WWE 2K19 CAWs: 11 fan creations you have to download right now

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There’s lots of love about the WWE 2K19 roster. But, as explained in GR’s look at WWE 2K19 missing wrestlers, it’s not quite Curt Hennig perfect. There’s no spot for reigning NXT champion Tommaso Ciampa, and only one fresh legend has been added, in Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase.

Thankfully, the game’s excellent Community Creations servers go some way to making up for any questionable omissions. By accessing them you can download up to 100 created wrestlers of your own choosing, all painstakingly made by fellow fans. Below you’ll find 11 of the best for WWE 2K19 on PS4, from orange-skinned moustachioed legends to up-and-coming femmes fatales from rival federations.

Brian Kendrick

Eamonn120385 has graced GamesRadar before, after making an outstanding Tony Nese for WWE 2K18 – and is already back on form despite 2K19 only having been out a fortnight. Brian Kendrick is the only 205 Live regular absent from this year’s game, but Eamonn’s leather-jacketed recreation tackles that problem with style.

Buddy Murphy

After capturing WWE’s Cruiserweight Championship from Cedric Alexander in his home nation of Australia, Murphy is one of the most-uploaded wrestlers on 2K19’s Community Creations servers – and for now, SOLID-SNAKE618’s doppelganger is the most accurate. Expect many more attempts across the coming year. 

Hawk & Animal

Creator dyn0mytecaw’s fantastic offerings so far have a late-1980s focus, with this spot-on Legion Of Doom tandem complemented by excellent Hulk Hogan, Crush and Demolition CAWs. If/when he adds the Nasty Boys, Powers of Pain and The Headshrinkers my retro tag-teams-only foundation will finally be good to go.

Hulk Hogan

Many insiders tabbed the Hulkster for a WWE return this year, but so far that’s not been forthcoming – instead expect him to be somehow involved in next year’s WrestleMania. Should that long-rumoured comeback occur, he’s guaranteed to be the pre-order bonus for WWE 2K20. In the meantime, this Dreamhunter74 creation is the best you’ll get.

Io Shirai

Following in the footsteps of country-women Asuka and Kairi Sane, Japanese scrapper Shirai looks set for a colossal year on the NXT brand, with an appearance in the final of the 2018 Mae Young Classic already under her belt. Gabe8th concocted this brilliant lookalike, and it’s not his only creation that comes highly recommended…

Nikki Cross

When four-person stable Sanity was promoted from NXT to Smackdown it lost arguably its most popular member, Nikki Cross – and the Scot miraculously disappeared from the WWE 2K19 roster. Thankfully her entrance template is still included, and this Gabe8th model comes with both that and the Sanity theme tune. Not quite the same as her real one, but close enough.

Tessa Blanchard

That famous surname isn’t for show. Tessa is the real-life daughter of ‘Four Horseman’ member Tully Blanchard, and looked on track for great things during WWE appearances on NXT and 2017’s all-women Mae Young Classic tournament. But no permanent deal was offered, and she’s now the standout lady ‘rassler in rival TNA. This creation was made by MrHellInBoots.

Tommaso Ciampa

A noisy number of fans remain disillusioned at Ciampa being exiled despite claiming the NXT Championship in July 2018. Kudos to renowned CAW-maker Defract, then, for piecing together a model that’s almost as good as his authentic one from WWE 2K18. There’s still no way to get Ciampa’s new heel theme tune, but it’s a start.

Torrie Wilson

Creator williamcruzana only has one wrestler on his community creations profile, but she’s an accurate one. Former WCW and WWE favourite Torrie Wilson returned for a Royal Rumble 2018 cameo role, now a fitness instructor and in the best shape of her career at the grand young age of 42. She’ll be one of this year’s most popular adds. 

Yokozuna

It’s not the catchiest of names, but cawmunitycre8ion has done a credible job of implementing old-school elements within WWE 2K19. In addition to this Yokozuna effort he’s made AJ Lee, Stacy Keibler and Melina, plus retro arenas for Monday Night Raw, Wrestling Challenge, WWF Royal Rumble and WCW Bash at the Beach. Tidy.

WWE 2K19 out now. Wondering how else you can bolster your roster in the coming weeks? Then check out GR’s WWE 2K19 DLC guide.