On Tuesday, 2K Sports released the last piece of downloadable content for WWE 2K17, the Hall of Fame Showcase pack. The pack includes 10 new superstars, nine new attires, and five previously unreleased arenas, all of which are immediately put into the game upon purchase and download.
There are also seven "classic" matches that can be replayed as part of the package, though it should be noted that many of the superstars included in the matches are already available in the game and can be purchased with virtual currency. Among the new wrestlers are Papa Shango and The Godfather - both offensive gimmicks portrayed by Charles Wright - and notorious racist Michael PS Hayes. The matches are as follows:
Cactus Jack and Diamond Dallas Page vs. The Fabulous Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Michael “PS” Hayes) (WCW Saturday Night 1992)
The Fabulous Freebirds (Buddy Roberts and Michael “PS” Hayes) vs. Kerry and Kevin Von Erich (WCCW 1986)
Ivory vs. Jacqueline (SmackDown 2000)
Sting (gold and black tights) vs. Ric Flair (Clash of Champions 1988)
Sting (n.W.o. Wolfpac ring gear) vs. Bret Hart (WCW Halloween Havoc 1998)
Papa Shango vs. The Godfather (Dream Match)
Big Boss Man (with Albert) vs. The Big Show (Armageddon 1999)
The WWE 2K17 Hall of Fame Showcase pack is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360, with a release date for PC to be announced. The pack is included as part of the WWE 2K17 season pass, or can be purchased by itself at a cost of $9.99 or £7.99.
Scott Fried is a Slammy Award-winning* writer living and working in New York City. He has been following/writing about professional wrestling for many years and is a graduate of Lance Storm's Storm Wrestling Academy. Follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/scottfried.
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