It’s that special time of year for wrestling fans that double as gaming nerds: WWE 2K19 is here. And as much as everyone loves the game modes and action, one of the best parts of these games is seeing what Create-A-Wrestler (CAW) downloads are available. The CAW community has some very talented people that put together these renders, and it shows.
CAWs include WWE wrestlers that didn’t make the game, indy stars that aren’t under contract, legends who are gone but not forgotten, and even hilarious mash-ups and joke creations. The only downside is that CAWs can’t be used across platforms, so the CAWs available to Xbox are different from those on PS4. Thankfully, each community has talented CAW creators that seem to build these renders more than they actually play the game. In the spirit of this release, Nerds and Scoundrels has come up with our Top 10 Best WWE 2K19 CAWs.
The Top 10 WWE 2K19 Best CAWs
Credit: Reddit user DK37
Tags: WALTER, Ring Kampf, WXW, PROGRESS, PWG
Our Top 10 starts with one of my favorite wrestlers not under contract with the WWE, WALTER. This CAW is pretty spot on; it is definitely the best WALTER currently available. Extra thumbs up to the creator as this is his first attempt!
9. American Alpha 2.0
Tags: American Alpha, KingOfBeards86
Ah, what could have been. These days, Kurt is dressed up as a Conquistador, his “son” Jason Jordan’s career may be over, and Chad Gable is…. honestly I’m not sure what he’s doing. But at one point, American Alpha was the hottest tag team in the WWE. Fantasy bookers always loved the idea of adding Angle to the mix, and with this CAW set you can give it a go in WWE 2K19.
8. Robbie E
Tags: Robbie E, RyeeDee
One of the early releases for CAW legend RyeeDee, this version of the long-time TNA star is spot on. For now, you can only get it on Playstation 4.
Credit: Marlon Burgess
This is one of my personal favorites, and one of the few good CAWs currently available on PC. I would say that you can use this CAW to re-live the Attitude Era, but Jazz is still out there kicking ass.
6. Jushin “Thunder” Liger
Tags: Antz9thephenom, Liger, NJPW
This is another one where the attention to detail really shines through. Given Liger’s longevity, I can only assume we’ll be adding him to WWE 2K40 some day.
5. Tommaso Ciampa – Defract
Tags: Ciampa, blackheart, defract
The first major CAW released for WWE 2K19 that fans really jumped on was Defract’s Tommaso Ciampa. It’s no suprise; Ciampa has generated a lot of interest given the lack of explantion regarding why he was left out of WWE 2K19. Even the wrestling media covered this story.
4. Will Ospreay
Tags: Will Ospreay, Sky King
The Sky King is ready to fly, whether or not he’s actually under contract to the WWE. This Ospreay CAW lets you take to the skies like only a Sky King should.
3. Pentagon Jr.
Tags: Pentagon Jr, Dre41
Call him Pentagon Jr. Or Pentagon DARK. Or Penta el Zero M. Regardless of what you call him, this Mexican madman is one of the hottest acts outside of the WWE. The CAW nails everything from his mask, his makeup, and his tattoos. All in all, amazing stuff.
2. Young Bucks
Tags: Young Bucks, Dre41
Too sweet me, bro! Luckily, we don’t have to wait any longer to throw a superkick party in WWE 2K19. The Jackson boys are here with their multiple sets of fringe-covered boots ready to go!
1. Tommaso Ciampa – Super Sauldier 2K
Tags: supersauldier2k, tommaso ciampa, ciampa
Tommaso Ciampa is the only wrestler to make our Top 10 twice, and it’s no surprise given his prominent absence from the game despite being NXT champ at the time of release.
Nerds and Scoundrels
There you have it: the Top 10 Best WWE 2K19 CAWs. Create-a-Wrestler artists are churning out new wrestlers daily, and Nerds and scoundrels will update this post as new favorite emerge. Did you find this list helpful? If so, let us know in the comments section. And don’t forget to check out the rest of our WWE 2K19 content!