WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007 Walkthrough

It's time to hit the squared circle once more in Smackdown vs. RAW 2007! We've got storyline details, unlockables, stats on superstars, and much more!

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By: Doug Radcliffe
Design: Randall Montanari

Smackdown vs. RAW 2007 makes its next-gen series debut on the Xbox 360. THQ and developer Yuke’s have added a new analog stick grappling system, ultimate control moves, and a complex season mode spanning Smackdown and RAW pay-per-view events. There are over 65 current, former, and legendary WWE superstars-four versions of Mick Foley!-to battle in dozens of match types, including the new Money in the Bank match.

This comprehensive GameSpot Smackdown vs. RAW 2007 game guide features stats for all playable WWE superstars and legends, general and specific strategies for match types, and walk-throughs for both RAW and Smackdown! storylines, and lists of challenges, WWE shop items, and unlockables. There’s also a complete list of Xbox 360 achievements and tips on elevating your gamerscore.

Chapter 1 - Superstar Stats

The following chart compiles statistics and special moves for all WWE superstars and legends available in Smackdown vs. RAW 2007.

WRESTLERSIZESHOWOVRSTRSPDSUBCHADURHRDTECSTASPECIAL MOVE
Bam Bam BigelowSuper Heavy- weightLegend85967.588.58.57.56.5Diving Headbutt (The Opponent on the Ground: The Player on the Top Rope), Diving Moonsault 1 (The Opponent on the Ground: the Player on the Top Rope)
BatistaHeavy- weightSmack- down89106.57.588.57.58.58Batista Bomb (Face the Groggy Opponent), Sit-Down Power Bomb (Face the Groggy Opponent)
Big ShowSuper Heavy- weightRAW841057.589.5876Show Stopper (Face the Groggy Opponent), Final Cut (Face the Groggy Opponent)
Bobby LashleyHeavy- weightSmack- down8710786.58.578.58Lashley Spear (The Opponent on the Ground facing up: Upper Body), Dominator (Face the Groggy Opponent)
Booker THeavy- weightSmack- down878.57.57987.57.58Booker T Special (Face the Groggy Opponent), Book End (Face the Groggy Opponent)
Bret HartHeavy- weightLegend9287.510887.59.59Sharpshooter (The Opponent on the Ground: Lower body), Piledriver 2 (Face the Groggy Opponent)
Cactus JackHeavy- weightLegend9186810101077.5Double Arm DDT (Face the Groggy Opponent)
Candice MichelleFeather- weightRAW523637.5334.55Figure-4 Neck Lock (Face the Groggy Opponent at the TB)
CarlitoHeavy- weightRAW867.577.598887.5Backcracker (Behind the Groggy Opponent), Cool Shot (Face the Groggy Opponent)
Chavo GuerreroCruiser- weightRAW82788776.588Gory Bomb 1 (Face the Groggy Opponent), Frog Splash Pin 1 (The Opponent on the Ground: The Player on the Top Rope)
Chris BenoitHeavy- weightSmack- down908.57.5107879.58Crippler Crossface (Face the Groggy Opponent), Diving Headbutt (The Opponent on the Ground: The Player on the Top Rope)
Chris MastersHeavy- weightRAW879.578.578788The Masterlock (Behind the Groggy Opponent)
DaivariCruiser- weightRAW8168.56.58.56.5778Low Blow 2 (Face the Groggy Opponent), Diving Leg Drop (The Opponent on the Ground: The Player on the Top Rope)
Dude LoveHeavy- weightLegend887.568109977.5Piledriver 2 (Face the Groggy Opponent)
Dusty RhodesHeavy- weightLegend857.56.5898886.5Elbow Drop 7 (The Opponent on the Ground: Upper body), Piledriver 2 (Face the Groggy Opponent)
Eddie GuerreroHeavy- weightLegend907.58898898Frog Splash Pin 2 (The Opponent on the Ground: The Player on the Top Rope), El Paso (The Oppoent on the Ground: Lower body)
EdgeHeavy- weightRAW9087.588.58.5988Spear 5 (The Opponent on the Ground facing up: Upper body), Edgecution (Face the Groggy Opponent)
FinlayHeavy- weightSmack- down857.57877.58.597Celtic Cross (Face the Groggy Opponent)
Gregory HelmsCruiser- weightSmack- down827877.57788Neckbreacker 8 (Behind the Groggy Opponent), Shining Wizard 3 (Groggy opponent. The Player Running)
Hardcore HollyHeavy- weightSmack- down84877.577.597.57Alabama Slam (Face the Groggy Opponent)
Hulk HoganSuper Heavy- weightLegend939.578.51097.58.58Atomic Leg Drop 1 (The Opponent on the Ground facing up: Upper body), Finishing Leg Drop (The Opponent on the Ground: Upper body)
JBLSuper Heavy- weightSmack- down858.567.58.588.57.57JBL Powerbomb (Face the Groggy Opponent), Clothesline from Hell (Groggy opponent. The Player Running).
Jerry LawlerHeavy- weightLegend847.577.58.57.57.587.5Diving Fist Drop (The Opponent on the Ground: The Player on the Top Rope), Piledriver 1 (Face the Groggy Opponent)
Jillian HillFeather- weightSmack- down513.563.56334.55Jillian Elbow Drop (The Opponent on the Ground: Upper body)
Jim NeidhartHeavy- weightLegend848.56.57.588.57.57.57Powerslam 4 (Face the Groggy Opponent), Shoulder Block 2 (Groggy opponent. The Player Running)
Joey MercuryHeavy- weightSmack- down827.57.57.57.57.577.57.5Double Arm DDT (Face the Groggy Opponent), Neckbreaker 3 (Face the Groggy Opponent)
John CenaHeavy- weightRAW908.57.58.598.57.588F-U2 (Face the Groggy Opponent), STF-U (The Opponent on the Ground: Lower body)
Johnny NitroHeavy- weightSmack- down868887.57.57.57.58Super Kick (Face the Groggy Opponent), Dancing Leg Drop (The Opponent on the Ground: Upper body)
KaneSuper Heavy- weightRAW86967.57.598.57.57.5Chokeslam 4 (Face the Groggy Opponent), Powerbomb 3 (Face the Groggy Opponent)
Ken KennedyHeavy- weightSmack- down848788.57.577.57.5Green Bay Plunge (Face the Groggy Opponent at the TB), Swanton Bomb 1 (The Opponent on the Ground: The Player on the Top Rope)
Kid NashCruiser- weightSmack- down8479776.57.58.58.5Dead Level (Face the Groggy Opponent)
Kurt AngleHeavy- weightRAW958.57.510107.58108Ankle Lock 3 (The Opponent on the Ground: Lower body), Angle Slam 2 (Behind the Groggy Opponent)
Lance CadeHeavy- weightRAW797.56.57.577.5776.5Clothesline 9 (Groggy Oppoennt. The Player Running), Diving Elbow (The Opponent on the Ground: The Player on the Top Rope)
LitaFeather- weightRAW65474.57.54567.5Diving Moonsault 3 (The Opponent on the Ground: The Player on the Top Rope), Lita DDT (Face the Groggy Opponent)
MankindHeavy- weightLegend9186810101077.5Mandible Claw 2 (Face the Groggy Opponent), Double Arm DDT (Face the Groggy Opponent)
Mark HenrySuper Heavy- weightSmack- down82105.58697.576.5Big Splash Pin (The Opponent on the Ground: Upper body), Falling Powerslam (Face the Groggy Opponent)
Matt HardyHeavy- weightSmack- down84787.57.5787.58Twist of Fate 2 (Face the Groggy Opponent), Twist of Fate 1 (Face the Groggy Opponent)
MelinaFeather- weightSmack- down6046.53.58.53.545.56Facecrusher 2 (Groggy opponent. The Player Running)
Mick FoleyHeavy- weightRAW887.568109977.5Double Arm DDT (Face the Groggy Opponent), Mandible Claw 1 (Face the Groggy Opponent)
Mickie JamesFeather- weightRAW654.56.54.58.544.55.57.5Chick Kick (Face the Groggy Opponent), Stratusfaction (Behind the Opponent at the TB)
Mr. PerfectHeavy- weightLegend86878.587.56.598Fisherman Suplex Pin (Face the Groggy Opponent), Back Suplex Pin 1 (Behind the Groggy Opponent)
Paul BurchillHeavy- weightSmack- down827.57.57.58777.57.5Flip Bottom (Face the Groggy Opponent)
PsicosisCruiser- weightSmack- down816.586.576.5888Diving Leg Drop (The Opponent on the Ground: The Player on the Top Rope)
Randy OrtonHeavy- weightSmack- down8887.57.58.5888.58RKO (Face the Groggy Opponent), Super RKO (Face the Groggy Opponent at the TB)
Rey MysterioCruiser- weightSmack- down906.5107.5976.5910The 619 (Face the Groggy Opponent)
Ric FlairHeavy- weightRAW876.56.59.5107.57.596.5Figure-4 Leg Lock 1 (The Opponent on the Ground: Lower body)
Rob Van DamHeavy- weightRAW89787.58.589.588.5Five-Star Frog Splash (The Opponent on the Ground: The Player on the Top Rope)
Roddy PiperHeavy- weightLegend89878.59.5887.58Sleeper Hold 4 (Behind the Groggy Opponent), Double Arm DDT (Face the Groggy Opponent)
Shane McMahonHeavy- weightLegend856.586.59.57.5977.5Combination 2 (Face the Groggy Opponent), Leap of Faith (The Opponent on the Ground: The Player on the Top Rope)
Shawn MichaelsHeavy- weightRAW91788.59.5888.59Sweet Chin Music 2 (The Opponent on the Ground facing up: Upper body), Sweet Chin Music 1 (Face the Groggy Opponent)
Shelton BenjaminHeavy- weightRAW8787.58.5787.598Powerslam 3 (Face the Groggy Opponent), Super Kick (Face the Groggy Opponent)
SnitskyHeavy- weightRAW79966.56.57.5876.5Big Boot 2 (Groggy opponent. The Player Running), Pumphandle Slam (Behind the Groggy Opponent)
Steve AustinHeavy- weightLegend918.57.57.51088.588Stunner 1 (Face the Groggy Opponent), Stunner 3 (Face the Groggy Opponent)
Super CrazyCruiser- weightSmack- down826.587.57.56.57.57.58Diving Moonsault 2 (The Opponent on the Ground: The Player on the Top Rope)
TazzHeavy- weightLegend 88879.577.598.57.5Ground Tazzmission (The Opponent on the Ground: Upper body), Back Tazzmision 2 (Behind the Groggy Opponent)
The BoogeymanHeavy- weightSmack- down858.57.579.57.58.567Boogeyslam (Face the Groggy Opponent), Pumphandle Slam (Behind the Groggy Opponent)
The Great KhaliUltra Heavy- weightSmack- down81105769.57.567Brain Chop (Face the Groggy Opponent)
The RockHeavy- weightLegend9187.58.510879.58The People’s Elbow (The Opponent on the Ground facing up: Upper body), The Rock Bottom (Face the Groggy Opponent)
Torrie WilsonFeather- weightRAW573.56.53.583356.5Facebuster 3 (Face the Groggy Opponent), DDT 5 (Face the Groggy Opponent)
Trevor MurdochHeavy- weightRAW777.56777.57.576DDT 14 (Face the Groggy Opponent), Bulldog 1 (Face the Groggy Opponent at the TB)
Triple HHeavy- weightRAW94978.59.598.59.58Pedigree 2 (Face the Groggy Opponent), Pedigree 1 (Face the Groggy Opponent)
Trish StratusFeather- weightRAW694.575.58.54.5478Chick Kick (Face the Groggy Opponent), Stratusfaction (Behind the Opponent at the TB)
UmagaSuper Heavy- weightRAW8396.57.578.57.577Samoan Spike (Face the Groggy Opponent)
UndertakerSuper Heavy- weightSmack- down89968.599887.5Tombstone Piledriver Pin (Face the Groggy Opponent), The Last Ride (Face the Groggy Opponent)
VisceraSuper Heavy- weightRAW79957.58876.56Viscagra (The Opponent on the Ground: Upper body), Big Splash Pin (The Opponent on the Ground: Upper body)
VitoLight Heavy- weightSmack- down8177.5777.57.57.57.5Code of Silence (Face the Groggy Opponent)
William RegalHeavy- weightSmack- down82768.5877.58.57Power of the Punch (Face the Groggy Opponent)

Strongest Wrestlers

The strength rating determines the overall power of the superstar’s maneuvers. The following table reveals the strongest superstars in the game sorted by the strength rating.

WRESTLEROVRSTR
Batista8910
Big Show8410
Bobby Lashley8710
Mark Henry8210
The Great Khali8110
Chris Masters879.5
Hulk Hogan939.5
Bam Bam Bigelow859
Kane869
Snitsky799
Triple H949
Umaga839
Undertaker899
Viscera799

Fastest Wrestlers

A superstar’s speed rating determines not only how quick you can move within the ring but it affects how fast you can escape cages and how far you can perform aerial moves. The table below reveals the fastest superstars sorted by the speed rating.

WRESTLEROVRSPD
Rey Mysterio9010
Kid Nash849
Daivari818.5
Johnny Nitro868
Eddie Guerrero908
Chavo Guerrero828
Gregory Helms828
Matt Hardy848
Rob Van Dam898
Shawn Michaels918
Psicosis818
Shane McMahon858
Super Crazy828

Most Durable Wrestlers

The higher a superstar’s durability, the more damage the superstar can sustain. The chart below reveals the most durable superstars sorted by the durability rating.

WRESTLEROVRDUR
Cactus Jack9110
Mankind9110
Big Show849.5
The Great Khali819.5
Hulk Hogan939
Dude Love889
Mick Foley889
Triple H949
Undertaker899
Kane869
Mark Henry829

Best Technical Wrestlers

A superstar’s technical rating determines that superstar’s skill in countering an opponent’s strikes, grapples, or specials. The table below reveals the game’s highest rated technical superstars.

WRESTLEROVRTEC
Kurt Angle9510
Triple H949.5
Bret Hart929.5
The Rock919.5
Chris Benoit909.5
Finlay859
Eddie Guerrero909
Shelton Benjamin879
Ric Flair879
Mr. Perfect869
Rey Mysterio909

Most Charismatic Wrestlers

The following table displays the most charismatic wrestlers sorted by charisma rating. Charisma determines how fast your momentum meter increases, which affects the frequency of finishers your superstar can perform.

WRESTLEROVRCHA
Kurt Angle9510
Ric Flair8710
The Rock9110
Hulk Hogan9310
Cactus Jack9110
Mankind9110
Dude Love8810
Mick Foley8810
Steve Austin9110
Shawn Michaels919.5
Triple H949.5
Roddy Piper899.5
The Boogeyman859.5
Shane McMahon859.5

Submission Specialist Wrestlers

The following wrestlers are the most skilled with submission holds. The submission rating determines the duration and power of submission holds. It also affects how quickly the superstar can escape a submission hold. There are many superstars rated in the 8 to 8.5 range but these are the best of the best.

WRESTLEROVRSUB
Chris Benoit9010
Kurt Angle9510
Bret Hart9210
Tazz889.5
Ric Flair879.5

Top Hardcore Wrestlers

As you would expect, the highest rated hardcore superstars excel in hardcore matches-these superstars inflict greater damage with item and environmental attacks. The chart below reveals the top hardcore superstars in the game.

WRESTLEROVRHRD
Cactus Jack9110
Mankind9110
Rob Van Dam899.5
Dude Love889
Mick Foley889
Edge909
Shane McMahon859
Tazz889
Hardcore Holly849

Highest Stamina Wrestlers

The superstar’s stamina rating determines how quickly the superstar’s stamina depletes and how fast the stamina can recover.

WRESTLEROVRSTA
Bret Hart929
Shawn Michaels919
Kid Nash848.5
Rob Van Dam898.5
Kurt Angle958
Triple H948
The Rock918
Chris Benoit908
Eddie Guerrero908
Shelton Benjamin878
Mr. Perfect868
Randy Orton888
Hulk Hogan938
Batista898
Bobby Lashley878
Edge908
Steve Austin918
Psicosis818
John Cena908
Chris Masters878
Gregory Helms828
Chavo Guerrero828
Roddy Piper898
Matt Hardy848
Booker T878
Johnny Nitro868
Super Crazy828
Daivari818
Trish Stratus698

Lowest Stamina Wrestlers

Since there are so many superstars with high stamina ratings, we’ve listed the superstar’s with the lowest stamina rating in the following table. Usually the superstars with the lower stamina scores are either featherweights (female wrestlers) or certain heavyweights and super heavyweights.

WRESTLEROVRSTA
Bam Bam Bigelow856.5
Dusty Rhodes856.5
Lance Cade796.5
Mark Henry826.5
Ric Flair876.5
Snitsky796.5
Torrie Wilson576.5
Big Show846
Melina606
Trevor Murdoch776
Viscera796
Candice Michelle525
Jillian Hill515

Chapter 2: Match Strategies

This section provides general strategies for all Smackdown vs. RAW 2007 match types. These strategies can be applied to story mode or online play. All the favorites and recent additions have been included; new for 2007 is the Money in the Bank match, a six-man ladder match.

Gaining Momentum

Different types of moves and actions affect a clean or dirty wrestler’s momentum meter. Basically be clean if you’re clean and dirty if you’re dirty!

Smackdown vs. RAW 2007 uses the momentum system similar to last year’s game. Check the blue bar under your superstar’s name. It raises and lowers depending on the current match situation. If you have been pulling off successive moves, you’re building momentum; if you’re on the wrong side of a suplex then you will be losing momentum. Filling the momentum meter to its maximum provides a finishing move, which can be used immediately or stored for later use.

Your superstar’s match tactics-clean or dirty tactics-affects how you build the momentum meter. Successful moves will certainly build the momentum meter but your classification or clean or dirty can affect which type of moves can raise or lower the meter. One thing that lowers the meter for both superstar types: performing the same maneuver over and over. The crowd just doesn’t get that excited by your fourth leg submission move in a row.

Tip: A stored finisher has a few extra uses. You can steal taunts or even steal your opponent’s finishing move. You can perform other types of finishing moves with a stored finisher, for instance on a table in a table match or while holding a chair for a weapon finisher. There are various finishing moves available in the brawl matches as well.

The bulleted lists below reveal which moves are affected by clean and dirty match tactics. These are similar to last year’s version. The first list reveals moves that increase the momentum meter for a clean wrestler.

  • Perform signature grapple moves.
  • Perform any diving attacks (including cage and hell in a cell).
  • Perform dive attacks from inside the ring to outside the ring.
  • Counter a weapon attack.
  • Taunt your opponent.
  • Get a rope break during a submission move.
  • Kick out of a pin after a 2 count.
  • Perform moves on the announcer table and destroy the table.
  • Perform a submission counter while you’re in Submission Type B.
  • Refuse to tap out of a submission even though your limb damage is red.

Clean superstars can turn off a crowd. The list below reveals the moves that lower a clean superstar’s momentum meter.

  • Perform dirty moves (low blow, eye poke, etc).
  • Weapon attacks (not if allowed by match rules).
  • Remove turnbuckle cover.
  • Perform Irish Whip to the exposed turnbuckle.
  • Perform any grapple moves onto the exposed turnbuckle.
  • Break your own pin after a two count.
  • Ignore the referee’s rope break and hold the submission.
  • Complain to the referee about a two count.
  • Attack the referee.
  • Attack your partner or manager.

Just because you’re a dirty wrestler doesn’t mean you can’t build some momentum as well. The list below reveals moves that increase a dirty superstar’s momentum meter.

  • Perform dirty moves (low blow, eye poke, etc).
  • Weapon attacks.
  • Remove turnbuckle cover.
  • Perform Irish Whip to the exposed turnbuckle.
  • Perform any grapple moves onto the exposed turnbuckle.
  • Break your own pin after a two count.
  • Taunt from outside of the ring when your opponent is in the ring.
  • Attack a wrestler while they are taunting.
  • Ignore the referee’s rope break and hold the submission.
  • Complain to the referee about a two count.
  • Attack the referee.
  • Attack your partner or manager.
  • Push (drop) an opponent off the top of a hell in a cell.
  • Attack the illegal opponent at the opposing tag team’s corner.
  • Call for interference.
  • Perform moves on the announcer table and destroy the table.

The list below reveals the moves that lower a dirty superstar’s momentum meter. Note that tope and plancha are using aerial moves with head and chest, like cross body attacks.

  • Perform any diving attacks (including cage and hell in a cell).
  • Perform tope-type and plancha-type moves.

Just like actual WWE wrestling, the best time to go for a pin is after performing a finishing move. Build your momentum meter to its maximum, get your opponent into the appropriate position (check the superstar stats table at the beginning of this guide for all finishing move requirements), and activate your finishing move.

Go for a pin immediately after hitting the finisher. Don’t perform additional moves (unless it’s another finisher!) just go for the win. It’s not a guaranteed victory; an opponent with little damage can certainly kick out of a pin following a finisher but you’re much more likely to score the victory going for the pin following a finishing move rather than a standard grapple.

Location Damage

Smackdown vs. RAW 2007 uses a similar damage system to last year’s game. Strikes, grapples, and submission holds inflict damage to specific body parts: head, torso, arms, and legs. As you damage an opponent, the body parts turn from yellow to orange to red. A red body part is extremely vulnerable to tapping out to a submission hold.

Focus damaging moves or holds on specific body parts to wear your opponent down.

Capitalize on your superstar’s strengths and focus your damage on a specific body part, especially if you’re a submission specialist (such as one with a submission finisher, such as Kurt Angle’s ankle lock). This is an important strategy for submission matches in which you must win by forcing your opponent to tap out. If you’re spreading damage around, you’re certainly gaining ground on your opponent but it’s much wiser to target specific body parts.

Although paying attention to location damage is important for submission matches, it’s still important for other match types. Check which body part your favorite superstar’s finishing move inflicts damage against. Focus your attacks on that body part during the match. Once you’ve maximized your momentum meter, activate your finisher and take advantage of all that damage you’ve inflicted.

Stamina

You can’t just run around the ring, perform move after move, and swing heavy ladders around constantly without consequence. Like last year’s game, Smackdown vs. RAW 2007 uses a stamina system. Your superstar’s stamina will slowly replenish over time (while not running or performing moves) but you can quicken the process using the "B" button (on the Xbox 360 version).

Don’t let your stamina drain completely or your superstar won’t be able to even move until the stamina meters moves from the red into the orange area. During this time you will be extremely vulnerable to an opponent’s attacks. After completing a few moves against your opponent, take the time to replenish your stamina meter. A superstar’s stamina statistic determines how fast the superstar’s stamina drains and replenishes; check the superstar stats section of this game guide for more details.

Environmental Hot Spots

Drag an opponent in grappled state to the ropes to perform a painful environmental maneuver.

There are many new environmental hot spots scattered around the arena in this year’s version of Smackdown vs. RAW. Grapple an opponent use the "A" button and control stick to drag the opponent in a grappled state to one of the hot spots. You’ll find these all around the arena (check the manual for most locations). For instance, drag an opponent to the announcers’ table. Your superstar will rip off the cover, tear out the monitor, and perform a choke hold using the power cord.

Try fighting in the crowd by climbing over the barricade. There are some useful weapons here as well if it’s a non-disqualification match. Drag an opponent to the ring steps and you can control the velocity of the head slam. The ring pole also makes a nice object to crack your opponent’s arm against. Inside the ring you can drag opponents to the ropes (and pull an opponent on the ropes right where it hurts the most) or into the turnbuckle for various maneuvers.

Tip: Strong grapple an opponent and click the right analog stick to initiate an ultimate control move, another new feature in this year’s game. Check the upper corner of the screen and you can perform different moves depending on which way you maneuver the right stick. Your stamina depletes as you are holding your opponent so consider the move quickly!

Tag Team Matches

Facing the computer in a standard tag team match can be a challenge because the non-legal opponent runs into the ring any time you go for a pin or a submission hold. You can call for your tag team partner to go after the non-legal opponent to stop the interference. You can also take matters into your own hands and knock the non-legal opponent off of the apron before going for a pin.

Another way to make tag matches more manageable against a tough computer opponent might be to allow your computer-controlled partner to be the legal man, which allows you to roam outside the ring taking shots at the non-legal opponent or even entering the ring and assist your partner against the legal man.

A computer-opponent will try to break up your holds or pin attempts every time so it’s best to counter ahead of time.

If you’re the non-legal man, you can enter the ring at any time and interfere with the action; however, you won’t be able to interfere indefinitely. The referee will eventually put a stop to your actions and force you back onto the apron. This can be a dangerous situation because while the referee is forcing you back, your opponents may be performing multiple double-team maneuvers on your partner.

Another type of tag team match is the tornado tag where all participants are in the ring at the same time-no need to tag your partner in! In these matches you should be looking for opportunities to double-team one opponent. Focus your attacks on the weaker superstar. If your partner is strong, drag one of your opponent’s out of the ring and allow your partner to maintain an advantage over the weaker opponent.

The Royal Rumble

One of the season mode storyline focuses on the Royal Rumble. It’s a 30-man event; each superstar enters at a predetermined point in the match. You eliminate opponents by tossing them over the rope. The last man standing in the ring is the rumble champion.

The Royal Rumble uses a ring-out meter; it determines how close a superstar is to being eliminated from the match. While close to the rope, Irish whip an opponent into the ropes. Once the opposing superstar is over the rope and on the apron, initiate a grapple then button mash to lower the superstar’s ring-out meter. If you have a low ring-out meter, you can fill it by eliminating an opponent.

Tip: Keep a stored finisher at all times during the rumble! If you’re on the receiving end of a ring-out battle, you can use a stored finishing move to instantly re-enter the ring. You can also free yourself from an ultimate control move by using a stored finishing move-it could mean the difference between being tossed out of the ring or countering and surviving to win the match.

No matter when you enter the rumble, try to avoid confrontation, especially around the ropes. You just have to be the last man in the ring. You don’t have to win style points by performing the most maneuvers or eliminating the most superstars. Allow your enemies to take each other out while you maintain your stamina, momentum meter, and health.

When there’s an opposing superstar on the apron, join in on trying to shove him off. The ring-out meter lowers faster when there’s more than one superstar pushing the wrestler out of the ring.

Steel Cage and Hell in a Cell

Steel cage and hell in a cell matches both have the lowered cage but different win requirements. Win a steel cage match by escaping over the top of the cage (climbing the wall, completing the mini-game, and dropping over the other side) or by escaping the door (Irish whip an opponent into the lower left turnbuckle, complete the mini-game). Win a hell in a cell match by pin or submission. Of course there’s the added fun of tossing your opponent off the top of the cell!

Battling on the top of the hell in a cell is the ultimate risk-reward scenario. One misstep will prove disastrous.

In a steel cage match, don’t bother going for an escape early in the match. Computer-controlled adversaries will pull you off the cage if you try to make a run for it. Ensure your opponent remains on the mat by inflicting heavy damage and pulling off a finishing move.

Climbing to the top of the hell in a cell is the ultimate risk-reward scenario. Falling off the top of the cell inflicts massive damage. Obviously be extremely careful while navigating the top of the cell and avoid being close to the edge unless you’re prepared to battle your opponent to see who’s going to be thrown off!

You can also toss opponent’s threw the center of the cell and back down onto the mat. Slam an opponent into the top of the cell’s center and it will become damaged. Do it again and the opponent falls threw and onto the mat. If your opponent is down on the mat or outside the ring, you can perform an aerial strike from off the cell. It’s a high-risk move that inflicts big damage if you hit-and big damage if you miss!

Handicap, Triple Threat, Fatal 4-Way

A handicap match is an uneven match-for instance it’s just you against two opponents. The handicap match could be you against a tag team (where the opponents must tag in and out) or you against both opponents at once. This is a very challenging match against the computer-controlled opponent. If you miss a couple counters, the two opponents may string move after move on your weakened body until you’re nearly finished off.

Try and separate your opponents by tossing one out of the ring then focus your attacks on the other wrestler. Try to avoid spreading damage around too much. You should focus attacks on one opponent and try to get the other one out of the mix as much as possible.

Triple threat and fatal 4-way matches are free-for-alls. All superstars are in the ring at the same time and are on their own. The first to gain a pinfall or submission win against any of the other opponent’s wins the match. These matches can create brief alliances. Double or triple-team certain opponents but realize in the end you could be helping out a competitor.

Your opponent’s won’t simply allow you to go for a pin or a submission hold. Expect to be interrupted. This means you must try and get opponents out of the way before going for a win. Try and knock down opponents, get them out of the ring, or save up an extra finisher to keep an opponent down for as long as possible while you go for the victory. On the flip side, be ready to strike an opponent going for a pin!

Tables and Ladders

These matches include items, in other words weapons, and they should be used! In a table match, your goal is to slam your opponent through the table. Successfully breaking the table using your opponent wins the match. You can prop the table in a turnbuckle or set up the table upright in the middle of the ring. Perhaps the easiest way to break the table with your opponent is to save a finisher, drag your opponent to the standing table, and perform a finishing move.

Tip: Look for the belt’s shadow on the mat and place the ladder as close as possible so it’s directly underneath. If you reach for the belt and it’s not there, you may fall off the ladder, which could be a big momentum swing in the match. Also, you can use the ladder as a weapon. Just realize that swinging the large item drains stamina quickly!

There are new mechanics for ladder matches. Now you must reach for the belt and hold the analog sticks in position to pull the belt down.

Smackdown vs. RAW 2007 uses some new mechanics for the ladder match. The goal remains the same. Set up the ladder in the ring’s center underneath the belt or case hanging overhead; climb the ladder to the top; and grab hold of the belt or case until you can pull it off.

New for 2007 is how you grab and pull down the belt or case. Use the analog sticks to control your superstar’s hands. Push them up to grab hold of the belt. Use small adjustments to the analog sticks to find the "sweet" spot (check the indicator near your superstar’s name). You must be in the sweet spot to start pulling down the belt. There’s a meter that indicates how low you must pull on the belt to get it down. This meter remains at the same position even if you lose grip of the belt and return to grab it later. It remains the same for all competitors! An opponent could do most of the work then you finish it off for the win.

Tip: New for Smackdown vs. RAW 2007 is the Money in the Bank match. It’s a ladder match but with six superstar competitors. As you might expect from that description, it’s complete chaos. Ladder match strategies apply. You can allow opponents to lower the case’s meter as long as you prevent them from the win. That way when you are able to get up there, you don’t have to be there long. Keep a stored finisher in case you’re caught at the top of the ladder and want to suplex someone off quickly.

Getting the ladder set up and climbing to the top isn’t a quick process. It’s important to get your opponent weakened and as far away from the center of the ring as possible. If you meet your opponent at the top of the ladder, perform strikes and grapple moves to get your opponent off. Knocking an opponent off of the ladder inflicts big damage and will likely provide the time necessary to get a ladder match win.

There are two ladders and you can make a makeshift ramp. With one ladder standing upright, set the second ladder against it. You can run up the ramp to knock off a superstar at the top or even make a grab for the belt or case.

Hardcore and Brawls

The brawl matches are filled with environmental hot spots with unique attacks.

Compete in a no-holds barred match in a parking lot or a bar in the brawl matches. Anything goes...and by anything, this means you can slam your opponent’s face into garbage, into a car window, or onto a pinball machine. Win these matches by scoring a knockout. Help your cause by focusing damage on your opponent’s head.

Perform unique environmental maneuvers by Irish whipping your opponent into the various objects in the parking lot or brawl. For instance, the controls on the fire engine, a car hood, the rear of the garbage truck, or the pinball machines. While your opponent stands against the object, initiate a grapple to perform the special grapple maneuver. There is also a unique finishing move here. Store a finisher with maximum momentum and use the Hearst on the left side of the lot for a unique way to conclude the match. Some other cool things to do in brawls: grab a weapon from the garbage or after banging your opponent against the fire truck controls climb the ladder.

Tip: A hardcore match is basically a standard singles match...where anything goes! Look for weapons around the arena or find one underneath the ring. Find chairs under the top or bottom sides of the ring; a sledgehammer on the left side; and a club wrapped in barbwire on the right side of the ring. Each superstar is rated on his or her skills in a hardcore match (weapon usage).

Buried Alive

This match type was introduced in last year’s version and remains essentially the same. The object is simple: get your opponent into a casket and close the door. Accomplishing the task is a bit more complicated. The casket is found away from the ring near the entrance ramp. You’re free to fight in the ring or anywhere you want (no count outs) but you must bury your opponent in the casket to get the win.

Irish whip your opponent toward the casket to get him inside then grapple to start pushing him inside. Tap the buttons rapidly to win the battle at the casket. Once inside, you must press the right analog stick down to close the door; your opponent has a chance to counter here as well. This escape depends on your opponent’s momentum so it’s best to lower your opponent’s momentum as much as possible before going for the win. Try stealing your opponent’s taunt to lower their momentum!

There’s also a unique finishing move for the match. Store a finisher and fill your momentum meter completely before attempting to shove your opponent inside the casket. With a stored finisher and full momentum, activate a finisher with your opponent in the casket to finish off the match.

Chapter 3: RAW Storylines

The Smackdown vs. RAW season mode spans both shows. At the halfway point of the season, you will be sent to compete on the other brand. There are many storylines but you may only see a handful during any particular season. Each storyline leads to a specific pay-per-view and the particularly storyline you take part in depends on whether or not you currently hold the championship belt, if you are going for the championship belt, or neither. The order of RAW pay-per-views is WrestleMania, Backlash, Vengeance, SummerSlam, and Unforgiven. There’s one storyline per pay-per-view.

We’ve presented walkthroughs for many of the storylines in this section. You will not see all the storylines during a particular play-through and may not participate in the order presented here. The walkthroughs cover the conditions for each storyline as well as specific strategies for completing the matches.

Some storylines are also character dependent. For instance, in the storyline titled "Taking on the Show" you are going to be battling Big Show. If you selected Big Show as your wrestler, you won’t participate in the storyline. Also, if you have selected a wrestler that’s part of an upcoming title challenge storyline, you won’t be able to participate in it even if you win the required matches. Note that you may face different opponents that those revealed in these walk-throughs. It depends on your selected wrestler; however, the matches and story are essentially the same.

Taking on the Show

Big Show shouldn’t be a problem when there’s two of you right?

Most RAW wrestler selections begin here (unless you chose Edge or one of the participants of this storyline). You also begin here if you lost the belt at the end of the Smackdown season. The storyline begins with a singles match against the mammoth Big Show. After the match, you attempt to make friends. But Chavo Guerrero and Daviri enter with lead pipes and take down the big man. Carlito enters the stage and claims the four of you guys are together...when did that happen? Apparently these "little guys" are tired of being pushed around by the heavyweights. In the next RAW you’ll compete against Viscera in a singles match. Big Show arrives-he doesn’t seem pleased about that ambush. Big Show issues a devastating choke slam that goes "halfway to China" according to Jim Ross. How are you going to calm the angry giant? By the way, your little gang of misfits is nowhere to be found during this entire incident. Check the messages after this battle and you can choose to either team with the little guys against Big Show or you can try to explain yourself to the Big Show to avoid another choke slam.

If you decide to team with the little guys, you’ll take on Big Show in a two-on-one (one on tag) handicap match. After the match, Big Show takes out his anger on your partner, who suffers enough injury to put him out of commission for a couple weeks. You receive a message from Carlito; he wonders where you were while your partner was getting thumped. To make up for it, he gets you to join in on a one on three handicap match against Big Show.

Tip: If you refuse help from Carlito, you end up teaming with the Big Show in a tag team match. Allow Big Show in the ring to work over those little guys. The next match is a handicap one on tag match against Carlito and one of his crew. Focus your attacks on one opponent and try and force the off the apron to prevent interference. The final battle is a no-disqualification tornado tag with Big Show as your partner!

After the match, the angry giant awakens again. He chokes slams both of your partners while you carefully make your way out of the squared circle. Big Show suggests no interference next week in a cage match!

Win this match by climbing out of the cage or going through the door. The Big Show can sustain a lot of pounding so it can take awhile to get him on the ground long enough to climb out of the cage. Use submission holds on Big Show’s head; you’ll want his head in the red before trying to escape. A finishing move that inflicts head damage will provide the time necessary to get out and win the match.

Keepin’ It Real

If you start on the RAW storyline, you must select Edge to participate in this story. You will see this storyline if you are transferred from Smackdown as the current champion. Stephanie wants to determine the number one contender for your title. She wants to assign every wrestler a superstar rating, or "S-rating," to see whom the fans want as the RAW champion. Apparently John Cena’s rating was off the charts-Stephanie is backing Cena as number one contender.

The storyline begins with a singles match against Shelton Benjamin; expect Torrie Wilson to serve as your manager. Apparently Shawn Michaels defeated John Cena in the contender match but Stephanie is still backing Cena to challenge your title. The following week on RAW you and Torrie Wilson battle Cena and Mickie James in a mixed tag team match. After the match, Cena uses some of his charisma to temporarily steal your girl and your belt.

Another tag match is next: you and Shawn Michaels against John Cena and Shelton Benjamin. Also based on the e-mail, it doesn’t sound like things are going smoothly with Torrie. Shawn Michaels is still fuming over the fact Cena remains number one contender-Shawn seems to unearth that Stephanie has a crush on Cena. But it implodes when Stephanie catches Cena backstage with Torrie Wilson. The woman scorned decides perhaps Shawn is the right man after all!

Battle two of RAW’s top competitors, HBK and Cena, in a triple threat match before your title defense.

Before the title match, however, you compete in a triple threat against both contenders: Shawn Michaels and John Cena. Try to separate the competitors so your pin isn’t interrupted. Of course nailing both with a finishing move will work nicely as well! The following week is the title match on RAW; it’s against Shawn Michaels for the WWE title. Win the match and you continue on in the storyline; losing the title sends you to an alternate storyline.

John Cena still believes he’s the deserving contender-though Stephanie is still fuming over the "Torrie" incident. A new match: you versus John Cena in a number one contender match with Shawn Michaels as the guest referee. If Cena wins, he’s the number one contender; otherwise Shawn gets a WrestleMania rematch. After the match, Cena gets some revenge with a steel chair. Shawn’s subsequent injury names Cena the number one contender.

You take a brief break from the Cena and Michaels triangle to face off against Chavo Guerrero. Cena ambushes you before the match so you must battle Chavo with a minor head injury. The following week is a tune-up for WrestleMania-a non-title match against John Cena. Looks like Torrie has returned to your corner...wait, not so fast! After the match, Torrie double-crosses you (right where it hurts) and Cena knocks you out with the belt.

Finally at WrestleMania, you face off against John Cena in a Last Man Standing match. It’s no disqualification so anything goes-grab some weapons from under the ring! You must knock Cena down for a full 10 count to win the match. Accomplish that feat by working location damage on Cena’s head. Saving up a couple finishing moves can’t hurt either. Make sure you replenish stamina in between weapon uses-don’t get tired and caught sucking in air.

Winning this match unlocks the WrestleMania trophy, the WrestleMania 22 arena, and the Immortals package in the WWE shop. Retaining the title means continuing to another storyline in which you’re champion. If you lose the title, you advance to a storyline in which you don’t have the title nor are you competing for the title.

Cleaning up RAW Encounter this storyline when you aren’t champion or eligible for a title shot. This storyline leads up to the first WrestleMania in the season. Candice thanks you for showing her all those "moves and holds" over the weekend-she’s battling Mickie in a singles match on tonight’s show. You’ll control Candice during the match. After the match Lita enters the ring and punishes both divas. Stephanie McMahon appears on stage and suggests it’s time for someone to clean up the filth around RAW.

The next week you’re back to controlling your selected superstar-in a battle against Viscera. Check out his email before the match and see that he has some ideas for entertainment afterward. Complete the match and leave with Torrie Wilson while Kurt Angle administers the ankle lock on Viscera. You definitely got the better end of that deal!

Apparently Kurt Angle is pledging his support to the clean up RAW crew. He’s hoping to return "Real Athletic Wrestling" back to his wholesome roots. You challenge Angle and Lita to a mixed tag match. Trish Stratus sends an email and offers to be your partner for the battle. You can look for chances to pummel Lita when she wanders in the ring. You chosen superstar will be much stronger and can inflict heavy damage with just a few moves.

Kurt Angle is one of the top submission wrestlers in the game...and you’ll have to make him tap out. A lot!
In the next week you have the chance to assist Trish-she’s battling Lita in a no disqualification match. You will be her manager at ringside. Apparently the WrestleMania card is set: an ultimate submission match against Kurt Angle.

This is the ironman match for submission holds. There’s a 20 minute time limit and you must get your opponent to submit more times than you submit. Obviously your choice of wrestler can greatly affect the difficulty of this task. If you have selected a submission specialist, your holds will inflict greater damage. If your submission holds are weak, it may take longer to get a skilled submission wrestler like Angle to tap out.

Work on the same body part throughout the match and get that body part into red damage as quickly as possible. As soon as you get a tap out, go for another hold on the same body part. Splash in some finishing moves to keep your opponent down and vulnerable to holds. If you’re up in points and the match is close near the end, run around in and out of the ring to burn clock. Winning this match unlocks the WrestleMania trophy, the WrestleMania 22 arena, and the Immortals package in the WWE shop.

Conflict of Interest

Enter this storyline if you are current champion as of WrestleMania. This storyline leads to the Backlash and Vengeance pay-per-view events. Edge sends you a voice message: he’s the number one contender to the title and looking forward to his title shot at Backlash. Oh and Triple H is serving as an interim general manager of RAW.

Triple H hopes to find a worthy number one contender (Edge just doesn’t measure up) and enters you into a six-man over-the-top-rope battle royal. Think of this as a mini-Royal Rumble. The six competitors are already in the ring and must be eliminated over the rope. This means the ring-out meter will come into play. Check the Royal Rumble section of the match strategy for tips on completing an over-the-top-rope match.

Edge complains about his contender status so Triple H puts you in a two on three "tag on trio" handicap match. Complete this encounter like other tag team matches; though expect greater interference from your opponent’s non-legal men. The following week, Edge wins a fatal four-way to cement his position as number one contender-but not according to Triple H. After a backstage assault, Edge is suspended. Compete in a singles match against Ric Flair.

Triple H announces the number one contender who will face you at Backlash for the championship: himself. It’s a standard singles match. Successfully defend your title at Backlash and unlock the Backlash trophy, Backlash arena, and the Perfect Package in the WWE shop. You also continue in this storyline.

Triple H feels the officiating during the Backlash match was a bit questionable. Mr. McMahon puts Triple H in his place. Back in the locker room, check your messages and you can choose your opponent in a non-title match: Kurt Angle or Kane. Expect to face both in a triple threat the following week. After the match, Angle and Kane rough you up. And Edge rescues you...right before he spears you.

Vince names Edge the number one contender for the title at Vengeance. But Vince isn’t pleased with Edge’s lack of gratitude and schedules a tag match: you and Edge against Angle and Kane. On the next RAW, Triple H interrupts the Vengeance contract signing-apparently he also has a contract. Vince decides a triple threat is in order. The winner gets to choose the match type. If you lose, whoever pins you gets the title shot. If you win, the competitor you don’t pin will be your opponent at Vengeance.

Re-volution

You’ll encounter this storyline if you have chosen to challenge for the title. The best way is to win every match in the Taking on the Big Show storyline. Re-volution leads up to the first WrestleMania pay-per-view. The storyline opens with a match against Kane. Triple H "The Game" appears on stage-he’s the current WWE Champion. He offers a deal. Go to Smackdown and send Randy Orton a message that starts with "1, 2, 3" and Triple H will make the WrestleMania championship match a no-disqualification match.

Triple H is hoping to get back at his former Evolution buddies Randy Orton and Batista. If you want a title shot, you have to help him.

You will battle Randy "The Legend Killer" Orton the following week on Smackdown. Next week Triple H has a new offer. Take out Smackdown superstar Batista and he’ll let you choose the match type at WrestleMania! Expect Orton to show up and eventually take position ringside as manager.

Randy Orton and Batista invade RAW the following week; you team with Triple H in a standard tag team match. But before the action takes place, you get to choose your WrestleMania match if you have defeated both Smackdown stars leading to this encounter. After the match, expect Triple H to get started early with help from a sledgehammer.

You will begin the WrestleMania match with minor injuries, nothing too severe but still a setback against one of the best superstars in the game. Defeat Triple H in your chosen match at WrestleMania to win the title. Winning at WrestleMania unlocks the WrestleMania trophy, the WrestleMania arena, and the Immortals package in the WWE shop.

High and Dry

This storyline leads to the Backlash pay-per-view and will be encountered if you aren’t champion or eligible for a title shot. RVD is hoping to team with you to make a run at the tag team title. The storyline begins with a normal tag match against Ric Flair and Chris Masters. Follow standard tag team match strategies--watch out for the Nature Boy, he may be old but he’s still skilled, especially with submission holds. Trevor Murdoch and Lance Cade, the tag team champions, ambush after your match...they want to take out the significant threats to the tag team championship!

RVD seems interested in pursuing the tag team championship with you but he may expect more than you’re able to give.

You’re signed to a match against Trevor Murdoch; it’s a singles match. Time to get out your aggression! After the match, Murdoch ambushes RVD, who’s currently battling Lance Cade in another singles match. Like a good tag team partner, you come to the rescue only to get pounded by Murdoch, Cade, and a steel chair. The rivalry is building! Completing this segment elevates you to the number one contender position for the tag team titles.

The next match is against the champions, Murdoch and Cade in a normal tag match. Well, it was supposed to be a tag match. RVD’s entrance music plays but he doesn’t emerge...well, he finally emerges but he’s not friendly. RVD is bitter about the ambush last week. Apparently you didn’t help him quickly enough! He leaves you alone to face Murdoch and Cade all alone. The former tag team match is now a one on two handicap match

Tip: These handicap matches are tough. If you miss a counter or two, Murdoch and Cade could string a series of moves together and inflict serious damage before you can even consider escaping-even the odds by tossing one out of the ring with an Irish whip. This will also help when you want to go for the win. Get one out of the way then use a finishing move on the other and go for a quick pinfall.

Shane McMahon hopes you and RVD can work through issues during a singles match. Perhaps you can talk through the problems between pile drivers? McMahon hopes to pair you and RVD back up in a tag team championship match at the Backlash pay-per-view.

Looks like things haven’t changed. After the match, RVD joins Cade and Murdoch in a little betrayal steel chair style in the RAW locker room. Shane McMahon gives up on the hope of a tag team title match at Backlash and instead signs a hardcore match. Time to give some of that steel chair love back to RVD!

Rules go out the window in a hardcore match. Grab a weapon and if you can’t find one, search under the ring. Use the weapons! Watch your stamina, which will deplete significantly between weapon strikes. The weapon hits will elevate your momentum meter quickly. Go for a finishing move and if it doesn’t end the match return to the weaponry. Winning this match unlocks the Backlash Trophy, the Backlash arena, and the Perfect Package in the WWE Shop.

Framed

This storyline leads to the Vengeance pay-per-view and will be encountered if you aren’t champion or eligible for a title shot. Shawn Michaels has formed a new group with Shelton Benjamin and Gregory Helms and promises no double-teaming or acting like punks in your singles match with Shelton. Because if you are impressive in the match tonight, the Heartbreak Kid may offer you a spot in the group!

Decisions in the Framed storyline dictate your opponent at Vengeance, such as battling Shawn Michaels in a steel cage.

Shelton has nothing but good things to say about the night’s match. He claims Shawn Michaels is ready to invite you into the new group. Check your messages the next week, though; apparently Gregory Helms claims you attacked him! And group leader Shawn isn’t too pleased about this development. In fact he’s so mad you face him in a singles match. You attempt to plead your innocence after the match-you’re greeted with sweet chin music.

The following week you compete in another singles match. Backstage, Shawn Michaels discovers that Shelton Benjamin and Gregory Helms were lying about the attack. Shawn apologizes to you and arranges a match between you and Gregory Helms-perhaps you can get a little payback. HBK also suggests teaming up at Vengeance against Benjamin and Helms in a steel cage.

Tip: Before going to Vengeance you can choose your opponents. You can accept Shawn’s apology and team up against Helms and Benjamin in a tornado tag; you can choose to fight Shawn Michaels alone; and finally you can choose a fatal four-way against all three opponents. All matches are in a steel cage.

Select your opponents and match type leading to the pay-per-view. The fatal four-way is certainly the most difficult and challenging while facing just one opponent, Shawn Michaels, is the easiest-even if it isn’t the nicest way to end the storyline! Winning this match unlocks the Vengeance trophy, the Vengeance arena, and the D-X package in the WWE shop.

The Angle Invitational

This storyline leads to the Vengeance pay-per-view and will be encountered if you are eligible for a title shot. Kurt Angle, the current champion, is ready to take on any contender and you’re happy to oblige. Apparently nervous at your eagerness to pummel him, Kurt Angle plans a number one contender tournament leading up to the Vengeance pay-per-view.

The storyline begins with a tag team match; you’re teamed with Shelton Benjamin. This plays out like a standard tag team match. Shane-O Mac warns that any of these superstars may end up being your adversaries in your quest for the championship.

The following week the tournament officially begins. You face Carlito in a singles match. In the other tournament match, Chris Masters, with the assistance of Kurt Angle, eliminates your former tag team partner Shelton Benjamin. Looks like the fix might be in--Kurt Angle has chosen his horse in the race: the Masterpiece Chris Masters.

In the number one contender match, you battle Chris Masters in a singles match with managers-Shelton Benjamin in your corner and Kurt Angle in the Masterpiece’s corner.

After the match, the tables turn dramatically. It appears Kurt and Shelton were setting you and the Masterpiece up all along-while Kurt puts Masters in the Masterlock, Shelton Benjamin gives you a good old fashioned beatdown. Get your revenge in the next match, a no-disqualification match against Shelton Benjamin (Kurt Angle joins him as a manager). Without disqualifications, grab a weapon and exact your revenge.

Emerge victorious as the number one contender for the title and you battle Kurt Angle at Vengeance pay-per-view for the WWE Championship. This is a standard singles match. Kurt Angle is highly skilled in submission holds; keep Angle away with whips, big grapple moves, and aerial attacks. Defeat Angle and capture the WWE Championship. Winning this match unlocks the Vengeance trophy, Vengeance arena, and the D-X Package in the WWE Shop.

Uh Oh, It’s Magic

You encounter this storyline if you aren’t champion or eligible for a title shot; it leads up to the SummerSlam pay-per-view. You begin the storyline in a singles match against Edge; Candice manages him at ringside. It’s a no-disqualification match so don’t hesitate the bend the rules a bit! A cut scene interrupts the action as you go for the three-count-Candice enters the ring with...a magic wand. Candice hits you with the wand, which knocks you out and gives Edge an easy, and quite improbable, victory.

Tip: When you battle Candice in your new girlish figure, you actually have the exact same move set (and presumably the same statistics) as your originally selected superstar. It’s rather amusing watching the buxom blonde pulling off Big Show’s array of maneuvers.

Next week backstage you meet up with Edge, Candice, and the magic wand again. Candice challenges you to a match, which certainly sounds absurd. Until she taps you with the magic wand and you transform into a buxom blonde. Okay, now that sounds absurd! You battle Candice in a singles match.

Now this really isn’t a fair fight, right? Anything to get rid of that magic wand!

Backstage Candice pulls off more magic wand shenanigans (much to the disappointment of Viscera). You battle Candice again in a singles match-this time as your normal manly self. Again backstage, Candice goes crazy with the wand and creates a one on tag handicap match for you against Boogeyman and Edge...who is also Boogeyman. Knock the non-legal opponent off the apron after pulling off a finisher on the legal man. You need to prevent the interference.

Candice promises a magical SummerSlam-it’s a ladder match against Edge with Candice serving as manager. Incapacitate your opponent as far away from the ring’s center as possible. Drag him outside and perform some environmental grapples, finishers, and weapon attacks to keep your opponent down. Grab the case over the ring to win the match. You break Candice’s pink wand after the victory. Winning at SummerSlam unlocks the SummerSlam trophy, SummerSlam arena, and the four Faces of Foley package in the WWE shop.

Elimination!

You encounter this storyline if you choose to challenge for the title after SummerSlam. It’s the return of the Elimination Chamber and it leads to the Unforgiven pay-per-view. John Cena is the current WWE Champion and he’s going to prove himself in a six-man over-the-top-rope battle royal. Think of this as a mini-Royal Rumble. The six competitors are already in the ring and must be eliminated over the rope. This means the ring-out meter will come into play. Check the Royal Rumble section of the match strategy for tips on completing an over-the-top-rope match.

The following week Shane-O-Mac gives you the chance to pick your partner in a tag team match against other competitors in the upcoming Elimination Chamber match. After the match, expect a Big Show and Snitsky ambush-double choke slam!

The next match is a triple threat tornado tag match-all six men in the ring at once and the first guy to gain a pinfall wins the match for his team. And it’s hardcore! It’s pure chaos. Grab weapon after weapon and dish out punishment against every opponent in the ring. Toss the weakest opponent out of the ring and try and get a pinfall far from the action to limit interference.

The main event of Unforgiven: an Elimination Chamber match for the WWE Championship.

Leading up to Unforgiven, Shane provides an option to determine your number for the Elimination Chamber. You can compete in a tag team match (winner gets five and six, loser gets one and two) or in a singles match (winner gets six, loser gets one). The singles match is likely the easier choice-plus it guarantees the best spot if you win.

The Unforgiven main event is a six-man Elimination Chamber. Hopefully you’re the sixth man to enter! The match begins with two superstars; remaining superstars enter one at a time. If you’re the sixth superstar, most of the damage should already be done. Just like a battle royal, sit back and watch the carnage. Go for pin opportunities and avoid high-flying computer-opponents diving off chambers. Winning the match unlocks the Unforgiven trophy, Unforgiven arena, and the Bam Bam Package in the WWE Shop.

With Friends Like These

This storyline leads to the Unforgiven pay-per-view and will be encountered if you aren’t champion or eligible for a title hot. Chris Masters is seeking the tag team championship and has chosen you to become his partner. What an honor, right? The storyline opens with a standard tag team match against a couple RAW superstars. After the match, it sounds like the Masterpiece wants to take credit for any team success. Plus Candice wants you to contribute more in the matches so Chris doesn’t get all tired out! Oh, brother.

It’s tough putting up with the Masterpiece’s ego. Cut him loose and face him at Unforgiven in a no-DQ match.

You’ll face another combination of RAW superstars. RAW Magazine has cover story praising Masters; and now Torrie Wilson has joined the "try to measure up as a partner" bandwagon. In the locker room you confront Chris Masters about the slanted magazine article; the match tonight pits you against the champs, Kane and Snitsky, in separate single matches. The following week it’s a non-title tag team match against the champs.

Before the match you have a choice: you can put up with Masters’ ego and join him for the tag team match in preparation for the Unforgiven pay-per-view or you can cut him loose now and let him battle Kane and Snitsky alone. Leave the Masterpiece high and dry and watch him score an improbable victory-one that will surely feed his ever-expanding ego.

Unforgiven arrives-either with Masters or against him depending on your selection (battle Masters in a no disqualification match). Winning the match unlocks the Unforgiven trophy, Unforgiven arena, and the Bam Bam Package in the WWE Shop. It also concludes the RAW storylines; after Unforgiven, you’re traded to the Smackdown brand.

Behind Every Great Man...

This storyline leads to SummerSlam and Unforgiven and will be encountered if you are the current champion. This storyline opens with a singles match against RVD. After the match, Chris Masters and the WWE Women’s Champion Trish Stratus enter the stage. She claims this will be last week you’re champion because next week on RAW it’s you against the Masterpiece in a Ladder Match. Trish Stratus serves as Chris Masters’ manager at ringside.

Don’t worry about the belt hanging over the squared circle just yet. Work on immobilizing Chris Masters. You’ll have to keep him on the ground long enough to climb the ladder and snag the belt. Utilize the ladder as a weapon. Throw Masters out of the ring to provide extra time to set up and ascend the ladder.

The cut scene is same no matter how the actual match turns out-both of you topple off the ladder after a series of strikes. Trish scampers up the ladder and retrieves the belt; the referee inexplicably declares Chris Masters the new champion. Controversy ensues! Despite your pleas, Shane-O Mac says the next rematch against Masters isn’t for the title.

Shane-O Mac calls a meeting-he plans a title match at the SummerSlam pay-per-view. Shane even says Trish will be in the ring! But before the SummerSlam pay-per-view, it is another night of RAW...a mixed tag match with Mickie James as your partner against Chris Masters and Trish Stratus. Follow strategies of other tag matches. Try and get some hits on Trish Stratus when she wnaders in the ring to help Masters kick out of a pin or struggle out of a submission hold.

The match at SummerSlam is officially a triple threat-you versus Chris Masters versus Trish Stratus. Win the match and Trish takes matters into her own hands. She wallops you with the championship belt and gives Chris Masters and the referee painful blows below the belt. Trish Stratus exits SummerSlam with the WWE Championship belt held proudly above her head. Winning this match unlocks the SummerSlam trophy, the SummerSlam arena, and the four Faces of Foley Package. Lose and you’re sent to the "With Friends Like These" storyline that leads to Unforgiven where you aren’t the current champion.

Trish Stratus captured the WWE Championship? After you take Trish on as Mickie James, expect Mrs. Game to address the controversy.

In the subsequent week of RAW, you assume the role of Mickie James in a match against "current" champion Trish Stratus. General Manager Stephanie McMahon can’t stand the title controversy any longer. She decides to take the title back. Stephanie admires Trish’s tenacity and decides to allow Trish to choose your opponent for the vacant title at the upcoming Unforgiven pay-per-view match.

On the following week of RAW, face off against Masters and Big Show in a triple threat match. Look for an opportunity to immobilize one opponent while attempting to pin the other. Simply inflicting heavy damage to one opponent may not be enough because you could allow the other superstar to get an easy victory. Instead try and toss one out of the ring. After the match, Trish promises Big Show to take him all the way to the title, just like she took Chris Masters.

The following week you’re in a singles match against Snitsky. Big Show arrives to cause trouble eventually going ringside to serve as a "manager" to Snitsky, or perhaps to keep an eye on you. Big Show cuts Trish loose-he doesn’t trust her motives. Before the match at Unforgiven, you must battle the Big Show in a backstage brawl match in the parking lot.

When you finally reach the Unforgiven pay-per-view, you battle Big Show in a singles match. Winning this match unlocks the Unforgiven trophy, the Unforgiven arena, and the Bam Bam Package in the WWE Shop. Winning at Unforgiven also unlocks the WWE Championship belt and concludes the RAW storylines.

If you started as a RAW wrestler, you will be automatically traded to Smackdown if you are victorious here. You will enter the Smackdown season as champion and start at the "A New Leaf" storyline.

Rescue the Princess

You’ll encounter this storyline if you are using a wrestler that’s part of another storyline (since this storyline uses legends) and if you possess or are going for the belt. Vince McMahon plans a "legends" initiative, though Stephanie "the million dollar princess" doesn’t seem to agree. Today’s fans don’t want to see legends; they want to see today’s superstars. Start the singles match against the legend: old school versus new school!

Tip: This walk-through and Legend’s End is duplicated in the Smackdown Storylines section of this game guide. Rescue the Princess and Legend’s End feature WWE legends and will be encountered if your selected wrestler plays an integral role in another storyline.

Vince continues to push his initiative and puts you in a handicap match against two of his handpicked legends to be fought on Smackdown. Stephanie hopes to find a Smackdown superstar to even the odds and make it a tag team match.

There are a couple legend storylines that you may encounter depending on your season mode superstar selection.

The following week on RAW, Vince books a six-man legends battle royal (you included). Competitors are eliminated by pinfall; be the last man in the ring! You can allow the other legends to fight while you remain back and take your opportunities. Vince arrives on stage after the match: he has a few more legend matches up his sleeve. Next week you’ll join Smackdown for a six-man elimination tag team match followed by a title match against yet another legend. Vince is serious about his initiative!

On Smackdown, Vince and Stephanie have another tiff-old school versus new school continues. Stephanie offers a choice of tag team partners: a couple RAW or Smackdown superstars to join you against the legends. Choose your partners and face the old school.

The title match arrives-it’s a steel cage match against the legend. Win by escaping through the door or over the top of the cage. Inflict heavy damage and perform a finishing move to keep your opponent down as long as possible before attempting to climb out of the cage.

Legend’s End

You’ll encounter this storyline if you aren’t champion or going for the title but have selected a wrestler that’s used in a vital role for another story. The storyline begins with a singles match against a superstar on the rival brand. Checking your e-mail reveals a message from the legendary Mick Foley-who gets crushed in a legends exhibition match in the following cut scene. Back in the locker room, check your e-mail again; Vince offers you a choice of your next match.

Vince wants to right some of the wrongs in that previous legends exhibition. You can take on both legends in a handicap match or one legend in a no-disqualification match. Mick Foley, swinging a crutch, saves you from a legends ambush.

The next week you’re partnered with another superstar and face both legends in a tag team match. More post-match steel chair shenanigans ensue. The next week you battle Piper in a singles match. It’s time for a new betrayal! After the match, Mick Foley, once again with crutch in hand, decides to crack you in the back. It turns out Piper and Foley were in cahoots the entire time.

Check your messages and choose to accept Bigelow’s offer of help or remember that he hit you with a chair also and refuse his assistance. Refusing help means battling Piper and Foley alone in a one-on-two handicap match. If you team with Bigelow, expect the finale to be old school-style, tornado tag in a steel cage.

Chapter 4: Smackdown! Storylines

The Smackdown vs. RAW season mode spans both shows. At the halfway point of the season, you will be sent to compete on the other brand. There are many storylines but you may only see a handful during any particular story mode. Each storyline leads up to a specific pay-per-view and the particularly storyline you take part in depends on whether or not you currently hold the championship belt, if you are going for the championship belt, or neither. The pay-per-view order is No Mercy, Survivor Series, Armageddon, Royal Rumble, No Way Out, and finally WrestleMania. You will only see one storyline per pay-per-view.

We’ve presented walkthroughs for many of the storylines in this section. You will not see all the storylines during a particular play-through and may not participate in the order presented here. The walkthroughs cover the conditions for each storyline as well as specific strategies for completing the matches.

Some storylines are also character dependent. For instance, in the storyline titled "The Rabid Wolverine and the Deadman" you are going to be battling Chris Benoit. If you selected Chris Benoit as your wrestler, you won’t participate in the storyline. Also, if you have selected a wrestler that’s part of an upcoming title challenge storyline, you won’t be able to participate in it even if you win the required matches. Some of the competitors listed in the walk-throughs may differ depending on your selected superstar, though the storylines and matches remain generally the same.

The Rabid Wolverine and the Deadman

This storyline leads to the No Mercy pay-per-view and will be encountered if you aren’t current champion. Teddy Long plans to make you the special referee during tonight’s Smackdown match between two of its greatest superstars: Chris Benoit and the Undertaker. You can join in the fun without consequence-perform maneuvers on either opponent if you wish. Once a superstar goes for a pin, press the "A" button to make the count as fast or as slow as you wish.

Neither Benoit nor Undertaker seems terribly impressed with your referee skills. Both superstars seek a rematch without your aid. Over the next couple weeks, you’ll participate in singles match against the Undertaker and Benoit while their feud heats up on Smackdown. Teddy Long announces that plans are in the works for all three to participate in a main event at No Mercy.

Match victories during this storyline determine which superstar you battle at No Mercy and the match type.

The following week is a triple threat match against Chris Benoit and the Undertaker. These are two of the strongest Smackdown wrestlers. Try to separate these competitors before going for a pin or submission victory. Throw one out of the ring or perform a couple finishing moves to keep an opponent on the ground as long as possible so the other competitor won’t interrupt your pin or submission attempt.

Win the match and you get to choose what type of match for the No Mercy pay-per-view (single, ironman, table, hardcore, submission, or first blood). You’ll face the superstar you failed to pin. If you lose the triple threat match, the opponent that pinned you will get the match selection. Be victorious at No Mercy and you will unlock the No Mercy trophy, No Mercy arena, and the Diva Package at the WWE store.

I’ve Got Your Back

This storyline leads to the Survivor Series pay-per-view and will be encountered if you are eligible for a title shot. The storyline begins with a single match against Johnny Nitro. After the match, Nitro offers his assistance in your title run (why did he carry around the steel chair first, though?).

The following week you take on Benoit in a non-title match. As the match concludes, Johnny Nitro emerges again with a steel chair to "help" you out. Instead it provides the necessary distraction for Benoit to put you in the crippler crossface long enough for you to tap out. Thanks, Nitro!

The next match is a tag team battle-you team up with Nitro against Benoit and another Smackdown superstar. With friends like Nitro, who needs enemies? As the match concludes, Nitro’s distractions put you once again on the mat and inside a Benoit crippler crossface.

Nitro attempts to win back your favor with a triple threat match leading up to your Survivor Series title shot-you versus Benoit and Nitro. Win the match and you get some revenge on Chris Benoit. Nitro hits him with the championship belt and you get in a little crippler crossface special move steal for good measure.

The title match at Survivor Series against Chris Benoit is an ultimate submission match. There’s a 20 minute time limit and you must score more tap outs than Benoit. He’s a skilled submission wrestler so it won’t be easy, especially if you have a lower submission score. Focus your attention on specific body parts (with any type of moves) and once you have gotten a body part into red damage, go for submission holds.

Winning this match unlocks the Survivor Series trophy, Survivor Series arena, and the Hart Foundation Package at the WWE shop. Defeating Benoit also means you become the World Heavyweight champion and move to a storyline to defend your title.

A New Leaf

This storyline opens the Smackdown season if you selected Booker T (current World Heavyweight champion) or if you were traded from RAW as champion. This story leads to the No Mercy pay-per-view and the Survivor Series pay-per-view.

A New Leaf opens with a singles match against Hardcore Holly. After the match, JBL befriends you backstage-you’re such a noble champion, he claims. His friendship comes at a good time. Next week on Smackdown you have a tag team match against Ken Kennedy and Hardcore Holly and you need a partner. Prepare to team up with JBL!

After the match it looks like Kennedy is considering an ambush on your celebration when JBL comes in with a clothesline from hell as preventative maintenance. Unfortunately, his exuberance puts JBL on the shelf for a week--Teddy Long didn’t look kindly on JBL’s "unprovoked" attack.

You reward JBL’s nice behavior with a title shot at the No Mercy pay-per-view.

The following week on Smackdown you battle Ken Kennedy in a singles match. Once again, JBL comes and saves the day. After rescuing you from Ken Kennedy, JBL suggests a "return favor" by asking for a title shot the following week at the No Mercy pay-per-view. Before the match, there’s one more Smackdown show to take care of-Teddy Long wants to promote the pay-per-view with a mixed tag, you and Melina against JBL and Jillian Hall.

No Mercy pay-per-view arrives and it’s a singles match against JBL, as promised. Win at No Mercy at unlock the No Mercy trophy, the No Mercy arena, and the Diva Package. Winning progresses the story as champion; if you lose, you’re sent to another story leading to Survivor Series.

The following week, Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro greet you in the locker room. They claim that JBL is just pretending to be your friend-he’s just sucking up to find a way to get a hold of the World Heavyweight Championship belt. JBL interrupts the fun and stands up to Mercury and Nitro--looks like he’s still the new JBL...for now. It’s a tag team match: you and JBL versus Nitro and Mercury with Melina at ringside.

Next on Smackdown you face off against Nitro while JBL battles Joey Mercury. JBL is working you hard for a title rematch at the upcoming Survivor Series. Teddy Long doesn’t think a champion should have to face the same challenger in consecutive pay-per-views; but then again, your match was one for the ages, right? Battle Nitro in a singles match. Next week, JBL offers to manage you against the Boogeyman.

You battle JBL in a singles match in a precursor to Survivor Series. It’s a friendly match, right? After the battle, the two friends celebrate together in the ring until JBL decides to unleash a clothesline from hell when you least expect its arrival. JBL is done sucking up to the champ! Teddy Long spices up the pay-per-view by making the main event of Survivor Series a Last Man Standing match.

The Last Man Standing match is no-disqualification, no rules. You must win by a 10-count knockout. You must keep your opponent on the ground for a full 10-count. Use maneuvers that inflict head damage and continue to work that body part until it’s in red damage. Grab weaponry from under the ring to help the cause. Winning the Survivor Series match unlocks the Survivor Series trophy and the Hart Foundation Package in the WWE shop and keeps you current champion.

A Traitor of Smackdown?

You’ll encounter this storyline if you aren’t Smackdown champion or going for a title shot. This storyline leads to the Survivor Series pay-per-view. There are RAW superstars in the arena tonight and Teddy warns you to keep an eye on them-especially with Survivor Series coming up.

Look to battle RAW superstar John Cena in the opening match. Later that night, Triple H ambushes Booker T in the Smackdown parking lot. Next week you take on Flair in a submission match. Backstage you question Batista about allowing RAW wrestlers in Smackdown areas of the arena-is Batista a traitor in the ranks?

Check your messages after the match. Booker T thinks Batista is the traitor. Teddy gives you a choice: do you think Batista is the traitor or not? For the sake of this walk-through, we’ll choose that Batista isn’t the traitor (check the tip box for what happens if you think he is the traitor).

Tip: If you choose to believe Batista is the traitor, the storyline finishes in a similar fashion. Booker T is still revealed as the traitor after a handicap match. You eventually reach Survivor Series out numbered by the RAW roster.

You battle Triple H with Booker T serving as your manager. After the match, Batista saves you from a Triple H sledgehammer assault...but then Booker T ambushes Batista. Apparently Booker T was the traitor! Check messages after the match and select a new team member to replace Booker T. This Smackdown superstar will serve as a manager in your tag team match against Booker T and Triple H.

The main event of Survivor Series becomes a six-man elimination tornado tag. All participants are in the ring at once in three-on-three action. Pin an opponent and he’s eliminated from the match. Gaining a superstar advantage is huge. Concentrate your assault on one opponent. Pull off a finisher while your partners have the other opponents occupied to avoid interference. Enjoy the pipe assault at the end of the storyline.

It’s Not the Size, It’s How You Use It

You’ll encounter this storyline if you are current champion; it leads to the Armageddon and Royal Rumble pay-per-view events. According to the WWE website, you will battle Rey Mysterio in a "champion vs. champion" match. This singles match ends in mutual respect.

Teddy Long enters the stage to congratulate both wrestlers. Rey expresses interest in competing for the World Heavyweight title but Teddy Long says Rey already has a title. Instead, you must prepare for a couple top contenders-Chris Benoit and the Undertaker. On next week’s show you battle both in a tag team match with Rey Mysterio as your partner. Win this match and you choose your opponent at Armageddon--Benoit or Undertaker.

As Armageddon approaches, you battle the Undertaker or Beniot in a singles match. After the match, Rey Mysterio comes to your rescue, although you didn’t really need it. Perhaps it looks a bit weak if you need a cruiserweight to bail you out after matches!

Cruiserweight champion Rey Mysterio is trying to get respect among the heavyweights. But in reality, he’s the easiest one to defeat in this four-man match.

The following week on Smackdown you participate in a four-man battle royal against Benoit, Undertaker, and Mysterio. Eliminate each superstar in turn. You can sit back and allow the other superstars to inflict all of the damage--you simply must get the last pin!

Win and you get to choose the type of match for Armageddon against Undertaker or Benoit: single, hardcore, ladder, ironman, submission, or cage. Otherwise, expect your opponent to select the match type. Defeat your opponent at Armageddon and retain your title to unlock the Armageddon trophy and the Shane-O-Mac package in the WWE Shop. Winning at the pay-per-view continues the storyline.

Rey congratulates you on your victory on the next episode of Smackdown. Before he can ask for a title match, Teddy Long interrupts and agrees to a champion versus champion match--except no titles are at stake. Not exactly what Rey was hoping for! Teddy Long schedules a ladder match and also plans more matches against Undertaker and Benoit in the next few weeks to determine which superstar will face you at the Royal Rumble.

You face Undertaker in a singles match. In another match the same night, Benoit puts Rey in the crippler crossface and doesn’t let up the hold even after Mysterio taps out. Next week, Teddy is still trying to find that perfect match for the Royal Rumble and now pits you against Chris Benoit in a singles match. In the other match, the Undertaker crushes Mysterio. Perhaps he’s not ready for primetime, though he does get in some nice attacks after the match concludes.

Teddy’s thinking of a triple threat for the title at the Royal Rumble. In the meantime, it’s a tornado tag match against Benoit and Undertaker with Mysterio as your partner. In a tornado tag, all participants are in the ring at the same time. This makes it much easier to go for a tap out of pin as your partner can occupy the other opponent.

Taker tries to get some payback on Rey after the match. In the end, Rey goes after all three of you guys: he even pulls of a 619 against you. He’s determined to prove he belongs in a match against the big boys-Mysterio demands that Teddy Long make the match a fatal four-way. So finally at the Royal Rumble, it’s a world title event: fatal four-way versus Rey Mysterio, Chris Benoit, and the Undertaker.

Having Rey in a fatal four-way is both a blessing and a curse (depending on your superstar selection, of course). Rey is a cruiserweight; he’s fast but relatively weak compared to Undertaker and other heavyweights. You can focus your attacks on Rey but it may allow Benoit or Undertaker to score an easy pin on the weakened cruiserweight. Another strategy could be to keep Rey healthy and focus attacks on the Undertaker and Benoit so both are heavily damaged by the time you want to pin Rey.

Win the match to retain your title. You do not unlock the Royal Rumble trophy or the Stone Cold package in the WWE shop however; you can only unlock those by completing the Royal Rumble storyline with a rumble victory.

Misterrrr... MARK HENRY!

This storyline leads to the Armageddon pay-per-view event. You will encounter this story if you aren’t champion or eligible for a title shot. You face Ken Kennedy in a singles match to open this storyline-enjoy some verbal bashing from Ken Kennedy and his personalized introduction.

The following week it’s Mark Henry with Ken Kennedy serving as manager. Once again, Ken Kennedy dishes out a verbal throwdown in his introduction as you make your way to the squared circle. After the match you’ll suffer a vicious beatdown at the hands of Kennedy and Henry. Apparently you didn’t respect Kennedy enough!

Teddy Long decides you need some backup so he partners you with another Smackdown superstar to battle Ken Kennedy and Mark Henry in a tag team match. Ole big mouth performs another pre-match routine. Win the match and get some post-match revenge against Kennedy and his big mouth.

Mark Henry is strong and durable. Use a table finisher to win the match in impressive fashion.

The following week is you versus Mark Henry in a table match. To win a table match, you must slam your opponent through a table. The table can be standing in the middle of the ring, outside the ring, or even propped up against a turnbuckle-pretty much like what happens to Ken Kennedy before the match. Store a finishing move and drag Henry to the standing table and perform a finisher through the table for the victory.

The match at Armageddon is a triple threat match against Ken Kennedy and Mark Henry. Follow typical triple threat strategy. Henry is much stronger than Kennedy so avoid getting into strong grapple wars with the big guy. Focus attacks on Kennedy and try to get Henry out of the picture by tossing him out of the ring or performing a finishing move to keep him on the mat for an extended period of time. Win at Armageddon to unlock the Armageddon trophy and unlock the Shane-O-Mac Package in the WWE shop.

The Royal Rumble

Teddy Long accidentally left you off the entrants list to the Royal Rumble. However, there’s a Smackdown superstar (JBL or Randy Orton depending on your selected superstar) who’s angry he’s been designated as the number one entry-Teddy figures if he doesn’t want it, you can take it!

You’ll participate in a singles matches to move up in rumble entries. The closer you are to the last man in the ring, the better your chances of winning the Royal Rumble! Next week it’s a triple threat no-disqualification match with rumble entry numbers on the line. Win the match and you’ll move up but not as high as you thought: turns out that #29 entry was actually a #9 entry. Still, you captured #13 and are almost halfway to the last few rumble entries.

The next battle is a four-man battle royal: the longer you stay in the match, the better your rumble entry will be. The winner of the match has their entry number increased by ten places. All losers of the match have their numbers lowered by places. After the match you learn all your hard work might be for naught-Teddy may have had no legal right to give you the number one entry.

Before the rumble you must complete one more match against the former number one entry. It’s a ladder match. Lose this match and you miss out on the Royal Rumble!

Winning the Royal Rumble awards a title shot at WrestleMania.

The main event of this storyline is the 30-man Royal Rumble. Your entry number will be dependent on how you performed during the storyline. Enjoy the on-screen action and wait for your opportunity to enter the ring. Once inside the ring, avoid big confrontations. Keep away from the ropes and look for opportunities to double-team competitors. When you see an opponent on the apron, go for a grapple to lower the wrestler’s ring-out meter.

When the rumble is down to the last few competitors, try to eliminate the healthier opponents if possible. You can gain a big advantage by battling the weakest opponent in the final one-on-one battle for the rumble victory. Irish whip the opponent near the ropes to send him onto the apron. Perform a grapple and button mash to lower the ring-out meter. Keep a stored finisher at all times to counter an attempt to push you off the apron.

This is the only season opportunity to win the rumble so it’s the only way to unlock Stone Cold Steve Austin in the WWE shop. Winning the rumble also makes you the number one contender at gives a title shot at WrestleMania. You are sent to the Bounty Hunter: The Hunted storyline to defend your contender status. Winning the Royal Rumble and unlock the Royal Rumble trophy and the Stone Cold package in the WWE shop.

Chivalry

This storyline appears if you aren’t champion and you don’t win the Royal Rumble. It leads to the No Way Out pay-per-view event. The number one contender for the title will be decided at No Way Out-you’re one of the participants in this upcoming fatal four-way match. In the opening match you battle Matt Hardy and Bobbly Lashley; your partner is Randy Orton. These are your opponents in the upcoming contender match.

Randy Orton is harassing Jillian Hall-Bobby Lashley comes to her rescue. Next you battle in a singles match against Matt Hardy. After the match, Lashley is attacked and injured-was it Orton or does he have an alibi? Several superstars go to Theodore Long to get to the bottom of what happened. Meanwhile, you and Matt Hardy take on Orton in a handicap "one on tag" match. Finally you have the advantage!

It turns out Jillian’s behind the attacks...she’s just helping Randy Orton win his number one contender match at No Way Out.

Matt’s been ambushed and Jillian nearly strikes you with a lead pipe! Aha...that explains things. Looks like Randy’s competitors in the upcoming fatal four-way are being systematically ambushed! Teddy decides to make the No Way Out pay-per-view match a mixed tag team against Randy and Jillian (your partner is Melina). First, you battle Randy in a singles match to promote the upcoming event and then control Melina in her singles match against Jillian.

The winner of the mixed tag becomes number one contender. Complete this match like a standard tag team match. If Jillian sneaks into the ring, perform some maneuvers on her; your strength means she’ll inflict big damage in a short period of time. Losing this match sends you to the Hollywood Goes WrestleMania storyline; win the match to proceed to either the Bride of Kane or the United We Stand storyline depending on your superstar selection.

Hollywood Goes WrestleMania

You will encounter this storyline if you fail to win the number one contender mixed tag match at No Way Out or lose the title at No Way Out. This storyline leads up to WrestleMania. You begin in a singles match against Rey Mysterio. After the match, Rey suggests teaming up and going for the tag team titles. Speaking of, MNM (Mercury, Nitro, and Melina) the current tag team champions enter on stage and show off the belts.

Teddy Long sets up a non-title tag team match the following Smackdown: you and Rey against MNM. It’s a chance to go to WrestleMania as the number one contender. Unfortunately, MNM emerge totally hung over from too much Hollywood partying (allegedly). Instead you face off against Psicosis and Super Crazy.

Finally the number one contender tag team match has arrived! Not quite. Now Mercury emerges under the weather-or acting-while Nitro name drops. So instead, the next battle is a singles match against Nitro with Rey Mysterio serving as your manager and Mercury at ringside to help Nitro.

If you want a shot at the tag titles, you’re going to have to put up with the antics of MNM.

It’s the last Smackdown before WrestleMania...and there’s another excuse. Apparently Melina isn’t around and you were contracted to battle MNM, which includes her. But Teddy Long interrupts-the match goes on! Win the match and become the number one contender leading into WrestleMania.

The tag team championship match becomes a tornado tag ladder match. This match is pure blissful chaos. Ignore the belt for now and work on inflicting as much pain on Mercury and Nitro as possible. Getting up a ladder and snagging a belt is hard enough but having to contend with two opponents hitting, moving, and climbing the ladder can be a challenge. Consider dragging one outside the ring and allow Rey to handle the ladder. But if he gets thrown off the ladder, you must get into the ring quickly to prevent a win by MNM.

Bounty Hunter: The Hunted

This storyline occurs if you win the Royal Rumble, which makes you the number one contender for the World Heavyweight championship. This story leads to the No Way Out pay-per-view.

There’s a price on your head! There’s still animosity about how things went down surrounding the Royal Rumble. The storyline opens with a singles match. Your superstar opponent depends on which wrestler you’ve selected. Expect to be ambushed after winning the match-looks like they’re hoping to collect on the bounty. Fortunately the superstar you just wrestled saves you...for now.

Check your voice messages after the match and you can choose to help the superstar who saved you or let him fight his own battles. You’re not a heel though right? Make your selection. He’s battling the guys who tried to collect the bounty so it might be wise to make friends. As manager, you can sneak in the ring and help him out or just take out the other manager the entire match. Send him over to the announcer’s table!

Tip: If you leave your new friend on his own, you see a cut scene of his utter annihilation-and abuse at the hands of a trashcan. You’re then left alone in singles matches against the guys seeking the bounty. The one-time rescuer decides not to provide assistance. The No Way Out match remains the same, though-you can make amends with your rescuer and still give him the title shot.

The following week, if you chose to help your new superstar friend, he’ll assist you and serve as manager (you’ll battle the bounty seeker who managed the last match). The bounty remains up for grabs. You decide to put your number one contender status up for grabs at the No Mercy pay-per-view.

This storyline can be extremely profitable if you accept and win the huge bounty on your head.

After the announcement, you can decide to battle your attacker at No Way Out but face the bounty seekers alone or give your new friend a shot at No Way Out and he’ll help you tonight. Why not maintain the friendship? If you don’t the match becomes a one on tag match. Still, the friendship won’t last long anyhow cause you will become adversaries at No Way Out!

Look for the $100,000 bounty match at No Way Out (against your original accuser) to be a steel cage match. It’s worth taking because that cash is added to your WWE cash, which can be spent at the WWE shop! Maintain the number one contender status and you’re sent to the Bride of Kane storyline.

Bride of Kane

You enter this storyline as the number one contender for the World Heavyweight championship. This storyline leads to WrestleMania and the completion of the Smackdown season. Check your messages-Melina can’t wait to manage you tonight. You face off in a standard singles match against a Smackdown competitor; Melina serves at ringside as your manager.

After the match, while Melina bats her eyelashes in your direction, the Undertaker makes an ominous appearance. Oh, and Kane (a RAW superstar), emerges in the ring and hits you with a choke slam. Kane is protecting his brother from the number one contender! And Melina has disappeared!

Compete in another singles match, this time against Ken Kennedy; after the match, the Undertaker appears on screen while Kane and the captured Melina appear on stage. You can’t get her back yet.

Kane has captured your girlfriend. Get revenge in the parking lot!

Teddy Long suggests ambushing Kane in the parking lot. The next match is a parking lot brawl against Kane. You must win this match by knockout so use maneuvers that inflict damage on Kane’s head. Irish whip Kane into the vehicles forming the combat arena; perform a grapple on the dazed Kane to perform special environmental moves.

Kane is growing attached to Melina. After Kane calls Undertaker out, you ambush Kane in the ring with a handy steel chair. Girlfriend rescued! Battle Kane in a singles match as a precursor to the WrestleMania main event.

The WrestleMania main event is a triple threat Hell in the Cell match: you versus Kane versus Undertaker. Bust open the cell’s gate and climb to the top. Expect Kane and Undertaker to follow. Allow these competitors to battle on the top of the cell. It probably won’t take long for one to topple to the arena floor.

Help them along with strikes, grapples, or even an ultimate control move. Following to the arena floor inflicts big damage. If both hit the floor, climb down the cage and go for the pin. Winning this match unlocks the WrestleMania trophy, the WrestleMania arena, and the Immortal package in the WWE shop.

United We Stand

You encounter this storyline if you win the Royal Rumble or become number one contender at No Way Out and have selected Undertaker, Kane, or Ken Kennedy as your superstar. You and Batista sign WrestleMania contracts on that night’s Smackdown-a couple RAW superstars, Edge and Chris Masters, interrupt the signing.

Next week you journey to RAW and aid Batista as manager in his match against Chris Masters; it’s immediately followed by another match where you battle Edge and Batista stays at ringside to be your manager. Complete another singles match the next week on Smackdown.

Although once allies in defending the brand against RAW, you now must face Batista for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania.

Check your messages and Edge from RAW offers an interesting proposition. You’re seeking Batista’s gold so it might be in your interest to let the RAW superstars attack the current Smackdown champion. Then again, united we stand, right? Choose to help Batista or ignore the message and allow the attack to happen.

That night Batista is ambushed in the parking garage. If you choose to help him, you fight off the ambush from Masters and Edge. Unfortunately, a dazed Batista power bombs you onto a car thinking you were one of the attackers. Batista apologizes with a voice message and you team up in a tornado tag against Edge and Masters.

Complete the storyline in a singles match against Batista for the World Heavyweight championship at WrestleMania. Batista is strong but there’s no match gimmick here. Defeat your former ally against the RAW invasion and capture the title.

The Road to WrestleMania

This storyline occurs if you are the current champion; it leads to the No Way Out and WrestleMania pay-per-views. On the first night of this storyline, you battle Batista in a singles match; Batista is hoping to become the number one contender for your title.

A cut scene interrupts the pinfall. Randy Orton arrives with a steel chair and eliminates the referee. Batista was hoping to win the match but Orton made sure that couldn’t happen-Randy wants to be the number one contender. After the match, Teddy Long names Batista the number one contender based on Orton’s actions.

Despite what went down, you face off against Orton the following week in a singles match. After the match, Randy Orton beats you around. Batista arrives to essentially watch and does nothing to help you. Teddy Long decides to put you in a tune-up match against Finlay.

The following week it’s a triple threat against Batista and Randy Orton to promote the upcoming No Way Out pay-per-view. More post match theatrics from Orton and Batista after the match. Orton nails you with an RKO while Batista just sits back and enjoys the carnage.

The No Way Out pay-per-view arrives and it’s a singles match against Batista. But unfortunately just before the match, an unknown assailant attacks you with a lead pipe. You will be going into the match injured-a head that’s already in red damage!

Starting the match heavily damaged against one of the strongest superstars in the game is a true challenge. Keep Batista at a distance and maintain your stamina so the former champ doesn’t get easy strikes and grapples against your sluggish body. Winning at No Way Out unlocks the No Way Out trophy, No Way Out arena, and the Color Commentary Package at the WWE shop. You also continue the storyline as champion; if you lose, you continue to another story as just another wrestler heading into WrestleMania.

Stephanie McMahon assures you that the company takes the attack against you very seriously. She assigns a bodyguard to protect you: Bobby Lashley. Stephanie believes there are only two suspects in the pipe assault: Randy Orton and Batista. She asks which superstar is your top suspect. Which superstar you chose won’t be pleased! Just check out those messages!

Find out which Smackdown star assaulted you before No Way Out. Was it Batista or Randy Orton?

That night on Smackdown you face off in a tag team match against Randy Orton and Batista; your partner is your new bodyguard, Bobby Lashley. The next match is against either Batista or Orton (depending on who you chose to investigate) with Bobby Lashley as your manager. The next match is against Batista or Orton again with Bobby Lashley in your corner as manager.

As you sign the WrestleMania contract, your opponent admits to being the one to attack you before No Way Out. The other runs from backstage; both tear apart Bobby Lashley like he’s not even standing there. The Smackdown episode ends with a one on tag match against both Batista and Randy Orton.

Your opponent in the WrestleMania match depends on which superstar you selected to investigate. The other serves at ringside as a manager. Winning at WrestleMania unlocks the WrestleMania trophy, the WrestleMania arena, and the Immortals package in the WWE shop. This completes the Smackdown season; if you began on Smackdown you are transferred to RAW.

Rescue the Princess

You’ll encounter this storyline if you are using a wrestler that’s part of another storyline (since this storyline uses legends) and if you possess or are going for the belt. Vince McMahon plans a "legends" initiative, though Stephanie "the million dollar princess" doesn’t seem to agree. Today’s fans don’t want to see legends; they want to see today’s superstars. Start the singles match against the legend: old school versus new school!

Vince continues to push his initiative and puts you in a handicap match against two of his handpicked legends to be fought on Smackdown. Stephanie hopes to find a Smackdown superstar to even the odds and make it a tag team match.

Tip: This walk-through and Legend’s End is duplicated in the RAW Storylines section of this game guide. Rescue the Princess and Legend’s End feature WWE legends and will be encountered if your selected wrestler plays an integral role in another storyline.

The following week, Vince books a six-man legends battle royal (you included). Competitors are eliminated by pinfall; be the last man in the ring! You can allow the other legends to fight while you remain back and take your opportunities. Vince arrives on stage after the match: he has a few more legend matches up his sleeve. Next week you’ll join Smackdown for a six-man elimination tag team match followed by a title match against yet another legend. Vince is serious about his initiative!

On Smackdown, Vince and Stephanie have another tiff-old school versus new school continues. Stephanie offers a choice of tag team partners: a couple RAW or Smackdown superstars to join you against the legends. Choose your partners and face the old school.

The title match arrives-it’s a steel cage match against the legend. Win by escaping through the door or over the top of the cage. Inflict heavy damage and perform a finishing move to keep your opponent down as long as possible before attempting to climb out of the cage.

Legend’s End

You’ll encounter this storyline if you aren’t champion or going for the title but have selected a wrestler that’s used in a vital role for another story. The storyline begins with a singles match against a superstar on the rival brand. Checking your e-mail reveals a message from the legendary Mick Foley-who gets crushed in a legends exhibition match in the following cut scene. Back in the locker room, check your e-mail again; Vince offers you a choice of your next match.

Vince wants to right some of the wrongs in that previous legends exhibition. You can take on both legends in a handicap match or one legend in a no-disqualification match. Mick Foley, swinging a crutch, saves you from a legends ambush.

Who’s playing whom in Legend’s End? Can you trust Mick Foley or is he faking this feud with Piper?

The next week you’re partnered with another superstar and face both legends in a tag team match. More post-match steel chair shenanigans ensue. The next week you battle Piper in a singles match. It’s time for a new betrayal! After the match, Mick Foley, once again with crutch in hand, decides to crack you in the back. It turns out Piper and Foley were in cahoots the entire time.

Check your messages and choose to accept Bigelow’s offer of help or remember that he hit you with a chair also and refuse his assistance. Refusing help means battling Piper and Foley alone in a one-on-two handicap match. If you team with Bigelow, expect the finale to be old school-style, tornado tag in a steel cage.

Chapter 5: Challenge Mode

The challenge mode returns in this year’s Smackdown vs. RAW. Complete the challenges for cash as well as a few locker room unlockables. Check the small tabletop machine on the bar in the locker room to view the various superstar challenges. You can view the legend challenges for any WWE legends you have currently unlocked.

You can give yourself a leg up on these challenges by adjusting computer A.I. in the options menu (lower all of the sliders to nothing) or even altering the size and moves of your opponents.

Superstar Challenges

The following table reveals the superstar challenges, cash rewards, match types, and opponents.

CHALLENGECASH REWARDMATCH TYPEPLAYEROPPONENT(S)
WrestleMania 22 Rematch$1,500Triple ThreatRey MysterioKurt Angle, Randy Orton
Legend Killer - RIP!$1,200Hell in a Cell, SingleUndertakerRandy Orton
Lashing out at the Masterpiece!$1,200Single, No ManagerBobby LashleyChris Masters
Royal Rumble Rematch$1,200Single, No Manger vs. w/ ManagerJohn CenaEdge, with Lita
Settling the Score!$1,200Backstage Brawls, Parking Lot BrawlMatt HardyEdge
Mexicool or Mexifools!$2,100Elimination Tag, Tornado TagSuper Crazy (w/ Psicosis)Undertaker, Kane
Huge Stepping Stone?$1,200Steel Cage, SingleThe Great KhaliUndertaker
Psycho Diva$1,500Single, No ManagerMickie JamesTrish Stratus
Smackdown! vs. RAW$1,800Elimination Tag, Normal 6-Man TagBatista (w/ Bobby Lashley and Chris Benoit)John Cena, Shawn Michaels, and Umaga
WWE Fantasy Match$1,500Ironman, Single 10-minute IronmanBobby LashleyBatista
Return of the phat boys!$1,200First Blood, SingleMark HenryViscera
Cruiserweight Invitational$1,800Battle Royal, 6-Man Battle RoyalKid NashSuper Crazy, Psicosis, Rey Mysterio, Chavo Guerrero, and Gregory Helms
Thousand Worms$1,200Lastman Standing, SingleThe BoogymanBooker T
M vs. N & M$1,200Handicap, One on TwoJoey MercuryJohnny Nitro, Melina
Judgment Day Rematch$1,500Single, No ManagerRey MysterioJBL

Legend Challenges

The following chart details the legend challenges, cash rewards, match types, and opponents.

Tip: If you beat all the challenges, a special challenge becomes available. To receive the $7,500 reward, you must defeat Khali and Mickie James. That’s right, beat an Ultra Heavyweight with a Diva! It’s a daunting task but you can gain a big advantage by reducing A.I. sliders and even editing Khali’s move set. Give him diva moves!

CHALLENGECASH REWARDMATCH TYPEPLAYEROPPONENT(S)
WrestleMania 22 Rematch$3,000Hardcore, SingleEdgeMick Foley
Reigniting the Feud$3,000Hardcore, SingleShane McMahonShawn Michaels
A Piece of Wrestling Perfection$3,000Single, No ManagerMr. PerfectChris Masters
Cabanna Pit Party$3,000Single, No ManagerRoddy PiperCarlito
Personality Disorder$4,500Handicap, One on ThreeDude LoveMick Foley, Cactus Jack, Mankind
No Room to Stretch$3,800Triple ThreatBam Bam BigelowViscera, Mark Henry
True American Heroes$3,000Single, No ManagerDusty RhodesJBL
EC Dub vs. WWE$4,500Elimination Tag, Tornado 6-Man TagTazz, Kurt Angle, RVDJBL, Chris Benoit, Carlito
Texas Rattlesnake Unleashed!$3,000Backstage Brawl, Bar BrawlSteve AustinJBL
Clash of the Commentators$3,800Single, No ManagerJerry LawlerTazz
One More Match!$3,000Single, No ManagerHulk HoganJohn Cena
Boxoffice Superstars$4,500Fatal 4-WayThe RockJohn Cena, Triple H, Kane
Hart Foundation vs. DX$3,000Tag Team, Normal TagBret Hart, Jim NeidhartTriple H, Shawn Michaels
Rock and Sock vs. "The Anvil" and Bret$3,800Steel Cage, Tornado TagRock, MankindJim Neidhart, Bret Hart
Now that’s sports entertainment!$4,000Elimination Chamber, Normal 6-Man ChamberRandy OrtonStone Cold, The Rock, Hulk Hogan, John Cena, Batista

Chapter 6: WWE Shop and Unlockables

The following tables compile available items and related prices in the WWE and Locker Room shops.

WWE Shop

Legend Superstar

Unlock the WWE Legend superstars for use in Exhibition mode.

ITEMUNLOCK BYPRICE
Bret HartWinning the Survivor Series Trophy$12,000
The Anvil Jim NeidhartWinning the Survivor Series Trophy$12,000
Hulk HoganWinning the WrestleMania Trophy$12,000
Stone Cold Steve AustinWinning the Royal Rumble Trophy$12,000
The RockWinning the WrestleMania Trophy$12,000
MankindWinning the SummerSlam Trophy$12,000
Cactus JackWinning the SummerSlam Trophy$12,000
Dude LoveWinning the SummerSlam Trophy$12,000
Rowdy Roddy PiperUnlocked at start$12,000
Bam Bam BigelowWinning the Unforgiven Trophy$12,000
Mr. PerfectWinning the Backlash Trophy$12,000
Dusty RhodesUnlocked at start$12,000
Shane McMahonWinning the Armageddon Trophy$12,000
Jerry "The King" LawlerWinning the No Way Out Trophy$10,000
TazzWinning the No Way Out Trophy$10,000

Legend Championship

ITEMUNLOCK BYPRICE
Smoking Skull ChampionshipWinning the Royal Rumble Trophy$5,000
n.W.o. Championship DesignWinning the SummerSlam Trophy$3,500

Another Costume

ITEMPRICE
Triple H Suit$4,000
JBL Suit$5,000
Masked Kane$4,000

Etc.

ITEMUNLOCK BYPRICE
Move-setsUnlocked at start$3,000
Diva Loading ScreensWinning the No Mercy Trophy$3,500
D-X Stable entrance animationWinning the Vengeance Trophy$3,500

Locker Room Shop

Lighting

ITEMPRICE
Skull Chandelier$1,000
Antler Chandelier$1,000

Decorations

ITEMPRICE
Basketball Hoop$1,500
Electric Guitar$1,200
Classic Guitar$1,200
Armor$2,000
Gum Ball Machine$1,000
WrestleMania Street Sign$500
Megaphone$500
Cena Jersey$1,500
Orton Jersey$1,500
Mysterio Jersey$1,500
Undertaker Jersey$1,500
Triple H Jersey$1,500
Neon light1$500
Neon light2$500
Hogan Trashcan$1,000
Trish Cut-Out$1,500
Mickie Cut-Out$1,500
Torrie Cut-Out$1,500
Candice Cut-Out$1,500
Hogan’s hanging boas$1,500
Shane O’ Mac Jersey$1,500
Diva Clock$1,000

Furniture

ITEMPRICE
Bed$2,500
Pool Table$2,500
Aquarium$4,000
Motorcycle$4,000
Mini-Ring$3,000
Chris Masters Statue$3,500
Poker Coffee Table$2,000
Pirate Coffee Table$2,000
Casket Couch$4,000
Pink Furry Couch$2,000
Yin Yang Rug$1,000
Carlito Apple Rug$1,500
Trucker Girl Rug$1,500
Bear Rug$2,500
Tiger Rug$2,500

Poster

ITEMPRICE
ECW Logo$500
n.W.o. Poster$500
Triple H Poster 1$700
Edge Poster$700
Carlito Poster 1$700
Undertaker Poster$700
Kurt Angle Poster$700
Rob Van Dam Poster$700
Ken Kennedy Poster$700
Cena Poster 1$700
Rey Mysterio Poster$700
Randy Orton Poster 1$700
Cena Poster 2$700
Triple H Poster 2$700
Randy Orton Poster 2$700
Evolution Poster$700
Batista Poster$700
Eddie Guerrero Poster$700
Carlito Poster 2$700
Ric Flair Poster$700
Stone Cold 1$700
Stone Cold 2$700
Cactus Jack$700
Mankind$700
Bret Hart$700
The Rock$700
Hulkamania Poster$700
D-X Poster$700
Melina Splits Poster$700
Melina Poster$700
Candice Poster 1$700
Candice Poster 2$700
Trish Poster 1$700
Trish Poster 2$700
Torrie Poster 1$700
Torrie Poster 2$700
Mickie James Poster 1$700
Mickie James Poster 2$700
Lita Poster 1$700
Lita Poster 2$700
Jillian Hall Poster$700

Banner

ITEMPRICE
ECW Banner$1,500
Rey Mysterio Banner$1,500
Kurt Angle Banner$1,500
Undertaker Banner$1,500
Batista Banner$1,500
John Cena Banner$1,500
Edge Banner$1,500
Triple H Banner$1,500
HBK Banner$1,500
Eddie Banner$1,500
RVD Banner$1,500
Booker T Banner$1,500
The Boogeyman Banner$1,500
Stone Cold Banner$1,500
Bret Hart Banner$1,500
The Rock Banner$1,500
Hulk Hogan Banner$1,500
D-X Banner$1,500
Trish Banner$1,500
Torrie Wilson Banner$1,500
Lita Banner$1,500
Melina Banner$1,500
Mickie Banner$1,500
Candice Banner$1,500

Collectibles

ITEMPRICE
Booker T on King of the Ring Figure$4,000
The Boogeyman’s Alarm Clock$2,000
Mysterio’s Headdress$3,000
Burchill’s Treasure Chest$2,000
Cena’s chain medal$3,500
Kurt’s medal$3,500
JBL Cash$3,000
RVD’s Money in the Bank$2,000
Steveweiser$2,000
Rock vs. Hogan Figure$4,000
D-X Figure$4,000
Edge and Lita Figure$4,000
King’s Crown$3,000
Chloe$2,000

Purchasing the Move Sets from the "Etc." section of the WWE shop adds additional move sets for your created wrestlers. These are sets of WWE superstars (or former) not included in the game. Here are some of them: Ultimate Warrior (25), Chris Jericho (8), Goldberg (17), Rhyno (9), Eugene (1).

Arenas

Unlock the various arenas by winning the pay-per-view matches at those venues in season mode. There are a couple additional arenas that you must unlock through other means.

ECW One Night Stand: Win a Money in the Bank match on Legend Difficulty.

Saturday Night Main Event: Win the Superstar Challenge Trophy.

Check the upstairs of the locker room for additional unlockables in Smackdown vs. RAW 2007. There’s a belt and trophy case that will feature various items unlocked through season mode and challenges.

Belt Case

Smoking Skull Championship: Obtain the Royal Rumble Trophy and then purchase this item form the WWE Shop. The Million Dollar Championship: Obtain the Legend Challenge Trophy. Hardcore Championship: Obtain the Superstar Challenge Trophy. WWE Championship: Unlock by defending the WWE Championship at Unforgiven. World Heavyweight Championship: Unlock by defending the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania.

Tip: Win the General Manager of the Year Trophy to unlock a handy extra: unlimited experience points for your created wrestlers.

Trophy Case

General Manager Award Trophy: Obtain General Manager Award in General Manager Mode. Superstar Challenge Trophy: Clear Superstar level in Challenge Mode. Legend Challenge Trophy: Clear Legend level in Challenge Mode. Money in the Bank Trophy: Win the Money in the Bank Match in Exhibition Mode on Legend Difficulty. SummerSlam Trophy: Win at SummerSlam in Season Mode. Survivor Series Trophy: Win at Survivor Series in Season Mode. Royal Rumble Trophy: Win the Royal Rumble Match in Season Mode. WrestleMania Trophy: Win at WrestleMania 22 in Season Mode. Backlash Trophy: Win at Backlash in Season Mode. Vengeance Trophy: Win at Vengeance in Season Mode. Armageddon Trophy: Win at Armageddon in Season Mode. Unforgiven Trophy: Win at Unforgiven in Season Mode. No Mercy Trophy: Win at No Mercy in Season Mode. No Way Out Trophy: Win at No Way Out in Season Mode.

Chapter 7: Xbox 360 Achievements

The table below reveals all Xbox 360 achievements, descriptions, and corresponding points.

NAMEDESCRIPTIONPOINTS
Season Mode JobberComplete Season Mode on easy or normal difficulty.50
Season Mode VeteranComplete Season Mode on hard difficulty.100
Season Mode LegendComplete Season Mode on legend difficulty.100
New HireComplete on full year of General Manager mode.50
Employee of the YearWin the General Manager of the Year Trophy100
Royal Rumble RookieWin a 10 Man Exhibition Royal Rumble as the #1 entrant on any difficulty setting.10
Royal Rumble JobberWin a 15 Man Exhibition Royal Rumble as the #1 entrant on any difficulty.20
Royal Rumble VeteranWin a 20 Man Exhibition Royal Rumble as the #1 entrance on hard difficulty.20
Royal Rumble ProWin a 25 Man Exhibition Royal Rumble as the #1 entrant on hard difficulty.20
Royal Rumble LegendWin a 30 Man Exhibition Royal Rumble as the #1 entrant on legend difficulty.20
In Ring JourneymanWin at least one match using every Superstar on the roster on any difficulty setting.10
In Ring TechnicianDefeat every Superstar on the roster by pin or submission at least once on hard difficulty.10
Complete Domination!Defeat every Superstar on the roster at least once on legend difficulty.20
Championship Gold!Unlock every WWE Championship title.30
Those Who Paved the WayUnlock every WWE Legend.20
Way Past JobberWin 50 matches on any difficulty setting.20
Seasoned VetWin 100 matches on any difficulty setting.50
Online Rising StarWin 20 matches online.10
Online VeteranWin 50 matches online.30
Online Blue ChipperWin 20 consecutive online matches.40
Certified Online SuperstarWin 50 consecutive online matches.70
A Fighting Online ChampionDefend your created Championship 20 times online.60
Let It Reign!Defend your created Championship 50 times online.100
Crown us the Champion!Create a Tag Team Championship in Create-A-Championship mode (Secret Achievement).10
Self Anointed ChampionCreate a singles Championship in Create-A-Championship mode (Secret Achievement).10
With Friends Like These...Create an original stable of Superstars in Create-A-Stable mode (Secret Achievement).5
Mr. PPVCreate an original PPV event in Create-A-PPV mode (Secret Achievement).5
Curtain CallCreate an original entrance in Create-An-Entrance mode (Secret Achievement).5
Let the Creative Juices FlowCreate on original Superstar using the Create-A-Superstar mode (Secret Achievement).5

There are a couple tricks to gain easy achievement points. Complete season mode on any difficulty level and save the game after completing the WrestleMania storyline on the second brand (for instance once you are traded to RAW or Smackdown). After saving, begin the week and you will view the credits. The achievement that corresponds to your difficulty level will now unlock.

While the credits roll, turn off the Xbox 360 and reboot Smackdown vs. RAW. Return to season mode and continue the game. You will return to your saved game before the credits. Change the difficulty level to another level (one associated with another achievement) and begin the week again. While the credits run, you will see another achievement unlock. Repeat these actions for the last difficulty level for easy gamerscore points.

Chapter 7: Xbox 360 Achievements

The table below reveals all Xbox 360 achievements, descriptions, and corresponding points.

NAMEDESCRIPTIONPOINTS
Season Mode JobberComplete Season Mode on easy or normal difficulty.50
Season Mode VeteranComplete Season Mode on hard difficulty.100
Season Mode LegendComplete Season Mode on legend difficulty.100
New HireComplete on full year of General Manager mode.50
Employee of the YearWin the General Manager of the Year Trophy100
Royal Rumble RookieWin a 10 Man Exhibition Royal Rumble as the #1 entrant on any difficulty setting.10
Royal Rumble JobberWin a 15 Man Exhibition Royal Rumble as the #1 entrant on any difficulty.20
Royal Rumble VeteranWin a 20 Man Exhibition Royal Rumble as the #1 entrance on hard difficulty.20
Royal Rumble ProWin a 25 Man Exhibition Royal Rumble as the #1 entrant on hard difficulty.20
Royal Rumble LegendWin a 30 Man Exhibition Royal Rumble as the #1 entrant on legend difficulty.20
In Ring JourneymanWin at least one match using every Superstar on the roster on any difficulty setting.10
In Ring TechnicianDefeat every Superstar on the roster by pin or submission at least once on hard difficulty.10
Complete Domination!Defeat every Superstar on the roster at least once on legend difficulty.20
Championship Gold!Unlock every WWE Championship title.30
Those Who Paved the WayUnlock every WWE Legend.20
Way Past JobberWin 50 matches on any difficulty setting.20
Seasoned VetWin 100 matches on any difficulty setting.50
Online Rising StarWin 20 matches online.10
Online VeteranWin 50 matches online.30
Online Blue ChipperWin 20 consecutive online matches.40
Certified Online SuperstarWin 50 consecutive online matches.70
A Fighting Online ChampionDefend your created Championship 20 times online.60
Let It Reign!Defend your created Championship 50 times online.100
Crown us the Champion!Create a Tag Team Championship in Create-A-Championship mode (Secret Achievement).10
Self Anointed ChampionCreate a singles Championship in Create-A-Championship mode (Secret Achievement).10
With Friends Like These...Create an original stable of Superstars in Create-A-Stable mode (Secret Achievement).5
Mr. PPVCreate an original PPV event in Create-A-PPV mode (Secret Achievement).5
Curtain CallCreate an original entrance in Create-An-Entrance mode (Secret Achievement).5
Let the Creative Juices FlowCreate on original Superstar using the Create-A-Superstar mode (Secret Achievement).5

There are a couple tricks to gain easy achievement points. Complete season mode on any difficulty level and save the game after completing the WrestleMania storyline on the second brand (for instance once you are traded to RAW or Smackdown). After saving, begin the week and you will view the credits. The achievement that corresponds to your difficulty level will now unlock.

While the credits roll, turn off the Xbox 360 and reboot Smackdown vs. RAW. Return to season mode and continue the game. You will return to your saved game before the credits. Change the difficulty level to another level (one associated with another achievement) and begin the week again. While the credits run, you will see another achievement unlock. Repeat these actions for the last difficulty level for easy gamerscore points.

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