The lights are on
THQ has revealed a huge list of grapplers who will be entering the ring in the upcoming pro-wrestling game WWE 12. They join cover athlete Randy Orton, CM Punk, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who was previously announced as a preorder bonus. In addition, the publisher is leaving the choice of cover athlete for the special edition up to the fans.
Voters have a choice between The Rock and The People's Edition or John Cena and The Champ's Edition. In addition to picking the cover athlete for the special edition, votes will determine what kind of exclusive content it will include. To make your voice heard, visit the game's Facebook page, "like" it, and cast your ballot.
In addition to revealing the roster, THQ also announced that WWE 12 will feature a Create an Arena mode. May we suggest a large, open area with a centrally located ring? And lots of chairs?
Here's the partial list of who will be playable in the game. There are still a few slots open on THQ's official site, so there's still hope if you don't see a favorite. In other words, Doink fans shouldn't lose any sleep. For now.
Alberto Del RioAlex RileyAnimalArn AndersonAxBeth PhoenixBig ShowBooker TChavo GuerreroChristianCM PunkCody RhodesDaniel BryanDavid OtungaDolph ZigglerDrew McIntyreEddie GuerreroEdgeEvan BourneEveEzekial JacksonGoldustHawkHeath SlaterHusky HarrisJack SwaggerJerry LawlerJohn CenaJohn MorrisonJustin GabrielKaneKelly KellyKevin NashKofi KingstonLaylaM. McGillicuttyMark HenryMaryseMason RyanMichelle McCoolNatalyaRandy OrtonRey MysterioRicky SteamboatR-TruthSantino MarellaSheamusSin CaraSmashSteve AustinTed DibiaseThe MizThe RockTriple HTyson KiddUndertakerVaderVince McMahonVladimir KozlovWade BarrettWilliam RegalYoshi TatsuZack Ryder
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