Welcome to WrestlingNewsWorld.com's live coverage of the WWE 2K15 roster reveal. Feel free to discuss the game and announcements below in the comments section and I will provide coverage from the announcement on IGN.
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Renee Young welcomes us to the confidential panel. She reminds us that we can get the WWE Network for $9.99. Roman Reigns comes out to a pop. Cesaro comes out. Sheamus comes out to a pop. The man who will face Brock Lesnar tomorrow at SummerSlam, John Cena. Hulk Hogan comes out. Lastly, Sting comes out to a standing ovation. The official host of the WWE 2K15 roster reveal, Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Austin says this is his first time ever hosting a panel, he's excited. Austin says it's a good day to be here and then talks about last year's game and needing to be scanned because it's even more badass. Roman says he's not bad at all. 2K represented Stone Cold to the highest level today. Obviously technology has changed, and we are going to go through the roster today. The crowd gives him a "hell yeah". Cesaro says he is working on promoting it in Europe. Cesaro explains the process of recording and scanning his moves.
Sheamus says ever since he debuted in WWE, it's been a challenge for them to get his pasty skin and red hair. The way you look, the way you walk, it looks like you're watching Monday Night Raw. You can't tell if you're watching Sheamus live on Raw or on WWE 2K15.
John Cena says it's a great honor to be on the cover of WWE 2K15. WWE games have been criticized for their graphics and 2K has brought their talents in with WWE. Stone Cold says Cena will play Cena vs. Stone Cold as soon as the game comes out.
Hulk Hogan says they cam to them and said they wanted to make a special edition of the game. Some guys showed up with 2,500 cards he needed to sign. He called the office and asked if anyone has done this before. They said Stone Cold and Undertaker. Hogan says he was hell-bent on beating their time at signing the cards. For the game, it's real. This is going to be real and find out that he will drop a leg on everyone.
Stone Cold talks about Sting. Sting says he feels like he can't sit here, he stands up and shouts. It's awesome, he's humbled to be here to make his WWE debut, it's good to be back. If you pre-order the game, you get Sting. Sting's dream is to face The Undertaker. And he can do that on the game.
Roman Reigns says he shares the stage with Cesaro, Sheamus, and Cena quite often but it feels surreal to be with Stone Cold, Hogan, and Sting. The game is unbelievable. Reigns says he knows video games better than these guys, laughs about it. For him to be apart of this, it's a phenomenal opportunity.
The game will be available in the U.S. on October 28th, internationally October 31st. They announce some of the roster:
- Bray Wyatt
- Roman Reigns
- Chris Jericho
- Dolph Ziggler
- Big Show
- Damien Sandow
- Brock Lesnar
- CM Punk
- Triple H
- Shawn Michaels
- John Cena
Cesaro says he wants to take on anyone who is holding a title next year at WrestleMania. Sheamus will take on anyone. Roman Reigns wants to take on The Undertaker. Young brings up the "My Career" Mode, one of the bonuses to this year's game. Stone Cold asks Cesaro about his journey.
Cesaro said it started 14 years ago in Switzerland. He talks about traveling the world before landing in WWE. Cesaro started lifting Olympic weights three years ago. Sheamus talks about his journey. He watched wrestling as a kid all the time and was determined to be successful in FCW and ECW. And then he went on to beat Cena to win the WWE Championship in 2009. Reigns says he doesn't take no for an answer. Cena talks about his career.
In the "My Career" mode, you start in NXT, go to the main roster, and then eventually inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Hogan discusses his start in the business. He actually quit three or four times before Vince Sr. gave him a call. Hogan went back and was the "original bad guy." They didn't have trainers and all the technology back then he didn't enjoy it as much then, but he learned from it. Stone Cold asks if we will see Sting compete in a WWE ring. Sting responded saying this is his debut and he's not sure how long he'll be here, but then went through his career. Sting finally says "Should I?" when Stone Cold asks again about getting in a WWE ring. Hogan suggests he should.
- Dean Ambrose
- Jey Uso
- Jimmy Uso
- AJ Lee
- Big E
- Jack Swagger
- Tyson Kidd
- Darren Young
- Rey Mysterio
- Nikki Bella
- Brie Bella
- Titus O'Neil
- The Rock
- Hulk Hogan
- Hollywood Hogan (Hulkamaniac Edition)
Hogan says wrestling is not fake. The end result may be predetermined, but it's not fake. He talks about facing Andre The Giant and The Rock. Reigns talks about being big and fast in the ring. Sting wants to face Undertaker, Triple H, Stone Cold, Shawn Michaels.
The 2K Showcase Mode will feature rivalries like CM Punk vs. John Cena and Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H.
Stone Cold asks about rivalries. Sting talked about Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan. Hogan talks about rivalries with Macho Man Randy Savage and Roddy Piper. Cena says CM Punk, Edge, Randy Orton. He thinks his greatest rivalry has yet to be written. Sheamus says the greatest rivalry is ahead of him and mentions Cesaro. Sheamus talks about Big Show at Hell in a Cell 2012 and Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 28. A "YES!" chant breaks out. Cesaro his greatest rivalry has yet to be written, but he mentions Sami Zayn on NXT. Roman Reigns says the future is bright, and his is Randy Orton so far. Wants to face Rollins, Cena.
More roster reveals:
- Seth Rollins
- Kofi Kingston
- Justin Gabriel
- Randy Orton
- Daniel Bryan
- Xavier Woods
- The Miz
- Rob Van Dam
- Stone Cold Steve Austin
- Erick Rowan
- Luke Harper
- Sting (pre-order launch exclusive)
- The Undertaker
When asked about someone they want to face, Reigns says Stone Cold. Cesaro wants Cena. Sheamus says Macho Man Randy Savage. Cena wants Vince McMahon. If Hulk had one last match, he wants Cena. Sting of course wants Undertaker. They turn it over to the fan question and answer session.
After the Q&A concludes, Young and Stone Cold thank everyone on the panel and they sign off.