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WWE 2K23 Enters the Wrestling Ring With Incredible Roster

Harder, better, stronger. Quite a powerhouse is rolling towards us, in the truest sense of the word...

WWE 2K23 is within reach and combines beautiful graphics with even more game depth and a promising roster. Find out all details about the new game around Wrestling legend John Cena including the release date.


After the great success of its predecessor, WWE 2K23 wants to build on this hype and promises more extensive features and a massive roster of true WWE Legends. The show already starts next week on Friday. Get in the right mood and watch the following videos for a comprehensive insight into the newest installment of the series:


The WWE 2K23 roster brings true legends back

When you’re ready to return to the ring, you’ll have an impressive list of wrestlers to choose from. The entire WWE 2K23 roster includes 178 fighters in the base game. Most current superstars from the TV programs Smackdown, NXT, and Raw are on board. However, many older legends, such as Stone Cold, Steve Austin, The Rock, and Hulk Hogan, are also back.

Get even more fighters and alternate looks if you secure the “Bad Bunny” and “Ruthless Aggression” bonus packages (more info further below). Prior to, here is the list of all fighters at a glance:


    1. AJ Styles
    2. Akira Tozawa
    3. Alba Fyre
    4. Alexa Bliss
    5. Aliyah
    6. Andre the Giant
    7. Angel Garza
    8. Angelo Dawkins
    9. Apollo Crews
    10. Asuka
    11. Austin Theory
    12. Axiom
    13. Batista
    14. Bayley
    15. Becky Lynch
    16. Beth Phoenix
    17. Bianca Belair
    18. Big Boss Man
    19. Big E
    20. Bobby Lashley
    21. Boogeyman
    22. Booker T
    23. Braun Strowman
    24. Bret “The Hit Man” Hart
    25. Brie Bella
    26. British Bulldog
    27. Brock Lesnar
    28. Bron Breakker
    29. Bruno Sammartino
    30. Brutus Creed
    31. Butch
    32. Cactus Jack
    33. Cameron Grimes
    34. Carmella
    35. Carmelo Hayes
    36. Cedric Alexander
    37. Chad Gable
    38. Charlotte Flair
    39. Chyna
    40. Cody Rhodes
    41. Commander Azeez
    42. Cora Jade
    43. Cruz Del Toro
    44. Dakota Kai
    45. Damian Priest
    46. Dana Brooke
    47. Dexter Lumis
    48. Diesel
    49. DOINK
    50. Dolph Ziggler
    51. Dominik Mysterio
    52. Doudrop
    53. Drew Gulak
    54. Drew McIntyre
    55. Eddie Guerrero
    56. Edge
    57. Elias
    58. Eric Bischoff
    59. Erik
    60. Ezekiel
    61. Faarooq
    62. Giovanni Vinci
    63. Finn Bálor
    64. Gigi Dolin
    65. Goldberg
    66. Grayson Waller
    67. Happy Corbin
    68. Hollywood Hogan
    69. Hulk Hogan
    70. Humberto Carillo
    71. The Hurricane
    72. Ilja Dragunov
    73. Indi Hartwell
    74. IYO SKY
    75. Ivar
    76. Jacy Jayne
    77. Jake “The Snake” Roberts
    78. JD McDonagh
    79. Jerry “The King” Lawler
    80. Jey Uso
    81. Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart
    82. Jimmy Uso
    83. Jinder Mahal
    84. Joaquin Wilde
    85. JBL
    86. John Cena
    87. Julius Creed
    88. Kane
    89. Karrion Kross
    90. Katana Chance
    91. Kayden Carter
    92. Kevin Nash
    93. Kevin Owens
    94. Kofi Kingston
    95. Kurt Angle
    96. LA Knight
    97. Lacey Evans
    98. Liv Morgan
    99. Lita
    100. Logan Paul
    101. Ludwig Kaiser
    102. MACE
    103. “Macho Man” Randy Savage
    104. Madcap Moss
    105. Mansoor
    106. Matt Riddle
    107. Maryse
    108. Molly Holly
    109. Montez Ford
    110. Mr. McMahon
    111. Mustafa Ali
    112. MVP
    113. Natalya
    114. Nikki A.S.H.
    115. Nikki Bella
    116. Nikkita Lyons
    117. Noam Dar
    118. Omos
    119. Otis
    120. Queen Zelina
    121. Randy Orton
    122. Raquel Rodriguez
    123. Razor Ramon
    124. Reggie
    125. Rey Mysterio
    126. Rhea Ripley
    127. Rick Boogs
    128. Ricochet
    129. Ridge Holland
    130. Rikishi
    131. Rob Van Dam
    132. Robert Roode
    133. Roman Reigns
    134. Ronda Rousey
    135. Rowdy Roddy Piper
    136. Roxanne Perez
    137. R-Truth
    138. Sami Zayn
    139. Santos Escobar
    140. Scarlett
    141. Scott Hall
    142. Seth Rollins
    143. Shane McMahon
    144. Shanky
    145. Shawn Michaels
    146. Shayna Bazler
    147. Sheamus
    148. Shelton Benjamin
    149. Shinsuke Nakamura
    150. Shotzi
    151. Solo Sikoa
    152. Sonya Deville
    153. Stacy Keibler
    154. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin
    155. Stephanie McMahon
    156. Syxx
    157. Tamina
    158. T-BAR
    159. Ted DiBiase
    160. The Miz
    161. The Rock
    162. Titus O’Neil
    163. Tommaso Ciampa
    164. Triple H
    165. Trish Stratus
    166. Tyler Bate
    167. Ultimate Warrior
    168. Umaga
    169. Undertaker
    170. Vader
    171. Veer Mahaan
    172. GUNTHER
    173. Wes Lee
    174. Xavier Woods
    175. Xia Li
    176. X-Pac
    177. Yokozuna
    178. Zoey Stark


The wrestling game delivers an intense load of features

WWE 2K23 has a legendary roster and offers some true feature highlights that will make both singleplayer and multiplayer an extraordinary experience. Read on to find out which features you can look forward to.

Choose your fighter in WWE 2k23, and look forward to the release date. Here are two wrestlers facing each other.
Screenshot of WWE 2k23 (Source: Visual Concepts/2K)



The fan-favorite Wargames mode is now included in WWE 2K23. Engage in chaotic, exciting 3v3 and 4v4 battles in two side-by-side rings.



Replay the highlights of John Cena’s WWE career in this interactive sports showcase. Play as his primary opponent and try to master the matches and defeat Cena.



Take control of the WWE and decide on weekly shows, premium live events, superstar rosters, fights, and champions.



Shape and define your career as a WWE Legend through proper planning. MyRISE includes two different narratives: The Legacy and The Lock.



Collect and upgrade cards from WWE Legends and Superstars to create the perfect faction. MyFACTION now also supports an online multiplayer mode that allows you to achieve global domination.



As a General Manager, show everyone your show is the best and stand out from other GMs. WWE2K23 now has even more GMs, multiple seasons, more show options, expanded match cards, and more match types (for up to 4 players).


W2K23 comes in different editions

The game is already coming out next week on Friday, March 17, 2023, for PS4/PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S and will be available in four different editions. For PC, you can pre-order it via Steam. You can look forward to some bonuses. We’ll give you a detailed overview:


WWE 2K23 Standard Edition ($59.99 for PS4, Xbox One and PC, $69.99 for PS5, Xbox Series X|S)

  • Full game
  • Pre-order bonus: “Bad Bunny Bonus Pack”
    Playable Bad Bunny character
    1x MyFACTION card of Bad Bunny (Ruby)


WWE 2K23 Cross-Gen Digital Edition ($69.99)

  • Full game also for PlayStation 4 and 5
  • Pre-Order Bonus: “Bad Bunny Bonus Pack”
    Playable Bad Bunny character
    1x MyFACTION card of Bad Bunny (Ruby)


WWE 2K23 Deluxe Edition ($99.99)

  • Full game
  • Three days earlier access (from 14 March 2023)
  • “Bad Bunny Bonus Pack”
  • Deluxe Edition Contents:
    Access to the Season Pass (5x DLC)
    Mega Boost for MyRISE
    1x Ruby John Cena MyFACTION Evo Card
    1x Emerald Bianca Belair MyFACTION Card
    1x Gold Asuka MyFACTION Card
    1x Gold Edge MyFACTION Card
    3x Basic Premium Launch Packs for MyFACTION


WWE 2K23 Icon Edition ($119.99)

  • Full game
  • Three days early access (from March 14, 2023)
  • Bad Bunny Bonus Pack
  • Deluxe Edition contents
  • Ruthless Aggression contents
    Playable prototype Cena
    1x MyFACTION card of John Cena (prototype)
    Playable Leviathan Batista
    Playable Randy Orton from the early OVW era
    Playable Brock Lesnar from the early OVW era
    Legacy championship belt from John Cena
    WrestleMania 22 Arena
  • Icon Edition Contents:
    1x MyFACTION card from manager Paul Heyman (Emerald).
    3x Deluxe Premium Launch Packs for MyFACTION


The price range is around $60-120. If you want to buy the game at a discount, grab it via Kinguin (affiliate link).

The roster offers you an incredible selection of fighters with which you can wrestle your rival to the ground, as shown here.
Screenshot from WWE 2k23 (Source: Visual Concepts/2K)


Do you want more credible fights?

If wrestling is too much of a show for you and you’d instead get into real fights, you’ll find an excellent selection in our Best Fighting Games or Best Metroidvania Games rankings. This summer, you can look forward to Capcom’s new stroke of genius Street Fighter 6.

For more cuteness in combat, Party Animals, a highly anticipated game on Steam, is also coming soon.

Are you a fan of wrestling and the series? Which feature are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below.

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