With the latest game finally arriving, the WWE 2K22 Showcase turns the spotlight to legendary luchador Rey Mysterio from his WCW run all the way to the arrival of his son Dominik Mysterio.
With this WWE 2K22 Showcase Guide, you'll be able to pick and choose which rewards to go for first as you slowly snag all of the game's unlockables.
Latest - NJPW legend planned for showcase
WWE 2K22 modders have been hard at work digging into the game's source code, and the latest revelation is that an NJPW legend was slated to kick off the Showcase with Rey Mysterio.
We've got details on how a cancelled Showcase match in WWE 2K22 turned into special edition content once the game was finally released.
WWE 2K22 Showcase Guide: Tips for 2K Showcase with Rey Mysterio
If you haven't played a 2K Showcase before, the WWE 2K22 Showcase isn't too far off in overall style, and that often means very specific match objectives.
These specific objectives in each match line up with the way those real-life matches actually went, and you'll find most of the matches have multiple cutscenes spliced in mixing match footage with more Rey Mysterio interview clips.
As enjoyable at these can be, there's no harm in skipping these if you're trying to rush through the mode and want to unlock something quickly.
If you decide at a later time that you wanted to watch those videos, you can tap X or Square while on the 2K Showcase menu to view the Video Library which even has a Continuous Play option if you want to watch them all back to back.
Another good thing if you're looking to unlock something specific is that there is no requirement to do the WWE 2K22 Showcase in order, and you're free to start anywhere you want on the timeline.
However, the final match in Showcase is only available after successfully completing all objectives for the rest of the matches.
When you're playing through the 2K Showcase, we recommend striving to hit every single objective and not settling for a win without one.
While this is challenging, you can lower the mode's difficulty if needed, and missing one will require you to go back through the full match anyways with a proper full objective run to get the rest of the rewards.
If you're struggling with any objective, don't forget to press Start and open the Pause Menu, as it will usually tell you the button combinations needed from the WWE 2K22 Controls.
If you're having trouble hitting something and your opponent keeps reversing it, use a flurry of light attacks to get them into the Stunned state before trying that objective again.
Full Match List, Rewards, and Unlockables
In total, there are 12 matches in the Rey Mysterio 2K Showcase starting with WCW Halloween Havoc 1997 and ending at WWE Payback 2020.
Match Rewards are given just by winning a match, but Objective Rewards are linked to the specific moves and objectives provided throughout the match.
WCW Halloween Havoc 1997 vs. Eddie Guerrero
The first match in the 2K Showcase goes back to the WCW days at Halloween Havoc on October 26, 1997 when Rey Mysterio took on WCW Cruiserweight Champion Eddie Guerrero in a Title vs. Mask Match.
- WCW Halloween Havoc 1997 (Arena)
- WCW Cruiserweight Championship (Title)
- Rey Mysterio Jr. (Superstar)
- Eddie Guerrero '97 (Superstar)
WrestleMania 21 vs. Eddie Guerrero
The second match in the 2K Showcase jumps ahead to WrestleMania 21 on April 3, 2005 when Rey Mysterio took on Eddie Guerrero in one of the greatest opening matches in WrestleMania history.
- WrestleMania 21 (Arena)
- Eddie Guerrero (Superstar)
- Eddie Guerrero WM21 (Alternate Attire for Eddie Guerrero)
- Rey Mysterio '05 (Superstar)
WWE Raw vs. Shawn Michaels
The third match in this year's 2K Showcase represents a tough night for wrestling history as it is from the Eddie Guerrero Tribute Show episode of WWE Raw on November 14, 2005 when Rey Mysterio and Shawn Michaels aimed to honor his legacy by putting on an instant classic.
- WWE Raw 2005 (Arena)
- Rey Mysterio '06 (Superstar, Rey Mysterio Nov. 2005 Attire)
- Shawn Michaels (Superstar)
Judgment Day 2006 vs. JBL
The fourth match in the 2K Showcase is from Judgment Day on May 21, 2006 and has Rey Mysterio defending his World Heavyweight Championship against JBL, a longtime rival of both Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero.
- Judgment Day 2006 (Arena)
- World Heavyweight Championship (Title)
- Rey Mysterio Judgment Day 2006 (Alternate Attire for Rey Mysterio '06)
- JBL (Superstar)
- JBL Judgment Day 2006 (Alternate Attire for JBL)
Cyber Sunday 2008 vs. Kane
The fifth match in this WWE 2K22 Showcase takes place at the final Cyber Sunday event on October 26, 2008, and in a great opening contest Rey Mysterio took on Kane in a No Holds Barred Match.
- Cyber Sunday 2008 (Arena)
- Rey Mysterio '08 (Superstar)
- Kane '08 (Superstar)
SummerSlam 2009 vs. Dolph Ziggler
The sixth match in the 2K Showcase is another classic opening contest, not uncommon for a superstar with the agility and fan adoration of Mysterio, and it took place at SummerSlam on August 23, 2009 when Rey Mysterio defended his Intercontinental Championship against Dolph Ziggler.
- SummerSlam 2009 (Arena)
- WWE Intercontinental Championship '98-'11 (Title)
- Rey Mysterio '09 (Superstar)
- Dolph Ziggler '09 (Superstar)
WWE SmackDown vs. Batista
The seventh match in the 2K Showcase is a snapshot of the unforgettable rivalry between Rey Mysterio and Batista, and this specific match is from the December 18, 2009 episode of SmackDown when they fought to determine the number one contender for the World Heavyweight Championship.
- SmackDown 2009 (Arena)
- Rey Mysterio Dec. '09 (Superstar)
- Batista (Superstar)
- Batista SmackDown 2009 (Alternate Attire for Batista)
Royal Rumble 2010 vs. The Undertaker
The eighth match in the 2K Showcase took place at the Royal Rumble on January 31, 2010 where Rey Mysterio challenged reigning World Heavyweight Champion The Undertaker in an attempt to take back the title he'd once held.
- Royal Rumble 2010 (Arena)
- Rey Mysterio 2010 (Alternate Attire for Rey Mysterio '09)
- The Undertaker '10 (Superstar)
WWE Raw vs. The Miz
The ninth match in the WWE 2K22 Showcase is from the July 25, 2011 episode of WWE Raw when Rey Mysterio fought The Miz to crown a new WWE Champion, as CM Punk had just won the title at Money in the Bank 2011 and "left WWE" in storyline only to return a few weeks later.
- Raw 2011 (Arena)
- WWE Championship '05-'13 (Title)
- Rey Mysterio '11 (Superstar)
- The Miz '11 (Superstar)
WWE Raw vs. Samoa Joe
The tenth match in this year's 2K Showcase is from the April 29, 2019 episode of WWE Raw when Rey Mysterio was deep in a rivalry with then United States Champion Samoa Joe, and Mysterio was looking to make a statement after being taken out by Joe at WrestleMania 35 in less than one minute.
- Raw April 2019 (Arena)
- Samoa Joe Raw April 2019 (Alternate Attire for Samoa Joe)
- Rey Mysterio Raw April 2019 (Alternate Attire for Rey Mysterio)
WWE Raw vs. Gran Metalik
The eleventh match in the WWE 2K22 Showcase is from the September 9, 2019 episode of WWE Raw and sees Rey Mysterio up against Gran Metalik, a lucha legend of the new era who has competed outside of WWE as Máscara Dorada both prior to his tenure with the company and since being released.
- Raw September 2019 (Arena)
- Rey Mysterio September 2019 (Alternate Attire for Rey Mysterio)
- Gran Metalik Raw September 2019 (Alternate Attire for Gran Metalik)
WWE Payback with Dominik Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins & Murphy
The twelfth and final match in the 2K Showcase can only be played after completing all objectives from the other eleven, and this one features the tag team match from WWE Payback on August 30, 2020 where Rey Mysterio teamed with his son Dominik to take on the duo of Seth Rollins and Murphy.
- Seth Rollins '20 (Superstar)
- Rey Mysterio Payback 2020 (Alternate Attire for Rey Mysterio)
- Dominik Mysterio (Superstar)
- Dominik Mysterio Payback '20 (Alternate Attire for Dominik Mysterio)
Once you've finished all of the Showcase matches and all of the Objectives, you'll receive a quick Mode Complete screen where you'll receive a final reward of 3,500 VC which can be used to purchase other WWE 2K22 Unlockables.