WWE 2K23: Release date and cover athlete has been leaked

In regards to WWE 2K23, there hasn’t been much information to come out about the game. The news has been relatively quiet and there are reports that we are going to get a reveal at the upcoming 2023 Royal Rumble PPV on January 28. However, a Microsoft Store data miner who goes by the name Aggiornamenti Lumia has discovered a release date and the cover athlete for WWE 2K23.

Aggiornamenti Lumia saw that the cross-gen edition of WWE 2K23 will be released on March 17. This gives us a very good idea as that some of the other editions of the game would be released the same day or somewhere around March 17. The data miner also saw the cover of WWE 2K23, or actually maybe he didn’t because it was 16-time World Champion John Cena.

It wouldn’t make sense that John Cena would be on the cover of the WWE 2K23 listing if he actually wasn’t the cover athlete and there really isn’t a better person to represent the cover this year. The cover athletes for WWE 2K video games are usually well-known WWE athletes and John Cena has more than earned the right to be on the cover.

As far as other news surrounding WWE 2K23, nothing else has leaked. We will be able to get a better understanding of the video game when the trailer debuts at the 2023 Royal Rumble PPV which is just a little over a week away. We can speculate that since John Cena appears to be the cover athlete, a good portion of the Showcase game mode would be surrounding him, but you never know what twists and turns Visual Concepts is going to throw our way.

After many years of WWE 2K video games being a major let down, WWE 2K22 was a step in the right direction. Hopefully WWE 2K23 can build off of the success of WWE 2K22 and make it an even better experience. Until we get an official trailer for the game, it is hard to speculate on what we can expect in the video game. If the trailer does indeed debut at the Royal Rumble, we will have a much greater idea on what WWE 2K23 is going to have to offer the wrestling community.