WWE 2K22 has been officially confirmed, and while there are several options for the cover star, WWE legend Edge might be the right choice.
WWE 2K22 was officially revealed during WWE’s WrestleMania 37 event. The trailer showed Rey Mysterio making his finishing move, 619, on Cesaro, and it seemed to boast improved visuals over the last entry in the series. While many details remain to be seen, there is a chip worth discussing right now. Whenever a new WWE game is announced, there is usually a debate as to who should appear on the cover, and WWE 2K22 seems to be no exception to this. While WWE certainly has several stars that should be considered, WWE legend Edge could be the right choice for the new game.
Edge made his shocking return to WWE in 2020 after being told 9 years earlier that he could never fight again. Doctors even said that it could be fatal to him if he continued to fight. Edge was forced to retire in 2011, but thanks to his determination, he found his way back to the ring. Edge’s return was once deemed impossible due to the extent of his injuries, and not only has the wrestling legend returned, many fans consider him to be doing a great job since his return. For WWE 2k22, Edge could be the right choice to appear on the cover.
Beyond his unlikely comeback at the 2020 Royal Rumble, Edge was injured again in a match with Randy Orton. The superstar broke his triceps, knocking him out of action again for 7 months. Edge returned once again at the 2021 Royal Rumble and won the Royal Rumble men’s match, earning his shot at a world championship at WrestleMania. Comeback stories like this one in WWE are enjoyable moments for the fans and wrestlers involved. Introducing Edge as the cover star of WWE 2K22 would reward the hard work he put in to come back twice and solidify his re-established reputation as a WWE Superstar.
WWE has several potential cover stars for 2K22, but Edge’s cross-generational appeal and recognition give him a strong case to be made. Edge debuted in the much-acclaimed Attitude Era, teaming up with his friend Christian before rising to singles stardom as the 2000s progressed. The multiple-time world champion has been an essential part of various eras of WWE and can be recognized by a variety of fans, both old and new. Edge is one of the last remaining stars from a bygone era, and his appearance on the cover of the new game could ignite nostalgia in some fans and appeal to modern fans.
Introducing Edge as the cover star in a WWE game might have been more fitting had it taken place last year, right after his return to active competition. Since WWE 2k21 was canceled, this couldn’t happen, but after his great performance at WrestleMania, now might be the time to feature Edge as the cover star.
Despite Edge’s injuries, the games he has played in since his return have been widely praised. Edge has competed in several all-star matches with players such as Randy Orton and Jey Uso, won the 2021 Royal Rumble and most recently competed against Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 37. As a fighter who returned just over a year ago from A 9-year-old Retired, it’s hard to say if critics could have expected him to be that good in the ring. Based only on his performances since January 2020, Edge is one of the best options to be the new cover star.
It’s also important to note that Edge is almost 40 years old. In terms of fighting, he is an elderly statesman, but somehow he has managed to put himself in magnificent form and has shown that he can take part in long battles. Many of his fellow Attitude Era’s have retired or moved, such as Kane, who was recently inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, so it’s a testament to Edge’s courage and determination that he could come back, and much less being in such a great situation. physical condition.
WWE has many viable cover stars for WWE 2K22, but perhaps not as many as Edge. The Hall of Famer defied the odds of returning to WWE, put on some excellent matches, and seems determined to end his career on his own terms. Regardless of her inspiring comeback story, her performances speak volumes about her determination. Where many older fighters return for a match or two, Edge has returned to enter a new phase of his career. For some fans, it’s easy to see that WWE is rewarding their unlikely comeback and the quality of the match with an appearance on the game’s new cover.