Maryse (rumoured) & The Miz (confirmed)
Miz & Mrs – a scripted-reality show based on this perfect pair and their daughter Monroe Sky – is essential viewing for anyone with WWE Network access, and they'll be equally unmissable in WWE 2K20 with the addition of Mixed Match Challenge bouts. Enabling you to team them up in the ring as well as outside.
Mick Foley & The Rock (both confirmed)
Mick 'Mankind/Dude Love/Cactus Jack' Foley was a surprise omission from WWE 2K19, but he's back in this year as part of the Rock 'N Sock Connection tag-team which comes with WWE 2K20's deluxe edition. Expect both to appear on disc, too – we'll confirm here as soon as it's official.
Mickie James (confirmed)
A torn ACL which required surgery during the summer means we're now unlikely to see James in a WWE ring until 2020 – and that's a real shame given her evergreen showings against Ember Moon and Bayley at the grand young age of 39. In 2K20, we'll be rekindling her fun 2017 feud with Becky Lynch.
Mojo Rawley (rumoured)
Despite being a bit-part player on Raw, the threat of upstart rival AEW saw WWE tie Rawley down to a five-year deal over the summer. Newsletters suggest his friendship with Rob Gronkowski also played a role – WWE would love to add the three-time NFL champion to its roster.
Nia Jax (confirmed)
Shelved through injury for much of this calendar year – Jax had reconstructive surgery on both her ACLs – Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's second cousin once removed (really!) is nonetheless fighting fit and able in WWE 2K20. Always a polarising figure, every sensible fan would wish her only the best in her recovery.
Nikki Cross (confirmed)
Wrestling’s gaming community was left up in arms last summer when Cross was omitted from last year's roster despite appearing in WWE 2K18, but she's back for 2K20. And not only using her onscreen gimmick: there's also a 'Twisted' Nikki Cross alter-ego coming, as part of the Bump In The Night DLC pack.
Sporadic appearances throughout 2019 have seen the two-time Smackdown Women's Champion lose momentum in WWE – although as Becky Lynch has demonstrated, any career can be re-routed with a little bit of character development. Even so, it's best Naomi's 'Funkadactyl' days are never mentioned again.
Norwich’s most famous wrestler retired from injury in 2018, but nonetheless remains highly regarded by WWE - to the point of having Stephen Merchant film Fighting With My Family based on her life. So she’s guaranteed to be back in 2K20’s virtual rings despite being absent from real ones.
Papa Shango (confirmed)
This year, for the first time, you can play WWE 2K's career mode as either a male or female superstar – and curiously, the first official wrestler announced for the mode is '90s voodoo priest Papa Shango. Expect some oddball magic-related shenanigans, then, in addition to the mix of matches and backstage dialogue choices.
Randy Orton (confirmed)
Most recently embroiled in a feud over the WWE Championship with long-term nemesis Kofi Kingston, the 18-year WWE stalwart was always going to be one of the first names confirmed for this year's roster. Expect Evolution cohorts Batista, Ric Flair and Triple H all to return too.
Rey Mysterio (confirmed)
The WWE 2K20 collector's edition comes with a plaque signed by one of three in-ring legends: either Edge, Kurt Angle, or Rey Mysterio. That news was sufficient to confirm the king of the 619 for this year's roster, where he'll be able to contest high-flying bouts with the likes of Sin Cara, Kalisto, Lince Dorado and Cedric Alexander.
Roman Reigns (confirmed)
The last men standing from The Shield were always WWE 2K20 roster certs: Roman Reigns successfully overcame leukemia (well played, that man) while Seth Rollins (who we'll get to shortly) spent the spring as WWE Champion. Alas, former buddy Dean Ambrose left WWE for rival AEW and will certainly not appear this year.