WWE 2K16 was recently confirmed to be coming out later this year. As wrestling fans may know, the playable character of the series can change a lot year over year due to turnover of the active roster in WWE as well as the contractual licensing terms of retired stars. Below, you can find our top 10 list of playable characters that should appear in 2K16.
10. Alundra Blayze
Alundra Blayze (who also goes by the name of Medusa) is one of the most talented female wrestlers to ever stepped onto the ring of WWE. With that said, she is best known for throwing away her WWE Women’s Championship Belt on live television during WCW Monday Nitro. With Alundra Blayze being inducted to the 2015 WWE Hall of Fame, it looks like she will be a great fit to appear in WWE 2K16 as well.
Kalisto recently made his debut on the main WWE roster with Sin Cara under the Lucha Dragons tag team. The Lucha Libre offers a unique set of flashy moves, which makes him a great replacement to the departed Rey Mysterio. If the development team wanted to add a different play style, Kalisto would be a great choice from the game.
8. Colin Cassady and Enzo Amore
The duo of Colin Cassady and Enzo Amore has already built a big following on NXT with their “SAWFT” antics. With the lack of tag teams on the main roster, especially those that can connect with the crowd, it makes sense for WWE to bring the popular team up to the main roster in addition to putting the duo in the next installment of the videogame series.
Another NXT star who managed to become popular in the developmental brand is Bayley. Her jolly personality and charming entrance make her a welcome addition to the female division on Raw and Smackdown (especially when you consider the current lack of face characters) in addition to the videogame.
Charlotte had a banner year in 2014 as she ascending the ranks of the NXT Women Division to hold the NXT Women’s Championship for a long time in addition to performing great matches with the likes of Natalya and Sasha Banks. She looks primed to be a mainstay with the main roster of divas in the WWE as well as the upcoming WWE 2K16.
5. Tyler Breeze
One of the three men featured in the E:60: Behind the Curtain documentary from ESPN, Tyler Breeze has one of the best acts on NXT with his stuck up model personality. While it doesn’t appear that he will be brought up to Raw and Smackdown anytime soon, Breeze should add a lot of diversity to this year’s installment of the videogame series.
4. Sasha Banks
Another NXT diva who has been making a lot of headways in the past year is Sasha Banks. The Boss herself has improved her in-ring abilities in addition to her skills with the microphone. As a result, she has evolved into one of the most well-rounded female wrestlers in all of WWE. It would, therefore, be a crime if Sasha Banks won’t be playable in WWE 2K15.
After years of wrestling in Japan, Kenta took his talents to NXT. After originally going by his Japanese ring name, WWE change his alias to Hideo Itami and eventually simplified it to Hideo. His stiff kick attacks should transfer well in the videogame. Hopefully, players will be able to use his famous “Go To Sleep” finisher as well.
2. Finn Balor
Another international star that could be making his way to WWE 2K16 is Finn Balor, who also goes by Fergal Devitt and Prince Devitt. He fits in well in a videogame, especially when he does his special entrance with full body paint. Finn is already a top star at NXT after debuting in the brand last fall. It will only be a matter of time that we will see him on Raw and Smackdown in addition to the being playable in the WWE 2K games.
1. Kevin Owens
Speaking of fast rising stars, Kevin Owens has already made a big impact at NXT as he quickly won the NXT Championship and has been dominate in his matches. He also appeared in a recent episode at Raw, challenging John Cena in the upcoming Elimination Chamber event. So it looks like the champion is going to be featured heavy in both the developmental brand and the main roster. Thus, it would make a lot of sense to see Kevin Owens (also known as Kevin Steen) in WWE 2K16.
As you can see above, the development team has plenty of talents to choose from when adding new playable characters to the this year’s installment. WWE 2K16 is releasing on the 27th of October in North America for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One current-gen systems in addition to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 last-gen consoles.