Lesnar chosen as 'WWE 2K17' cover superstar

Lesnar chosen as 'WWE 2K17' cover superstar 2K/WWE

Pro wrestler Brock Lesnar has been chosen by 2K to be the cover Superstar for its upcoming WWE 2K17 video game.

Known by pro wrestling and sports fans for his accomplishments in WWE, UFC, NCAA Division I wrestling, and more, Lesnar’s work ethic, intensity and attitude have made him a prolific sports and entertainment fixture for more than 16 years.  In addition, the “Unbeatable, Incumbent Mayor of Suplex City” will usher in WWE 2K17’s worldwide marketing campaign, inviting fans to explore a new side of Lesnar’s inspired world while learning more about the video game.

Following his WWE departure, Lesnar explored an NFL career following interest from the Minnesota Vikings.  He also fought for several mixed martial arts promotions before signing a deal with UFC in 2007.  Lesnar quickly became one of the organization’s biggest stars. During his time with UFC, Lesnar became UFC Heavyweight Champion; he tied a UFC record for the most consecutive successful Heavyweight Championship title defenses and headlined one of the highest-selling and most prominent pay-per-view events in UFC history.

Lesnar returned to WWE in 2012 and has made a relentless, unwavering impression since stepping foot back inside the ring.  Alongside renewing old rivalries, Lesnar shocked the WWE Universe at WrestleMania 30 by defeating Undertaker and ending his legendary 21-0 WrestleMania win streak.  At SummerSlam in 2014, Lesnar won his fourth WWE World Heavyweight Championship by defeating John Cena and delivering 16 of his signature German suplexes throughout the match.  Suplex City then became pop-culture lexicon across WWE live events, traditional and social media, merchandise, lyrics, memes, and more.

“Brock Lesnar’s unmistakable talent, no-holds-barred mentality and unequivocal determination perfectly complement 2K’s commitment to authentically represent WWE at the absolute highest level,” said Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing at 2K.  “With Suplex City as the ultimate backdrop and the ‘Beast Incarnate’ in charge, WWE 2K17 will come to life with an incredible roster and to-be-announced features like never before.”

WWE 2K17 is currently scheduled for worldwide release on Oct. 11 for PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.  The game has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

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