Welcome to the annual WWE '13 real-time roster coverage.
Be sure to check out this month's "Prediction Pre-Show" simulation for SummerFest at the link below:
Lillian Garcia introduced Jim Ross, Jerry "The King" Lawler and CM Punk as our hosts.
Group 1 (Current) characters
Alberto Del Rio
John Cena (Old School)
John Cena (Current)
Group 2 (Attitude Era) characters
Hunter Hearst Helmsley
HBK (DX version)
HHH (DX version)
Stone Cold Steve Austin
Group 3 (Current) characters
AJ Lee (DLC)
Next, Lawler suggested that there might be wardrobe malfunctions in diva matches which brought out Damien Sandow.
Sandow introduced himself and said that he is here to announce himself as a future downloadable character for the game.
CM Punk ended things by thanking everyone for coming out and that was pretty much it.
RDLee's thoughts: Well, as usual there are a lot of glaring omissions but overall I am very happy with the roster this year. I believe we will see newer guys like Ryback, Tensai and Antonio Cesaro added via DLC down the line so I am not gonna spend too much time bickering about their exclusion.
I would also like to think that they will give us more alternate attires in the future as well so we get different versions of characters they let out, such as Faarooq in his Nation of Domination attire for an example.
I'm really excited about the confirmed inclusion of The New Age Outlaws and Ken Shamrock the most. I posted a leaked roster on the message board a while back and it turned out to be nearly 100% accurate. The only thing that has changed since then is the inclusion of characters not previously announced in the leak. So that's a good thing.
Anyway, thanks for joining me this year. Leave a comment below and let me know who you are excited about being in this year's game or who you feel they shouldn't have left out. WWE '13 comes out on October 30th so be sure to pre-order it soon so you get the Mike Tyson character DLC for free.