WWE 2K23 full roster lists 178 superstars available at launch

2K Sports has confirmed the full launch roster for WWE 2K23.

The full roster, which can be found on the official WWE 2K23 site, lists 178 superstars who will be available on day one.

More than 40 of the wrestlers in the list are either making their debut in the game, or are making their return having been absent in WWE 2K22.

Newcomers include LA Knight (who had previously wrestled at Imapct Wrestling as Eli Drake), and Bron Breakker, the son of former WCW star Rick Steiner.

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Returning superstars who weren’t in the last game include Cody Rhodes, the Bella Twins, Rob Van Dam, Lita and Bruno Sammartino.

The 178-strong roster can be topped up to 183 with the Ruthless Aggression Pack (which adds four more wrestlers) and the Bad Bunny Bonus Pack.

The Ruthless Aggression pack comes with the Icon Edition of the game, and includes The Prototype (an early gimmick for John Cena), Brock Lesnar ’01, Randy Orton ’02 and Leviathan (an early gimmick for Batista).

The Bad Bunny Bonus Pack, meanwhile, is included with any pre-ordered version of the game and adds music superstar Bad Bunny, who has wrestled in the WWE on a handful of occasions.

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WWE 2K23 will release for consoles and PC on March 17, and will include a new WarGames mode, which offers 3v3 and 4v4 matches in the unique WarGames structure, consisting of two rings side-by-side inside a steel cage.

It will also feature a Showcase mode starring John Cena, which will span 20 years of his career and will be narrated by Cena himself.

VGC’s WWE 2K22 review called it the “comeback fans have been praying for”, and said that the “in-ring gameplay […] is such an enormous improvement over its predecessor that the sighs of relief from the fanbase will be palpable.”