Over the past couple of months, Wizkids has been releasing little bits of information about its upcoming WWE Campaign Box and its team packs, Bitter Rivals and Tag Teams. Today, we’ve just landed a major source of new information: the Solicits page was updated with images of all 3 upcoming products! From this, we now have a lot more information about the roster, and there are some interesting choices here.
We’ll look at the team packs, since their roster is far more clear, and then we’ll move to the campaign box.
Before we begin, I want to give credit where credit is due. In addition to the Solicits images, I will refer to two sources for spoilers:
- The Dice Coalition’s article on spoilers from Origins
- icv2’s article which includes product descriptions
So without further ado, let’s look at the…
Bitter Rivals Team Pack
Let’s start with this beauty of a pack, which has an absolutely amazing roster.
Most of the roster for this one has been known for a while. ICV2’s article already said that the rivalries featured included “Trish vs Lita, Stone Cold vs The Rock, and Kane vs Undertaker”. Let’s see if we can match the dice with the description.
The spoilers for Origins already showed that the die with the bull represents The Rock, the blue skull definitely looks like Stone Cold Steve Austin’s die, the black die to the right matches Kane’s mask almost exactly (compared to the mask worn by Kane at the top left of the team pack), and the black and purple die clearly represents The Undertaker. The pink die at the left looks like Trish Stratus’ die from the Origins spoilers. This leaves us with three dice, one of which must be Lita, and two mystery characters.
Looking at the die at the bottom right, I can’t help but see similarities to Lita’s logo. I would guess this die is Lita’s.
Assuming I’m right, this leaves us with two mystery characters. First, the pink die in the third column. The glasses may seem generic, but they look very much like Bret Hart’s. The die’s color is also a pretty good hint. My best guess would be Bret “The Hitman” Hart.
And who happens to be one of Bret Hart’s most famous rivals? Shawn Michaels, aka “The Heartbreak Kid”…and the other unidentified die’s logo just happens to be a breaking heart. Looks too big to be a coincidence. Definitely looks like Shawn Michaels is in too.
So let’s summarize: based on the die faces, I predict that the roster for this team pack is:
- Bret “The Hitman” Hart
- Shawn Michaels
- Stone Cold Steve Austin
- The Rock
- The Undertaker
- Trish Stratus
That roster is taken straight out of my high school years. I love it.
Next up, let’s take a look at the other team pack.
Tag Teams Team Pack
Now, icv2’s article hints at two teams: “The Shield”, and “The New Day”. Dice logos and colours are quite telling for this pack.
Notice how dice are of one of three colours: light blue, black, and brown. A smart theory to start from is that dice with the same color are from the same “team”, so to speak.
Now, the black dice are pretty obvious: Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Sting were all shown at Origins, and all three have the NWO affiliation. So that seems to be one of the teams shown.
Now, let’s look at the light blue dice. We know that The New Day is featured in this. One of them is called Big E, and the logo on one of the dice is literally…a big E. Not the most original logo, but I’ll take it. To the right of that, there’s a creepy-looking head, which looks very much like Kofi Kingston’s logo. And the trombone…anyone who’s seen enough of Xavier Woods knows his antics with that thing. So…yeah, I think we’re past speculation at this stage; it looks pretty clearly like The New Day are all here.
This leaves us with the brown dice (third and fourth column, second from the top), which pretty much have to be The Shield. Those are pretty clear-cut: the one to the left has Roman Reigns’ logo, and to the right, you can clearly see Seth Rollins’ logo. So both of these characters seem to be in.
So, in short, the roster for this team pack appears to be:
- Big E
- Kevin Nash
- Kofi Kingston
- Roman Reigns
- Seth Rollins
- Scott Hall
- Xavier Woods
The obvious question now: where is Dean Ambrose? As the third member of The Shield, I’d expect him to show up…but as others have already pointed out, he is no longer on the WWE’s roster, wrestles in rival promotions (as Jon Moxley) and has publicly criticized the WWE after he left. I hope he’s in the campaign box, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.
And speaking of the campaign box…
WWE Campaign Box
From the icv2 article, the following are said to be included:
- “Macho Man” Randy Savage
- Bret “Hit Man” Hart
- Becky Lynch
- Asuka (per Origins spoilers, she’s the white die with purple font)
- AJ Styles (the grey die with light blue font clearly has his logo)
- Shinsuke Nakamura (that red and black die with the logo that looks like a throwing star? Yeah, that’s his logo for sure)
Now, as I stated previously, I’m pretty certain that Bret Hart is in the Bitter Rivals team pack; it’s possible (though it would be rather exceptional) that the distribution of the roster changed since the original announcement.
This leaves us with a ton of dice to speculate on for fun. I’ve already pointed out a few obvious ones. But there’s another we can see pretty clearly: John Cena.
Look at the green die with the purple logo, with the “Ok” hand symbol. That is a known taunt used by Cena, and I don’t know of any other wrestler for whom this would fit. Not 100% certain, but I’m pretty confident about that one.
As for the rest of the dice shown here…you know? I could continue to speculate, but I’d love to hear what the rest of you think. Sound off in the comments, and let’s figure out the rest of this roster together.
As a side note, even if we figure out all of the dice shown here, we won’t know the entire roster. After all, if you check the Origins spoilers, Mick Foley, aka Mankind, was shown, with a die that is not visible on the Campaign Box’s art.
Now, you’ll notice I didn’t do the same number-crunching I did in the past for campaign boxes. That’s because we’re currently lacking in information about the box itself. There are currently only 3 cards from the campaign box where we have a clear picture: Mankind (see above), Asuka, and Becky Lynch. Everything else is from the team packs. Outside of seeing that the box apparently has only 58 cards, there is not much to be gleaned here.
So, who do you think is making the roster? And most importantly, which of these three products are you looking forward to? Sound off in the comments below!
Personally, I want that Bitter Rivals Team Pack…’cause Stone Cold Said So!