WWE 2K14 unveils The Rock as cover guy

Despite taking some occasional time off for movies, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been a central figure in the WWE universe. It seems only fitting that with the rebirth of the WWE series under the 2K Sports umbrella that the current WWE Champion becomes the cover boy for WWE 2K14.

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Despite taking some occasional time off for movies, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has remained a central figure in the WWE universe. It seems only fitting that with the rebirth of the franchise under the 2K Sports umbrella that the former WWE champion becomes the cover boy for WWE 2K14.

"I am exceptionally grateful to be chosen for the cover of WWE 2K14 and serve as the first cover Superstar under 2K's leadership," said The Rock in a press release. "I want the cover of WWE 2K14 to electrify the people. I want the artwork to stand out and set a new standard for all WWE video games from 2K, both today and in the future."

2K Sports has released a new "Become Immortal" trailer showing off some notable confrontations between The Rock, John Cena and Ryback, as well as giving face time to other stars both past and present.

The game, developed by Yuke's, is scheduled to come out October 29 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Let's hope the game is a bit more memorable than The Rock's last film.

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    June 25, 2013 9:30 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, WWE 2K14 unveils The Rock as cover guy.

    Despite taking some occasional time off for movies, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been a central figure in the WWE universe. It seems only fitting that with the rebirth of the WWE series under the 2K Sports umbrella that the current WWE Champion becomes the cover boy for WWE 2K14.

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      June 25, 2013 9:32 AM

      FINALLY... The Rock... HAS COME BACK... to video game covert art!

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      June 25, 2013 9:33 AM

      Slight irony here as I believe The Rock is pretty much done with pro-wrestling!

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        June 25, 2013 11:11 AM

        Could very well be true. Rock tore his abdomen to shit in his Wrestlemania match with Cena...and he finished the match, like a man!

        http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1599740-the-rocks-wrestlemania-injury-could-result-in-pressure-to-quit-wrestling

        He had surgery on the abdomen shortly afterwards. And while he wouldn't give this kind of thing a second thought, there's already been reports that guys like Michael Bay (who had Rock for Pain & Gain) are urging him to stop wrestling, because of how it could ultimately affect his acting career. So yes, he may very well be done.

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          June 25, 2013 11:24 AM

          considering how absolutely terrible that movie was, i don't think the rock should ever take advice from michael bay.

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            June 25, 2013 11:31 AM

            A couple of things:
            1) Rock's movies always make bank. That's what directors care about, not critical reviews. I mean, Michael Bay's still making movies. -_-

            2) Even when critics tear Rock's movies apart, most of them praise HIS performance. That, coupled with box office numbers, are why Rock continues to get big roles in movies. Rumor is Terminator 5 is being written with him in mind.

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              June 25, 2013 11:39 AM

              he is a decent actor. Can't take that away from him.

              However, he's been in a LOT of terrible movies. And besides, it's not that difficult to be the shiniest part of the turd overall.

              imo his best movie has been the Rundown.

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                June 25, 2013 11:50 AM

                Dude, I loved The Rundown. I agree, that movie was his best.

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          June 25, 2013 11:25 AM

          Supposedly the Michael Bay comment was a joke, but yea, I have to think his wrestling career is done until he slows down making movies again.

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      June 25, 2013 9:34 AM

      hi, this is a bad choice for person on cover of video game. it should be YA BOY BRYAN DANIELSON.

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        June 25, 2013 10:34 AM

        Sorry, goat face is not a cover boy.

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          June 25, 2013 10:38 AM

          But Goatface could be an ALTERNATE COVER BOY!

          http://www.2ksports.com/wwecovercontest/

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          June 25, 2013 10:41 AM

          BEST IN THE WORLD

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            June 25, 2013 10:54 AM

            I agree. But John's right, too. The Rock on the cover of practically anything equals money to the mainstream audience. I'd buy a game with D-Bry on the cover, and so would you, and so would other wrestling fans. But that's us. We're awesome.

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              June 25, 2013 10:56 AM

              Yeah, I know. I know. :(

              WWE 2015 - KINGS OF WRESTLING COVER

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        June 25, 2013 10:39 AM

        Hes been on fire these past few months. Him and Kane easily have been the funniest characters this year. Love them!

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        June 25, 2013 11:11 AM

        I'm calling it for 2K15.

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          June 25, 2013 11:24 AM

          No, John Cena will overcome the odds and be the cover athlete for all of the 2K15 covers.

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      June 25, 2013 9:38 AM

      Keefer, umm, The Rock isn't the current champion, he dropped the belt to John Cena at Wrestlemania a few months back (when he tore his abductor).

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        June 25, 2013 10:33 AM

        Yeah, I fixed that in the story. Can;t fix it in the Chatty thread. Really sorry I missed Wrestlemania.

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          June 25, 2013 10:37 AM

          No problem, I know most people don't keep up with everything going on in WWE these days.

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            June 25, 2013 10:55 AM

            WWE hasn't given us much reason to keep up. I tuned into Extreme Rules, but it was awful. Payback was great, though.

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              June 25, 2013 11:08 AM

              Apparently the last two episodes of RAW have been great. Heyman has rumored to been in on the writing of these episodes.

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                June 25, 2013 11:29 AM

                Yeah, the last 2 RAWs have been excellent. I tuned back in after Payback because I enjoyed the PPV so much.

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                  June 25, 2013 1:27 PM

                  I've missed the last few weeks of WWE, given E3 and post-E3 craziness. I need to catch up. I do really enjoy it.

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                June 25, 2013 1:34 PM

                That would explain the upswing in quality.

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      June 25, 2013 11:08 AM

      wasn't the Rock's last movie Fast 6, not GI Joe 2?

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      June 25, 2013 11:21 AM

      why is he eating microphones?