List of Missing and Removed Superstars from WWE 2K22 Roster

After we updated the WWE 2K22 Roster Page with the full list of Superstars and Women featured as playable characters on-disc, we started analyzing the missing Superstars from the current WWE Roster and the removed Superstars from the last main WWE game, WWE 2K20.

The size of the WWE 2K22 Roster is still pretty big, especially considering all the released superstars that could have been out. However, we're a bit perplexed by some major omissions, Kurt Angle and Lita to name a few.

Every year, not every single WWE wrestler ends up included in the game, depending on several factors such as prominence in programming, time constraints, or other reasons. 

In this article, we take a look at all the Superstars and Women that are missing from WWE 2K22, or that have been removed compared to WWE 2K20.

Keep in mind that this year we will have a proper Downloadable Content offering with 5 different DLC Packs. We added a note in the following list of Superstars for those who we think have a good chance to be added as DLC at a later date after the release of the game.

UPDATE: WWE 2K22 DLC have now been announced! - we've now updated the article with the DLC confirmations.


Removed Superstars from WWE 2K22 - 2K20

This is the list of characters that have been removed from the game compared to the WWE 2K20 Roster, including Legends and Superstars that have been released. Removed alternative / duplicate versions of characters are not listed.

WWE 2K22 Removed Legends (Male):

  1. Big Show - Now in AEW
  2. Brutus Beefcake
  3. Christian - Now in AEW
  4. Dusty Rhodes
  5. Kurt Angle - Very perplexing removal considering Rey's Showcase
  6. Mark Henry - Now in AEW
  7. Mick Foley Confirmed DLC (as Cactus Jack)
  8. Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat
  9. Sting - Now in AEW

WWE 2K22 Removed Superstars:

  1. Adam Cole - Now in AEW
  2. Akam
  3. Aleister Black - Now in AEW
  4. Andrade Almas - Now in AEW
  5. Bo Dallas
  6. Bobby Fish - Now in AEW
  7. Bray Wyatt / The Fiend
  8. Curt Hawkins - Now in Impact
  9. Curtis Axel
  10. Daniel Bryan - Now in AEW
  11. Dash Wilder - Now in AEW
  12. Drake Maverick
  13. EC3
  14. Eric Young - Now in Impact
  15. Erick Rowan
  16. Heath Slater - Now in Impact
  17. Jack Gallagher
  18. Jaxson Ryker
  19. Karl Anderson - Now in Impact
  20. Kassius Ohno
  21. Lars Sullivan
  22. Luke Gallows - Now in Impact
  23. Luke Harper
  24. Mark Andrews
  25. Matt Hardy - Now in AEW
  26. Mike Kanellis - Now in Impact
  27. Mojo Rawley
  28. No Way Jose
  29. Noam Dar
  30. Rezar
  31. Rusev - Now in AEW
  32. Scott Dawson - Now in AEW
  33. Shane Thorne (Is in WWE 2K22 as Slapjack)
  34. Sin Cara
  35. Tony Nese - Now in AEW
  36. Velveteen Dream
  37. Zack Ryder - Now in Impact

WWE 2K22 Removed Women (with Legends):

  1. Alicia Fox
  2. Brie Bella
  3. Kairi Sane
  4. Lita
  5. Maria Kanellis - Now in Impact
  6. Molly Holly - HOF 2021
  7. Nikki Bella
  8. Paige
  9. Ronda Rousey Confirmed DLC
  10. Ruby Riott - Now in AEW
  11. Sarah Logan
  12. Zelina Vega

Current WWE Superstars that didn't make WWE 2K22

Main Roster Superstars Missing:

  1. Aliyah
  2. Commander Azeez Confirmed DLC
  3. Doudrop Confirmed DLC
  4. Madcap Moss
  5. Omos Confirmed DLC
  6. Queen Zelina - Was in WWE 2K20
  7. Reggie
  8. Rick Boogs Confirmed DLC
  9. Ridge Holland
  10. Ronda Rousey - Was in WWE 2K20 Confirmed DLC
  11. Shanky
  12. Veer
  13. Xia Li Confirmed DLC

NXT Superstars Missing:

  1. Amari Miller
  2. Andre Chase
  3. Boa
  4. Bodhi Hayward
  5. Bron Breakker
  6. Brooks Jensen
  7. Brutus Creed
  8. Carmelo Hayes
  9. Cora Jade
  10. Dante Chen
  11. Duke Hudson
  12. Edris Enofé
  13. Elektra Lopez
  14. Gigi Dolin
  15. Grayson Waller
  16. Guru Raaj
  17. Harland
  18. Ikemen Jiro
  19. Indi Hartwell Confirmed DLC
  20. Ivy Nile
  21. Jacy Jayne
  22. James Drake
  23. Joe Gacy
  24. Josh Briggs
  25. Julius Creed
  26. Kacy Catanzaro Confirmed DLC
  27. Kayden Carter
  28. LA Knight Confirmed DLC
  29. Lash Legend
  30. Malik Blade
  31. Nash Carter Confirmed DLC
  32. Odyssey Jones
  33. Persia Pirotta
  34. Ru Feng
  35. Sanga
  36. Sarray Confirmed DLC
  37. Solo Sikoa
  38. Tiffany Stratton
  39. Tony D'Angelo
  40. Trick Williams
  41. Valentina Feroz
  42. Von Wagner
  43. Wendy Choo
  44. Wes Lee Confirmed DLC
  45. Xyon Quinn
  46. Yulisa Leon
  47. Zack Gibson
  48. Zoey Stark

Prominent NXT UK Superstars Missing:

  1. A-Kid Confirmed DLC
  2. Ashton Smith
  3. Blair Davenport
  4. Dave Mastiff
  5. Eddie Dennis
  6. Emilia McKenzie
  7. Flash Morgan Webster
  8. Ilja Dragunov Confirmed DLC
  9. Isla Dawn
  10. Jack Starz
  11. Jinny
  12. Joe Coffey
  13. Joseph Conners
  14. Kenny Williams
  15. Mark Andrews - Was in WWE 2K20
  16. Mark Coffey
  17. Meiko Satomura
  18. Nigel McGuinness
  19. Noam Dar - Was in WWE 2K20
  20. Oliver Carter
  21. Primate
  22. Rampage Brown
  23. Sam Gradwell
  24. Saxon Huxley
  25. Sha Samuels
  26. Wild Boar
  27. Wolfgang
  28. Xia Brookside

Other Notable Missing Legends:

  • Alundra Blayze - Was in Battlegrounds and WWE 2K19
  • Bam Bam Bigelow - Was in WWE 2K19
  • British Bulldog - Was in Battlegrounds and WWE 2K19 Confirmed DLC
  • Carlito
  • Chris Jericho - Now in AEW
  • DDP - Was in WWE 2K19
  • Dean Ambrose - Now in AEW
  • Doink The Clown - Was in Battlegrounds Confirmed DLC
  • Earthquake - Was in Battlegrounds
  • Goldust - Now in AEW
  • Greg Valentine - Was in WWE 2K19
  • Hurricane Helms Confirmed DLC
  • Ivory - Was in WWE 2K19
  • Jacqueline - Was in WWE 2K19
  • Jeff Jarrett
  • Lex Luger - Was in WWE 2K19
  • Mr. Perfect - Was in Battlegrounds and WWE 2K19
  • Rhyno Now in Impact
  • Rick Rude - Was in WWE 2K19
  • Rick Martel - Was in WWE 2K19
  • Rikishi - Was in WWE 2K19 Confirmed DLC
  • Rob Van Dam - HOF 2021 Confirmed DLC
  • Sgt. Slaughter - Was in Battlegrounds
  • Sycho Sid - Was in WWE 2K19
  • Stacy Keibler Confirmed DLC
  • Tatanka - Was in WWE 2K19
  • The Boogeyman - Was in Battlegrounds Confirmed DLC
  • The Great Khali - HOF 2021
  • Typhoon
  • Vader - Was in WWE 2K19 Confirmed DLC
  • Umaga Confirmed DLC
  • Yokozuna - Was in Battlegrounds Confirmed DLC

  


For all the information on WWE 2K22 check out the WWE 2K22 Main Section, and the full WWE 2K22 Roster Page

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