Today 2K released their gameplay trailer for WWE 2K23 which does look quite promising with returning superstars and new additions to the series being shown off along with new arenas and a closer look at the War Games Match.

So, in this article we will be breaking down the entire trailer, noting every superstar, arena, and interesting detail in today’s WWE 2K23 Gameplay Trailer.

WWE 2K23 Gameplay Trailer Breakdown

We start off the trailer by seeing parts of 2K23’s Cover Star John Cena and Undisputed Champion Roman Reigns making their entrances in the SmackDown Arena along with Pre-Order Bonus Bad Bunny.

In the same SmackDown arena, The Bloodline consisting of Roman Reigns and The Usos walk down the ramp towards the ring which seems to hint at a selectable trios entrance for the group.

We then switch to the gameplay of Roman Reigns attacking who looks like Drew McIntyre on the ground with mounted punches.

wwe 2k23 johncena 2

Next are shots of both Cody Rhodes and Seth “Freakin” Rollins entrances before we see the red Hell in a Cell lower down around the ring.

For the first time in WWE 2K23, we are at the NXT Arena with NXT Superstar and series newcomer Cora Jade making her entrance by riding her skateboard down the rampway. We got another new addition to the series with Alba Fyre attacking Cora Jade in the ring.

Next up is seeing Raw Woman Champion Bianca Belair and Judgement Day’s Rhea Ripley doing their entrances in the Raw Arena.

wwe 2k23 rheabianca

We cut back to Seth Rollins about to hit a Frog Splash in the Red Hell in a Cell before going over to Logan Paul on the top turnbuckle in the Raw Arena before hitting a Springboard Clothesline on Roman.

We then have cuts to several moves with Seth Rollins landing a frog splash through a table on Cody, Bianca about to hit Rhea with a press slam, and John Cena hitting an Attitude Adjustment on Austin Theory.

wwe 2k23 logan paul 19

Inside War Games

We get a closer look at the new War Games match type which is taking place at the NXT Takeover War Games Arena where we see Jey Uso connecting with a Uso Splash on Kevin Owens.

Sami Zayn is then seen getting tossed from one ring to the other by Drew McIntyre and the next clip shows Sami getting hit with a Torture Rack Neckbreaker by Kevin Owens in one of the rings.

wwe 2k23 war games match 1

Legends Back in Action

After the War Games portion of the trailer, we start to see some of the legends that will be returning in WWE 2K23, two of them being the Macho Man Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan.

We then see Stone Cold Steve Austin perform a Stunner on Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels getting chokeslammed off the Classic Hell in A Cell by The Undertaker.

wwe 2k23 the undertaker shawn michaels

Closing Clips

As the trailer is ending, we see some final clips, first with Bad Bunny hitting his Bunny Destroyer on The Miz, The Rock hitting John Cena with The Rock Bottom and Cody connecting with The Cody Cutter on Seth.

Also, Charlotte Flair performs her Natural Selection on Alexa Bliss, Rhea connects her Riptide on Bianca, and the final match clips are Bad Bunny hitting a Suplex on The Miz before connecting with a Suicide Dive to The Miz.

wwe 2k23 bad bunny 2

Closing Comments

Personally, I believe this gameplay trailer shows a lot of promise with new and updated superstars, arenas, and a deeper look at the War Games match type and I am looking forward to what 2K shows off in the coming weeks.

What did you guys think of the WWE 2K23 Gameplay Trailer?

Leave your comments down below and thanks for checking into The Smackdown Hotel.

You must login to post a comment.
characters left.
Log in with
Loading comment... The comment will be refreshed after 00:00.
Work With Us - Join The Team!

We're looking for new staff members with passion for Wrestling and WWE games, and willingness to contribute in any of the website areas. If you're interested, feel free to contact us!