The customization features go a long way toward refreshing the franchise. Players can dig really deep in creating their wrestler as well as the behind-the-scenes activity that goes into producing a show. Players can decide who a wrestler's rivals are, how they are encountered, and what kind of matches to schedule. The game is also more accessible to new players thanks to a new training facility. The game first launches inside the facility, allowing new players to begin practicing immediately. The facility then slowly walks players through the controls, which makes the transition to matches easier. Overall, this is perhaps the most robust version of Smackdown vs. Raw released so far.