Everything's already mentioned the positives so I'll delve into the negatives.
Some of King's generic commentary is left in. They sell us EVERY YEAR on there being 10 times as much commentary as last time. (going by their count there should be 100x as much commentary now as there was in SVR 2006.) Have they faked us out again?
The moves on the outside still don't look realistic. Some of this is the graphics/engine of the mats outside looking soft, and some of it's motion capture. There should be sound effects and impact damage for moves on the outside.
This is so true about the commentary along with a few other things. They always start off by saying "last year's game was good but there's a few things we had our hands tied with but THIS YEAR we finally got it right and now you'll get the best game ever." Then a year later they repeat the saying that the previous years game wasn't where they wanted it to be so the next one is the best. So if you go back through the years they've said that every game is both the best one yet and at the same time it wasnt up to par. Shoot me.
Yeah, you gotta love all the tap dancing they do back and forth when it comes to hyping a game up. First, it's the best of any other game, then later it's always revisionists history. Why not be honest for once and actually admit that there's always something to improve on? At least that would sound better than feeding us a crap sandwich and hoping no one will notice.
Although I definitely see areas for improvement like commentary and the ridding of glitches, I see this as a landmark turning point for WWE games. This is the first full calendar year 2K has had the WWE games, and it's already starting to show IMO. All of the stuff I've seen on the game looks impressive, considering most if not all of it is early builds of the game. Meaning it should only improve once we get the final version.