor, Hideo Itami, Jake Roberts, Kalisto, Randy Orton, Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat, Sin Cara, The Rock, Triple H, as well as Tyson Kidd.
For the third week of the roster reveal WWE decided to reveal many of the female divas as well as some more top tier names such as AJ Styles, and during this reveal we are shown the following: Alexa Bliss, Alundra Blayze, Becky Lynch, Dana Brooke, Emma, Eva Marie, Lita, Natalya, Naomi, Summer Rae, Tamina, Trish Stratus, AJ Styles, Arn Anderson, Bam Bam Bigelow, Bo Dallas, Bubba Ray Dudley, Bushwhacker Butch, Bushwhacker Luke, Christian, Curtis Axel, D-Von Dudley, Dolph Ziggler, Fandango, Kofi Kingston, Mr. Perfect, Neville, Randy Savage, Rick Rude, Rikishi, Shawn Michaels, Stardust, Sting, Tatsumi Fujinami, Tyler Breeze, and Xavier Woods.
During the fourth week, we see an amazing mixture of current stars, former stars, and the “future” in NXT stars. Alberto Del Rio, Big Cass, Big Show, Bray Wyatt, Carmella, Chad Gable, Darren Young, Dash Wilder, Diamond Dallas Page, Earthquake, Enzo Amore, Jason Jordan, JBL, Mark Henry, Paige, Razor Ramon, Ric Flair, Rusev, Sami Zayn, Samoa Joe, Scott Dawson, Sheamus, The Miz, Titus O’Neil, Typhoon, and Zack Ryder.
During the fifth and final week of reveals we see a plethora of fan favorite superstars revealed such as: Asuka, Bayley, Big Boss Man, Buddy Murphy, Cactus Jack, Dean Ambrose, Diesel, Dude Love, Dusty Rhodes, Goldust, Jack Swagger, Kane, Kevin Owens, Lex Luger, Luke Harper, Mankind, Road Dogg Jesse James, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Undertaker, Vader, and lastly Wesley Blake.
What are your thoughts on this year’s roster? Did your favorite superstar not make the cut, let us know in the comments below! I will also include the official video from WWE that shows all of the superstars in case you need a refresher with such a large roster of who some of these superstars are!