Gaming Nexus writes: "Before we get serious and talk about WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 for the PSP, it's important that you know where I'm coming from. I am not a wrestling fan. In fact, I have never been a fan of wrestling. While I respect the athleticism and the amount of punishment these guys can take, there was always something about the scripted aspect of the show that turned me off. This disdain for the sport influenced my enjoyment (or lack thereof) of the various wrestling games, which I always felt were like fighting games with really terrible controls."