We called WWE 2K19 the "best and most complete next-gen WWE game yet" when it was released, and we stand by that statement. For every niggling negative, there was a positive to make it worthwhile playing, and the combination of Showcase return and fun factor did make things a lot more enjoyable.
It's just the start.
After the nonsense that was 2K18, 2K19 was a step in the right direction for a series that suffers from a severe case of annual-sports-game-itis, but what could the developers do to make things even better? To be blunt, there's loads: presentation, whilst slick in some areas, needs an overhaul, the creativity dial should be turned all the way up, online matchmaking requires a rethink and more.
2K could also do a much better job of tying their product into the living, breathing world of WWE people watch on telly. Surely that's the point for a title that prides itself on simulation. Apparently, that extends to gameplay but not to overall experience, and that must change.
Time to get ye old hammer and nails out to tart things up...