Ripten writes: "Mainstream professional wrestling has more in common with the cast of Saturday morning cartoons then any television drama. Man's best and worst traits are identified and amplified in the larger than life characters: the snob, the hero, the witty, and the racist. There's no room for a personality of vague definition.
If the entertainment itself demands such extremes, it's little surprise that it has such a polarising effect on viewers – it's something people either enjoy or ridicule.
It's that fact that brings me to a necessary warning: this is not a game for non-fans. If you're not interested in wrestling, just walk on by, because there's nothing for you here. Total Extreme Wrestling 2008 is every bit as narrowly focused as the name suggests."