See if you can do better than the wrestler himself.
A muscular wrestler in jorts, a black shirt, and black baseball cap poses in front of a large screen.

2K announced that their 2K Showcase "Never Give Up" mode for WWE 2K23 will let you relive some of the biggest points of John Cena's career. These moments tend to focus on the wrestling side of things, so you probably won't be reliving any aspects of his acting and musical careers, or his monumental work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

What you will get to do is take on the role of John Cena's opponents in some of his most pivotal matches over his 20-year WWE career. The goal here is to see if you have what it takes to defeat John Cena.

This mode will include a few other new innovations in this year's release.

“Never Give Up” introduces a new take on the Showcase formula, with iconic matches and in-game innovations, including:
  • John Cena’s Toughest Losses: Go toe-to-toe with John Cena across each portion of his career, from a young unknown challenging Kurt Angle on SmackDown in 2002, to SummerSlam 2021 as Cena took on the Head of the Table, WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, and everything in between;
  • An Interactive Sports Documentary: Hear directly from Mr. Hustle, Loyalty and Respect himself through interspersed vignettes, explaining the history and importance of each match;
  • Fresh, Varied Gameplay: Play as John Cena’s greatest and toughest opponents, keeping each match fresh with new move sets and strategies;
  • See John Cena Across Eras: Face-off against different versions of John Cena through the years, from his debut to the Doctor of Thuganomics, and the leader of the “Cenation” who has faced some of the baddest Superstars to ever set foot in a WWE ring;
  • Slingshot Technology: Fast-paced gameplay flawlessly transitions to live-action historical footage for a truly immersive experience.​
WWE 2K23 is out on March 17 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam. The full roster for WWE 2K23 was revealed just earlier this week, showing the 100 Superstars that will be included at launch.