Gaming Nexus writes: "After going hands-on with the somewhat unapproachable DS wrestler, I popped my elbow back into place and went head-on with WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 for Wii. If a game is carrying a title that drawn out, it better be packing some serious gameplay and this year's version of the annual THQ wrestling game does indeed deliver on the content. It's a pretty big step up from last year's rather underwhelming game, but even more surprising, this game is no slouch on Wii-the controls, graphics and depth are all top tier, which is rare for Wii games in general and even scarcer in licensed sports titles.
The main event, and biggest addition to the Wii scene, is Road the Wrestlemania. This plot-driven story mode lets you choose from a handful of superstars and follow their character-specific story up to the world series of wrestling, Wrestlemania. The interleaving cutscenes involve a lot of character development and melodrama that is lost on a geek like me, but if you're a fan of the superstars and a regular viewer then I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy this mode."