If you choose not to pre-order WWE 2K14, you can still somewhat get a chance to play as The Ultimate Warrior.
As 2K Games announced several months ago, pre-ordering WWE 2K14 allows you to play as The Ultimate Warrior. If you miss out on pre-ordering the game, he’ll still be available to play but only during the “WrestleMania Mode”.
The game’s creative director Cory Ledesma confirmed the following after answering a fan’s question:
still in 30 Years of WrestleMania but not playable anywhere else.
Ultimate Warrior’s match against Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania VI will be included in the game’s “WrestleMania Mode”. This is the only match you can play as him if you don’t pre-order WWE 2K14.