WWE 2K23 roster will look very different compared to WWE 2K22

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While WWE 2K22 is thriving, we're already looking ahead to the potential WWE 2K23 roster when the next installment arrives.

With dozens of superstars having left the company for various reasons, we've got details on everyone who likely won't make it into the WWE 2K23 roster.

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WWE 2K23 Roster Reveal Date

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One of the biggest reveals heading into the release of a new WWE title is the roster, and the anticipation reached sky-high levels for the launch of WWE 2K22.

However, the combination of overall game delays and flurry of superstars released while the title was still in development likely interfered with their reveal process.

Things started to trickle out with a few new superstars in each trailer, but confirmations didn't start to roll in until about a month prior to the WWE 2K22 release date.

A combination roster confirmation and ratings reveal offered more clarity on several pieces of the WWE 2K22 roster, but even that didn't fully clarify things.

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This time, the true roster wasn't confirmed until the game itself was live and available worldwide, as many speculated released talents could still be removed from the final product.

Whether the WWE 2K23 Release Date ends up being in October 2022 or March 2023, we expect them to aim for a proper WWE 2K23 roster reveal about a month prior and to stretch things out like they did for WWE 2K22.

Everyone who will be missing from the WWE 2K23 Roster

We won't be able to start piecing together the expected WWE 2K23 roster until the first trailers and in-game footage start to be revealed ahead of launch.

However, there are some definite names we expect not to see on the final WWE 2K23 roster despite their presence in WWE 2K22.

WWE 2K23 Roster
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NO MORE TONI TIME: Storm has since left WWE and is now a mainstay in AEW

Whether they chose to leave the company, were released, or have had a presence with other promotions, here are all the superstars from WWE 2K22 that we don't expect on the WWE 2K23 roster:

  • Alexander Wolfe
  • Ariya Daivari
  • Billie Kay
  • Braun Strowman
  • Cesaro
  • Danny Burch
  • Ember Moon
  • Fandango
  • Gran Metalik
  • Isaiah “Swerve” Scott
  • Jake “The Snake”Roberts
  • Jeff Hardy
  • John Morrison
  • Johnny Gargano
  • Kalisto
  • Karrion Kross
  • Keith Lee
  • Kushida
  • Kyle O’Reilly
  • Lana
  • Lince Dorado
  • Mia Yim
  • Mickie James
  • Murphy
  • Nash Carter
  • Nia Jax
  • Oney Lorcan
  • Peyton Royce
  • Reckoning
  • “Road Dogg” Jesse James
  • Ric Flair
  • Samoa Joe
  • Scarlett
  • Shane McMahon
  • Slapjack
  • Tegan Nox
  • The Brian Kendrick
  • Timothy Thatcher
  • Toni Storm
  • Tucker
  • Tyler Breeze
  • William Regal
  • X-Pac
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That makes a total of 43 roster members from WWE 2K22 likely to be missing from WWE 2K23, and the way the company releases talent we could see that number growing in the coming months.

Full WWE 2K22 Roster & Ratings (including DLC)

Finally, let's take a look at the full WWE 2K22 roster to get an idea of who might actually be returning.

With the exception of those named above, we expect the vast majority of these superstars to be part of the WWE 2K23 roster:

  • A-Kid (Upcoming DLC, Rating Unknown)
  • AJ Styles - 91 Overall Rating
  • Akira Tozawa - 75 Overall Rating
  • Alexa Bliss - 84 Overall Rating
  • Alexander Wolfe - 77 Overall Rating
  • Andre the Giant - 88 Overall Rating
  • Angel Garza - 79 Overall Rating
  • Angelo Dawkins - 80 Overall Rating
  • Apollo Crews - 81 Overall Rating
  • Ariya Daivari - 70 Overall Rating
  • Asuka - 90 Overall Rating
  • Austin Theory - 80 Overall Rating
  • Batista - 88 Overall Rating
  • Bayley - 88 Overall Rating
  • Becky Lynch - 92 Overall Rating
  • Beth Phoenix - 87 Overall Rating
  • Bianca Belair - 87 Overall Rating
  • Big Boss Man - 81 Overall Rating
  • Big E - 87 Overall Rating
  • Billie Kay - 77 Overall Rating
  • Bobby “The Brain” Heenan (Manager)
  • Bobby Lashley - 91 Overall Rating
  • Booker T - 88 Overall Rating
  • Braun Strowman - 90 Overall Rating
  • Bret “The Hitman” Hart - 91 Overall Rating
  • Brock Lesnar - 94 Overall Rating
  • Cactus Jack (Upcoming DLC, Rating Unknown)
  • Cameron Grimes - 79 Overall Rating
  • Candice LeRae - 77 Overall Rating
  • Carmella - 79 Overall Rating
  • Cedric Alexander - 76 Overall Rating
  • Cesaro - 84 Overall Rating
  • Chad Gable - 76 Overall Rating
  • Charlotte Flair - 90 Overall Rating
  • Chyna - 87 Overall Rating
  • Commander Azeez (Upcoming DLC, Rating Unknown)
  • Dakota Kai - 79 Overall Rating
  • Damian Priest - 84 Overall Rating
  • Dana Brooke - 74 Overall Rating
  • Danny Burch - 77 Overall Rating
  • Dexter Lumis - 79 Overall Rating
  • Diesel - 87 Overall Rating
  • Doink the Clown (Upcoming DLC, Rating Unknown)
  • Dolph Zigler - 82 Overall Rating
  • Dolph Ziggler ‘09 - 82 Overall Rating
  • Dominik Mysterio - 80 Overall Rating
  • Doudrop (Upcoming DLC, Rating Unknown)
  • Drew Gulak - 79 Overall Rating
  • Drew McIntyre - 91 Overall Rating
  • Eddie Guerrero - 90 Overall Rating
  • Eddie Guerrero ‘97 - 87 Overall Rating
  • Edge - 91 Overall Rating
  • Elias - 75 Overall Rating
  • Ember Moon - 81 Overall Rating
  • Eric Bischoff - 69 Overall Rating
  • Erik - 80 Overall Rating
  • Farooq - 88 Overall Rating
  • Fabian Aichner - 80 Overall Rating
  • Fandango - 77 Overall Rating
  • Finn Balor - 87 Overall Rating
  • Finn Balor Demon - 90 Overall Rating
  • Goldberg - 88 Overall Rating
  • Gran Metalik - 79 Overall Rating
  • Happy Corbin - 81 Overall Rating
  • Hollywood Hogan - 93 Overall Rating
  • Hulk Hogan - 91 Overall Rating
  • Humberto Carrillo - 77 Overall Rating
  • Hurricane Helms (Upcoming DLC, Rating Unknown)
  • Ilja Dragunov (Upcoming DLC, Rating Unknown)
  • Indi Hartwell (Upcoming DLC, Rating Unknown)
  • Io Shirai - 82 Overall Rating
  • Isaiah “Swerve” Scott - 80 Overall Rating
  • Ivar - 81 Overall Rating
  • Jake “The Snake” Roberts - 85 Overall Rating
  • JBL - 88 Overall Rating
  • Jeff Hardy - 85 Overall Rating
  • Jerry “The King” Lawler - 86 Overall Rating
  • Jey Uso - 85 Overall Rating
  • Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart - 86 Overall Rating
  • Jimmy Uso - 85 Overall Rating
  • Jinder Mahal - 77 Overall Rating
  • Joaquin Wilde - 79 Overall Rating
  • John Cena - 92 Overall Rating
  • John Morrison - 80 Overall Rating
  • Johnny Gargano - 82 Overall Rating
  • Jordan Devlin - 79 Overall Rating
  • Kacy Catanzaro (DLC) - 79 Overall Rating
  • Kalisto - 74 Overall Rating
  • Kane - 82 Overall Rating
  • Kane ‘08 - 90 Overall Rating
  • Karrion Kross - 84 Overall Rating
  • Kay Lee Ray - 81 Overall Rating
  • Keith Lee - 80 Overall Rating
  • Kevin Nash - 88 Overall Rating
  • Kevin Nash (nWo) - 90 Overall Rating
  • Kevin Owens - 85 Overall Rating
  • King Nakamura - 88 Overall Rating
  • Kofi Kingston - 88 Overall Rating
  • Kushida - 79 Overall Rating
  • Kyle O’Reilly - 81 Overall Rating
  • LA Knight (Upcoming DLC, Rating Unknown)
  • Lacey Evans - 81 Overall Rating
  • Lana - 71 Overall Rating
  • Lince Dorado - 75 Overall Rating
  • Liv Morgan - 77 Overall Rating
  • Logan Paul (Upcoming DLC, Rating Unknown)
  • Mace - 76 Overall Rating
  • Machine Gun Kelly (Upcoming DLC, Rating Unknown)
  • “Macho Man” Randy Savage - 88 Overall Rating
  • Mandy Rose - 80 Overall Rating
  • Mansoor - 80 Overall Rating
  • Marcel Barthel - 79 Overall Rating
  • Maryse - 79 Overall Rating
  • Mia Yim - 79 Overall Rating
  • Mickie James - 81 Overall Rating
  • Montez Ford - 82 Overall Rating
  • Mr. McMahon - 76 Overall Rating
  • Mr. McMahon (Manager)
  • Mr. T (Upcoming DLC, Rating Unknown)
  • Murphy - 77 Overall Rating
  • Mustafa Ali - 77 Overall Rating
  • MVP - 80 Overall Rating
  • Naomi - 79 Overall Rating
  • Nash Carter (Upcoming DLC, Rating Unknown)
  • Natalya - 84 Overall Rating
  • Nia Jax - 82 Overall Rating
  • Nikki A.S.H. - 82 Overall Rating
  • Omos (DLC) - 82 Overall Rating
  • Oney Lorcan - 76 Overall Rating
  • Otis - 77 Overall Rating
  • Papa Shango - 79 Overall Rating
  • Paul Heyman (Manager)
  • Pete Dunne - 81 Overall Rating
  • Peyton Royce - 79 Overall Rating
  • R-Truth - 77 Overall Rating
  • Randy Orton - 88 Overall Rating
  • Raquel Gonzalez - 81 Overall Rating
  • Raul Mendoza - 79 Overall Rating
  • Razor Ramon - 84 Overall Rating
  • Reckoning - 76 Overall Rating
  • Rey Mysterio - 90 Overall Rating
  • Rey Mysterio ‘05 - 84 Overall Rating
  • Rey Mysterio ‘06 - 87 Overall Rating
  • Rey Mysterio ‘08 - 86 Overall Rating
  • Rey Mysterio ‘09 - 88 Overall Rating
  • Rey Mysterio Dec. ‘09 - 87 Overall Rating
  • Rey Mysterio ‘11 - 88 Overall Rating
  • Rey Mysterio Jr. - 82 Overall Rating
  • Rey Mysterio Jr. - 82 Overall Rating
  • Rhea Ripley - 86 Overall Rating
  • Ric Flair ‘88 - 88 Overall Rating
  • Rick Boogs (Upcoming DLC, Rating Unknown)
  • Ricochet - 82 Overall Rating
  • Riddle - 85 Overall Rating
  • Rikishi (DLC) - 86 Overall Rating
  • “Road Dogg” Jesse James - 85 Overall Rating
  • Rob Van Dam (Upcoming DLC, Rating Unknown)
  • Robert Roode - 81 Overall Rating
  • Roderick Strong - 80 Overall Rating
  • Roman Reigns - 95 Overall Rating
  • Ronda Rousey (Upcoming DLC, Rating Unknown)
  • “Rowdy” Roddy Piper - 85 Overall Rating
  • Sami Zayn - 80 Overall Rating
  • Samoa Joe - 86 Overall Rating
  • Santos Escobar - 81 Overall Rating
  • Sarray (Upcoming DLC, Rating Unknown)
  • Sasha Banks - 88 Overall Rating
  • Scarlett (Manager)
  • Scott Hall - 87 Overall Rating
  • Scott Hall (nWo) - 90 Overall Rating
  • Seth Rollins - 91 Overall Rating
  • Seth Rollins ‘20 - 88 Overall Rating
  • Shane McMahon - 79 Overall Rating
  • Shawn Michaels ‘05 - 88 Overall Rating
  • Shayna Baszler - 84 Overall Rating
  • Sheamus - 85 Overall Rating
  • Shelton Benjamin - 81 Overall Rating
  • Shotzi - 77 Overall Rating
  • Slapjack - 71 Overall Rating
  • Sonya Deville - 79 Overall Rating
  • Stacy Kiebler (Upcoming DLC, Rating Unknown)
  • Stephanie McMahon - 77 Overall Rating
  • Stephanie McMahon (Manager)
  • “Stone Cold” Steve Austin - 92 Overall Rating
  • Syxx (nWo) - 88 Overall Rating
  • T-BAR - 76 Overall Rating
  • Tamina - 75 Overall Rating
  • Ted DiBiase - 85 Overall Rating
  • Tegan Nox - 79 Overall Rating
  • The Boogeyman (Upcoming DLC, Rating Unknown)
  • The Brian Kendrick - 74 Overall Rating
  • The British Bulldog (Upcoming DLC, Rating Unknown)
  • The Miz - 86 Overall Rating
  • The Miz ‘11 - 90 Overall Rating
  • The Rock - 93 Overall Rating
  • The Undertaker - 90 Overall Rating
  • The Undertaker ‘95 - 88 Overall Rating
  • The Undertaker ‘98 - 93 Overall Rating
  • The Undertaker ‘02 - 92 Overall Rating
  • The Undertaker ‘10 - 91 Overall Rating
  • The Undertaker WM36 - 91 Overall Rating
  • Timothy Thatcher - 80 Overall Rating
  • Titus O’Neil - 76 Overall Rating
  • Tommaso Ciampa - 84 Overall Rating
  • Toni Storm - 80 Overall Rating
  • Trent Seven - 77 Overall Rating
  • Triple H - 91 Overall Rating
  • Triple H ‘13 (Manager)
  • Trish Stratus - 88 Overall Rating
  • Tucker - 71 Overall Rating
  • Tyler Bate - 82 Overall Rating
  • Tyler Breeze - 77 Overall Rating
  • Ultimate Warrior - 88 Overall Rating
  • Umaga (DLC) - 88 Overall Rating
  • Vader (Upcoming DLC, Rating Unknown)
  • Walter - 86 Overall Rating
  • Wes Lee (Upcoming DLC, Rating Unknown)
  • William Regal - 85 Overall Rating
  • X-Pac - 85 Overall Rating
  • Xavier Woods - 86 Overall Rating
  • Xia Li (Upcoming DLC, Rating Unknown)
  • Yokozuna (Upcoming DLC, Rating Unknown) - 90 Overall Rating
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There are still four unreleased DLC packs on the way for WWE 2K22, and we've got more details here on when those are actually expected to land.