WWE SmackDown! Here Comes The Pain

Strategy Guide/Walkthrough/FAQ

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Bra and panties

The following hidden bra and panties can be unlocked for use in bra and panties matches for 10,000 in the Shopzone: Torrie, Sable, Stacy, Trish, Lita, Jazz, Victoria.

WWE Legends

The following WWE Legends can be unlocked for 35,000 Smackdown dollars in Shopzone in season mode: Legion of Doom Animal, Legion of Doom Hawk, Sgt. Slaughter, The Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase, and Old-School Undertaker. The following WWE Legends are available from the start. Each of them have very powerful grapples. However, their grapples are not as powerful as those of the unlockable WWE Legends. They are: George "The Animal" Steele, Hillbilly Jim, The Iron Sheik, Superfly" Jimmy Snuka, Rowdy" Roddy Piper, and Nicholai Volkoff.

Hidden ending sequence

After the credits are over, WWE Superstar John Cena does a freestyle rap about WWE SmackDown! Here Comes The Pain.

View credits

Successfully complete one season in season mode to unlock the credits.

Extra Smackdown special for WrestleMania main event

When competing in the main event as the champion defending his title, during one of the week's shows before your championship match you will be interviewed (by whom depends on show, RAW or Smackdown). In the interview, you will be asked a series of questions. Each question has a negative answer followed by a positive answer. Answer all three questions the respectful way (positive) and you will receive an extra Smackdown special for your match at WrestlMania, as well as 3 Superstar points on the night of the interview.

Easy specials

Hold Down/Left or Down/Right and press Attack. This will have the wrestler perform a straight kick to the stomach and stun them for more then enough time for you to press L1 to do your special. This works for all wrestlers. To do your opponent's special move, hold L2 then press L1. Also, knock out the referee by running at him and trying to tackle him. Then, go outside and grab a chair from under the ring. Either run back into the ring or wait for the opponent to come out. Then, keep X + Right pressing to continuously hit your opponent in the stomach. Keep doing this and you gain your special very fast, and also do serious damage to your opponent. Note: Make sure to throw the weapon away when the referee is getting up or else you will get DQed.

Easy wins

Note: This trick only works in a match where DQ is on. At the start of the match, kick your opponent or just go outside the ring. Go to where the table is under the mat then press Square and take out the table. Get back inside the ring with the table and set it on one of the corners quickly, or the referee will take the table away and take it back outside. Then, keep running toward the corner where the table is, putting yourself onto the table. If the opponent is close enough, he or she will grab you and put you through the table, causing a DQ and making you the winner.

Note: This trick only works in a no DQ match. To get an easy win with a sledgehammer, you need to have a running move that will knock down the referee (such as the Sweet Chin Music). In a no DQ match, run towards the referee and do the running attack. Go to the outside the ring and get the sledgehammer from the bottom lower apron. Run back in the ring and use the sledgehammer grapple attack. It will give you most of your special bar. It also damages your opponent after two times. You can probably get in two sledgehammer grapples while the referee is down. Do this repeatedly to weaken your opponent and get specials. Then, do your specials to your opponent and you should get an easy pin (if you have two powerful specials).

Unlock Ted DiBiase. Switch one of your wrestler's finishers to the "Million $ Dream". While in the match, work on the opponent's head. When their damage meter's head turns red, lock in the Million $ Dream. The slider bar will have a small amount to go before submission. This trick also works with the Dragon Sleeper 2. That way, you do not have to use a special.

Getting weapons

You can grab weapons from under the ring on the outside by pressing Square in the center of the ring. You can only grab one weapon from each side of the ring.

Post-match actions

After you defeat your opponent a small menu may open up at the bottom. "Taunt" will allow your character to do a post-match taunt. "Attack" allows you to beat up your opponent. Early in season mode, the "Attack" option may often be reversed by your opponent, especially if you have suffered more body damage than them, or have lower stats. "Respect" has your character shake hands with and cheer for your defeated opponent. Sometimes your opponent will attack you during this. Note: This does not work during any other matches than normal matches, and will not work with female characters. Note: This does not work in exhibition mode. It will appear occasionally in season mode only when there is no intermission sequence or event happening after a match.

World Title or WWE Title

In story mode. if you have over 85 SP you can challenge the main title. If you are on Raw, it is the World Title. If you are on SmackDown, it is the WWE Title. Instead of asking for the title shot, you must get involved with a storyline involving the current champion. In Raw it is HHH, and in SmackDown it is Angle. If you continue to do well in your matches, eventually Vince McMahon may give you a title shot at the next PPV against the champ.

Title shots

In season mode, if you want a title shot, go to the "Move" option and choose "GM Room". The titles vary, depending if you are on Raw or SmackDown. You can challenge for every title on the show except for the World Title or WWE Title. You have to have enough SP to get a title shot. The only way you do not get a title shot is if you do not have enough points, or you are too involved with a storyline.

Whenever you have a title and you do not want to defend it, exit out of the game. You will lose the title. The next week, go to the general manager and request a shot for the title you just lost. You can now earn it back easily. This will ensure that you have a title match every week and give you additional money to help unlock expensive items.

In order to get a World/WWE title shot, you first need to make yourself the number one contender. Check your status in season by looking at the title information. Then, you need to start the first week or whichever promotion you belong to and reject any storylines people present you with. At some point Vince McMahon or someone else will offer you a shot at the title.

To get a title shot during season mode, you must have at least the following amount of Superstar Points and not be involved in any storylines. Note: You cannot win the Women's Title in season mode. Also, you must talk to your GM with that amount of Superstar Points:

    Cruiserweight: 60 points
    Hardcore: 60 points
    Intercontinental Championship: 70 points
    U.S. Championship: 70 points
    World Heavyweight: 85 points
    World Tag Team: 130 points(combined)
    WWE Championship: 85 points
    WWE Tag Team: 130 points(combined)

See wrestler

In season mode, when you go to move, the only place it will let you go is the GM Office. If you go there then exit, most of the time when you go back into move you will be able to see a wrestler.

No blood

Certain people in the game cannot bleed, including all women (original or created).

Dealing with submission holds

When a submission is locked in, a slider bar will appear at the top of the screen, with "Escape" and "Submit" on either side. If you are applying the hold, then tap any button as fast as possible to apply pressure and make the opponent submit. If this is being done successfully, the pointer on the slider bar will move towrds "Submit" and will likely result in a submission win. However, if you are locked in a submission and cannot escape, repeated tapping of a button will help move the pointer towards "Escape". If you manage to escape, the submission is reversed. Thus, the player who can tap a button the fastest will have an advantage. Note: There is also a point labeled "Rope". Reaching this point will allow the player locked in a submission to reach the ropes, breaking the hold, and often happens if the hold is initially applied close to the ropes. If the slider bar fails to reach one of the points after a length of time, the hold is automatically broken. The amount of time the hold will be applied for depends on your wrestler's skill with Submission moves. The best way to get a submission victory is by working on a specific body part until the damage meter displays it in red. For example, Ric Flair working the leg until the damage meter shows the leg in red, then going for the Figure Four. This would result in a definite win.

Easy set up for a special

Hold Down/Left or Down/Right and press Attack. This will have the wrestler perform a straight kick to the stomach and stun them for more then enough time for you to press L1 to do your special. This works for all wrestlers. To do your opponent's special move, hold L2 then press L1.

Reversing/avoiding moves

The submission system has been changed to avoid repeated reversals, and requires more strategy. You must now press L2 or R2 to avoid/reverse strikes or grapples respectively, and you have two chances with strikes, by either reversing the move, or dodging the oncoming attack.

Backstage valves and controls

The backstage has two valves that you can turn. Each valve has a different color and they work only for the pipe with the same color. Walk up to the valve and press Square. There is also two control panels that you can push. One is on the upper level, and the other is on the lower level. Press Square when your opponent is in front of the garage door on the lower level and you will see boxes and everything flying out at them. The cage also can be broken. Throw you opponent just right on the cage and it will break. They will then have to rip off the left side of the cage wall in order to get out.

Take off turnbuckle

When in the ring, approach any turnbuckle and press Square to take them off. When outside of the ring, Irish Whip your opponent into the turnbuckle pole. They should now be leaning against it. Press Up + Circle or like you are doing a move and you will slam their head into the pole and throw them in the ring.

Standing Anglelock

Choose any superstar who is assigned with Anglelock 1 or Anglelock 2. Reverse any type of striking kick and tap L1 quickly to do the standing Anglelock.

Drag opponent

When your opponent is on the ground, hold Circle and a desired direction to drag him or her.

Do your opponent's special

Hold L2 and press L1.

Do opponent's second finisher

You can do your opponent's second finisher (if they have one) by holding L2 and pressing L1 + D-pad.

Interference

In a match that allows interference, press R3 to have someone come to your rescue. This only works if you can have interference in a match and if you are in a stable.

Grapple types

The main grapples are split into four different categories, each with four moves per category, meaning a total of sixteen moves. To choose a particular category, first press Circle with a direction. Each direction has its own category of moves. These are:

    Up + Circle for Power
    Down + Circle for Submission
    Right + Circle for Quick
    Left + Circle for Signature

After doing this, a grapple or tie-up will occur, and you must press Circle with another direction to choose a move from the category before your opponent does.

Hit the Sweet Chin Music from the corner with Shawn Michaels

Instead of pressing L1 from front position, floor your opponent in the center of the ring, move by their upper body, and press L1. Shawn will move to the corner, do his trademark foot stomping, then hit the Sweet Chin Music on his opponent just as they are back on their feet.

Backstage valves and controls

The backstage has two valves that you can turn. Each valve has a different color and they work only for the pipe with the same color. Walk up to the valve and press Square. There is also two control panels that you can push. One is on the upper level, and the other is on the lower level. Press Square when your opponent is in front of the garage door on the lower level and you will see boxes and everything flying out at them. The cage also can be broken. Throw you opponent just right on the cage and it will break. They will then have to rip off the left side of the cage wall in order to get out.

Exit backstage cage

In the Arena backlot entrance, you can drive your opponent through the top of a cage the is on the far right side of the room. Once inside the cage, it will seem that you have no escape. Walk to one of the edges and press Square. Keep tapping Square and you will shake the cage door until it falls off.

Easy money in season mode

If you hold a title in season mode, you will get more money in every match your superstar is in. Also, holding more than one title will let you have more than one match, resulting in more money.

Easy win in season mode

In season mode, set up a table in the corner of the ring and move near it until the CPU opponent puts you through it. They will be disqualified, and you will win the match, getting more respect and superstar points.

Skip matches in season mode

After a year of season mode, you will be able to skip your matches. Note: When you skip, you will automatically lose.

Enter females in Season mode

The game normally will not allow female created superstars into season mode. If you want to enter a created female superstar into season mode, go into create mode, go to the character's profile, and change the gender to "other." You can now take your female character into season, and get some points to increase her stats and make her ready to compete. However, since the gender will no longer be female, you still cannot go for the women's championship. Once you are done with your season, you can change the gender back to female and still keep the points.

Shatter glass in EC match

You can shatter the glass when there is no one in the chamber by Irish Whipping someone into them. It will do a lot of damage to them.

Climb the cage in EC match

You can climb the cage by pressing Toward the cage and Square. You can climb up slightly, then move left or right until you get on top of the chamber. You can also climb on top of the chamber by getting on the turnbuckle first and then pressing Up + Square.

Electrocution in parking lot

Backstage in the parking lot, you will see an electric box with a little fence around it. Irish Whip your opponent into the fence and it will fall down. Then, Irish Whip your opponent into the electric box to electrocute them.

Hidden area in training room

When you are doing an Hardcore match, go to the training room and you will notice a wall that has a crack in it. Irish Whip your opponent into the wall two or three times. The wall will fall down. There will be a little steam room that you can throw your opponent into, and two closet with Diva posters in them.

Walk on treadmill in training room

If you get on the treadmill, you can walk on it by holding Square.

Actions in Times Square

    To climb up the ladder, press a direction + Triangle.

    To climb up the ladder then other level with the words going across, press a direction + Triangle, then Up + Triangle.

    To climb up the ladder then other thing with the words going across, climb to where it says "Smackdown!", then press Up + Triangle.

    There are four store windows that you can open. Irish Whip your opponent into the glass (located on right and left side of ladder). There are two or three on the left side and one on the right side.

    Weapons that can be used behind the glass windows include a mannequin and shopping cart.

    To get on the helicopter, get directly in the middle of the helicopter windm then press Square. Then, aim where you want to land.

    Note: You can also blow up cars.

Arenas

The following arenas can be unlocked for the corresponding price in the Shopzone:

    Times Square: 10,000
    SmackDown B: 3,000
    Raw B: 3,000
    WrestleMania X19: 7,000
    Summerslam: 5,000
    Rebellion: 5,000

Attires

The following attires can be unlocked in exhibition mode for the corresponding price in the Shopzone:

    The Rock: 5,000
    Steve Austin: 10,000
    HHH: 10,000
    Undertaker American Bad Ass: 8,000
    RVD: 10,000
    Kurt Angle: 10,000
    Chris Jericho: 8,000
    Chris Benoit: 6,000
    Kane: 6,000
    Big Show: 6,000
    Edge: 6,000
    Scott Steiner: 6,000
    Stephanie McMahon: 5000
    Vince McMahon: 5,000
    Eric Bischoff: 3,000
    Ric Flair: 6,000
    Stacy Keibler: 7,000
    Rico: 2,000
    Torrie Wilson: 7,000
    Brock Lesnar: 8,000
    HBK Shawn Michaels: 8,000

Hidden WWE Divas loading screens

The following loading screens can be unlocked for the corresponding price in the Shopzone:

    Torrie Wilson: 5,000
    Sable: 5,000
    Stacy Keibler: 2,000
    Trish Stratus: 2,000
    Lita: 2,000
    Jazz: 2,000
    Victoria: 2,000

Move sets

The following move sets can be unlocked for the corresponding price in the Shopzone:

    Move Sets 1-4 (all USA moves): 2,500
    Move Sets 5-7 (all Japan moves): 2,500

Replacement moves

    Charlie Haas: Keep Haas of Pain but set second finisher to T-bone suplex to 1 or 2.
    Kevin Nash: Keep Jacknife but set second finisher to Big Boot 1 or 2
    Scott Steiner: Keep Steiner Recliner but set second finisher to the Complete Shot.
    Ultimo Dragon: Keep Ultimo Dragon DDT but set second finisher to Dragon Sleeper 2

Move sets

    Move Set 1 WWR: William Regal
    Move Set 2 WAS: Al Snow
    Move Set 3 WSD: Spike Dudley
    Move Set 4 WBR: Bradshaw
    Move Set 5 WFA: Faarooq
    Move Set 6 WBG: Billy Gunn
    Move Set 7 WCP: Chuck Palumbo
    Move Set 8 WBK: Billy Kidman
    Move Set 9 WS2H: Scotty 2 Hotty
    Move Set 10 WTA: Tazz
    Move Set 11 WHH: Hardcore Holly
    Move Set 12 WJN: Jamie Noble
    Move Set 13 WRJ: Rosie/Jamal
    Move Set 14 WTD: Tommy Dreamer
    Move Set 15 WBD: Bill Demott
    Move Set 16 WFU: Funaki
    Move Set 17 WCR: Crash Holly
    Move Set 18 OJH: Jeff Hardy
    Move Set 19 ORA: Raven
    Move Set 20 OXP: X-pac
    Move Set 21 ODD: DDP
    Move Set 22 ODL: D-Lo
    Move Set 23 OJC: Justin Credible
    Move Set 24 OGF: Godfather
    Move Set 25 OSB: Steve Blackmen
    Move Set 26 WSM: Shane Mcmahon
    Move Set 27 WBB: Big Bossman
    Move Set 28 NJPS: Perry Saturn
    Move Set 29 AJMA: Mike Awesome
    Move Set 30 ODM: Dean Malenko
    Move Set 31 OMP: Mr Perfect
    Move Set 32 OMF: Mick Foley
    Move Set 33 CBH: Bret Hart
    Move Set 34 ZAG: Andre The Giant
    Move Set 35 ZBB: Bob Backlund
    Move Set 36 OER: Essa Rios
    Move Set 37 ORD: Road Dogg
    Move Set 38 DLTF: Terry Funk
    Move Set 39 CRR: Razor Ramon
    Move Set 40 CST: Sting
    Move Set 41 LKS: Ken Shamrock
    Move Set 42 CJJ: Jeff Jarett
    Move Set 43 KTM: Taka Michinoku
    Move Set 44 WJKS: Kensuke Sasake
    Move Set 45 AJKM: Keiji Mutoh
    Move Set 46 NJMC: Masa Chono
    Move Set 47 NJHT: Hiroyoshi Tenzan
    Move Set 48 NJMN: Manabu Nakanishi
    Move Set 49 NJYN: Yugi Nagata
    Move Set 50 NJJL: Jushin Lyger
    Move Set 51 AJKK: Kendo Kashin
    Move Set 52 AJTK: Toshiaki Kawada
    Move Set 53 FRGT: Genichiro Tenryu
    Move Set 54 WJVD: Vader
    Move Set 55 NOMM: Mitsuharu Misawa
    Move Set 56 NOKK: Kenta Kobashi
    Move Set 57 NOJA: Jun Akiyama
    Move Set 58 PAI: Antonio Inoki
    Move Set 59 ZONO: Naoya Ogawa
    Move Set 60 ZOSH: Shinya Hashimoto
    Move Set 61 MGS: The Great Sasuke
    Move Set 62 JAO: Atsushi Onita
    Move Set 63 WIV: Ivory
    Move Set 64 MS: Fred Durst
    Move Set 65 PAT: Shoot Set 1
    Move Set 66 PGP: Shoot Set 2
    Move Set 67 JIDA: Joshi Set A
    Move Set 68 JIDB: Joshi Set B
    Move Set 69 MEX: Lucha Set
    Move Set 70 OHH: Hulk Hogan
    Move Set 71 OUW: Ultimate Warrior
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