Cody Rhodes Surprises Fans with Dual Presence in AEW Fight Forever and WWE 2K23
In a shocking turn of events, professional wrestler Cody Rhodes has emerged as a playable character in not just one, but two highly anticipated wrestling video games. The news has sent shockwaves through the wrestling community, as Rhodes, who has been absent from All Elite Wrestling (AEW) for over a year, is set to appear in both AEW’s upcoming game, Fight Forever, and WWE 2K23.
Despite his absence from AEW, fans can rejoice as Rhodes’s inclusion in Fight Forever has been confirmed. While specific gameplay footage of Rhodes is yet to be revealed, screenshots showcasing the roster’s alphabetical order have verified his presence. This unexpected announcement defies expectations, given Rhodes’s tenure in WWE since his departure from AEW.
The revelation of Rhodes’s inclusion in Fight Forever can be attributed to comments made by Kenny Omega, one of AEW’s top stars. Omega had previously assured fans that Rhodes would remain part of the game, even though he had moved on from the company. Many presumed that circumstances had changed over time, considering Rhodes’s achievements in WWE, where he recently headlined WrestleMania 39.
The intriguing aspect of Rhodes’s inclusion in both AEW Fight Forever and WWE 2K23 lies in the proximity of their release dates, with only a three-month gap between the two. To have Rhodes featured in the latest installments of two rival promotions’ video games is a remarkable development, sparking speculation about the negotiations and agreements involved. It’s worth noting that WWE’s willingness to allow Rhodes to be part of Fight Forever raises eyebrows, leaving fans curious about potential behind-the-scenes discussions.
Furthermore, the upcoming AEW game has been in development for quite some time, leading to speculation that other wrestlers who have been absent from television may also make surprise appearances. One such confirmation is the inclusion of the late Brodie Lee, the beloved leader of The Dark Order who tragically passed away in late 2020. Seeing Lee in Fight Forever is expected to be an emotional moment for both fans and his family.
Some new AEW: Fight Forever character models revealed via the selection screen!
Chuck Taylor, Cody Rhodes, Dustin Rhodes, Jeff Hardy, John Silver, Lance Archer, Luchasaurus and Malakai Black confirmed for the game. pic.twitter.com/FkQCp78fQp
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Additionally, AEW has revealed plans to expand the roster post-launch through downloadable content (DLC), drawing inspiration from WWE’s 2K series. This opens up the possibility for fans to see even more beloved wrestlers join the game in the future, further enhancing the excitement and replayability of Fight Forever.
As we approach the highly anticipated release of AEW Fight Forever, wrestling enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the chance to step into the virtual ring with Cody Rhodes and a host of other talented superstars. The unexpected crossover between AEW and WWE through Rhodes’s presence in both games adds an extra layer of intrigue, generating buzz and anticipation within the wrestling community. Get ready to unleash your inner wrestling fan as Fight Forever promises to deliver an unforgettable gaming experience.