The WWE 2K19 Roster Reveal is now complete, and we know the full list of Superstars and Women from Raw, SmackDown, NXT, 205 Live, as well as Legends, that will be featured as playable characters on-disc as part of WWE 2K19.

Despite the huge scope of the roster each year, not every single wrestler ends up being included in the game, depending on several factors such as prominence in WWE, time constraints or other reasons.

However, some of the omissions this year seem to be very perplexing. Characters like Brian Kendrick, Nikki Cross, and even current NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa have been oddly left out from the active roster, despite them being playable in last year's WWE 2K18.

There are also several prominent Legends that have been excluded for some reason, such as Mick Foley, Mark Henry and JBL. Let's take a look at the Superstars & Women that are missing from WWE 2K19, with a note for those that we think have a chance to be added as DLC (Downloadable Content) at a later date after the release of the game.

UPDATE: WWE 2K19 DLC have now been announced!

Missing Main Roster Superstars:

  1. Bobby Lashley - returned in April 2018 Very likely DLC
  2. James Ellsworth - had a brief return run from June to July 2018, will probably not make DLC
  3. Mike & Maria Kanellis - haven't appeared in main WWE TV for several months. Hard to tell if they could be DLC.

Missing 205 Live Superstars / Cruiserweights:

  1. Brian Kendrick - active in WWE, was in WWE 2K18 Perplexing Removal
  2. Buddy Murphy - returned in February 2018 Very likely DLC
  3. Lio Rush
  4. Drake Maverick (GM) - 205 Live GM, hasn't actively wrestled in WWE
  5. Mark Andrews

Missing NXT Superstars:

  1. Aliyah
  2. Candice LeRae
  3. Cezar Bononi
  4. Dakota Kai
  5. Danny Burch - Oney Lorcan's Tag Team Partner Could be DLC
  6. EC3 - debuted in April 2018 Very likely DLC
  7. Fabian Aichner
  8. Kona Reeves
  9. Lacey Evans
  10. Nikki Cross - active in WWE, was in WWE 2K18 Perplexing Removal
  11. Raul Mendoza
  12. Ricochet - debuted in April 2018 Very likely DLC
  13. Riddick Moss
  14. Taynara Conti
  15. Tino Sabbatelli
  16. Tommaso Ciampa - active in WWE, was in WWE 2K18 Perplexing Removal
  17. Trent Seven - prominent in NXT UK and NXT Could be DLC
  18. Vanessa Borne
  19. War Raiders (Hanson & Rowe) - debuted in April 2018 Could be DLC
  20. Wesley Blake
  21. William Regal (GM)

Removed Superstars from WWE 2K18

The WWE 2K19 Roster features most of the Superstars that appeared in WWE 2K18 (including DLC) however, this year several legends and even active current superstars have been removed from the game for unknown reasons. Here are the characters that were removed from the game compared to last year's Roster (including superstars that have been released).


  1. Albert
  2. Buddy Roberts
  3. Bushwhacker Butch
  4. Bushwhacker Luke
  5. Cactus Jack
  6. Dude Love
  7. Earthquake
  8. JBL
  9. Jimmy Garvin
  10. Kerry Von Erich
  11. Kevin Von Erich
  12. Larry Zbyszko
  13. Mankind
  14. Mark Henry - could be Hall of Fame DLC? Could be DLC
  15. Michael Hayes
  16. Rob Van Dam
  17. Tatsumi Fujinami
  18. Typhoon
  19. Tyson Kidd


  1. Big Cass - released on June 19, 2018
  2. Brian Kendrick - active in WWE, was in WWE 2K18, perplexing removal
  3. Darren Young - released on October 29, 2017
  4. Emma - released on October 29, 2017
  5. Enzo Amore - released on January 23, 2018
  6. Neville - stopped working for WWE on October 10, 2017
  7. Nikki Cross - active in WWE, was in WWE 2K18, perplexing removal
  8. Rich Swann - released on February 15, 2018
  9. Sawyer Fulton - released on November 3, 2017
  10. Summer Rae - released on October 29, 2017
  11. Tommaso Ciampa - active in WWE, was in WWE 2K18, perplexing removal

Out of all these missing characters from WWE 2K19, who do you think is more likely to be DLC or you would you like to see added as Downloadable Content? Leave a comment with your thoughts down below!

For more info on WWE 2K19 check out the News Section and the WWE 2K19 WWE 2K19 Roster Page!

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