“It was perfect timing to give the brand a facelift. It was getting a little stale. We want to put the focus back on gameplay.
“WWE is on the way back up. With The Rock coming back, he is going to help kick-start an upward tick in WWE ratings. The WWE is full steam ahead. It has gone from PG-13 to just PG. And is now more family friendly.”
— THQ’s Bryan Williams, speaking to MCV about the removal of the Smackdown vs Raw subtitle from the WWE series. WWE 12 is due on PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360 on November 25.