WWE SmackDown! Vs. RAW 2008

We grab a second opinion on the beefcake-brawler

But the big news in SmackDown! land is that there will be eight different fighting styles, stopping each wrestler from feeling the same. Each grappler will fit into one of these eight styles. There’s High-Flyer, for instance. Guys that slot into this category are the ones adept at aerial moves like leaping onto the top rope andspringboarding themselves into an opponent - think Rey Mysterio or Matt Hardy. There’s Submission Artist (Chris Benoit, say, or William Regal), Powerhouse (guys who are very strong, but weak in the air, like Batista and Undertaker) and Brawler - people who simply punch, kick and eye-gouge their way to victory, like The Boogeyman. Then there are Hardcore wrestlers who’ll be great with weapons (like Mick Foley), Dirty grapplers (less likely to get disqualified when cheating, like Edge), Technical guys (with great defensive skills like CM Punk and MVP) and, finally, Showmen. Following up heavy moves with taunts allows wrestlers in this category, charismatic mat-jockeys like Ken Kennedy and JBL, to rapidly increase their momentum meters and keep the moves flowing.

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