You can use these tips to become the best general manager in WWE.
In WWE 2K22, the well-known GM Mode from the Smackdown vs. Raw games came back as MyGM. In WWE 2K23, it is also a game. The basic idea is the same: each week, you try to put on the most interesting show possible to beat the other brands.
The main goal is to show that you’re the best GM and make your brand the most popular in the company. The mode is changed a bit in WWE 2K23, so the general experience is a bit different than in WWE 2K22. But even if you haven’t used its predecessor, the tips below will help you do well in 2K23’s MyGM.
Don’t Overlook Promo Skill When Drafting
You can see a lot of details about each wrestler on the draft screen. Their cost, fame, durability, star power, face/heel alignment, and face/heel alignment are all shown. And you should listen to all this information.
But you should also check out how good they are at marketing. This is not shown on the draft screen, but you can check their promo grade out of five by going to “superstar info.” Even though not everyone on your team needs to be a master on the mic, you do need a few good ones if you want your show’s ads to work.
At the bottom of the screen is a button that gets you to information about superstars.
Don’t Ignore Free Agents Or Legends In WWE 2K23
You don’t have the money to draft a very strong team during the draft. At most, you’ll be able to get 10 or 12 people and still have enough time to run your show. But you don’t have to watch those same fighters for the whole season.
When you have a little more money, you can always get free WWE 2K23 players and legends from the Manage Roster tab. They are good choices if you have holes in your team or need someone to fight a certain star you already have. The fact that most of them have short-term contracts shouldn’t put you off. You can bring them in, use them for a while, and then send them on their way.
Keep Your Talent Happy
During your time as GM, the mood of each of your wrestlers will change often. If they always get to compete on your show and win, they are probably happy. But if they aren’t told enough, they might get upset.
Their mood will also be affected by how they feel around you. They will sometimes ask you for things, and you can say yes or no. Obviously, if you say yes to what they want, their confidence will go up. But it will also count as a promise, and if you break it, their confidence will go down a lot. You should try to keep everyone happy, especially your big stars, because people with really bad morale may quickly switch to another brand.
Rest People And Continue Building Their Rivalries Using Call-Out Promos
No one is strong enough to wrestle every week. Everyone needs a break once in a while to avoid getting hurt. A hero who isn’t there, though, can’t add anything to the program. But there is a way to use a star while still letting them get as much rest as if they weren’t on the show.
Just have someone call their name. Like any other ad, a call-out helps the speaker regain some of their energy. But what’s really interesting is that the person who gets called out gets better faster. In fact, WWE 2K23 treats them like they didn’t even watch the show.
Check The Power Card Store Every Week
You can find your cards and a shop that sells three more in the Power Card tab. Each week, the store gets new things and gets rid of the old ones. You should make it a habit to check it every time, just in case you can buy a few gems.
Cards that help you win certain types of matches, give you more energy, or get you more fans are usually worth getting. Also, if you buy a card, you don’t have to use it right away. So, if you have the money, it’s smart to buy good ones when they’re available, even if you don’t need them yet.
Get Specialists But Don’t Completely Rely On Them
In MyGM, wrestler skills are very important. To make a good match card, you need the right kinds of celebrities to face each other. So you want fighters to battle against bruisers and giants to battle against ships. The good thing about experts is that they can work well with anyone. So, you should definitely have a few of them on your list because it gives you more options when putting together shows.
You don’t want half of your team to be experts, though. This is because, even though they can pair well with any other class, they don’t get the same boost for certain combinations. For example, an expert usually won’t do as well against a cruiser as a giant would, and they can’t put on as good a show against a bruiser as a fighter can.
Invest In Show Logistics
Not just the strength of the matches on your card determines how good your show is. Also important are the logistics, which can be found in the Show Logistics tab. Having a big arena, a great team, great special effects, and good promotion can help you get more fans and make more money. But you don’t have access to them all right away.
The first step is to open them, which happens on its own over time. Then you can buy them with a one-time payment. Last but not least, you have to pay money to book them for each show. So, it’s a pretty pricey project. But it’s worth spending money on these things as long as you have enough money left to put together a good card.
Have Varied Match Cards
Fans in MyGM like shows that have a lot going on. So, keep that in mind when you are putting together a card. Make sure that both men and women who have ability are shown. Also, have a variety of matches, such as singles, tag teams, triple threats, and fatal four-way fights. They don’t all have to be on every show, but it would be good to have at least two different kinds on each card.
On top of that, you can throw in a few “gimmick” matches, like ones with tables or rules that are too strict. Make sure your talents’ energy isn’t too low before sending them into more dangerous matches, where they are more likely to get hurt.
Don’t Leave Titles Vacant
After the draft is over, you get to choose your main men’s and women’s winners. Still, each brand has more than just two names. You also have titles for women’s tag teams, men’s tag teams, and a different men’s single title.
Wrestlers can’t just get these, though. You need to find matches for the belts, which you should do as soon as possible. In the end, anyone who wins a title gets more attention. By not filling in the names, you are wasting that boost.
Open And Close With Your Best Matches
WWE 2K23 will tell you about the drama curve when your first show is over. This has to do with how well your show went from beginning to end. You shouldn’t forget about this part of WWE 2K23. Shows that start and end well do very well. In Doodle Baseball, putting your best match in the middle of the card is a waste, but putting weak matches between great ones can cancel out the bad things about both.
So, when putting together a card, try to guess what the best two fits will be. To do this, think about the following:
- The different looks.
- How well-known the fighters involved are.
- Whether there is a real feud or not.
- If there is a title on the line or not.
- The type of match.
The more you play, the better you’ll be able to tell which matches will be good.
Save Level Four Rivalry Matches For PLEs
Every feud starts at level one and can go up in levels over the course of a few weeks. It can only go up to level four. But when this happens, you have to be careful because people are almost done with the feud.
So, when a feud reaches level 4, you want to save the next match for a Premium Live Event (PLE). A level-four rivalry match at a PLE will almost always get a great rating and be the best way to end the conflict. There’s no need to lose fans by making them tired of the competition before then.
Use Submissions Matches To End Rivalries Instantly
In MyGM, you sometimes end up with a competition you don’t want. You may have used a fatal-4-way to get more than one person on a card, and then two of them started fighting. Or, you may just have a rivalry that has been going on for too long.
On a PLE, rivalries usually end when they hit the required level. But you can put an end to them at any time with submission fights. When two enemies face off in a submission match, their feud is automatically over. It doesn’t matter what show it’s on or how much they hate each other.