Throughout its storied history, World Wrestling Entertainment has been involved with a number of celebrities in and out of the ring. From Mr. T and Cyndi Lauper appearing at the very first Wrestlemania to ‘Arrow’ star Stephen Amell exchanging shots with Stardust on social media, WWE is engrained in and in touch with the world of pop culture. But now, thanks to the latest addition to their 2K video game series, you can get in on the action as well and book a dream match against the Terminator.
WWE.com recently announced that Arnold Schwarzenegger would be appearing as two playable characters in the upcoming ‘WWE 2K16’ video game. Already boasting a larger roster than any WWE game before, the former bodybuilder and California governor will reprise his role as the T-800 from James Cameron’s ‘The Terminator’ and ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’ (just as he did for Triple H’s entrance at Wrestlemania 31) for members of the WWE Universe that pre-order the game from participating retailers. In the press release accompanying the announcement, Schwarzenegger had this to say about his inclusion in the game:
“I’ve achieved many things in my life, but I’ve always said success means staying hungry and pushing the limits. I was honored to join the WWE Hall of Fame earlier this year, and now I’ll continue my WWE legacy with one of my biggest film roles immortalized in WWE 2K16. Match the Terminator against Stone Cold Steve Austin, Seth Rollins, or Daniel Bryan, and there’s only one possible outcome Hasta la vista, baby!”
WWE and 2K also took a page out of ‘Terminator Genysis’ director Alan Taylor’s book when they recreated an iconic Terminator scene for the latest commercial for the game, except this time with WWE Superstars and Divas. Check out the T-800 in action right here alongside the likes of Paige, NXT Champion Finn Balor, Eva Marie, and Dean Ambrose:
What do you think about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator from ‘The Terminator’ and ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’ appearing in ‘WWE 2K16’? Will you be playing as the pop culture icon and WWE Hall of Famer when the game comes out this fall? And will you recreate that memorable moment when the Governator knocked out Triple H on Smackdown over and over again? Let us know in the comments below.
‘WWE 2K16’ will hit the shelves for Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 on October 27, 2015 in North America and October 30, 2015 internationally.