FINAL FIRE PRO WRESTLING

HIDDEN CHARACTERS LIST

version 1.2

authored by Michael Leal <maikutx at awesomenet dot net>
with contributions from many, many people. :)

This FAQ can be found on the following websites:
http://www.gamefaqs.com
http://www.neoseeker.com

If you want to use this FAQ on your site, e-mail me, or contact me via AIM
(nickname Maikeru1984)

This FAQ is not to be altered in any way, and if you wish to use information 
from it, please credit me, or at least put up a link to the FAQ.  It would be
very appreciated, considering I spent many hours of my life finding several
of the hidden characters.  I'd, at least, like to be acknowledged for that
work!

Final Fire Prowrestling is copyright Spike, 2002.

WHAT'S NEW?
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version 1.21, 8/9/02 : Added another site to the authorized website list, but
nothing else is new.
version 1.2, 8/7/02 : Added stuff here and there.  Nothing big.
version 1.1, 7/25/02 : A lot.  Moved characters around-- namely Gary Albright,
the Shiek, etc.  Corrected three names, as well.  I still need a fed for the
Gracie family, but I'm guessing it's PRIDE.
version 1.0, 7/22/02 : Everything!  Compiled information from GameFAQS board
and other contributions.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
0. INTRO, AND HOW TO UNLOCK HIDDENS
1. NEW JAPAN and TEAM 2000
2. ALL JAPAN
3. PRO WRESTLING NOAH
4. ZERO ONE
5. U.F.O.
6. FRONTIER MARTIAL-ARTS WRESTLING
7. MICHINOKU PURORESU
8. TORYUMON (ULTIMO DRAGON GYM)
9. WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT
10. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING / AMERICAN FREELANCE
11. AAA AND CMLL
12. FIGHTING NETWORK RINGS
13. PANCRASE FIGHTING
14. PRIDE
15. KAKUTOUGI / SHOOT FIGHTING FREELANCE
16. FREELANCE
17. LEGENDS
18. UNKNOWN FEDERATION, BUT EVIDENCE TO EXISTANCE

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0. HOW TO UNLOCK HIDDENS

Hiddens are mostly unlocked by way of the scouting option in Management of Ring.
It is the first option in the third menu of the mode-- essentially, you select
a scout, have them look around the world for wrestlers fitting a style, and you
might just get a new wrestler for the taking.  Some of them are rookis, such as
Kenzo Suzuki and Hiroshi Tanahashi, members of Kensuke Sasaki's Swing-Lows team,
but there are also legends to be had-- Hansen, Baba, Inoki, and others come to
mind.

The menu is like so:

Scout:  ???? - MP 600
        Devil Masa (Masa Saito, NJPW) - MP 500
        Richter Madness (???) - MP 400
        Willy ???(Wally Yamaguchi, AJPW) - MP 500
        Mr. Question (???) - MP 300
Style:  Strong (NJPW)
        Ouja / King's Road (AJPW and NOAH)
        Showman (Some members of FMW, WWE, WCW, many Americans)
        Stoic (Shootfighting style)
        Lucha Libre (Pretty self-explanatory; if not, then Mexican wrestling)
        Hardcore (Some of FMW, some of WWE [like the Dudley Boyz])
        Freestyle (Dedicated to winning.  The two former W.A.R. members seem to
        use this.)
        Any style (Anything.  It's not very useful, really)
Country:  Japan
          America
          Mexico
          Europe
          anywhere (Several wrestlers can only be found this way, it seems)
Months of searching: 1 to 12 months.  THe more time you dedicate, the better your
chances of getting a wrestler.  However, it also gets expensive, but...  if you're
successful enough, a few thousand bucks won't matter, right? ^_^

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1. NEW JAPAN and TEAM 2000

1.1. Antonio Inoki - How to get?  Unknown.  Has not been found.
FINISHER: Unknown.
POSSIBLY ALSO UNLOCKS: Strong-style title.
1.2. Riki Chosyu - How to get?  Unknown.  Has not been found.
FINISHER: Lariat (running A?)
1.3. Masa Saito - How to get?  Unknown.  Has not been found.
FINISHER: Unknown.
1.4. Kazuo Yamazaki - How to get?  Unknown.  Has not been found.
FINISHER: Unknown.
1.5. Tiger Mask - How to get?  Unknown.  Has not been found.
FINISHER: Unknown.
1.6. Koutetsu Yamamoto - How to get?  Complete training mode.
FINISHER: Diving Headbutt (post AB)
1.7. Kenzo Suzuki - How to get?  Scout Japan for a strong style wrestler.
FINISHER: Spear (running A)
1.8. Hiroshi Tanahashi - How to get?  Scout Japan for a strong style wrestler.
FINISHER: Half Hatch Suplex / Machine Suplex (grapple L/R+AB)
1.9. Masayuki Naruse - How to get?  Scout Japan for a strong style wrestler.
FINISHER: Rolling Chop (standing AB)
1.10. Giant Singh - How to get?  Unknown.
FINISHER: Unknown.
1.11. Super Strong Machine - How to get?  Search Japan for a Strong Style
wrestler.
FINISHER: Machine Suplex (? + AB)
1.12. Salman Hashmikov - How to get?  Search Europe for Strong style.
FINISHER: Water wheel takedown (L/R + AB)
Notes: This guy isn't well known, but he's the fifth IWGP champion in history.
He had the quickest ascention up the hierarchy of any major organization-- one
month to win the IWGP Heavyweight championship.
1.13. Giant Silva - How to get? Unknown.
FINISHER: Giant Press
1.14. Dick Murdoch - How to get?  Search America for Strong style.
FINISHER: Excruciatingly Slow Brainbuster (U + AB)
Note: I hate this finisher!  It's easily the worst looking and sounding move in
the game.
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2. ALL JAPAN PRO WRESTLING

2.1. Stan Hansen - How to get?  Scout America for a King's Road style
wrestler.
FINISHER: Western Lariat (running A)
2.2. Giant Baba - How to get?  Unknown.  Has not been found.
FINISHER: Running Neckbreaker (running A)
POSSIBLY ALSO UNLOCKS: The King's Road-style title
2.3 Jumbo Tsuruta - How to get?  Unknown.  Has not been found.
FINISHER: Original Backdrop (?)
2.4 Hiro Wajima - How to get?  Scout Japan for a King's Road style
wrestler.
FINISHER: Wajima Special (vs. running A)
2.5 Terry Gordy - How to get?  Scout America for a King's Road style wrestler.
FINISHER: Wild Bomb (?)
2.6 The Great Kabuki - How to get? Search Japan for an undetermined style.
FINISHER: Poison Mist (standing AB)
2.7. Gary Albright - How to get?  Search America for a King's Road style
wrestler.
FINISHER: Full Nelson Suplex (Back grapple up/down(?) + AB)
2.8. The Shiek - How to get?  Search elsewhere for Hardcore style.
FINISHER: Big Fire (standing AB)
ALSO UNLOCKS: The hardcore-style title
2.9. Giant Kamala - How to get?  No idea.
FINISHER: Again, no idea.
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3. PRO WRESTLING NOAH

3.1. Mike Modest - How to get?  Scout America for a Showman style wrestler.
FINISHER: Shubain (Up + AB)
3.2. Takashi Suguira - How to get?  Scout Japan for a King's Road style 
wrestler.
FINISHER: Karelin Lift (Down, Face Down, at head AB)

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4. ZERO ONE

4.1. Tom Howard - How to get?  Unknown, but has been found.
FINISHER: Unknown.

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5. U.F.O.

No hidden wrestlers found yet.

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6. FRONTIER MARTIAL-ARTS WRESTLING

6.1. Mammoth Sasaki - How to get?  Look in Japan for Hardcore or Stoic
style.
FINISHER: Head-Hold Lariat (fr. grapple AB)

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7. MICHINOKU PURORESU

No hidden wrestlers found yet.

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8. TORYUMON

8.1. Ultimo Dragon - How to get?  Unknown, but probably scout Japan for Lucha 
style.
FINISHER: Unknown.

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9. WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT

9.1. Shawn Michaels - How to get?  Unknown, but probably scout America for
Showman style.
FINISHER: Unknown, but probably Thrust Kick (Standing AB)
9.2. Mankind - How to get?  Unknown, but probably scout America for Hardcore 
style.
9.3. Buh Buh Ray Dudley - How to get?  Search America for Showman or Hardcore 
style.
FINISHER: Top Rope Powerbomb
9.4. D'Von Dudley - How to get?  Search America for Showman or Hardcore 
style.
FINISHER: Reverse Sheer Drop DDT
9.5. Yoshihiro Tajiri - How to get? Unknown, but is definately in-game.
FINISHER: Blade Kick (?)
9.6. Stacy Kiebler - How to get?  Search America for Showman style.
FINISHER: Axe Kick
9.7. William Regal - How to get?  Search Europe for Showman style.
FINISHER: Cross STF
9.8. Another WWE Female (Trish?) - How to get?  Search elsewhere for
Showman style.
FINISHER: Don't know...
9.9. Ric Flair - How to get?  Search America for Showman style, I
believe.  I also got him automatically, after year 2 in WCW.
FINISHER: Figure Four Leglock (opponent down, face up, AB at legs)
ALSO UNLOCKS: Showman-style title.
9.10. Dynamite Kid - How to get?  Search Europe for Showman style.
FINISHER: Super Diving Headbutt

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10. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING / AMERICAN FREELANCE

10.1. Bill Goldberg - How to get?  Search America for Showman style.
FINISHER: The Jackhammer (Up + AB)
10.2. The Great Muta - How to get?  Search Japan for Showman style.
FINISHER: Landing Body Press (top rope AB)

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11. THREE-A / AAA AND CMLL

11.1. Mil Miscaras - How to get? Unknown.  He has not been found yet.
FINISHER: Unknown.
POSSIBLY ALSO UNLOCKS: Lucha-style title.
11.2. Dos Caras, Jr. - How to get? Scout Mexico for a Lucha or Stoic
style wrestler.
FINISHER: Belly to Belly (Up + AB)

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12. FIGHTING NETWORK RINGS

12.1. Akira Maeda - How to get?  Unknown.  He has not been found yet.
FINISHER: Unknown.

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13. PANCRASE

12.1 Masakatsu Funaki - How to get?  Uknown.
FINISHER: Unknown.

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14. PRIDE

No hiddens found.

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15. KAKUTOUGI / SHOOT FIGHTING FREELANCE

15.1. Alexander Karelin - How to get?  Search Europe for Free or Stoic
style.
FINISHER: Karelin's Lift (fr.grapple Down + AB)
15.2. Roland Bock - How to get?  Search Europe for Stoic style.
FINISHER: Rapid Double Arm Suplex
15.3. Rickson Gracie - How to get? Scout anywhere for Stoic Style.
FINISHER: Unknown.
15.4. Royce Gracie - How to get? Scout anywhere for Stoic Style.
FINISHER: Unknown.
15.5. Renzo Gracie - How to get? You can get him by beating him in
Management of Ring when he challenges you.
FINISHER: Unknown.

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16. FREELANCE

15.1. Atsushi Onita - How to get?  Unknown.
FINISHER: Thunder Fire Powerbomb (?)
15.2. Nightmare Freddy (Doug Gilbert) - How to get? Search America for
Hardcore style.
FINISHER: Moonsault Press (Top Rope AB?)
15.3. Osamu Tachihikari - How to get?  Search Japan for Free or
King's Road style.
FINISHER: Powerbomb Whip (Down + AB)
A note: Don't know him?  Yeah, neither do I. :P  Seems he's from WAR, though.
15.4. Takehiro Murahama - How to get?  Search Japan for Lucha or Stoic 
style.
FINISHER: Shouda Upper
15.5. Super Leather - How to get?  Unknown.
FINISHER: Unknown.
15.6. Kouji Kitao - How to get?  Unsure.  I think you search Japan for
Free style.
FINISHER: The K-Driller (Down + AB)
A note: *Two* WAR guys?  Even moreso, Kouji Kitao is still alive?  I thought
he dropped off of the face of the Earth in 1997, or something.  Whatever the
case, he's still fat, lazy, and not particularly a popular find.  Oh well,
maybe if you want to remake WAR or SWS....

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17. LEGENDARY WRESTLERS

17.1. Rikidozan - How to get?  Unknown.
FINISHER: Unknown.
17.2. Karl Gotch - How to get?  Unknown.
FINISHER: German Suplex
17.3. Lou Thesz - How to get?  Unknown.
FINISHER: Unknown.
17.4. Bruiser Brody - How to get?  Unknown.
FINISHER: Unknown.
17.5. Andre the Giant - How to get?  Unknown.
FINISHER: Elbowdrop Pin (Running Move on downed opponent)
17.6. Killer Khan - How to get?  Search Europe for Showman style.
FINISHER: Diving Double Kneedrop (Cornerpost AB)
17.7. Legendary Japanese boxer, Piston Horiguchi - How to get?  Beat
Management of Ring with your federation at #1.
FINISHER: Unknown.
17.8. "Dragon" Bruce Lee - How to get?  When your federation is #1, beat 
him in Management of Ring.
FINISHER: Diving Front High Kick (Cornerpost AB)
17.9. Chuck Norris - How to get?  Beat him when he
challenges you in Management of Ring.
FINISHER: Diving Front High Kick (Cornerpost AB)
17.10. Unknown black guy with an afro - How to get?  Beat Management of Ring
with your federation at #1.
FINISHER: Unknown.
17.11. Judo Fighter - How to get?  Beat him in Management of Ring when he
challenges you.
FINISHER: STO
17.12. "Nasha Pairon" (?) - How to get?  Beat him when he challenges you in
Management of Ring.
FINISHER: Nyman Kick (Standing AB)
17.13. Sumo wrestler - How to get?  Beat Management of Ring with your federation
at #1.
FINISHER: Unknown.
17.14. Old man - How to get?  Beat Management of Ring with your federation at
#1.
FINISHER: Unknown.
17.15. Another person in street clothes - How to get?  Beat management of Ring
with your federation at #1.
FINISHER: Unknown.

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18. UNKNOWN FEDERATION

18.1. Mirko 'CroCop' Flipovich - How to get?  Scout someplace for Stoic Style.
FINISHER: I'm guessing a high kick.


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CONCLUSION

That's 71 or so of the 77 hiddens that are in the game, but only a few have
confirmed methods of unlocking.  There's still more I have no idea about, and 
many who I don't know how to get.  If you have contributions, please e-mail
me.  In fact, if you have comments or constructive criticism, please feel
free to e-mail me.  Flames, hate mail, or any other sort of negative e-mail
will be ignored, so please, do not waste your time spewing that at me. :)

SPECIAL THANKS TO...

Spike and VaIll - Releasing this kickass game to the public!
BAM - For planning to release this kickass game to the non-Japanese public!
My mother - Just because I'm a mama's boy.
CJayC - For www.gamefaqs.com's existance.  Were it not for that site, I'd be 
unable to find all the information I need on games.
Frank Chan, aka "Icemaster" - For making so many FAQ's on the Fire Prowrestling
game series.  He is one of the best sources around, and now that he's back, he
is sure to be around to provide tons of information on future wrestling games
to the general public! (URL: http://www.fighting-spirit.com)

And, all the following people for contributing to the FAQ.....

Joe Peace, of the GameFAQS board - Finding Giant Silva.
Cyd007, of the GameFAQS board - Finding Stacy Kiebler and giving a finisher
for her.
Kilroy - Finding Buh Buh Ray Dudley, The Shiek, Stacy, and Bill Goldberg,
among other wrestlers; not to mention for writing the practice mode FAQ.
Colin, of the GameFAQS board - Confirming Masayuki Naruse being in FFP.
Storm Mark, of the GameFAQS board - Giving the finisher for Buh Buh Ray
Dudley.
KojiKoji, of the GameFAQS board - Finding Stan Hansen, Tachihikari, Wajima,
and Terry Gordy.
Da Crouton, of the GameFAQS board - Finding Muta, Kabuki, and Super Leather.
Fujita Fury, of the GameFAQS board - Finding the Gracies.
MaDHat - Finding Tom Howard, Hiro Wajima, and others in #Firepro.
The guys from #Firepro, for inspiring me to write out FFP FAQS!

and... you, for reading this FAQ!

SHAMELESS PLUG: Look out for the FFP FAQ, covering all the modes in the game,
and *definately* explaining Management of Ring in depth!

NOTE: I will be changing e-mails soon, as I'm moving on up to the east side,
to those deluxe cable modems in the sky.  If you have questions for me, I may
or may not receive them.  I will post the new addy soon.