With Wrestlemania 29 only hours away, fans of the WWE gaming franchise will be happy to hear that we now know the cover athlete for WWE 14. Executive Vice President of Consumer Products Casey Collins confirmed that none other than the “Great One” himself, The Rock, will be featured on the cover of WWE 14. Even though The Rock, who’s real name is Dwayne Johnson is not a full-time WWE performer, he is currently the WWE champ. Johnson is one busy man, filming movies like G.I. Joe and Fast And Furious and still having time to jump in the squared circle and lay the smack down on fools.
The Rock is on a tear as of late and has to be considered one of the biggest names in entertainment, not just sports entertainment. The Rock is one of a handful of wrestling superstars that have managed to transition to other areas and by far the most successful. Some folks take issue with the fact that he’s only a part-time performer but there is no denying that he brings with him an appeal far broader than any full-time performer could, not to mention the fact that at the end of the day, he’s a damn good wrestler. I could see if this was some mid-card guy, but The Rock has to be considered one of the greatest WWE wrestlers of all time. He’s gone toe to toe with the best of the them and not only held his own, but on more than a few occasions dominated them.
As many of you know, on the gaming front, the WWE license is now in the hands of Take Two and under the 2K umbrella after the collapse of THQ. The game is still being developed by Yuke’s which means that I doubt we see any major innovation this year but I’d expect that next year’s installment will really push the limit. It’ll also be interesting to see if 5 Star Wrestling manages to deliver on the innovation it claims, if it does then that could further push 2K Games to really innovate on this popular franchise.
But alas back to the topic at hand, we want to know do you think The Rock deserves the WWE 14 cover even though he isn’t a full-time performer? Hit up the comments and make your argument.