The game featured an alternate cover for its release in Canada. This cover featured Bret Hart, The Undertaker, and Edge instead of John Cena, Big Show, and The Miz.
Carlito was going to be a playable wrestler, but was removed due to his departure from WWE. His Smackdown Vs. Raw 2010 model is still on the disk, and can be played via the use of hacking tools.
Hurricane Helms appears many times in the game, though is not a playable character. In Christian's RTWM, you can have a foot race with him, while in Rey Mysterio's RTWM, you can have a secret match with him by filling his conditions. He's a selectable NPC for Create a Story, and his entrance/moveset are also available in Create a Superstar mode. It's possible that he was originally meant to be part of the playable roster, but because Hurricane Helm's contract with the WWE expired during development of WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011, WWE asked to remove him from the playable roster.