WWE 2K14 Cover Goes to The Rock

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Posted April 6th, 2013 at 10:00 am

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The lead-up to Wrestlemania is always the biggest time of the year in terms of consumer interest and interaction for WWE. With Wrestlemania 29 on Sunday the company even made video game news with still over seven months until the typical release time frame for the series arrives.

Executive Vice President of Consumer Products Casey Collins announced that The Rock will be featured on the cover of WWE 2K14.

Dwayne Johnson has become one of the biggest names in the entertainment industry let alone “sports entertainment”. Some might take issue with the fact that a part-time performer gets the top billing – the same grumblings have been made regarding The Rock and his current title reign – but there is no one that could offer near the exposure and awareness levels that he provides.

The WWE license is now in the hands of Take Two, with also acquired Yuke’s continuing on as the development studio at least in the short term, and falling under the 2K Sports label.

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  • mcmax3000

    He’s definitely been the biggest thing in the company the past few months, and he’s the current champ. Seems appropriate to me.

  • http://twitter.com/michaelbuchko Michael Buchko Jr

    I don’t really think it matters who is on the cover, most people put the case on a shelf sideways and don’t look at it or see it anyway.

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      It matters marketing wise. He’ll be tweeting about it, he’ll be appearing on shows where mention of the game gets made, and so on…

      • Chiryder

        While he’s not shooting his three or four movies of course.

        • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

          Even then he still has a HUGE presence on social media.

    • HavveK

      Most people can turn that son of a bitch sideways and stick it straight up their candy asses

  • Ayzil

    Career mode is going to be epic.

  • MoneyMayweather

    what if he loses to cena? or could this be a hint he retains against CENA. why would the rock stay at wwe if he wasn’t champion?

    • mcmax3000

      He’s already signed on to do more work with them (including the next PPV after Wrestlemania), and the expectation seems to be that he will do Wrestlemania again next year.

      Even if he doesn’t though, he doesn’t have to be actively with the company to be in the video game, and he’s easily the most recognizable superstar to wrestle for them in the past five years that they could possibly put on the cover.

  • BANE

    I’ll buy this because he’s on the cover. I haven’t watched nor cared about wrestling since The Rock was a common recurring character but if he’s going to be on the cover and a big part of the game, count me in

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      May I suggest then if you haven’t tried it out, WWE All-Stars, a fun arcade game that features him and several other legends among the more current ones. Should probably get a good deal on it too considering it came out 2 years ago. As someone who has also had trouble with interest in recent years I really enjoyed that game.

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