Blog - February 6, 2024

Muhammed Ali suddenly appeared in WWE 2K24

Muhammed Ali will make a surprise appearance in WWE 2K24 as the franchise celebrates the 40th anniversary of Wrestlemania.

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Considered by many to be the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time, Ali has history with WWE after appearing as a guest referee at the first Wrestlemania in 1985—but it seems the gloves have properly removed during this match. WWE2K24.

Muhammed Ali appears in the trailer for WWE 2K24.Fly like a butterfly. Screenshot via 2K Games on YouTube

Latest trailer for WWE 2K24, released on March 8, introduced new features, including backstage matches and enhanced casket matches as well as a roster of over 200 current and former superstars. But the biggest surprise was saved until the last minute.

Ali appears in a bouncing pose in Smackdown and shadow boxing rings, wearing white boots and shorts, and it appears that Ali’s appearance in WWE 2K24 will let you play as the boxing icon—which presents some interesting scenarios.

It remains to be seen whether Ali’s appearance as Guest Referee in the first Wrestlemania will be repeated in WWE 2K24‘s Showcase Mode, where you control gameplay in scenes mixed with real-world footage, and the latest version will focus on 40 years of Wrestlemania.

Ali’s involvement will add to the already stellar roster of characters to choose from, with everyone from Roman Reigns to Cody Rhodes, Andre the Giant to Hulk Hogan making appearances and more to come. Explored with hundreds of playable superstars.

It’s even more fun because of the freedom WWE 2K24 will offer players in Universe mode where you can create your own roster of superstars along with events, characters, trophies, custom arenas, etc.

So if you’ve ever dreamed of seeing Muhammed Ali win the Royal Rumble, escape Hell in a Cell or lift the Tag Team Championship alongside Hulk Hogan, this might be the only chance you get.