Everything we know about the women in WWE 2K17

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The release of WWE 2K17 is just around the corner, and if you’re anything like us at Diva Dirt, you’re counting down the days before the big day! This post, as the title suggests, is a compilation of every little bit of information we have on the game (at least, the female oriented stuff!). So scroll below for a list of characters, entrance videos, screenshots and more!

List of characters (with entrances and overall scores)

Over the years, the annual WWE game typically came with seven or so women – including the downloadable content. However this year we’re taking a turn for the better! The guys, gals etc. over at 2K have given us a whopping total of twenty five women! And here is a look at each woman’s model, and their overall rankings (listed in order from highest to lowest overall):

*A video of every entrance in full can be seen here*

1. Trish Stratus (Overall: 87)

2. Lita (Overall: 87)

3. Alundra Blayze (Overall: 87)

4. Charlotte (Overall: 86) *Designated Women’s champion*

5. Bayley (Overall: 86)

6. Sasha Banks (Overall: 86)

7. Asuka (Overall: 85)

8. Nikki Bella (Overall: 84)

9. Natalya (Overall: 83)

10. Becky Lynch (Overall: 83)

11. Nia Jax (Overall: 83) *NXT Special Edition Pack only*

12. Paige (Overall: 80)

13. Dana Brooke (Overall: 74)

14. Brie Bella (Overall: 73)

15. Alexa Bliss (Overall: 73)

16. Naomi (Overall: 73)

17. Tamina (Overall: 73)

18. Stephanie McMahon (Overall, 73)

19. Emma (Overall: 72)

20. Alicia Fox (Overall: 72)

21. Summer Rae (Overall: 70)

22. Carmella (Overall: 70)

Carmella also has an entrance with Enzo Amore and Big Cass:

23. Eva Marie (Overall: 67)

On top of all 23 women listed above, Jacqueline and Ivory can also be played with! These two are only available either through the 2k17 Season Pass or through the one-off payment of $9.99, in which players can recreate a select few matches. Ivory and Jacqueline’s SmackDown match from 2000 is included.

Create A Superstar

In the video below, YouTuber The Revelleution explores the hairstyles available for your created women in 2k17. The hairstyles have been inspired by the likes of Layla, Bull Nakano, Sensational Sherry and more. We can also change the hair color/style of existing Superstars.

This video takes a look at the clothing style for the women in 2k17. Here we can see that there is a wide range for the women, including existing attires, cosplay, and unique yet realistic gears. These can be applied to new and existing characters.

Universe Mode

Universe Mode allows fans to create their very own versions of RAW, SmackDown, NXT and pay-per-views. Rivalries can build between characters and, based on in-game performances, so can injuries. On top of this, there are also some changes, as listed below:

  1. More slots – Gamers can now save multiple versions of their very own Universe! Previously, only one version of Universe Mode could be played, but now up to three different versions can be saved! This means that if you’re the type to have multiple visions for the world of WWE, now’s your chance to see three different versions be played out.
  2. New design – When opening up Universe Mode, a new design can be seen. Immediately you will be shown the current champions, rivalries, calendar and more.
  3. Matchmaking – Booking a match is now easier to do as well. The matchmaking system has been designed to set up the most important Superstars together, with a surprise booking or two. The “surprise booking” offers the chance for an underdog to go for a title shot, as seen sometimes in actual WWE programming. If this doesn’t matter to you, then complete control over the matchmaking is still apparent.
  4. Promos – To make your programming more exciting, promos during the night can be scheduled. This can allow characters to further their storylines by calling out other Superstars or simply bragging about their career. The option to interfere during a promo is also available.
  5. Show Presentation – Each show has a unique presentation so that a certain feeling can be present during RAW, SmackDown, NXT or pay-per-views. Banners are different and commentary is said to also be changed slightly. However, based on reviews, commentary doesn’t seem to have improved very much.
  6. Customization – Shows can be customized and created by fans in Universe mode. Superstars can also be edited through the Universe mode home screen, rather than through a separate one.

The Create A Story mode is no longer in the game, and as the brand split happened too late into production, we will not be seeing it implemented in the game either.

Season Pass/DLC content

The season pass is a one-off payment that will give gamers the options to use the following list of DLC content (the pass will cost $29.99):

Accelerator ($4.99 on its own)

  • Players will gain access to all unlockable content available at launch in the game’s VC Purchasable section (excluding downloadable content).
  • Players can also decide the overall rankings and attribute levels for all playable characters throughout the life of the product.

Hall of Fame Showcase ($9.99)

Players will be allowed to reenact some of their favourite matches going as far back as 1986. The only female oriented match (as mentioned previously) is Ivory vs Jacqueline from SmackDown 2000. Here are the other matches:

  • Cactus Jack and Diamond Dallas Page vs. The Fabulous Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Michael “PS” Hayes) (WCW Saturday Night 1992).
  • The Fabulous Freebirds (Buddy Roberts and Michael “PS” Hayes) vs. Kerry and Kevin Von Erich (WCCW 1986).
  • Sting (gold and black tights) vs. Ric Flair (Clash of Champions 1988).
  • Sting (n.W.o. Wolfpac ring gear) vs. Bret Hart (WCW Halloween Havoc 1998).
  • Papa Shango vs. The Godfather (Dream Match).
  • Big Boss Man (with Albert) vs. The Big Show (Armageddon 1999).

New Moves Pack ($3.99 on its own)

  • Explore a wide variety of new in-game moves, including the Swingout Neckbreaker (made popular by current WWE Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte); the Elbro Drop (made popular by WWE Superstar Zack Ryder); the Face Wash Combo (made popular by NXT Superstar Samoa Joe; and the TJP Clutch (made popular by current WWE Cruiserweight Champion T.J. Perkins)

MyPlayer Kick Start [PS4 and XBox One Exclusive] ($9.99 on its own)

  • Players can also unlock all clothing made available at launch. For fans outside of women’s wrestling, this can provides attribute boosts in MyCareer;
  • *Not for women’s wrestlers* Players will gain access to unlock and boost created Superstar ratings and attributes made available at launch as part of the game’s MyCareer mode.

Other packs in the season passs *NO WOMEN INCLUDED*

  • Future Stars Pack in which players can play with WWE and NXT Superstars Austin Aries, Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, Mojo Rawley and Tye Dillinger ($8.99 on its own).
  • Legends Pack in which players can play with WWE Legends Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, Eddie Guerrero, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Sycho Sid and Tatanka ($8.99 on its own).
  • MyPlayer Kick Start (PS4 and XBox One Exclusive) in which players will gain access to unlock and boost created Superstar ratings and attributes as well as clothing made available at launch as part of the game’s MyCareer mode

NXT Special Package

This year’s special edition is based around the guys and gals of the developmental brand (though a good portion of the mentioned talent is no longer a part of NXT). Here is a full list of what to expect from the NXT pack:

  • A copy of the WWE 2K17 video game.
  • Exclusive premium packaging.
  • NXT Enhancement Pack: Playable NXT Superstars:
    Shinsuke Nakamura, Nia Jax and Apollo Crews.
    – 50 percent more points at NXT in MyCareer.
  • Exclusive Canvas 2 Canvas lithograph designed by WWE artist Rob Schamberger and autographed by NXT Superstar Shinsuke Nakamura.
  • Exclusive eight-inch “Demon” Finn Bálor collectible figurine.
  • Exclusive Topps NXT TakeOver: London Mat Relics Card:
    – Each card will include a piece of authentic ring canvas from the event
    – Each card will feature one of 14 featured Superstars from event.
    – Each Superstar’s card will have one of 10 different rarity levels.
  • Goldberg Pack: access to two playable versions of legendary WCW and WWE star Bill Goldberg, as well as playable WCW Monday Nitro and Halloween Havoc arenas.

Match Types

Here is a list of every match type gamers can play (all are able to feature women as competitors):

One on One:

  • Normal
  • Falls Count Anywhere
  • Backstage Brawl
  • Extreme Rules
  • Ladder, Table
  • TLC
  • Hell In A Cell
  • Steel Cage
  • Iron Man
  • Last Man Standing
  • No Holds Barred
  • Submission

Two on Two:

  • Normal
  • Extreme Rules
  • Steel Cage
  • Elimination Tag
  • Elimination Tornado Tag
  • Hell In A Cell

Triple Threat:

  • Normal
  • Extreme Rules
  • Ladder
  • Table
  • TLC
  • Hell In A Cell
  • Steel Cage

Fatal Four Way:

  • Normal
  • Extreme Rules
  • Ladder
  • Table
  • TLC
  • Hell In A Cell
  • Falls Count Anywhere

Six Man:

  • Tag Team
  • Elimination Tag
  • Ladder
  • Hell In A Cell
  • Battle Royal
  • Elimination Chamber

Handicap:

  • One on Two Tag
  • One on Three Tag

Tournament:

  • One on One
  • Two on Two

Royal Rumbles are not available for women to compete in.

Matches to watch

Sasha Banks vs Charlotte:

Nia Jax vs Alicia Fox

Asuka vs Alexa Bliss:

Charlotte vs Bayley:

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Miscellaneous

  • My Career will not allow gamers to play as female talent.
  • Managers have now expanded to three per team/player.
  • This video features a list of all of the new moves included in the game.
  • This video features a list of every OMG Moment included in the game.

So that’s all the info we have on WWE 2K17! Don’t forget to pick up your copy on October 11th, 2016. Here are the purchasing options:

Normal Editions – PS4, XBox One, PS3, Xbox 360

NXT Special Editions: PS4, XBox One

Will you be buying WWE 2K17? Let us know your views in the comments below!