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Stone Cold Steve Austin raises hell as WWE 2K16 cover Superstar

2K has announced WWE 2K16's cover Superstar is none other than the texas rattlesnake himself, Stone Cold Steve Austin. Gimme a hell yea!

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2K has announced texas rattlesnake himself, Stone Cold Steve Austin, will be the cover Superstar for WWE 2K16.

“I’ve had the privilege of working with 2K to support the WWE 2K franchise, and now I’m absolutely honored to serve as the WWE 2K16 cover Superstar,” Stone Cold Steve Austin shared. “No disrespect to the previous and extremely deserving WWE 2K cover Superstars – Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and John Cena – but it’s about time the franchise raised some hell with yours truly on the cover. I look forward to injecting a dose of ‘Texas Rattlesnake’ into this year’s game and overall campaign.”

Stone Cold Steve Austin has had quite the career at WWE as he’s regarded as one of the most popular Superstars to ever grace the squared circle. Austin held a total of 21 championships throughout his career and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame back in 2009.

“Stone Cold Steve Austin’s iconic style, unmistakable personality and worldwide reverence from the WWE Universe make him the ideal fit for WWE 2K16,” said Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing at 2K. “Not only will Austin grace the video game’s cover, but he’s involved in shaping its creative direction. Through his numerous contributions, inclusion on the largest roster in franchise history and the game’s to-be-announced features, WWE 2K16 is certain to put everyone on notice.”

Just last month, we were introduced to WWK 2K16's first six wrestlers, which included Superstars Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins, and more.

WWE 2K16 is scheduled for release on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3 on October 27.

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    July 6, 2015 6:27 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Stone Cold Steve Austin raises hell as WWE 2K16 cover Superstar

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      July 6, 2015 6:28 AM

      I wish they made a good WWE game. It's been a couple of years since I last tried one, but at least back then the controls were really wonky and the quality of the gameplay just wasn't very good. It never has been for WWE games.

      As a concept, it doesn't get much better for a video game. I'd love to get into this stupid bullshit with my friends if the gameplay was there.

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        July 6, 2015 7:04 AM

        The old WCW games on N64 were so much fun. Haven't really played one since.

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          July 6, 2015 7:17 AM

          WCW Revenge was the best wrestling game ever

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            July 6, 2015 7:19 AM

            Truth. Loved playing that game.

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        July 6, 2015 7:18 AM

        WWE All-Stars was the most fun one they made recently. The "sim" ones are just not that great, although they did get a little closer with last year's edition that introduced some chain wrestling at the beginning.

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          July 6, 2015 7:38 AM

          All-Stars was fun! Wish it had more match types and larger roster though.

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        July 6, 2015 7:38 AM

        Get Fire Pro Wrestling Returns. Download save data with custom roster!

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        July 6, 2015 7:42 AM

        I loved WWE Here Comes the Pain through the first two or three SmackDown vs. Raw games. They were the perfect mix of simulation and arcade action.

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        July 6, 2015 7:51 AM

        They need to revamp the AKI engine.

        That engine brought some of the greatest wrestling games. I don't care how realistic it looks if it handles like crap.

        I remembering buying a copy of a Japanese wrestling game based on the AKI wrestling engine and having to sand off the tabs on it to get it to fit US n64.

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      July 6, 2015 7:29 AM

      Man, that's got to infuriate the current roster.

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        July 6, 2015 7:38 AM

        Or motivate them. I can't think of any modern wrestle who would sell more copies as the cover star for the game, except maybe Daniel Bryan, and he won't be back for a long time, unfortunately.

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          July 6, 2015 7:42 AM

          I really, really thought it would be Roman Reigns.

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            July 6, 2015 7:44 AM

            And I'm really, really glad it's not. ;)

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              July 6, 2015 7:45 AM

              Why's that? Admittedly, it's been a while since I sat down for an entire WWE broadcast, but I thought he was being groomed as being the face of the company.

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                July 6, 2015 9:29 AM

                He was pushed super hard late last year and early this year. Like, hard enough to feel forced down your throat. Fans turned on him, and WWE dialed back his prominence.

                Admittedly, it didn't help that Daniel Bryan returned from injury a month before the Royal Rumble and delivered an impassioned promo promising to win--only to be eliminated within 15 minutes of entering, and in ceremoniously to boot. Fans booed Reigns from the moment he entered and grew steadily louder until he won. The Rock, his cousin, came out to hold up his hand, and even HE got booed.

                I think Reigns has potential; he's better in the ring and on the mic than most fans give him credit for. But I'm tired of WWE pushing the prototypical big man as the face of the company. I much prefer technical skill.

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        July 6, 2015 7:46 AM

        It's a business, and like Craddock said the list of big market sellable characters are very slim. I dont fully blame the current/new talent as I understand the writing/creative is a gigantic cluster fuck. However I will disagree with Craddock in saying I am glad Bryan wont be back for a long time (maybe ever), for two reasons.

        A) I cant stand the guy, and his "yes chant" was what was over, not him. This is proven by the lack of give a shit before he started doing it from the fans and the company.

        B) He has made his choices with how to deal with and move forward with his injury. He has chosen what he will and wont do when it comes to procedures, and thats his choice obviously, but him coming back and risking serious life long health problems including paralysis isnt worth it.

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          July 6, 2015 2:50 PM

          If Bryan is smart he works into a trainer angle at NXT and stays around as in-ring personality or something. I don't think he should risk his health any more at this point.

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        July 6, 2015 2:46 PM

        they need to go to some of their younger stars. To think about it, none of them have any brand recognition yet. Kevin Owens has potential though.

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          July 6, 2015 2:49 PM

          NXT has huge brand recognition. In fact, I'd say NXT has more going right for it than the Raw/Smackdown products at this point and even the casual fans are starting to notice that.

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            July 6, 2015 3:02 PM

            NXT has been awesome for the last couple of years. so much development out of the talent and the writers.

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      July 6, 2015 7:36 AM

      It's John 3.16, not Matthew 2.16

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      July 6, 2015 7:37 AM

      Wrestlemania match incoming?

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        July 6, 2015 7:41 AM

        I'd love that. Not sure who he should face, though. I have no interest in Austin/Cena, but he's the most likely candidate.

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          July 6, 2015 7:48 AM

          I wish Cena wasnt the only money draw WWE had for some of these guys with 1 match left in them. It's strictly about money for the older guys. They cant make anywhere close to the money with anyone other than Cena right now. I really like John Cena as a out of WWE person, I think the guy is funny, he does a lot for people with his schedule. Go check out his howard stern interview sometime, it will change how you see him. lol

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          July 6, 2015 8:42 AM

          Austin - Lesnar. It's really the only draw in a place like Texas.

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        July 6, 2015 8:42 AM

        Austin has downplayed it many times on his podcast. He's said that if he ever come back he'd want to be in the shape to be able to go the distance and not get gassed and at this time he's not in any shape to get into the ring. Also his neck is still pretty precarious. It's something that is going to never really heal itself and one bad move (which I'm sure the moveset could account for) would paralyze him.

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          July 6, 2015 9:10 AM

          Since 32 is taking place in Arlington, Texas, I don't see a better time for it. I know he's been working out regularly again, but who knows what kind of shape he's in right now.

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            July 6, 2015 9:31 AM

            Yeah, the thing is, of COURSE Austin would downplay any rumors of him hearing up for the proverbial One More Match. He's never say, "Yeah, I'll be back at WM! You got me!"

            Nipples is right. At this point, he's going to wrestle at WM32, or it's not going to happen.

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            July 6, 2015 10:28 AM

            VKM is no moron. WM32 in Arlington. Attendance record in clear sight. Texas' own SCSA vs the biggest draw in the sport? $$$$$$

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              July 6, 2015 10:39 AM

              I wouldn't be shocked if it's a three way (at least) so the other two can carry Austin. Maybe Austin - Lesnar - Triple H?

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                July 6, 2015 2:41 PM

                For all his ego, I think HHH is past the point of pushing himself into the marquee matchup of the night, especially when he has a bunch of NXT guys groomed to take over. HHH will still be part of Wrestlemania (with another ridiculous entrance), but not as a headliner. Besides, HHH & Brock have already had a couple of brutal matches (and honestly, I do not want Austin in a brutal match like that). I can see HHH putting Kevin Owens over. As for Austin, maybe a retirement match with Taker?

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                  July 6, 2015 2:47 PM

                  Well if you believe the rumors its rock vs hhh at wm32

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                    July 6, 2015 2:48 PM

                    I'm fine with two part-time former headliners in a match together.

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                      July 6, 2015 6:44 PM

                      Well rock sells tickets no matter people say of his skills in the ring today.

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                July 6, 2015 2:48 PM

                Austin vs. Owens. I think their styles would mix well and could strap another rocket to KO's push.

                Or throw in Jericho if we need another person to carry the match since Jericho seems happy as being a superstar enhancement talent these days.

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        July 6, 2015 10:05 AM

        Can't see him in the ring again minus a run in to get a pop.

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        July 6, 2015 10:34 AM

        I can picture the scene. He runs in, steps foot in the ring and both of his knees explode like pyro.

        He sets brock up for a stunner, and as he hits the mat the glass shatters. But this time, it's the sound of his spine.

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      July 6, 2015 7:44 PM

      If it's not made by THQ and basically a 100% clone of WCW vs. NWO, it's nothing.