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WWE 2K17 Roster: Most Underrated Superstars in the Game

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistOctober 10, 2016

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23:  Kevin Owens celebrates his victory over Cesaro at the WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 23, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)
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While WWE 2K17 is packed with new features, perhaps the biggest draw for wrestling fans is the fact it boasts the biggest roster ever for a WWE video game.

In addition to most of the current roster members on Raw, SmackDown and NXT being represented, there are many legends included, which will allow gamers to create some of the all-time dream matches that never came to be.

Each wrestler has also been given a rating, and that naturally sparks debate among fans since they tend to believe their favorites deserve a boost.

Although the developers seemingly got most of the ratings right, here is a closer look at some of the most underrated Superstars in the game.

    

*Ratings courtesy of Tom Cushnie on YouTube:

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WWE 2K17 Roster

WWE 2K17 Roster
WrestlerStatus
Aiden EnglishCurrent
Booker TLegend
Brian PillmanLegend
Brie BellaLegend
Chris JerichoCurrent
DiegoCurrent
Erick RowanCurrent
FernandoCurrent
Heath SlaterCurrent
Jey UsoCurrent
Jimmy UsoCurrent
Jim NeidhartLegend
KonnorCurrent
Larry ZbyszkoLegend
Nikki BellaCurrent
R-TruthCurrent
Simon GotchCurrent
Ultimate WarriorLegend
ViktorCurrent
Alicia FoxCurrent
Andre The GiantLegend
Apollo CrewsCurrent
Baron CorbinCurrent
Billy GunnLegend
Braun StrowmanCurrent
Bret HartLegend
British BulldogLegend
CesaroCurrent
CharlotteCurrent
Daniel BryanLegend
EdgeLegend
Finn BalorCurrent
Hideo ItamiCurrent
Jake RobertsLegend
KalistoCurrent
Nia JaxCurrent
Randy OrtonCurrent
Ricky SteamboatLegend
Shane McMahonCurrent
Shinsuke NakamuraCurrent
Sin CaraCurrent
Stephanie McMahonCurrent
The RockCurrent/Legend
Triple HCurrent/Legend
Tyson KiddCurrent
Vince McMahonLegend
AJ StylesCurrent
Alexa BlissCurrent
Alundra BlayzeLegend
Arn AndersonLegend
Bam Bam BigelowLegend
Becky LynchCurrent
Bo DallasCurrent
Bubba Ray DudleyLegend
Bushwhacker ButchLegend
Bushwhacker LukeLegend
ChristianLegend
Curtis AxelCurrent
Dana BrookeCurrent
Dolph ZigglerCurrent
D-Von DudleyLegend
EmmaCurrent
Eva MarieCurrent
FandangoCurrent
Kofi KingstonCurrent
LitaLegend
Mr. PerfectLegend
NaomiCurrent
NatalyaCurrent
NevilleCurrent
Randy SavageLegend
Rick RudeLegend
RikishiLegend
Shawn MichaelsLegend
StardustLegend
StingLegend
Summer RaeCurrent
TaminaCurrent
Tatsumi FujinamiLegend
Trish StratusLegend
Tyler BreezeCurrent
Xavier WoodsCurrent
Alberto Del RioLegend
Big ShowCurrent
Bray WyattCurrent
Brock LesnarCurrent
CarmellaCurrent
Chad GableCurrent
Big CassCurrent
Darren YoungCurrent
Dash WilderCurrent
Diamond Dallas PageLegend
EarthquakeLegend
Enzo AmoreCurrent
GoldbergLegend
Jason JordanCurrent
JBLLegend
Mark HenryCurrent
PaigeCurrent
Razor RamonLegend
Ric FlairLegend
RusevCurrent
Sami ZaynCurrent
Samoa JoeCurrent
Sasha BanksCurrent
Scott DawsonCurrent
SheamusCurrent
The MizCurrent
Titus O'NeilCurrent
TyphoonLegend
Zack RyderCurrent
AsukaCurrent
BayleyCurrent
Big Boss ManLegend
Buddy MurphyCurrent
Cactus JackLegend
Dean AmbroseCurrent
DieselLegend
Dude LoveLegend
Dusty RhodesLegend
GoldustCurrent
Jack SwaggerCurrent
John CenaCurrent
KaneCurrent
Kevin OwensCurrent
Lex LugerLegend
Luke HarperCurrent
MankindLegend
Road DoggLegend
Roman ReignsCurrent
Seth RollinsCurrent
Stone Cold Steve AustinLegend
UndertakerCurrent/Legend
VaderLegend
Wesley BlakeCurrent
WWE.2K.com

    

Most Underrated Superstars

Kevin Owens (86)

While a rating of 86 may seem fairly high on the surface, Kevin Owens is now a bona fide main eventer as WWE universal champion, and he is deserving of an even higher rating to match.

The developers deserve a pass since Owens likely didn't become universal champion until after the finishing touches were already completed, but he has been one of the most complete and dominant in-ring performers WWE has to offer since his debut in NXT.

KO's rival and former best friend Sami Zayn has a rating of 87, and while Zayn is a top talent who once held the NXT Championship, he has yet to win gold on the main roster and fell to Owens in their most recent meeting.

A rating around the 90 mark or above would make more sense for Owens than his current mark of 86, but WWE 2K17 owners can make things right if they so choose by editing the ratings themselves.

    

Andre the Giant (80)

Legends tend to get a great deal of respect on the ratings scale for WWE 2K games, but the late Andre the Giant wasn't so lucky, as he was given a rating of just 80 in WWE 2K17.

Andre isn't among the most decorated Superstars in WWE history, as he enjoyed only a short reign with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and a run as tag team champion along with Haku as one half of The Colossal Connection.

The 7'4", 500-pound giant will always be remembered as one of the greatest spectacles in the history of professional wrestling, however, and he rarely ever lost a match over the course of his career aside from his rivalry with Hulk Hogan.

While the version of Andre featured in WWE 2K17 is that of the latter portion of his career, he is still an all-time great who should have a rating at least 10 points higher than his current mark.

    

Chad Gable (79)

Chad Gable is one half of American Alpha along with tag team partner Jason Jordan, and although he is among the most technically sound wrestlers in WWE, he came away with a rating of only 79 in WWE 2K17.

Gable's rating is somewhat understandable considering he is part of a tag team and has only been on the main roster as a member of SmackDown for a few months, but his ability and charisma are undeniable.

American Alpha quickly became one of NXT's most popular acts, and the duo of Gable and Jordan enjoyed an NXT Tag Team Championship reign because of that.

Also, Gable was a standout wrestler at Northern Michigan University, and he was part of the United States Olympic team at the 2012 Summer Games in London.

Gable is a legitimate grappler who can take down men twice his size, and although his WWE 2K17 rating doesn't necessarily reflect that, he should have a great year ahead of him, which figures to lead to a significant boost in WWE 2K18.

    

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