Stephanie McMahon Reveals The Rock Will Be the Cover Star for WWE 2K14

Cardiff WandererCorrespondent IIApril 6, 2013

The Rock will be the featured wrestler on WWE 2K14 game (Image Courtesy Of WWE.com)
The Rock will be the featured wrestler on WWE 2K14 game (Image Courtesy Of WWE.com)

Stephanie McMahon revealed on her twitter account as part of the build up to WrestleMania that current WWE champion The Rock will be on the cover for the new WWE 2K14 video game.

The tweet reads:

"Breaking News: @therock will be featured on the cover of WWE 2K 14" Casey Collins EVP CPG #BPS #Wrestlemania

— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) April 6, 2013

There have been no further details revealed on the subject, but this has to suggest that the rumors of The Rock continuing with his part-time participation with the WWE are true.

This will not be the first time The Rock has been the featured wrestler on a WWE video game. 

He was the feature performer on the first two SmackDown games for the PlayStation and was the sole face on the front of WWE’s first outing on the PlayStation 2. 

The Rock’s catchphrases “Know Your Role,” “Just Bring It” and “Shut Your Mouth” were also used as the tag lines for the WWE’s three sequels after the inaugural SmackDown game. 

The other wrestler to receive this honor is Brock Lesnar, whose “Here Comes The Pain” was used for the final SmackDown game before the series became SmackDown vs. Raw in 2004.

Last year’s cover athlete was CM Punk. The reveal of his rather striking cover art was live on Raw. 

It is also worth noting that this will be the first game produced by 2K Sports. THQ, the former games company that produced this established franchise, went bankrupt last year. 

2K Sports produces games for the NBA and NHL, and are a subsidiary of a bigger company behind worldwide hit Grand Theft Auto.

It will have been ten years since The Rock was on the cover of a WWE video game. His presence will certainly attract non-wrestling fans to the product with his movie connections.

Ultimately, this is just a nice gesture by the WWE towards The Rock. What will matter is how good the game is when it comes out.