With the launch of WWE 2K19 came the WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge. To participate in the challenge, players had to complete the Million Dollar Tower in WWE 2K19, then upload a video of themselves doing a promo on why they will beat AJ Styles in WWE 2K19, all of this between October 2018 and the end of January 2019. Four finalists got the chance to compete against each other this week leading up to WrestleMania. The semi-finals took place earlier today at WrestleMania Axxess and highlights will be on the UpUpDownDown YouTube channel. The finals though will be in a couple of hours.
At 6:30 p.m. EDT, the finale will be streamed on the WWE Network, WWE YouTube channel, WWE 2K's Facebook and Twitter, and FOX Sports digital platforms, during NXT TakeOver's Pre-Show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, with the winner getting a chance to face off against "The Phenomenal One" AJ Styles...in WWE 2K19 that is.
$1 Million on the Line in WWE® 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge
During WrestleMania® Week
NXT® TakeOver Pre-Show to Include Event Finale, with Viewing Available
Through FOX Sports, NBCUniversal, WWE and 2K Digital Platforms
New York, NY – April 1, 2019 – 2K today announced details surrounding activity for the WWE® 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge – the capstone event forWWE® 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:
“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, Fla.; 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.
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