via Eurogamer

THQ has oiled up a new demo for WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 and slipped it onto Xbox Live.

It lets you hop into the Lycra hot pants of Rey Mysterio, Bobby Lashley, Undertaker and Randy Orton, and stamp your feet as you punch each other in single- or two-player head-to-head exhibition matches.

Hopefully it will also give you a good idea of what has changed this year, including the new Superstar Fighting Styles and Struggle Submission System.

We got to twiddle our thumbs on it back in August, and were impressed with what appeared to be one of the strongest iterations in the series to date. The challenge, we said, would be replicating it across all of the platforms.

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 is due out for PS3, PS2, Xbox 360, Wii and DS on 9th November. The PSP version will follow on 23rd November.