With today's final WWE 2K18 Roster Reveal #4, we now know the full list of on-disc playable Superstars in the game, which features a record total of 174 unique characters not including duplicates/alternate versions and managers.

The WWE 2K18 Roster is already the largest in history of WWE Games, and it's expected to grow even more with several DLC Superstars (update: WWE 2K18 DLC have now been announced!) that will be added after the release of the game.

But how many wrestlers didn't make the cut, at least for the launch-day Roster? Let's take a look at the Superstars & Women that are missing from WWE 2K18 on disc, with a note for those that are the most likely to be included as Downloadable Content at a later date.

Main Roster Superstars not included:

  1. The Hardy Boyz (Matt Hardy & Jeff Hardy) - returned at WrestleMania, very likely to be DLC
  2. Elias Samson - in NXT for a long time, now on Raw, very likely to be DLC
  3. Lana - she's in the game but only included as Manager
  4. James Ellsworth
  5. Singh Brothers
  6. Mike & Maria Kanellis - debuted late (July 2017), will probably not make DLC
  7. Shelton Benjamin - returned late (August 2017), will probably not make DLC

205 Live Superstars / Cruiserweights not included:

  1. Ariya Daivari
  2. Drew Gulak
  3. Lince Dorado
  4. Mustafa Ali
  5. Tony Nese

NXT Superstars not included:

  1. Aleister Black
  2. Aliyah
  3. Andrade "Cien" Almas - in NXT for a long time, weird exclusion, very likely to be DLC
  4. Drew McIntyre
  5. Liv Morgan
  6. Mandy Rose
  7. Oney Lorcan
  8. Otis Dozovic
  9. Ruby Riot
  10. Sonya Deville
  11. The Velveteen Dream
  12. Tucker Knight
  13. William Regal (GM)
  14. Tyler Bate
  15. Pete Dunne
  16. Trent Seven

Missing Superstars from WWE 2K17

The WWE 2K18 Roster features almost every Superstar that appeared in WWE 2K17 (including DLC), with the exception of a few names, that either left WWE, or were excluded from the game for other reasons. Here are the characters that were removed from the game compared to last year's Roster.


  1. Arn Anderson
  2. Billy Gunn
  3. Brian Pillman
  4. Road Dogg


  1. Alberto Del Rio - released September 9, 2016
  2. Austin Aries - released July 7, 2017
  3. Blake - only appeared on TV once in the past year
  4. Bubba Ray Dudley - retired August 22, 2016
  5. D-Von Dudley - retired August 22, 2016
  6. Eva Marie - released August 4, 2017
  7. Jack Swagger - released March 1, 2017
  8. Murphy - has never appeared on TV in the past year
  9. Simon Gotch - released April 4, 2017
  10. Stardust / Cody Rhodes - released May 21, 2016

Out of all these missing characters, who do you think is more likely to be DLC? And what wrestlers would you like to see added as Downloadable Content? Leave a comment with your thoughts down below!

For more info on WWE 2K18 check out the News Section and the WWE 2K18 Roster Page!



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