After last years Smackdown vs. Raw for the Wii, many were left with a bad taste in their mouths. The Main Event mode was a poor replacement for a regular season mode, the controls were unrefined, and overall the game felt rushed and unfinished. SVR 09 is looking to make up for the previous effort and it does a fairly good job. It integrates Wii specific features, and also offers most of the same modes and features included on the PS3/360 versions. While it's a ways off from being a true champion, Yukes have definitely got themselves a contender this year.
If Yukes can find a balance between past successes and the features that work here, they could easily offer a game that's worthy of the championship, instead of just champion by default. As it stands right now, they've got some great features, but not enough hooks to keep all but the hardcore coming back for more.