Brock Lesnar will be WWE 2K17's cover athlete

Get your bags packed because you're going to be visiting Suplex City very soon.


2K has revealed the cover athlete for WWE 2K17 will be The Beast Incarnate, Brock Lesnar, and as you’d expect, he’s giving players a one-way ticket to Suplex City.

In addition to Brock Lesnar’s cover reveal, a trailer promoting his inclusion in the upcoming wrestling game has been released. The trailer includes Lesnar himself preparing for his next match, with his advocate Paul Hayman preparing players for his upcoming release. “Welcome to the most dangerous place on Earth,” he says in the trailer, with fans chanting “Suplex City”. His speech continues with more chants of Suplex City being heard throughout the trailer.

“My career has been defined by dominating every opportunity presented to me,” said Brock Lesnar in a statement submitted to Shacknews. “I am excited for my newest opportunity representing WWE 2K17 as the franchise’s ambassador and honored to serve as the WWE 2K17 cover Superstar.”

As you'd expect, Paul Hayman also had some encouraging things to say about Lesnar's inclusion in the game:

“Ladies and gentlemen, my client has truly conquered everything in his path, and unleashing Suplex City through WWE 2K17 will be no different,” said Paul Heyman. “As the advocate for Brock Lesnar, I can assure you his embodiment of unadulterated excellence, combined with a Beast’s desire to CONQUER all platforms in the gaming world, will make for a video game and supporting campaign that fans will embrace and absolutely cannot ignore this year.”

WWE 2K17 is scheduled to release on October 11, 2016 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. No word on its PC release yet, although it took a few months for WWE2K16 to make its way to the platform after its initial console release.

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    June 27, 2016 6:54 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Brock Lesnar will be WWE 2K17's cover athlete

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      June 27, 2016 7:00 AM

      Was gonna lol because he might not even be with WWE then depending on how next weekend goes.

      But who else do they have to put on the cover? Certainly not Dean Ambrose lol.

      Bet they'd love to return to cena with his newfound fame as an Internet meme

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        June 27, 2016 7:10 AM

        WWE gave Lesnar permission for a one-off fight in UFC. He's still locked into his contract until around WrestleMania 33, I believe.

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          June 27, 2016 10:57 AM

          He's even going to come out for his UFC match to his WWE music.

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      June 27, 2016 7:02 AM

      They should put him on the cover of UFC 2017

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        June 27, 2016 7:13 AM

        Then NBA 2K17.

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          June 27, 2016 10:19 AM

          After that, obviously FIFA 17 since I imagine him really extending his reach!

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            June 27, 2016 10:23 AM

            Then you're not going to be happy with him being cover athlete for Rockstar Games' Table Tennis.

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              June 27, 2016 10:59 AM

              I'm waiting for him to be on the cover of Tekken 7. Can't wait to watch him F5 Heihachi.

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                June 27, 2016 11:09 AM

                Don’t think that's going to happen with him being on the cover of Street Fighter 6. He just signed a likeness contract to play opposite to Zangief!

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      June 27, 2016 7:17 AM

      Updated the story with quotes from Brock Lesnar and Paul Hayman. Suprisingly - Hayman had nothing but good things to say about today's news.

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      June 27, 2016 7:25 AM

      man, he's going to get tkfo'd by hunt at ufc 200.

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        June 27, 2016 7:31 AM

        I like Brock and want to see this fight be good whoever wins.

        I do kinda want to see another mark hunt knockout.
        I love how he never looks like he's throwing haymakers, it's always quite unassuming punches, but they have so much weight and power behind them.
        He looks like they takes no pleasure in it either. Just crumples them and walks off.

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          June 27, 2016 11:02 AM

          What I don't want to see is Brock just lay on someone for 3 rounds again.

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            June 27, 2016 1:41 PM

            this is why I don't enjoy brocklesnar fights

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            June 27, 2016 2:02 PM

            What are you talking about?? Brock was only ever involved in one fight that went the distance

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              June 27, 2016 2:05 PM

              One of the Frank mir fights at ufc 100.

              Mir was massively undersized and basically got pinned down. Brock did use some good technique, but because Mir had no response at all it looked massively unfair and somewhat disappointing as a fight.

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                June 27, 2016 2:58 PM

                Mir was a bloody mess at the end of that... Im no brock fan but saying he is boring is kinda unfair

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          June 27, 2016 11:34 AM

          I was reading about Hunt. He doesn't like hurting people, it's just he had a really abusive childhood and as a result, doesn't feel much pain anymore.

          That's why he is so good at walk off ko's. when he thinks it's over, he's not going to inflict anymore damage.

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        June 27, 2016 2:35 PM

        Not quite the EA curse but still a video game cover curse

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      June 27, 2016 8:50 AM

      I wish they would put out a more arcade style wrestling game ala WCW/NWO from back in the day. I really don't like how these 2K WWE games play.

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      June 27, 2016 9:33 AM

      is wwe16 a good buy for 15$?

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        June 27, 2016 12:02 PM

        Guess no? Does it have like, hell in a cell or royal rumble?

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        June 27, 2016 2:30 PM

        It's a good deal. I bought it for some nostalgia, but it's really just one long sequence of quicktime events, where you have a quarter second to tap the R button to reverse. Like every game since 2k13, I found it an excersize in frustration.

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      June 27, 2016 11:00 AM

      WWE 2K17: Brock Lesnar and Suplex City
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