Last week we traveled to San Francisco to search hands on with 2K Sports’ next iteration of the WWE 2K series. When we outlined our knowledge of the game here, we got the opportunity to talk to Superstar Dean Ambrose. Here’s how it all went down.

[Hardcore Gamer] Therefore, hard hitting problem first: are you a new gamer?

[Dean Ambrose] In the regular sense, no. I’michael a huge wrestling supporter, and a WWE fan — and so it’s easy for us to get lost in all the stuff and options you can play throughout WWE 2K16 — but I like the old-timey game titles; you know, Street Mma fighter, Double Dragon, Sound the Hedgehog. But even today, if [a game’s fun] I can get into it.

So can you play WWE games?

Yeah, I’onal had the opportunity to play 2K16 previous to it comes?out, so I was able to explore about and see all the different alternatives. You know, it’s the largest roster in a gaming ever. It has the ideal graphics and is by far the most realistic experience and contains the most in-depth career method of any wrestling online game ever. So there’ohydrates just so much products to explore. So if you’regarding a WWE fan, it’ersus incredible. There’s an entire universe that you can practically crawl into and look around. It would would take years to see and do all the stuff in the game.

What’s your collaboration like with your developers? Are you traveled in to consult about how precisely your character appears to be, or the moves your current character does amongst players?

Not really. It’s exactly like, one day it magically appears, and that’ohydrates what’s freaky about it. It’s like these people take you and put ones soul directly into the video game. It’s like the Mortal Kombat guy, they gain access to your soul in addition to stick it into the sport. You feel almost just a little taken advantage of, like “wow, what happened?”– because they have everything else but down to the way you walk, the way you throw punches… ticks you didn’t possibly realize you had and they somehow put them in the action. Everybody talks, guides, looks and wrestles very much like they do in real life. It’ohydrates like watching Saturday Night Raw, but being able to control the experience in the ring. It’utes getting scary just how real these video games are becoming. You know, this is the way Terminator started in the first place.

It should be a little surreal to discover and play since yourself in a online game. That would feel a little weird to me.

Yeah, I felt like that has to be little weird, far too — to play yourself — i really always pick some other person. I did fight against myself personally, though. But, when I play against the Terminator — that i plan on doing, since do that if you pre-order before October 27 — I have to play as personally because I don’t believe in anybody but me to fight against the Terminator.

Fair adequate! If you could have a aspiration match with any of the wrestlers amongst players, that didn’t contain you, who would it’s?

Hm, that’s a real very good question. I would fit Daniel Bryan and Bret Hart in a submitter match. I mean, that’utes the beauty of the game: you will get any match-up, from any age, past, present or future. You can have a great NXT guy against a present guy; a current gentleman against a Corridor of Fame guy; a Hall connected with Fame’r verse a great NXT guy…you can literally accomplish whatever you want. So, it’utes just the biggest bounty of dream matches you could ever imagine. And it’s all consequently realistic — almost like you’re really watching the idea play out live.

The images are especially fantastic this season. If you could update one of your matches within this game that you’ve had, which would it be?

Like redo a real-life match up in the game? Oh, that’ersus a really interesting question… Hm… That’azines an interesting question. You already know, I don’t want to live… err, I don’capital t like to look back and live life with regrets. I wonder… Hm… I would return and redo Wrestlemania Thirty one. The only thing I would change would be, after I fell into through the ladder and also almost died, I would tell the health professionals to not staple our head shut till we got to the back. Because they initially assumed I was going to get copy and finish the match up. And I had a massive cut on my mind. And so they just provided me with emergency staples right then, without telling me… These people were just like, “We have to choice your head,” and I claimed “What?” and [makes addition gun sounds]. And that has been worse than actually… compared to the actual fall I needed to take myself. It’azines just… I wasn’t expecting it. So next, i had to get people pulled out and they needed to do it again once I have got to the back. So sure, I would have a distinct conversation with the medical doctors that were ringside. I mean, we were holding just taking care of me, because we have the very best doctors in the world.

That looks like a super dangerous bundle; I watched it?and just cringed. When I seemed to be playing the game, I’m sure my opponent for some reason stole my finisher and used it against myself. Whether that actually occurred or not, I don’capital t know, I was also worried about getting pinned and losing; but, in the event you could steal any?wrestler’s finisher, whose would it be?

Oh, that’s a good one. As their would I steal… I think, probably, a lot of people want that they had the RKO, due to the fact that’s just this sort of a…well, people really like that move — it’ersus such a cool shift. But I would individually say the Terry Funk Rotating Toe-hold. Because even though I possibly could do that [move], it wouldn’capital t have the same effect devoid of people being knowledgeable on the history [of the actual move] and also debilitating results of applying it.. And, it’ohydrates?just a really easy proceed to apply — yet,?you are able to break men’s hip and legs easily. And I might do that [move] well straight into my 40s or even 50s after I’d be not as athletic as I am nowadays. That would be a good one that would last.

You can create your personal Superstar in the game and also the fun of creating any wrestler, even if it’s only in your head, is trying to pick out what your concept song would be. Therefore, for you, let’s claim you couldn’t get your current entrance song, but you could have any other song in the whole world– no copyright issues to worry about or something — what would it be?

Oh, I enjoy that question. Hm… I would personally say… “Godzilla” by Blue Oyster Fringe movement. But if you ask myself again tomorrow, which answer will change.

Right on. One last question: Bob Austin’s on the front of the game; you actually verses Stone Frosty, who wins?

Whoever could throw more your punches in less time — I feel just like that’s how it’chemical play out.

You two currently have similar wrestling variations, too; you’re each brawlers for the most part.

Yeah, I feel prefer that one would turn into a club room brawl fast. Yeah, [the match] would?end up being very very quick, very very ugly and very quite beautiful all concurrently.

As JR says, it’d be a “real slobber knocker,” right?