LOTS of Hints
Hint: Cage match: Easy win:
Irish Whip opponent into any corner turnbuckle. Then, depending on which turnbuckle you are located at, Irish Whip your opponent either Up, Down, Left, or Right. After you Irish Whip your opponent, immediately climb the side of the cage in which they are running beside. Make sure that you are as close to the turnbuckle your opponent was in without actually getting on top of it. If they do not reverse the Irish Whip or hang onto the ropes the first time they hit them, when they return the second time and hang on the ropes they will walk toward the cage and get stuck walking in the corner, allowing you to make an easy escape. Note: This works best in the top right turnbuckle, but does work in every turnbuckle.
Dwsugand Tony Moyer.
Irish Whip your opponent to the turnbuckle so that their back is facing your wrestler. Then, go up to them, press Up or Down + Circle to beat their head on the turnbuckle, then climb the cage.
Give someone the Jumping Knee Attack 3. Start the match by using that attack and quickly climb the cage. It will take a while for the opponent to get up.
Hint:Cage match: Get out of cage without winning:
Note: This trick requires at least two players. First, give your player the Springboard Leg Drop. You can give him this move by going on the create a move set and selecting the player you wish to give it to. Go on "Rope Opponent" and select "Rebound". Then, choose the middle option and go down to Springboard Leg Drop. When you are with your player, get the ref down by aiming at him. Hold the button that the ropes you are next to and quickly press Triangle then X. Then, make the player you are with hit you and you will fall out. To get the second player out make him aim at the ref. Get the ref down, do Springboard Leg Drop by holding in the direction of the ropes you are next to then press Triangle and X. You hit him and he will fall out as well. To get back in the ring, just run in.
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Hint: Bra And Panties match: Faster submission:
This trick can be used in Bra And Panties match or when you are performing a submission move on your opponent. When trying to rip your opponent's clothing, press Left rapidly while tapping Square + Circle. The meter would move faster in submitting.
When you are in a submission/Bra and Panties hold, instead of pressing only X press X, Square, Circle and Triangle to make the meter go up or down (depending on who started it). Also, if you are in the training room (only in a hardcore match) go to a treadmill and press Square. You should start walking. Press all of the buttons to charge your special faster.
Hint: Elimination Chamber match: Shatter glass:
You can shatter the glass by Irish Whipping someone into them. It will do a lot of damage to them. It does not matter if the chamber is occupied or not.
Hint: Elimination Chamber match: Toss opponent:
To do the toss that makes your opponent land face first on the steel, make sure that your player's back is facing the steel and that your opponent has your attention. Then repeatedly press R2 (Reverse). Your opponent should grab your head, but you will grab their legs and toss them face-first in the steel. Note: This also works on the chamber's glass, but is slightly more difficult to execute.
Hint: Elimination Chamber match: Climb the cage:
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.
Hint: Elimination Chamber match: Easy win:
When it is your turn to enter the match, immediately climb the chamber wall (Square + D-pad) and move toward the holding chambers. Do not get on top of them. When an opponent approaches you, move on top of the holding chamber. Your opponent will climb the wall after you. As soon as this happens, press Square to get onto the turnbuckle. Your opponent will follow you and get on top of holding chamber. Then, press Square (do not also press the D-pad or you will climb back up again) to get back onto the mat. Your opponent will jump off the top of the holding chamber and will hit the mat. This causes extreme damage to your opponent. You can repeat this as many times as needed. This works under any difficulty setting.
Get a wrestler with a top rope move (for example, RVD). Get your opponent weak and climb on top of the one of the cells then do your special. You should get the 3 count.
Hint: Elimination Chamber match: Get in next:
When in the Elimination Chamber, if you are not in first and want to get in next, press all the buttons and the Analog-stick rapidly until your cage opens.
Justin Gerlitz and Steven Kelly.
Hint: Elimination match: Two on three elimination handicap match:
This only works in an Elimination Tag Normal 6-Man Tag Team match. Turn DQ on. Before attempting this, make sure the active man on your side is the CPU. Once you have tagged the CPU in, quickly go outside the ring and get any weapon. Hit any one of your opponents. The referee will disqualify the active man (a.k.a. The CPU player) but not your wrestler, provided that you are not the active man. Since this is an elimination match, you will now face your opponents two on three. For best results, use a weak person for the ally you are going to disqualify (fir example, Eric Bischoff).
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Hint: Hardcore match: Easy win:
During a hardcore match, bring your opponent backstage to the area where you can ride the Undertaker's motorcycle. Irish Whip your opponent into the semi with the WWE insignia. He will automatically climb it, and walk off. Each time this is done, it will affect his entire body. Repeat this until his meter is red.
If you are one of the initial two superstars, fight to build up your SmackDown meter until another opponent is released. Climb out through the ropes and stand as close to the cage as possible. Keep taunting while the other wrestlers are battling it out between them. If a superstar approaches you, throw him back into the ring, then continue taunting. Eventually when there is only one other superstar remaining, you should have a few finishers ready. Lay the SmackDown a couple of times and pick up the victory. It may take a while, but may be worth it. This also helps if you pick up a lot of damage in the match and do not want to risk losing.
Choose the Training Room. You can Irish Whip your opponent against the wall. It will break after you do this twice. In there, you can also throw your opponent into the showers or the lockers, which will do some damage.
Hint: Hardcore match: Jump from the light post to the helicopter:
Note: You must purchase the Times Square arena in season mode for this trick. When you get to the Times Square location, climb up the light post in the bottom right corner and press Square. Then, have someone else climb on the helicopter ladder by going directly under it and pressing Square. Have the person on the light post aim at the player on the ladder. Jump and you will knock down the player. You will now be on the ladder.
Hint: Hardcore match: Get signature experience fast:
Go to the training room backstage in a hardcore match. Find a treadmill and press Square while facing it to get on. You will begin to walk on it. To gain experience, repeatedly tap X. The faster you tap X, the quicker you will gain experience.
Hint: Hell In A Cell match: Easy win:
Break open one of the two sections in the top of the cell first. Then, go up to the top and the CPU opponent will follow you. Move yourself so that the opponent will step right into the open spot, falling to the ground and suffering major damage. The key is to stay on the side of the hole that is opposite of the CPU opponent.
Get out of the ring and grab your opponent's feet to choke him on the ropes, then exit the door. Wait until your opponent comes out of the cell and do a move to knock him down. Climb to the top of the cell. If your character has a SmackDown! Move that does not involve the ropes (for example, the 619, etc.), go over to the doors on the floor and slam him through the door. Pin him for the win.
Break your opponent through one middle thing. Then, get out of the ring and get back on the top. When they climb back up, make sure you are on the opposite side of you. When they try to get you, circle so that you will always be on the opposite side. When they walk straight they should fall into the ring. Note: When they fall in, power up by taunting. Note: Keep doing this until your opponent is in the red, then get down, do your special, and pin them.
Smack down your opponent in the ring then exit. He will come up. Keep kicking him off until his entire body turns red, then do a powerful move and pin him.
Slam your opponent through the announcer table until he or she is KOed (spread out on the floor). Then, climb up the cell and you will now have enough room for a diving move. The Chris Benoit headbutt is the best one to try. Note: SmackDowns will not work.
Hint: Hell In A Cell: Land on cage:
Set up a Hell In A Cell match for you against the CPU or another player. Make sure your character has the Shooting Star Press 1 move. During the match, knock down your opponent and get onto the far left corner (it may also work with others). Use the Shooting Star Press and you should land on top of the cell rather than on the floor. This could be useful if you do not want to go out through the door for some reason or another.
Hint: Royal Rumble match: Better number:
Use this trick to get a higher number in the Royal Rumble. Whenever Eric Bishoff spins the wheel for your number in the Royal Rumble, if it is low, reset the game and try again. The number will be different each time.
Hint: Royal Rumble match: Recovery:
If you get tossed out in the Royal Rumble, you will always come back. Sometimes you will hang on and slide underneath the ropes or will roll over and rest on top of them. If you are resting on top, there is a way to prevent being knocked off. Time your opponents hit or grab with L2 or R2 respectively (almost always L2). You will duck under and hit your opponent in the stomach, coming back to safety.
When your wrestler is standing outside the ring and holding on to the ropes, repeatedly press L2 to block any incoming attacks
Hint: Royal Rumble match: Get back in after being eliminated:
If you are eliminated from the Royal Rumble, hold Select until a new competitor fills in for you. Soon afterwards the message "Press Select" will appear. You may choose any wrestler who is in already. This can be done as many times as desired before the number 25 spot is taken. Note: This does not work in season mode.
Hint: Royal Rumble: Easy win:
To get rid of a wrestler in the ring, Irish Whip your opponent to the ropes. Have your wrestler run in the opposite direction. Before the two wrestlers meet in the middle, press Square to lie down on the mat, so that your opponent runs over you. After you stand up, your opponent will be hanging on. Punch or stomp him out of the ring to remove him from the Royal Rumble. This can be done by all wrestlers, and in all matches within the ring.
Hint: Tag match: Easy win:
In a normal tag match, do you special until your opponent is in the red. Then, knock the other person down and they should go back on the outside of the apron. Very rarely they may try to break it up, but they will not be able to make it on time.
In a normal tag match, beat your opponent up until you can get a three count on them. Then, pin him and press Select to change to your partner. Run in the ring and stop the opponent from breaking up the three count.
Hint: Tag match: Change who you control:
Press Select during a tag team match and now you will be controlling the illegal man. You can continue to switch between your partners. This allows you to interfere while your partner gets the pin, or if your partner is getting pinned you can make the save.
Hint: TLC match: Serious air time:
When doing the TLC match, take both tables and throw them onto the table at ringside. Set the one table up, and throw the other one on top of the first. Then, climb onto that table, and set the other one directly on top of it. Grab the ladder and toss that onto the first table, then the other table. It will be thrown onto the highest table. Set the ladder up, and you now have three tables with a ladder on top. Climb all three tables and the ladder. You can do high flyer moves from very high in the air. As long as your opponent is close, you can land on them for some serious damage. If you miss, you are going to lose the upper hand. This also works on the RAW set with JR and King's announcer table, although you seem to be limited to the ladder and one table. If you break the RAW table prior to setting this up, you can have both tables and the ladder. The moves from the ladder will now be done from high above a concrete floor. If you are in a tornado tag match, and someone tips the ladder, both of you will take serious damage from the high fall onto the floor. You cannot climb sets in HCTP, but you can still do serious high flying.
Jason The Firefighter and Keith.
Hint: TLC match: Wear opponent down faster:
If you are in a Ladder or TLC match, when you use the grapple move for the ladder, (Up + X or Down + X) and your opponent is lying on the ladder in the ring on the floor, quickly climb a turnbuckle. Jump off onto the person lying on the ladder so that when you jump on them, the ladder goes into their back while they are lying on it to do more damage. Note: This works better when you use Rob Van Dam's Five Star Frog Splash when jumping on your opponent.
Hint: TLC match: Use the ladder when in the corner:
When competing in a TLC match, there will be a ladder in the upper left-hand corner. In the upper right-hand corner will be a table. There are two ways to use the ladder to knock your opponent onto the ladder. First, you can pick up the ladder and press X + Down to drop the ladder and put your opponent on it. You can use it while it is in the corner; just throw your opponent towards that corner and he will land on it, similar to if you had thrown him onto the table. From there, press Circle + Up, Down, Left, or Right to do a move involving the ladder Note: It may not work for every direction.
Hint: TLC match: Easy win:
When doing a table or a TLC match, choose RVD or Eddie Guerrero as your wrestler. Throw your opponent on the table by pressing Circle. Leap frog your opponent on the table. It should break or your opponent will fall off the table and you will pin them. Note: Make sure that they are near the turnbuckle.
In a TLC or ladder match, choose a wrestler with either The Walls Of Jericho or the Swanton Bomb. When you and your opponent are both on the ladder, win the punch-up and press in any direction + Circle. Your wrestler will either do a Walls of Jericho whhile on the ladder or he or she will push your opponent off the ladder then do a massive Swanton Bomb.
When in a TLC or ladder match, position the ladder so that it is close to the ropes (about halfway from the middle), and win the punch-up. Press any direction + Circle to do a massive suplex off the ladder, which will throw your opponent out of the ring. This will not work if you have Walls Of Jericho or the Swanton Bomb for a finisher.
Hint: Tornado Tag match: Quick Pin:
In a Tornado Tag match, if you are pinning your opponent and your partner goes for the cover too, the referee will make a quick count. To get this to work, have your partner pin the other opponent when your count is at "2". The referee will say "3" quickly.
Hint: Season mode: Easy money:
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.
Hint: Season mode: Easy win:
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.
Take the fight outside the ring. Use every tactic you can without getting DQed (for example, whipping opponent into steps, audience barricade, etc.). Do this enough and your opponent will be "laid out" (spread-eagle). Get into the ring and you will win by count-out. Slamming your opponent through the announcer's table(s) will not get you DQed and will do a lot of damage.
Go to the outside of the ring where the table is located (entrance). Get it, then run back in the ring. Make sure Earl does not catch you, then put the table in a corner. Wait for your opponent to grapple you, then quickly throw yourself on the table. He or she will slam you the table and get DQed.
Hint: Season mode: Skip matches:
After a year of season mode, you will be able to skip your matches. Note: When you skip, you will automatically lose.
Robert A Glover.
Hint: Season mode: Spare time:
If you chose to start a faction, after the elimination chamber match you will have three weeks where nothing will happen. Use these three weeks to transfer shows or get a title shot.
Hint: Season mode: Video of finishing move:
When it shows you and your rival fighting in black and white, the rival will always be shown winning, even if he has never defeated you. Also, if they have a finisher that is from the front groggy position, or is a submission hold (it will not show the crossface), it will show your rival doing their finisher to you. If their move is not from one of those two positions, then they will be shown giving you a DDT outside the ring.
Hint: Season mode: Enter females:
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.
Hint: Season mode: Las Vegas roulette:
Whenever your show is at Las Vegas, Eric Bisschoff (Raw) or Stephanie McMahon(Smackdown) will run Raw or Smackdown Roulette. In this, they will spin a roulette wheel to choose the show's matches. Note: They will only pick for you.
When you reach October 1st in season mode (depending on if you formed a faction or not), you will compete in the RAW or SmackDown! Roulette. If you do not like the match you are in, then reset the game. You will get a different match. Note: A money match is recommended.
Hint: Slobberknocker mode: Keep specials up:
When you are running out of specials, grab a garbage can lid, then press Left and hit the opponent two times to get a special. Repeat this as needed.
Hint: Parking lot: Electrocution:
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.
Hint: Parking lot: Freight box:
In the parking lot there is a another vehicle (not the motorcycle but the other yellow forklift). To get more than one more box after you are done pressing Circle and there are no more, go to the bottom left of the area with the vehicle. One more freight box should appear on the carrier. You can do this as many times as desired.
Hint: Parking lot: Ride vehicles:
When you reach the parking lot where Undertaker's bike and a forklift is located, you can ride them by pressing Square. On the forklift, you can drop the box onto the opponent by making the lift go up and down. If you are on Undertaker's bike, you can grab the opponent and drag him around the lot.
In the parking lot, you can ride a motorcycle. If you pull off the throttle and press Circle, you will grab someone. Quickly hold on the throttle and you will drag him. While driving, press Circle and you will throw him.
Hint: Parking lot: High flying from semi truck:
To the far right of the parking lot is the WWE semi truck. If you look at the ground, you will notice a white arrow on it. Walk over to the truck, press Triangle + Right on the D-pad. You will jump onto the top of the semi truck. From here, you can do high flying moves or knock your opponent onto the ground for serious damage. Note: You cannot get down without damage unless you hit a move. You can only dive out until the arrow becomes narrow, anything past and you will hit the ground.
Jason The Firefighter and Keith.
Hint: Parking lot: Easy win:
Equip your wrestler with "Shuffle Sidekick 3" as a ready striking move. In the parking lot, climb atop the semi. When the opponent follows, use the kick and they will fall backwards off the semi. The AI will repeat climbing back up, and you can continue to knock them back down for some heavy damage each fall.
Equip your wrestler with the F-5 (from powerslam position). Run to the semi in the parking lot and get on top of it before your opponent. When they climb up, get below them on the screen and hit them with a toe kick to stun them. Perform the F-5 and your opponent will crash face first into the ground. This causes a huge amount of damage and makes for an easy victory.
When in a hardcore match or a match that places you in the parking lot, go to the middle of the semi truck and get next to it with the opponent. Irish Whip him into the truck and you will then rub his face on the side. Turn him around and slam the back of his head into the truck. It may not do a lot of damage, but it looks good.
When your are in the parking lot in a Hardcore match, keep Irish Whipping your opponent into the transport. While he is climbing up, run away from the truck. He will walk off of the edge and fall. This will cause a lot of damage. Repeat this as many times as needed.
Hint: Times Square: Actions:
Information in this section was contributed by KalehoNaki7489.
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
Hint: Times Square: Climb lamp post:
Go to the lamp post at the bottom right. Press Square to climb the lamp post. You can climb the post, and if there is someone is on the helicopter, aim yourself with the D-pad and press Square. If done correctly, you will knock the other wrestler down and hang on to the ladder.
Hint: Times Square: Very high flying move:
When standing on the tip top area in Times Square, you can do a very high flying move by pressing Toward the street on the D-pad + Square.
Hint: Times Square: Matrix-style leap:
Climb the ladder to the building with "WWE SmackDown!" scrolling on it. Have you and your opponent (if in two player mode) run at each other (Triangle). While running, press Square and you will both do a Matrix-style leap.
Hint: Times Square: Exploding cars:
Climb the top of the ladder then climb it again and press Square. You will do a frog splash and can make cars explode.
Hint: Training room: Hidden area:
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.
Mike and Next Big Thing.
Hint: Training room: Walk on treadmill:
If you get on the treadmill, you can walk on it by holding Square.
Hint: Training room: Easy special from treadmill:
When in the training room, hop onto the treadmill. By tapping X while walking, your wrestling will start to run. This causes your special to fill very quickly. You can then keep hitting your special for the win.
Jason The Firefighter.
Hint: Training room: TV monitor weapon:
To obtain the TV Monitor as a weapon, go to the training room and whip your opponent into the stand with the monitor on it. It will fall and become available to use.
Hint: Training room: Opponent in the toilet:
When fighting in the training room, there will be a toilet in the far left corner. Irish Whip (throw) your opponent into the toilet straight on. He will go into the toilet, with his head dangerously close to it. The door closes, and the wrestler walks back out, while you hear a flushing sound.
Hint: 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.
Hint: Backstage fountain:
In the backstage arena with the lion statues and water fountains, walk close to the fountain, then grapple your opponent. Throw them at the fountain. If you are close enough and it is done correctly, you will shove your opponent's head into the fountain and hold it under. It does not do too much damage, but is funny.
Hint: 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.
Hint: Knock down the referee without being disqualified:
Play any kind of match with ring-out enabled in the options. Make sure your character has the Spider Suplex and Diving Elbow Bat moves. Whip your opponent into the near left corner (may also work with others) and perform a Spider Suplex on them. The ref should move near them. If he does not, he quite often moves there later. Then, do the Diving Elbow Bat. Most of the time, it should hit the ref when you are targeting your opponent. The ref will fall down and you can hit the opposition with a weapon or do whatever else desired. When the ref gets up he, will not DQ you, because you were aiming at the other wrestler.
Hint: Take out referee:
To take out the ref easily, grab a chair, focus on the referee, and before he can take the chair off, press Up + X or Down + X to do a grapple with the chair and take him out. He will not reverse it because he expects you to do a striking move.
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Hint: Confuse referee:
In a match where the DQ is on, get a chair. Before the referee grabs it from you, throw it to the opponent. Occasionally he will catch it. The referee will take the chair from him. This will give you time to run up and do a School Boy pin. Normally, it will end the match.
Hint: 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.
Hint: Make opponent bleed from turnbuckle:
Have a wrestler that knows the turnbuckle move "Toss To Turnbuckle". First, remove the turnbuckle, then use the move. Note: This may requires numerous attempts if their head is not red.
Hint: Easy submission:
When you put someone in an "escape" submission move, tap Square + X, Triangle or Circle (Square + X recommended).
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Hint: Drag opponent:
When your opponent is on the ground, hold Circle and a desired direction to drag him or her.
Hint: Hit opponent while dragging them:
Hold Circle to drag them. Then, press X while you drag them. When you hit them, it changes at the front or back of the legs or the front or back of the head.
Hint: Do your opponent's special:
Hold L2 and press L1. Note: You must have two SmackDown moves in order to do this.
YouKnowIWould and Jake Godbold.
Hint: 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. Note: You must have two SmackDown moves in order to do this.
Headstrong1220 and Jake Godbold.
Hint: Skip and roll:
To skip, press Up + Square while running. To roll, press R3 while running.
Hint: Step onto the steel steps:
While running towards the steel steps, skip (Up + Square). You will get above the steps.
Hint: Quick finisher:
When you are starting a match, clothesline your opponent (Triangle + X), then press Circle + X and quickly press L1.
Hint: Easy top-rope finishers:
If you have trouble doing your top-rope finishers, whip your opponent on the turnbuckle, run at him, and press Square. You will push him or her onto the floor. It takes awhile for your opponent to get up. Go on the turnbuckle, then you can do your finisher.
Hint: Special post match attacks:
If you are a certain person in season mode, such as Triple H, Brock Lesnar, or Undertaker and if you have a choice to taunt, attack, or respect, choose attack. If they do not reverse they should do their special moves. For example, Brock does the F-5, The Rock does The Rock Bottom, and The Undertaker does the Last Ride. Notes: This only works with some wrestlers. Also, if you look carefully you will notice that The Undertaker is doing the Last Ride from WWF: SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role.
Use the following trick to do a post match attack with a created player. Go to create a wrestler, and choose "Moves". Select your created wrestler then go to "Bases" and choose "Winning Style". Then select the person that has that post match attack (for example, Undertaker, The Rock, etc.). In season mode, if you choose to attack out of the three options he will do (for example, The Rock bottom) if the winning style you choose was The Rock's.
To get an easy post match special, win a match in session then chose "Attack". Keep pressing L1 and most characters should do their special after the match. Note: Only some superstars are able to perform one.
Hint: Continuous damage from hammer:
Get the hammer. Go outside the ring, near the railing. Then, drop the hammer. You must throw your opponent into the barricade where you dropped the hammer. You must do this so that you can pick up the hammer before the opponent gets up from the barricade. When you have the hammer, hit the opponent three times quickly. The first two hits will knock the opponent to the floor, and the third hit, if you hit the opponent as fast as possible, will cause the opponent to lie down on top of the barricade. At this point all you need to do is keep attacking with the hammer. After a few of hits, the opponent will roll towards the crowd, then stand up. The opponent cannot block or counter while like this, so you can really damage them by continuously attacking with the hammer. The only way the opponent can get out of this is if they get lucky enough to perform a diving attack without getting hit by your hammer attacks.
Hint: Faster running without increasing attribute:
Go to "Create an Animation", "Create a Running Style", then go to the samples. Choose the one with the character ice skating. Name it and continue, then make your character have that as your running style. He will run very fast. Note: When you run to a turnbuckle to get on, it will stop. If an opponent Irish Whips you to the turnbuckle, you will not be leaning on it, and will be ready to attack.
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.
Hint: 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.
Hint: Perfect Chokeslam:
To do a perfect Chokeslam, give someone with a Chokeslam the Goldberg Wake-Up. Then, while your opponent is up and his or her back is facing you, do a Taunt Kane 4 and execute your Chokeslam.
Hint: Perfect The Gore:
Give anyone the Goldberg Wake-Up and The Gore as his or her moves. When your opponent is on the ground, use Goldberg Wake-Up to be in a position for The Gore, and wait until the opponent gets up. When he or she is about to turn around, run to the opponent and press L1 to use it.
Hint: Perfect Twist Of Fate:
Equip Matt Hardy (or someone with Twist Of Fate) with a Goldberg or Rock Wake-Up. Then, do the Matt Hardy Taunt 2 and execute your Twist Of Fate.
Hint: Drop kick with chair:
To drop kick a person with a chair, go to "Moves", then for "Fighting Style" pick RVD.
Hint: Shooting Star Press on ground:
Set one of your taunts to be Spiny Roony 1. Next, set one of specials to Shooting Star 2. Finally, have a match and do the taunt. The SmackDown icon will appear very quickly. If timed correctly, you will do the Shooting Star Press. Note: You cannot do this in the ring.
Hint: 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.
Hint: Extra SmackDown! Going into No Way Out:
If you decide to go through the Royal Rumble and win, the last person you knock over the top ropes will be your opponent at No Way Out. If you answer truthfully, you will get a extra SmackDown! Going into the Last Man Standing Match.
Hint: D Generation X:
Go to create a stable and put Triple H and HBK in a stable and make their movie Triple H, moves Original 1, and music Triple H. In their entrance, they will do all the things that DX did.
Hint: Run over someone's car:
Note: This may not work in every season. Begin a season mode as anyone and become a big superstar. A few months before the Survivor series, you will be shown arriving to the arena in a car. You will walk away and another superstar will approach you and say that his is better. You will have two choices; to ignore or attack him. Choose to attack him, and you will be in a match. A couple of weeks later, it will show you leaving the arena and get in the car. The superstar that you attacked will pick you up in a forklift then tip over the car with you inside. One week later on your way out, he will throw you in his trunk and drive off. The week later at the beginning of the show, that same enemy will appear and talk about it. You will then be shown walking in the back, getting in a monster truck, and run over his car. At Survivor series, if you win the match it will show the medics carrying away your opponent on a stretcher.
Hint: 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.
You can pull out a ladder (which usually a steel chair) from the right side of the apron only by using Steve Austin as a wrestler. This trick does not work for TLC and Ladder matches.
Hint: 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.
Hint: Women's Title:
Enter a created female into the season (as a female). In any match she is in, go to play and select her. Eventually they will give her a title shot. Play that match and win. Note: If she is in the second position when you select "Play" press the D-pad over and it will select her.
Hint: 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)
Hint: 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.
In a single match, go over to the side of the stage and fight until they are weak. Make sure that they will tap out, then knock them down and run into the ring. When they get in the ring, knock them down and make them tap out. Note: Your body might be weak; do not let them touch you.
Go outside of the ring. Go up to the apron nearest to the ramp and press Square to pull out a table. Get in the ring, walk towards the turnbuckle, and press Square while pressing and looking in the direction of the turnbuckle that you want to set the table on. Do this quickly or the referee will take the table away. Then, run to it and the other wrestler will throw you into it and get disqualified. This works in tag matches and singles in exhibition or season. This will not work in a table or non-DQ match.
Choose a wrestler that has a special front grapple move, such as Brock Lesnar. Go to the top turnbuckle and side. Get your special meter up and Irish Whip your opponent into that turnbuckle. Walk towards him and press L1. You should do your finisher. Once he hits the ground, pin him and you should win.
Note: Disqualification must be on for this trick. When you start the match, get your opponent on the ground in the middle of the ring. Go outside the ring and get the table from under the ring (the top of your screen), and bring the table in the ring with you. If your opponent is standing, knock him or her to the ground again. Set up the table in one of the turnbuckles. When your opponent gets up and close to you, run into the table. About 90% of the time, your opponent will grab and throw you into the table, causing him to be disqualified and giving you the win.
To win title matches quicker, get a chair from outside of the ring. Hit your opponent in the stomach with the chair (D-pad + X) until he or she is red all over. Then, pin them for an easy win. This also gets your special up quickly.
In a match where DQ is on starts, take out your opponent and quickly get behind the ref. Keep our focus on our opponent but start hitting the ref from behind until he is down on the floor. Then, get a chair or any other weapon from under the ring and hit our opponent with it until the ref wakes up. The person who you are fighting is bound to take the weapon away from you. Just when the ref gets up, let our opponent hit you with the weapon. The will see it and will DQ our opponent.
When you are in no DQ match, take a chair and hit your opponent in the stomach by pressing Left or Right + X. If your opponent blocks and takes the chair, run away quickly and get another chair. Keep hitting until your opponent is fully in the red, the do a special to win.
Hint: 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.
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.
If you wait for the an entire taunt to finish, it will raise your special meter. It does not raise as soon as you press R3; you must wait for the whole taunt to complete to raise your SmackDown! Meter.
In order to get an instant special, grab a hammer from the bottom of the ring and do the grapple with it. It chokes them. Your strength may need to be at least 7 or more.
Hint: Popcorn combo attack:
The following is a one to six hit taunt attack that sounds like popcorn popping because it can hit so fast. Go to "Create Animation" then to "Create Taunt". It is best to pick one simple motion, such as charge or step in. Select the explosion looking icon (where you can put an attack for a specific limb). After you pick a body part and it flashes red in the frames where you want it, press Triangle to go back a step and choose another body part until both arms, head, body, and each leg is flashing red. The whole body can be marked in red all at once. Save the move and give it to your character. It is very cheap and fun, especially since you can taunt attack into another taunt into a normal 3-hit combo. This results in a possible 1 to 9-hit combo if your opponent does not fall down before all the hits connect.
Hint: Perfect F-U:
Give anybody the F-U. Also give them the John Cena Taunt 2 (or the one where he does "U can't see me"). Afterwards, give them the Rock Wake-Up or Goldberg Wake-Up. While performing one of the wake-ups, do "U Can't see me" then use the F-U.
Hint: Triple team:
To do a triple team, you must be in a normal 6-man tag match. Irish Whip your opponent on your team's turnbuckle and press Circle + Down. Then have the partner on the top or bottom (depending if you are on the lower-right or upper-left) come in the ring. Have yourself and that partner get ready for a Double Suplex. Then, have the other partner go on the turnbuckle and do the Cross-Body to the opponent in the Double Suplex position while you and the partner do the Double Suplex during the Cross-Body.
Hint: 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 .
Hint: Tower of tables:
This trick requires two or more players. Do a TLC or table match on Raw. Get one table and set it up by the announcer's table, then throw the other table on top of the first one. Once done, get on top of the first one then throw the second table onto the announcer's table. The next step requires another player. Get the first table that is already set up beside the announcer's table and throw it onto the stage. Then, walk over to the far left side of the stage (the part that is in front of the announcer's table). When you have walked to the left side, have your friend get on top of the announcer's table. The person on top of the announcer's table needs to be standing on the edge facing the person holding the first table. Then, have the person holding the first table run and throw the table at the person on top of the announcer's table before you fall of the stage. The person on top of the announcer's table will need to catch the table that was thrown at him or her. If you are not slowly falling off of the announcer's table when you catch the table, you should be knocked back slightly, keeping you on the table. After both tables are on top of the announcer's table, set one of the tables up then throw the other one on top of it. If you are doing a TLC match, you can throw the ladder on top of the announcer's and then on top of the tower of tables. Then you can set the ladder up on top of the tower of tables and have a very high ladder fight.
Hint: 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.
Hint: No blood:
Certain people in the game cannot bleed, including all women (original or created).
Hint: Brock Lesnar: Easy win:
When you start, rush your opponent and Close Line them. When they are on their back, press Left + Square. He will start to knee your opponent in the head about six times. You can do this repeatedly. Then, when your opponent is lying on his face, press Right + Circle and tap Left + X + Square and your opponent will tap out.
Hint: Brock Lesnar: Shooting Star Press:
In an Elimination Chamber match, go onto a turn buckle as Brock Lesnar then press Square. You will now climb on top of a chamber. Then, press Down + X to do the Shooting Star Press.
Hint: Chris Benoit: Diving German Suplex combo:
Give Chris Benoit the Spider Suplex. In a match, do the Spider Suplex then, do the Diving Headbutt as a special.
Hint: Chris Jericho: Combo:
Irish Whip your opponent to the ropes, then run the opposite way. When you are running back to your opponent, press Square to duck and get behind them. Back away slightly from them. Then, run to them and press Circle to do the Bulldog. Finally, quickly do his Lionsault special and pin.
Hint: Eddie Guerrero: Real entrance:
In the "Create A Move Set" screen, select Eddie. Go to "Entrance", select "Moves", and choose "Original 6". Although this does not have the hydraulics and Eddie does not drive the car, it is still very close.
Hint: Goldberg: Easy win:
When the match starts , toe-kick (Down/Left + X) your opponent and do a spear (run towards him and press Circle). If done correctly , he should lie on the ground. Go beside your opponent's head and press Left + Circle. Your opponent should slowly stand up and turn his body around, facing you. Immediately do a spear. Keep doing this process until the status of your opponent's body turns red. You should have some Smackdown! Icons stored. You can make use of them to do Goldberg's Spear or Jackhammer. Do this a few times and pin the opponent. You should win the match easily without any damage done by the opponent.
Note: This trick only works in a cage match. When the match starts , try to get the opponent groggy by doing a toe-kick (Down/Left + X). Run towards him/her and do a spear (press Circle while running) , which is not the finisher. If the opponent did not counter the spear, you will immediately climb the cage. Climb the cage quickly by rotating the D-pad or Left Analog-stick counterclockwise. By the time your opponent gets back to his feet, you will either be on top of the cage or have already won the match. This works well if you do the spear near the cage and climb quickly.
When you start to fight someone in an Elimination Chamber match, make sure you Spear them a lot until their mid section is red. Then, take them out to the outside and whip them through two chamber containers made of glass. This should make all of their body yellow. Then, simply Jackhammer them. You almost always will get the pin.
When playing as Goldberg, use your running move a lot (Triangle + X), and your X button combo. When he is on the ground and you have a special, always pick him up and use it. You will win matches much faster.
Keep Irish Whipping your opponent into the turnbuckle and Spearing him or her by pressing X. It will injure their ribs and fill up your special meter. Keep doing this until you have a Smackdown! And use the Spear. It will almost always be a three count.
Hint: Goldberg: Spear without SmackDown! Special:
First, make sure your opponent is down, then go to their head and do the "Goldberg Wake-up" (Circle + Left). Goldberg will get ready for the Spear, and your opponent will get up slower than usual. When your opponent is almost facing you, run at him/her and press Circle. You should do the Spear. Note: This also works without the Goldberg Wake-up, but only when your opponent is groggy (stunned).
Hint: Jimmy Snuka: Stunner:
In a tag team match as Jimmy Snuka, whip your opponent onto the turnbuckle and press Left + Circle. Snuka will do a Stunner instead of his original move.
Hint: John Cena: 5 Knuckle Shuffle:
Use John Cena's Taunt 2 to call for the move then either use Stone Cold Steve Austin's Elbow Drop in the grapples or use the Million Dollar Fist Drop 1. Then you can use the Goldberg Wake Up move and John Cena's Taunt 3 to setup the FU.
Hint: John Cena: Alternate entrance:
To get John Cena's bike entrance from the Word Life DVD, use entrance move "Original 12".
Hint: Kane: Classic version:
To unlock the classic Kane, buy the Kane card at Shopzone. You will now be prompted every time you use Kane if you want the mask on or off.
Hint: Kurt Angle: Diving German Suplex combo:
Give Angle the Spider Suplex. In a match, do the Spider Suplex then do Kurt's Diving Moonsault.
Hint: Lance Storm: Real music:
Change Lance Storm's music to Original 13.
Hint: Mankind: Shopping cart entrance:
Create mankind. Go to movesets, then choose Entrance 5.
Hint: Mankind: Mr. Socko, and moves:
Unlock the movesets in the ShopZone. Then, create Mick Foley (or Mankind). Set the moveset to the one labeled "OMF". Change one of the taunts to the one named "Socks!". Set the move set to Mick Foley (or Mankind) and play in exhibition mode. Get a SmackDown! Icon filled and get your opponent groggy on the ground. Do the "Socks!" taunt, and when they are groggy, press L1 to do the Mandible Claw. You have now done the Mandible Claw with Mr. Socko. Note: Mr. Socko may not appear.
Hint: Randy Orton: Real entrance:
To get Randy Orton's real entrance, set his entrance move to Christian.
Hint: Randy Orton: Perfect RKO:
On Randy's movelist, give him "The Rock's Wake Up". Save it and start a match. When the opponent is on the mat/floor, do "The Rock's Wake Up", then press L1 to pull off a perfect RKO.
Give him the Goldberg Wakeup and use it. Then, when the opponent is getting up, use Undertaker's last taunt. Then, use the RKO.
Hint: Renee Dupree: French Tickler:
To do a close version of the Rene Dupree taunt, use the Taunt Beast 3 (optionally following an "arms out" taunt, such as Kurt Angle 3). After laying your opponent out (preferably with the Spinebuster such as Spinebuster 6), stand by the opponent's head and use the Taunt Beast 3 for his trademark "French Tickler" dance. If you have assigned the Goldberg Wake Up to a ground grapple, you can use that once the taunt is finished; as the opponent turns round, they should be in range for the finisher Sit-Down Driver (Michinoku Driver or Magnum Driver) that can be used to pick up the win.
Hint: Rey Mysterio: West Coast Pop with no Smackdown:
When playing as Rey Mysterio, instead of needing a Smackdown to do the West Coast Pop, whip your opponent into a turnbuckle and press the Circle + Left. If done correctly, Rey should do the West Coast Pop.
Hint: Rey Mysterio: Perfect 619 without the special:
To do a perfect 619 without the special, do Rey Mysterio's submission grapple (Down + Circle). Then, press Down + Circle again. He will do the drop toe hold that he does for his special move. Then, when they are hanging on the ropes, run and press X. If done correctly, he will do the 619 that he does for his special move. You can also attempt this alone without the drop toe hold.
Hint: The Rock: Perfect Rock Bottom:
This requires one of The Rock's special meters to be filled. When your opponent is on the ground, go to his/her head and press Left + Circle or Right + Circle button. If done correctly, the Rock will stalk his opponent, and Smackdown! Will flash above. Press L1 and you will have completed the perfect Rock Bottom.
Hint: The Rock: Fight without elbow pads:
When fighting as The Rock, do two People's Elbows. The Rock will have both elbow pads off. This will do more damage to the opponent when you do an Elbow Drop.
Hint: The Rock: Red, white, and blue elbow pad:
Set the system date to any day in July. Have a special as The Rock and do a People's Elbow to any opponent. The Rock's elbow pad will be red, white, and blue.
Hint: Shawn Michaels: Hit the Sweet Chin Music from the corner:
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.
Hint: Shawn Michaels: Special entrance from Wrestlemania XII:
It is to see the entrance that Shawn Michaels did at Wrestlemania XII when he fought Bret Hart in the Ironman match, do the season mode as Shawn Michaels and win the rumble, allowing you to be the #1 contender. Then, just before Wrestlemania (the week or two before it), the coach will approach you and say that they have ideas for your entrance at Wrestlemania. When he offers if you want to hear them, reply "Yes". At the Wrestlemania, he will come down from the rafters as he did against Bret Hart.
Added by: annefranman52 Aug 6th 2006, ID#22613