05 Jul 2021 6:50 PM +00:00

WWE 2K22 could see The Boss as next Cover Star

We're closer than ever before to finding out who will be the WWE 2K22 cover star, but official news has still been scarce.

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With the reveal hopefully just around the corner, here's what we know so far about the potential WWE 2K22 cover star.

Latest - The New Day could change up the cover

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While we've taken a look here at the top names in WWE most likely to be chosen as a solo cover star, there's always the possibility of multiple cover stars.

WWE games have gone with an ensemble cover many times in the past, and it's only in the last decade or so that's shifted, with Becky Lynch and Roman Reigns breaking the mold back into a multi-star option last year.

The New Day may be the best pick as groups go, but we've also taken a look at some of the others names in the running for WWE 2K22 cover star, whether alone or as an ensemble cover.

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.

WWE 2K22 2K20 Cover Star
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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
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Meanwhile, the WWE 2K22 roster is shaping up to look worlds apart from what we saw in WWE 2K20.

Reveal Date

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 we're still waiting on more word, we do finally know that WWE 2K22 has been made official for this year, with a reveal trailer giving fans a first look at the title.

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.

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WWE 2K22 Cover Star 2K20 Roman Reigns
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Sasha Banks

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"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.

Roman Reigns

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.

Drew McIntyre

While Banks and Reigns seem like the most likely options, the third possibility that's also had a great year is Drew McIntyre.

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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.

McIntyre would be a big choice, both figuratively and literally, but WWE 2K22 is also going to need to find a way to go big with next gen tech at their fingertips.