Ariya Daivari (Feuded for months with Gallagher ([whom is On-Disc] and had a short rivalry with Tozawa [whom is On-Disc]. Out of the 5 Cruiserweights he should have been On-Disc instead of DLC considering his rivals are On-Disc.)
Drew Gulak (Long anti-flying feud with Mustafa)
Mustafa Ali (Long anti-flying feud with Gulak which also included Mustafa wrestling Nese)
Tony Nese (Ally and tag team partner of Gulak)
Lince Dorado is the one I wonder about the most as the majority of his matches since the Cruiserweight Classic have been on Main Event so he is the only Cruiserweight I could see not making it in as DLC so if 205 were to be a 5 wrestler pack James Ellsworth could make it instead of Dorado as Ellsworth has more of an impact on SmackDown than Dorado has on 205.
However, 205 is part of the Raw brand so a 6 wrestler 205/Raw DLC pack consisting of Ariya Daivari, Drew Gulak, Mustafa Ali, Tony Nese, Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy is equally possible seeing as the Hardyz returned at WrestleMania 33.
WWE Roster at the time of WrestleMania weekend on April 1st before NXT TakeOver: Orlando and WrestleMania 33
From this list: Aliyah, Liv Morgan, Mandy Rose, Ruby Riot, Andrade Almas, Angelo Dawkins, Buddy Murphy, Wesley Blake, Oney Lorcan, Heavy Machinery are missing from the On-Disc roster in regards to NXT whereas only the Bollywood Boyz aka The Singh Brothers are missing from the Main Roster (excluding the released wrestlers).
Since splitting up Blake & Murphy have been used sporadically as enhancement talent on NXT TV Tapings and mainly used on NXT house shows with Blake teaming up with Steve Cutler whereas Murphy has been mainly be used in singles match with the occasional tag team match alongside a random face wrestler on NXT house shows so I am guess that is most likely that the reason that they got cut from On-Disc roster (and most likely not DLC either) because of them being Angelo Dawkins level (before Street Profits happened for Dawkins).
Ruby Riot (First NXT match was at NXT TakeOver: Orlando but her long rivalry with Nikki Cross started before Orlando.)
Drew McIntyre [Returned at NXT TakeOver: Orlando in the audience but he didn't have his first return match until April 12th 2017. Samoa Joe made it into 2K16 after WrestleMania 31 with his debut being at Unstoppable where Joe saved Zayn from Owens and Joe didn't have his first until June 10th 2015 whereas Roode didn't make the cut for 2K17 after appearing in the audience for Dallas as he didn't have his first match until August 3rd 2016. Nakamura debuted at Dallas on April 1, 2016 and was DLC for 2K17.] Based on this history with the NXT Champions, McIntyre has a very good chance of being DLC for 2K18 against not making it in at all. If McIntyre were to fail make it into 2K18 as DLC then we can put that down due to McIntyre not being as big a name as Joe and Nakamura.
Aleister Black (First NXT match was at NXT TakeOver: Orlando but did wrestle at the UK Championship Tournament as Tommy End)
Sonya Deville (formerly Daria Berenato) and The Velveteen Dream (Patrick Clark) were still doing NXT House Shows at the of WrestleMania weekend so I can't see them making it in as DLC.
Heavy Machinery had began their weekly NXT appearances on March 29, 2017 which puts them in WrestleMania week (March 28th 2017 to April 3rd 2017) though before that their last appearance was in the 2016 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team against Austin Aries & Roderick Strong. They would be this year's #DIY if they failed to make it in as DLC wrestlers but chances are we could get their tag team moves in 2K18's Moves DLC like we did for #DIY and TM-61 in 2K17.
Revival, Shinsuke Nakamura, Elias Samson and Tye Dillinger were still on NXT. Out of Revival, Nakamura, Dillinger and Elias only Elias hasn't been confirmed yet for 2K18.
So for NXT DLC pack I am thinking that Drew McIntyre, Heavy Machinery (or Oney Lorcan as well as Liv Morgan or Andrade Almas), Ruby Riot, Aleister Black and Elias (Elias just like Roode wasn't promoted to the Main Roster from NXT until after the Superstar Shakeup [April 10th episode of Raw]) would be the most likely my opinion.
If the scanning history is anything to go by. Then I could see the UK scanned guys being held off until 2K19 as we didn't get the 4 Horsewomen until 2K17 despite them being scanned in 2015, that Iconic Duo were apparently rumoured to be scanned in 2016 but we didn't get them until 2K18 so if the UK scanned guys get held off until 2K19 it wouldn't surprise me as their WWE UK show has yet to debut but it would be disappointing.
Edited by Taurus, 07 September 2017 - 12:51 PM.