WWE 2K23: How To Counter Opponents With Catch Finishers

The method of landing a finisher in WWE 2K23 is accessible thanks to the onscreen prompts that appear when a wrestler's finisher bar is full. Fans can also check the pause menu and learn how to perform their favorite superstar's signature and finishing moves.

However, some wrestlers have hidden finishing moves, like the catch finisher on running or diving opponents. To perform a catch finisher in WWE 2K23, follow this complete guide.

Rebound Catch Finishers in WWE 2K23

WWE 2K23 Roman hitting the rebound catch finisher on Randy Orton

The rebound catch finisher can be performed after slinging an opponent with an Irish Whip into the ropes, then hitting them with the move on the way back. To use the catch finisher, take the following steps: 

  • Ensure the selected wrestler has at least one full finisher bar in WWE 2K23.
  • Grab the opponent with the CIRCLE button on the PlayStation (or the B button on the Xbox). 
  • While holding the opponent, press the CIRCLE (or the B button on the Xbox) towards the ropes. 
  • With the opponent running back, press the L1 or the LB button when they are close, to lift them into the air. 
  • After launching them, quickly press the R2X (or RTA on Xbox) to execute the catching finisher. 

This version of the catch finisher can also work if the opponent has decided to execute a running attack on the player's wrestler. The launching catch finisher is an excellent way to counter an attacking opponent.

Top Rope Catching Finisher in WWE 2K23

WWE 2K23 Shawn Michaels hitting Brock Lesnar with the catch finisher from the top rope

The top rope-catching finisher is one of the more spectacular ways to end a match in WWE 2K23. Whether it's Superstar Randy Orton hitting the RKO out of nowhere or Brock Lesnar powering an opponent into the F5, use these steps to perform a catching finisher on an opponent attacking from the top turnbuckle:

  • Ensure that your wrestler has at least one full finisher bar. 
  • Wait and prepare for the opponent to climb the top rope for a diving attack. 
  • When the opponent begins the jump, press  R2X (or RTA on Xbox) to counter with a catching finisher. 

The timing of this move is tricky. The best way to get it right is to watch the opponent's legs as soon as the attack animation begins, then execute the finisher by pressing  R2X (or RTA)

WWE 2K23 Superstars With Catch Finishers

WWE 2K23 - Randy Orton hitting the RKO catch finisher on Roman Reigns

Not all of the WWE 2K23 roster have catch finishers in their move sets. Below is a list of some of the wrestlers that can perform catch finishers and lay opponents out with the most devastating counter and reversal in the game: 

  • Shawn Michaels - Sweet Chin Music
  • Triple H - The Pedigree
  • The Rock - The Rock Bottom
  • John Cena - The Attitude Adjustment
  • Brock Lesnar - The F5
  • Goldberg - The Spear
  • Roman Reigns - The Spear
  • Bret Hart - The Sharpshooter
  • Batista - The Spear
  • Seth Rollins - The Pedigree
  • Jey Uso - The Superkick
  • Jimmy Uso - The Superkick
  • Bron Breakker - The Spear
  • Kevin Nash - The Chokeslam
  • Diesel - The Chokeslam
  • Scott Hall - The Chokeslam
  • Dolph Ziggler - The Superkick
  • Undertaker - The Tombstone Piledriver
  • Edge - The Spear
  • Kane - The Chokeslam
  • Bobby Lashley - The Spear
  • Randy Orton - The RKO 
  • Happy Corbin - The End of Days
  • Omos - The Chokeslam
  • Otis - Front Slam

Adding Catch Finishers In WWE 2K23

WWE 2K23 customizing the catch finisher for Roman Reigns

Thanks to the customization features in WWE 2K23, you can add catch finishers to your favorite wrestlers. For example, if you prefer Roman Reigns hit his opponents with the Superman Punch instead of the Spear, then follow these steps: 

  • Highlight and select the Creations menu. 
  • Select Move-Set
  • Select the desired WWE 2K23 Superstar.
  • Under the Normal Edit menu, click on Moves.
  • Highlight the Finisher menu. 
  • Select Other
  • Change or add a new catching finisher.

That's everything needed to execute the catch finisher variations in WWE 2K23. If you have a favorite catch finisher, let us know in the comments below!

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