Dough Basham FAQ. by John Woodman
WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2006 on SuperCheats.com



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                    *    DOUG BASHAM CHARACTER FAQ     *
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                    * FOR SMACKDOWN! vs RAW 2006 (PS2) *
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                    *           VERSION  1.3           *
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                    *          BY JOHN WOODMAN         *
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1.0) Introduction
    1.1) Legal
    1.5) About me
    1.2) Contact me
    1.3) Autorized publishing
    1.4) Aknowledgements

2.0) Version history

3.0) Bio

4.0) Moves
    4.1) Standard actions
    4.2) Standing
    4.3) Ground
    4.4) Corner
    4.5) Rope
    4.6) Diving
    4.7) Dash
    4.8) Tag Team
    4.9) Special

5.0) Statistics

6.0) Game review



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1.0) Introduction
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Hi. This would be the WWE: Smackdown! vs RAW 2006 FAQ for one of the members of
one of the most vicious of the tag teams: the Basham Brothers. Before splitting
they were very good, "managed" by the smart JBL.



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1.1) Legal
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This document and all of its content is copyright of Woodman (myself). All
information in this document were written by me, and all contributions will
receive their credits as soon I'll enter them in the FAQ.

The only site where this guide is available is www.GameFAQs.com
If you would like this FAQ on your site, please Email me requesting permission
to, and I will probably allow you to do so. However, the guide must not be
changed in any way.

This guide was made only for the purpose of helping other people, and I don't
intend to use it for profit, and I would really really appreciate it if no one
else does it too. This guide is as free as everyone of us is.

And, if you can, please vote for my FAQs on Gamefaq.com site!

Copyright 2006 by Woodman



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1.2) About me
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I am a 30 years old man, and always liked wrestling, I started with WWF for a
lot of years, but after some years "TV Koper" stopped broadcasting it.

I passed a lot of years without wrestling (except for videogames), and now I
can only watch "Smackdown!" and NWE, because the other shows are on satellite
Pay TV, and I can't watch them.

I am Italian, and I live in a small town called Castelfranco Veneto. Right now
I am studying to became a sort of sanitarian operator (called O.S.S.)

My dream? To marry with my girlfriend Eleonor.



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1.3) Contact me
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If you want to contact me, write me to this address:

NOSPAM!woodman76   @   libero.it

Simply remove NOSPAM! and assemble my complete address, it's very simple.
Please write me, for suggestion, corrections and other things like this about
this FAQ. I will be happy to answer you.

By the way... sorry if sometimes my English is not perfect... after all, I am
Italian, and English it's not my first language.

You can write me in English or Italian with no problem.



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1.4) Autorized publishing
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There are the sites autorized to publish my Create a Wrestler FAQ. If you want
this FAQ on your site, please ask me my written permission, I think it will be
given without any problem, if this FAQ will be freely available on your site.

www.neoseeker.com

www.supercheats.com

See how to contact me at 1.02 section. Thank you.



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1.5) Aknowledgements
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Andre the Giant: for being the best legend of all time! (At least for me.)

Eddie Guerrero: for being a myth, and now a legend.

Goldust & Eugene: for being my favourite wrestlers. (Sad they are not on 2007.)

My friend Ariadna: for our long distance friendship (Italy - Mexico).

My girlfriend Eleonor: for loving me, even if she doesn't like Wrestling.

My Pc and Notepad program: for allowing me writing this guide.

Sony: For creating the PSX and PS2 consoles (and for the future PS3).

THQ: the creators of a lot of good wrestling games (some bugs apart).

WWE: for all the wrestling I love.

WWF: for all the wrestling I loved, and I will always love.



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2.0) Version history
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1.0 (18 September 2006): first complete writing. By the way, I am
experimenting a new layout for my Wrestling FAQs. I hope you will like it.

1.1 (19 September 2006): some minor corrections.

1.2 (20 September 2006): some minor corretctions to the FAQ layout.

1.3 (21 October 2006): now this guide is good for both PS2 and PSP, and I also
added the game review.



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3.0) Bio
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Name: Danny Basham

Height: 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm)

Weight: 245 lbs (111 kg)

Born: 12 May 1977, Louisville, Kentucky

Trained by: "Dangerous" Danny Davis

Professional debut: 1993

Finishing Move: Last Impression

Career Titles:
- OVW Heavyweight Champion (4 times)
- OVW Southern Tag Team Champion (1 with Flash Flanagan, 1 with Danny Basham) 
- WWE Tag Team Champion (2 with Danny Basham) 

Doug was a top babyface in the company winning the OVW Heavyweight Title on a
number of occasions.

Doug turned heel and was involved in a storyline that saw him grow jealous of
his uncle's fondness for another OVW Superstar Nick Dinsmore.

Doug disappeared in late 2000 and came back as a masked man known as The
Machine who attacked Nick Dinsmore. Dinsmore would go on to defeat The Machine
in a Retirement vs. Mask match and unmask Basham.

Doug "The Machine" Basham went on to create the Revolution stable and feuded
with OVW's top stars. Basham signed a WWE development contract in April 2002
and was soon signed to SmackDown! in May 2003.

After disappearing of WWE TV in September 2005, Doug would return to OVW under
a new gimmick "The Superstar of Superstars" where he came out to the ring using
the Superman theme before signing a new deal with WWE in April 2006.

With WWE Being Impressed with his in-ring ability, In late 2002 through early
2003 Doug received numerous try-out matches In Dark Matches or on WWE Velocity
against opponents such as Mark Jindrak, Charlie Haas, Lenny Lane, Val Venis,
Nathan Jones, Redd Dogg, Nova, Johnny Jeter, Horshu, Shannon Moore, And Billy
Kidman. As well as teaming with the likes of Damaja, Sean O'Haire, And Bull
Buchanan.

Doug Basham made his official debut in May, 2003 as he entered SmackDown! as
one-half of the tag team, The Basham Brothers with his tag partner Danny
Basham.
The Basham Brothers debuted as a team on May 29, 2003 and defeated the team of
Rikishi & Brian Kendrick. The Basham Brothers were later joined by Shaniqua.
They were portrayed with a bondage-based S&M gimmick and won their first WWE
Tag Team Championship from Los Guerreros on the October 23, 2003 edition of
SmackDown!. The team would go on to lose the titles in February, 2004 at WWE No
Way Out 2004 to Rikishi and Scotty Too Hotty. The Basham Brothers and Shaniqua
faced Scotty 2 Hotty and Rikishi in a handicap match and lost when Shaniqua was
pinned by Rikishi. The Basham Brothers would go on to lose their manger
Shaniqua when she was sent to OVW for training not long after No Way Out. For
the next few months the Basham Brothers were regulars on WWE Velocity despite a
few occasions on SmackDown! generally losing in the outcome.

The Basham Brothers would go on to join John Bradshaw Layfield's cabinet stable
on the 25 November 2004. Known as JBL's Co-Secretaries of Defense. Their role
was often to sacrifice themselves to prevent Layfield from getting harmed after
he had provoked an opponent. The Bashams would once again win Tag Team gold
defeating four other teams including Rey Mysterio and Rob Van Dam, Luther
Reigns and Mark Jindrak, and Eddie Guerrero and Booker T. The Basham Brothers
lost the titles to Rey Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero at WWE No Way Out on
February 20, 2005 from here on The Bashams would either be Jobbing on
SmackDown! or defeating any team that came in their path on Velocity. The
Basham Brothers quit Layfield's Cabinet on the June 16, 2005 episode of
SmackDown!, claiming that they were tired of being "JBL's crash test dummies"
and not getting enough respect.

On June 30, 2005, Danny Basham became one of the last minute trades in the 2005
WWE Draft lottery, which saw him jump from SmackDown! over to WWE RAW. This
left both men in singles compitition in WWE on different brands. Doug would
return to TV on August 27, 2005 edition of Velocity under "The Bash Man" Doug
Basham gimmick. The Bash Man came out to the ring wearing sunglasses, a shiny
leather vest, and shiny wool pants. Doug continued to work squash matches under
this unexplained gimmick sporadically over several months.

While disappearing off WWE TV, Doug would return to OVW for several stints
before signing a new deal with WWE in April 2006. Both Doug and Danny would
reunite in WWE's revived ECW brand during July 2006 at several house shows
before becoming on-screen masked enforcers for ECW leader Paul Heyman.



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4.0 Moves
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Here is the legend for all the moves:

O:  Circle
X:  Cross
T:  Triangle
[]: Square

H: Head damage
A: Arms damage
B: Body damage
L: Legs damage

Sta: Stamina requirements
Mom: Momentum charge

Blood: Blood move
Dirty: Dirty move
Fav:   Favorite move
Pin:   Pin move
Sub:   Submission move



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4.1) Standard actions
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Ring In Move            Slide in

Ring Out Move           Normal

Taunt:
- Right analog down     Undertaker 1
- Right analog left     Wake up 2
- Right analog up       Longhorn
- Right analog right    Come on!

Fighting Stance         Wrestling 1

Walking Motion          Normal

Running Motion          Normal



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4.2) Standing
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Strike Attack:
- Down + X            Strong Right Punch - H 4, Sta 6, Mom 6, Fav
- Diagonal down + X   Toe Kick 1         - H 1, A 1, L 1, B 2, Sta 4, Mom 4
- Left + X            Clothesline 1      - H 4, A 1, L 1, B 1, Sta 6, Mom 6
- Diagonal + up + X   Outlaw Punches 2   - H 4, A 1, L 1, B 4, Sta 6, Mom 6
- Up + X              Leg Lariat         - H 6, A 1, L 1, B 1, Sta 9, Mom 9, KO
- Right + X           Elbow Smash 1      - H 2, A 1, L 1, B 2, Sta 4, Mom 4

Grapple moves:

(clean)
- O                Arm Wringer Flip  - A 1, B 7, Stam 8, Mom 10
    - Down + O     Small Package 1   - H 4, A 1, L 1, B 1, Sta 6, Mom 8, Pin
    - Left + O     Snapmare 2        - H 4, B 6, Stam 8, Mom 10
    - Up + O       Arm Drag 2        - H 4, B 6, Sta 8, Mom 10
    - Right + O    Headlock Takeover - B 10, Sta 8, Mom 10

(dirty)
- O                Eye Rake 1          - H 8, Sta 8, Mom 10, Dirty
    - Down + O     Low Blow 5          - B 16, Sta 16, Mom 18, Dirty
    - Left + O     Head Pound          - H 10, Sta 8, Mom 10, Dirty
    - Up + O       Eye Poke 2          - H 6, Sta 8, Mom 10, Dirty
    - Right + O    Reverse Atomic Drop - B 12, Sta 12, Mom 14, Dirty

- Down + O         Submission
    - O            Arm Wrench 1           - A 6, B 2, Stam 8, Mom 10
    - Down + O     Snapmare & Neck Lock 2 - A 10, Stam 3, Mom 10, Sub A
    - Left + O     Sleeper Hold 1         - H 10, Stam 3, Mom 10
    - Up + O       Bear Hug 2             - B 6, Stam 12, Mom 14, Sub A
    - Right + O    Headlock 4             - H 8, Stam 8, Mom 10

- Left + O         Speed category
    - O            Neckbreaker 10 - H 10, B 2, Sta 8, Mom 10
    - Down + O     Jawbreaker 1   - H 10, Sta 8, Mom 10
    - Left + O     Free Fall Drop - B 10, Sta 8, Mom 10
    - Up + O       Facecrusher 3  - H 12, Sta 12, Mom 14
    - Right + O    Kitchen Sink 2 - H 12, Stam 12, Mom 14

- Up + O           Brawler category
    - O            Undertaker Knee Strike - B 10, Sta 8, Mom 10
    - Down + O     Outlaw Stomp 1         - H 4, A 2, B 6, Sta 12, Mom 14
    - Left + O     Back Club              - B 8, Sta 8, Mom 10
    - Up + O       Fury Punch 4           - H 10, Sta 8, Mom 10
    - Right + O    Mat Slam               - H 10, Sta 8, Mom 10

- Right + O        Old School category
    - O            Russian Leg Sweep 1 - H 6, B 4, Stam 8, Mom 10
    - Down + O     Scoop Slam 5        - B 10, Sta 8, Mom 10
    - Left + O     DDT 24              - H 14, Stam 12, Mom 14
    - Up + O       Backbreaker 1       - B 16, Sta 16, Mom 18
    - Right + O    Running Neckbreaker - H 8, B 4, Stam 12, Mom 14

- X                Grapple Attack
    - X (1st)      Grapple Punch 1        - H 3, Sta 2, Mom 3
    - X (2nd)      Grapple Elbow Strike 1 - H 3, Sta 2, Mom 3
    - X (3rd)      Grapple Elbow Strike 1 - H 3, Sta 2, Mom 3

Grapple from behind:
- 0                DDT 18                  - H 10, Sta 8, Mom 12
- Down + O         Sleeper Hold 4          - H 8, Sta 8, Mom 12, Sub A
- Left + O         Sidewalk Slam 3         - B 10, Sta 8, Mom 12
- Up + O           Elbow To Back Of Head 2 - H 10, Sta 8, Mom 12
- Right + O        Forearm Smash           - B 10, Sta 8, Mom 12

(With groggy opponent)
- 0                School Boy Roll Up - H 2, B 2, Sta 7, Mom 11, Pin, Dirty
- Down + O         Backslide Pin      - H 3, B 1, Sta 6, Mom 10, Pin
- Left + O         Back Suplex 5      - H 4, B 8, Sta 12, Mom 16
- Up + O           Low Blow 6         - B 13, Sta 12, Mom 16, Dirty
- Right + O        Sidewalk Slam 3    - B 10, Sta 8, Mom 12

Top of cell attack:
(forward)
- O                    Downward Trust - H 15, A 15, L 15, B 15, Sta 16, Mom 40
- O + Any direction    Downward Trust - H 15, A 15, L 15, B 15, Sta 16, Mom 40

(backward)
- O                    Downward Trust - H 15, A 15, L 15, B 15, Sta 16, Mom 40
- O + Any direction    Downward Trust - H 15, A 15, L 15, B 15, Sta 16, Mom 40



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4.3) Ground
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Strike Attack:
- X                   Angry Stomp  - H 2, A 2, L 2, B 2, Sta 3, Mom 2
- Up / Down + X       Knee Drop 2  - H 4, A 4, L 4, B 4, Sta 5, Mom 4
- Left / Right + X    Elbow Drop 1 - H 4, A 4, L 4, B 4, Sta 5, Mom 4

Grapple Moves:
(upper)
- O            Raise
- Double O     Sit Down
- Down + O     Pin Fall           - H 1, A 1, B 1, Sta 3, Mom 3
- Left + O     Sleeper Hold 7     - H 10, Sta 3, Mom 10, Sub A
- Up + O       Mounted Punching 1 - H 10, Sta 8, Mom 12, Dirty
- Right + O    Choke 2            - H 12, Sta 8, Mom 12, Dirty

(lower)
- O            Raise
- Double O     Sit Down
- Down + O     Pin Fall      - B 1, Sta 5
- Left + O     Leg Lock 6    - L 10, Sta 3, Mom 10, Sub A
- Up + O       Doug Leg Lock - L 14, B 2, Sta 3, Mom 10, Sub A, Fav
- Right + O    Kick to Back  - B 10, Sta 8, Mom 11, Dirty



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4.4) Corner
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Strike Attaks:
- X                    On The Top Rope           - H 7, Sta 7, Mom 7
- X + any direction    Running Shoulder Attack 1 - B 9, Sta 10, Mom 10
(sit)
- X                    Knee Attack 1             - H 9, Sta 10, Mom 10

Grapple Moves:
- O                    10 Punch          - H 10, Sta 8, Mom 12
- Down + O             Foot Choke 1      - H 10, Sta 8, Mom 12, Dirty
- Left + O             Knee Strike 3     - H 10, Sta 8, Mom 12
- Up + O               Superplex 1       - B 14, Sta 12, Mom 16
- Right + O            Shoulder Thrust 2 - A 10, Sta 8, Mom 12
(sit)
- O                    Raise the Opponent Up
- O + any direction    Mudhole Stomping 2 - B 12, Sta 8, Mom 12

Grapple From Behind:
- O            Illegal Pin              - H 2, B 2, Sta 6, Mom 10, Pin, Dirty,
                                          Fav
- Down + O     Toss into Ring Post      - A 8, B 6, Sta 12, Mom 16
- Left + O     Dropkick & Schoolboy Pin - H 3, B 3, Sta 6, Mom 10, Pin
- Up + O       Turnbuckle Smash         - H 9, Sta 8, Mom 12
- Right + O    Super Back Suplex        - H 10, B 6, Sta 12, Mom 16



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4.5) Rope
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Groggy on ropes:
- O + any direction    Stomping to Knee - L 11, Sta 8, Mom 12, Dirty

Rebound Attack:
(opponent up)
- T + X    Clothesline 10        - H 6, Sta 7, Mom 7 (opponent down)
- T + X    Running Leg Drop      - H 7, A 7, L 7, B 7, Sta 8, Mom 7
(opponent outside ring)
- T + X    Vaulting Body Press 2 - H 12, A 6, L 1, B 12, Sta 12, Mom 20

Diving out of the ring attack:
- [] + X   Baseball Slide 1      - H 9, A 9, L 1, B 9, Sta 9, Mom 15



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4.6) Diving
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Vs standing Opponent
- Left + X     Diving Spear        - B 10, Sta 10, Mom 12, Ko
- Right + X    Double Axe Handle 3 - H 7, Sta 7, Mom 10

Vs downed Opponent
- X            Knee Drop 1     - H 7, A 7, L 7, B 7, Sta 7, Mom 20
- Left + X     Near Knee Drop  - H 4, A 1, L 1, B 8, Sta 8, Mom 20
- Right + X    Diving Headbutt - H 12, A 4, L 4, B 12, Sta 12, Mom 20, KO, Fav



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4.7) Dash
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Running Strikes:
- X                    Elbow Attack 4 - H 4, Sta 5, Mom 5
- Any direction + X    Clothesline 10 - H 6, Sta 7, Mom 7

Running Grapples:
- Down + O    Lou Thesz Press - H 10, B 4, Sta 13, Mom 15
- Up + O      Neckbreaker 1   - H 12, Sta 9, Mom 11

Rear Techniques:
- O             Bulldog 5       - H 6, B 6, Sta 8, Mom 12
- O (groggy)    Schoolboy Pin 2 - H 2, B 2, Sta 6, Mom 8, Pin

Running Ground Attack:
- [] + X                  Elbow Drop 5       - H 7, A 7, L 7, B 7, Sta 8, Mom 7
- [] + any direction + X  Dropkick to Knee 3 - H 7, A 7, L 7, B 7, Sta 8, Mom 7

Counter Attack:
- O                   Powerslam 2      - B 10, Sta 8, Mom 10
- Up / Down + O       Back Body Drop 1 - B 12, Sta 12, Mom 14
- Left / Right + O    Hip Toss 1       - 10, Sta 8, Mom 10



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4.8) Tag Team
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Standing Tag Team:
- O            Double Beat Head          - H 14, Sta 13, Mom 14
- Down + O     Dropkick & Rolling Clutch - H 1, A 1, L 1, B 6, Sta 11, Mom 15,
                                           Pin
- Left + O     Double Suplex             - B 14, Sta 14, Mom 16
- Up + O       Double Clothesline        - H 12, B 4, Sta 14, Mom 16
- Right + O    Double Dropkick           - B 14, Sta 13, Mom 14

Corner Tag Team:
- O            Kick To Gut 1      - B 12, Sta 12, Mom 12
- Down + O     Whip & Lay Down    - B 10, Sta 12, Mom 14
- Left + O     Double Stomping    - B 12, Sta 16, Mom 18
- Up + O       Double Arm Whip    - B 12, Sta 16, Mom 18
- Right + O    Body Splash & Whip - B 10, Sta 16, Mom 18



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4.9) Special
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Finisher:
- L1                Tilt A Whirl Sideslam 1 - H 16, Sta 16, Mom 18
- L1 + Direction    Tilt A Whirl Sideslam 1 - H 16, Sta 16, Mom 18

Signature Moves:
-       Strong Right Punch - H 4, Sta 6, Mom 6, Fav
-       Doug Leg Lock      - L 14, B 2, Sta 3, Mom 10, Sub A, Fav
-       Diving Headbutt    - H 12, A 4, L 4, B 12, Sta 12, Mom 20, KO, Fav

Chair Finisher:
- L1                    DDT 23 - H 20, Sta 18, Mom 30, Blood
- Any direction + L1    DDT 23 - H 20, Sta 18, Mom 30, Blood

Combination Attack:
- X (1st)    Outlaw Punches 1 - H 2, A 1, L 1, B 2, Sta 4, Mom 4
- X (2nd)    Outlaw Punches 1 - H 2, A 1, L 1, B 2, Sta 4, Mom 4
- X (3rd)    Outlaw Punches 2 - H 4, A 1, L 1, B 4, Sta 6, Mom 6



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5.0) Statistics
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Strength:    7
Submission:  7
Durabillity: 7.5
Tecnhique:   7.5
Speed:       7.5
Charisma:    6.5
Hardcore:    6.5
Stamina:     7.5
Overall:     80
Show:        RAW



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6.0 Game review
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This is mi personal review for this game. I hope it can help you to decide if
to buy it or not. You can find this review on Gamefaqs.com, the first free
source of faqs all over the web.

Time to walk the ring one more time!

Here I am, to talk about another game about the WWE universe. But is that a
good game? On a first look this game can be taken as an update of his
predecessor, Smackdown! vs RAW, but it offers more on every aspect, like
gameplay and value that you will like it. Keep reading, if you want to know
more.

Graphics: 9/10

Every game they improve the graphic. Smackdown! vs RAW 2006 is no exception,
they scan the wrestler faces, and you can see the results with your own eyes.
The only thing I don't like, it's a problem I see every WWE game. I am talking
about the "create a wrestler" section.

I know that a Playstation 2 has some power limits, but I hate when I see my
creation almost perfect, and when it goes to ring is graphically downgraded to
spare console power. It's simply frustrating (if you have a lot of created
wrestlers like me.)

But the arenas, detailed, well done... but they looks exactly like the last
year arenas.

Another good addition to the graphic side are the entrances, this year they are
very well detailed, and almost all of them are marvellous reproductions of real
WWE superstars entrances. With some exceptions, of course (Batista and others).

The create an entrance section this year gives you more tools to prepare a
better entrance, allowing you to choose lights, pyros and moves for every
section of the stadium. That is a very good thing, but when I prepared my first
entrance, it took almost one hour to check every single camera position!

Sound: 10/10

This time you will hear a lot of voices from your favourite wrestlers, music
are very good, and entrance music are reproduced very well, in an almost
perfect way. This time is a professional work that won't disappoint you in any
way.

Unfortunately the commentary can't be described as above. It will give you a
bad feeling of repetition, hearing all the times you do a finishing move the
same words and phrases over and over again.

Controls: 9/10

Controls are well distributed on the gamepad, and they work fast. The only
thing I never liked is the targeting system. Almost every time I try to target
a different opponent I target my own partner, or the referee or even the wrong
enemy.

In a single match it's not a real problem, but on multi-opponent matches, like
the Royal Rumble, it's a real pain.

Gameplay: 8/10

No doubt that Smackdown! vs RAW 2006 is a really great game. So, why I gave
only 8 points on gameplay? It's sad to say that, but... if you play that game
alone, it's not too fun. The core of the entire game, the season, it's made by
only a few episodes. You will play two episodes (not chosen randomly), the
Royal Rumble episode, and then the Wrestlemania Episode (and not for all
wrestlers, some of them won't be available for season play.)

No more, no less. There are no plots like title defence or parties, like Here
Comes the Pain (the best season of all WWE games). When I played the game for
the first time I was really disappointed of that, and I think it will be the
same for you.

The roster is pretty good, a huge selection of WWE superstars and divas like
Trish Stratus, the Undertaker, Batista and John Cena.

There is also a legend selection that includes Andre the Giant, three (yes,
three) almost identical version of the legendary Hulk Hogan, and the usual
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin and the Rock.

I was disappointed to have three different version of the same wrestler, I
think it's a waste of space than can be used for other wrestlers and legends.

Another bad thing it's the idea to put Jake "the Snake" Roberts in the game,
but you have to connect your PS2 with a PSP with him unlocked in that, then
transfer it to your PS2.

Sincerely, I find all this stuff nothing more than a marketing manoeuvre to
promote the PSP. 

Of course, if you have the old PS2 (not the slim version), you can't connect
with a PSP, and it's very difficult you will ever see Jake Roberts on your
machine.

If you play this game with at least a friend... this changes a lot. I have
played with a multi-tap, and four friends, and I can assure you that I had the
time of my life! We shouted, insulted each other... we really enjoyed that.

Regarding the multiplayer option, I have the old PS2, and I can't play online,
so I don't know how is this game online, but a lot of people said me that is
slowed down. The online play is hosted on a Gamespy server, and it seems that 
it's not doing a very good job. 

Sometimes after a match the game will freeze up. Another problem is that
sometimes your wins or losses won't even count for some reason or bugs.

I am sorry, but I don't play online, so I donít have more details for you.
The challenges are back in this game again, and add something more to the
length of the game, giving you something more to do in this game. They will
also allow you to unlock special bonus, like furniture for your room, and
increase the durability of the game quite a lot.

There is also a new season type, called General mode. In that season you can
arrange your brand by yourself, creating a roster, deciding all the matches
every week. You decide your marketing strategies, creating feuds and
interfering with the other show.

The only thing I don't like is that you can't decide the match results by
yourself, so, after all you don't have all the control on the brand you will
have as a real General Manager.

This mode has potential, and a lot of it, but it's not really entertaining as
it sound, but, after all, it's the first year that this new game mode is
implemented, I am sure it will be in future WWE games, and will became more and
more fun than now.

Conclusions: 9/10

If you want to play this game alone, I suggest you Here Comes the Pain or
Smackdown! vs RAW. 

But, if you will play this game with some friends, it will give you one of the
most entertaining experience of your life, for you and all your friends. If you
are a fan of the WWE games then you should absolutely try give game, it
absolutely worth the effort.



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