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Version: 1.5 | Updated: 08/10/04

Legends of Wrestling: Showdown
PS2 Walkthrough
By Shaneo632
Version 1.5 - 10th August 2004
E-mail: shaneo632@hotmail.com

Note: This is my first FAQ, so things aren't perfect, but hey, that's life. I 
played through the game once in about an hour and a half within about an hour 
of having the game. Not the best idea, I know, but I realised there wasn't a 
guide for this game yet, so what the hey! Anyway, let's get started.

Version 1.5 Updates
-------------------
- Added some more FAQs
- Added some more move instructions (thanks again roarzach@hotmail.com)
- Added a new glitch (thanks roarzach@hotmail.com
                               tribes36@yahoo.com)

Index
-----

1 - Disclaimer
2 - Showdown Challenge Mode Walkthrough
2.1 - The super-easy way to finish Showdown mode in less than 90 minutes
2.2 - The 70s
2.3 - The 80s
2.4 - The 90s
2.5 - The "Unlockables"
3 - Game Modes
3.1 - Quick Play
3.2 - Match Play
3.3 - Create A Legend
4 - Roster
5 - Extras
6 - Finishers
7 - Glitches
8 - CALs
9 - FAQ
10 - Credits

1 - Disclaimer
--------------
The following was all written by me, or submitted by those who intended for it 
to be used in this guide. The following sites are the only sites where it 
should be seen:
-www.gamefaqs.com
-www.cheatcc.com
-www.cheatplanet.com
-www.wrestlingvideogame.com

If you wish for it to be on your site, please e-mail me first at 
shaneo632@hotmail.com. Cheers. Also, if you spot it on any other sites, please 
notify me at said address, thanks.

2 - Showdown Challenge Mode Walkthrough
---------------------------------------
Well, what is this mode, you may ask? A quick tap of the X button reveals all
(or the instructional manual). As a legend of your choice, you battle through 
three decades (the 70s, 80s and 90s) in the hope of supreme superstardom.

I was quite surprised to see how short this game is in comparison with the first
two games, which were insanely long to the point where I just couldn't be arsed 
anymore. Anyway, I was hoping Showdown would be long, but not too long. A shame 
that it is TOO short this time. I hope for Legends 4 that they find a healthy 
medium (given that Acclaim don't go out of business with their loss of $60m 
this year :\). Anyway, back to the guide, because that's why you all came here, 
right?

I played Showdown with Sting first time around, and here's who I fought in each 
decade. You will notice that each decade culminates in a title match. Is it the 
US title? The World title? No, it's the title for that era. Quite odd, but hey, 
it works I guess.

CREDIT: TheMick84@aol.com - Who you fight in Challenge Mode is entirely random,
safe for Hulk Hogan.

2.1 - The super-easy way to finish Showdown mode in less than 90 minutes
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Yes, this is lame, but given how frustrating the other Legends games were, I 
didn't feel any guilt in doing it. I can almost guarantee that on any difficulty
setting, this will complete the game for you in less than 90 minutes, if you 
follow these steps.

- When the match starts, stay at the left side of the ropes
- Wait for your opponent to get within arms reach of you
- Press CIRCLE (grapple) and quickly press both the UP and LEFT buttons on the 
D-Pad. Then press TRIANGLE and your opponent, if you are close enough to the 
ropes, will go outside
- When he flies out, follow him out and just continue to beat him down
(throwing him into railings, whatever) and make sure that he gets counted out.
- And finally, if he manages to get back into the ring, make sure you follow 
quickly, or you WILL get counted out (with my method, there's about a 3-4 
second cushion for you to get back into the ring).
- I used this method and the only time it didn't work was against Jake "The 
Snake" Roberts in the 90s, as it was a No DQ match.

2.2 - The 70s
-------------
Match 1: Fritz Von Erich
Match 2: "The Rock" Don Muraco
Match 3: Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka
Match 4: Ivan Putski
Match 5 - 70s TITLE: The Shiek

2.3 - The 80s
-------------
Match 1: George "The Animal" Steele (from this point on, I was the Red and 
Black "Wolfpac" Sting. Shame that they've overlooked the fact he didn't 
turn Black and Red until 1998...)
Match 2: "The Model" Rick Martel (nice to see that he carried the bottle of 
"Arrogance" he had back in his WWF days.)
Match 3: Nikita Koloff
Match 4: /Ultimate Warrior vs Robert Gibson/Koko B Ware (why they didn't 
just let me fight the Rock N Roll Express, I have no idea.)
Match 5 - 80s TITLE: Rick Rude

2.4 - The 90s
-------------
Match 1: Jerry Sags (a nice picture and text before hand informed me that Sags 
had been attempting to flirt with my girlfriend during one of my matches. Well,
I guess they've gotta be Nasty for a reason, right? :P)
Match 2: /Brian Pillman vs Brian Knobbs/Scott Steiner (apparently, Knobbs 
Wanted to avenge his brother's defeat and thought he'd bring "Big Poppa 
Dump" with him, heh.)
Match 3: Sid Vicious (or should it be "Justice"? :P)
Match 4 - No Disqualifications: Jake "The Snake" Roberts (before this match, 
you're beaten up, and so have a limp for the match, which is quite annoying, 
especially as this is a No DQ match, so my techniques do not work :\)
Match 5 - 90s TITLE: "Macho Man" Randy Savage (yes, you have a limp again. 
Isn't it funny how limps seem to last half a decade :0x)
Match 6 - SHOWDOWN TITLE: Hulk Hogan (yep, this is the big one, the last 
match).

2.5 - The "Unlockables"
-----------------------
Well, sorry if I mislead you, but there are ZILCH unlockables for this game
- NOTHING, NADA, NOT A ZIP. I cleared it with Sting and expected some cool 
movie of Sting, some wrestler interviews, an arena or at least a new 
unlockable character, but nothing. Shame that a game that is better than 
its predecessors lacks the extras that they had. Thanks again, Acclaim 
:\

Actually, there is more "Classic" Matches to unlock, but who wants to 
unlock stuff you can make yourself in Quick Play? Regardless, go onto 
Classic Mode and you'll see what I mean - you unlock it in a tournament sort
of mode:

COMPLETE Hulk Hogan vs Iron Shiek
COMPLETE "Macho Man" Randy Savage Ultimate Warrior
UNLOCK: Dusty Rhodes vs Abdullah The Butcher

COMPLETE Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat vs Randy Savage
COMPLETE Owen Hart vs Bret Hart
UNLOCK: Hulk Hogan vs The Ultimate Warrior

COMPLETE Dusty Rhodes vs Abdullah The Butcher
COMPLETE Hulk Hogan vs The Ultimate Warrior
UNLOCK: The Road Warriors vs The Koloffs

COMPLETE Sting vs DDP
COMPLETE Bret Hart vs "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
UNLOCK: Jake "The Snake" Roberts vs "Ravishing" Rick Rude

COMPLETE Terry Funk vs Sabu
COMPLETE "Macho Man" Randy Savage vs Hulk Hogan
UNLOCK: Hulk Hogan vs King Kong Bundy

COMPLETE Jake "The Snake" Roberts vs "Ravishing" Rick Rude
COMPLETE Hulk Hogan vs King Kong Bundy
UNLOCK: Andy Kaufman vs Jerry Lawler

COMPLETE The Road Warriors vs The Koloffs
COMPLETE Andy Kaufman vs Jerry Lawler
UNLOCK: Hulk Hogan vs Andre The Giant

COMPLETE Hulk Hogan vs Andre The Giant
Unlock: Diddly-squat - just a "congratulations" screen :\

3 - Game Modes
--------------
Below are the other game modes, not counting Showdown Challenge, of course.

3.1 - Quick Play
----------------
Very simple - just pick two wrestlers and fight, really.

3.2 - Match Play
----------------
A decent mode in the game, allows a variety of different matches:

Hardcore - A 1-on-1 match which allows the use of weapons.
Ironman 30 - A match that lasts for 30 minutes and the person who gains the 
most decisions (pinfalls or DQs) in that time frame is the winner.
Ironman 60 - The same as above but for an hour.
First Blood - The first person to bleed is the loser.
Best 2-out-of-3 Falls - The first person to gain 2 falls is the winner.
Standard Tournament - Pick 4, 8 or 16 players for a 1-on-1 tourney.
Tag Team Tournament - Pick 4 or 8 teams for a tag tourney.
Classic Match - re-live some of the greatest matches of all time (a nice idea, 
but come on, we can do this ourselves)
Tag Team - Just two teams duking it out for supremacy!
3-Way-Tag - Three teams (6 wrestlers) fighting.
4-Way-Tag - Four teams (8 wrestlers) fighting.
6-Man-Tag - Two teams (6 wrestlers) compete. A little like Survivor Series, 
but obviously not as good.
8-Man-Tag - Two teams (8 wrestlers) compete. This is what I'm talking about. 
Shame there isn't another guy on each team, to make it a TRUE Survivor 
Series match.
VS - Standard 1-on-1 match, the same as "Quick Play", really.
3-Way-Dance - 3 wrestlers competing in an elimination-style match. Vastly 
improved from previous games, where it was a bloody Triple Threat, where one 
pinfall = winner
4-Way-Dance - The same as above, but with four guys.
Battle Royale (should be without the E, but these guys need to read up on 
their wrestling) - Instead of the lame "4-man over the top rope" crap we 
had on previous games, this is a true Battle Royal (well, Royal Rumble 
technically, as not all 30 men start off in the ring at once), as there 
are 30 guys. I was very pleased to see this addition to the game, fantastic.
Cage Match - Two men inside a 15-foot high steel cage. Ways to win are 
either climbing over and out of the cage, or simply asking the ref to unlock 
it and climb out through the door. I recommend the latter, as it saves so 
much time, as long as you call to the ref to unlock the door BEFORE the 
knock your opponent out.
Ladder Match - a belt is suspended 20 feet above the ring and the only way 
to get to it is to get the ladder (which is at ringside), set it up in 
the middle of the ring, climb it and grab the belt. Could've been as good as 
cage, but spoilt by the horrible ladder physics and the unrealistic size of 
the 
ladder (they should look at SD: HCTP for ladder references, or how about 
this, SOME ACTUAL VIDEO FOOTAGE, guys)
Table Match - Smash your opponent through a table. Simple as.

3.3 - Create A Legend
---------------------
This allows you to create your own legend, customising all the parts you 
want. Nothing particularly decent here, and if you want some decent 
Wrestler-Creation tools, get Smackdown 5: Here Comes The Pain. It'll 
probably be Platinum soon, so there's no excuse really...

4 - Roster
----------
Abdullah The Butcher
Andre The Giant
Andy Kaufman
Animal
Bam Bam Bigelow
Baron Von Raschke
Big John Studd
"Superstar" Billy Graham
Bob Backlund
Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
Bret "The Hitman" Hart
Bruno Sammartino
"Cowboy" Bob Orton
Brian Knobbs
"The Loose Cannon" Brian Pillman
Captain Lou Albano
"Mr Perfect" Curt Hennig
Diamond Dallas Page
"The Rock" Don Muraco
Dory Funk Jr.
"The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
"Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert
Eddie Guerrero
Fritz Von Erich
George "The Animal" Steele
Greg "The Hammer" Valentine
Hacksaw Jim Duggan
"The King" Harley Race
Hawk
Hulk Hogan
Ivan Koloff
Ivan Putski
Jake "The Snake" Roberts
Jerry "The King" Lawler
Jerry Sags
"The Mouth Of The South" Jimmy Hart
Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka
Kerry Von Erich
Kevin Von Erich
Killer Kowalski
King Kong Bundy
Koko B Ware
Mil Mascaras
Mr. Fuji
Nikita Koloff
Nikolai Volkoff
One Man Gang
"The Rocket" Owen Hart
"Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff
"The Macho Man" Randy Savage
"The Model" Rick Martel
"Ravishing" Rick Rude
Rick Steiner
Ricky Morton
Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat
Robert Gibson
Rocky Johnson
"Rowdy" Roddy Piper
Sabu
"Big Poppa Pump" Scott Steiner
Sid Vicious
"Dr. Death" Steve Williams
Sting
"The Million Dollar Man" Ted DeBiase
Terry Frunk
The British Bulldog
The Dynamite Kid
The Grand Wizard
The Iron Sheik
The Sheik
The Ultimate Warrior
Tito Santana
"Mr. USA" Tony Atlas

5 - Extras
----------
I was hoping we'd get something cool like wrestler interviews (a la Legends 2),
but it's all a bit crap really. Although they got Bret Hart to do the 
voiceovers for some tips videos, I'd rather hear him talk about the industry 
like a shoot interview. There's a memorial of dead wrestlers, but there 
should've been pictures for each one, not the CGI models. Still, nothing to 
cry over.

6 - Finishers
-------------
All finishers are executed by wiggling the right analogue stick when your 
finisher bar has hit full. Your opponent will have to be dazed.

Note: This is not complete, so if you know how to execute said move (because I 
really can't be arsed to go through all the wrestlers, get their meter up and 
actually see how to apply them), then please drop me an e-mail with as many as 
you know. Cheers.

Abdullah The Butcher
--------------------
Running Elbow Drop - At knocked out opponent's lower body
Jumping Headbutt - At the front of opponent

Andre The Giant
---------------
Running Elbow Drop - At knocked out opponent's upper body
Samoan Drop - At the front of opponent

Andy Kaufman
------------
Fallback Piledriver - Facing your opponent

Animal
------
Power Slam - At knocked out opponent's upper body
Power Press Slam - At the front of opponent

Bam Bam Bigelow
---------------
Greetings From Asbury Park - At the upper body of a knocked out opponent

Baron Von Raschke
-----------------
The Claw - 

Big John Studd
--------------
Butterfly Suplex - 
Backbreaker - 

"Superstar" Billy Graham
------------------------
Bear Hug - 

Bob Backlund
------------
Crossface Chickenwing - 

Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
------------------------
Low Blow - 

"Cowboy" Bob Orton
------------------
Superplex - 
Ace Crusher - 

Bret "The Hitman" Hart
----------------------
Sharpshooter - At knocked out opponent's feet

Brian Knobbs
------------
Avalanche - 
Back Breaker - 

"The Loose Cannon" Brian Pillman
--------------------------------
Flying Lariat - 
Vertebreaker - 

Bruno Sammartino
----------------
Bear Hug - 

Captain Lou Albano
------------------
Seated Front Suplex - 

"Mr Perfect" Curt Hennig
------------------------
Perfect Plex - 

Diamond Dallas Page
-------------------
Diamond Cutter - 

"The Rock" Don Muraco
---------------------
Spinning Piledriver - 

Dory Funk Jr.
-------------
Spinning Toe Hold - 

"The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
---------------------------------
Bionic Elbow - 

"Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert
-------------------------
Cradle Piledriver - 

Eddie Guerrero
--------------
Frog Splash - At opponent's upper body
Gory Special - At the front of the opponent

Fritz Von Erich
---------------
The Claw - 

George "The Animal" Steele
--------------------------
Steele Slam - 

Greg "The Hammer" Valentine
---------------------------
Figure Four - 

Hacksaw Jim Duggan
------------------
3-Point Clothesline - 

"The King" Harley Race
----------------------
Fisherman Suplex - 

Hawk
----
Jumping Lariat - 
Power Press Slam - At knocked out opponent's feet

Hulk Hogan
----------
Running Leg Drop - At knocked out opponent's upper body
Gorilla Press Slam - Facing your opponent

Ivan Koloff
-----------
Bear Hug Slam - 

Ivan Putski
-----------
Polish Hammer - 
Rear Chinlock - 

Jake "The Snake" Roberts
------------------------
DDT - At opponent's feet

Jerry "The King" Lawler
-----------------------
Sit Out Piledriver - At the front of the opponent

Jerry Sags
----------
Leaping Elbow - 
Pumphandle Slam - 

"The Mouth Of The South" Jimmy Hart
-----------------------------------
Russian Leg Sweep - 

Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka
----------------------
Superfly Leap - At knocked out opponent's upper body
Surfboard - At knocked out opponent's lower body

Kerry Von Erich
---------------
Claw Of Death - 

Kevin Von Erich
---------------
The Claw - 

Killer Kowalski
---------------
The Claw - 

King Kong Bundy
---------------
Avalanche - 
Bear Hug - 

Koko B Ware
-----------
Hanging Brainbuster - 

Mil Mascaras
------------
Crossbody - 
Gory Special - 

Mr. Fuji
--------
Running Senton - 
Cobra Twist - 

Nikita Koloff
-------------
Hard Clothesline - 
Russian Backbreacker - 

Nikolai Volkoff
---------------
Russian Backbreaker - 

One Man Gang
------------
747 - At the front of the opponent
One-Hand Chokeslam - At the upper body of a knocked out opponent

"The Rocket" Owen Hart
----------------------
Sharpshooter - At knocked out opponent's feet

"Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff
-----------------------------
Sit Out Piledriver - 

"The Macho Man" Randy Savage
----------------------------
Savage Elbow - At side of knocked out opponent
Inverted Piledriver - 

"The Model" Rick Martel
-----------------------
Boston Crab - 

"Ravishing" Rick Rude
---------------------
Rude Awakening - 

Rick Steiner
------------
Bulldog - 
Spinning Belly Belly - 

Ricky Morton
------------
Crossbody - 
Dropkick to face - 

Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat
----------------------------
Crossbody - 
Elevated Crusher - 

Robert Gibson
-------------
Missile Dropkick - 
Rocker Dropper - 

Rocky Johnson
-------------
Boston Crab - 

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper
-------------------
Sleeper - 

Sabu
----
Flying Leg Drop - 
Camel Clutch - 

"Big Poppa Pump" Scott Steiner
------------------------------
Frankensteiner - 
Spinning Belly Belly - 

Sid Vicious
-----------
Shoulder Powerbomb - 

"Dr. Death" Steve Williams
--------------------------
Gutwrench Powerbomb - 
Elevated Powerbomb - 

Sting
-----
Scorpian Deathlock - At knocked out opponent's feet

"The Million Dollar Man" Ted DeBiase
------------------------------------
Million Dollar Dream - 

Terry Frunk
-----------
Fallback Piledriver - 
Spinning Toe Hold - 

The British Bulldog
-------------------
Running Powerslam - 
Power Press Slam - 

The Dynamite Kid
----------------
Kamizake Headbutt - 
Overhead Belly - 

The Grand Wizard
----------------
Low Blow - 

The Iron Sheik
--------------
Camel Clutch - 

The Sheik
---------
Camel Clutch - 

The Ultimate Warrior
--------------------
Free Press - 

Tito Santana
------------
Flying Forearm - 
Figure Four Leglock - 

"Mr. USA" Tony Atlas
--------------------
Gorilla Press Slam - 

7 - Glitches
------------
Sadly, this game is full of glitches and it really brings what I thought was 
a very decent game down quite a bit. I mean, don't Acclaim employ testers 
for this stuff? It's as if they haven't even had a look at it. Within a 
minute of playing, I experienced a glitch, for Pete's sake. Anyway, here's a 
list of known glitches so far:

- One of the most common is where you apply a move, but then the character 
you're applying it to is not connected with your character completely, so 
while they still feel the effects of the move, it doesn't "look" correct. An 
example is Sting's "Scorpian Death Lock" - I applied it and the player was a 
little bit across the ring as if an invisible man was applying it to him.
- A variation of the above, in that your player is applying a move to thin 
air. An example is an armbar - I was applying one to Rick Rude, when he 
seemingly slipped out of it and was fine, while I was still armbarring thin 
air. Rude wasn't being injured by it, and I left it for a number of minutes 
whilst it still applied this move. A horrible, horrible glitch.
- One that is immensely annoying is that I was half way through executing a
move, when it swapped my move for the opponents and soon enough, I was the 
one being injured. Possible the worst glitch of the lot, but I've only 
experienced it once, thankfully.
- This is a common one, but not too annoying. Quite a few times, for no 
reason at all, after a move has been executed, both wrestlers will "freeze 
up" for about 2 seconds before either can fight, regardless of how hard you 
smash the buttons.
- Wrestlers sporadically moving from one area of the ring to another mid-
move (molecular transferrance isn't possible yet, you fools! :|).
- This has only happened once, but I was able to run through other wrestlers 
like I was Neo or something...
- In the Battle Royale mode (which should be "Royal", this isn't the Kinji 
Fukasaku film!), Jerry Lawler entered and had a black line over his face. At 
first, I thought it was poorly animated hair, but upon his turning around, I 
discovered it wasn't, but another damn dirty glitch.
- Very irritating is this one, if you perform a power move near the ropes, 
you made move in and or through the ropes, as if they weren't there, and you 
don't need a Science lesson to tell you that even if the ropes weren't there,
you would fall over the edge of the ring and to the outside, yet they fail
to do so.
- Tying in with the above, using my "super-easy" technique, I was about to 
throw the guy out, but something fucked up, and we both ended up outside the 
ring, but floating as if we were standing on an invisible apron, and the 
countdown timer still going. I won the match via countout (or 
disqualification, as all the damn games seem to call it), but I was damn 
confused.
- Again annoying, but it happens in many wrestling games, if you pick up the
ladder and hit the opponent, it doesn't always register as a hit, even though
it was a perfectly timed hit. This works the same way with stomping someone 
who is on the floor. Once their meter has filled up and they can recover, 
there is a 1 second period where they don't get up - surely stomping would 
still register?
- You get grabbed by the head but they do nothing and the match just freezes.
- In a Battle Royale, I was in a grapple and I suddenly "fell" under the ring
as if it were invisible and I was eliminated. Quite irritating, as you can
imagine.
- Credit: NCCAJUNSON@cs.com - During a tag team match, the screen turns
green and remains inactive for over 2 minutes allegedly before returning and
strangely enough, in a pinfall position.
- Credit: NCCAJUNSON@cs.com - Sometimes, wrestlers will tie-up and unlike a
similar glitch earlier, be unable to escape, but still be able to move your
wrestler.
- Credit: lee2ko3@yahoo.com - I punched my opponent, but the damage
appeared on my meter and I was the one hit, while my opponent was fine in
both of those respects.
- Credit: fiendskull9@yahoo.com - I was shaken from the cage, but flew high
in the air and upon landing, was "engulfed" in the ring. Upon being grappled,
I flew in the air.
- Credit: lemayjf@hotmail.com - In a table match, wrestlers can get caught
between the ring and the table and stay like it, so the match has to
restarted. I have also experienced this, and it was in the same match as the
person who submitted it - Terry Funk vs Sabu in Classic Mode.
- Credit: kevin_e_08029@yahoo.com - When coming out to the ring, the
wrestler's face disappeared and stayed this way for the whole match.
- Credit: Cavryda1@aol.com - after putting the ref in a sleeper, they both
just kept turning in circles and the game had to be reset.
- Credit: Edgesk8er182@aol.com - During the match, the opponent's head just
disappears and doesn't return for the entire match.
- Credit: roarzach@hotmail.com - After executing Bam Bam Bigelow's
Greetings From Asbury Park, the commentators said that it was a Modified
Brain Buster.
- Credit: tribes36@yahoo.com - I was in the Rumble and was thrown to the 
apron. I was able to escape his kick but I heard Tony Schvanie Say "He 
is eliminated". I thought his voice was a glitch untill my guy dropped 
right through the ring and I saw him leave. I guess when Tony says you're 
out, you're out.

If you have any glitches to submit that are not of the above, please send 
them to shaneo632@hotmail.com - you will be given full credit.

8 - CALs
--------
CALs are, in case you didn't know, Legends that can be made in Create A 
Legend mode. Just use these details in said mode for each wrestler. Credit to 
bruiserbrody from the GameFaqs forums for these CALs. Check out his 
site at http://showdown-low.tripod.com/ for more cool CALs:

Arn Anderson
------------
Edit Dory Funk Jr. red trunks
Head: 8 
Height: 74 
Weight: 240 
Facial Hair: Beard small stache 
Wristbands: taped 
Shoes: Shiny 
Body Entrance Gear: Red 
Upper Body: 23-23-50-50-50-50 
Lower Body: 50-50-50-50-50 

Bobby Eaton
-----------
Edit Ricky Morton 1 
Head: 4 
Height: 72 
Weight: 267 
Upper Body #s: 33-29-50-33-32-35 
Lower Body #s: 65-66-57-48-40 
Boots: Hacksaw (white) 
Tights: Mil Mascaras 2 
Wrists: Taped 

Bruiser Brody
-------------
Edit Randy Savage 1
Head: 5
Height: 81
Upper #s: 31-31-61-39-40-50
Lower #s: 76-76-62-59-66
Facial Hair: Full Beard: Black
Knee Pads: turtle shells
Shoes: Big John Studd 1
Body Entrance Gear: Chains
Right Elbow Pad: Master
Short shorts-Wrestling 

Buddy Jack Roberts
------------------
Edit Dusty Rhodes
Head 9
Hair: Thick Back-White
Height: 69
Weight: 230
Elbow Pads: Bandage
Tights: Japan
Knee Pads: Pastel
Shoes: Bob Backlund
Upper #s: 23-23-33-33-35-31
Lower #s: 38-63-50-50-50 

Cactus Jack
-----------
Edit: Lou Albano 1 
Head: 9 
Facial Hair: Shadow: Black 
Body: 
Height: 73 
Weight: 354 (trust me) 
Upper: 15-13-29-18-21-23 
Lower: 36-38-33-32-29 
Wrist Bands: both taped 
Sleevless Shirt: Desert Shirt 
Pants and boots: SAME 

Chris Benoit
------------
Edit Dynamite Kid
Head: 5
Facial Hair: Shadow (light Brown)
Height: 70
Weight: 233
Tights: The Ayatollah 1
Shoes: Bob Backlund
Upper #s: 20-17-32-34-35-33
Lower #s: 28-27-39-39-33 

Chris Jericho
-------------
Edit Greg Valentine 1
Head: 2
Facial Hair: W Beard (dark blonde)
Weight: 246
Height: 72
Tights: Ayatollah 2
Boots: Blue Flame
Right Elbow Pad: Master
Wrist Bands: Jerry Lawler
Upper Body #s: 17-17-28-34-35-35
Lower Body #s: 34-32-34-34-30
Entrance Body: Hogan 2 (Black sleevless shirt)

Jimmy Garvin
------------
First -Jimmy 
Last- Garvin 
nickname- Jam(they wont say it but use it anyway) 
hometown- Atlanta, GA 
rep- villian 
music- Big John Studd 
head 8 
hair male puffy cut(make darkest brown you can) 
facial hair- beard small stache(make dark brown, match hair) 
Gear: 
tights-andy kaufman 2 
both shoes- hacksaw 2 
both wrists- wrap 
both gloves- wrap 
head entrance- koko 
body entrance- white(jacket) 
height- 70 
weight- 230 
head-25 
neck-36 
chest-50 
arms-60 
forearms-26 
hands-30 
hips-88 
butt-80 
thighs-46 
calves-36 
feet-34 
skin 3, with heavy male hair 
Here is the last of the Freebirds: Terry Bam Bam Gordy 
EDIT a Kerry Von Erich!! 
first name- Terry 
last name- gordy(not in , so you must type it) 
nickname- Bam Bam(its in there!) 
hometown- Atlanta ,GA 
rep- villian 
music- Big John Studd or Kerry Von Erich 
head- 4 
hair- male puffy cut(make a light brown) 
body(go to customize) 
height- 78 
weight-326 
body: 
head -28 
neck-32 
chest-58 
arms-32 
forearms-10 
hands- 44 
hips-87 
butt-100 
thighs-50 
calves-50 
feet-67 
Gear: 
both wrists-taped 
short shorts- wrestling(they are plain black) 
both knees(do this first before you do boots!)- shin 
both shoes- hacksaw 2 
*If you want entrance use - the white jacket , like I did 
for Jimmy Garvin! 

Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart
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Edit Lou Albano (Black shorts and no shirt)
Edit skin to last one on list (tan skin)
His beard will turn the same color of the skin until you edit it.
Hair: Stubble (dark reddish brown)
Facial Hair: Small Vandyke: (Drak reddish brown)
Light Body Hair
Sleevless: Bret Hart (with hart on it)
Elbow pads: Legends
Wrists: taped
Tights: Bret Hart 2
Knee Pads: Legends
Boots: Bret Hart
Entrance Gear Body: Bret Hart 2
Entrance Gear Head: Glasses 2

Junk Yard Dog
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Edit Tony Atals (Short trunks)
Head: 1
Facial Hair: Peach Fuzz: Black
Body Edits:
Weight: 338
Height: 71
Upper: 23-18-30-20-20-20
Lower: 70-60-50-50-40-35
Gear:
Tights: More Tights
Both Shoes: Scott Steiner 2
Entrance Gear: Body: Chain

Kamala
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Edit Abdullah the butcher
Head: 9
Skin: 6
Face Paint: Ugandan Nightmare
Facial Hair: W Beard (Black)
Tattoo: Torso: Ugandan Nightmare
Gear: Short shorts: Snuka 1
Shoes: Scott Steiner (black)
Gear: Entrance: Head: Tribal 3 

Kane (first outfit)
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Edit Bret Hart 4 
Height- 84 
Weight-329 
Upper Body- 27-31-57-58-59-59 
Lower Body- 61-63-58-58-58 
Head: 9 
GEAR: 
Mask: Claw 
Long Sleeve Shirt: Claw 
Tights- Claw 
Boots: Ted Dibiase 
Right Glove: Claw 

Kevin Nash
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Head: 3
Hair: Long (brown)
Facial Hair: Stubble-Dark Brown
Height: 81
Weight: 281
Upper #s: 27-18-34-23-23-35
Lower #s: 58-43-39-40-40
GEAR:
Upper: Sleevless: Master
Lower: Pants: Master
Shoes: Rubber 

Lex Luger
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Edit Big John Studd (Need to change the skin)
Head: 5
Hair: Long light brown
Height: 77
Weight: 285
Upper #s: 19-36-50-50-50-50
Lower #s: 50-50-50-50-50
Wrists: Taped
Short Shorts: Wrestling
Knee pads: Original 2
Boots: Hacksaw 2 (white)

Magnum TA
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Edit Kerry VonErich
Head: 2
Facial Hair: Hogan Stache: Dark Blonde
Hair: Long: Dark Blonde
Height: 74
Weight: 244
Upper #s: 23-23-12-11-14-17
Lower #s: 28-27-32-33-35
Short Shorts: Wrestling
Wrists: taped
Boots: Hacksaw 2 (white)
Knee Pads: Standard 2
Body Entrance: Black 

Michael "PS" Hayes
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First name- Michael 
Last name-Haynes(there isnt a Hayes!) 
nickname- P(no PS either, but this sounds close enough) 
Hometown- Atlanta, GA 
Music- Big John Studd or one of your choosing 
Head- 5 
Hair- long male hair(make a dirty blonde) 
facial hair- beard small stache(make very dark brown, dark as you 
can!) 
GEAR: 
tights- andy kaufman 2 
both shoes- hacksaw 2 
both wrists- wrap 
both gloves- wrap 
head entrance- koko 
skin 3 with medium male body hair 
Body: 
height- 70 inches 
wieght- 233 
head- 31 
neck- 43 
chest- 59 
upper arms-69 
forearms= 26 
hands- 50 
hips-100 
butt-78 
thighs-50 
calves-50 
feet- 50 

Be sure to use taunts like the double hand hair fix and the strut 
walk, maybe even the rick rude taunt!

Ole Anderson
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Edit Dory Funk Jr.
Head: 4
Facial Hair: Full Beard (light brown)
Height: 74
Weight: 288
Upper #s: 46-37-51-34-33-39
Lower #s: 77-81-59-58-50
Wrists: Taped
Boots: Bob Backlund
Short-shorts: Wrestling 

Ric Flair
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Edit: Paul Orndorff: Blue Trunks 
Head: 2 
Hair: Mid Male Hair: White 
Body: The numbers are going to be WEIRD here but it is the ONLY way he isn't 
way too bulky and muscular looking for Flair! 
Height: 72 
Weight: 239 
Upper: 21-21-39-7-8-11 
Lower: 72-72-49-34-24 
Gear: 
Kneepads: Bulldog 3 
Shoes: Scott Steiner 2 
Short shorts: Philly Boxer 
Entrance Gear: Keep the same (Blue Robe) 

Rob Van Dam
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Edit Tito Santana El Matadore costume
Change skin to #3 (this WILL make the hair turn the skin color, but the 
color is light brown so it’s not too bad.
Gear: Lower: Singlet: Whole Show
Shoes: Super Cross
Knee Pads: Shin
Upper Gear: Gloves: Wrap
Wrist bands: taped
Keep measurements the same
TAKE OFF ENTRANCE GEAR (Body) 

Scott Hall
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Edit Randy Savage 1 
Head: 5 
Facial Hair: Shadow: GREY 
Head Band: Half Rag 
Gear: 
Right Elbow Pad: Master 
Short Shorts: Drip 
Knee Pads: Drip 
Boots: Drip 
Entrance Gear: Head none 
Body: Hulk 1 

Sgt. Slaughter
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Edit Jake Roberts
- First thing, go to hair and ad any style at all and 
the back of Jakes hair will vanish. Then, go into edit
and delete what ever style you added leaving Jake with 
short hair.
-Head 9
Height 76
Weight: 304
Short Sleeve Shirt: Camo
Both Elbow Pads: Open Cut
Both Wrist Bands: Stud
Tights: Mortician Tights
Boots: Army Boot
Head Entrance Gear: Glasses 1
Singlet: Dark Ages
Upper #s: 40-39-83-45-50-50
Lower #s: 81-100-71-72-67 

Shawn Michaels
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Edit Dynamite Kid 
Head: 7 
Skin: Tattoo: Upper Right Arm: Broken Heart 
Body: Weight: 240 (Need to change this so he isn't all bulky) 
Height: 70 
Upper: 17-13-17-11-11-11 
Lower: 24-27-30-27-23 
Gear: 
Lower: Tights: Rocker 
Shoes: Hacksaw 2 
Gear Upper: 
Wrist bands: Stud 
Gloves: Ripped 
Entrance Gear: 
Body: White Vest 
Head: Small glasses 

Stan Hansen
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Edit Sid Vicious 1
Head: 4 
Height: 75 
Weight: 361 
Hair: Full Head (Brown) 
Facial Hair: Large Curl 
Head Entrance: Bob Orton 
Upper body: 37-29-38-35-32-33 
Lower body: 50-50-50-50-50 

Stan Lane
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Edit Roddy Piper: long hair
Facial Hair: Stubble (grayish) 
Head: 2 
Height: 74 
Weight: 235 
Upper Body #s: 30-29-50-50-50-50 
Lower Body #s: 50-50-50-50-50 
Boots: Hacksaw (white) 
Tights: Hulk Hogan (Yellow) 
Wrists: Both Taped 

Stone Cold Steve Austin
-----------------------
ORIGINAL 
Head: 2 
Height: 74 
Weight: 253 
Upper Body #s: 19-23-34-28-28-28 
Lower Body #s: 33-33-38-38-39 
Wrists: Taped 
Knee Pads: Braces 
Boots: Bob Backlund 
Short Shorts: Wrestling 
Vest: Stunner Vest 

Terry "Bam Bam" Gordy
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Edit Brian Pillman
Head: 4
Height: 78
Weight: 334
Short Shorts: Wrestling
Knee Pads: Turtle Shells
Shoes: Scott Steiner 2
Upper #s: 43-43-43-22-24-24
Lower #s: 54-65-61-59-50 

The Big Boss Man
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Edit Rick Rude (Short hair)
Head: SAME
Hair: SAME
Facial Hair: Small Vandyke (black)
Weight: 348
Height: 75
Upper #s: 42-34-100-37-50-50
Lower #s: 97-100-100-100-100
Short Sleve Shirt: Police
Pants: Slacks
Boots: Scott Steiner 2 (Black) 

The Undertaker (Old School)
---------------------------
Edit Bret Hart 4 
Head: 5 
Facial Hair: Shadow (Dark Red) 
Height: 81 
Weight: 322 
Body sizes Upper 23-23-50-50-50-50 
Lower: 50-50-50-50-50 
GEAR: 
Mortician: Short Sleeve Shirt 
tights 
boots 
wrist wraps: studded 
Gloves: Dead man 

Triple H
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Edit Randy Savage 1
Head: 3
Facial Hair: The Sheik: Dark brown
Height: 78
Weight: 284
Short Shorts: Wrestling
Elbow Pads: Basic
Knee Pads: turtle shell
Boots: Bob Backlund
Upper #s: 23-23-50-50-50-50
Lower #s: 51-57-58-53-52 

Tully Blanchard
---------------
Edit Bob Orton: Red trunks
Head: 6 
Height: 73 
Weight: 270 (trust me) 
Light Body Hair 
Shoes: Ted Dibiase 
Body Entrance: Red 
Upper Body: 23-23-34-30-30-30 
Lower Body: 40-40-40-35-30 

9 - FAQ
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Here is where all questions I am asked, whether frequently or not,
will be answered. Any questions? Send to shaneo632@hotmail.com.
Questions such as "how do you do xxx move" or "is xxx match in the
game" will not be answered, because if I knew, they'd be in the 
Finisher section or in the case of game modes, they'd be in the
Game Modes section. Also, questions asking "How do I become
invincible" etc will not be answered, because, that'd be in a
cheat section if I knew. Also, don't ask me about other games
(eg. Smackdown HCTP being the most common game), as I only deal
with games I have written FAQs for. Also, "Do you know how to
create xxx?" will not be answered, as if I knew, it'd be in the
damn guide. Finally, questions asking "how do you beat xxx" will
be ignored.

Q - "Please tell me how to tag my partner - NOWHERE in the booklet 
gives you any instruction."

A - Push the upper joystick towards your partner, when he gets 
next to him , press X. Keep trying until you get it.

Q - "How do I get my tag team partner to not only tag, but get out 
of the ring?"

A - This is not something I've experienved, so just use the above
method to tag instead.

Q - "How do you get wrestlers to revolve?"

A - To my knowledge, you can't, I just assumed that it was part of
the game's engine. If anyone knows different, please hit me with an
e-mail. Cheers.

Q - "What button do you mash repeatily to get your wrestler off 
the mat when he has been slammed?"

A - Square.

Q - "What do you mean by "wiggling" the right analog stick to
execute a finisher?"

A - Just move it from side to side. Part of this may be where you
have the opponent positioned - if it's not in the right place, the
move won't work.

Q - "I can't do the Randy Savage elbow drop from the top rope. Is
this another glitch?"

A - No, there is a way to execute it, but I am yet to discover it
(at time of writing, I've been away 3 days, but I shall check
soon).

Q - "You say there are no unlockables, but others say different."

A - Despite the persistent rumors, it is to my knowledge that
there are no unlockables in this game.

Q - "How do tag-team manoeuvers work?"

A - It's a matter of timing - it's all about both players tapping
the button at the same time and of course, being in said position
for the move.

Q - "Do you know if they plan on releasing a PC version of this 
game?"

A - It appears there was, but all sites have since pulled their
data of the PC version, so I guess the release had been canned.

Q - "Which version is better - PS2 or X-Box?"

A - From what I've played, I'd say PS2 - it just looks slicker in
my opinion. Bear in mind that I don't own an X-Box, so I'm biased
to PS2.

Q - "In a tag match, one of my opponents always breaks the fall.
How can I prevent this?"

A - Try to pin as near to your corner as you can, and if possible,
call your partner in before you make the fall, so if the other guy
interferes, he can be disposed of quickly.

Q - "How do you get out of the cage?"

A - Either climb the cage and frantically hit SQUARE, or call for
the ref to open the door, walk over to the open door, climb out
and frantically hiy SQUARE.

Q - "How do you call your partner in?"

A - Hit the CHEAT button.

Q - "Do the wrestlers have a lot of moves in Showdown?"

A - Not a great deal as seen in the Smackdown series, no,
unfortunately.

Q - "Does the game use the same principles as the first game?"

A - It's quite different, in that the strikes are gone, but I
believe it's changed for the better.

Q - "What are the most frequently used combos?"

A - Most of them are done from a tie-up and then offshoot to a
new move.

Q - "How do you put a wrestler on a table?"

A - Swing him into it.

Q - "Can I change the controls?"

A - If it's not in the options, then no.

Q - "Do the legends have their own entrance music?"

A - Not official music, no, but some remixed stuff that isn't
great.

Q - "Do the legends have their own moves?"

A - Yes, but only really finishing moves.

Q - "Is the game worth buying?"

A - I'd say yes, but that's because I'm a lifelong wrestling
fan.

Q - "Is HulK Hogan a default character?"

A - Yes.

Q - "Are the controls easy to understand?"

A - Yes, I picked them up very quickly.

Q - "Is CAL as good as Smackdown 5's CAW?"

A - In my opinion, no.

Q - "Do you think the extra five spaces on the player menu are for
secret wrestlers?"

A - No, I haven't found a way to prove otherwise yet.

Q - "How do you swing into the turnbuckle?"

A - If swinging them doesn't work for you, then beat them down near
the turnbuckle so that they fall back into it.

Q - Who did you play as to get the 5 hidden wrestlers?

A - Nobody, I originally reported that this was true, but it appears
to be hearsay. Sorry about the mix-up!

Q - Mr. America's mask and tights are in CAL, how do I clone Hogan
to make him Mr. America?

A - To my knowledge, this cannot be done - you will have to create
him from scratch.

Q - Can you play as Hogan in different attire?

A - Yes, you can play as both Real American and Hollywood attires.

Q - Which other characters have different attires?

A - To my knowledge, all of them.

10 - Credits
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Thanks to anyone who reads this (the buzz I've had is quite
shocking) and my dad for buying it ;)

If you have anything to add or have any questions you want answered (if 
there are a lot, I'll make an FAQ section to this...FAQ), please send 
to shaneo632@hotmail.com with the subject title "Showdown Walkthrough".
Thanks!

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