After a year long hiatus and skipping 2K21, WWE 2K22 is expected to shake things up something fierce. The iconic wrestling series has been running for long over a decade at this point and while there have been entries worse and better than others, we can only hope that WWE 2K22 will live up to the hype of the series’s long time fans.
In time for the game’s launch we have compiled a tier list of some of the best wrestlers you can play in WWE 2K22. We hope you can use this list to find your choice of character to play in the massive 160+ character roster in WWE 2K22. For the latest roster ratings, check out this article here: WWE 2K22 Roster Ratings List
WWE 2K22 Best Wrestlers Tier List (2022)
Here are the list of some of the best and most iconic wrestlers to keep in mind while playing WWE 2K22.
Another legend in WWE History, while The Rock hasn’t appeared in the ring for sometime now, he is yet another mainstay in the culture of WWE due to his incredible legacy in the old days of WWE. The Rock has consistently remained the highest ranking superstar at 93 in the WWE games and this trend is expected to continue in 2K22 and onwards.
A mainstay in WWE history, Brock Lesnar is a perfect choice of character to play in WWE 2k22. He’s a powerhouse that can deal some serious damage when needed. He has a superstar ranking of 93 alongside The Rock.
John Cena is finally going to be making his return in WWE 2K22. Cena is widely regarded as one of the major icons of wrestling and seeing his return is a very welcome sight indeed. Considering John Cena’s reputation, we can very well expect him to be among the S-tier wrestlers of WWE 2K22.
Shawn Micheals is another fantastic pick for everyone playing WWE 2K22, he’s a powerful character with some incredible signature moves like his destructive “Sweet Chin Music”. Shawn Micheals has a superstar rating of 92.
Seth Rollins is an excellent character in WWE 2K22 with his iconic moves like the Jumping High Knee that leaves his opponent biting the dust. Seth Rollins has a superstar rating of 92.
Steve Austin or more accurately known as “Stone Cold” Steve Austin is one of the most famous personalities in WWE history. Known for his signature moves like Stone Cold Stunner, Steve Austin can knock down any opponent with his strength. Steve Austin’s superstar rating is 92.
A constantly rising star in WWE. Roman Reigns continues to remain an excessively popular choice in the WWE games, his superstar rating is 92 and his signature move is his Superman punch.
A personality known to nearly every single WWE fan, the infamous Hulk Hogan is a beloved personality by almost every single WWE fan. Hulk Hogan lives up to his name as a 6’7 beast that can pummel any of his opponents to the ground. He has a superstar rating of 92.
Another phenomenal wrestler, AJ Styles is a superb pick for WWE 2K22. Known for his signature moves like the Calf Crusher and the Phenomenal Forearm, and with a superstar rating of 91, AJ Styles is bound to crush anyone standing in his way. We strictly mean in the game of course.
Making his debut in WWE Smackdown, Triple H remains even to this day, a beloved personality in WWE along with his partner Shawn Micheals. Triple H has a superstar rating of 91.
A heavyweight champion, Sting is a super powerful wrestler who’s adopted the image of a scorpion. His signature move is called the Scorpion Death Drop, that alone should remind people that this is not one to be messed with. Sting has a Superstar rating of 91.
Bret “Hitman” Hart
Bret Hart is a very iconic personality in WWE, a light heavyweight champion with signature moves like the Sharpshooter or the infamous Piledrive. This makes him a fantastic choice of character to play in 2k22. Bret “Hitman” Hart has a superstar rating of 91.
Another legendary figure in WWE, Ric Flair is a heavyweight recognized for his appearance as well as signature moves like 4-figure Leg Lock. He has a Superstar rating of 90.
One of the most iconic personalities in WWE, the Undertaker has been cemented into WWE as a legendary personality. His retirement from WWE has also definitively made him one of the long standing champions of the ring. Boasting a rating of 90, the Undertaker is a perfect choice for those making their way into WWE 2K22.
A 6’4 giant, Goldberg is a heavyweight champion with signature moves like the Jackhammer. His strength makes him a great choice for anyone playing WWE 2K22. His superstar rating is 90.
Making his debut in Smackdown vs Raw, Kofi Kingston is a light heavyweight that can make short work of most opponents with his fast moves. Along with his signature move “Trouble in Paradise”, all of which makes Kofi Kingston a force to be reckoned with. His superstar rating is 90.
Another incredibly well-recognized figure in the WWE history. Hailing from parts unknown, this warrior is bound to break even the strongest of your opponent players with his signature move “Running Splash”, which funnily enough sounds like a stand ability from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.
Possibly the most famous female wrestler in WWE, Ronda Rousey is a cruiserweight champion with her signature armbar that can disable any opponent foolish enough to fight her. She has a Superstar rating of 90.
Standing toe-to-toe with Ronda Rousey is Becky Lynch, another cruiser-weight wrestler. Her signature move “Dis-arm-her” also makes her a force to be reckoned with. She has a Superstar rating of 90.