The ?New Era? of WWE continues to be felt, as American Alpha and The Revival are officially part of the WWE 2K17 roster. Both teams were essentially confirmed when the NXT edition of the game was unveiled, but it’s nice to see them become official nonetheless. There are also a number of new and returning superstars, while pre-order star Goldberg has his WCW entrance video.
American Alpha comprises Jason Jordan and Chad Gable, the former NXT Tag Team Champions who were recently drafted to SmackDown, though the game will still have them in the NXT roster. The Revival is made up of Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder, who are the only two-time Tag Team Champions in NXT, as they lost and won back their belts from American Alpha.
Carmella also makes her in-game debut this year. The ?Princess of Staten Island? is well-known for being the valet of Enzo Amore and Big Cass back in NXT. When they were called up, she stayed in NXT with hopes to win the Women’s Championship, while also feuding with Alexa Bliss. She was recently drafted to SmackDown and actually turned into a villain in the most recent episode.
IGN has also confirmed the following superstars for the WWE 2K17 roster: Alberto Del Rio, Big Cass, Big Show, Bray Wyatt, Darren Young, Diamond Dallas Page, Earthquake, Enzo Amore, JBL, Mark Henry, Paige, Razor Ramon, Ric Flair, Rusev, Sami Zayn, Samoa Joe, Sasha Banks, Sheamus, The Miz, Titus O’Neil, Typhoon and Zack Ryder.
Most of those stars were expected to be in this year’s game, though it should be noted that Del Rio is returning this year after being left out in last year’s game due to his sudden firing. Scott Hall returns after being a DLC character last year, though it’s interesting to note that he is now under his Razor Ramon persona from the 1990s. This means Kevin Nash could return to the game under his Diesel persona.
WWE 2K17 is slated for an October 11 release. The game will come out for PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360. Fans who pre-order the regular edition of the title can get Goldberg as a special character, while those who pre-order the NXT edition can get Shinsuke Nakamura, Nia Jax and Apollo Crews, along with the former WCW Champion in the WWE 2K17 roster.