Damian Lillard, Rob Gronkowski to be featured in WWE 2K Battlegrounds
Two of the biggest sports personalities in Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard and Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski were revealed to serve as playable characters in an upcoming WWE game to be released by 2K Sports.
Ronnie Singh, better known as Ronnie 2K on social media, recently unveiled the character of the five-time NBA All-Star dubbed as “Laheem Lillard” who will be featured in WWE 2K Battlegrounds via Twitter:
Meet @2KBattlegrounds newest superstar Laheem Lillard. As a huge WWE fan, know it’s a dream come true for @Dame_Lillard to be featured in a wresting game. Go jump off the top turnbuckle with him! #WWE2KBattlegrounds pic.twitter.com/4r6ZxFlCnf
— Ronnie 2K 2K21 (@Ronnie2K) November 23, 2020
Arda Ocal, also known as Kyle Edwards during his stint in the WWE, likewise revealed Gronkowski’s character christened as “Gronkster” which will be released come Nov. 24, followed by Lillard on Dec. 2.
Tentative release dates:
Gronkster (Nov 24)
Laheem Lillard (Dec 2) pic.twitter.com/XZepa6fxLv
— ᴀʀᴅᴀ Öᴄᴀʟ (@Arda) November 23, 2020
WWE 2K Battlegrounds is an arcade-type video game that features notable personalities from the professional wrestling entertainment company which was previously released back in September of 2020.
Lillard was given a character in the game due to him reportedly being a huge fan of WWE. On the other hand, Gronkowski spent his time appearing on the squared-circle as a featured wrestler during his one-year hiatus away from the gridiron.
He previously served as the host of Wrestlemania 36 back in April of 2020 and ensuingly snagged the WWE 24/7 championship a day later. The three-time Super Bowl champion’s part-time stint in the WWE was cut short after he eventually announced his comeback on the field as a player for the Buccaneers ahead of the 2020 NFL season.
2K Sports is hoping that the addition of Lillard and Gronkowski’s characters in the game would help bring basketball, football, and wrestling fans to enjoy the WWE 2K Battlegrounds video game altogether.