After we updated the WWE 2K23 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 2K22.

The WWE 2K23 Roster on-disc is solid, it features many debuting superstars like Bron Breakker, Carmelo Hayes, Nikkita Lyons, and Solo Sikoa, and some welcomed returns like Bruno Sammartino, Kurt Angle, Lita, and The Bella Twins.

There are 187 characters to be available on day one on disc, but managers, some alternate versions, and the DLC, are still left to be announced. 

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 2K23, or that have been removed compared to WWE 2K22.

Keep in mind that like last year, WWE 2K23 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.

Removed Superstars from WWE 2K23 - 2K22

This is the list of characters that have been removed from the game compared to the WWE 2K22 Roster, including Legends and Superstars that have been released. Removed alternative/duplicate versions of characters are not listed.

WWE 2K23 Removed Superstars:

  1. Alexander Wolfe
  2. Ariya Daivari - Now in AEW
  3. Brian Kendrick
  4. Cesaro - Now in AEW
  5. Danny Burch
  6. Fandango - Now in Impact
  7. Gran Metalik
  8. Isaiah "Swerve" Scott - Now in AEW
  9. Jeff Hardy - Now in AEW
  10. John Morrison
  11. Kalisto
  12. Keith Lee - Now in AEW
  13. Kushida - Now in NJPW
  14. Kyle O’Reilly - Now in AEW
  15. Lince Dorado
  16. Machine Gun Kelly
  17. Mr. T
  18. Murphy - Now in AEW
  19. Oney Lorcan
  20. Papa Shango
  21. Ric Flair
  22. Road Dogg
  23. Roderick Strong
  24. Samoa Joe - Now in AEW
  25. Slapjack
  26. Timothy Thatcher
  27. Trent Seven
  28. Tucker
  29. William Regal

WWE 2K23 Removed Women:

  1. Billie Kay
  2. Candice LeRae
  3. Ember Moon - Now in AEW
  4. Lana
  5. Mandy Rose
  6. Mia Yim / Reckoning
  7. Mickie James - Now in Impact
  8. Naomi
  9. Nia Jax
  10. Peyton Royce
  11. Sarray
  12. Sasha Banks - Now in NJPW
  13. Tegan Nox
  14. Toni Storm - Now in AEW

Current WWE Superstars that didn't make WWE 2K23

Main Roster Superstars Missing:

  • Hit Row (Returned August 2022) DLC
    • Ashante Adonis
    • B-Fab
    • Top Dolla
  • Bray Wyatt (Returned October 2022) - Was in WWE 2K20 DLC
  • Bronson Reed (Returned December 2022)
  • Candice LeRae (Returned September 2022) - Was in WWE 2K22
  • Emma (Returned November 2022) - Was in WWE 2K18
  • Good Brothers (Returned October 2022) - Were in WWE 2K20 DLC
    • Karl Anderson
    • Luke Gallows
  • Mia Yim (Returned November 2022) - Was in WWE 2K22
  • Tegan Nox (Returned December 2022) - Was in WWE 2K22
  • Valhalla (Returned November 2022) - Was in WWE 2K20 DLC

NXT Superstars Missing:

  • Amari Miller
  • Andre Chase DLC
  • Ava Raine
  • Blair Davenport DLC
  • Boa
  • Brooks Jensen
  • Channing Lorenzo
  • Charlie Dempsey
  • Demon Kemp DLC
  • Dante Chen
  • Duke Hudson
  • Edris Enofé
  • Elektra Lopez
  • Elton Prince DLC
  • Fallon Henley
  • Guru Raaj
  • Hank Walker
  • Ikemen Jiro
  • Isla Dawn
  • Ivy Nile DLC
  • Jagger Reid
  • Javier Bernal
  • Joe Coffey
  • Joe Gacy DLC
  • Josh Briggs
  • Kiana James
  • Kit Wilson DLC
  • Lash Legend
  • Lyra Valkyria
  • Malik Blade
  • Mark Coffey
  • Meiko Satomura
  • Nathan Frazer DLC
  • Odyssey Jones
  • Oro Mensah
  • Quincy Elliott
  • Rip Fowler
  • Roderick Strong - Was in WWE 2K22
  • Sanga
  • Sarray - Was in WWE 2K22 DLC
  • Sol Ruca
  • Stevie Turner
  • Tatum Paxley
  • Thea Hail
  • Tiffany Stratton DLC
  • Tony D'Angelo DLC
  • Trick Williams DLC
  • Valentina Feroz
  • Von Wagner
  • Wendy Choo DLC
  • Wolfgang
  • Xyon Quinn
  • Yulisa Leon

Other Notable Missing Legends:

  • Alundra Blayze - Was in WWE 2K19
  • Bam Bam Bigelow - Was in WWE 2K19
  • Big Show - Now in AEW
  • Brutus Beefcake - Was in WWE 2K20
  • Carlito
  • Chris Jericho - Now in AEW
  • Christian - Now in AEW
  • Daniel Bryan - Now in AEW
  • DDP - Was in WWE 2K19
  • Dean Ambrose - Now in AEW
  • Dusty Rhodes - Was in WWE 2K20
  • Earthquake
  • Goldust - Now in AEW
  • Greg Valentine - Was in WWE 2K19
  • Ivory - Was in WWE 2K19
  • Jacqueline - Was in WWE 2K19
  • Jeff Jarrett - Now in AEW
  • Lex Luger - Was in WWE 2K19
  • Mark Henry - Now in AEW
  • Matt Hardy - Now in AEW
  • Mr. Perfect - Was in WWE 2K19
  • Rhyno Now in Impact
  • Rick Rude - Was in WWE 2K19
  • Rick Martel - Was in WWE 2K19
  • Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat - Was in WWE 2K20
  • Rick Steiner - HOF 2022 DLC
  • Scott Steiner - HOF 2022 DLC
  • Sgt. Slaughter
  • Sting - Now in AEW
  • Sycho Sid - Was in WWE 2K19
  • Tatanka - Was in WWE 2K19
  • The Great Khali - HOF 2021
  • Typhoon


What do you think about these missing and removed Superstars? Who would you like to see as WWE 2K23 DLC?

For more info on WWE 2K23 check out the News Section, and for the full updated list of confirmed Superstars for the game, visit the full WWE 2K23 Roster Page.

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