The latest news on the AEW Fight Forever roster is hopeful, and it could end up seeing some WWE 2K22 crossover when DLC arrives.
Here's everything we know about the AEW Fight Forever roster including the latest from Tony Khan and news on entrance music.
Tony Khan comments on AEW Fight Forever roster development
We're still shy of more official news on when AEW Fight Forever will arrive, but the roster itself remains a hot topic of discussion.
In a recent appearance on The Corner podcast with Andreas Hale, Tony Khan first emphasized there wasn't an exact date for the title yet before stressing how important the roster is for it.
“A lot of the great stars of AEW are in it, and a number of people who’ve come in, even in the past year, will be featured in that game, and a lot of big stars have come in in the past year, and we’ve added some stars along the way that I think are really important to get in the game for everybody," said Tony Khan according to a transcript by WrestleZone.
“So we’ll have a great roster when we launch, and then we’ll still be able to add people through DLC as we go, but making sure we get the best possible roster when we start," he continued.
"We’ve signed so many wrestlers in the last year, especially in the recent months," Khan said. "We may not be able to get every single person in, but people that have signed pretty recently, we’re still trying to get some of the biggest names in because we think that’s the best chance for the launch of the game is to have some of the biggest stars in the world of wrestling in the game, and we already had a lot of them, and we’re adding more.”
While he didn't go as far as naming which recent AEW signees were in mind, there are plenty of names who fit the bill, but music may be an obstacle.
As we learned in a recent report by SGO, due to budget constraints "there's a reason they are showing only wrestlers with themes created specifically for AEW in their previews."
Some licensed tracks are expected to make it, big ones including "Cult of Personality" for CM Punk and "Ruby Soho" for Ruby Soho have a high chance of being included, but others may be given generic or previously utilized AEW music for the game.
AEW Fight Forever DLC could add members of the WWE 2K22 roster
One of the big pieces of this puzzle mentioned by Tony Khan is DLC, and we've already seen WWE 2K22 DLC have success after launch.
Fans have a clear appetite for new official roster members, even as Community Creations has served to fill many gaps in WWE 2K22.
Even the best created version of a superstar loses finer touches like music and entrance details, so fans seem eager to get more current and former names in the game as DLC.
The following members of the WWE 2K22 roster are likely to make it onto the AEW Fight Forever roster and could be post-launch DLC:
- Bret "The Hitman" Hart
- Jake "The Snake" Roberts
- Jeff Hardy
- Isaiah "Swerve" Scott / Swerve Strickland
- Keith Lee
- Kyle O'Reilly
- Murphy / Buddy Matthews
- Samoa Joe
- Toni Storm
- William Regal
AEW Fight Forever now looks poised to use the same DLC model as WWE 2K22, and with dozens of major names in the company and a reported roster size only around 50 characters, DLC will be a necessity.
AEW Fight Forever is also not expected to use a yearly release model like WWE 2K22 and the upcoming WWE 2K23, so DLC additions will be the primary source for new content once the game is released.