WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2006

Strategy Guide/Walkthrough/FAQ

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  • Infinite created wrestler points

    Successfully complete a year in both SmackDown! and RAW Season modes to get unlimited experience points for all current and future created superstars. Note: The experience points cannot be used for Tag Team attributes.

  • All bonus moves

    Unlock all legends and win the Tough Enough trophy to unlock all bonus moves.

  • Legend Steel Cage matches

    Successfully complete the Superstar challenges to unlock the Legend Steel Cage matches.

  • ECW One Night Stand arena

    Win the ECW One Night Stand event in Season mode to unlock the ECW One Night Stand arena.

  • WrestleMania 9 arena

    Successfully complete the Superstar challenges to unlock the WrestleMania 9 arena.

  • WrestleMania 21 arena

    Win WrestleMania 21 in Season mode to unlock the WrestleMania 21 arena.

  • Wrestle as Andre The Giant

    Purchase for $28,000 at the WWE Shop.

  • Wrestle as Bret "Hit Man" Hart

    Purchase for $28,000 at the WWE Shop.

  • Wrestle as British Bulldog "Davey Boy Smith"

    Purchase for $28,000 at the WWE Shop.

  • Wrestle as Hollywood Hogan

    Win the SmackDown! Season trophy to unlock Hollywood Hogan.

  • Wrestle as Hulk Hogan (80's)

    Win the RAW Season trophy to unlock Hulk Hogan (80's).

  • Wrestle as Jake "The Snake" Roberts

    Buy Jake "The Snake" Roberts in the PSP version of WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2006, then transfer him through a USB cable link. Alternately, successfully complete year one in GM mode, then draft Jake "The Snake" Roberts in year two as one of your three choices.

  • Wrestle as Jimmy Hart

    Win the Tough Enough trophy to unlock Jimmy Hart.

  • Wrestle as Junkyard Dog

    Purchase for $28,000 at the WWE Shop.

  • Wrestle as Mankind

    Purchase for $28,000 at the WWE Shop.

  • Wrestle as "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase

    Win the Challenge Mode WWE Superstar trophy to unlock "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase.

  • Wrestle as "Stone Cold" Steve Austin

    Successfully complete the RAW Season storyline to unlock "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.

  • Wrestle as The Rock

    Successfully complete the SmackDown! Season storyline to unlock The Rock.

  • Torrie Wilson as a manager

    Successfully complete the "Torrie's Contract" storyline to unlock Torrie Wilson as a selectable manager.

  • Trish Stratus as a manager

    Successfully complete the "A Very Special Friend" RAW storyline to unlock Trish Stratus as a selectable manager.

  • Hardcore Championship Belt

    Win the Challenge Mode Legend trophy to unlock the Hardcore Championship Belt.

  • Million Dollar Championship Belt

    Win the Challenge Mode Legend trophy to unlock the Million Dollar Championship Belt.

  • World Heavyweight Title in Exhibition mode

    Successfully complete the SmackDown! Season storyline and win at WrestleMania to unlock the World Heavyweight Title in Exhibition mode.

  • WWE Title in Exhibition mode

    Successfully complete the RAW Season storyline and win at WrestleMania to unlock the WWE Title in Exhibition mode.

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  • Alternate costume for JBL

    Win the GM Of The Year award to unlock an alternate costume for JBL.

  • Alternate costume for "Stone Cold" Steve Austin

    Successfully complete the Legend challenges to unlock an alternate costume for "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.

  • Alternate costume for Triple H

    Win the GM Of The Year award to unlock an alternate costume for Triple H.

  • Jukebox

    Win the Bar Room Brawl trophy to unlock the Jukebox.

  • Diva loading screens

    Win the Collect-A-Diva trophy to unlock the Diva loading screens.

  • Legend loading screens

    Win the Legend Killer trophy to unlock the Legend loading screens.

  • Superstar loading screens

    Win the Elimination Chamber trophy to unlock the Superstar loading screens.

  • Locker Room shop items

    Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding item at the Locker Room shop for purchase:

      Austin Poster: Win the Legend Killer trophy
      Barbie Weapon: Win the Bar Brawl trophy
      Batista Figure: Win the 100 Wins trophy
      Bret Hart Poster: Win the Legend Killer trophy
      Bret Hart Sunglasses: Unlock Bret Hart
      British Bulldog's Bulldog: Unlock British Bulldog
      Carlito Apple: Purchase for $1,500
      Carlito T-shirt: Win the Amateur Challenge trophy
      Casino Table: Win the Undertaker Urn trophy
      Ceiling Fan: Win the Undertaker Urn trophy
      Christy Poster 1: Win the Collect-A-Diva trophy
      Christy Poster 2: Win the Collect-A-Diva trophy
      D-X Poster: Win the Legend Killer trophy
      ECW T-Shirt: Win the Bar Brawl trophy
      Eddie Lowrider: Purchase for $ 1,500
      Eugene Stuffed Animal: Purchasefor $1,500
      Evolution Poster: Win the Legend Killer trophy
      Fancy Component Stereo Set: Win the Undertaker Urn trophy
      Furry Couch: Win the Undertaker Urn trophy
      Glass Belt Case: Purchase for $4,000
      Glass Coffee Table: Win the Undertaker Urn trophy
      Glass Locker: Purchase for $ 4.,00
      Glass Trophy Case: Purchase for $ 4,000
      Guitar: Win the Bar Brawl trophy
      Hall Of Fame Poster: Win the Legend Killer trophy
      Hogan Poster: Win the Legend Killer trophy
      Hulk Hogan Bobblehead: Unlock 80's Hulk Hogan
      JBL $100 Bill: Purchase for $1,500
      JBL Limousine: Purchase for $1,500
      Jimmy Hart Megaphone: Unlock Jimmy Hart
      John Cena Baseball Jersey: Win the Royal Rumble or Rising Star trophies
      John Cena Figure: Win the 100 Wins trophy
      John Cena Football Jersey: Win the Royal Rumble trophy
      John Cena Lock Chain: Win the Elimination Chamber trophy
      Kane Mask: Purchase for $1,500
      Kurt Angle Gold Metal: Win the Elimination Chamber trophy
      Lava Lamp: Win the Undertaker Urn trophy
      Leather Couch: Win the Undertaker Urn trophy
      Lita Poster: Win the Collect-A-Diva trophy
      Lowrider Couch: Win the Undertaker Urn trophy
      Mankind Poster: Win the Legend Killer trophy
      Metal Belt Case: Purchase for $3,000
      Metal Locker: Purchase for $3,000
      Metal Trophy Case: Purchase for $3,000
      Michelle Poster: Win the Collect-A-Diva trophy
      n.W.o. Poster: Win the Legend Killer trophy
      Regal Brass Knuckles: Purchase for $1,500
      Rey Mysterio Baseball Jersey: Win the Royal Rumble trophy
      Rey Mysterio Basketball Jersey: Win the Royal Rumble trophy
      RoyalRumble Steel Chair: Purchase for $ 1,500
      Shane McMahon Jersey: Win the Royal Rumble trophy
      Sledgehammer: Win the Bar Brawl trophy
      Stacy Poster 1: Win the Collect-A-Diva trophy
      Stacy Poster 2: Win the Collect-A-Diva trophy
      Stacy Stand Cut-Out: Win the Undertaker Urn trophy
      SummerSlam Steel Chair: Purchase for $1,500
      Survivor Series Steel Chair: Purchase for $1,500
      The Rock Bobblehead: Unlock The Rock
      The Rock Poster: Win the Legend Killer trophy
      Tiger Skin Rug: Win the Undertaker Urn trophy
      Torrie Poster 1: Win the Collect-A-Diva trophy
      Torrie Poster 2: Win the Collect-A-Diva trophy
      Training Machine 1: Win the Match Veteran trophy
      Training Machine 2: Win the Match Veteran trophy
      Trish Poster 1: Win the Collect-A-Diva trophy
      Trish Poster 2: Win the Collect-A-Diva trophy
      Trish Poster 3: Win the Collect-A-Diva trophy
      Trish Stand Cut-Out: Win the Undertaker Urn trophy
      Undertaker Motorbike: Purchase for $1,500
      WrestleMania 21 Steel Chair: Purchase for $1,500
      Y2J Hockey Jersey: Win the Royal Rumble trophy

  • Trophies

    Successfully complete the indicated task to win the corresponding trophy:

      100 Wins trophy: Win 100 matches.
      Amateur Challenge trophy: Successfully complete all Amateur Challenges.
      Bar Room Brawl trophy: Win the Bar Room Brawl in Season mode.
      Collect-A-Diva trophy: Win Trish's (on RAW) and Torrie's (on SmackDown!) contracts in Season mode.
      Elimination Chamber trophy: Win an elimination chamber match on the Legend difficulty setting and eliminate all five superstars.
      General Manager trophy: Successfully complete GM mode with a higher rating than SmackDown!/RAW.
      Legend Killer trophy: Win the Legend Battle Royale in Season mode.
      Match Veteran trophy: Play in every match type in Exhibition mode.
      Rising Star trophy: Successfully complete all Rising Star challenges.
      Royal Rumble trophy: Win the Royal Rumble match in Season mode.
      Tough Enough trophy: Win ten matches with a created wrestler.
      Undertaker's Urn trophy: Defeat The Undertake in the Buried Alive match in Season mode.
      WWE Challenge trophy: Successfully complete all of the set challenges.
      WWE Legend trophy: Successfully complete all WWE Legend challenges.
      WWE Superstar trophy: Successfully complete all WWE Superstar challenges.

  • Tag team entrances

      Tag 01: William Regal and Eugene (Eugene comes out clapping)
      Tag 02: The Bashams
      Tag 03: La Resistance
      Tag 04: Regal and Tajiri
      Tag 05: Muhammad Hassan and Davari
      Tag 06: The Bushwhackers
      Tag 07: Charlie Haas and Miss Jackie
      Tag 08: The Bashams 2

  • Trio entrances

      Trio 01: DX
      Trio 02: nWo
      Trio 03: Generic

  • Edit entrances

      Edit 01: Matt Hardy V1
      Edit 02: Dvon Dudley & Bubba Ray Dudley
      Edit 03: Lance Cade
      Edit 04: Miss Jackie
      Edit 05: Brock Lesnar

  • Move sets

      Move Set 1: Hardcore Holly (Alabama Slam x2)
      Move Set 2: Val Venis (The Money Shot Pin, Leg Lock 11)
      Move Set 3: Funaki (Bulldog 5, Lucha DDT)
      Move Set 4: Maven (Backbreaker 12 x2)
      Move Set 5: Rhyno (The Gore x2)
      Move Set 6: Bubba Ray Dudley (Cutter, Full Nelson Bomb)
      Move Set 7: D-Von Dudley (Saving Grace, Neckbreaker 13)
      Move Set 8: Luther Reigns (Sidebuster 2, Reverse Neckbreaker)
      Move Set 9: Lance Storm (Steven Kick, Single Leg Crab 2)
      Move Set 10: Rikishi (Rump Shaker x2)
      Move Set 11: Ultimo Dragon (DDT 5, Lionsault Pin)
      Move Set 12: Kip James (FameAsser, Sidewalk Slam 4)
      Move Set 13: Chuck Palumbo (Steven Kick, Torture Rack)
      Move Set 14: Matt Hardy (Twist of Fate 2, Twist of Fate 1)
      Move Set 15: Jeff Hardy (Swanton Bomb 2, Extreme Twist of Fate)
      Move Set 16: Al Snow (Northern Lights Driver, Black Out Hold)
      Move Set 17: Goldberg (Suplex Pin 2, Spear 5)
      Move Set 18: Scott Steiner (Camel Clutch 4, Novacaine)
      Move Set 19: Sting (Sharpshooter 1, DDT 9)
      Move Set 20: Sean Waltman (Facecrusher 2, Edge'O Matic 2)
      Move Set 21: Kevin Nash (Jackknife x2)
      Move Set 22: Scott Hall (Powerbomb 5, Cross Powerbomb)
      Move Set 23: Animal (Oklahoma Slam, Powerslam Pin 1)
      Move Set 24: Hawk (Flying Clothesline 2, Neckbreaker 14)
      Move Set 25: Ultimate Warrior (Amazing Slam and Splash, Clothesline Combination)

  • Steal opponent's taunt

    Fill your momentum and store your finisher. Then, press L1 + Right Analog-stick in any direction.

  • Casket finisher

    Store one finisher and get your momentum full so that the bar is flashing. When it is flashing, Irish Whip your opponent into the casket and press L1. This will result in a casket finisher and end the match without you having to close the casket lid.

  • Using the environment in Bar Brawl matches

      Strong whip your opponent into the pool table, then press Up + Circle to grab a pool stick and hit your opponent with it. Press Left + Circle to put your opponent's face on the table, and someone will shoot a ball into your opponent's face. Drag your opponent by the hair then press Circle to lean your opponent against it, then climb on top of the pool table and ram their face into the ground with your knee.

      Strong whip your opponent into the wine rack, then press Up + Circle to throw their back into it. Press Left + Circle to use them as a battering ram and knock lots of bottles off the rack; however you cannot pick them up and use them as weapons. Drag your opponent to the rack and press Circle to rub their face against the rack.

      Strong whip your opponent into the wall with the television just above it, then press Up + Circle to whip them around and trip them so that their head hits on the baseboard of the wall. Press Left + Circle to whip them into it and cause the television to fall down (which you can use as a weapon). Drag your opponent by the hair to it to use their head as a battering ram into the wall.

      Drag your opponent by the hair to the cocktail sign to smash their face through it.

      Drag your opponent to the jukebox to lean them against it and ram into them.

      In the upper left hand corner you will see a basketball game. Strong whip your opponent into it and you can do the following. Press Up + Circle or Down + Circle to do a dodgeball game, where you throw a basketball into their face; however you cannot bust them open with this. Press Left + Circle or Right + Circle to do a back drop into the goal. Drag your opponent by the hair to the goal and press Circle to throw them onto the goal then shoot a basketball on top of them.

      Next to the rack full of liquor, you will see a display case with pool sticks in it. Strong whip your opponent into it, then press Up + Circle to put their face through the glass. Do it again, and you will grab a baseball bat out of the case. You can only get three bats out of the case.

      On the bar, strong whip your opponent into it. Press Up + Circle to do a clothesline over the bar. Press Left + Circle to lean your opponent up against the bar. Your superstar will ask for a beer and the bartender will give you a beer bottle that you will smash over your opponent's head. Grab your opponent by the hair and pull them to the bar, then press Circle to put your opponent on the bar and slide them down it.

      You can climb on both the pool table and the spinning table next to the TV set.

      On one of the tables, you will see lots of beer bottles. Just walk over and press Square to pick up the bottles. It is an unlimited supply.

  • Using the environment in Backstage Brawl matches

      Strong whip your opponent into the electrical box to give them a little shock. Drag your opponent by the hair to the electrical box, then press Circle to open the door and throw your opponent into it causing a huge electrical shock. This will also open the big door next to the box.

      Strong whip your opponent into the speakers next the television rack to knock the top speaker over. Whip them into it again, then press Up + Circle to do a guillotine move on the speaker. Press Left + Circle to ram their back into it. Drag your opponent to it and press Circle to throw them into the speaker.

      Strong whip your opponent into the soda machine, then press Up + Circle to throw them into it and ram them a few times. Press Left + Circle to ram their head through it. Drag your opponent to it and press Circle to use their head as a battering ram.

      Whip your opponent into the stand with the television on top of it, then press Up + Circle to ram their face into the television. Press Left + Circle to throw your opponent into the stand and cause the television to fall. Drag your opponent to the rack then press Circle to DDT their head into the metal post.

      Next to the speaker is a open trash dumpster. Strong whip your opponent into it, then press Up + Circle to throw them inside and slam the lid on their head. Press Left + Circle to put their head right on the edge of it and slam the lid down. Drag your opponent to it then press Circle to throw them into it. Your superstar will hit them, then slam the lid on them.

      After opening the garage door with the electrical box, strong whip your opponent into it. Press Up + Circle to do a guillotine, similar to the rope guillotine where you just slingshot your opponent's throat into the door. Press Left + Circle to put them underneath the door and slam it down on them. Drag your opponent to it then press Circle to scrape their face against the door.

      On the buffet table, strong whip your opponent into it. Press Up + Circle to ram their face into the food. Press Left + Circle to make your superstar pour a drink down their throats, then your superstar will take a drink and spit it into your opponent's face. Drag your opponent to it then press Circle to suplex them through the table.

      There are two other things you can use in the backstage area. The video camera can be found in the area. Also, if timed correctly, you will interact with the person who comes out to check things. You can knock him down at the electrical box, take a soda from him at the soda machine or on the buffet table, you will throw your opponent on top of it, or pick this person up and body slam him on top of your opponent and break the table.

  • Using the environment in Parking Lot Brawl matches

      Strong whip your opponent into the trailer to knock it open. Inside you will find a tire iron.

      Strong whip your opponent into the white car next to JBL's limo to open the hood. Throw them into it again and press Up + Circle to put them underneath the hood. Your superstar will climb on top and do a flying body press on the hood and on top of your opponent. Press Left + Circle to powerslam them underneath the hood, then slam the hood on top of them. Drag your opponent to it and press Circle to do a slingshot underneath the hood and slam the hood on top of them.

      Whip them into the black car and press Up + Circle to bodyslam them on top of it and leg drop them off. Press Left + Circle to ram their back into it. Drag your opponent to it then press Circle to throw them into it.

      Whip your opponent into the blue truck next to the lowrider. They will slide on top of it and go through the windshield. Drag your opponent to it then press Circle to piledrive them through the windshield.

      Whip your opponent into the ambulance, then press Up + Circle to open the doors and put their head between them, then slam both doors on your opponent's head. Press Left + Circle to throw them into the ambulance. Drag your opponent to it then press Circle to ram them into it and cause the door to open. Your superstar will grab some kind of spray and use it on your opponent's face.

      Whip your opponent into the ladder on the trailer truck, then press Up + Circle to ram their head into the side of it.

      Whip your opponent into JBL's limo (on the driver's side window), then press Up + Circle to ram their head through the window. Press Left + Circle to throw them into it, then put their leg inside the door and your superstar will kick the door. Drag your opponent to it then press Circle to open the door, pick up your opponent, and ram their back into the door. If you are at the back window where JBL would be, whip your opponent into it then press Up + Circle to ram your opponent's head to the ground with a knee drop. Press Left + Circle to ram them into it and put their leg inside the door. Your superstar will kick the door onto their leg. If you drag your opponent to it then press Circle, you will ram them into it, then slam the door in their face. Also, if you have a stored finisher and your momentum meter is all the way up, drag your opponent by the hair to the back and press Circle. You will throw them into the back seat, then your superstar will go the blue truck and drive it into the limo causing an instant KO. You may have to do this several times before it works.

      Eddie's lowrider is next to the white car. Whip your opponent into it, then press Up + Circle to bodyslam your opponent on top, causing it to rise and your superstar will do a neckbreaker off it. Press Left + Circle to slam them on top of it and cause it to go up and down several times. This will cause body damage to your opponent. Drag your opponent to it then press Circle to put them underneath it, and it will go up and down on top of them several times.

  • Easy created wrestler points

    Create a Super Heavyweight wrestler. Play through Season mode and earn enough EXP to max out the strength, durability, or both. Then, go to Create mode and make a copy of your created wrestler. Edit the profile of the copied created wrestler and change the weight limit to Diva. A message will appear saying that the created wrestler points will be lost. Choose to continue. The lost attribute points will now be converted back to experience points, and you can distribute them to other created wrestlers. Keep copying your created wrestler and repeating this process to max out all your stats.

  • Easy money

    Successfully complete the RAW and SmackDown seasons, then create a superstar. You should have unlimited experience points. Put the created superstar at 99 overall and begin Season mode with him. Choose to skip all the matches and you will win most of them and get $2,500 to $3,100.

  • Easy wins

    Fight an opponent on the outside of the ring. Wait until the referee's count reaches "8", then Irish Whip him or her into the barricade. Run back into the ring and you will win the match by count out.

    In Season mode, choose a superstar with a high rating (for example, Kurt Angle). Skip all of your matches and you should win most of them. You will only lose around two or three for the year. You should also win your handicap matches.

  • Easy wins in Ironman match

    When your opponent's body is in the red, keep doing a Running Spear (Goldberg's) then pin. Just keep hitting a spear, then pin. You should get big numbers.

  • Easy win in Royal Rumble match

    To easily win the Royal Rumble in Season mode, simply skip the match. It will cut to a scene of your wrestler celebrating the win. You will still get the money for winning the match. Additionally, to easily win the SmackDown! Royal Rumble in Season mode, you can just simply skip it. After you skip it, Kurt Angle usually will win, but after he wins Vince McMahon walks out and says that Kurt cheated and he will be disqualified. You will now only have to fight the last five people instead of waiting for all thirty to come out. If you defeat the last five people, then Season mode will continue as if you won the entire thirty man rumble.

  • Cannot lose Royal Rumble match

    If you lose the Royal Rumble in Season mode, Vince McMahon will come out and say that the winner cheated by switching numbers in front of a hidden camera. He will then order a restart of the Royal Rumble with six superstars, one of which will be whoever you chose for the season. If you lose again, you can rematch. Do this as many times needed until you win. If you lose and choose to exit, it will immediately end your season.

  • Easy wins in Tag match

    Get your submission level up so that you can win matches with submissions. This is much easier than going for a pin fall.

  • Defend WWE and World title without completing Season mode

    Enter GM mode. You can defend those titles whenever desired. For example, if you selected RAW, you can defend the WWE title, or World title if you chose SmackDown.

  • ECW title

    In the SmackDown! Season mode, when RVD asks you to join ECW, accept his invitation. In the SmackDown! episode before WrestleMania, Vince McMahon will reveal that it was a set-up and that RVD is indeed a SmackDown! superstar. RVD will attack you and say that at WrestleMania he will defend the WWE (not ECW) title in a Hardcore match. Defeat RVD in the Hardcore match at WrestleMania and your superstar will spray paint "ECW" on the title and proceed to do the Van Terminator to RVD.

  • The Undertaker's Urn trophy

    To get The Undertaker's Urn trophy, use either Hulk Hogan or Mankind and put them in SmackDown! Season mode. Skip the matches through the "Torrie's Contract" storyline. After the "Torrie's Contract" storyline is over, you will go to the "Urning Your Spot" storyline, which will end in a Buried Alive Casket match against The Undertaker for control of the Urn.

  • Wrestle a diva in Season mode

    In the "Torrie's Contract" storyline (SmackDown! season), if you lose the match against RVD where you win the chance to face off against Orlando Jordan with JBL as manager, the next week you will be put in a match against a diva.

  • Raise Stable attribute points

    In Create-A-Stable, to raise a team's attributes, place the team together in GM mode. After a few of matches (around seven), you can go back to Create-A-Stable and raise their attributes. You cannot fight in a tag team, but also do double team moves either by both wrestlers in a grapple, or double team moves in a tag match.

  • Buried Alive match in Survivor Series in GM mode

    At Survivor Series in GM mode, a Buried Alive match is made between you and the rival brand. They will pick a superstar and you must select one of your own. The winner gets the #30 spot in Royal Rumble. If you do not get The Undertaker on you roster, you must face him in the Buried Alive match at the PPV. The #30 spot will go to a superstar of your brand.

  • Easy popularity boost in GM Mode

    To easily increase a superstar's popularity, decide on a character you wish to bring up. If you have him already signed on your show, release him, then resign him for five weeks. If you do not have him, do the same (sign him for five weeks). Choose to promote him in one of your scheduled shows under promotion. You can also put him in a singles match and in a match with a manager. Make sure that he wins the singles match and the match with a manager. If you are low on money, use promo number 2 as it has a way of getting money by advertising. After that week's scheduled show, you should see that your chosen wrestler's popularity has increased significantly. You can repeat this as much as desired. Just release him again, pick him up from Free Agency for a five week contract, promote him on your show, have matches with him on that show, and win. Note: This has been tested in two player GM mode, and not in single player GM mode.

    Have whoever you are promoting as a manager in a single match for every match on the card. For example, Stone Cold .vs The Rock with Triple H. Make sure that whoever has the manager wins. You can just get DQed with the other wrestler. The manager will raise their popularity and get a long win streak. The higher a superstar's popularity is, the slower it will raise. For example, a created superstar with a popularity of 20 can go up to 46 in one week with this trick; however, a superstar with a popularity of 90 will only go up about 2 in one week with this trick. Also, make sure to rest your superstar after that week or they will get injured. Try alternating between two superstars that you wish to increase in popularity.

  • Great trades in GM mode

    Use the "Easy popularity boost in GM Mode" trick to push a diva to very high popularity (Lita, Torrie, Trish, etc.). Once they are very popular, you can trade them for a superstar of the same popularity on the other show. For example, if Trish has 100 popularity, you can trade her for The Undertaker who has 100 popularity. By doing this, not only are you taking one of their main eventers, but they cannot use Trish as a main eventer. Divas cannot compete for titles, or in "main event" type matches like Hell In A Cell or Last Man Standing. Keep promoting divas and trading them for the other shows' main eventers, and you should have a great roster, while at the same time hurting the opposition. To make sure you get the divas, just turn off the divas you are not using in free agency until you are ready to push them.

  • Heal injured superstars quickly in GM mode

    When your superstar gets injured and is going to be out for awhile, release them from their contract. Then, go to "Free Agency", press Start, and remove or turn off that superstar from the roster list. Press X to confirm that choice, then press Start again. Turn that superstar back on and then in the next week you will be able to re-sign that person and use them immediately.

  • Better ratings in GM mode

      Save after every week to be better safe than sorry. If a superstar is sidelined with an injury, just load the game again. They do not always get injured. It is better to repeat one week than to lose a main eventer for two months.

      Get all the main eventers. Before you start the first week in GM mode, go to the Free Agents List. Press Start to add more superstars to the list. You will see Bret Hart, Steve Austin, Hollywood Hogan, Hogan 80's, Hulk Hogan, and all the other superstars you had to buy in ShopZone. After you add them, they will be available the next week. Go to the list and sign them all. Only go to the free agents list when you are going to sign them. If you leave and come back, the other brand will sign them. To be sure you can save GM a week in advance and just load again if they do. Note: During the drafting, only sign about ten to fifteen people on three month or less contracts. By doing this, you will have the money and the space to sign the main eventers off the free agents list. You can only sign twenty superstars total, so make sure you have enough room. After you sign the ShopZone superstars, the other brand will only have two or three main eventers and you will have about ten.

      Choose RAW. It is easier to get ratings in RAW, because their women's division is easier to promote than SmackDown's Cruiserweight division.

      Popularity matters. The higher a superstars popularity is, the higher ratings his or her match will be. This is just as important as what kind of match they are in, or what title its for.

      Sign four Divas, no more and no less. That is all you will ever need for a successful Diva division. Any more and it would be too difficult to push Divas to higher ratings. A Fatal 4-way Diva match is the most you can put them in without doing tags or something similar.

      No Diva matches. Although this contradicts the previous hint, it works. Putting them in matches against each other is pointless because they will just feed off each others' popularity. No one will ever get anywhere. Instead, build popularity through mangers. This is the perfect strategy. Put the Divas as managers for a superstar who will win the match. Not only will their popularity points go up, but it will count as a win. Ten of those matches and they will be on a winning streak, and have huge popularity. This also works for superstars who cannot compete due to high fatigue. Make sure it is a single vs. single with manager. Do not do two managers because you will just take from the other's popularity.

      Tag champs with a Diva. Always get two of the least popular superstars to be the tag champs. Never give them the vacated titles. Have them win them. This will jump their popularity a few extra points. Have them retain the belts repeatedly with a Diva as a manager for each match. Every time they win, you will build the popularity for both tag champs, and their Diva manager. When they get to main event level status, give them belts to another two.

      Decrease fatigue. If a superstar has a high fatigue level, they are more likely to get injured. To get your superstar to compete, not get injured, and still build popularity, either put them as a manager for someone else or compete in a singles match. Singles matches do not add to fatigue, but bring it down.

      Disqualification. This is a great way to get a certain superstar to win. If someone starts complaining about their losing streak, put them in a match with someone else. For example, if Rock complains, put him in a match with Austin. Play as Austin, then just hit The Rock with a chair or hit the referee four times. The Rock will win and get his popularity up without you having to play the match.

      No Disqualification. If there is a superstar that you want to retain a title, turn off the no DQ and beat up the other person with a chair or sledgehammer. Then, pin them. If you fight dirty, every weapon shot will increase momentum. If you fight clean, you will lose momentum. Do not worry; after their head or ribs are red just do a few lionsaults and top rope moves. You will have full momentum again.

      Always hype the PPV; the last RAW/SmackDown before the PPV. Do not bother doing it weeks ahead of time, as you will just waste money. If you have the money, use your two promo spots to hype it up. This is your chance to steal more fans. You must go all out on PPVs, with at least three main event style matches. Make sure you supestars are well rested before the PPV a few weeks in advance. Make sure before booking the matches that their fatigue level is not high. A good PPV can get you an increase of one million fans and will skyrocket your fan support.

      Advertise. If you follow these rules, you should not have to slander the promotion, interfere, or do anything similar. Use your promo time to advertise, not to promote merchandise. Ads are a guaranteed $150,000 where merchandise is an average of $60,000. Even if you do not need money at the time, you will eventually.

      Maintain contracts. Check in every now and then to make sure that your superstars' contracts still have some time on them. To do this, check your roster, then press Right to see how much time is remaining on their contracts. Never let it get below four weeks. All you have to do is sign superstars with low contracts to five week contracts. This will keep them at about nine weeks remaining. You also will not go completely bankrupt signing them to five month contracts. Only renew a few contracts at a time. If you do too much at once you can still go bankrupt. Only renew contracts with little time remaining.

  • Draft pick in GM mode

    At WrestleMania there will be a best of three series to help determine which general manger will win the GM Of The Year award. If you win the series, you will get one draft pick.

  • Unselectable screen effect options in Create-An-Entrance mode

    In the Advanced Create-An-Entrance mode, you may find that the cinematic/wide versions of some screen effects become grayed out and unselectable. This is due to the Name Plate for your superstar being turned on for that part of the entrance. Simply turn the Name Plate off to make all of the screen effect options selectable.

  • John Cena's spinning WWE title belt

    Win the SmackDown or RAW season to get the WWE Title. Go to Exhibition mode and select "Title Match". If John Cena is not the WWE champion, choose him. After you have won, you will get to choose the original WWE title belt or John Cena's Spinning WWE title belt.

  • Tazz singing

    To hear Tazz sing, select a match with Shawn Michaels and perform Sweet Chin Music on your opponent. Note: It must be a match that has the SmackDown brand commentary.

  • Update finishers in Create-A-Move-Set mode for Kurt Angle

    Enter Create-A-Move-Set mode and choose Kurt Angle to edit. Select Special, then Finishers. You will find an alternate version of both the Angle Slam (Angle Slam 1) and Angle Lock (Angle Lock 2) in the list, which were not assigned to him, yet are more updated in animation. Notably, the Angle Lock 2 moves a grapevine hold in the second part of the animation, which Angle has been known to use recently. The only drawback to these moves is that the announcers do not refer to them specifically, and the newer Angle Lock 2 does less damage to the leg. Also, for some reason Angle Slam 1 seems to have reversed head and body damage amounts from Angle Slam 2, making it damage the head instead of the body.

  • Daivari shouts in Farsi during match

    Choose a singles match with a manager. Select a wrestler (for example, Muhammad Hassan), then choose Daivari as your manager. During the course of the match you will hear Daivari occasionally shout a sentence in Farsi in his trademark style.

  • Hassan and Daivari entrance music lengths

    Muhammad Hassan and Daivari have the same entrance music, as they should. However, they have separate files in the Music menu - these are of a different length. The version listed as "Muhammad Hassan" runs for just over a minute, while the track listed as "Khosrow Daivari" is the same music, but runs longer. Should Hassan's entrance moves be lengthened through editing in Create-An-Entrance mode, you may want to switch his music to the one given to Daivari so that it is long enough to play through the entire entrance without ending and repeating itself.

  • Both wrestlers keep fighting out of the cage in Steel Cage match

    Make sure your opponent climbs the side of the cage that is located at the very back end of the ring, facing your way. Wait until your opponent is almost at the very top of the cage, then just before he reaches the very top, get near the cage where your opponent is located and do a grapple hold. The move that you will see is like a modified German Suplex. When you both fall, both wrestlers will now be out of the cage and the match will still continue. There are no weapons or count outs. You can fight as long as desired, but there is nothing much to do. Once you get back in the ring the only way to get back out is to do the same thing.

  • Irish Whip running

    Sometimes when you Irish Whip your opponent, they will "slide" across the ring, not moving their legs. Note: This may only apply to the PAL version, which was released before the NTSC version of the game.

  • Do aerial moves on ground

    Run up on the crowd guard rail with a superstar that has a diving finisher (for example, RVD). Run on the railing and perform the attack to warp directly to the ground. Note: The move will still proceed. This can be done with any superstar, created or original, as long as they have a diving finisher.

  • Get into the audience

    Have the Diving Side Kick off the top rope move. Power Irish Whip your opponent onto the barricade. Get on the apron and do this move, and you should be in the audience. You can now move around the arena. This works in any arena.

  • Floating rope moves

    When creating a character's moves, many times when you are scrolling through the "rope moves" (moves done when an opponent is leaning on the ropes), when you are watching them then moving to another one the game will show you the move, but your superstar will be out of the ring, off center, or floating. The move will still follow through, just many times while out of the ring.

  • Disappearing tables

    When you win a match, try to see the announcers' tables. They will not be there anymore, and have disappeared.

  • Disappearing and reappearing belt

    When using trio number one's entrance with two created characters and a diva, the belt on the person on the left disappears and reappears on the diva. When they enter the ring, it reappears on the original owner. Note: This has only been tested with the USA belt. If the diva has the women's championship belt, she will have two of them.

  • Censored commentary

    Many times during the commentary, whenever there is a comment that puts down a superstar or a particular brand (SmackDown!), it is cut off. However, this is done frequently without anything to cut it off.

  • Wrong day

    During a RAW match, the commentators will refer to SmackDown being on Thursdays. However, SmackDown's commentators will refer to SmackDown being on Fridays. Smackdown used to be on Thursdays, but is now on Fridays. Also, when in GM mode, Taboo Tuesday is on a Sunday instead of a Tuesday like the PPV should be.

  • Wrong gender

    Choose a match with a special referee and make the referee a female superstar. The announcers will make references to the referee as if she were a male. Sometimes during a Fulfill Your Fantasy match (or other matches), the announcers will refer to female superstars as "he".

  • Wrong arena announcement

    At the WrestleMania IX arena, the announcers will say that they are in Phoenix, Arizona; however, WrestleMania IX actually took place in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • Wrong title announcement

    If you are a title holder and are defending the belt, if you get counted out the announcer will say that your opponent is the new champ. However, when you go to save the game, it will say that you are still the champ.

  • Wrong GM mode announcement

    Make a title match in GM mode and choose not to have the champion come in first. The announcer will still say "and is for the title".

  • Wrong belts in GM mode

    Usually in Season mode, the WWE Champion Title remains on SmackDown! and the World Heavyweight Title remains on RAW; however in GM mode, it is the other way around.

  • Cristy Hemme mistake

    While in a match with J.R. and King announcing, do Cristy Hemme's first finisher (Low Blow 5). J.R. and King will say that she did a DDT instead. Note: This was done in the PAL version of the game.

  • John Cena titles

    John Cena has three entrances; with the WWE title, with the U.S. title, and with no title. If you look closely at them all you can see they are different. With the WWE title, it shows John Cena spinning the WWE sign. With the U.S. title, every time John Cena spins the title with the WWE title it shows his back. With no title it shows John Cena spinning the title, but with no belt its seems like he is grabbing his stomach.

  • John Cena mistakes

    During Season mode, John Cena is on SmackDown. However, in real life he is on RAW. During Exhibition mode, his photo has a red background which indicates he is a RAW superstar. Also during matches with John Cena, King will sometimes say "I wish we had a superstar like John Cena on RAW", even though John Cena is already a superstar on RAW.

  • Lita mistake

    In GM mode, look at Lita's biography. It will say that she is from Sanford, New York. However, she is actually from Sanford, North Carolina.

  • Rob Conway mistake

    Rob Conway has his new music (Just Look At Me), but still has his clothes from La Resistance. Select any match where you can see Robert Conway's entrance. SmackDown's Ring Announcer Tony Chimel will call him Rob Conway, but RAW's Ring Announcer Lillian Garcia will call him Robert Conway.

  • Snitsky mistake

    Choose any match where you can see Snitsky's entrance. RAW's ring announcer Lillian Garcia will call him Snitsky, but SmackDown's ring announcer Tony Chimmel will call him Gene Snitsky.

  • Sylvain Greiner mistake

    Sylvain Greiner has his new music and Titantron in the game, but is wearing his old La Resistance clothes. Also, Sylvain Greiner is known as Sylvan now.

  • The Undertaker mistake

    When you choose The Undertaker with your entrance on, the announcer will say "weighing in at 305 pounds" when the Undertaker is 328 pounds in real life.

  • Created wrestlers with The Undertaker's entrance move mistake

    You will appear to be wearing a hat during the entrance, even if your wrestler does not wear a hat.

  • Frozen character

    When a wrestler is pinning an opponent, get in the closest corner to the referee. Look at him and jump immediately after he counts "3". You will hit him and be inches off the ground in a certain pose, frozen, depending on what move you do. Note: This has only been tested with created characters.


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