WWE 2K22 Controls for Keyboard and Controller (Default Keybinds)

After taking a year-long break, 2K Games have returned to release their latest entry in the WWE 2K franchise – WWE 2K22. The game features new mechanics and enhances the previous ones. That is why this guide will take a look at the WWE 2K22 controls for the keyboard and controller so you can learn them and be the showstopper.

This guide will cover all of the controls that you need to remember. If you cannot get used to them at once, don’t worry and keep on practicing. The game does an excellent job of explaining all of the controls. If you have played a recent WWE 2K game before, you’ll already be quite familiar with the controls. With that said, let’s get started and take a look at the WWE 2K22 controls.

WWE 2K22 Controls: PC and Consoles

There are tons of controls in WWE 2K22 to keep track of therefore, you need to get a grip of the basic ones first to build up a ground base. Once you get the hang of them, it’ll be easier to proceed from there. The game does a great job at explaining the control scheme so after a while, it will become muscle memory.

WWE 2K22 PC Keyboard Controls (Default Keybinds)

Control SuperstarW, A, S, D
RunLeft Shift
Grab (Grapple State)K
Light Strike / Light Grapple (inside Grab)J
Heavy Strike / Heavy Grapple (inside Grab)J
Irish Whip (inside Grab)L
Finisher 4
Signature 4
“Breaker” Reversal (for Combos / GrapplesJ
Exit / Enter Ring / Climb Top RopeSpace bar
Pick Up ObjectU
Pin OpponentL
Lift Opponent Up (Grounded Opp.)Arrow key up
Wake Up Taunt1
Taunt Crowd2
Taunt Opponent3
Release Hold / PinL
Tag In / Tag Out PartnerK
Display Target / Control Tag PartnerV
Pause GameEsc

WWE 2K22 Controller Keybinds

WWE 2K22 controller controls
Control SuperstarLeft Joystick
RunLeft Shift
Grab (Grapple State)Circle / B
Light Strike / Light Grapple (inside Grab) Square / X + Left stick in any direction
Heavy Strike / Heavy Grapple (inside Grab)X / A + Left stick in any direction
Irish Whip (inside Grab) Circle / B
Finisher R2 + X / RT + A
Signature R2 + Square / RT + X
Submission R2 + Circle / RT + B
PaybackR2 + Triangle / RT + Y
ReversalTriangle / Y
Block (Guard)Hold Triangle / Y
“Breaker” Reversal (for Combos / GrapplesSquare, X, Circle / X, A, B
Dodge / ClimbTap R1 / RB + Left stick
Exit / Enter Ring / Climb Top RopeHold R1 / RB + Left stick
Climb Middle RopeTap R1 / RB + Left stick in any direction
Lean To Ropes for SpringboardTap L1 / LB + Left stick in any direction
Pick Up ObjectL1 / LB
Pin OpponentRight joystick down
Reposition Opponent / Turn OpponentRight joystick in any direction
Lift Opponent Up (Grounded Opp.)Right joystick up
Drag Opponent (inside Grab) L1 / LB + Left joystick in any direction
Initiate Carry (inside Grab)R1 / RB + Left joystick in any direction
Wake Up TauntD-pad up
Taunt CrowdD-pad left
Taunt OpponentD-pad right
Release Hold / PinL1 / LB
Tag In / Tag Out PartnerL1 / LB
Display Target / Control Tag PartnerTouchpad
Change TargetR3
Pause GameOptions / Start

Carry & Drag Controls

Drag Opponent (inside Grab) L1 + Left joystick in any directionLB + Left joystick in any direction
Initiate Carry (inside Grab)  R1 + Left joystick in any directionRB + Left joystick in any direction
Lift into Powerbomb PositionR1 + Left stick upRB + Left stick up
Lift into Cradle PositionR1 + Left stick downRB + Left stick down
Lift into Fireman’s CarryR1 + Left stick leftRB + Left stick left
Lift into Shoulder CarryR1 + Left stick rightRB + Left stick right
Turn Moves Into Carry (while performing a qualifying move)R1RB
Carry/Drag the Opponent AroundLeft joystick in any directionLeft joystick in any direction
Change Carry PositionRight joystick in any directionRight joystick in any direction
Slam Opponent / Complete MoveXA
Environmental AttackSquareX
Throw Over Ropes / Off StageCircleB
Release Carry / DragL1LB
(As Defender) Escape Carry / DragCircleB

Objects and Weapons Controls

Pick Up ObjectL1LB
Grab Object from under the RingL1LB
Primary AttackSquareX
Secondary AttackXA
Drop ObjectCircleB
Throw Object Into / Out of RingCircle + Left stick in any directionB + Left stick in any direction
Lean / Wedge Object in CornerX + Left stick in any directionA + Left stick in any direction
Set up Ladder / TableXA
Climb Ladder / Cage / CellR1RB
Push Ladder DownRapidly press CircleRapidly press B
Rotate Standing LadderHold L1 + Right stick in any directionHold LB + Right stick in any direction
Ignite Table (Extreme Rules)R2 + X RT + A 
Call for the Door in Steel CageL1LB

Those are all the controls in WWE 2K22. Let us know what you think of the game so far and do you like the default keybinds and controls? We would love to know what keybinds you are using. Also, be sure to check out the Elden Ring controls and for Lost Ark.

Umer Cheema
Umer Cheema

By day, Umer loves writing about games and talking about them; by night, he is an avid gamer that loves playing League of Legends and RTS games. Being a massive fan of Metal Gear Solid, you'll find Umer always praising the legendary Hideo Kojima.


  1. What are the keyboard controls to set up the ladder please you only have the controller set up for that and i only use keyboard

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