WWE and 2K Games have finally revealed the official cover for WWE 2K14. The person that will grace the cover is none other than The Rock.
Rock is obviously the most famous person they could put on the cover. Even though he’s only a part-time wrestler, no other person in the WWE right now has the global recognition that the Rock currently has. The man has starred in four Hollywood movies so far this year. It made sense for 2K and WWE to select someone that people would instantly recognize.
On the flip side of this, the Rock may not be the most appropriate man to put on the cover this year because his wrestling future is uncertain. He has stated in many interviews this year that WrestleMania 29 was his last match ever.
He’s expected to face Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XXX, but this all depends on his movie schedule. There’s a strong chance he may miss WrestleMania next year if the rumors of him being in Terminator 5 are true. They plan on filming that during WrestleMania season.
In my opinion, the Rock would have been better on the cover for a video game two years ago. This is because WWE announced he would face John Cena at WrestleMania 28. The Rock’s schedule back then was free, so it was guaranteed he would appear on the show. Him appearing at WrestleMania XXX isn’t so certain.
To counteract the Rock’s absence from WWE right now, fans do have a chance to put their own wrestlers on the cover for WWE 2K14 in a contest. The winning entry will be sitting alongside the Rock’s cover at retail stores.