Universe was pretty good last year. I'm not sure how THQ/Yukes can make Universe mode worse than SVR 2011's. The cut a promo feature is pretty exciting because you can further develop storylines in Universe mode. The GM feature will be interesting as well.
Universe was GOOD last year? I dont want to come off like a snarky asshole, but um....do you have low standards?
Injured guys interfering in feuds, the total randomness of feuds, no storylines to be followed, just a mime show of "OMG IM ATTACKING U, WE'RE FEUDING NOW". Pile that on top of the absolutely abysmal ability to "customize" a card, where you cant actually set a card from scratch if you desire. Then add in that guys on the free agent list would somehow snake their way into feuds, along with the absolute randomness to which feuds would occur (I literally had CM Punk start feuding with Triple H the show after they joined forces and were able to form a stable), and you've got just about the worst incarnation of a "GM Mode" in a wrestling game ever.
Let's not even get into the fact that if you want to change the MITB ladder match participants, the match loses it's MITB tag, and becomes a ladder match for a suitcase.