WrestleMania 35 is this Sunday and to kick off the action, WWE is hosting its 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge -– the capstone event for WWE 2K19, the latest addition to the flagship WWE video game franchise –- taking place during WrestleMania Week.
Four finalists from around the world will compete -– with support from WWE Superstar coaches Kofi Kingston and Big E of The New Day; Paige; Ember Moon and The Miz –- for the opportunity to challenge WWE 2K19 cover Superstar AJ Styles to a one-on-one match in the video game with $1 million on the line!
All WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge activities will be hosted throughout the day on Friday, April 5, including:
Semifinals: Taking place at WrestleMania Axxess at approximately 1:00 p.m. EDT, with competition highlights on UpUpDownDown, WWE Superstar Xavier Woods’ preeminent gaming YouTube channel, as well as WWE 2K on Facebook and Twitter.
Finale: Taking place during the NXT TakeOver Pre-Show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY and available on demand at approximately 7/6c on USANetwork.com this Friday night!
“Embracing ‘Never Say Never’ –- the campaign theme for WWE 2K19 -– is exactly what these finalists have accomplished in the virtual ring,” said AJ Styles. “My journey as the game’s cover Superstar has been absolutely incredible, and it’s all now leading to an epic showdown at Barclays Center, with the WWE Universe able to watch all the action in a variety of ways. The WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge finale will be nothing short of phenomenal.”
Following the launch of WWE 2K19 in October 2018, the WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge saw fans from around the world –- including the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific -– enter the competition. After completing the in-game WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Tower and submitting promotional videos highlighting how they could potentially defeat AJ Styles in a one-on-one matchup, Gregory Davis from Jacksonville, FL; Stephan T. Benson from Philadelphia, PA; David Hoey from Sydney, Australia, and Roman Droßard from Pfalzfeld, Germany were selected from all global entries as the competition’s four finalists heading to WrestleMania.
“As WrestleMania approaches, we can’t wait to watch our four finalists compete –- with the help of their WWE coaches –- for incredible bragging rights and a potential match against AJ Styles on a massive worldwide stage,” said Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing for 2K. “The WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge is sure to deliver an authentic and action-packed experience; get ready for the ultimate showdown in person or through our offerings with Fox Sports, NBCUniversal, WWE and 2K-owned channels!”
For more information on the WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge, please visit wwe.2k.com/milliondollarchallenge. Also, be sure to watch the WrestleMania Kickoff show this Sunday on USA at 5/6c!