It was but a handful of months ago that the late, great Macho Man Randy Savage marked his posthumous return to the ring in WWE ’12, last year’s iteration of the annual wrestling franchise; this virtual appearance by the legendary superstar came in the wake of a car accident that prematurely ended his life. “Dr. Death” Steve Williams, a similarly iconic figure, passed away in 2009 but has yet to appear in a WWE game under commemorative circumstances. WWE ’13, an upgrade upon last year’s successful title, will not break this particular mold.
In response to a Tweet, WWE Games Community Manager Marcus Stephenson announced that Williams will not be striding down the virtual entrance ramps of WWE ’13 this fall. “No. And don’t start the process of elimination — that’s the only “no” or “yes” I’ll say for a long time.”
“Dr. Death’s” long career included only a brief, one-year stint in the World Wrestling Federation, but the superstar is still a favorite among fans for his time as a prominent tag-team wrestler that included a reign as the NWA Tag-Team Champion. His fame, though notable, will apparently not be enough to put him among the ranks of such characters as Macho Man Randy Savage and Eddie Guererro that have gone on to star in WWE games following their respective deaths.