The roster in a WWE game must be a pain in the backside for the boffins at 2K to keep in check. WWE is a constantly moving machine with cogs that change regularly so keeping not just the names up to date, but the ratings in terms of how a Superstar is performing on television is some upkeep.
'One day you're !*$% of the walk, the next you're a feather duster' very much applies to WWE Superstars and has a knock-on effect when it comes to compiling the roster of the company's marquee video game. Just look at someone like Jack Swagger. In SmackDown vs. RAW 2011, a game released not long after his World Heavyweight Championship reign, he was one of the highest rated Superstars with an 89. Last year, after years of floundering he was down to 71. This year, after his release from WWE a few months back, he won't be in the new title whatsoever.
While Swagger's is a tale of woe, let's take a look at the crop of Superstars who have managed to keep their fortunes on television high meaning they should be in for a favourable rating in 2K18.
It's hard to predict which legends will make the new game so I've decided to try and predict the top 25 Superstars of who you would consider today's roster. You'd expect names like Warrior, Austin and Michaels to oust a few of the following names when the game is released on October 17, but let's see who will be the top of the current crop in WWE's virtual universe.