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WWE 2K14 will be released on October 29 and new information is beginning to surface about gameplay features, presentation and, of course, the roster.
The roster is always a huge part of the buildup as well as the actual game itself. So far, eight Superstars and legends are confirmed per 2K Sports:
Dolph Ziggler, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, The Ultimate Warrior, Ryback, The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels and John Cena.
The fact that Ziggler and Ryback are even included in this group lets you know how big WWE's plans are for these two moving forward. There are six question marks currently appearing on the 2K Sports roster reveal page. Those will probably be filled by other legends and premier Superstars like CM Punk.
We'll find out for sure who made the cut when the official roster is revealed in Los Angeles just before SummerSlam, per the game's official Facebook page. Until then, all we can do is hope and speculate.
Because former WWE stars like Hulk Hogan, Jeff Hardy, the Dudleys and Kurt Angle currently work with another promotion they aren't likely to make it on the roster. With that said, here are a few stars that would be a blast to control who could be included on the official roster.
With his inclusion in the 2012 WWE Hall of Fame class—and with the rise to fame of his cousins Jimmy and Jey Uso and Roman Reigns of the Shield—it would seem an appropriate time to put Yokozuna on the roster. He passed away at the age of 34 in 2000, but his impact on the world of professional wrestling is undeniable.
He was one of the most dominant big men in the promotion during the 1990s and he had great feuds with Bret Hart and Vader before leaving the company for good in 1998.
Performing his signature savate kick or the Banzai Drop would be awesome for gamers. With Savage and the Ultimate Warrior already set to return to the video game world, asking that Yokozuna be thrown in may be too much.
We wouldn't be gamers if we weren't greedy, though.
Chances of making it in: four out of 10
The Wyatt Family
It may seem as though the Wyatt Family's inclusion should be a given, but it's not. Character creation on the rosters likely began months ago and the Wyatt Family's WWE television appearances have only just begun to ramp up.
Though they have made quite the impression on the WWE universe, they may not have made it into the mainstream in time to be included in the game—at least not at launch.
If the Wyatts don't make the initial roster, perhaps they could be added to the DLC like Damien Sandow was in WWE 13.
The Wyatts have brought an eerie, villainous feel to the WWE that has been missing for some time. Bray Wyatt has demonstrated mic and camera skills that would make him a good fit for the next WWE horror film.
Imagine how cool the Wyatts' entrance could look in a video game. We need this in our lives.
Chances of making it in: six out of 10
If you could only pick one, who would you rather see in WWE 2K14?
RVD has been featured in WWE games before, but his recent return at Money in the Bank could prevent him from being included on the game's initial roster. But, because much of RVD's move sets and skill ratings could be transferred from previous versions, he has a decent shot at making the roster—at least as part of the DLC.
Breaking down why it would be cool to have RVD in the game is like explaining why having Allen Iverson in NBA 2K13 was cool. It really goes without saying.
Of the Superstars mentioned, I'd bet on RVD more than any other. But we won't know for sure until SummerSlam. So stay tuned.
Chances of making it in: eight out of 10
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