WWE 2K20 to Showcase Women’s Wrestling

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by Badger Nimahson

2K Games announced yesterday that WWE 2K20 will feature a narrative-driven showcase on the evolution of women’s wrestling. Celebrating the meteoric rise of female wrestling in the last five years.

In 2014, four talented young upstarts in NXT helped start what would eventually become known as the Women’s Evolution in WWE. Fast forward to 2019, and women headlined WrestleMania for the first time in history.

WWE 2K20 tells the whole story in 2K Showcase: The Women’s Evolution. Cover Superstar Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Bayley, and Sasha Banks – the Four Horsewomen – describe the journey to bring women’s wrestling to the forefront of WWE in their own words with exclusively live-action footage.

2K Showcase includes 15 playable instant classic matches spanning the group’s meteoric rise over that last five years. Players will unlock characters, attire parts, titles, and more as they progress. Check out the complete list below to see if your favourites made the cut.

WWE 2K20 2K Showcase: The Women’s Evolution

  • NXT TakeOver – Charlotte Flair w/ Ric Flair v. Natalya w/Bret Hart
  • NXT TakeOver: Rival – Sasha Banks v. Charlotte Flair v. Bayley v. Becky Lynch
  • NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn – Bayley v. Sasha Banks
  • Night of Champions 2015 – Charlotte Flair w/Paige & Becky Lynch v. Nikki Bella w/Brie Bella & Alicia Fox
  • WrestleMania 32 – Charlotte Flair w/Ric Flair v. Becky Lynch v. Sasha Banks
  • RAW – Sasha Banks v. Charlotte w/Dana Brooke
  • Backlash – Becky Lynch v. Alexa Bliss v. Carmella v. Naomi v. Natalya v. Nikki Bella
  • Hell in a Cell – Charlotte Flair v. Sasha Banks
  • Elimination Chamber – Becky Lynch v. Mickie James
  • RAW – Bayley v. Charlotte Flair
  • Fastlane – Sasha Banks v. Nia Jax
  • WrestleMania 33 – Bayley v. Charlotte Flair v. Nia Jax v. Sasha Banks
  • WrestleMania 34 – Charlotte Flair v. Asuka
  • Evolution – Becky Lynch v. Charlotte Flair
  • WrestleMania 35 – Becky Lynch v. Charlotte Flair v. Ronda Rousey

The last couple of years has seen a rise in women’s sport throughout disciplines and it is great to see them finally get the recognition they deserve in video games.

Women’s football, in particular, has seen a surge in popularity and was included in FIFA 19 for the first time.

WWE has been long ahead of the trend when it comes to women’s involvement in sport has can be seen by the Women’s Evolution Showcase in WWE 2K20.

The only problem I have with the announcement of the WWE 2K20 Women’s Showcase is the awful, cringe-inducing trailer.

It begins with a nice nod to the Ultimate Warrior but then has this bizarre, almost slightly insulting display of masculinity from legendary male wrestlers from WWE history.

I can’t wait for the day that women’s pursuits, talents and achievements can be celebrated for what they are without having to belittle or in fact even reference men.

The women featured in the WWE Women’s Evolution SHowcase are amazing athletes. They don’t need affirmation from a group of old men who can barely walk anymore.

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