The release of WWE 2K14 this Tuesday, October 29 has hardcore wrestling fans and video gamers excited about the latest edition of the series, but the focus has already shifted to the downloadable characters.
With each of the additional stars added to the roster, there are now new dream feuds that instantly open up. Whether you have watched the sport your whole life or just became a fan recently, all of the following bouts would be a true wrestling enthusiast's dream come true.
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Bruno Sammartino vs. John Cena vs. Hulk Hogan
When contemplating the question about the greatest WWE Superstar of all time, three names are always discussed: Bruno Sammartino, John Cena and Hulk Hogan.
The inclusion of Sammartino in this year’s third and final DLC package (due for release in January of 2014) will give the fans a chance to pit the most successful Superstars of their respective generations against each other.
Sammartino still holds the record for the longest title reign in the history of the company (2,803 days) and the most total days as champion (4,040). Hogan is second on the overall list with 2,185 days as champion, and Cena comes in at fourth overall with 1,297.
Sans Bob Backlund—not included in this year’s game—Sammartino, Hogan and Cena are the biggest stars the WWE has ever seen. With gamers having the ability to let the three men square off in a triple threat match, this is a dream come true for any wrestling fanatic.
I got my money on Sammartino.
Jake "The Snake" Roberts vs. CM Punk
There are few better in the history of the wrestling business at being a bad guy than Jake “The Snake” Roberts, and fans will be treated with the ability to control his character when the third DLC pack is released.
Roberts had plenty of incredible feuds over his career, but the ultimate dream match in the WWE 2K14 version of the game will be against one of the best all-around wrestlers of the modern era and his personal antithesis, CM Punk.
With Punk’s ability to match Roberts’ intensity and charisma on the mic, the troubled past of Roberts and Punk's straight-edge lifestyle and the elite in-ring prowess of both wrestlers, this would be a marquee bout that fans of every generation would dream about.
Just imagine the promos when Roberts and Punk meet face-to-face for the first time.
"The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes vs. Cody Rhodes
The inclusion of “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes in the DLC pack this year has many older wrestling fans excited to drop the bionic elbow, but his addition could breed a dream match many fans didn’t think was possible.
The bout would be Dusty squaring off against his son Cody.
Any time the element of father vs. son is used in wrestling, it’s a one-of-a-kind story that has the chance to become a memorable moment. Add in both stars being in their prime for the WWE 2K14 game, and this is a feud that would get fans of all ages excited.
There is a possibility that the current storyline in the WWE between the Rhodes brothers could yield one of the two men turning heel and crossing his family. If that comes to fruition, this virtual match between two Rhodes men could take on an entirely new level of importance.
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