WWE 2K14 is set to contain the best wrestling roster of any video game to date if the roster reveal for the 30 Years of WrestleMania game mode is any indication.
The roster, specifically for the special 30 Years of WrestleMania game mode, includes legends like Ric Flair and up-and-comers like CM Punk.
Speaking of Ric Flair, he, Jerry "The King" Lawler and Jim Ross took to the stage on Saturday at SummerSlam Axxess to reveal the roster. The WWE Games Twitter account has a full look at the roster and event:
It's important to note that this is not the final roster, but the list of characters specifically playable only in 30 Years of WrestleMania mode. The rest of the actual roster will be revealed at a later date, but this will provide a sneak peek as to what may be in store.
The Playable Characters
Batista was one of the most dominant forces the WWE has ever seen during his run with the company, especially during his portion as a member of the faction "Evolution."
Speculation has been rampant that Batista will return at one point or another to have another run with the WWE. He was one of the biggest draws the company had to offer at one point, but he has taken to Twitter in recent months to shoot down the rumors.
Please let me know when Im going back! And what I said to HHH. Id like to know. I feel left out! #rumors— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) July 15, 2013
Part of the reason speculation runs wild about Batista's return is the fact that other part-time wrestlers, such as Brock Lesnar and Rob Van Dam, have recently made returns. Batista is 44, so don't hold your breath.
Instead, enjoy reliving his best moments in 30 Years of WrestleMania mode.
You cannot name a wrestling fan who would not want the legendary Goldberg as a playable character, especially from his dominant run back in the WCW days.
It is not worth mentioning his WWE days, seeing as they were rather forgettable, as was his sendoff match with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XX.
Still, it is nice to see Goldberg in a current wrestling game. Goldberg will forever be ingrained into the minds of WWE fans everywhere, as he was the main reason for the war between WCW and WWE—courtesy of his immense popularity.
Some dream matchups can now be created with Goldberg's addition to the game mode.
Fans went nuts when it was announced Razor Ramon, perhaps better known as Scott Hall from his NWO days, would be a playable character in the new game mode.
Hall has been spending time in recovery with fellow former wrestler Diamond Dallas Page and his yoga program. Fans have been tracking Hall's heartfelt effort at turning his life around, and he has become even more of a fan favorite than he was prior to his inspirational journey.
Perhaps no one is more excited for his addition to the game than Hall himself:
It has been a long time coming. Ramon, along with Goldberg and Batista, make WWE 2K14 a can't-miss game for wrestling fans everywhere.
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