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:
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.