WWE '12 roster of more than 60 wrestlers revealed at pre-Summerslam event

This year's THQ wrasslin' title has current stars backed up by iconic characters of the past

Yesterday at Summerslam Fan Axxess, the WWE community-involving event that hypes the upcoming pay-per-view event, publisher THQ unveiled the nearly complete line-up of wrestlers for the reboot to its long-running wrestling franchise. WWE announcer Todd Grisham was joined on stage by the awesome former champion The Miz and hall of famer/Andy Kaufman colleague Jerry Lawler, and the trio ran down the list of superstars in WWE '12. Though the group unsurprisingly includes most of the wrestlers currently appearing on TV, we were pleasantly surprised how deep into WWE’s past the developers went.


Above: Sadly this did not happen live yesterday

Obviously all the biggies were there: cover star Randy Orton, John Cena, CM Punk (aka Best in the World), Divas like Kelly Kelly and Beth Phoenix, as well as midcarders like Yoshi Tatsu, Sin Cara, and Michael McGillicutty. McGillicutty’s appearance lead to one of the more interesting moments of the day, as Randy Orton later made an appearance to hype the game and broke character somewhat to publically complain that McGillicutty, son of the late Mr. Perfect/Curt Hennig, should be allowed to wrestle under his true name Joe Hennig.

After the audience implored Orton to RKO Miz (which, sadly, didn’t happen) the group went on to show the strong collection of classic wrestlers making an appearance in WWE '12. Perhaps in response to the success of WWE All-Stars, WWE '12 has such recent legends Stone Cold Steve Austin and Eddie Guerrero joined by WCW throwbacks like Arn Anderson and the Road Warriors, plus odd but welcome additions Demolition and Vader. Now we can finally have the Road Warriors/Demolition dream match we’ve been waiting over 20 years to see.

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The group on stage mentioned that one member of the roster had yet to be revealed (we’d put our money on Macho Man Randy Savageor Shawn Michaels) and co-host Jerry Lawler revealed that he’d be one of the first of the DLC wrestlers for the title. With the WWE '12 site showing 13 more DLC wrestlers to be revealed (and don’t forget The Rock as a pre-order bonus) the list isn’t finished just yet, but below you’ll find nearly everyone you’ll be playing as come November 22. We’ll have a more detailed look at the game very soon, but in the meantime you can plan out your perfect Royal Rumble with the list below:

Alberto Del Rio
Alex Riley
Christian
John Cena
Kelly Kelly
Layla
Maryse
Natalya
R-Truth
Randy Orton
Rey Mysterio
The Miz
Undertaker
Wade Barrett
Zack Ryder
CM Punk
The Rock
Triple H
David Otunga
Sheamus
John Morrison
Ted Dibiase (Jr.)
Mark Henry
William Regal
Husky Harris
Daniel Bryan
Tyson Kidd
Vladimir Kozlov
Santino Marella
Evan Bourne
Goldust
Mason Ryan
Michael McGillicutty
Yoshi Tatsu
Eve
Kane
Big Show
Kofi Kingston
Jack Swagger
Cody Rhodes
Dolph Ziggler
Chavo Guerrero
Drew McIntyre
Ezekial Jackson
Justin Gabriel
Heath Slater
Michelle McCool
Beth Phoenix
Arn Anderson
Ricky Steamboat
Road Warrior Animal
Road Warrior Hawk
Kevin Nash
Booker T
Vader
Ax (Demolition)
Smash (Demolition)
Eddie Guerrero
Vince McMahon
Steve Austin
Edge
Sin Cara
Jerry Lawler

Aug 14, 2011

Right here we've got the list of every superstar (including DLC) that's available in WWE 12. Starting in alphabetical order...

Alberto Del Rio

Alex Riley

Alicia Fox

Arn Anderson

Batista

Beth Phoenix

Big Show

Booker T

Brie Bella

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Henry moved from the suburbs of northern Florida to work at GR+, and hasn't looked back once in seven years. When not collecting Mario toys, you can find him constantly checking his Twitter.
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