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2K and WWE announced last night on Monday Night RAW that former two-time United States, WCW Tag Team, WCW World Heavyweight, and WWE World Heavyweight champion Bill Goldberg will be this year’s pre-order bonus for WWE 2K17.

A product of the WCW Power Plant, Goldberg ran roughshod through WCW in the late 90s, feuding with the likes of the nWo, Diamond Dallas Page, and Sid Vicious, and putting together a (heavily inflated) undefeated streak of 173-0.

“My son was a big part of this coming together, and I can’t wait for him to see his dad kicking ass in a WWE ring through the magic of video games,” said Goldberg in a statement. “I encountered the likes of The Rock, Triple H, Brock Lesnar and Ric Flair during my WWE career, and now through WWE 2K17, I’ll be taking on the biggest and baddest Superstars of today—showing them once and for all that I am still ‘Da Man!’”

Goldberg joins the ranks of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sting, and the Ultimate Warrior as pre-order bonuses for the WWE 2K series. There will be two versions of Goldberg as part of this pre-order: one from his WCW days, and one from his time at WWE. The pre-order also includes two exclusive playable arenas in the forms of WCW Monday Nitro and Halloween Havoc. You can check out the reveal trailer below.

WWE 2K17 will be available in October for Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, and PS3.

Weighing in at 280 lbs. and hailing from Parts Unknown, The Ultimate Warrior will be playable in WWE2K14—if you pre-order the game.

This is a big deal for many wrestling fans. It marks the first time The Ultimate Warrior will appear in the yearly WWE franchise (having previously appeared only in WWE: Legends of Wrestlemania and WWE All-Stars). Many believe it was the strained relationship Warrior had with the WWE that resulted in his exclusion in the WWE games.

The Warrior celebrated the news with a visit to 2K Games, which you can see in the trailer embedded below.

Known for his phenomenal intensity in and around the ring, The Ultimate Warrior’s career peaked in 1990, when he knocked off Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania VI in “The Ultimate Challenge,” during which both Hogan’s WWE Title and Warrior’s Intercontinental Title were on the line. This marked the first time one man held both belts, although it would be short-lived—Warrior would have to vacate the IC belt due to a stipulation at the time that no man could hold both titles. Not even an Ultimate one.

“Immortality is inspiration, pure and simple. An example to others that they, too, can do things larger than the life they are actually living, and Ultimate Warrior was the pure embodiment of this belief, in what has proven to be a very attention-getting and inspiring way,” said Warrior. “It was my good fortune to be his creator and performer, and I am humbled by all those fans who’ve not only kept his legacy alive, but deepened it over time. In WWE2K14, Ultimate Warrior’s creed, ‘Always Believe,’ lives on.”

You’ll get a chance to relive some of Warrior’s best matches if you “always believe” when WWE2K14 Gorilla Press Drops and then Running Splashes onto Xbox 360 and PS3 on October 29, 2013.