Edge by pepseeh

Version: 1.0 | Updated: 04/02/05 | Printable Version

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WWE Smackdown! Vs. Raw – Edge Character FAQ
By: Pepsi Moran aka pepseeh (dragon_flip24@yahoo.com)
Version 1.0
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Table of Contents
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1. Disclaimer

2. Version History

3. Intro

4. Edge’s Biography

5. Moves

6. Basic Strategy

7. Acknowledgment

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Disclaimer
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I, Pepsi Moran aka pepseeh, am the legal author of this FAQ. No other 
party may take credit for the writing of this FAQ, and if anyone wants 
to host this guide on their website, then contact me (use contact 
details at the end of the FAQ). GameFAQs has my permission to host this 
FAQ. If any of the above are violated, then I will undertake legal 
action. Thank you and happy reading.

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Version History
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1.0 (April 2, 2005) – Started writing this FAQ. Written intro, 
biography, moves, and strategy. Finished it in a day.

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Intro
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Hi, this is my first FAQ to submit. I am an avid player of wrestling 
games, and I happen to like Edge. Seeing as there isn’t any Edge 
character FAQ on the SvR section, I decided to write one. Hopefully, no 
one else decided to >:)

Anyway, here’s the controller legend you’ll need to follow:

X = X button
T = Triangle button
S = Square button
O = Circle button
{B} = Will make target bleed (if head area is red)
{G} = Groggy (position)
U = Upper body
L = Lower body
Sub. A = Submission A, the tug-of-war submission
Sub. B = Submission B, the “timing” submission
D = Dirty move

Pretty simple, isn’t it? Okay, good.

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Edge’s Biography
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(Taken from WWE.com - 
http://www.wwe.com/superstars/raw/edge/profile.jsp)

Ring Name: Edge
Real Name: Adam Copeland*
Height: 6’5”
Weight: 240 pounds
From: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Finishing Moves: Spear, Edgecution (Impaler DDT)*, Edgecator (modified 
Sharpshooter)*
Career Highlights: World Tag Team Champion; WWE Tag Team Champion; 
Intercontinental Champion; WCW U.S. Champion
Current Events (as of Wrestlemania 21 - April 3, 2005): 6-Way “Money in 
the Bank” Ladder Match

* - information not from WWE.com

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Moves
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Base Moves
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Ring In Move: S + any direction, near ropes (inside the ring) –
Ring Out Move: S + any direction, near ropes (outside the ring) – 
Taunts:
  Right Analog Stick Up:     Edge
  Right Analog Stick Right:  Wake Up
  Right Analog Stick Down:   Edge
  Right Analog Stick Left:   Wake Up
Fighting Style: Wrestling 01
Walking Style (any direction on D-pad): Normal
Running Style (T): Normal
Entrance:
  Movie: Edge
  Moves: Edge
  Music: Edge

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Ready Moves
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Attack:
  Up + X:                  Spinning Wheel Kick 02 {B}
  Right + X:               Back Chop 01
  Down + X:                Dropkick 02
  Left + X:                Snap Jab
  Downward Diagonal + X:   Toe Kick 01 
  Upward Diagonal + X:     Elbow Smash 01

Grapple:
  Power Grapple (Up + O: Grapple 09)
  
  Up + O:                  Downward Spiral {B}
  Right + O:               Half Nelson Facebuster
  Down + O:                Edge O’ Matic 01
  Left + O:                Gutbuster 02

  Signature Grapple (Left + O: Grapple 08)

  Up + O:                  Back Suplex 01 / Backslide Pin 01*
  Right + O:               Suplex 06
  Down + O:                DDT 10 {B}
  Left + O:                Snapmare 04

  Quick Grapple (Right + O: Grapple 07)
 
  Up + O:                  Front Dropkick 05
  Right + O:               Sleeper Hold 01
  Down + O:                Russian Leg Sweep 01
  Left + O:                Jumping Armbreaker 02
 
  Submission Grapple (Down + O: Grapple 04)

  Up + O:                  Standing Crossface (Sub. A)
  Right + O:               Headlock 02
  Down + O:                Leg Lock 05
  Left + O:                Headlock Takedown

  Grapple Attack

  1st
  X: Grapple Elbow Strike 01
  2nd
  X: Grapple Elbow Strike 01
  3rd
  X: Grapple Body Attack 01

Back Attack:

  Up + O:                  Electric Chair Drop {B}
  Right + O:               Forearm Smash
  Down + O:                Edge O’ Matic 02
  Left + O:                Bulldog 04 {B}
  Up + O {G}:              Sleeper Hold 03
  Right + O {G}:           Back Side Slam 02
  Down + O {G}:            DDT 22
  Left + O {G}:            Bulldog 04 {B}

Edge of the Cell:
 
  Facing forward + O:      Downward Thrust
  Facing forward + any
  direction + O:           Downward Thrust
  Facing backward + O:     Downward Thrust
  Facing backward + any
  direction + O:           Downward Thrust

******
Ground
******

Attack: 

  X:                       Angry Stomp
  Up/Down + X:             Leg Drop
  Left/Right + X:          Elbow Drop 02

Grapple:

  Left + O (U):            Headlock 04
  Up + O (U):              Fury Punch 09 {D}
  Right + O (U):           Surfboard
  Left + O (L):            Leg Lock 10
  Up + O (L):              Stomp on Leg
  Right + O (L):           Edgecator (Sub. A)

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Turnbuckle
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Attack:

  X:                       Turnbuckle Dropkick 01
  Any direction + X:       Turnbuckle Dropkick 01
  X (U – opponent on
  lower part):             Turnbuckle Dropkick 02

Grapple:

  Up + O:                  Frankensteiner
  Right + O:               Superplex 01
  Down + O:                Chop Battle
  Left  + O:               Arm Drag 09
  Any direction + O (U –
  opponent on lower part): Foot Choke 02 {D}

Back Attack:

  Up + O:                  Super Back Suplex
  Right + O:               Rolling Powerbomb
  Down + O:                Turnbuckle Smash
  Left + O:                Rolling Powerbomb

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Rope Opponent
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Rope Down:

  Any direction + O:       Elbow & Irish Whip

Rebound:

  Standing
  T + X:                   Spinning wheel Kick 04 {B}

  Ground
  T + X:                   Dropkick to Knee 03  

  Outside the Ring
  T + X:                   Vaulting Body Press 02

Jump Down Over:

  S + X, just when you
  are running close to 
  the ropes:               Dive Through Ropes

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Aerial
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Stand:

  Left + X:                Diving Spear
  Right + X:               Missile Dropkick

Down:

  X:                       Diving Elbow Drop
  Up + X:                  Diving Elbow Drop
  Down + X:                Diving Elbow Drop

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Running
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Attack:

  X:                       Clothesline 15
  Any direction + X:       Spinning Wheel Kick 04 {B}

Grapple:

  Down + O:                Spear 02 / Backslide Pin 01*
  Up + O:                  Spear 01

Back Attack:

  O:                       Bulldog 04 {B}
  O (G):                   School Boy Pin 02

Squatting:

  S + X:                   Elbow Drop 10
  S + any direction + X:   Dropkick to Knee 03

Counter:

  O:                       Powerslam Pin 02
  Up/Down + O:             Back Body Drop 03
  Left/Right + O:          Flapjack 04 {B}

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Double Team
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Stand:

  O:                       Double Suplex
  Up + O:                  Double Facecrusher {B}
  Right + O:               Double Dropkick
  Down + O:                Dropkick & Rolling Clutch
  Left + O:                Double Suplex

Turnbuckle:

  Up + O:                  Sidewalk & Reverse DDT
  Right + O:               Groin Press
  Down + O:                Body Attack
  Left + O:                Powerbomb 02

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Special
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Finisher:

  L1:                      Edgecution 02 / Spear 02*
  [any direction] + L1
  or L1*:                  Edgecution 01
 
Favorites:

  Backslide Pin 01
  Gutbuster 02
  DDT 10 {B}

Weapon Finisher:

  L1:                      DDT 29 {B}
  Any direction + L1:      DDT 29 {B}

Combination Moves:

  1st
  X:                       Snap Jab (flipped horizontally)
  2nd
  X:                       Back Chop 01
  3rd
  X:                       Spinning Wheel Kick 02 {B}

* - Moves with asterisks are moves that I used instead of the default, for
continuity reasons. For the finisher, if you decide to use Spear 02, then
the button for Edgecution 01 would just be L1.      

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Basic Strategy
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-Using default moveset-

With the default moveset, Edge’s finishers target the head. The best way to
capitalize this is to focus on the head area in the course of the game 
(Spinning Wheel Kick, Downward Spiral, Edge O’ Matic, etc), with the body
as a second goal (the Gutbuster works well on this). Similarly, if you can
get the body and head red, making the opponent tap out through the Edgecator
(right + O, lower body of down opponent) is easier.

-Using edited moveset-

With the edited moveset (which was edited by me to keep up with the recent
Edge moves and matches), you have the Spear 02 (pretty much similar to Edge’s)
and the Edgecution 01 (seen recently). You can win by working on the body and
finishing it up with a Spear or by working more on the head and cleaning house
with Edgecution. You can also win by submission with the Edgecator. You need
not work on the body to win with a Spear.

BONUS TIPS:

-How to do standing double team moves-

Standing double team moves are harder to time than turnbuckle moves. You need
to do the grapple while someone else is grappling your target (it can’t be 
done the other way around). Position yourself near the grappling duo and press
the buttons.

-How to do jump down over moves-

These are the hardest moves to pull off, although you don’t need a target (but
it'll be much easier to pull off with one). While your target is outside the 
ring (the game AI will usually do a little taunting outside), move back from
the ropes a little bit, and then run toward them. When you reach the edge, 
simultaneously press S and X. If you timed it right, your character will do
his move (in Edge’s case, he will dive through the ropes).

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Acknowledgment
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If I missed anything, let me know by emailing me at dragon_flip24@yahoo.com. 
Thanks.

GameFAQS: The greatest site where you can get help at any game. Really. 
WWE: For Edge and these great entertainment you fill us with.
THQ: For making Smackdown! Vs. Raw, a great game. One of the best – but
they'll top it. I know they will.
Pepseeh: For writing this FAQ and believing in Edge all the way. (Hey, he
may be a hated heel right now, but he deserves the shot)

Thanks for reading!

Copyright 2005 pepseeh – dragon_flip24@yahoo.com / pepseehcola.blogspot.com