WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2008

Welcome to this walkthrough for smackdown vs raw 2008, which is the first in the series to feature ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling).

This game has 26 achievements, 5 of which are online. All achievements are very simple to get except for 'This year's inductee'.

With this walkthrough you should find this really easy to 100%, the only other thing to mention is the online community is pretty dead apart from the people boosting the online achievements so you will probably want to set up two sessions. I will cover this in the online part of the guide.

I only have a couple of hints and tips for this game.

First from the main menu go to options and change the settings:

- Entrance: off
- KO: off
- Rope break: off
- DQ: off
- Ring out count: off
- Ring out: off
- Stamina system: off

- AI sliders all to the left (Only change AI sliders to the left; it is just the first page). Move all user's sliders to the right. This makes you really strong. There are three pages in total: the first should be AI settings in which all sliders need moving to the left, and the second and third pages all sliders need moving to the right.

- Keep difficulty to Legend.

You want to link the first three achievements together. Choose a hardcore match and choose Kane as your player and whoever you want as the other player. First get out of the ring and get as many weapons out from underneath as possible. Beat your opponent until every bit of their body is red. Once you have done sufficient damage to your opponent and made all bits red it will pop.

Put'em in a body bag

Turn your opponent's entire limb damage meter red in any match type.

Put'em in a body bag
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Then get the steel steps and drop them in the ring. Grab your opponent using (RB) + right analog stick up. Walk over to the stairs and press right analog stick down. This may take a few tries. If done successfully you will pop:

That's gonna leave a mark

Powerbomb an opponent on top of a steel step in any match type.

That's gonna leave a mark
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Go ahead and lose the match for:

Send'em back to Louisville

Lose to an opponent who has more limb damage than you.

Send'em back to Louisville
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You can link the next two achievements together. First you will need to choose Shawn Michaels AKA (HBK). In a one on one ladder match, you will need to Press Y and the directional button to steal your opponent's taunt with full momentum.

Rinse and repeat 3 times to unlock:

Possession is 9/10 of the law

Steal your opponent's taunt 3 times in any One on One match.

Possession is 9/10 of the law
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You will then want to beat the opponent with whatever you can till they are badly damaged and you have full momentum for a finisher. Then set the ladder up next to the ropes and climb, hoping the other guy does too. When he gets to the top use your finisher to hopefully suplex him out of the ring for the achievement.

Now offering non-stop flights

Stand on a ladder and suplex your opponent out of the ring in a ladder match.

Now offering non-stop flights
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For the next achievement, start a one on one match as a high flyer such as Rey Mysterio against Shad. Beat him badly till you're sure you have a stored ability then get knocked down, and as your opponent comes towards you hold RB+Y. You should see the preset animation and the possum pin. 1-2-3 and you have the achievement:

I'd like to thank the academy

Defeat a Powerhouse Superstar with the Possum Pin in any match type.

I'd like to thank the academy
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For the next achievement you will need to open up royal rumble choose a weak superstar such as Santino Marella. Make sure you choose to enter the rumble in 1st place, and just put the controller down. You should be eliminated in a few seconds netting you:

Better luck next year

Be the first Superstar eliminated in a 30-Man Royal Rumble.

Better luck next year
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For the next achievement you need to go to royal rumble again. I would recommend using Triple H as he is the only person I use in any royal rumble matches, and again enter at number 1. This time you won't want to give anyone any chances. You'll want to make use of the Irish whip and the right analog stick when on the ropes. Once you have take 20 superstars out you will unlock:

That's one for the record books

Eliminate 20 opponents in a 30-Man Royal Rumble.

That's one for the record books
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You will want to tie the next two achievements together. Go to settings and change difficulty to Legend, choose an ECW extreme rules match. Then I would choose Triple H vs Jeff hardy. Make sure you change hardy's style of fighting to hardcore though. Once in the ring get out as many weapons as possible and let him hit you until you bleed to unlock:

You've got a bit of red on you

Get busted open by your opponent on legend difficulty in any match type and win.

You've got a bit of red on you
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Then beat him till he bleeds and win the match to unlock:

Now that's hardcore

Bloody and defeat a Hardcore Superstar on legend difficulty in an ECW Extreme Rules match and win.

Now that's hardcore
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For the next achievement you will need to go to create mode then as follows:

'Create A Move-Set'
Created Superstar, In the moves list go to 'Corner-Grapple from behind'
Select Forearm to Back,
Then Mexican Stretch, press 'X' to preview it, This will unlock:

What the...

Preview the Mexican Stretch Corner Grapple in Create A Move-Set.

What the...
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Now go to 24/7 mode and sim until Wrestlemania. This won't take a few minutes and will net you 400k. Do this for two years, as you will need to buy two superstars in the WWE shop later on, but for now you can create the championship belt. Create 2 titles for the online achievements later on, then create a superstar and an entrance to unlock:

Who says originality is dead

Create an original CAS, ring entrance and created Championship.

Who says originality is dead
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For the next achievement, make sure you're on legendary difficulty as it doesn't seem to work on the other difficulties. Choose one on one match, then submission match. You will want to be CM Punk vs Kelly Kelly. Beat her till you get your finisher and use 'go to sleep'. Then boost your momentum again and this time press Y and direction. This should put her in the anaconda vice submission. She should tap out within a few seconds, unlocking:

Submission-sensei

Win a Normal Submission match without having your Struggle Submission hold broken once.

Submission-sensei
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Start a match with Rey Mysterio. You will need to lean against the ropes and press X in order to do a springboard move. People have said this achievement is glitched but it isn't. Springboard attacks against opponents down on the mat will not count, no matter how many times you do them. If you springboard attack from each of the four sides against a standing/dazed wrestler, you will unlock it on your first try.

Rope a dope

Perform a succesful springboard attack off each side of the ropes.

Rope a dope
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The next achievement will only unlock if you use a dirty superstar such as Randy Orton. When you go to pin the opponent they will kick out. When they do press (Y) to complain to the referee. Do this four times, then beat the opponent badly enough to win the match. You can do this against a diva to make it easier if you want to.

Stop yapping and fight

Argue with the referee 4 times in a match and win.

Stop yapping and fight
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You will need to make a total of 7 ECW wrestlers bleed now. The first five are already on the regular roster.

CM Punk
Elijah Burke
Johnny Nitro
Marcus Cor Von
Tommy Dreamer

Two of which have to be unlocked

To unlock Sabu just go to the WWE Shop (Under "Game Modes" for some reason) and buy him for $210,000. You should have enough money from earlier simming 24/7 mode.

For Terry Funk you will first have to play and win an Extreme Rules Fatal 4-Way match against Tommy Dreamer, Sandman and Sabu using any superstar you like, on Legend difficulty. Once you have won the match, again go to the shop and buy him for $210,000.

Keep the difficulty as legend then fight each of them in a first blood match. That way you're guaranteed to make them bleed and win. Once the last person has been beaten this will unlock:

If it bleeds...

Bloody every ECW Superstar on the roster.

If it bleeds...
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Next you want to go one on one then TLC. Choose who you want ,maybe someone strong like Triple H vs Santino. Now you need to destroy 15 tables and 10 chairs. It should unlock once you have broken the final item.

This is coming out of your check

Destroy 15 tables and 10 chairs in a TLC match.

This is coming out of your check
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Choose one on one, then ironman. Change length to 20 mins, then choose Triple H vs Kelly Kelly. In options turn off ring out, rope break and DQ. Just beat her badly; keep using your finisher and don't let her pin you at all to unlock:

The best there was...

Win a 20-minute Ironman match on legend difficulty without surrendering a point to your opponent.

The best there was...
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To get the next achievement you will need 2 controllers.

Go into a exibition one on one match. You pick Triple H; player 2 will have to be each of the 5 wrestlers underlined below.

Use player 2 and perform the grapples on Triple H. When you grapple Triple H, just wiggle player 1's joysticks and he will wiggle free and do a move on player 2. Make sure to win each match with player 1.

Batisita
He has 2 of the 9 moves; do both of them and let player 1 win.
Lift up
Hold RB and press left on the R joystick.
Oklahoma
Hold RB and press right on the R joystick.

Carlito
He also has 2 of the 9 moves; do both and let player 1 win.
DDT
Hold RB and press left on the R joystick.
Samoan Drop
Hold RB and press right on the R joystick.

Chavo Guerrero
He also has 2 of the 9 moves; do both and let player 1 win.
Piledriver
Hold RB and press left on the R joystick.
Suplex
Hold RB and press right on the R joystick.

Kane
He also has 2 of the 9 moves; do both and let player 1 win.
Chokeslam
Hold RB and press left on the R joystick.
PowerBomb
Hold RB and press right on the R joystick.

Chris Masters
He has 1 of the 9 moves; do it and let player 1 win.
Backbreaker
Hold RB and press right on the R joystick.

It should unlock after facing Chris Masters.

Escape Artist

Wiggle free from every Ultimate Control Grapple at least once.

Escape Artist
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For the next achievement you need to go into Tournaments mode and play and win in no particular order each of the following:

King of the Ring
Wrestlemania Mode
Smackdown Vs Raw
Money in the Bank
Beat the Clock

Once you have won all five you will unlock:

King of the mountain

Place first in every type of tournament in Tournament mode.

King of the mountain
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For the next achievement, the only thing I can recommend to do is watch this video I have included. It shows the only way to get this achievement. The video doesn't belong to me but I used it to unlock the achievement so I know it works.

*(Credit to Kirby606)

This year's inductee

Play as a GM in 24/7 Mode and obtain the GM of the Year Award.

This year's inductee
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I felt that the online achievements should have their own page. The online community was fairly dead when I completed this, so I would recommend finding a friend for four out of the five online achievements and boosting with them. The fifth achievement will require a bit more work as it requires 6 people. I will come to this.

Firstly go to online mode. Choose one on one title match and win to unlock:

You've got guts

Complete a ranked online title match.

You've got guts
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Win 9 more matches to unlock:

Gold digger

Win a Created Championship 10 times in ranked online matches.

Gold digger
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You will want to win another 20 matches, giving you 30 wins to unlock:

On fire

Win 30 consecutive ranked online matches.

On fire
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Now let your boosting partner win his 30 matches. Once you have lost 5 in a row you will unlock:

On The Job

Lose 5 consecutive ranked online matches.

On The Job
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For the last achievement you will want to setup a boosting session with 5 other people and have at least 2 titles for each person. Now you will need to be in a party chat to co-ordinate. Everybody will need to face each other twice to win and to lose, unlocking:

A fighting champion

In ranked online matches, defend a CAC title 5 times against 5 different players within 24 hours.

A fighting champion
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