Throughout the years, WWE and 2K Games have used non-contracted WWE talent to perform motion capture for WWE 2K games. Names such as Colt Cabana, Chris Bey, Jay Lethal, and Jeff Cobb have done motion capture for WWE 2K.
For WWE 2K23, Hyan was one of the talents brought in to help bring the game to life.
Speaking to Jeremy Lambert & Joel Pearl on In The Weeds, Hyan reflected on doing mo-cap for WWE 2K23.
"It was super cool. It's so random. Wrestling and all of these things, sometimes these opportunities come out of the blue and when they come, you have to go all in and take it. That was the same situation where, I actually got a text message, and I thought it was a scam. That's my natural reaction [laughs], 'this isn't real,' to everything I get. I did end up talking to people and they were like, 'No, this is legit.' You go to a studio, they hook you up, you have these nods all over you. There was a a lot of COVID testing. You come in, masked up, millions tests during the day. We did stuff for MyRISE, entrances, little cut scenes in the game. It's fun because you get to be a character that is not you. They're like, 'Go be Roxanne Perez.' 'Got it. Easy.' It's a lot of fun, especially when you're there with some really talented girls and you can just chill and talk and get to know each other and when it's your turn, you go and kill it," she said.
Hyan and Perez trained together at Reality of Wrestling and remain friends.
Lady Frost and Trish Adora were also used to help with motion capture for the game.
Elsewhere during the interview, Hyan discussed her goal of winning the IWGP Women's Championship. You can find her full comments by clicking here.
Fans watch the full interview with Hyan in the video above.