If you're looking to smell what The Rock '12 is cooking, you'll have to unlock him first. Here's how to do so in Showcase Mode.

WWE 2K23: How to Unlock The Rock ’12 in Showcase Mode

If you're looking to smell what The Rock '12 is cooking, you'll have to unlock him first. Here's how to do so in Showcase Mode.

If you’re playing WWE 2K23, you’re probably going to want to smell what The Rock is cooking. Trouble is, this year’s game has several versions of The Rock. If you’re looking for the version that threw down against John Cena at Wrestlemania 28, you’re looking for The Rock ’12, who can be unlocked in the game’s Showcase mode. 

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How to Unlock The Rock ’12 in WWE 2K23 Showcase Mode

To unlock The Rock ’12, you’ll need to complete Wrestlemania 28 in Showcase mode. The match is called One on One with The Great One and has 15 different objectives.

Completing the match will unlock three rewards: the Wrestlemania 28 Arena, John Cena ’12, and The Rock ’12.

Here’s a list of all the objectives you’ll need to complete to finish the match, told from John Cena’s perspective:

  • Rock wanted to make me wrestle his style of match, something he made clear when he opened up with a Headlock Punch in the ring!
  • I was looking to keep a high pace, so I unloaded some attacks of my own, but Rock was able to Dodge/Reverse/Block three (3) of them.
  • After an Irish Whip sent me to the ropes, Rock dropped me with a perfectly timed Rebound Attack!
  • Another Irish Whip to the ropes had me thinking he was looking to try it again!
  • Then Rock turned the whole match on its head when he got me outside the ring and performed his Rock Bottom Announce Table Finisher!
  • Rock kept the hits coming as he dropped me with a huge Arm Wrench DDT!
  • And he followed that up with a Jumping Clothesline at me in the ring!
  • It was time for some VINTAGE ROCK as he looked to light me up with a Light Combo in the ring!
  • Rock turned his focus to my legs, looking to cause some Damage to them!
  • That included putting me into his Signature Sharpshooter in the ring!
  • Rock brought me back outside the ring for some Attitude Era brawling, and he tried to Irish Whip me into the Stairs!
  • Once we were back in the ring, Rock looked to take me to Rock Bottom!
  • I saw that Rock was a little frustrated, so I attacked! But Rock was able to Reverse/Break the next attack I tried!
  • And as he likes to do, Rock sent another (Opponent) Taunt my way to make me angry!
  • Rock was able to find the opportunity to climb to the Top Rope and launch a Dive Attack at me while I stood in the ring!

Complete all 15 objectives for the Showcase Mode match, and you’ll unlock The Rock ’12 alongside other rewards. For more on the game, check out our WWE 2K23 guides hub.

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