The sad truth about franchises that ride the "annual train" and release a new game yearly is that they rarely innovate or stay fresh. Wrestling games are no exception to this rule. Yet the Smackdown vs. Raw franchise has seemed to be evolving enough with each release to keep old fans playing while recruiting a wealth of new ones.
THQ's latest release WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 is concentrating on the co-op through evolving team matches. Tag teams will now share a momentum bar. After charging up enough momentum, players can unleash devastating moves, wracking combos, and match-ending finishers.