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WWE: Smackdown vs. RAW Challenge Mode FAQ Version 1.01
11-21-2004

1) Introduction
2) Legal Mumbo Jumbo
3) Version History
4) Challenge mode basics
5) Amateur Challenges
6) Rising Star Challenges
7) Superstar Challenges
8) Legend Challenges

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Introduction:
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Welcome to my Smackdown vs. RAW Challenge mode FAQ. I hope to help you through
challenge mode, and help you to unlock some goodies. Challenge mode adds a nice
extra touch to Smackdown vs. RAW in my opinion. It challenges players to come
up with unique strategies for each of the 60 challenges. LET'S GET IT ON!

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Legal Mumbo Jumbo:
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Copyright infringement will not be tolerated.

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Version History:
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1.01: Fixed a couple of minor things. Apparently reversing RVD's 5 Star Frog
Splash isn't giving some people the completed finisher reversal challenge. I
have no idea why it doesn't seem to work for some people, it worked fine for
me.

1.0: First draft of my guide. This is where it all begins!

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Challenge mode basics:
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Before you can attempt any challenges, you have to set the match up. Every
challenge must be done under _default_ rules and in single player. I can't
stress this enough,. If you think you've completed the challenge but aren't
getting credit for it, you probably set it up wrong. Go into options and match
rules, and choose "set to default". Yes, the time limit must be set for 15
minutes. It makes some challenges tougher, but those are the rules. Now, go
into in game options and set the difficulty level. The difficulty level you
need depends on the challenge. I'll list each one as I go through them.
Remember, you CAN complete multiple challenges in one match, which makes things
easier and less tedious.

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Amateur Challenges:
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These challenges are all fairly easy. I was able to complete 3 or 4 of them in
each match for the most part, aside from the two battle royal ones.

#1: Two Finisher Challenge
Single / No Manager
Difficulty: Any
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. WWE Superstar

Execute two finishers in a single match. You don't need to win the match.

Player: Anyone means you can use whoever you like. I usually used Triple H,
since he's got high stats and a good moveset. Vs WWE Superstar means you can
face whoever you want. Facing off with a low rated opponent makes challenges
easier. Just a little food for thought. This is very simple. Just use attacks
and taunts to build up your special meter, and then use your finisher. Do it
once more and then challenge is complete! Speaking of food, this is easy as
cake!

#2: Bra & Panties Challenge
Bra & Panties
Difficulty: Any
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Diva vs. Diva

Win a Bra & Panties Match.

This is also pretty easy. Just beat your opponent up and then hit Down + Circle
to attempt to strip her down. Mash buttons to move the tug of war meter in your
favor. Do it once more and you win!

#3: Elimination Chamber Challenge
Elimination Chamber / Normal 6-Man
Difficulty: Any
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. 5 WWE Superstars

You can knock off one of the two Rising Star challenges at the same time as
this one if you set the difficulty to normal and either pin 3 opponents or make
3 people tap out to a submission hold. Otherwise, this match is pretty straight
forward. I don't think the entry number effect anything, I just set them to
random. Either way, the later you enter the better.

#4: No Finishers Challenge
Single / No Manager
Difficulty: Any
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. WWE Superstar

Win a single match without using any finishers.

This is again fairly simple. Just beat your opponent down, only without using
any finishers. It's a bit harder to pin people without using a finisher, but
it's still do-able. You can also opt for a submission hold if you want.

#5: Ladder / Single
Difficulty: Any
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. WWE Superstar

Perform a successful dive attack off of a ladder. You don't need to win the
match.

What this means is that you have to pick up the ladder and set it up using
square. Then you climb to the top of the ladder and his X and any direction to
perform one of your aerial attacks. Hit it and the challenge is complete
regardless of who wins the match. I recommend beating your opponent up first so
they don't try to knock the ladder down while you're on it.

#6: Get the Tables!!

TLC / Single
Difficulty: Any
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. WWE Superstar

Break 2 tables in a match. You don't need to win the match.

There's two ways to break a table. First, you can set it up in the corner of
the ring using square. Then you Irish Whip your opponent into the corner and
grapple them. The other way is you hit Up or Down and Circle with the table in
your hands. You'll set your opponent on top of the table. Hit circle to climb
on the table and grapple them, and then hit any direction and circle to do a
table move through it. Just remember to put your opponent through 2 tables, not
1, and this challenge is complete!

#7: 2 Pins in One Match
Survival / 4-Man Battle Royal
Difficulty: Any
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. 3 WWE Superstars

Pin 2 Superstars in one match. You don't need to win the match.

This is pretty straight forward. Eliminate two people via pinfall and you
complete the challenge.

#8: Tap out! Tap out!
Survival / 4-Man Battle Royal
Difficulty: Any
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. 3 WWE Superstars

Make 2 Superstars tap out in one match. You don't need to win the match.

Same as the previous one, only you need to make 2 people tap out to submission
holds instead of needing to pin them. Should be easy, just make sure you pick
someone with at least one submission hold!

#9: Reverse 10 Strikes Challenge
Single / No Manager
Difficulty: Any
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. WWE Superstar

Reverse 10 strikes in a single match. You don't need to win the match.

Simply use L2 to reverse 10 striking moves. This can be a little frustrating,
because the counter timing is a bit shorter than it was in Here Comes The Pain.

#10: Reverse 10 Grapples Challenge
Single / No Manager
Difficulty: Any
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. WWE Superstar

Reverse 10 grapple moves in a single match. You don't need to win the match.

Same as the previous one, only you have to use R2 to reverse 10 grapples. You
can either reverse the grapple itself, or the grapple move. Back and ground
grapples also count towards this total. Basically anything that can be
countered by R2 counts!

#11: 3 Minutes Challenge
Single / No Manager
Difficulty: Any
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. WWE Superstar

Defeat a WWE Superstar in a single match in under 3 minutes.

As long as you don't waste time taunting or anything like that, this should be
easy. Remember that annoying 15 minute time limit? Well, it actually helps you
on the timed challenges, since you know exactly how long the match has been!
Just wear your opponent down and pin them or make them tap out before 3 minutes
are up.

#12: Steal a Finisher Challenge
Single / No Manager
Difficulty: Any
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. WWE Superstar

Steal a WWE Superstar's Finisher in a single match. You don't need to win the
match.

Stealing finishers is both fun and highly amusing. Seeing Andre the Giant do
Rey Mysterio's 619 is absolutely hilarious. Build up two finisher icons, but
don't use any finishers. Set your opponent up in one of their own finisher's
situations, and hold down L2. Hit L1 while they're in that situation and you're
holding down L2. You should perform THEIR finisher on them. Fun stuff. You just
completed this challenge!

#13: Dirty Tactics Challenge
Single / No Manager
Difficulty: Any
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. WWE Superstar

Perform a dirty tactics move in a single match. You don't need to win the
match.

I personally love the dirty meter. To build it up, do all the things that heels
do in real life. Remove the turnbuckle pads, you dirty moves like eye pokes,
throw people into exposed turnbuckles, grab them when you're outside of the
ring and they aren't, etc. Once your meter is full, move the right analog stick
to activate dirty mode. Now just hit any direction and circle to hit your
opponent with the mother of all low blows. OUCH!

#14: Clean Tactics Challenge
Single / No Manager
Difficulty: Any
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. WWE Superstar

Fill up your clean tactics meter and become invincible. You don't need to win
the match.

Like any baby face (good guy), you need to appeal to the fans! Taunt, hit
aerial moves, or hit signature grapple moves to raise your clean mater. When it
fills up, move the right analog stick to become invincible for a short while.
That completes this challenge.

#15: Running Dive Attack Challenge
Single / No Manager
Difficulty: Any
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. WWE Superstar

Perform a successful running dive attack outside of the ring. You don't need to
win the match.

This is easy. Throw your opponent out of the ring. As they get up, run at the
ropes towards them. Hit square and then X before you get to the ropes and you
should do your dive move. Hit it and you finish this challenge.

Congratulations, you just completed the amateur challenges! You should've just
unlocked the Heat and Velocity arenas!

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Rising Star Challenges:
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1 Set of challenges are complete, so let's continue on with the Rising Star
Challenges. These are a tougher than the amateur challenges, and must be done
under normal difficulty, unlike the amateur challenges.

#1: Steal 2 Finishers Challenge
Single / No Manager
Difficulty: Normal
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. WWE Superstar

Steal 2 finishers from a WWE Superstar in a single match.

This is just like the amateur level finisher stealing challenge, only you need
to steal 2 finishers instead of one. I recommend doing them together in one
match. Pretty easy.

#2: Take Out Evolution!
Handicap / One on Two
Difficulty: Normal
Set Finisher Icons: Any
Player: Anyone vs. 2 Evolution Stable Members

Defeat 2 Evolution stable members (Triple H / Flair / Batista) in a one on two
handicap match.

As you can imagine, this is a tough challenge. First of all, make it easier on
yourself and face Flair and Batista. They're weaker than the Game, and it'll be
that much easier. I used Triple H to beat them, but you can use anyone you want
really. I highly recommend someone with high stats though, since you'll likely
take a beating.

Now, one thing you'll notice is that Set Finisher Icons is listed as "Any".
This means you can start the match with 3 finishers and set it so Evolution
can't get ANY finishers. This makes the challenge much much easier. Even still,
you'll need to hit and run in order to win this one. One thing I found
effective was sliding out of the ring, and grappling my opponents as they'd
walk to the ropes. This stuns them for a while and allows you to take them on
one at a time. Use your finishers when you get a chance to help you wear them
down. Try a submission move that makes people tap out quickly, since a pinfall
will likely get broken up. Another useful trick is to hang one of them in the
tree of woe ("Hanging in Reverse" corner move). That keeps them out for a bit
and helps you fight one on one with their partner.

#3: Double Team Challenge
Tag / Normal Tag
Difficulty: Normal
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone & Anyone vs. 2 WWE Superstars

Perform 3 double team moves in a tag team match. You don't need to win the
match.

This is fairly easy. Irish Whip your opponent into your corner when your
partner is standing their awaiting a tag. Do a double team corner grapple by
pressing any direction and circle. Now, since you can't control your partner in
exhibition tag matches, go into your corner and press square to extend your
hand and call for the tag. Your partner should tag you back in. Now you just
have to repeat the process two more times to finish the challenge.

#4: Cheat 2 Win
Single / No Manager
Difficulty: Normal
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. WWE Superstar

With the DQ option on, take out the ref, perform a weapon attack on your
opponent and win the match.

First of all, DQ needs to be on in order to do ANY challenge, so I have no clue
why they felt it necessary to specify that. Anyways, go outside the ring and
get a weapon. Drop the weapon in the ring and knock out the ref however you see
fit. I tend to just hit him with a running strike, but the choice is yours
really. Now just pick up the weapon and hit your opponent with it before the
ref gets back up. Finish the match and you've beaten this challenge.

As a side note, get used to cheating with weapons and not getting caught,
because it's a skill you'll need to beat some of the other challenges...

#5: No Limb Damage:
Single / No Manager
Difficulty: Normal
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. WWE Superstar

Win a single match with all blue limb damage.

Not much to say about this one. I cleared it while doing the amateur challenges
without having ever read the requirements. Obviously a high endurance helps,
but you should be able to clear this will little to no difficulty at all.

#6: Overcome the Odds
Single / No Manager
Difficulty: Normal
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. WWE Superstar

Win a single match after receiving 2 finishers.

Yikes! This was tough. A high endurance definitely helps here. I recommend
wearing your opponent down first so that when they land big moves they might
get staggered due to limb damage. Next let your opponent beat you up so they
can build up finishers. Try to get them to hit their finishers near the ropes
so that when they pin you, you get a rope break. It makes it a lot easier when
you don't have to try to actually kick out of the finishers. Once they hit
their second one, just finish them off and win.

I've heard conflicting stories about whether or not escaping submission
finishers counts towards the total. I didn't try it so I'm not sure. I fought
RVD. His finisher is off the top rope, so he wouldn't be able to land it on me
unless I was already down. I positioned myself so when he'd pin me following
the 5 star, I'd get a rope break.

#7: A Dive From the Cell
Hell in a Cell / Single
Difficulty: Normal
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. WWE Superstar

Perform a successful dive attack off the Hell in a Cell. You don't need to win
the match.

Beat the hell (pardon the pun) out of your opponent and knock them out with a
finisher. Climb the cell and hit X and any direction to perform a diving
attack. Hit it and the challenge is complete. This was actually pretty fun in
my opinion.

#8: 3 Pins in One Match
Elimination Chamber / Normal 6-Man
Difficulty: Normal
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. 5 WWE Superstars

Pin 3 superstars in an Elimination Chamber. You don't need to win the match.

Just as it says, pin three people and you beat this challenge. I recommend
Irish Whipping people into the glass chambers. It does a lot of damage and can
knock people out, making them easy to pin.

#9: Make Them Tap!
Elimination Chamber
Difficulty: Normal
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. 5 WWE Superstars

Make 3 superstars tap out in an Elimination Chamber. You don't need to win the
match.

Similar to the last challenge, only submissions instead of pinfalls. Again, the
glass is a nice weapon to help you wear people down. Make sure you have at
least one submission hold before you start this challenge!

#10: Crippler Crossface Challenge
Single / No Manager
Difficulty: Normal
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. Chris Benoit

Defeat Chris Benoit by stealing his Crippler Crossface and making him tap out
with it. (If Benoit's finisher is changed to another move, you can't complete
the challenge.)

This isn't as hard as most people think. The trick is to pick someone with a 10
for their submission stat. Remember, with tug of war submissions, your
submission stat determines how effective your button mashing is. Benoit has a
10 for his submission stat. That means that unless you also have a 10 for
submission, you'd have to mash buttons _faster_ than him just to keep _even_
with him in the meter. I used Kurt Angle and this was easy due to his 10 for
submission. Work his head until it's red, building up specials all the while.
When you have two specials saved and his head is in the red, stun him and steal
his Crossface finisher. Make him tap out and you've completed this challenge.

#11: 4 Minutes Challenge
Single / No Manager
Difficulty: Normal
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. Kurt Angle

Defeat Kurt Angle in a single match in under 4 minutes.

Easy. Just wear him down and be quick about it. Don't lock in any long
submission holds and don't taunt. Just beat him down and be done with it.

#12: No X Button Challenge
Single / No Manager
Difficulty: Normal
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. WWE Superstar

Win a match without using the X button even once.

To tell you the truth, I did this by accident without even realizing it was a
challenge while doing the amateur level challenges. Just remember to only you
grapples. A lot of people hit X just out of habit and have to start over, so
keep you concentration and this one is a breeze.

#13: Heart Break Kid Challenge
Ladder / Single
Difficulty: Normal
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. Shawn Michaels

Defeat Shawn Michaels in a ladder match without using any finisher moves.

This is easier than it sounds. After wearing Michaels down, use the ladder
grapple (up or down and X when you have the ladder in your hands) to put him on
the ladder. Hit circle and any direction to body slam him into the ladder once
he's laying on it. This stuns him for a very long time, more than enough to set
up the ladder, climb it, and retrieve the title belt.

#14: Hot Diva Action
Handicap / One on Three
Difficulty: Normal
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. 3 Divas

Defeat 3 divas in a one on three handicap match.

To be honest, this was one of the harder challenges for me. I ended up using a
meterless submission hold to make one of them tap out. This was a frustrating
challenge because every time I used a move, the other two would start hitting
me. There's no real trick to this challenge, although the Tree of Woe can help
keep one or two of them occupied for a while and make it easier.

#15: Reversal Challenge
Single / No Manager
Difficulty: Normal
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. WWE Superstar

Reverse a finisher move in a single match. You don't need to win the match.

Hit L2 and R2 to reverse a finisher. Remember, you have to hit it BEFORE the
logo appears for grapple finishers. A lot of people get that mixed up. Find
someone who's finisher is easy to see coming, and reverse it like you would any
other move of it's type, only hitting both L2 and R2 at the same time.

You just completed the Rising Star Challenges! Good job! You just unlocked
alternate attires for Shawn Michaels and Kurt Angle!

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Superstar Challenges:
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I actually found the superstar challenges to be a bit easier than the rising
star challenges. Most of the character specific challenges are quite easy in my
opinion.

#1: No L2 Button Challenge
Steel Cage / Single
Difficulty: Normal
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. John Cena

Defeat John Cena in a steel cage match without using the L2 button.

This is pretty easy. You can't reverse any strikes, but as long as you stay on
Cena and don't give him any breathing room it won't matter much. Just beat him
down and hit a finisher. When you're sure he won't be getting back up anytime
soon, use square to climb out of the cage.

#2: Slobber Knocker Challenge
Slobber Knocker / Time Limit
Player: Anyone

Get the #1 high score for a slobber knocker match.

You need to beat 15 falls in 15 minutes. Falls can be scored by KO, Submission,
or Pin. I used Triple H, one Pedigree can take out anyone. If it doesn't KO
them they can be pinned after one Pedigree anyways. I set up the Pedigree with
a single Triple H Face buster (signature grapple down + circle). This was way
easy, I ended up with 25 falls.

#3: Big Red Machine Challenge
Single / No Manager
Difficulty: Normal
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. Kane

Defeat Kane in a single match once his entire body damage is red.

There's two ways to do this. The easy way, and the slightly harder but less
cheating way.

The easy way is to get a chair, knock out the ref, and hit left or right and X
to hit Kane in the gut with the chair. For some reason hitting him in the gut
with a chair damages his entire body. Whatever, it makes things easy. Repeat
the process until his entire body is red and then pin him or make him tap out.

The other way is to pick a superstar with at least one attack that damages each
body part, and simply repeat them until each limb is red. I suggest Triple H.
Use his DDT, face buster, or Pedigree to damage Kane's head. Use his spine
buster to damage Kane's body. The arms are a bit harder. Throw Kane out of the
ring, and use his submission grapple hold that damages the arms. The reason you
want to do this outside the ring is so that Kane can't tap out before his limbs
are all red. Just make sure you don't get counted out, you can break the ref's
count by sliding in and out of the ring, the ref will start back at 1 again.
Finally, throw Kane back in the ring and use Triple H's left + circle leg hold
ground grapple to weaken their legs. Obviously they have to be on the ground
and you have to be standing near their legs. Once everything is red, get the
win and the challenge is complete.

Either way, make sure the limbs are red and not orange. It can be hard to tell
the difference with the arms and legs sometimes, so be careful.

#4: Royal Rumble Challenge
Royal Rumble
Difficulty: Normal
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. WWE Superstars

Win the Royal Rumble match as the number one entry.

I thought this would be impossible, but it was actually really easy. Three
words: Andre the Giant. Andre > The Royal Rumble. Make sure you set yourself as
the number 1 entrant, and set everything else as default. Now the fun starts.
Andre can hurl anyone over the top rope (except for super heavyweights),
completely ignoring the new ring out meter. To do so, toe kick (down-right or
down-left and X) your victim, and then hit any direction + circle to lift them
over your head. Move to the ropes and his circle again to unceremoniously toss
them over the top rope and to the floor. Bye bye. Lather, rinse, repeat. Avoid
the super heavyweights and they'll end up beating each other up for you. This
was surprisingly easy. Just chuck out the few super heavyweights normally when
you get a chance.

I did get knocked onto the apron a few times, but I refilled my ring out meter
easily by chucking more heavyweights out.

#5: 4 Minutes Challenge
Single / No Manager
Difficulty: Normal
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. Big Show

Defeat the Big Show in a single match in under 4 minutes.

Just beat him down and be quick about it. By now you should be used to the time
limit challenges, so just do whatever it takes to get the win.

#6: Dudley Boyz Challenge
Elimination Tag / Table Tornado Tag
Difficulty: Normal
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Bubba Ray and D-Von vs. 2 WWE Superstars

First, make sure you set the match up right. This is not a Table tornado match!
Go under main events and choose elimination tag. Choose Tornado Table
Elimination Tag from there. Now just put both guys through tables to win the
match. Done.

#7: Poison Mist Challenge
Handicap / One On Three
Difficulty: Normal
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Tajiri vs. 3 WWE Superstars

Perform Tajiri's poison mist to 3 different superstars. You don't need to win
the match.

Just mist all three of them and you're done. Since you don't need to win the
match, I grabbed a weapon and got myself DQed on purpose after I hit the poison
mist on all three of them. This wasn't too hard a challenge.

#8: TLC With E&C
TLC / Tornado Tag
Difficulty: Normal
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone & Anyone vs. Edge & Christian

Defeat Edge and Christian in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match in under 5
minutes.

Edge and Christian totally reek of awesomeness, but your job is to make them
look like a pair of chumpstains in under 5 minutes. Just beat them down with
the ladder and pin one of them. This was pretty simple. The ladder grapple (up
or down + circle) sets them up on top of the ladder so you can body clam
(circle) them into the ladder. This knocks them out for a good while, allowing
you to pin one of them without being interrupted by the other.

#9: Spinaroonie Challenge
Single / No Manager
Difficulty: Normal
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Booker T vs. WWE Superstar

Using Booker T, perform 10 successful spinaroonies and win a single match.

First of all, do yourself a favor and don't do the spinaroonie taunt where he
stares at his hand for like 5 minutes after the actual spinaroonie. Use the
right analog stick down taunt version of it, it's a lot faster. You have to
fully complete the taunt animation, and gain special meter from it in order for
it to count. Beat your opponent down until the point where they stop getting
up, and then spin away. I picked my opponent back up and knocked them out again
after each one just to make sure I wouldn't get interrupted, and it seemed to
work well.

#10: Parking Lot Brawl Challenge
Parking Lot Brawl
Difficulty: Normal
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. Eddie Guerrero

Defeat Eddie Guerrero in a parking lot brawl in under 3 minutes.

I seriously beat him in 40 seconds. This is so ridiculously easy that it's not
even funny. Just Irish Whip him into the cars, they make effective weapons. Pin
him when you're done beating the hell out of him.

#11: Nature Boy Challenge
Hardcore / Single
Difficulty: Normal
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. Ric Flair

Defeat Ric Flair in a hardcore match after causing him to bleed in under three
minutes.

Another easy one. Just hit him with chair weapon grapples (up or down + X), and
weapon finishers like the Chair DDT to beat up his head and eventually bust him
open. Once you bust him open, pin him and you're done.

#12: Triple H Challenge
Single / No Manager
Difficulty: Normal
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. Triple H

Defeat Triple H and put him through the announcer's table.

This is another easy one. Choose the Smackdown arena, Irish Whip Triple H onto
an announce table, and put him through it. Now just win the match however you
like. Simple.

#13: 5 Star Challenge
Single / No Manager
Difficulty: Normal
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Rob Van Dam vs. WWE Superstar

Using RVD, perform a successful 5 star frog splash from the top of the ladder
in a ladder match. You need to win the match.

Beat your opponent down with the ladder. Knock them out and then use square to
set up the ladder and then again to climb the ladder. Hit the 5 star, and then
knock your opponent out again. Retrieve the title belt and the challenge is
complete.

#14: Submission Challenge
Submission / Ultimate Submission
Difficulty: Normal
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit

Using Chris Jericho, defeat Chris Benoit by 2 points or more in an ultimate
submission match.

This was pretty tough. I wasn't able to make Benoit tap out using the finisher
version of the Walls of Jericho, because I couldn't mash buttons quickly
enough. If you can, by all means go for it. What I did was after getting
Benoit's body in the red, I used the regular ground grapple version of the
Walls of Jericho (the one with the timing submission meter). I was able to make
him tap out at will with that move. You have 15 minutes to wear him down and
make him tap out as much as you want. Just remember that you have to beat him
by at least 2 points to complete the challenge. As a side note, the dirty meter
lowblow move really helped me wear his body down quickly.

#15: Dead Man Challenge
First Blood
Difficulty: Normal
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. Undertaker

Defeat Undertaker in under 3 minutes in a first blood match.

Another easy time limit challenge. Just use weapons and bust him open, just
like you did to Ric Flair in his challenge. Once he bleeds, you win, so long as
three minutes haven't passed.

You just unlocked alternate attires for Triple H, Ric Flair, Batista, and Randy
Orton!

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Legend Challenges:
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You can't even view, let alone attempt these challenges until you've bought all
the legends in shop zone. Yes, this includes Masked Kane and Legend Undertaker.
Also keep in mind that while most of these challenges require you to be under
hard difficulty, a few require legend level difficulty. Make sure to set the
right difficulty level before starting the challenge.

#1: Mankind Challenge
Hardcore / Single
Difficulty: Legend
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. Mankind

Defeat Mankind in a hardcore match.

All you have to do is beat Foley in his match of choice. Use weapons and wear
him down and be done with it. This isn't too hard as long as you keep him away
from the weapons (aside from when you're hitting him with them, obviously).

#2: Classic Hell in a Cell
Hell in a Cell / Single
Difficulty: Hard
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Legend Undertaker vs. Mankind

Throw Mankind through or off of the Hell in a Cell using Legend Undertaker and
win the match.

Either throw him through the center panels of the Cell, or Chokeslam him off of
it, it's your choice. Then win the match and the challenge is complete.

#3: Superfly Challenge
Single / No Manager
Difficulty: Hard
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Jimmy Snuka vs. WWE Superstar

Perform a successful dive attack off the steel cage using Jimmy Superfly Snuka.
You don't need to win the match.

Just knock your opponent out, climb the cage, and his X + any direction to dive
off of it onto your opponent. If your move hits, the challenge is complete.
Just make sure you don't stand on top of the cage for too long, or you'll
automatically climb down to the outside.

#4: Classic Ironman Match
Ironman
Difficulty: Hard
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart

Using Shawn Michaels, defeat Bret Hart by 3 scores or more in an ironman match.

Just beat Bret down and start scoring falls via pinfall or submission. You have
15 minutes. Remember to make sure you win by at least 3 falls. This isn't too
difficult.

#5: Superfly Challenge Part 2
Table / Single
Difficulty: Hard
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Jimmy Snuka vs. Mankind

Perform a superfly (finisher) on Mankind through a table to win the match.

Beat up Foley until you get a finisher stored up. Put him on a table by
pressing up or down + X with the table in your hand. Climb to the top rope and
his L1 to perform your finisher. If you hit, the table should break, and you
should win the match. That's all there is too it.

#6: The Legend Killer Challenge
Elimination Chamber / Normal 6-Man
Difficulty: Hard
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Randy Orton vs. 5 WWE Legends

Defeat 5 WWE Legends using the legend killer, Randy Orton, in an elimination
chamber match.

Win the match and you complete the challenge. Irish Whipping your opponents
into the glass helps wear them down quickly, and knocks them out which makes
pinning them easy. You can face off against any 5 legends of your choosing,
which makes this challenge a lot of fun in my opinion.

#7: Rock & Sock Challenge
Tag / Tornado Tag
Difficulty: Legend
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone & Anyone vs. The Rock & Foley

Defeat the Rock and Sock Connection in a tornado tag match in under 7 minutes.

Beat them both down, make sure to help your partner out if he gets in trouble.
Pinning them can be difficult unless your partner is really beating the other
guy down. I used a quick submission hold and made Foley tap out. Just make sure
you get the fall before 7 minutes pass.

#8: Super Heavyweights
Single / No Manager
Difficulty: Hard
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Big Show vs. Andre the Giant

Using Big Show, defeat Andre the Giant in a single match in under 3 minutes.

Just beat him down and pin him, like all of the other time limit challenges. It
helps to focus in on one body area, like the head, and just wear that down and
hit a finisher to KO Andre. He's tough, but so is Big Show.

#9: The Legion of Doom Challenge
Hardcore / Tornado Tag
Difficulty: Legend
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Bubba Ray & D-Von vs. Animal & Hawk

Using the Dudley Boyz, defeat the Legion of Doom in a hardcore tornado tag
match in under 7 minutes.

This is similar to the Rock & Sock challenge, only easier since you can use
weapons. Make sure to help out your partner, since Hawk and Animal can
manhandle either Dudley with ease. Don't forget about the time limit, and
remember that weapon shots are great for KOing people.

#10: Brothers of Destruction
Handicap / One On Tag
Difficulty: Hard
Set Finisher Icons: Any
Player: Anyone vs. Masked Kane & Legend Undertaker

Steal and perform a finisher from both Masked Kane and Legend Undertaker and
win the one on tag handicap match.

Start yourself with 3 finishers so that you can immediately steal a finisher
from one of them. Build up a fourth finisher and steal a finisher from the
other brother. Now to win the match. I recommend knocking the illegal man off
the ring apron and locking the other man in a quick submission hold. If you can
get him to quickly tap out, then the challenge is complete. Other than that,
you could try knocking one guy off the apron and pinning the other. It's a
harder way to win the match, but still works.

#11: The Barber Challenge
Steel Cage / Single
Difficulty: Hard
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Brutus Beefcake vs. Bret Hart

Using Brutus the barber Beefcake, defeat Bret Hart in a steel cage match in
under 3 minutes.

Yikes! This is tough. I was barely able to win the match in under 3 minutes, I
think my time was 2:53. Focus on the Hitman's head. Once it's in the red, lock
in Brutus's sleeper hold finisher. For me, the sleeper knocked him out long
enough for me to climb out of the cage with just enough time to complete the
challenge. Bret started getting up right as Brutus started climbing down the
other wise of the cage. Try running over to the side of the cage furthest away
from Bret, so that if he does get up he has to walk all the way across the ring
before he can knock you off the cage.

#12: Hollywood Challenge
Single / No Manager
Difficulty: Hard
Set Finisher Icons: Any
Player: Anyone vs. The Rock

Steal and perform the People's Elbow and Rock Bottom on the Rock and then win
the match. (When Rock's finisher moves are changed to other moves, you can't
complete the challenge.)

Set your finishers to 3 to make this match easier. That way, you can steal one
of his finishers right away, and then you'll only need to build up one more
finisher to steal the other one. After you've embarrassed the most electrifying
man in Hollywood movies, win the match to complete the challenge.

#13: Piper Challenge
First Blood
Difficulty: Hard
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. Roddy Piper

Defeat Roddy Piper in under 3 minutes in a first blood match.

Bust open the Hot Rod just like you did Undertaker. Weapon shots make this an
easy challenge.

#14: David vs. Goliath
Single / No Manager
Difficulty: Hard
Set Finisher Icons: Any
Player: Rey Mysterio vs. Andre the Giant

Defeat Andre the Giant using Rey Mysterio in a single match.

Ouch. Talk about mismatched opponents. Andre makes Rey Rey look tiny. I've got
two strategies for this match, neither of which is easy. Either way, give
yourself 3 finishers to start, you'll need them.

The first way takes advantage of a lapse in the weight detection system. Irish
Whip Andre into the security barricade outside of the ring. Grapple him while
he's leaning against it, and Rey will lift and throw Andre into the barricade.
Repeat this until Andre is in the red, throw him back in the ring, and then hit
your finishers to get the win.

The other way involves massive amounts of cheating. Grab as many weapons as you
can, and put them in the ring. Knock out the ref, and wail on Andre with
weapons until the ref gets back up. You can hit the ref three times without
getting DQed, he DQs you on the 4th hit. So, repeat the process until Andre is a
beaten man.

#15: Sharpshooter Challenge
Single / No Manager
Difficulty: Hard
Set Finisher Icons: 0
Player: Anyone vs. Bret Hart

Steal Bret Hart's finisher move and make him tap out using his finisher. (If
Bret Hart's finisher is changed to another move, you can't complete the
challenge.)

Similar to the Benoit Crossface challenge, the trick to this one is picking
someone with a 10 for submission. I recommend Angle or Benoit. Work Hart's legs
until they're red (yes, I'm aware that the Sharpshooter _SHOULD_ hurt the back,
not the legs, but in the game it effects the legs for some reason). Bret tends
to reverse finishers, so I recommend using a clean meter, and filling it before
stealing Bret's finisher. Activate your "Rush of Invincibility" when you have
two finishers, and Steal Bret's Sharpshooter (while you're invincible, no one
can reverse your moves). Mash buttons and make the Hitman tap out!

Congratulations, you just completed all 60 Smackdown vs. RAW challenges! You
should unlock an alternate attire for the Rock, all of the remaining create-a-
moveset moves, and 10000 experience points!

Well folks, that's it. I hope I was able to help you complete challenge mode.
The majority of the challenges are fairly easy, it's just the few extremely
hard ones that frustrate people and cause them to give up on the mode as a
whole. Trust me though, it's worth the effort to beat them all. You get a lot
of Smackdown Dollars, the rest of the moves, a bunch of alternate attires, and
a lot of experience points. The ends justify the means, to say the least!