One player even made NXT’s newest signing and lucha libre phenom Dragon Lee using WWE 2K23’s create-a-wrestler capabilities, proving that players aren’t wasting the feature.
Despite the size of the debut roster, many wrestlers are still absent, notably from WWE’s NXT brand, which is responsible for shaping the future of the largest wrestling organization in the world.
Taking on established names like Ilja Dragunov, Carmelo Hayes, and Tyler Bate with his signature high-flying, lightning-quick ring style, Lee is expected to be a big emphasis for the company in the next year.
Dragon Lee, at age 27, is one of the most talked-about luchadores in the world. He has enjoyed a meteoric rise in his profession even before signing with WWE.
As Lee made his name in CMLL, Mexico’s oldest company, he exploded into the worldwide stage, appearing in New Japan, Ring of Honor, and several indie promotions across North America.
Before signing with WWE, he had a debut on AEW TV in August 2022 with Andrade el Idolo and Lee’s real-life brother Rush.
Similarly to how big-name signings like Ricochet and Keith Lee were first seen under the WWE umbrella during NXT TakeOver events, Travis Alekz’s design is relevant since Lee made his TV debut sitting in the crowd for NXT’s recent Roadblock TV special.
With Lee’s recent arrival on television, it wouldn’t be shocking if he wasn’t included on the official roster until the next year’s game, leaving gamers with just the option of making their own custom wrestlers and donning Lee’s mask in-game.
The luchador will certainly be introduced to the game by other developers in the next year, but for the time being, Alekz may claim to have been among the first to do so.