AJ Styles Now Officially Announced For the Cover of WWE 2K19
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
There has been a lot of hoopla made over the years when it comes to which WWE Superstar will be selected for the annual 2K video game. Seth Rollins received the honor last year when he was prominently displayed on the cover of WWE 2K18, and he was featured heavily in the ad campaign for the game as well. 2K typically only selects one member of the WWE roster to be featured on the cover of their games each year, so who received the nod this year. The answer was revealed this past Monday in an announcement put out by 2K. It has now been confirmed that this year's cover star on the video game will be none other than Smackdown Superstar and current WWE Champion AJ Styles.
It was reported earlier this week that Styles had been selected to appear on the cover of the video game, and that a TV commercial for the game begun shooting last week. Styles has now been confirmed to appear on the cover of WWE 2K19 when the game is officially released in stores later on this year. Styles now joins an elite class of talented WWE Superstars who have been featured on the cover of the game. It all began when The Rock appeared on WWE 2K14, which was the first official game created by WWE and 2K. John Cena, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Brock Lesnar, and Seth Rollins have all followed in the years since, but now it is time for "The Phenomenal One" to shine as the cover star.
Styles commented on receiving the honor during the press conference and on social media shortly after the news was broken by stating that he is excited and grateful for being featured on the cover of the game this year. Each WWE 2K video game usually includes a very special bonus character for those who pre-order the game in advance, but that special bonus character has not yet been revealed. This is the first time ever that Styles has appeared on the cover of a WWE video game. A release date for the video game was also given during the recent press conference. WWE 2K19 will be officially be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 9th of this year.