# Armageddon arena
Reach the Armageddon PPV event in Story mode to unlock the Armageddon arena in Exhibition mode.
# Backlash arena
Reach the Backlash PPV event in Story mode to unlock the Backlash arena in Exhibition mode.
# No Mercy arena
Reach the No Mercy PPV event in Story mode to unlock the No Mercy arena in Exhibition mode.
# No Way Out arena
Reach the No Way Out PPV event in Story mode to unlock the No Way Out arena in Exhibition mode.
# Royal Rumble arena
Reach the Royal Rumble PPV event in Story mode to unlock the Royal Rumble arena in Exhibition mode.
# Summerslam arena
Reach the Summerslam PPV event in Story mode to unlock the Summerslam arena in Exhibition mode.
# Survivor Series arena
Reach the Survivor Series PPV event in Story mode to unlock the Survivor Series arena in Exhibition mode.
# Unforgiven arena
Reach the Unforgiven PPV event in Story mode to unlock the Unforgiven arena in Exhibition mode.
# Vengeance arena
Reach the Vengeance PPV event in Story mode to unlock the Vengeance arena in Exhibition mode.
# WrestleMania arena
Reach the WrestleMania PPV event in Story mode to unlock the WrestleMania arena in Exhibition mode.
# Wrestle as Bret Hart
Win twenty singles matches in Exhibition mode against the computer to unlock Bret Hart.
# Wrestle as Hulk Hogan
Successfully complete Story mode to unlock Hulk Hogan.
# Wrestle as Mankind
Win ten singles matches in Exhibition mode against the computer to unlock Mankind.
# Wrestle as Stone Cold Steve Austin
Win five singles matches in Exhibition mode against the computer to unlock Stone Cold Steve Austin. Alternately, defeat Shawn Michaels with Kane on Raw.
# Wrestle as The Rock
Successfully complete Show #20 in Story mode to unlock The Rock.
# Extra ability points
Successfully complete Story mode to get 1,700 ability points for created superstars.
# Unlock Legends quicker
To win the twenty singles matches and unlock Bret Hart, Mankind, and Stone Cold faster, complete all twenty table matches. Then, go to the SmackDown! arena or a SmackDown! PPV arena. Run to the table and do a quick suplex or DDT to win the matches.
# Maximum attributes
Create a new wrestler and set his or her attributes and arsenal points to the levels desired. Start Story mode with the new wrestler and win the first match with as high as a score as possible. Add the points won to the attribute(s) desired, then save the game and exit. Go to the Create-A-Wrestler screen and make a copy of your Story mode wrestler. Your points, including the additional points won from the first match will be retained. Go to the Story mode screen and select “New” to overwrite the old Story mode. Select the copy that was just made of the created wrestler to start off with the points that were just added from your previous Story mode. Repeat this process as much as desired to max out your created wrestler’s attributes.
# Steal opponent’s finisher
When you have filled your special meter, hold A to perform a heavy grapple on your opponent, then press L + R + A + B to execute your opponent’s finishing move.
# Gain energy
Put your opponent into a submission hold, then use the C-stick and select “Drain”.
# Easier opponents
Use the following trick if you have trouble defeating a wrestler in Story mode. Exit Story mode and go to the WWE Shop. Purchase a Diva’s move set. Go to “Create Superstar”, then “Customize”. Go to the wrestler you could not defeat and set their move template as the Diva’s moves that you just purchased. Their moves will now deliver very little damage to you, as Diva’s are not very powerful. This will increase your chance of winning. To double this chance, set your opponent with no special moves, making it extremely hard for him to finish you off.
# Have titles when starting Story mode
Play through Story mode and win a title. Then, create a new game with a new wrestler. You will now come out with that exact title, with the Raw or SmackDown championship.
# Easy win in Handicap Table match
Your first opponent should be easy to defeat, as the match is using tag team rules for handicap matching; you can use this to your advantage. Knock Orlando Jordan on the ground quickly, then run out of the ring, grab the table, then set it in the nearest turnbuckle away from Heidenrich. When OJ gets up (or you pick him up), whip him to the table. He should just crash into it, but not break it. Either slam him through it, or use a move like the Spear or Gore to put him through it.
# Easy win in Steel Cage Fatal 4-Way match
Make your wrestler use the Stone Cold Stunner (found in the Stone Cold Steve Austin moves template that can be bought from the “WWE Shopzone” selection at main menu under “Moves”), or use other lightning quick KO possible finisher. Make your wrestler the lightest possible superstar (150 pounds) and best suited for high flying moves. Use those high flying moves to your advantage. Your speed should be at least a 10, and if you raised your strength to a 10, you may be able to do heavy damage. Your speed is most important. You will need a speed of 10 to claim victory in the Fatal 4 Way Cage match. Using strength will only deal out damage, and you will need low weight, high speed, and tap A very fast in order to get out quickly. A controller with an auto-fire feature will improve your chances of winning this match. Note: If time expires you will be forced to replay the match; try to win it within the 30 mininute time limit.
# Last Ride grapple
To get the Last Ride as a heavy grapple, buy The Undertaker template and add it to your wrestler. You will now have the Last Ride as a heavy grapple. You can also go back and edit other things afterward. It is very useful if you need a good move.
# Defeating Kurt Angle
Build up submissions early to defeat Kurt Angle in his “Win By Submission Only” match. He is very difficult and will counter around 50% of your attacks.
# Television image
In the SmackDown part of the game, look at the television; it will display Raw.
# Missing logo for Christian
Play any match with or against Christian. Notice that there is no logo on his tights.
# Bad english for Triple HHH
In Story mode on the second to last event (confrontation), Triple HHH will go to the ring. Instead of saying “If I were you” he will say “If were you” followed by the rest of the sentence.
# Teddie looks the wrong way
Before your Triple Threat with Rene Durpee and Eddie, when Teddie is telling you that you are in a Triple Threat match he will look at Rene Durpee, and not you.