IGN dropped in from the rafters this afternoon with the exclusive roster reveal for 2K’s upcoming arcade wrestling game, WWE 2K Battlegrounds. Among the 70plus WWE superstars included at launch are phenomenal wrestlers like Finn Balor and AJ Styles. IGN shared a short clip of the two wrestlers’ finishers in 2K Battlegrounds on their twitter account.

WWE 2K Battlegrounds is 2K’s take on the arcade wrestling genre, a dramatic style change from the yearly WWE 2K franchise. The game is developed by Saber Interactive, who has experience in the arcade sport space after working on the NBA Playground games. 2K Games announced in April they would be taking a year off to better develop the next WWE 2K title. This announcement came in response to WWE 2K20’s critically bad reception. Our own Kevin Finley called it “one of the most broken games in the franchise” in our review, giving the game a 4/10.

The game’s cast of characters is huge–69 wrestlers if you pre-order the game–and will nearly double in size once all of the post-launch characters are available. WWE 2K Battlegrounds really highlights the depth of WWE’s historical and expansive roster. Legends like Daniel Bryan, The Rock, the late Eddie Guerrero and “Macho Man” Randy Savage can share the ring with Finn Balor, Becky Lynch and many more.

We’ll include the full list of characters below, but 2K has made a handy graphic that separates release and post-release characters.

WWE 2K Battlegrounds Roster List

Launch Roster:

  • AJ Styles
  • Akira Tozawa
  • Aleister Black
  • Alexa Bliss
  • Alicia Fox
  • Andre The Giant
  • Apollo
  • Asuka
  • Baron Corbin
  • Bayley
  • Becky Lynch
  • Beth Phoenix
  • Big E
  • Big Show
  • Bobby Lashley
  • Bobby Roode
  • Braun Strowman
  • Bray Wyatt
  • Brie Bella
  • Brock Lesnar
  • Carmella
  • Cesaro
  • Charlotte Flair
  • Daniel Bryan
  • Dolph Ziggler
  • Drew McIntyre
  • Edge (Pre-order bonus)
  • Elias
  • Ember Moon
  • Finn Bálor
  • Hulk Hogan
  • Jake “The Snake” Roberts
  • Jeff Hardy
  • John Cena
  • Kalisto
  • Karl Anderson
  • Kevin Owens
  • Kofi Kingston
  • Lince Dorado
  • Liv Morgan
  • Luke Gallows
  • Mandy Rose
  • Mankind
  • Mickie James
  • Naomi
  • Natalya
  • Nia Jax
  • Nikki Bella
  • Nikki Cross
  • Randy Orton
  • Rey Mysterio
  • Ricochet
  • Roman Reigns
  • Ronda Rousey
  • Rowan
  • R-Truth
  • Samoa Joe
  • Sasha Banks
  • Seth Rollins
  • Sgt. Slaughter
  • Shawn Michaels
  • Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Stephanie McMahon
  • Stone Cold Steve Austin
  • The Miz
  • The Rock
  • Triple H
  • Undertaker
  • Xavier Woods
  • Yokozuna

Post-Launch Roster:

  • Akam
  • Ali
  • Alundra Blayze
  • Andrade
  • Angelo Dawkins
  • Batista
  • Big Boss Man
  • Billie Kay
  • Bo Dallas
  • Booker T
  • Bret “Hit Man” Hart
  • British Bulldog
  • Buddy Murphy
  • Cactus Jack
  • Chad Gable
  • Christian
  • Chyna
  • Curtis Axel
  • Dana Brooke
  • Doink The Clown
  • Earthquake
  • Eddie Guerrero
  • Fandango
  • Goldberg
  • Gran Metalik
  • Jey Uso
  • Jim Neidhart
  • Jimmy Uso
  • Kane
  • Kevin Nash
  • Lana
  • Lita
  • “Macho Man” Randy Savage
  • Mark Henry
  • Maryse
  • Mojo Rawley
  • Montez Ford
  • Mr. McMahon
  • Mr. Perfect
  • Otis
  • Paige
  • Peyton Royce
  • Rezar
  • Rhea Ripley
  • Ric Flair
  • Ricky Steamboat
  • “Rowdy” Roddy Piper
  • Ruby Riott
  • Sami Zayn
  • Scott Hall
  • Shane McMahon
  • Sheamus
  • Sonya Deville
  • Sting
  • Tamina
  • The Boogeyman
  • The Brian Kendrick
  • Trish Stratus
  • Tucker
  • Tyler Breeze
  • Typhoon
  • Ultimate Warrior
  • Vader

Last week, a video featuring Paul Heyman detailed the game modes coming to WWE 2K Battleground. These game modes include a Campaign mode, in which your created superstar joins Heyman in a global superstar search. WWE 2K Battlegrounds released on September 18 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Google Stadia.


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