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The Pro Wrestling

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Title Screen

SIMPLE 1500 series Vol.22: The Pro Wrestling

Developer: Yuke's
Publisher: D3 Publisher
Platform: PlayStation
Released in JP: December 9, 1999

DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
DummyIcon.png This game has unusual dummy files.

NotesIcon.png This game has a notes page

Part of the Simple series of budget games, The Pro Wrestling is the game that built the foundation of WWF SmackDown!, albeit without the World Wrestling Federation license, instead opting for original wrestlers based on Japanese wrestling legends.

It also has the body part fatigue indicator, which was not introduced to the official WWF/E games until the much later WWE SmackDown!: Here Comes The Pain.

To do:
  • Look for any "leftover" (since this game came out first) stuff from SmackDown 1.
  • What those debug parameters do? Some of those options looks like game rules stuff like KO/countout finishes, but others are different (like, for instance, what S1500 does?)


Miscellaneous tidbits that are interesting enough to point out here.

Debug Menu


A SmackDown! leftover, 'cause Stone Cold said so.

Use the following code to display the debug menu after D3 Publisher logo:

800113F8 8D30
800113FA 8001

The Pro Wrestling Debug Menu 2.png

Press Start to edit some parameters; if Start has not been pressed, use the D-Pad on the respective controller to select a character. The character list includes all of superstars included in the first SmackDown! game, including Create-A-Superstar parts-only characters such as Mideon and Stevie Richards, as well as removed wrestlers Jeff Jarrett (in slot 29), Meat (in slot 38) and Droz (in slot 39); the IDs here are the same as ones in the SmackDown! prototype, further confirming that the game was indeed based on an early build of WWF SmackDown!. Some names are also misspelled.


The Pro Wrestling In Game Debug.png

Use the following code to display some debug values on the top of the screen (different from ones in the SmackDown! prototype):

300864FB 0001

The Pro Wrestling In Game Debug 2.png

Use the following code to display the coordinates (on the top on the screen) and the direction line (in red) for each wrestler:

300864FC 0001
(Source: Athena)

Dummy File

The extensionless DMY, when read as an .STR video file, reveals itself to be a tutorial video from Evil Zone (more specifically the TUTO_C.STR file from the game's English release), also developed by Yuke's. It can also be found in WWF SmackDown! and WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role, as well as The Pro Wrestling 2.

(Source: tikal.)