Top Ten Legendary Wrestlers That Should be in ‘WWE 12′

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Top 10 Wrestlers in WWE '12

This past Saturday, THQ revealed the entire roster for WWE ’12. Many fans were overjoyed to see their favorite Superstars make the cut, but others were disappointed to learn that some of the most recognizable Legends from WWE history didn’t make it into the WWE ’12.

We are well aware that games like WWE All-Stars are catered towards delivering an experience that pits WWE Legends against modern-day Superstars, but those games only include a handful of wrestlers from both sides. WWE ’12 provides an opportunity to pit different eras against each other in a more realistic environment (i.e. they’re not all built like action figures).

That’s why I’ve taken the liberty of creating a list of ten legendary wrestlers that should have been added to the roster — and still could be added to via downloadable content. There are also a few Superstars that have yet to be announced, and hopefully some of them are residing on our list.

So without any more delay, here is a list of the top ten legendary wrestlers that should be in WWE ’12.

WWE '12 Rowdy Roddy Piper

When people ask for a list of some of the most entertaining heels in WWE history, Rowdy Roddy Piper’s name is sure to come up. The Hot Rod had been involved with wrestling in the WWE since 1984, and has been with the company nearly every year since. Roddy is best known for his segment called Piper’s Pit — a place where fights often broke out due to RRP’s insensitive demeanor towards his guests.

Rowdy Roddy Piper is one of the most well-known faces in WWE history, and it’s hard to think of a superstar who is as loud and obnoxious as The Hot Rod — and that’s why he comes in at number 10.

WWE '12 The Ultimate Warrior

The Ultimate Warrior was one of the most energetic Superstars to ever grace the WWE. He would run full sprint all the way to the ring, and violently shake the ropes — a move that would get the fans worked up into a frenzy. At WrestleMania VI, Warrior defeated Hulk Hogan in a legendary match to win both the Intercontinental and WWE Championships.

The Ultimate Warrior appeared in the over-the-top WWE All-Stars video game, and it would be great to seem him return in a playable form in WWE ’12.

Goldberg in WWE '12

The second this man’s music hits, everyone knows who is about to emerge from behind that shower of pyrotechnics on the entrance ramp. Bill Goldberg made a name for himself in WCW, where he dominated other wrestlers with his brutal Spear and Jackhammer signature moves. He is also known for his infamous winning streak of 174 consecutive matches.

Word was circling that the former wrestler and WWE were negotiating at one point to use Goldberg’s likeness and name for products and video games, so if the two could come to a deal then it would be great to see how well he’d fare against the likes of modern-day Superstars.

Brock Lesnar in WWE '12

Before establishing himself as a powerhouse in the UFC, Brock Lesnar was one of the biggest wrestlers in Sports Entertainment. The former Superstar even defeated The Rock to become the youngest WWE Champion in history, which is by no means an easy feat. He had his last match for the WWE in 2004 at WrestleMania XX against Goldberg.

Many probably think there’s no way that Lesnar could appear in a WWE game because UFC would never allow it, but the two companies have actually been in communication with one another recently. An unannounced licensing deal has been made between the two regarding Brock Lesnar, and it could really only be for one thing…

Mick Foley in WWE '12

Mick Foley is one of the most hardcore wrestlers to ever step into the squared-circle, and because of this he was given the nickname “The Hardcore Legend.” Foley has multiple personas that he has used throughout the years, with the most popular being Mankind, Dude Love, and Cactus Jack — and we can’t forget about the lovable Mr. Socko.

Mick Foley officially became a free agent on June 5th this year, and the likeliness of his return to the world of WWE is certainly plausible — if not an inevitability.

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  • Osama

    Good list. I’m pretty sure HBK and Bret will both be in the game. If Jericho isn’t, I’ll be really disappointed. They HAVE TO put Randy Savage in, after his passing.

    As for who I think should be in, I gotta go with “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig. Owen Hart should be in too, but I think there’s legal issues with his wife preventing that.

    Yokozuna would be a nice surprise.
    I’d like to see Scott Hall and X-Pac make it in, just so we get all of the Kliq (assuming HBK is in).

  • jaysilvester

    Hulk Hogan is signed to TNA so that wont happen, id rather have Mr Perfect, Kevin Nash and the Road Warriors

    • Jose

      Hogan was in WWE All Stars, to say he absolutely won’t be in WWE ’12 is presumptuous, and Hogan indeed as the legend he is in wrestling should definitely be considered for inclusion in the game despite his being in TNA, again he was in All-Stars so that should say something there.

    • Jared

      so he is a hall of famer he paved the way for the modern day superstars

    • Riley Little

      Nash and the Road Warriors are already in it. I spoke to the dev about Hulk Hogan making a possible appearance, and apparently they just have to pay him. TNA doesn’t own the rights to the Hulkster, and the fact that he appeared in WWE All-Stars means that he’s fair game for THQ.

  • louiebling

    I’d want Yokozuna, Doink, Owen Hart, DDP and Jericho

  • Jared

    i think thats u guys should’ev put in goldberg bret hart hbk and brock lesner

    • tyrone

      u should put in brock lesnar and golberg and shawn micheal the game is gonna sky rocket so many people wwe 12 with those superstars there the best

  • Joe

    ^I agree with you, but it would be even better with bret hart and ultimate warrior added as well… i wud also take out arn anderson and jerry lawler(no offense to both of them but i’d rather make room for legends like bret and ultimate warrior as they are more exciting to play as)

    • Kevin Nash

      You can’t play as jerry lawler

  • Cal

    HBK is the freakin’ bomb. If he was in it as a legend?

  • noble

    gotta have the road warriors

    • Riley Little

      Road Warriors are already in it 😉

  • wrathzombie

    goldberg and brock would make for a killer game i would buy it in a heart beat

  • yanel

    i think lita an jeff hardy should be in