Tap to unmute

WWE 2K23 First Look: WARGAMES with Big E, Dakota Kai, Shayna Baszler & Austin Creed!

  • Published on Feb 1, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • Join our host Austin Creed, Big E, Dakota Kai and the LeftRightLeftRight Champion Shayna Baszler as we take our first look at WWE 2K23's newest game mode, the brutal and painful WarGames match! What pain lies inside the double-ring and extra large steel cage as our WWE Superstars pick up the controllers for the first time inside #WWE2K23?
    Follow UpUpDownDown for new episodes!
    SUBSCRIBE: bit.ly/upupdwndwn
    TWITTER: UpUpDwnDwn
    INSTAGRAM: upupdwndwn
    FACEBOOK: UpUpDwnDwn
    MERCH: www.uuddshop.com/
    EURO MERCH: euroshop.wwe.com/en_GB/xavier...
    TWITTER: AustinCreedWins
    FACEBOOK: xavierwoodsphd
    INSTAGRAM: AustinCreed...

    #wwe2k #UUDD #UpUpDownDown #WWE
  • GamingGaming

Comments • 706

  • SilverrulezGaming
    SilverrulezGaming Month ago +500

    Kai is such a great heel. The night and day difference between her character and her real personality is just a wonderful blend.

    • JP
      JP 17 days ago


    • Mr_Saksobeat420
      Mr_Saksobeat420 22 days ago

      Big dakota fan, criminally underrated

    • Steven Barron
      Steven Barron Month ago

      Shayna too

    • Richard Richard
      Richard Richard Month ago

      @Mike Hughes It's "go away" heat though, he's always had that.

    • Matt T
      Matt T Month ago

      @Noah Webb Does that mean they’re good at their job?😂

  • Otaku_Bear
    Otaku_Bear Month ago +486

    It's soooooo good to see big e. It's not the new day, without e there as well

  • Ahmed Yusuf
    Ahmed Yusuf Month ago +170

    I love how Xavier was singing to Cody’s song 😂😂

  • UNCuse15
    UNCuse15 Month ago +72

    I love how Big E and Woods still call Seth “Captain”. In 2015 when Seth and the New Day almost got together was some of my favorite segments.

  • Bridey86
    Bridey86 Month ago +43

    Never thought I would be so happy to see someone nod and move their head so much, so happy E is doing well and we all wish you a speedy recovery big man!

  • Teacher Mohammed
    Teacher Mohammed Month ago +12

    Man Big E sounding well and healthy must be the best thing I've seen so far in 2023. Hope he's returning soon to the ring.

  • RebelWithoutACaws
    RebelWithoutACaws Month ago +221

    Well, I hope this means the gameplay for WarGames will actually be smooth. I also hope this wasn’t the only match they added/improved.

    • ean meade
      ean meade 20 days ago

      On next gen I think it’s bound to be smooth at least we can hope

    • dakliq420
      dakliq420 Month ago

      @RebelWithoutACaws well they've been running the same match types in real life. What else y'all want? A street fight is basically a no holds barred match anyway. Players rarely ever used Lumberjack matches,the buried alive match was whatever. I wouldn't mind the inferno match though.

    • Ishmael
      Ishmael Month ago

      @RebelWithoutACaws inferno match sucks you just roll a guy in fire buried alive oky could be brought back, street fight is just a no DQ match and a backstage brawl. Lumber jack is just a singles match with a manager. I can agree with a more free weapons use to be creative like stacking tables. Other then that it's a small list besides just improving existing matches without adding a match that just makes no sense to have it in a game like a lumber jack match, like I said whats the point in having a lumber jack match when you can just be in the match itself or add a manager to be a ringside with you. The only one that makes sense here is buried alive or even casket match or maybe even ambulance match

    • RebelWithoutACaws
      RebelWithoutACaws Month ago

      @Ishmael the I quit match. Buried alive. Inferno match. Better backstage arena. Fight pit. Street fight. Lumberjack. Etc. look at the older games. They had way more match types than what we have now. Also more weapons and the option to stack tables.

    • Ishmael
      Ishmael Month ago

      @Matt rice I remember when I wanted more people in the ring at one time for the rumble and they gave that to us and now it's another thing lol but to be honest as for match types what other match types are worthy to be in this game wrestling especially in wwe has always just been tag matches TLC MATCHES, steel cage, royal rumble, hell in a cell, elimination chamber, handicap matches, I quit matches, table matches, backstage brawls, that one could be improved, 2k22 pretty much has all this, so idk what people mean by I hope they add more match types, like what's missing that I haven't seen on wwe programming

  • GamingWithPatrick
    GamingWithPatrick Month ago +82

    Dakobra Kai is a gem. Always funny on UUDD.

  • Positively E
    Positively E Month ago +41

    I hope the collision detection is as improved as it looks. Though nothing will beat Day of Reckoning's interruptable moves

  • SailorQueen53
    SailorQueen53 Month ago +16

    This WWE2K23 Preview Episode on UUDD WAS AWESOME!!!! Really love and enjoy watching the gang play at WARGAMES and I do love the style for the stage especially with the sirens effect, I totally love the part when everyone compares it to the Purge and say the Purge's Legal Crime rules in WWE style, that was so priceless and good lol!!!! And I also was laughing so hard when Xavier & Big E jumped Cody Rhodes in the beginning of the match, I was laughing saying "OMG" during that, ah classic New Day lol- I LOVE THEM SO MUCH!!!!! Looking forward to the next preview episode!!!

  • dallen33
    dallen33 Month ago +37

    Great seeing Big E with the New Day again, looking forwars to the day he returns to the ring! Also love how the game is looking, seriously what an upgrade to the models

    • ‎
       Month ago +1

      @Dave Sánchez What language is that

    • Dave Sánchez
      Dave Sánchez Month ago +2

      John Cena downgrade level god if you see the solo entrance video off the game, not in game.

  • StoryGuy
    StoryGuy Month ago +18

    The graphics look great. And 2K22 looked AMAZING! Haven’t been excited for a WWE game in a while. Feels good!

    • zombiegowild90
      zombiegowild90 Month ago

      But now i mostly play vanguard zombies im level 30 never done this on cod games

    • zombiegowild90
      zombiegowild90 Month ago +2

      22 is good hell i play 19 still off and on

  • Thatch Netherfold
    Thatch Netherfold Month ago +11

    3:25 The most intense look on the contenders' faces in a simple game of rock papers scissors.
    12:27 Unicorn Stampede!!! And New Day heel mode laughter - switch on.

  • Steven Costa
    Steven Costa Month ago

    This was a fun watch. Miss Big E 😢. Hope to at least see him on TV 📺, soon even as just a host for wrestlemania 🙏

  • Anas Shahid 224
    Anas Shahid 224 Month ago +41

    Excited for the WWE2K23 preview, excited to see Big E on the show, New Day reunion 🙌

  • Steve Kasan
    Steve Kasan Month ago +72

    being a NWA/WCW guy, to have this in the game and being able to use & create legends of back then, i can easily relive/replay the Dangerous Alliance v Stings Squadron
    lol Dakota has been the longest in all the War Games, but, she has also got the most beaten up spots. I hope this was therapeutic at least for her

    • Chuck-El
      Chuck-El Month ago

      @TG Zaks Og Four Horseman (Blanchard, Flair , Ole and Arn) vs The Nation of Domination (Rock, DLow, Mark Henry and Farooq)
      The Ministry of Darkness (Taker, Bradshaw, Farooq , and Midian) vs The Dangerous Alliance (Stunning Steve Austin, Vader, Rick Rude and Bobby Eaton)
      will be ones I'll do too 😁

    • Toat
      Toat Month ago +2

      @Matt rice its 3v3 and 4v4 i believe :)

    • TG Zaks
      TG Zaks Month ago +7

      As someone who watched the original War Games with Dusty/Nikita and The Road Warriors vs The Four Horsemen, this is going to be epic for us old heads lol

    • Retro_Flames
      Retro_Flames Month ago +2

      @Matt rice that's great

    • Thatch Netherfold
      Thatch Netherfold Month ago +1

      And her also appreciating the aspects of the War Games aesthetics? She lacks appreciation alright.

  • Positively E
    Positively E Month ago +16

    Love that the art director fits right in with wrestlers with all their tats 🤘🏿

    • Chuck-El
      Chuck-El Month ago +1

      Yes she's awesome she responds to all the WWE 2k fans on Instagram too

  • CyberBFoStar
    CyberBFoStar Month ago +10

    Wargames is gonna change everything for online play. 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • Jobber Jerry
    Jobber Jerry Month ago

    I was never really of Kai until last years War Games I think she was the glue that held that entire match together and she definitely took the most damage too and my entire outlook on her changed

    YOOITSBJ Month ago +12

    It’s good to see Big E healthy man hope to see him in the squared circle soon

  • KingxD3ath_ARTS
    KingxD3ath_ARTS Month ago +3

    6:45 love that woods talked about this version of Kurt's theme song. It was so underappreciated

  • Ron Jones
    Ron Jones Month ago +5

    Big E!!!! 🤩 So glad to see him back.

  • Garou
    Garou Month ago +21

    Big E 🤩 torcendo pelo seu retorno.

  • Diamond655
    Diamond655 Month ago +3

    Kofi and Xavier stomp stunlocking Dakota/Cody for almost a minute straight is funny as hell. I'm surprised they left in the Shayna AI bugging out in the video, though - figured they'd cut around the jank considering this is WWE's official account.

  • crazykids 200
    crazykids 200 Month ago +6

    That is a incredible new addition to the game to bring more dynamics

  • Certified_Buckss
    Certified_Buckss Month ago +20

    I’m so excited for this the hype is real!!!

  • Z3Gaming
    Z3Gaming Month ago +7

    its look great, cant wait to try war games! But them getting excited for the same entrances from last year was kinda funny lol

  • izzy8501
    izzy8501 Month ago +14

    Shayna is so kind and sweet behind the scenes, as is Dakota. I sometimes wish Shayna was a babyface and mixed her true personality with her character more. Lol.

  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith Month ago +1

    I love this video. Love the gameplay and how animated everybody was especially Dakota.

  • danny rene gamez Gamez

    Que bueno es ver de vuelta a Big E.

  • Positively E
    Positively E Month ago +5

    Weapon taunts right out of WWF No Mercy. I hope they use it as influence for so much more. 20+ years later and still the goat along with VPW2.

  • Greg Puryear
    Greg Puryear Month ago +3

    Glad to see BIG E is okay and I'll be happy when/if he returns to the ring

  • Javon Etc.
    Javon Etc. Month ago

    Yo I swear the superstars are always the coolest even out of character 🙌🏾🙌🏾

  • My dog and me
    My dog and me Month ago

    I would like to know if this could be added as apart of universe mode and could have normal single matches in one of the rings without it only being used for wargames matches

  • Jeff Richards
    Jeff Richards Month ago

    I loved everyone's shock and surprise when the CPU won the first War Games match! 😂

  • Mole Jam
    Mole Jam Month ago +8

    I can't wait for this! this is going to be awesomeness videos from UpUp Down Down!!! Let's Goooo!!!!

  • Kevin 100-ocho
    Kevin 100-ocho Month ago

    BIG E IS HERE !🔥🔥 great to see him

  • russelbutt
    russelbutt Month ago

    this new mode should be pretty fun, definitely picking this up day 1!

  • The BCube Show
    The BCube Show Month ago +10

    E: I thought that was it
    Woods: it's Cena dude
    E: oh yeah, silly me

  • Daredevil
    Daredevil Month ago +6

    Austin is just huge fan of wwe theme songs I remember he was singing Batista theme during WM, Orton theme during NXT and now he was singing Cody's theme 😂😂

  • Zion Williams
    Zion Williams Month ago +3

    Can't wait 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 BTW good to see Big E

  • BeastModeGaming2013

    My question is... Will the superstars actually all have their official & correct move sets in 2k23?

  • Rudebwoytroy
    Rudebwoytroy Month ago

    as for the pumps and the tech, sidney crosbys cross trainers from 2008 had the pum on the outside of the heel and had a knob for pump or deflate. you turn the knob to lock then pump the small pump and unlock to decompress the air... they can take that and put it back to the tongue

  • Bobby Br38k3r
    Bobby Br38k3r Month ago

    Now I am interested in 2k once again. Finally a new match type.

  • AtkBlacKK
    AtkBlacKK Month ago +5

    Watching this definitely made me realize that Dakota was in every women’s Wargames match, along w/Iyo.
    UUDD is so educational! 🤣

    CODYRESU Month ago

    Xavier really started beating Cody while singing his theme song. Iconic.

  • Cowboy Wazowski
    Cowboy Wazowski Month ago

    This reminds of when my friends in high school played 2k14 6 man hell in the cell. We thought Rey and Yokozuna picking up the steal stairs and running up the ramp was the funniest thing ever and we couldn’t stop laughing.

  • real Bojack Horseman

    Glad to see Big E doing well

  • joe franco
    joe franco Month ago +6

    That's Soo Freaking awesome you can grab weapons before hopin in, I can't wait to play as ricochet in this!!

  • Naturescontainment !
    Naturescontainment ! Month ago +2

    Game looks good can’t wait to play!

  • King Jae
    King Jae Month ago

    War Games looks so damn good! Looking forward to this game!

  • GrimmBrowncoat
    GrimmBrowncoat Month ago +2

    Not sure why I’m so impressed with the way Cena unfolds the towel in that entrance but it’s super clean.

  • Cliff Moore
    Cliff Moore Month ago

    So glad to see Big E there & the rest of WWE wrestlers💪💪

  • mr CMD
    mr CMD Month ago +7

    Yo me and my brother gonna go wild in these war games matches 🔥

  • Giovanny Monteiro
    Giovanny Monteiro Month ago

    I’m so exited to see Dakota’s model hope she gets The white and Pink hair still

  • Daniel Chong
    Daniel Chong Month ago

    The graphics look to have been improved very significantly, so I'm cautiously optimistic about this game.

  • KingxD3ath_ARTS
    KingxD3ath_ARTS Month ago

    I wonder if they'll add elimination to war games. I know it's not a thing but I'd like it

  • Riyan Sarker
    Riyan Sarker Month ago +16

    I am very excited for this moment.

  • Harbinger
    Harbinger Month ago +1

    Big E still looking massive ! I hope he gets an in ring return soon and stays healthy

  • The Wright Way
    The Wright Way Month ago

    Hopefully Big E is in the game as well!

  • KingTodd_Gaming_
    KingTodd_Gaming_ Month ago

    Expected War Games to be in 2k22. Looked forward to it. Disappointed it's not. Can't wait for 2k23 so we can all finally play War Games matches.

  • Just Rob
    Just Rob Month ago

    Im so freaking happy to see BIG E doing ok that I dont even care about the weird morphing moves and the crazy cpu unlimited taught glitch in the game.

  • jbrady58103
    jbrady58103 Month ago

    So good to see E. Miss him.

  • Pach Carter
    Pach Carter Month ago

    Big E back great to see the guy back hopefully he can return to the ring soon

  • Randi Fish
    Randi Fish Month ago

    What a storyline, Shayna of all person doing the peacemaker. Unexpected.

  • Epic Badger
    Epic Badger Month ago

    I'm glad to see BIG E, looking good.

  • Niteshade0Rune
    Niteshade0Rune Month ago

    Totally hyped to remake my 2k22 stable in this and start playing again!

  • Ballroom Dancer
    Ballroom Dancer Month ago +10

    I just want to know the Presentation names in the Create a superstar mode. That's all I cared about the most. Like if there are any new names on the list.

  • Realcountry98 Gaming
    Realcountry98 Gaming Month ago +1

    I can’t wait for this game I loved wwe 2k22 and I hope wwe 2k23 will be even better

  • djpegao
    djpegao Month ago +1

    27:22 that transition was clean!!!

  • Dajuan Jackson
    Dajuan Jackson Month ago

    I just need Xavier to sing “my father SAAAAAAIIIIIIIIDD” just one time in my life

  • Evan Sinsabaugh
    Evan Sinsabaugh Month ago +2

    Shania bazler is such a chill person irl but a great heel in character

  • Oj Mosby
    Oj Mosby Month ago +5

    Online for war games gonna be crazy

  • Brian
    Brian Month ago

    "I thought that was it"
    "It's Cena ,dude"
    "Oh yeah You're right. You're right."
    "Who we talkin about"
    "Silly me"
    Like 100% of Cena's matches in his Super Cena era.

  • KingxD3ath_ARTS
    KingxD3ath_ARTS Month ago

    My problem with war games is the extra cpu. I'd love if they can program them not to go for the win so the player can has some fun before the match ends

  • Drago Jay 069
    Drago Jay 069 Month ago +2

    Question? Are the Upupdowndown and left right left right championships in 2k23 like they were in 2k22? Because if they are, I will 100% be buying the game on launch day for sure!!!

    • Abhishek Shiroya
      Abhishek Shiroya Month ago

      There’s no reason to take em out of the franchise. I’m sure they’ll be there

    • darthfinality
      darthfinality Month ago

      That's a good question

  • Tyrecus Dale
    Tyrecus Dale Month ago

    We miss you big E 💯

  • atiba morales
    atiba morales Month ago +2

    Will we get 4 on 4 War Games? All I'm seeing in most footage is 3 on 3. Can they not do 4 on 4 with two rings because of some technical issue? I was so hoping for 4 on 4.

    • Call Me Shady
      Call Me Shady Month ago

      You can, it's just not in the version they played

  • Emerie The Greatest of All Time

    It looks good but they need to fix the animation speed like 2K14. It's too smooth
    Everyone moves like heavyweights
    We need a fluid gameplay like Here comes the pain, SvR'06 & SvR'11
    Definitely need a double championship entrances & Story designer with new & some old cutscenes
    Thx y'all for being the 1st to review some gameplay

  • Olster
    Olster Month ago

    Good to see Big E again

  • Jason Murphy
    Jason Murphy Month ago

    Hey it’s big e it’s good to see him for sure can’t wait for him to return

  • AShreddedFate
    AShreddedFate Month ago

    Can't wait to stream the War Games match! 🤘

  • Sean Murphy
    Sean Murphy Month ago +1

    LOL when Cena kicked out. "That's Cena dude." "You're right."

  • GAMER3Productions
    GAMER3Productions Month ago +1

    I’m just so happy that the title of this game and the previous finally got the year right!!!

  • AniGamer NX
    AniGamer NX Month ago +9


  • Philip Dawson
    Philip Dawson Month ago

    Btw Dakota isn't kidding when she says that War Games is "her kind of match". Her & Io are the only 2 women that have been involved in all 4 WWE women's War Games matches so far (although technically Dakota never entered the ring in one of them, famously).

  • Megan Graves
    Megan Graves Month ago

    It's good to see Big E doing well

  • The Gaming Dude
    The Gaming Dude Month ago +6

    The character select screen looks so clean

  • Hannah.P.S
    Hannah.P.S Month ago +2

    Just came home , the perfect video to end the day with.

  • Logan Evans
    Logan Evans Month ago +4

    Can’t wait first war games then the cena showcase then the rumble I just want to have the game already

  • TheJoeTapes
    TheJoeTapes Month ago +1

    I love Dakota and Shayna together they are really cute together

  • I am me
    I am me Month ago

    as soon as the game laynches im immediately going in to do NWO vs DX

    JGR4LIFE Month ago

    I’m going to be playing with Vince McMahon when the game comes out 😂

  • Alannized
    Alannized Month ago

    Sooo dope! Can’t wait for 2k23!!!!

  • NZer0Gravity
    NZer0Gravity Month ago

    My question is why is Kai skipping all the entrance I’m tryna see them😐

  • 𝘼𝙣𝙙𝙧𝙪𝙬𝙝

    Can’t wait to play War Games

  • gothard5
    gothard5 Month ago

    I really wish WWE would do War Games matches like they are supposed to be done like the original War Games matches back in the late 80s. I know they will never do that though.

  • AA Ron
    AA Ron Month ago

    I'm surprised they don't do all John Cena war games

  • Michael James Jr
    Michael James Jr Month ago

    Welcome Back Cody... The beat down was wild. New Day showed no mercy 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Jack Strider
    Jack Strider Month ago +1

    The man, the myth, the LEGEND, BRYAN "We'll try to get it in next year" WILLIAMS!