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WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw

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WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw

Also known as: Exciting Pro Wrestling 6 (JP), WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2005
Developer: Yuke's
Publisher: THQ
Platforms: PlayStation 2
Released in JP: February 3, 2005
Released in US: November 2, 2004
Released in EU: November 12, 2004
Released in KR: 2004


CharacterIcon.png This game has unused playable characters.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
SoundIcon.png This game has unused sounds.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


Hmmm...
To do:
  • scottjay01 (creator of Definitive Edition mods) has a prototype build of this game. Get it dumped.
  • There is an ISO of the SVR Public Beta on Archive.org if anyone wishes to research it further.
  • My apologies, I thought you could change image names after uploading, but I am not an admin so I am unable to do so.

Sports entertainment video games will never be the same, as WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw plays the brand split aspect of the Ruthless Aggression era further.

Removed Wrestlers

Several wrestlers were scrapped for various reasons. All these remaining wrestlers, except for the Brock Lesnar and Rikishi, have no character select render, 0 for all stats, and no voice acting. None of the deleted wrestlers can be played, except for British Bulldog, as they will freeze the game since their models do not exist on the game. Reportedly, trying to play as these removed wrestlers runs the risk of ruining your current season.

Wrestler Reason for removal Notes
British Bulldog Licensing negotiations between Bulldog's estate and THQ fell through. Bulldog's selection renders do not exist on the retail game, however his model surprisingly does. Bulldog can be hacked back into the game via PAC Editor. It is unknown why Yuke's left Bulldog's character model on the retail game. Bulldog officially returned in next game, and while his attire remained the same, his texture toning and model sculpting was slightly modified.
No Create-A-Superstar move-set.

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Brock Lesnar Left WWE after WrestleMania XX (March 2004). His selection renders and model were removed from the retail game, but the slot for the render still exists and is occupied with a white image. On the public beta for SVR that was distributed in August 2004, only Brock's character render exists and can be restored into the game (note that the full-body selection pictures appear normal and unsquished in-game). Brock's model does not exist on the public beta.
Move-set 39.

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Cactus Jack Unknown. Early builds of SVR contain a Create-A-Moveset slot for Jack. However, Cactus Jack's alter-ego Mankind was in the retail game.
Danny Basham Unknown An unused wrestler entrance call-name exists for "The Basham Brothers."
No Create-A-Superstar move-set.
Doug Basham Unknown An unused wrestler entrance call-name exists for "The Basham Brothers."
No Create-A-Superstar move-set.
Mick Foley Unknown. Early builds of SVR contain a Create-A-Moveset slot for Foley. However, Mick Foley's alter-ego Mankind was in the retail game.
Ricky Steamboat Unknown. Early builds of SVR contain a Create-A-Moveset slot for Steamboat.
No Create-A-Superstar move-set.
Rikishi Released from the company in July 2004. His selection renders and model were removed from the retail game, but the slot for the render still exists and is occupied with a white image. On the public beta for SVR that was distributed in August 2004, only Rikishi's character render exists and can be restored into the game. Rikishi's model does not exist on the public beta.
No Create-A-Superstar move-set.

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Cut Wrestler Call-names

Unused call-names exist for the Doug and Danny Basham (The Basham Brothers), two characters who aren't otherwise present in the retail game. Both Bashams would later be present in WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2006.
Curiously, Lillian Garcia's announcement for them is noticeably lower quality than for any of the playable superstars.

There is also an unused music jingle in the game files listed as bgm001.adx. It is a poorly cut version of the exhibition theme from WWE SmackDown!: Shut Your Mouth.

Unused Background Music

A censored recording of "Money" by Cypress Hill is included as the 11th song in BGM001.AFS, the file that contains this game's soundtrack. This song never plays at any point in the game and its reason for removal is unknown.

Unused Arenas and Areas

There exist multiple unused stages that are either variants of existing stages, or are exclusively used in the game's season mode.

Regional Differences

Hmmm...
To do:
Is the Bra and Panties mode called Bikini again in EPW6?

The Japanese version removed online multiplayer.