Rumored WWE 2K15 Roster “Leak” Features CM Punk and Mankind… But Don’t Bo-Lieve It

As the WWE marches into one of its biggest Pay Per View events of the year with the upcoming Summerslam in Los Angeles, the company is also preparing to reveal its full roster for the upcoming WWE 2k15 which launches this fall. According to a report by thebgb.com, the roster for the upcoming title  found its way to the hands of a GameFAQs forum member via an upcoming issue of GameInformer. The GameFAQs post in question has since been taken down, which would lead some to take into consideration its validity.

However, after looking at this “leaked” roster (listed at the bottom of this page), a couple of things are simply not lining up.

The now infamous wrestler CM Punk is the first to stand out. Although the WWE has yet to release any official statements about his departure, Punk has been quite adamant in almost every published interview that his days in the squared-circle are now behind him. The WWE continues to sell Punk merchandise through its shop, which makes me believe that the name CM Punk trademark belongs to the company, but any and all mention of the wrestler has since been removed from the promotion (one broadcast even featured Punk’s face covered with a post-it in the background). One report from Wrestlezone states that fans who attended a live event taping of Monday Night Raw during February of this year had their CM Punk signs confiscated. So while the WWE may still cash in on CM Punk merchandise, it seems as though “the one who got away” is now officially the Voldemort of the WWE. You do not say his name (and you certainly don’t include him in a video game).

Another superstar who finds himself on the list, yet is not expected in this year’s entry is Mankind. WWE Legend Mick Foley (a.k.a. Mankind a.k.a. Dude Love) stated during an interview on CBS Radio’s “The Drive with Marc James” that he is “not going to sign his legends deal” (starts around 13:00 min). Foley also added that the “check was a little low” when referring to the compensation he and other legends received from a previous title. This doesn’t mean that a deal couldn’t have been signed since that interview took place, but Foley being Foley — especially on social media — I think we would know something by now.

Besides the standouts listed above, there are also missing superstars, or superstars listed incorrectly. Alexander Rusev (who is actually now simply named ‘Rusev’) is listed under the NXT development brand yet he’s been consistently on the main WWE roster since April. Recent main roster addition Adam Rose is missing from the list altogether yet his roster debut came before wrestler Bo Dallas who apparently made the cut on this “leaked” roster (coincidently under NXT). Then there’s main roster veteran Ryback whose presence is no where to be found. Another missing wrestler is Justin Gabriel from NXT who accidentally shared a picture of himself on Instagram being scanned by Visual Concepts for the upcoming title (which was removed afterwards).

Don’t get me wrong, this “leaked” list looked great at first. Especially the idea of “classic” and current versions of the more popular wrestlers. At the end of the day though it appears to be more guesswork and wishful thinking than anything else.

Either way we’ll find out exactly which superstars made the cut during the official WWE 2K15 roster reveal on Saturday, August 16th at 9am PDT. That is one thing that you can B0-Lieve.

“Leaked” Roster Below:

Alberto Del Rio
Aiden English [NXT]
Alexander Rusev [NXT]
AJ Lee
Bad News Barrett
Batista
Big E
Big Show
Big Show [classic]
Bray Wyatt
Bob Backlund
Bo Dallas [NXT]
Buddy Rogers
Bret Hart
Brie Bella
Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar [classic]
Brodus Clay
Bruno Sammartino
Cameron
Cesaro
Chris Jericho
Christian
CM Punk
Cody Rhodes
Corey Graves [NXT]
Curtis Axel
Damien Sandow
Daniel Bryan
Darren Young
Dean Ambrose
Diesel
Dolph Ziggler
Eddie Guerrero
Edge
Enzo Amore [NXT]
Erick Rowan
Fandango
Hulk Hogan
Ivan Koloff
Goldust
Jack Swagger
JBL
Jey Uso
Jimmy Uso
John Cena
John Cena [classic]
Kane
Kane [classic]
Kofi Kingston
Konnor [NXT]
Luke Harper
Mankind
Mark Henry
Mr. McMahon
Naomi
Natalya
Nikki Bella
Randy Orton
Randy Orton [classic]
Randy Savage
Rey Mysterio
Ric Flair
Rob Van Dam
Roman Reigns
R-Truth
Sami Zayn [NXT]
Seth Rollins
Shawn Michaels
Sheamus
Sin Cara
Sycho Sid
Stan Stasiak
Steve Austin
Sting [Pre order DLC]
Summer Rae
Tamina
The Great Khali
The Iron Shiek
The Miz
The Rock
The Rock [classic]
Titus O’Neil
Triple H
Triple H [classic]
Tyler Breeze [NXT]
Ultimate Warrior
Undertaker
Undertaker [classic]
Viktor [NXT]
Xavier Woods [NXT]
Yokozuna

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