WWE 2K22 looks like it will be the factory reset WWE Games needs with a release later this year, and there's already speculation about who will be chosen as this year's Cover Star.
WWE 2K20 had two different superstars at the forefront, but who will be the pick this year for WWE 2K22 Cover Star?
WWE 2K22 Cover Star
WWE has been producing games for over three decades now, and we saw the partnership with 2K Games begin with WWE 2K14.
Since that time, we've seen some huge wrestling names get picked as Cover Star, which makes the man or woman chosen as WWE 2K22 Cover Star a major accolade.
The following Cover Stars have been chosen since WWE paired with 2K Games:
- WWE 2K14 - The Rock
- WWE 2K15 - John Cena
- WWE 2K16 - "Stone Cold" Steve Austin
- WWE 2K17 - Brock Lesnar
- WWE 2K18 - Seth Rollins
- WWE 2K19 - AJ Styles
- WWE 2K20 - Becky Lynch & Roman Reigns
As for when we'll get a reveal of the WWE 2K22 Cover Star, the best way to get an idea is to look back at WWE 2K20 and the release in 2019.
The WWE 2K20 Cover Stars of Becky Lynch and Roman Reigns were revealed on August 5, 2019, meaning we can likely expect a similar timeframe for WWE 2K22.
While WWE 2K22 hasn't been officially confirmed yet, there are signs the company is targeting a return to their normal release schedule this year after WWE 2K21 was cancelled.
WWE 2K22 Cover Star Top Contenders
To get an idea of who might be chosen as the WWE 2K22 Cover Star, look no further than who has been on top of WWE in recent months and three names stand out above the rest.
"The Boss" has been on fire since capturing the SmackDown Women's Championship last year at WWE Hell in a Cell against Bayley.
Sasha Banks is now looking forward to a marquee match at WrestleMania 37 in her title defense against Bianca Belair, but even a loss there likely won't keep her out of the top running for long.
Usually there's an undeniable "Top Guy" in WWE, and right now it's still Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
Since making his return at SummerSlam 2020, Roman Reigns has been absolutely dominant, and he hopes to continue that at WrestleMania 37 when he defends his title against "The Rated R Superstar" Edge.
While Banks and Reigns seem like the most likely options, the third possibility that's also had a great year is Drew McIntyre.
He defeated Brock Lesnar back at WrestleMania 36 for the WWE Championship and has been the cornerstone of WWE Raw pretty much the entire year since then, and he's looking to regain that title at WrestleMania 37 against WWE Champion Bobby Lashley.