The Visual history of WWE SmackDown!

From hard body jaggies to marble-sculpted brawlers, we chart the smoothing of the beefcake

WWE SmackDown! vs RAW 2008 - 2007
In the latest SmackDown, many of the stale wrestler animations were redone, as well as an obvious smoothing out in the next-gen hardware. With the inclusion of the long-since neutered ECW brand, comes the first time fire was represented in SmackDown, something we suspect is hard for any wrestler to fake. Unfortunately, the PS3 version looked like someone smeared Vaseline on the screen in comparison to the second-year 360 version. However, THQ did an awesome job at making every wrestler have a stupefied look slapped on their face.

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