There are lots of moves available for you to perform. If you want to see and practice them, enter the moves editor. This will show you the moves and how to pull them off, and you’ll also be able to practice.
Stamina is critical to your success. Take care not to let your stamina get too low during a match. You want to conserve your stamina for when you need it.
Likewise, you should focus on improving your stamina, as well as stamina regeneration. This should be one of your top priorities.
Another priority should be reversals. Focus on your reversal stat and make sure you don’t use them up before you need them. A reversal when your opponent is using a major move can save you.
Your reversal bar is reset when you perform one, so you might consider accepting some damage in exchange for filling up the next bar.
Most players have two or three reversals available, although some have up to four or five.
Keep in mind that escaping the ring also uses up a reversal slot, so you don’t want to leave the ring if you really need to keep your reversal.
Certain environment attacks, such as slamming your opponent against the ring post, table, or barricade, won’t get you disqualified. There are also certain conditions under which you can use weapons, though weapons normally result in disqualification.
The new payback system can also help in key situations, but again, you want to save them for when you really need them.
If you’re pinned, don’t mash the buttons. Instead, watch the power meter and wait for it to reach the correct spot for you to escape the pin.
Similarly, you will be penalized for failed pins, so only attempt pinning your opponent when it has a good chance of succeeding.
Taunts have effects, so use them to your advantage. Crowd taunts let you gain more momentum, opponent taunts increase your damage, and wake-up taunts make your opponent get up after being down while still groggy.
In the Showcase matches, you can pause and view your objectives for a detailed explanation of what you’re supposed to do. This is much clearer than the basic instructions that are given, so it’s worth taking a look at.