WWE 2K23 COUNTDOWN: Release Date, Time & More

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We are getting closer and closer to the release of WWE 2K23. It's only a matter of time before the full game launches and we can wait for you to experience one of the best wrestling games of all time.

New features have been confirmed for some of the game's major modes, as well as all roster and DLC superstars being revealed.

2K Games look to have hit it out of the park, and we're hoping that the game will be a positive step forward from the first build we got to experience a month ago.

With that in mind, let's count down together to the release of the WWE 2K23.


Early Access is out now for WWE 2K23, with it now only a matter of days before the full launch of the game.

The Standard Edition and Cross-Gen release on Friday, 17 March, meaning players will now be counting down the seconds before they can get their hands on this year's game.


We're expecting WWE 2K23 to launch at midnight on Friday, March 17 in your respective time zones.

FULL Review

We've just released our full review for WWE 2K23 and we're delighted to confirm that this year's game is one of the best we've ever seen.

From gameplay to Superstar design, WWE 2K23 is truly one of the greatest wrestling games ever released.

WWE 2K23 Roman Reigns Bloodline
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ON TOP OF THE WORLD - WWE 2K23 is one of the best wrestling games ever

With all that in mind, we can't wait for you to get your hands on this year's game.

Click here to read our full review of WWE 2K23.

Game Modes and New Features

WWE 2K23 features a showcase mode dedicated to the career of wrestling icon John Cena, as well as the introduction of war games into the game for the first time ever.

Some of the game modes such as MyGM come with exciting new features, that will make playing WWE 2K23 a unique experience.

Other Game modes

  • MyFACTION: Now featuring online multiplayer action, the team-building mode in which players collect, manage, and upgrade an array of WWE Superstars and Legends to create their ultimate four-person factions returns. Players can now take their faction online and compete for global dominance, or compete in Weekly Towers and Faction Wars, while new themed card packs and goals roll out regularly throughout the year
WWE 2K23 Cover
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THE CHAMP IS HERE - John Cena is the WWE 2K23 cover star
  • MyRISE: Aspiring Superstars walk through the curtain for their WWE debut in MyRISE and shape their career with the decisions made along the way. Featuring distinct men’s and women’s division storylines and the ability to import custom-created Superstars, players journey from the humble beginnings of a Rookie to being immortalized as a WWE Legend;
  • Universe: The ultimate WWE Universe sandbox that puts players in charge of their own version of WWE, from Superstar rosters, feuds, champions, weekly shows, and Premium Live Events! Updates to Universe include a reworked story system and more.
  • Creation Suite: A signature feature of the WWE 2K franchise, the creation suite returns with cross-platform community creations, including the ability to design custom Superstars, GMs, arenas, entrances, move sets, championships and more. Custom arenas are now playable online, with new customisation tools added.

FULL Roster Revealed

The FULL WWE 2K23 roster has been revealed, with major superstars also confirmed to be arriving via DLC expansion packs at a later date.

Superstar Ratings Roster
AJ Styles89Smackdown
Akira Tozawa73Raw
Alba Fyre81NXT
Alexa Bliss 85Smackdown
André the Giant88Legend
Angel Garza 78Smackdown
Angelo Dawkins 80RAW
Apollo Crews79NXT
Asuka 89RAW
Austin Theory82RAW
Axiom 79NXT
Bayley 91RAW
Becky Lynch96Smackdown
Beth Phoenix 87Legend
Bianca Belair 95Smackdown
Big Boss Man 81Legend
Big E88Smackdown
Bobby Lashley92RAW
Booker T88Legend
Braun Strowman 89Smackdown
Bret "The Hit Man" Hart91Legend
Brie Bella87Legend
British Bulldog86Legend
Brock Lesnar 97RAW
Bronson Breakker85NXT
Bruno Sammartino 91Legend
Brutus Creed79NXT
Cactus Jack82Legend
Cameron Grimes79NXT
Carmelo Hayes82NXT
Cedric Alexander76RAW
Chad Gable77RAW
Charlotte Flair 94Smackdown
Cody Rhodes91RAW
Commander Azeez 71RAW
Cora Jade79NXT
Cruz Del Toro79Smackdown
Dakota Kai80RAW
Damian Priest84RAW
Dana Brooke 73RAW
Dexter Lumis80RAW
DOINK 81Legend
Dolph Ziggler83NXT
Dominik Mysterio78RAW
Drew Gulak 79Smackdown
Drew McIntyre 91Smackdown
Eddie Guerrero90Legend
Edge 93RAW
Elias 78RAW
Eric Bischoff 64Legend
Erik 80Smackdown
Faarooq 88Legend
Giovanni Vinci80Smackdown
Finn Bálor87RAW
Gigi Dolin 81NXT
Goldberg 89Legend
Grayson Waller80NXT
Happy Corbin83RAW
Hulk Hogan94Legend
Humberto Carillo 75Smackdown
The Hurricane82Legend
Ilja Dragunov 85NXT
Indi Hartwell77NXT
Jacy Jayne80NXT
JD McDonagh79NXT
Jerry "The King" Lawler86Legend
Jey Uso 90RAW
Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart86Legend
Jimmy Uso89RAW
Jinder Mahal 77Smackdown
Joaquin Wilde 76Smackdown
JBL 89Legend
John Cena 96Legend
Julius Creed80NXT
Karrion Kross 86Smackdown
Katana Chance79NXT
Kayden Carter76NXT
Kevin Nash88Legend
Kevin Owens87RAW
Kofi Kingston89Smackdown
Kurt Angle90Legend
LA Knight81Smackdown
Lacey Evans76Smackdown
Liv Morgan86RAW
Lita 90Legend
Logan Paul84Samckdown
Ludwig Kaiser 80Smackdown
“Macho Man” Randy Savage89Legend
Madcap Moss 80Smackdown
Matt Riddle86RAW
Maryse 79RAW
Molly Holly86Legend
Montez Ford82RAW
Mustafa Ali 75RAW
Nikki A.S.H. 76RAW
Nikki Bella90Legend
Nikkita Lyons80NXT
Noam Dar 69NXT
Queen Zelina 74Smackdown
Randy Orton93RAW
Raquel Rodriguez83Smackdown
Razor Ramon 84Legend
Rey Mysterio86Smackdown
Rhea Ripley90RAW
Rick Boogs75RAW
Ridge Holland81Smackdown
Rikishi 86Legend
Rob Van Dam 92Legend
Robert Roode 80RAW
Roman Reigns99RAW Smackdown
Ronda Rousey 93Smackdown
Rowdy Roddy Piper 85Legend
Roxanne Perez 81NXT
R-Truth 72RAW
Sami Zayn 84Smackdown
Santos Escobar81Smackdown
Scott Hall90Legend
Seth Rollins92RAW
Shawn Michaels88Legend
Shayna Baszler82Smackdown
Shelton Benjamin79RAW
Shinsuke Nakamura87Smackdown
Solo Sikoa 82Smackdown
Sonya Deville77Smackdown
Stacy Keibler75Legend
“Stone Cold” Steve Austin96Legend
Stephanie McMahon77Legend
Ted DiBiase 85Legend
The Miz85RAW
The Rock96Legend
Titus O’Neil76Legend
Tommaso Ciampa84RAW
Triple H 93Legend
Trish Stratus93Status
Tyler Bate82NXT
Ultimate Warrior88Legend
Umaga 88Legend
Veer Mahaan79NXT
GUNTHER 89Smackdown
Wes Lee81NXT
Xavier Woods88Smackdown
Xia Li 74Smackdown
Zoey Stark76NXT

we know that 'The Man' Becky Lynch will be the highest-rated female superstar on the roster, boasting an elite 96 rating.

We now also know our top-rated male superstar, with the Head of the Table, Roman Reigns, understandably boasting the best rating on the roster.

Click here to discover every confirmed member of the WWE 2K23 roster.