So with just over a month to go until WWE 2K18 hits the shelves we know the identity of the game's basic roster and my goodness is it big or what?!
This week saw the final 47 playable Superstars revealed with a mixture of current day stars like New Day, Breezango and NXT's Kassius Ohno being joined by legends like Jake 'The Snake' Roberts, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Sting. The full list of Superstars released this week can be found here.
Of course, not everyone we see on our television screens these days can be included in the game. First of all, even though the roster is bigger than any of us could have imagined, there's only so much space to be shared by our heroes in spandex. And perhaps the biggest reason not everyone can see themselves in WWE's virtual universe is down to timing. Getting a Superstar in a 2K game is a pretty lengthy process what with the initial scanning and developmental work that goes into making the character models as realistic as possible. If you're not around during WrestleMania season when the scannings traditionally take place you'll be cutting it perhaps a bit too fine to be included.
Anyhow, even though the roster is absolutely sensational here's a list of Superstars we expected to see in the game, but aren't.
Honorable mentions who didn't quite make this list: Mike & Maria Kanellis, Ariya Daivari, Tony Nese, Andrade 'Cien' Almas, Drew McIntyre, Liv Morgan, James Ellsworth, Pete Dunne and Tyler Bate.