Don't listen to the nay sayers, this isn't SVR so yes the controls are different, and are meant to be for a purpose, RETRO!!
I personally find the single player games far more interesting than on SVR, hitting spots in matches from classic Wrestlemania moments etc is a great idea. Plus the juicy carrot of trophies for your efforts, its a must buy for any Wrestling fan.
The demo was ok as a taster but really didn't give any insight in to the depth of things to do.
at £29.99 you can't complain, buy it and see for yourselves!
Oh, and if you are a new fan and only know the current roster, you can transfer them over to this game!!
Only possible draw back is the lack of triple threat matches, but thats a personal niggle as I play with a bunch of mates. Rock on!