Earlier this month, IGN broke the final roster list for WWE RAW vs. Smackdown! 2008. This included the unlockable legends as well as the non-playable characters that will appear in the game.

Here's the full list as follows:

CURRENT SUPERSTARS
  • Ashley

  • Johnny Nitro

  • Ric Flair

  • Batista

  • JTG

  • Bobby Lashley

  • Kane

  • Sandman

  • Booker T

  • Kelly Kelly

  • SHAD

  • Candice Michelle

  • Ken Kennedy

  • Shawn Michaels

  • Carlito

  • Kenny Dykstra

  • Snitsky

  • Chavo Guerrero

  • Marcus Cor Von

  • The Great Khali

  • Chris Masters

  • Mark Henry

  • Tommy Dreamer

  • CM Punk

  • Matt Hardy

  • Torrie Wilson

  • Edge

  • Melina

  • Triple H

  • Elijah Burke

  • Michelle McCool

  • Umaga

  • Finlay

  • Mickie James

  • Undertaker

  • Gregory Helms

  • MVP

  • William Regal

  • Jeff Hardy

  • Randy Orton

  • John Cena

  • Rey Mysterio


NON-PLAYABLE CHARACTERS
  • Armando Alejandro Estrada

  • Lillian Garcia

  • Stephanie McMahon

  • JBL

  • Maria

  • Tazz

  • Jerry Lawler

  • Michael Cole

  • Theodore Long

  • Jim Ross

  • Mickie Henson

  • Tony Chimmel

  • Joey Styles

  • Mike Chioda

  • Jonathan Coachman

  • Nick Patrick

  • Vince McMahon

  • Justin Roberts

  • Shane McMahon


WWE LEGENDS
  • Bret Hart

  • Roddy Piper

  • The Rock

  • Mick Foley

  • Steve Austin

  • Rick Rude

  • Terry Funk

  • Sabu


Well it's nice to see CM Punk finally make his video game debut here. But who didn't make the cut? The current reigning World Tag Team champions of RAW, Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch. Besides them? The former tag team champions, Paul London and Brian Kendrick. Also, the current WWE Cruiserweight Champion of Smackdown! programming, the little bastard leprechaun son of Vince McMahon himself, Hornswoggle. The current tag team champs of Smackdown!, Deuce and Domino along with their valet Cherry, are also nowhere to be seen.

I'm rather confused. The members of Cryme Time, a tag team that's been fired from WWE are in the game, but Paul London and Kendrick who as a tag team held the titles for almost a year and had plenty of show-stealing matches during that time don't get to be in the game? What about Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch? Cade and Trevor Murdoch I can perhaps understand since they weren't as big in 2006 as they were in 2007, but I can't justify the lack of London and Kendrick. The members of the World's Greatest Tag Team, Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas didn't make it in either.

It's rather disappointing none of the above made it in the game at all and a team that really never did jack except comedy skits like Cryme Time did. So total there are 50 playable characters in this game, and about 30 more you can create in C-A-W mode. If you ask me? I'm going to forget about, RAW vs. Smackdown! for now and look at Fire Pro Wrestling Returns. 327 playable characters, plus 500 you can create yourself. That's what I call roster depth for a wrestling video game.

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