WWE ’13 Divas Roster Predictions

We are just over 24 hours away from the event that makes WWE fan boys and girls everywhere squeal — the annual WWE video game roster reveal.

Yes, that’s right, gamers, your wait is nearly over as THQ and WWE will unveil the roster for WWE ’13 at Fan SummerSlam Axxess tomorrow in Los Angeles.

It all takes place at 1.30pm Pacific (that’s 4:30 Eastern and 9:30 in the UK), and you can bet we’ll be keeping you in the loop as fast as our fingers can type right here at Diva Dirt, and via our Twitter page.

Every year there’s a ton of speculation (often followed by dismay) over the Divas roster, and this year is no different. In fact, excitement is even more fervent this year due to the extra added Attitude Era element to WWE ’13. THQ has confirmed that numerous Attitude Era stars will feature in the game along with present Superstars and Divas.

Ahead of the roster reveal tomorrow, we take a logical look at who we feel might make the cut–and who may be shut out.

Safe bets

AJ Lee: Given her meteoric rise in WWE over the past year, AJ is probably about as close to a priority as a Diva can get for WWE ’13. I would be shocked if she didn’t make the cut.

Kelly Kelly: Kelly is a staple of the WWE video games and is pretty much guaranteed a spot in this one.

Eve Torres: Like Kelly, Eve is a staple of these games, and given her push over the past year, she is more likely than ever to appear in video game form.

Beth Phoenix: The former Divas Champion has been infrequently seen since losing the Divas Title in April, but she’s still one of the most prominent Divas in the WWE and a likely addition to the roster. We’re guessing that THQ may incorporate Beth’s new look into her character model this year.

Layla: You can’t have a video game without a Divas Champ, right? Layla seems like another logical choice for WWE ’13.

Trish Stratus and Lita: Representing the previous era of WWE Divas, Trish and Lita are the likeliest of candidates to appear. Both obviously have working relationships with WWE; Lita appeared at Raw 1000, the Slammys in December and Edge’s recent DVD release, while Trish also appeared at Raw 1000 and was in WWE ’12.

Could go either way

Natalya: The Queen of Harts made the cut last year, but since then has been sparsely utilized. While we hope she’s in it, sadly, we’re not sure.

The Bella Twins: Despite leaving WWE earlier this year, fans will know that these video games begin development at least a year in advance of release. It’s highly possible that Brie and Nikki may get one last THQ check for their likeness.

Alicia Fox: Last year, she was relegated to downloadable content, and this year, we’re willing to bet it may be a similar situation for our Foxy.

Maria Menounos: WWE obviously loves its celebrity Diva, Maria Menounos of Dancing with the Stars and Extra fame. With Mike Tyson included in WWE ’13, it’s not illogical to think Ms Menounos may also make an appearance.

Sable: She helped define the Attitude Era Diva-wise, but will Sable make the cut? It would certainly give this writer a kick to see her in the game! With husband Brock Lesnar back on WWE’s books, perhaps a deal for Sable’s likeness was reached?

Stephanie McMahon: One of the breakout stars of the Attitude Era was the Billion Dollar Princess, Stephanie McMahon. With her executive status in WWE, there isn’t much stopping THQ from utilizing her. Personally, we want to see Stephanie appears as Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley — complete with this look.

Long shots

Aksana, Kaitlyn, Rosa Mendes and Tamina Snuka: It’d be cool to hit a Superfly Splash, for sure, but WWE hasn’t really prioritized these Divas enough on television, so we’re not too sure they’d make them a priority in the game, either.

Chyna: Though she was indeed a huge, integral part of the Attitude Era, we’re really not holding our breath on this one.

Who do you think will make the cut? Tell us in the comments! And remember to join us for live coverage of the roster reveal tomorrow!

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  • Jake

    I’m going to go with that leaked list.

    Beth
    Kelly
    Eve
    Alicia
    Brie
    Nikki
    Trish
    Lita

    AJ will more than likely be DLC this year.

    • Jake

      Oh yeah, Stephanie also.

      • xX-Zoey-Sky-Xx

        i’m going to agree with you there, the leaked roster was right about Tyson which everyone found stupid at the start until he was revealed that is. I see AJ, Kaitlyn, Natayla as potential for DLC. I just hope they improved the shockingly terrible CAW for the Diva’s & give them (Divas & CAS) Maryse hairflip physics

        • xX-Zoey-Sky-Xx

          oh yeah Kharma was on the list too

  • cockyflow

    I would like to see naomi and cameron as brodus dancers in the new game but hey that would be alot to ask for not getting my hopes up for the divas roster this year.

    • http://twitter.com/lostmikeys Kaledrina

      not to get your hopes up, i coyld be totally wrong, but wasn’t it said that angela fong did mo-cap work for brodus clay’s entrance? which should mean naomi/cameron are in the game as NPCs at least?

      • javiousmckenzie

        Maybe as like props like Melina had paparazzi when she came out they could just been seen dancing during his entrance and that is it prob not even at ringside or they could like Paul Bearer and Hornswoggle that would be awesome

        • http://twitter.com/lostmikeys Kaledrina

          i saw it said elsewhere that apparent;y godfather is in the game and he should have a ho or two in his entrance, right? people are speculating naomi and cameron will not be naomi and cameron but just two random women (so wwe don’t need to pay for their likeness) and them two random women will also play the hos in the godfather’s entrance… -shrug-

      • WWFoverWWE

        What’s an NPC?

        • WWFoverWWE

          I’m assuming it’s non-playable character right?

        • http://twitter.com/lostmikeys Kaledrina

          it stands for non-playable character. tiffany was one a couple games ago and hornswoggle usually always is.

        • http://twitter.com/lostmikeys Kaledrina

          yup, right =)

  • Lanoom

    Beth
    Kelly
    Eve
    Natalya
    Trish
    Lita
    Stephanie

    AJ (DLC)
    Alicia (DLC)

  • ricky_says_hi

    Natalya will probably get in. she made it to SvR 2010 and she did nothing that year. she even made it in when her Hart Dynasty teammates didn’t. Bellas most likely. i’d say Tamina probably will be DLC, Aksana maybe as well

  • lucky1now

    I agree with all your predictions let’s see if they actually happen
    Would love to have a couple surprises added in

  • javiousmckenzie

    I think
    AJ
    Beth
    Kelly Kelly
    Eve
    Layla

    Attitude Era
    Trish
    Lita
    Stephanie

    DLC
    Natalya (since they will use her model)
    Alicia Already have a model)
    Tamina
    Sable or Debra more than likely Sable

  • http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=-3&id=100000716103622#/Only.the.best.get.through?ref=profi OJ Von Erich

    THAT is the Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley I love & miss!!! =D

  • javiousmckenzie

    But im going to make Chyna, Ivory, Jacqueline and maybe Terri for the attitude era then create Victoria, Jazz and Molly if the Holly’s are in it ill use WWE 12 as my FCW and NXT and after developing my stars there ill create them on WWE 13 if i dont release them lol

  • divaknockout0913

    I remember reading somewhere that the initial release would feature 7 current divas. My guesses are:
    Kelly Kelly
    Eve
    Layla
    Aj
    Beth
    Natalya
    Alicia Fox
    Then for the attitude era: Trish, Lita, and Stephanie

    With the success of the Diva DLC from last year I really hope they give us one this year with half current divas and half past divas.

    DLC:
    Kaitlyn
    Tamina
    Bellas
    Kharma
    Sable
    Jazz
    Molly Holly
    Ivory

    This would be the perfect roster!

  • http://twitter.com/lostmikeys Kaledrina

    we’re supposed to be getting seven current and 3 ‘attitude era’ right?

    the 3 vintage ladies will obviously be trish, lita and stephanie.

    the 7 current:
    kelly
    eve
    beth
    natalya
    layla
    brie
    nikki

    if thq are clever, they’d have AJ as DLC – a lot of people would surely pay extra money for her.

  • javiousmckenzie

    I doubt AJ will be a DLC since she has been a prominent character before they started on WWE 13

    • wwe12divasx

      Yes but that means people would actually pay extra to have her in the game. THQ does it all the time like when they put the Bellas as DLC last year when they should have definitely been in the game. It’s just away to make more money

  • http://youtube.com/vinnypopper vinnypopper

    Well there’s currently 7 Fiva Slots left so in gonna go with my gut feeling and say these:

    (Main Roster)
    1. AJ Lee
    2. Alicia Fox
    3. Beth Phoenix
    4. Eve Torres
    5. Kelly Kelly
    6. Layla
    7. Natalya

    DLC:
    1. Tamina
    2. Kaitlyn
    3. Rosa
    4. Vickie

    Attitude:
    1. Trish Stratus
    2. Lita
    3. Stephanie
    4. Sable (due to Lesnar)

  • theprincedann

    For once, I’d love to see Rosa on a game..

    Kelly, Eve, Beth, Natalya, Alicia, Layla and AJ are all the obvious picks. Maybe Vickie again. I don’t really care about any other current diva..

    But if they go backwards and have Trish and Lita, I want Molly too!

  • Raekon

    Even the Bellas are gone, at the time the development had started they still were on the roster and since previous divas like Michelle were in there last year, the Bellas will probably be there along with Kharma.

    The possibility is most of all high because their models already exist.

    So we will probably get the following 7 on the main roster:

    – AJ
    – Alicia
    – Beth
    – Eve
    – Kelly
    – Layla
    – Natalya

    DLC
    – Trish (Attitude Era)
    – Lita (Attitude Era)
    – Vickie
    – Kharma
    – The Bellas

    Rumored to be in it but probably as NPCs:
    – Aksana
    – Naomi
    – Cameron

    Divas I would love to have but probably won’t get:
    – Kaitlyn
    – Tamina
    – Rosa

    Maybes:
    – Stephanie
    – Molly

  • wwe12divasx

    My prediction

    Beth
    Eve
    Kelly Kelly
    Alicia
    Kharma
    Brie and Nikki Bella

    Trish&Lita as attitude era Divas

    DLC

    A.J. Lee
    Stephanie McMahon
    Layla
    Natalya

  • TorrieWilsonFan03

    With their being a WCW presence in the game (i.e. Kevin Nash, Randy Savage) I wouldn’t rule out Torrie Wilson and Stacy Keibler being in the game as DLC, as they were WCW stars, (very) late attitude/invasion era and they’re both dating mainstream stars which the WWE would love to cash in on – it’s a longshot I know but not impossible

  • DivasOfDoom94

    Natalya BETTER BE IN THE GAME or at Least as DLC! Also, I think Kaitlyn could be part of a Diva DLC similar to A Foxy last year

  • iLUVValets

    From what I heard WWE12 wasn’t very good so I didn’t bother picking it up, ans SvsR2011 left a bad taste in my mouth, but if this game has a strong divas roster, then I might pick it up. And can they seriously for once put ROSA MENDES in the damn game.She has been with the company how long? Ugh They did the same ish to KRISTAL MARSHALL

  • AfroJack

    Who I think will be in the game –

    Eve
    Kelly Kelly
    Layla (Divas champ)
    Beth Phoenix
    Natalya
    AJ
    Vickie
    Trish
    Lita
    Sable
    Sunny (manager only)

    Who I WANT in the game

    Natalya
    Layla (Diva champ)
    Beth Phoenix
    Kelly Kelly
    Eve
    AJ
    A. Fox
    Lita
    Sable (Womens Champion)
    Trish Stratus
    Stephanie McMahon
    Pretty Mean Sisters (Ryan & Terri as managers only, Jackie & Meat as wrestlers)
    Molly Holly (cousin Molly attire)
    RTC Ivory (RTC as a group) & alternate attire Ivory (normal ring gear)

    15 Divas, oh… that would be just wonderful!!!

    • http://twitter.com/lostmikeys Kaledrina

      i really think ivory and rtc would be a great addition especially as they could use them in the ‘story mode’ to show the progression wwe took from being all about attitude to becoming a pg brand.

      if you really think about it, lita shouldn’t be in the game at all. it’s about the attitude era and for the most part all lita did was hang around with matt and jeff right?- and they won’t be in the game due to the whole tna existing thing so by default lita shouldn’t be in it either.

      i wouldn’t mind either mae or moolah being playable LOL.

      • AfroJack

        haha WWF No Mercy 64 memories. I always played as Mae or Moolah kicking Debra and The Kat’s asses!

  • AfroJack

    Questions! how do people know there are 7 Diva slots?? :S and is it 7 current Divas or 7 Divas altogether? If it’s the latter, someone’s gonna die lol

    • http://cruelartist.tumblr.com Shannel

      wwe.thq.com wwe’13 roster and check divas section

  • Litaker61

    As long as Lita is in I’m happy. I just hope they actually do an attitude version of Lita (Team Xtreme era) and Trish(T&A era) and not something around the 2003-2006 period.

  • http://cruelartist.tumblr.com Shannel

    13 divas i guess.

    In Game
    Beth, Eve, Kelly, Lita, Natalya, Stephanie and Trish.

    DLC
    AJ, Alicia, Kaitlyn, Layla, Rosa and Tamina.

  • BellaBaby

    I actually don’t think Layla will be on the game cause she was out with her injury all last year if anything she will be dlc so I think the seven will be
    Kelly
    Brie
    Nikki
    Eve
    Beth
    Natalya
    Alicia
    And the attitude era will be Steph Lita and Trish (obvi)
    And dlc will probably be aj and maybe layla

  • Adam

    What some of you don’t understand is there are 10 in-game divas.

    7 current and 3 attitude era divas.

    A roster was leaked but there were reports they were changing it around so people were surprised. I’m guessing:

    Current divas-
    AJ
    Alicia
    Beth
    Eve
    Kelly Kelly
    Layla
    Natalya

    Attitude era-
    Lita
    Stephanie McMahon
    Trish Stratus

    • http://twitter.com/lostmikeys Kaledrina

      yep i think you’re pretty much spot on. the only maybe nots i think would be are aj and alicia and that only depends on whether the bella twins are included or not.

      • Adam

        I agree. If they aren’t I’m sure they’re DLC along with Kharma and maybe Kaitlyn.

  • WweLitafan4ever

    I just want Lita in the game.(face version)