The last 23 superstars have been revealed for “WWE 2K16,” and there are a number of interesting additions that show just how in-depth the Showcase mode will be. Like most of the reveal, some of the additions are surprising while others are downright questionable, especially when certain superstars and divas have been cut from the game.
Here are the final 23 superstars revealed by IGN: Baron Corbin, Big E, Bray Wyatt, Brian Pillman, Collin Cassady, Enzo Amore, Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Kofi Kingston, Konnor, Mark Henry, Mikey Whipwreck, Ricky Steamboat, Rusev, Savio Vega, Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley, Sting 1999, Sting 80’s, “Stunning” Steve Austin, “American Bad Ass” Undertaker, Ministry Undertaker, Viktor and Xavier Woods.
Undoubtedly the biggest surprise entrants in the game are Mikey Whipwreck and Savio Vega. While both superstars are not the most popular with fans, they did feud with Austin very early in his career. Whipwreck feuded with Austin during his tenure in ECW -- which essentially confirms an ECW arena in the game -- while Savio Vega had a rivalry with Austin in the early days of the 1990s.
The late Brian Pillman’s inclusion also suggests that players can see the duo’s run as the Hollywood Blonds, according to What Culture. The two also feuded with each other during the Attitude Era and were part of a very controversial television segment where Pillman may have shot Austin as part of a storyline.
Like the last reveal, there are a few repeat character models. It is understandable seeing “Stunning” Steve Austin, since this was his persona back in WCW before going to the WWE, and using the “Stone Cold” character fans know and love today. The inclusion of two more Undertakers is debatable, though Austin did feud heavily with the Ministry version of the character.
On the other hand, having two versions of Stephanie McMahon and Vigilante Sting is very questionable, especially when Charlotte, Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks and Bayley have not made the cut. It seems like the “Four Horsewomen” of NXT will be downloadable content (DLC) for the game, along with any other notable omissions.
Despite some odd choices, it’s clear that this game will be delivering a gigantic roster of superstars, excluding DLC. “WWE 2K16” will be available on Oct. 27 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360.