A few days ago, WWE held its last pay-per-view of the year at TLC. For those who don’t know, “TLC” is short for “Tables, Ladders, and Chairs,” and is considered one of the most brutal match types due to the use of the titular implements.
And now, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners (sorry, Wii folk) can recreate some of Sunday’s mayhem with a newly-released package of downloadable content from THQ for WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011. In particular, the “chairs” match which closed the night can now be relived and even rewritten, thanks to the pack’s inclusion of Nexus leader Wade Barrett. Of course, odds are that the game won’t be able to replicate the spectacular ending, but at least John Cena can pound the mess out of the man who has made his life a living Hell for the past few months, over and over and over again.
In addition to Barrett, more Nexus members come in the package, including the high-flying 450-splashing Justin Gabriel, and the treacherous David “Starscream” Otunga (fiancé Jennifer Hudson not included, though you could always create her yourself with the game’s robust Create-a-Superstar function). These two can run interference for Barrett, and get swatted away by a folding metal seat for their troubles.
Another addition to the roster is Layla, one half of wrestling’s witchiest woman duo, LayCool. After all, when you pair up Beth Phoenix and Diva’s Champion Natalya, why should Michelle McCool be the only one to receive a pummeling?
Finally, you can relive the short-lived era of the Allied Powers by teaming up the new additions of WWE Legends Lex Luger and “The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith. Can any other combination withstand the combined might of the Torture Rack and the Running Powerslam?
In addition to the above additions to the roster, DLC Pack #2 (as it seems to be officially known) includes an arena based on the WWE NXT television show, alternate ring attire for the recently future-endeavored Shad Gaspard, and WrestleMania VIII attire for future Hall of Famer “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels.
Those who have signed up as a part of THQ’s innovative Fan Axxess program need not worry about paying for these new contents. Otherwise, you’ll have to part with 560 Microsoft Points or $6.99 on the PlayStation Network to get in on all the action. As the website notes, “all items below bought individually would cost approx $16 US total combined, Fan Axxess saves you at least $5.00 US.” If you plan to get this and more, then shelling out the 800 Microsoft Points/$10 definitely seems like the way to go.
For a closer look at what this newest package brings to the game, we have a video for you at your left. In addition, THQ has a page set up with character renders for each of the new additions, as well as some screenshots.