Machine Gun Kelly gets ready to step into the digital ring as a playable character for WWE 2K22

Machine Gun Kelly. Paulien Zomer/Wikimedia Commons

In what must have Eminem so excited he’s already put in a preorder, rap-punching-bag-turned-pop-punk-hitmaker Machine Gun Kelly will be taking to the ring as a playable character in the upcoming WWE 2K22.

The man known to his mom as Colson Baker will also serve as the music producer to the game, scheduled for release in the second week of March. In addition to MGK’s “Concert for Aliens”, expect to hear a soundtrack that swings from Wu-Tang Clan’s classic “Protect Ya Neck” to Royal Blood’s “Typhoons” to Motörhead’s “Iron Fist”.

Songs that won’t be on the soundtrack include Eminem’s “KILLSHOT”, which arguably convinced Machine Gun Kelly that pop-punk might make for a better career choice than rap. 

Machine Gun Kelly fans won’t be seeing the musician right away, as he character will pop up as downloadable content after WWE 2K22’s official launch. Wrestling fans won’t have to wait to do battle with such legends as The Undertaker, Booker T, and Rey Mysterio. Also featured will be both male and female storylines.

Also expected to be part of WWE 2K22 are Becky Lynch, Beth Phoenix, Bianca Belair, and Chyna. All of whom could likely kick Machine Gun Kelly’s ass.

In a release announcing MGK’s involvement, WWE Music Group senior vice-president Neil Lawi said, “Machine Gun Kelly has been an integral part of the WWE family for more than a decade including performances at WrestleMania and Tribute to the Troops, soundtracking our premium live events with his music, and making frequent storyline appearances on WWE programming over the years. He has curated a unique soundtrack for WWE 2K22 that includes not only his own music but a diverse array of artists from The Weeknd to KennyHoopla. The 12-track soundtrack is the perfect complement to this edition’s enhanced gameplay.”

WWE 2K22 featuring pop-punk-hitmaker Machine Gun Kelly launches March 11.

Mike Usinger once took the better part of two years to finish Grand Theft Auto. Over the course of his career he has written about everything from eSports to music to movies to travel.

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