After AJ Styles was revealed as the WWE 2K19 cover star last week, the next awaited announcement was who would be the pre-order bonus. That has now been revealed and it is none other than Mr 619 — Rey Mysterio.
This marks Rey’s return to the series as an official playable character, instead of being a fan creation. His last appearance in a WWE game was for WWE 2K15 just before he was released from the company. He has been brought into the game multiple times through the community creations but this game will be his first proper return in four years to the gaming world.
There have been rumours of a return to the company for Mysterio swirling since he made an appearance at the 2018 Royal Rumble. This reveal adds credibility to these rumours as usually the person revealed as a pre-order bonus makes a return to the ring. This has happened with Goldberg as the 2k17 pre-order bonus and Kurt Angle as the 2K18 bonus.
If the trend continues, then it may not be out the question to see him in a WWE ring in recent weeks or months.
The reveal trailer also hinted at another potential return to the series. As part of Rey’s reveal trailer there were a bunch of people taking of Rey’s mask and describing their feelings towards him. These included Daniel Bryan, Jeff Hardy and Bobby Lashley.
WWE 2K19 is set for release on October 9th on PS4, Xbox One and PC.