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Unlocking/Renaming FAQ by mosaic
Version: 1.4 | Updated: 09/30/02
=============================== Fire Pro Wrestling 2 (GBA-US) - Wrestler List - Unlocking FAQ - Renaming FAQ - Wrestler Changes FAQ Game (c) 2002 BAM!, Spike! The original portions of this FAQ are (c) 2002 Frank Provo - Version 1.4 (09/30/2002) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org =============================== FAQ sites may reprint this guide without permission, provided no portion of it is altered. Other publications, print and online, should ask permission first. The current version of this guide is available in text format at: http://www.gamefaqs.com/ ================= Table of Contents ================= A. Introduction B. Unlock List C. Wrestler List & Real Names D. Fake Federations <==> Real Federations E. Wrestler Changes between FFPW and FPW2 F. Closing Comments =============== A. Introduction =============== There are 200 wrestlers available in Fire Pro Wrestling 2. Only 10 of them are available from the start. Of the rest, all but one are unlocked by playing the Ironman Road mode. Each match type in the Ironman Road has a set of wrestlers exclusive to it. If you are challenged by a new wrestler and win the match, you will unlock that new wrestler for use in Exhibition, Multiplayer, Edit, and Ironman modes. This guide explains how to release the unlockables, lists the full roster, and discusses the real personalities that the "fake" characters are based upon. There's also a section for which wrestlers appear in the US version off the game that don't in the JP version (and vice versa). ============== B. Unlock List ============== The list below shows which wrestlers are potentially available for each match type at each difficulty level. You will have to play through multiple times to unlock the full stable in any mode. Stock (10) ---------- #001 Steve Steel #002 Joe Morici #003 Death Head (say, he looks like Undertaker) #004 Double Trouble #005 Thomas Johnson #006 Anonomys I.M. (say, he looks like Kane) #007 Roots Genoa #008 Pepe Pena #009 Gigaton Joe #010 Jake Complete Practice Mode (1) -------------------------- #067 Ittetu Wakamoto Ironman Mode Easy (44) ---------------------- [Single] #015 Cole Pena #022 Kiki #050 Kaiji #063 E. Kamikaze #089 Bushido Ya-Shin #102 Hank Forest #103 Naomi Kakutsuji #104 Toshinori Hanemaru #135 Curry Mask #146 Black Chaos [Tag] #060 Masashi Narahashi & #059 Keizo Mizuki #073 Eiji Kamamoto & #062 Mitsuru Yanaka #085 Neppuh Kua & #088 Tony Williams #106 Shinichi Ohgari & #112 Iwahito Takaryu #122 Ranmaru & #129 Jinsui Kanzaki #128 Blade Hayate & #133 Mask De Panther 4 #132 Rick Saijoh & #131 Waka Yukiguni #134 Doran Otawa & #130 S.Dolphin #136 Walther Kyoto & #139 Azteca Jr. #137 Zyma & #138 Kuga #144 Mystery Man & #042 Galando Ribera #147 D.Silver Jr. & #148 Black Panther [Gruesome] #111 General Bordeaux #118 Bos Docken #149 Nobuhisa Sanada #155 Kein Harock #156 Berm Sturm #157 B. B. Badedge #160 Ron Stacy #163 Gan Garn #166 Taishi Housaka #196 Kyoko Nishimura Ironman Mode Normal (65) ------------------------ [Single] #012 Edward Kain #013 Karachi Kid #025 Kleebo #027 Bobby Goodman #061 Super Kaiser #066 Mask De Panther #098 Yoshinao Nogawa #140 Azteca Dragon #188 Mongol Khan [Tag] #011 Captain Jackson & #016 Cyber Prince #039 Mr. Mann & #185 Dick Wire #043 Tattoo & #044 Vince Von Trap #051 Fighter Yamato & #057 Tohru Kusamura #053 Mamoru Mifune & #052 Yujiro Sakata #064 Hurricane Rikimaru & #065 Zombie Masa #080 Hiroshi Date & #054 Storm Keisuke #099 Takashi Riki & #100 Takashi Oshima #141 Maschera Condor & #142 Maschera Eagle #183 Dick Maverick & #169 Mighty Mogan #190 Dynamic Kid & #173 Dr. Jones [Deathmatch] #048 Hooligan #049 Bobby Freeman #107 Masahiko Hatanaka #121 Saxon Haruki #123 Master Tohgoh #124 Mr. Ashiya #125 Winning Kamemura #126 Rubber Mask #127 The Nail #189 The Kagura [Handicap] #034 The Mauler & #035 Crazy Rose #055 Samurai Jiro & #056 F.F. Robot #069 Buffalo Amamoto & #079 Satoru Kijima #070 Flash Burton & #058 Makoto Yasue #074 Madoh & #075 Kidoh #077 Toshiee Kazama & #096 Akira Sagami #082 Abdullah Danger & #087 Giant Unara #084 Beat Van & #086 Jackal Ballfeed #115 Takao Masuda & #108 Joe Kajiwara #116 Kazuyoshi Inugami & #151 Hercules Ohtsuki #184 Kerry Boggy & #083 Steel James #193 Mr. Enigma & #197 Jacky Garcia Ironman Mode Hard (80) ---------------------- [Gruesome] #117 Bone Cry #150 Kazuki Makurada #152 Centaurus Bohemia #154 Rugal Rovhankin #158 Andrei Jiruba #159 Nick Stacy #161 Micro Propolis #162 Wolf Byrne #165 Hercules Alevin #191 Godhand Masuyama [Deathmatch] #017 Monster Gaea #026 Omega #041 Smasher #045 Grabby Gussom #120 Katsushi Okita #170 Mad Tiger #180 Dandy Face #181 The Shark #195 Kaijyu #200 Big Bear [Single] #028 Axe Duggan (say, he looks like Hulkster) #029 Killa Kalani #030 Die Finger #031 The Spike #036 Buddha Bob #037 Brad Love #068 Violence Kouno #076 Ken Sudoh #078 Thunder Ryu #092 Mitsuhide Hikawa #114 Masayuki Kajita #119 Victory Musashi #164 Neverland Roche #172 Astro Bluster #175 Akira Saeba #179 Giant Rozhmov (say, he looks like Andre) #187 Rikiozan #192 Kung-Fu Liu (say, he looks like Bruce Lee) [Tag] #040 Sgt. Smith & #038 Baron Von Aaron #071 Giant Gabba & #072 Giant Shiva #081 Star Bison & #171 Gorgeous Daddy #090 Great Shiba & #091 Tommy Bomber #093 Keiji Togashi & #094 Shun Akisawa #097 Takeo Komori & #095 Yoshihiro Kouyama #101 Saber & #186 G.O Bright #105 Crusher Hatamoto & #113 Yuuya Nogawa #153 Tom Chuckman & #109 Mike Bear #176 Carlos Klauser & #177 R.J Faze #178 Big The G.Bull & #182 Exotic Snake [Handicap] #014 Terry Nevelo & #174 Regina #018 Noisy Kevin & #019 Silent Jim #020 Madman Musci & #021 Junk Bastard #023 Miss Sweety & #024 Miss Erotica #032 Undead Gladiator & #033 Iron Gladiator #046 Giant Angry & #047 Danny Angry #110 Bomb Powers & #194 Billy Wild #145 Mascherus Eagle Jr. & #143 E. Santos #167 Kerry Texan & #168 Harry Texan Jr. #198 Rat Tights & #199 Mask Boy Ironman Mode Special (0) ------------------------ None. ================ C. Wrestler List ================ Here is a numerical list showing every available wrestler. The wrestlers in Fire Pro Wrestling 2 are based upon real life fighters, wrestlers, and movie legends. Listed next to each name, in parentheses, is the name of the person that character is meant to depict as well as their current affiliation. FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME ABOUT THOSE YOU FEEL ARE INCORRECT. Thanks to www.wwe.com, BeyondWrestling.com, and www.puroresufan.com for having such comprehensive and up-to-date news and rosters. Legend ------ AAA = El Asistencia Asesoria Administracion (Mexico) AJPW = All Japan Pro Wrestling CMLL = Consejo Mundial de la Lucha Libre (Mexico) FMW = Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling (Japan) IWA = International Wrestling Alliance (Japan) Michinoku = Michinoku Pro-Wrestling (Japan) Osaka Pro = Osaku Pro Wrestling (Japan, S. Delphin founder) NJPW = New Japan Pro Wrestling NWA-TNA = National Wrestling Alliance - Total Nonstop Action Pancrase = Hybrid Wrestling Pancrase (Japan/World) Pride = Pride Fighting Championships (Japan/World) P.W. NOAH = Pro Wrestling NOAH (Japan) Rings = Fighting Network Rings (Japan/World) Team 2000 = NJPW Team 2000 Toryumon = Toryumon Japan (Lucha Libre + Wrestling) WCW = World Championship Wrestling (now part of WWE) WEW = World Entertainment Wrestling (Japan, real new) WMF = Wrestling Marvelous Future (Japan) WWE Raw = World Wrestling Entertainment, Raw brand WWE Smackdown = World Wrestling Entertainment, Smackdown brand XPW = Xtreme Pro Wrestling (ECW's tatters) ZERO-ONE = Pro Wrestling Zero-One (Japan) There are no UFO fighters on the list below because they all seem to be more active in Rings, Pride, or other feds. Also, a lot of wrestlers seem to have spent significant time in two feds during 2002, so I just list both and leave it up to you to decide their main affiliation. This is especially true of some of the Lucha and Mixed Martial-Arts fighters. If I have notes about an entry, there is a *# next to it and I discuss it below the list. Num Name Real Name - Promotion or Status ---- ----------------------------------------------------- #001 Steve Steel Steve Austin - None / Was WWE #002 Joe Morici The Rock - WWE Smackdown #003 Death Head The Undertaker - WWE Smackdown #004 Double Trouble Triple H - WWE Raw #005 Thomas Johnson Kurt Angle - WWE Smackdown #006 Anonomys I.M. Kane - WWE Raw #007 Roots Genoa Chris Benoit - WWE Smackdown #008 Pepe Pena Chris Jericho - WWE Raw #009 Gigaton Joe Big Show - WWE Raw #010 Jake Edge - WWE Smackdown #011 Captain Jackson Booker T - WWE Raw #012 Edward Kain William Regal - WWE Raw #013 Karachi Kid Diamond Dallas Page - WWE Smackdown #014 Terry Nevelo Eddy Guerrero - WWE Smackdown #015 Cole Pena Syxx-Pac (was X-Pac) - NWA-TNA #016 Cyber Prince Goldust - WWE Raw #017 Monster Gaea Brock Lesnar - WWE Smackdown *1 #018 Noisy Kevin Jeff Hardy - WWW Raw #019 Silent Jim Matt Hardy - WWE Smackdown #020 Madman Musci Vince McMahon - WWE Raw/Smackdown #021 Junk Bastard Shane McMahon - WWE Raw/Smackdown #022 Kiki Lita - WWE Raw #023 Miss Sweety Stacy Keibler - WWE Raw #024 Miss Erotica Trish Stratus - WWE Raw #025 Kleebo Shawn Michaels - WWE Raw #026 Omega Mankind - WWE #027 Bobby Goodman Bob Backlund - Legend #028 Axe Duggan Hulk Hogan - WWE Smackdown #029 Killa Kalani Ric Flair - WWE Raw #030 Die Finger Bill Goldberg - AJPW #031 The Spike Sting - WCW Retired... sort of #032 Undead Gladiator Hawk - Road Warrior / Freelance #033 Iron Gladiator Animal - Road Warrior / Freelance #034 The Mauler Kevin Nash - WWE Raw #035 Crazy Rose Scott Hall - NWA-TNA #036 Buddha Bob Great Muta - AJPW / Freelance #037 Brad Love Bret Hart - WCW Retired #038 Baron Von Aaron Scott Steiner - None / Was WWE #039 Mr. Mann Randy Savage - WWF/WCW Retired #040 Sgt. Smith Rick Steiner - NWA-TNA #041 Smasher Bam Bam Bigelow - Freelance #042 Galando Ribera Juventud Guerrera - XPW or CMLL #043 Tattoo Sabu - NWA-TNA #044 Vince Von Trap Rob Van Dam - WWE Raw #045 Grabby Gussom Mike Awesome - WWE Smackdown #046 Giant Angry Bubba Ray Dudley - WWE Raw #047 Danny Angry D-Von Dudley - WWE Smackdown #048 Hooligan Sandman - XPW #049 Bobby Freeman Tommy Dreamer - WWE Raw #050 Kaiji Tajiri - WWE Smackdown #051 Fighter Yamato Tatsumi Fujinami - NJPW #052 Yujiro Sakata Yuji Nagata - NJPW #053 Mamoru Mifune Manabu Nakanishi - NJPW #054 Storm Keisuke Kensuke Sasaki - NJPW #055 Samurai Jiro Shiro Koshinaka - NJPW #056 F.F. Robot Super Strong Machine - NJPW #057 Tohru Kusamura Osamu Nishimura - NJPW #058 Makoto Yasue Yutaka Yoshie - NJPW #059 Keizo Mizuki Kenzo Suzuki - NJPW #060 Masashi Narahashi Hiroshi Tanahashi - NJPW #061 Super Kaiser Jyushin Thunder Lyger - NJPW #062 Mitsuru Yanaka Minoru Tanaka - NJPW #063 E. Kamikaze El Samurai - NJPW #064 Hurricane Rikimaru Riki Chosyu - NJPW #065 Zombie Masa Masa Saito - NJPW #066 Mask De Panther Tiger Mask - NJPW #067 Ittetu Wakamoto Kotetsu Yamamoto - NJPW #068 Violence Kouno Masahiro Chono - Team 2000 #069 Buffalo Amamoto Hiroyoshi Tenzan - Team 2000 #070 Flash Burton Scott Norton - Team 2000 #071 Giant Gabba Giant Silva - Team 2000 #072 Giant Shiva Giant Singh - Team 2000 and CMLL #073 Eiji Kamamoto Koji Kanemoto - NJPW #074 Madoh Jado - NJPW #075 Kidoh Gedo - NJPW #076 Ken Sudoh Keiji Mutoh - NJPW #077 Toshiee Kazama Toshiaki Kawada - AJPW #078 Thunder Ryu Genichiro Tenryu - AJPW #079 Satoru Kijima Satoshi Kojima - AJPW #080 Hiroshi Date Hiroshi Hase - AJPW #081 Star Bison Stan Hansen - AJPW #082 Abdullah Danger Abdullah the Butcher - AJPW #083 Steel James Dr. Death Steve Williams - AJPW #084 Beat Van Mike Barton - AJPW #085 Neppuh Kua Taiyo Kea - AJPW #086 Jackal Ballfeed Jim Steele (aka Wolf Hawkfield) - AJPW #087 Giant Unara Giant Kimala - AJPW #088 Tony Williams Johnny Smith - AJPW #089 Bushido Ya-Shin Kendo Ka-Shin - NJPW #090 Great Shiba Giant Baba - AJPW #091 Tommy Bomber Jumbo Tsuruta - AJPW #092 Mitsuhide Hikawa Mitsuharu Misawa - P.W. NOAH #093 Keiji Togashi Kenta Kobashi - P.W. NOAH #094 Shun Akisawa Jun Akiyama - P.W. NOAH #095 Yoshihiro Kouyama Yoshihiro Takayama - P.W. NOAH #096 Akira Sagami Akira Taue - P.W. NOAH #097 Takeo Komori Takao Omori - P.W. NOAH #098 Yoshinao Nogawa Yoshinari Ogawa - P.W. NOAH #099 Takashi Riki Takeshi Rikioh - P.W. NOAH #100 Takashi Oshima Takeshi Morishima - P.W. NOAH #101 Saber Vader - P.W. NOAH #102 Hank Forest Michael Modest - P.W. NOAH #103 Naomi Kakutsuji Naomichi Marufuji - P.W. NOAH #104 Toshinori Hanemaru Yoshinobu Kanemaru - P.W. NOAH #105 Crusher Hatamoto Shinya Hashimoto - ZERO-ONE #106 Shinichi Ohgari Shinjiro Ohtani - ZERO-ONE #107 Masahiko Hatanaka Masato Tanaka - ZERO-ONE #108 Joe Kajiwara Yoshiaki Fujiwara - ZERO-ONE #109 Mike Bear Mark Kerr - Pride #110 Bomb Powers Tom Howard - ZERO-ONE #111 General Bordeaux Gerard Gordeau - ZERO-ONE #112 Iwahito Takaryu Tatsuhito Takawia - ZERO-ONE #113 Yuuya Nogawa Naoya Ogawa - ZERO-ONE #114 Masayuki Kajita Kazuyuki Fujita - Pride #115 Takao Masuda Tadao Yasuda - NJPW #116 Kazuyoshi Inugami Kazunari Murakami - ZERO-ONE #117 Bone Cry Don Frye - Team 2000 and Pride #118 Bos Docken Bas Rutten - Pancrase and NJPW #119 Victory Musashi Antonio Inoki - NJPW #120 Katsushi Okita Atsushi Onita - FMW #121 Saxon Haruki Hiromichi Fuyuki - WEW #122 Ranmaru Hayabusa - WMF #123 Master Tohgoh Mr. Pogo - FMW #124 Mr. Ashiya Mr. Gannosuke - WMF #125 Winning Kamemura Kintaro Kanamura - FMW #126 Rubber Mask Leatherface - FMW #127 The Nail Freddy Krueger - IWA #128 Blade Hayate The Great Sasuke - Michinoku #129 Jinsui Kanzaki Jinsei Shinzaki - WMF #130 S.Dolphin Super Delfin - Osaka Pro #131 Waka Yukiguni Taka Michinoku - Michinoku #132 Rick Saijoh Dick Togo - Michinoku #133 Mask De Panther 4 Tiger Mask IV - Michinoku Pro #134 Doran Otawa Gran Naniwa - Michinoku #135 Curry Mask Curry Man - Michinoku #136 Walther Kyoto Magnum Tokyo - Toryumon #137 Zyma CIMA - Toryumon #138 Kuga SUWA - Toryumon #139 Azteca Jr. Dragon Kid - Toryumon #140 Azteca Dragon Ultimo Dragon - Toryumon #141 Maschera Condor Mil Mascaras - Freelance, AJPW recently #142 Maschera Eagle Dos Caras - Freelance, AJPW recently #143 E. Santos El Hijo del Santo - AAA/CMLL #144 Mystery Man Rey Mysterio, Jr. - WWE Smackdown #145 Mascherus Eagle Jr. Dos Caras Jr. - AAA/CMLL #146 Black Chaos Negro Casas - Freelance, Toryumon recently #147 D.Silver Jr. Dr. Wagner Jr. - NJPW #148 Black Panther Black Tiger III - Team 2000 #149 Nobuhisa Sanada Nobuhiko Takada - Pride #150 Kazuki Makurada Kazushi Sakuraba - Pride #151 Hercules Ohtsuki Alexander Otsuka - Pride #152 Centaurus Bohemia Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira - Pride #153 Tom Chuckman Mark Coleman - Pride #154 Rugal Rovhankin Igor Vovchanchyn - Pride #155 Kein Harock Ken Shamrock - NWA-TNA #156 Berm Sturm Semmy Schilt - Pancrase or Pride #157 B. B. Badedge Gary Goodridge - Pride #158 Andrei Jiruba Vanderlei Silva - Pride #159 Nick Stacy Rickson Gracie - Pride or Legend #160 Ron Stacy Royce Gracie - Pride #161 Micro Propolis Mirko Filipovic - Pride #162 Wolf Byrne Volk Han - Rings #163 Gan Garn Dan Severn - Rings #164 Neverland Roche Roland Bock - Legend #165 Hercules Alevin Aleksandr Karelin - Legend #166 Taishi Housaka Tsuyoshi Kousaka (Tsyuyoshi Kosaka) - Rings #167 Kerry Texan Terry Funk - XPW #168 Harry Texan Jr. Dory Funk, Jr. - AJPW, NWA-TNA #169 Mighty Mogan Dusty Rhodes - Legend #170 Mad Tiger Tiger Jeet Singh - Legend #171 Gorgeous Daddy Ted DiBiase - Freelance #172 Astro Bluster Ultimate Warrior - Freelance #173 Dr. Jones Davey Boy Smith - Legend #174 Regina Chyna / Joanie Laurer - Freelance / TV *2 #175 Akira Saeba Akira Maeda - Rings #176 Carlos Klauser Karl Gotch - Legend #177 R.J Faze Lou Thesz - Legend #178 Big The G.Bull Bruiser Brody - Legend #179 Giant Rozhmov Andre "the Giant" Rousimoff - Legend #180 Dandy Face 'The King' Harley Race - Legend #181 The Shark The Sheik - Legend #182 Exotic Snake Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka - Legend #183 Dick Maverick Dick Murdock - Legend #184 Kerry Boggy Terry Gordy - Legend #185 Dick Wire Rick Rude - Retired WWF/WCW #186 G.O Bright Gary Albright - Legend #187 Rikiozan Rikidozan - Legend #188 Mongol Khan Killer Khan - Legend #189 The Kagura The Great Kabuki - Legend #190 Dynamic Kid Dynamite Kid - Legend #191 Godhand Masuyama Wilhelm Ruska - Special #192 Kung-Fu Liu Bruce Lee - Special #193 Mr. Enigma Everett Eddie - Special *3 #194 Billy Wild Chuck Norris - Special #195 Kaijyu Unknown Sumo - Special *4 #196 Kyoko Nishimura Ryoko Tamura - Special #197 Jacky Garcia Rocky Balboa - Special *5 #198 Rat Tights Batman - Special #199 Mask Boy Robin - Special #200 Big Bear Special *1 = What a flimsy model, but the bio, nationality, and a few of the moves reflect Brock Lesnar. *2 = "Regina" sounds like Chyna and the height is correct, but the weight is way off. The model looks identical though. The bio says "Bodyguard of Musashi," which makes some sense for the following reason. Musashi is Antonio Inoki. Chyna, aka Joanie Laurer has been touring with Inoki's NJPW of late and was on his 08/08/02 UFO show as well. *3 = The bio hint says "Had a legendary match against MUSASHI." From http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~YF7M-ON/ematch3.html : Antonio Inoki (5R 1'38" KO) "The Monster Man" Everett Eddie "The match against the (U.S.) National Professional Karate champion is said to be one of the best mixed matches by Inoki. Inoki put Monster Man up and dropped to the head, which looked like today's powerbomb. Inoki won by KO after a leg drop." Just go to the site and look at the picture. It's him. *4 = #195: I searched and searched, but you try to find all the 6-foot, 9-inch tall Sumo wrestlers who weighed around 517-lbs. That's a monster of a man. Akebono is close to Kaijyu's measurements, at 204cm and 234kg. He is not from Tonga however. Rikishi looks like the character and some of the moves are right, but the stats and bio are senseless. It could be Yokozuna, if for only because he was popular and the right size - but the moves really ain't right. *5 = The height and weight is all wrong, but they redid the head on this model. In the Japanese version, it was #238 Tsuneo "Piston" Horiguchi. But now the head is different and REALLY looks like Rocky from the movies. And the quote, "fights for his love," sure sounds like the relationship between Rocky & Adrian. ========================= D. Fake Fed <==> Real Fed ========================= Fire Pro Wrestling 2 has 18 programmed federations and 36 total logos. I've done my best to convert the federations into their real world equivalents. Some of the edit mode logos are purely fictional, so I have ignored those. Also, a few edit mode logos are different than they were in the Japanese version. Stock Federations ----------------- WPA WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) *1 AWG WCW (World Championship Wrestling) *1 XWA ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling) *2 SEE NOTE!! VJP NJPW (New Japan Pro Wrestling) BLACK Team 2000 (NJPW Team 2000) OJP AJPW (All Japan Pro Wrestling) NOVA NOAH (Pro Wrestling NOAH) NEO ZERO-ONE (Pro Wrestling ZERO-ONE) UNO UFO (Universal Fighting Arts Organization) IW FMW (Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling) *3 YUKIGUNI Michinoku (Michinoku Pro Wrestling) DRAGON Toryumon T-A AAA/CMLL BLADE PRIDE (Pride Fighting Championships) GRAPPLE UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships) FREE FREE (Freelancers) LEG LEGEND (Legends) SPECIAL SPECIAL (Special Guests) Federations With Edit Mode Logos -------------------------------- GONGS RINGS (Fighting Network Rings) HIGH CLASS PANCRASE (Hybrid Wrestling Pancrase) B BATTLARTS RYU WAR (AJPW's Wrestle Association R) S-1 K-1 UWH UWF (UWF International) ZIP JAPAN BJW (Big Japan Pro-Wrestling) *1 Since WCW was bought by WWE and the WWE now has two brands, the names I'm using in my game for WPA and AWG are WWE S (WWW Smackdown) and WWE R (WWE Raw). *2 It's obvious that this new logo was meant to be ECW, but since that organization folded, your guess is as good as mine. XPW is what the remnants of ECW is called, but some of the wrestlers are showing up in the WWE and in NWA-TNA as well. In my game, I named this fed XPW/NWA with the long name of XPW/NWA-TNA. *3 The original FMW is dead. Onita has started a new FMW, which fans refer to as Onita FMW. He and Mr. Pogo are basically the only stable members. To complicate things, a new group headed by Hayabusa is called WMF (Wrestling Marvelous Future). WMF is currently touring with a lot of original FMW guys and has major financial backing. Personally, I also lump the IWA in with this group, since there was a lot of overlap in the past. In my game, I have named this fed WMF-FMW with the long name of WMF-FMW-IWA. ========================================= E. Wrestler Changes between FFPW and FPW2 ========================================= Even though Fire Pro Wrestling 2 has a roster of 200 wrestlers, it is actually missing a fair number of "full" wrestlers who appeared in the Japanese version of the game, titled Final Fire Pro Wrestling. At the same time, the US version has many "full" wrestlers who weren't in the Japanese game! In a nutshell, "Full" means that they don't just have heads and bodies in the edit menu, but programmed AI and move-sets as well. Below is a list of the wrestlers who are in one version of the game, but not the other. The parentheses next to some names indicates that while they are not in the game as a "full" character, their body and head are available in the edit mode. The asterisk (*) next to a name indicates that a wrestler is flat out gone from the other version of the game. [Thanks to Haddes911 for the idea and a lot of the information for this section. His contributions are invaluable.] Wrestlers in Final Fire Pro Wrestling [JP] not in FPW2 [US] ----------------------------------------------------------- NJPW -Kazuo Yamazaki (head/model 232 in US) -Kengo Kimura (head/model 229 in US) -Takashi Iizuka (head/model 228 in US) -Osamu Kido (head/model 230 in US) -Salman Hashimikov * -Super J (head/model 235 in US) -Masahito Kakihara (head/model 271 in US) -Masayuki Naruse (head/model 278 in US) Team 2000 -Tatsutoshi Goto (head/model 236 in US) -Hiro Saito (head/model 233 in US) -AKIRA (head/model 234 in US) AJPW -Hiroshi Wajima (head/model 240 in US) -Mitsuya Nagai (head/model 266 in US) -Nobutaku Araya (head/model 238 in US) -Masanobu Fuchi (head/model 239 in US) NOAH -Tamon Honda (head/model 242 in US) -Akitoshi Saito (head/model 231 in US) -Naoki Sano / Takuma Sano (head/model 275 in US) -Daisuke Ikeda (head/model 247 in US) -Masao Inoue (head/model 245 in US) -Kentaro Shiga (head/model 246 in US) -Jun Izumida (head/model 244 in US) -Mohammed Yone * -Takashi Suguira * -Tsuyoshi Kikuchi (head/model 248 in US) Zero-One -Tatsuhito Takaiwa * FMW/IWA/WMF -Testuhiro Kuroda (head/model 249 in US) -Mammoth Sasaki (head/model 279 in US) -Hisakatsu Ohya (head/model 250 in US) -GOEMON (head/model 251 in US) -Ricky Fuji (head/model 252 in US) Michinoku Pro -Gran Hamada (head/model 254 in US) Toryumon -Masaaki Mochizuka (head/model 280 in US) -Don Fuji (head/model 281 in US) Rings -Hiromitsu Kanehara (head/model 257 in US) -Bitsadze Tariel (head/model 258 in US) -Andrei Kopeloev (head/model 226 in US) Pancrase (Whole Organization, I'm not really sure on this one) -Funaki Masakatsu (head/model 264 in US) -Sanae Kikuta (head/model 282 in US) -Minoru Suzuki (head/model 260 in US) -Yoshiki Takahashi (head/model 261 in US) -Yuki Kondo (head/model 259 in US) -Ikusa Minowa (head/model 283 in US) PRIDE -Norihisa Yamamoto * (body is 256 in US, head is different) Shooters/UFC -Ernesto Hoost * (body is missing in US, head is 156) -Jerome LeBanner (head/model 285 in US) -Peter Aerts (head/model 268 in US) -Francisco Filho (head/model 286 in US) -Renzo Gracie (head/model 267 in US) Free -Kiyoshi Tamura (head/model 255 in US) -Yoshiaki Yatsu (head/model 269 in US) -Koji Kitao (head/model 253 in US) -Yoji Anjoh (head/model 270 in US) -Michiyoshi Ohara (head/model 237 in US) -Yuki Ishikawa (head/model 256 in US) -Mitsuhiro Matsunaga (head/model 272 in US) -Tarzan Goto (head/model 273 in US) -Osamu Tachihikari * -Shoji Nakamaki (head/model 274 in US) -Takehiro Murahama (head/model 284 in US) -Masao Orihara (head/model 276 in US) Wrestlers in Fire Pro Wrestling 2 [US] not in FFPW [JP] ------------------------------------------------------- WWE RAW -Jeff Hardy * -Lita * -Goldust (head/model 312 & 313 in JP) -Tommy Dreamer (head/model 316 in JP) WWE Smackdown -Edge * -Brock Lesnar * -Matt Hardy * XPW/ECW -Sandman (head/model 317 in JP) Special -Rocky Balboa * (body was 238, Piston Horiguchi, in JP) -Batman * -Robin * =================== F. Closing Comments =================== This is a great game. Identical to the first in most respects, but I guess some folks will appreciate the extra body and clothing options in the Edit mode. It is really too bad BAM! removed the M.O.R. mode that the Japanese version possessed. It's a double shame that there isn't a basic audience mode. I think Rat Tights & Mask Boy are guaranteed opponents in the handicap grouping on the Ironman Road hard path. Not once have I not fought them. Want to play a USA style tag match? Set match type to TAG, rules to AMERICAN, illegal attack to GRUESOME, and cut play to OFF. This will result in more damage per move and the tag partner not cutting in every five seconds. There _IS_ a wrestler unlock code to unlock all 200 wrestlers in the US version of the game, but I promised BAM! I would not reveal it. Keep searching, but please don't ask me for it. I hope this FAQ was helpful. ..end..