The full suite of modes offered in WWE 2K22 are many - Showcase centers around the very best moments of Rey Mysterio's career, MyGM makes its return, MyFACTION makes its debut, and MyRISE offers a new take on the series' legacy Career Mode. So first things first, let's have a chat about this year's Showcase.
I gotta keep it a stack with you all - this year's Showcase is kind of a letdown. I'm a huge wrestling historian like all of you reading this right now and I was looking forward to actively participating in Rey Rey's legendary career. Matches such as his Halloween Havoc '97 classic against Eddie Guerrero, his SummerSlam '09 banger against Dolph Ziggler, and his slept-on Royal Rumble 2010 bout against The Undertaker are all here and accounted for. Completing assigned tasks during each match is still a thing, but the inclusion of spliced-in footage from the actual matches and commentary from the Luchador himself makes the whole experience even better. However, the shocking omission of past WWE legends hampers this mode greatly. Rey has had incredible matches with the likes of Chris Jericho, Kurt Angle, CM Punk, and countless others.
But since those three and a few other of Rey's biggest rivals aren't in the game, most of Rey's most memorable accomplishments are missing from Showcase. Not being able to play out Rey's WrestleMania 22 title win or even experience his underrated clash with CM Punk at Over The Limit 2010 is super deflating. John Morrison's in the game, yet his SmackDown classic against Rey in 2009 isn't even included! While I understand that this year's Showcase is all about Rey's victories, it still would have been nice to cover his other incredible matches that ended in losses. All in all, Rey's Showcase feels far too incomplete and will bug the hell out of all you other wrestling nerds out there.