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WWE 2K16 won’t add the surprise Royal Rumble entrant

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WWE’s biggest event of the year may be the annual Wrestlemania extravaganza, but it’s the Royal Rumble which starts a massive epic road-trip to the grandest stage of them all. It’s also easily the best event that the WWE puts out every year, as it features 30 wrestlers creating flesh collisions in a very crowded ring where the only way out is over the top rope.

But there’s more to the Royal Rumble than just a heaving mass of muscles going at it every January. The event has also become an annual reunion of WWE faces from yesteryear, with various legends drawing a number and entering the ring and earning a massive pop from the crowd when they see a cult favourite sports entertainer appear. And then there’re the real surprises.

Spoilers for the Royal Rumble to follow, in case you don’t want to see your pre-determined fun ruined

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The 2016 Royal Rumble may have seen Triple H walk off with championship gold, thus setting up a push for Roman Reigns in much the same manner that Hollywood is hellbent on making you like actor Jai Courtney, but it was AJ Styles who was the real winner that night.

An absolute legend in TNA, Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling, Styles made his debut in the Royal Rumble and had the audience buzzing. His is a name that people have been waiting ages for to see in action in a WWE ring, and with plenty of the top-shelf talent sidelined with injuries, a necessary addition to that roster as well. Just don’t expect to see him in WWE 2K16. When quizzed on Twitter if AJ Styles would be released as a DLC addition to WWE 2K16, 2K Games responded with:

AJ won’t be available in WWE 2K16 as all DLC was locked in ages ago. Going forward, we’ll have to wait and see!

I’m not exactly surprised. It’s an apparently labour-intensive process to accurately capture a wrassler using the 2K camera rig that maps their faces, and adding a ton of moves, wardrobe and ring entrances is something that’ll most likely be saved for the inevitable WWE 2K17 later this year.

It’s made for some hilariously awkward content in previous WWE games however, such as WWE 2K15 having a major dose of CM Punk content after the straight-edge superstar departed for UFC and to this day has maintained an unbeaten record there of 0-0. It also depends on just how long AJ Styles will be in the WWE for. But then again, it’s easy enough to create your own wrestler these days, thanks to WWE 2K16 having a nifty creation suite.[/learn_more]

Last Updated: January 26, 2016

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  1. They done fucked up the Rumble again. Royally. King of Kings royally. I saw the result last night & it destroyed any interest I had in watching it.


    • Hammersteyn

      January 26, 2016 at 09:18

      At least AJ Styles made his debut. And thank f**k Cena is out for a while. They need a new face and Roman Reigns isn’t it. I miss wrestlers with attitude like Stone Cold, The Rock or even Mick Foley.


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        January 26, 2016 at 09:50

        Wrestling needs characters to be entertaining. I don’t want to see real people fake fighting, I want to see The Undertaker fake fighting Mankind.


        • Hammersteyn

          January 26, 2016 at 09:52

          Exactly, thing is they’ve seen how popular MMA is and I think they sorta want to hit that direction


        • PoisonedBelial

          January 26, 2016 at 10:41

          The golden age was from around ’96 to ’04.
          Since then: downhill.


  2. The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

    January 26, 2016 at 09:15

    Hehehe, I like that crouching title, hidden spoiler effect!


  3. The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

    January 26, 2016 at 09:16

    “flesh collisions”
    I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit


  4. Original Heretic

    January 26, 2016 at 09:18

    Doink the Clown? Damn, are there still people who even remember that guy?!? He was around back when I was still watching WWE. And that was over 1000 full moons ago.


    • The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

      January 26, 2016 at 09:21

      Plus minus 83 years ago?



      • Original Heretic

        January 26, 2016 at 09:24

        Yeah I’m old hey.


        • The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

          January 26, 2016 at 09:28

          I know you are, just don’t think WWE (WWF) is that old


  5. Mr. Sexycalifragilistic

    January 26, 2016 at 09:33

    I downloaded the very, very accurate CAW a while back and combining that with the fact his moveset is already under the presets — oh, lords, I’ve done outed myself. I’m so ashamed. I’m so ashamed. I like WWE… Games. F*ck the actual on-air product. ANARCHY!


    • The D

      January 26, 2016 at 11:01

      I approve of this.


      • Mr. Sexycalifragilistic

        January 26, 2016 at 11:46

        I approve of this approving approving of my disapproval.


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