With WWE 2K22 here, fans are still questioning over various roster decisions for the game. One name that stands out the most for his lack of inclusion is WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle.
Angle had been in the last few installments of the series, and with the game’s Showcase Mode focusing on Rey Mysterio it only made sense to assume Angle would once again be in the game. After all, he was a part of Mysterio’s biggest career moment when he won the World Championship at WrestleMania 22.
Unfortunately, however, an agreement wasn’t reached between the parties, leaving Angle out of a WWE 2K game for the first time since being a preorder bonus in WWE 2K18.
As far as reasons why, no one knows just yet as that is between Angle, WWE, and 2K Sports for now. However, one thing that didn’t keep him out of the game was Angle’s inclusion in the upcoming The Wrestling Code (TWC) from Virtual Basement.
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SGO reached out to Virtual Basement about it, and was told that the deal with Angle had no impact on any deal for WWE 2K22.
“No, we don’t restrict talent from being in other games or doing business with their brand,” Lead Designer Ashton Andersen said. “We treat talent like actors where they can be in as many movies as they want. The Wrestling Code is just one of those movies.”
When hearing that, it makes complete since as Rob Van Dam is slated to be a part of WWE 2K22 DLC. He’s also signed on to be a member of the TWC roster when it launches.
WWE 2K22 launches officially on March 11 for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. TWC is currently in development with a release date unknown at this time.
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