9. ECW Returns...For Good
One of a kind!
Here's another 'year before it actually happened' moment. This time, it involves an entire pro wrestling company. Or, at least, a soft, relaunched version of it. In SmackDown vs. Raw 2006's Season Mode, Rob Van Dam took the WWE Title and announced that ECW was on the comeback trail.
Again, someone at THQ could've been tipped off on future plans here. WWE eventually brought ECW back as a third brand following the wildly successful One Night Stand 2005 pay-per-view. That, as most know, was supposed to be a strict one off, but the McMahons decided to put their own spin on Paul Heyman's magic in the summer of '06.
RVD went on to take the WWE belt from John Cena at One Night Stand 2006 too, thus echoing what had gone down in the game's story mode. This was just another example of art imitating life (and predicting it with quite amazing accuracy).