WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011
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WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 is the last game in the series to use the SmackDown vs. Raw name and the last WWE game for PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable.
Four characters were removed from the game very late in development. Tommy Dreamer and Carlito were both removed due to their departures from the WWE. It is not known why The Great Khali and The Hurricane were removed. Carlito and Hurricane appears to be complete, however, and can be played (see below). In spite of their removal, Carlito, Khali, and Dreamer are all referenced in the final version of the game, with their names appearing sporadically on a whiteboard backstage in Road to WrestleMania mode. Several of the others are characters that appeared in the previous title, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010, that did not return in this installment.
Additionally, the names of various wrestlers not present in the game are grouped in with the "Create An Entrance" data. Note that while some of these superstars have their entrances coded in the game, they aren't explicitly labelled with their names (using "superstar", "generic", "legend" labels):
CARLITO JBL JEFF HARDY THE GREAT KHALI THE HARDYS TOMMY DREAMER CAYLEN CROFT CHRIS MASTERS HURRICANE TRENT BARRETA TYLER REKS BRET HART BOB ORTON DUSTY RHODES MILLION DOLLAR MAN CARLITO & PRIMO
Hurricane's Music and Titantron Video
In spite of his removal, Hurricane still appears as a character in Rey Mysterio's Road To WrestleMania story line, meaning his character model is still on the game's disc. Even though he is not a normally selectable character, he is complete, and even has his own entrance music and Titantron video, which are not seen in any game mode. Not only is it possible to use the character through hacking, but the music and video can be assigned to other characters through the same method. Strangely, the Titantron video is the same one as used in WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2006 and not the updated 2010 version.
Carlito was intended to be featured as a playable superstar, but was removed following his WWE departure. His character model remains on the game's disc and can be accessed via hacking. It should be noted that the model is the same one used for WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2010.
On the PlayStation 2 game's disc, Titantron videos for Chris Masters and Bret Hart exist. Bret Hart was going to be available as an unlockable character, but then the decision was made to make him a downloadable content character instead. Downloadable content is not available for the PS2 console. Chris Masters was always intended to be a DLC character, so it is unknown why his entrance video remains on the game's disc. It should be noted that Masters' video is the most recent version, while Hart's was the version made for the first WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw game.