Thursday, April 18, 2024
Editorial70 Superstars Missing from WWE 2K24 Roster

70 Superstars Missing from WWE 2K24 Roster



The full roster list for WWE 2K24 is out, and at a glance, a few notable names are missing. Obviously, the two biggest omissions everyone is talking about are Brock Lesnar and Vince McMahon due to the ongoing lawsuit. Those are no-brainers.

But the more I looked at this list, the more I started to pick up on some other names that aren’t on the official lineup. A few of those make perfect sense, many due to their status as a fresh NXT talent that few fans would even recognize are not included. Some are new signings that came after the game had long been in development and clearly would have been in the game if there were more time to scan them. But there are some others that leave me scratching my head.

All in all, when cross-referencing the official 2K list with my own WWE Roster List, I came up with a whopping 70 names NOT listed on 2K’s website.

Let’s break them down into categories and call attention to some surprises and some not-so-shocking absentees.

Surely This is a Typo…Right???

  • Dragon Lee – He’s been signed to the company since December 2022. Considering how he’s not only been treated like a big star from the start, but that he’s had a full year on the roster, and there are lesser and newer names like Maxxine Dupri included, this is an odd omission.
  • Drew McIntyre – He’s in the game. We have his rating. But for some reason, they forgot to include him on the site’s list. This is the most definitive typo to call attention to as an example of how they might just be flat out missing some names with some intern botching typing it out.
  • Karl Anderson – Um…Luke Gallows is in the game. Typo? Obviously, Karl Anderson should be included right beside him.
  • Lyra Valkyria – She’s been in NXT far too long, and NXT UK for that matter, and even is the current champion. How is she not in the game, or at least, not listed properly on the roster page?!
  • Mark Coffey – Like Anderson with Gallows, they have Joe Coffey and Wolfgang listed. There’s no way they just didn’t bother to put Mark Coffey in there and had 2/3 of Gallus.
  • Von Wagner – How long has he been around? The guy’s technically a free agent on the main roster, even though he’s only been in NXT. But even if that’s the case, we can’t have Wagner out of this game while less established NXT stars are included.

New Acquisitions / Not Enough Time to Have Been Included

These people are big enough names that they would definitely be in the game if they had been part of the roster earlier. I imagine that’s the only reason they’re not on the lineup.

With some of them, they could certainly be DLC additions later on. Others might not get that distinction and may have to wait until 2K25.

  • Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar)
  • Andrade
  • Carlito
  • CM Punk
  • Jade Cargill
  • Kairi Sane
  • Lexis King
  • Naomi
  • Nia Jax

Curiously Absent

These WWE Superstars aren’t in a prominent enough position that their lack of inclusion is astonishing, but it is rather odd. All things considered, there are Superstars who have had as much or even less exposure and been in the company a shorter time frame who are in the game, but these aren’t.

  • Charlie Dempsey (interesting because Damon Kemp is listed)
  • Dani Palmer
  • Eddy Thorpe
  • Edris Enofe and Malik Blade
  • Elektra Lopez
  • Gable Steveson
  • Hank Walker and Tank Ledger
  • Meta-Four’s Jakara Jackson, Lash Legend and Oro Mensah
  • Javier Bernal
  • Kelani Jordan
  • Lola Vice
  • Meiko Satomura (I’m convinced at this point that she’s quietly released)
  • Odyssey Jones (where’s this dude been???)
  • Sol Ruca
  • Stevie Turner
  • Tatum Paxley
  • Valentina Feroz
  • Xyon Quinn (remember how this guy was drafted as a free agent and promptly never seen on television on any roster again?)

Poor Schmucks

Boa, Dante Chen and Guru Raaj stand out to me as 3 guys from NXT that would be on the above section, if it wasn’t so obvious how little WWE values them.

They are perpetually only used if they need a jobber and can’t get any of the other talent. You NEVER see them in any other capacity. Frankly, at this point, you don’t even see them at all anymore, really. When’s the last time you even saw Guru Raaj lose on something like NXT Level Up?

Granted, most people don’t even care about the bigger NXT names or the people who are on the lower end of the Raw and SmackDown rosters, so it’s not like there’s going to be a groundswell of support to get someone like Boa in 2K24. But it’s still got to be disheartening to see that you’ve been in NXT for several years and WWE thinks so poorly of you that you aren’t worth getting scanned for the game.

This is just one of many indicators that they’re signed to contracts to be crash test dummies and not actual WWE Superstars at this point.

Less Established & Newer NXT Superstars

Here is a list of newer NXT Superstars who have made their debuts relatively recently, or they’ve only done a little amount of on-screen stuff to the point that it’s unrealistic WWE and 2K would have spent the resources and time and effort in putting them in the game.

But for the sake of just listing everyone (outside of the NIL athletes, of course), here are the remainders who are missing from the official 2K24 roster page:

  • Adriana Rizzo
  • Arianna Grace
  • Ava Raine
  • Brinley Reece
  • Bronco Nima
  • Carlee Bright
  • Dion Lennox
  • Izzi Dame
  • Jaida Parker
  • Jazmyn Nyx
  • Je’Von Evans
  • Kale Dixon
  • Karmen Petrovic
  • Keanu Carver
  • Kiyah Saint
  • Lainey Reid
  • Luca Crusifino
  • Lucien Price
  • Myles Borne
  • Oba Femi
  • Riley Osborne
  • Tavion Heights
  • Trey Bearhill
  • Tyriek Igwe
  • Tyson Dupont
  • Wren Sinclair

What do you think of these omissions? Drop your thoughts in the comments below!

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