Simulate Wrestlemania XXVIII Results in WWE ’12 on Xbox 360 & PS3

If you're just as anxious for Wrestlemania XXVIII as the millions of other WWE fans then you don't have to wait until April 1st. Using Xbox 360 or PS3 versions of WWE '12 you can simulate every match on the card and see some of the possible Wrestlemania results before they occur.

CM Punk.
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Wrestlemania Card Setup

Currently there are eight matches set for Wrestlemania and it looks like it will remain that way. Some of the key matches include The Rock vs. John Cena, CM Punk vs Chris Jericho and The Undertaker vs. Triple H.

With no PPV mode or "Create-An-Event" mode like in past games, you will have to play these matches one at a time. Write down the card on a piece of paper to keep track. You can find the updated and official card from the WWE Wrestlemania website.

CAW & DLC Wrestlers

Several wrestlers competing at Wrestlemania are not included in the WWE '12 game. Luckily the WWE Axxcess menu gives you plenty of user created wrestlers that you can download and play with. Also, DLC wrestlers give you the official versions of wrestlers that were

Must-needed wrestlers for the game include Chris Jericho, masked Kane and Shawn Michaels. Jericho is found in the Axxcess menu by several users. Browse and choose your favorite.

Classic masked Kane can purchased as a DLC character or you can download a CAW with his updated mask. Shawn Michaels is a part of the DLC Wrestlemania package that also includes Michael Cole, Jim Ross and the Legion of Doom.

Guest wrestlers like Extra host Maria Menounos are not available as a CAW or DLC so you will have to find a suitable replacement like one of the Bella twins.

Undertaker and Triple H Hell in a Cell

Shawn Michaels serves as the special guest referee for the Hell in a Cell match. This option is not available in WWE '12, but there are multiple ways around this. You can play a triple threat match with Shawn Michaels included, a singles Hell in a Cell with just Triple H and the Undertaker or a best of series that includes one match with Shawn Michaels and two without him.

Another tough match is the 12 man tag match between the WWE Smackdown and WWE Raw general managers. The match can be competed in multiple ways. The first is by running two 6-man tag matches. Split the teams up as you wish and then run each match. If opposing teams win, then you can simulate a third match to determine the ultimate winners.

Simulating Matches

At the controller selection screen, press the "Down" button on every active controller and go tot he next screen. This will make the match fully computer controlled. Select the wrestlers for the match and use the Wrestlemania XXVII arena.

Enjoy the Wrestlemania XXVIII show and see how close it comes to the real event on April 1, 2012.

Alan Donahue is a lifelong WWE fan that has played every produced WWE game. His favorite wrestlers include CM Punk, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Macho Man Randy Savage.

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Updated Thursday, Mar 22, 2012