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THQ announced in May 2002 that Yukes was working on the fourth entry in the Smackdown series, entitled: Shut Your Mouth in the tradition of using the Rock's catchphrases for the series. It was slated to feature a more in-depth moveset, commentary by Jim Ross and Jerry "The King" Lawler, new match types like Lumberjack, Cage with Escape/Pin/Submission, and Elimination, a plethora of new characters (Brock Lesnar, RVD, Booker T, Goldust), an overhaul of Season Mode, and revamped Create a Wrestler and Entrances and pretty much every other feature of the game. The game also promised improved and more realistic graphics.
- Al Snow
- Big Show
- Big Valbowski
- Billy Gunn
- Billy Kidman
- Booker T
- Brock Lesnar
- Bubba Ray Dudley
- Chris Benoit
- Chris Jericho
- Chuck Palumbo
- Diamond Dallas Page
- Eddie Guerrero
- Hardcore Holly
- Hollywood Hulk Hogan
- Jeff Hardy
- Kevin Nash
- Kurt Angle
- Lance Storm
- Mark Henry
- Matt Hardy
- Randy Orton
- Ric Flair
- Rob Van Dam
- Scotty 2 Hotty
- Shawn Michaels
- Shawn Stasiak
- Spike Dudley
- Steve Austin
- The Rock
- Triple H
- The Undertaker
- Vince McMahon
- William Regal
 Season Mode
Season mode was re-lengthened to two game years, as opposed to the abbreviated season mode in its predecessor. It was the first game to feature the Brand Extension featuring Ric Flair's RAW and Vince McMahon's SmackDown! Players compete exclusively on the show they are drafted to for the first few months of year 1, consisting of four RAW or four SmackDown! events, plus a pay-per-view event per month. If the superstar is a created superstar, or if the original superstar is below a rating of 60, he will start (or be demoted) to wrestle on Sunday Night HEAT. Eventually, the player will have the freedom to fight on the two major TV shows, appearing on two RAW and two SmackDown! shows and the PPV event, even if he did not hold the Undisputed Championship. One of the major angles featured is based on a nWo storyline featured in early 2002 that included Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, and X-Pac, who replaced Scott Hall from the original televised storyline, after Hall was released for his problems arising from his alcohol-related actions.
 Match Types
This particular installment in the series features quite a few matches for the user to partake in with the CPU or with a few friends. This is a list of them and the basic rules as they are in real life and in the game. This is a list of all that can be chosen from Exhibition Mode's screen
Singles - The traditional 1 on 1 match between two superstars in the ring. Victory is achieved by the following means: Pinfall, Submission, Knockout, Count-Out or Disqualification. If you go to match Rules, you can change some of these factors as to not count (Turn DQ, Count-Out, Submission off). To help you, you can have a manager at ringside OR you can call for interference from your fellow members in a stable.
Tag - The traditional 2 on 2. Things are obviously more hectic in this match since there are four men involved, and each team can also have a manager (This can be done by selecting "with manager" at the match selection screen). Methods of victory are the same as for Singles. Rules CAN be changed, and NORMAL TAG asks for only two men (legal) in the ring at any one time. You may tag your partner by going up to them and pressing the R1 button.
Tornado Tag - The UNtraditional 2 on 2 - basically, there's no tagging. All 4 men are legal and in the ring beating the living daylights out of each other. A much more hectic athmosphere. All other rules generally apply here.
6 Man Tag - Up the stakes. 3 on 3. There are no real differences between this and 2 on 2 tag. This type also features Tornado or Normal depending on what you want.
Handicap Match - Uh-oh. This isn't the ideal situation for any player unless you are on the handicapping team. Basically, these matches involve one wrestler taking on two or three others at once. Hence the Handicap name. You may choose One on Two - One guy against two others in the ring at the same time, One on Tag - You against a tag team (Normal tag rules apply) and One on THREE - One wrestler against THREE wrestlers at once. You may be that lone soldier or the handicapping team.
Royal Rumble - The Royal Rumble. 30 men (or divas) One Winner. Just like in real life, the way to eliminate your opponent is over the top rope with both feet touching the floor. Irish Whip them to ropes and toss them out. The last person standing is the winner. Oh, and the maximum people in the ring at once can be 6.
King of the Ring - 8 men (Actually, you can toss divas into this too) all fighting for one crown. You'll see a tournament style bracket. You can choose 8 people (indlucing yourself) who faces whom or shuffle to make things random. Choose SINGLE tournament for all single matches, or SPECIAL for various gimmick match types - all the way down to the final. You win by beating the first round opponent, then the Semi-final opponent, then the final opponent.
Hardcore - Ever heard of anarchy? That's basically this match. You and your opponent(s) can go anywhere and use anything in weapons to your advantage. Victory is achieved by Pinfall, Submission or KO, and that's it. DQ's off and Count-Out doesn't apply. it's ECW, basically. A whole bunch of styles can be chosen. SINGLE - 2 people, Tornado Tag - 2 on 2, Tornado 6 Man tag - 3 on 3 OR Triple Threat Tornado Tag - 3 teams of 2 people each, the most chaotic match in history. if you want to go solo, there's also Triple Threat - Three men, every man for himself, Fatal 4 Way - Four Men all for themsvles or Time Limit - 10 minutes of 6 men gunning for one victory.
Survival - Triple Threat is 3 men, every man for themselves. Standard rules apply, can be changed. No DQ, though. Victory is achived by the first person to get a pinfall or submission on another competitor. Fatal 4 Way is the same thing, except there are 4 men. BATTLE ROYALS - 4, 5, 6 men. Basically it's every man for himself, however each man must be eliminated separately until there is one man left the winner.
Steel Cage - Basically a normal match, with a 16 foot steel cage around you. There are two styles of playing. Escape Only or Pinfall/Submission. Escaping the cage (See Controls Page) is the only way to win in Escape only, but in Pinfall/Submission, you can escape OR pin or make your opponent(s) tap out. There are variations of the cage match as to the number of competitors. - SINGLE - 1 on 1, Tornado Tag - 2 on 2 (Match ends when both members of tag team are out in escape only OR the first member to get a pinfall) TRIPLE THREAT and Fatal 4 Ways are also selectable.
Elimination - The matches you've come to know, EXCEPT that now each person must be eliminated systematically by and of the standard rules. There are many variations. 4 or 6 Man Tornado Tag, Captain Fall Tornado Tag - Each 3 Man team has a designated captain (he or she has an arrow over their head) The match ends when this captain gets eliminated, You CAN eliminate their teamates to make it harder for them to survive. Also a 6 Man Table Tornado Tag - basically, put your opponents through tables to get the win.
Hell in a Cell - One of the WWE's most brutal matches. Opponents do battle in a 20 foot high enclosed cell, and victory is only acheived by pinfall or submission - ANYWHERE! There ARE no other rules - brutalize your opponent in the hellacious cell or go otuside, climb the cell and do battle on the top of the cell. If you want real damage, toss your opponent off the cell. Variations include Single - 1 on 1, Tornado Tag - 2 on 2 or Armageddon - 6 men in one cell.
I Quit - There are no rules in this match, you can use whatever you want to use, you can do what you want to do, the point of the match is not to pin or make your opponent tap out, rather it's to embarass them on another level by meaking yell "I QUIT" into a microphone. This is done by taking the microphone and (Down + O) button the opponent
Ironman - One of the most physically challenging matches in history, the Ironman match is a test of strength and endurance. The goal is to get as many pinfalls, submissions, knockouts, count-outs or Disqualifications against your opponent by the time runs out. You can choose 10, 20, 30, or even 60 minutes of nothing but fighting.
Ladder Match - One of the most entertaning and different matches in WWE History, the Ladder Match is a spectacle in deed. A belt hangs high in the air, and using a ladder, a competitor has to obtain it by grabbing it off. The problem? There are other people wanting to do the same thing. There can be 1 on 1, Triple Threat, Fatal 4 Way, or Tornado Tag 2 on 2 - with the winning member's team winning the match. The ladder and any other availible weapons can be used as there are, again, no rules.
Last Man Standing - One of the most brutal matches there are, it's about as nasty as the I Quit Match. One on One, and the point here is to beat your opponent so bad, he cannot revive within ten seconds, as counted by the referee. You can use anything and any move you want to brutalize your opponent. There are no rules.
Lumberjack Match - An entertaining match, basically a singles match with toggable rules just like I mentioned above. The difference? Each person ahs a team on the outside of the ring waiting for the chance to strike upon one of the competitors exiting the ring. When that happens, they can pretty much lay down hell on them and toss them back in the ring. Gien that you stay in the ring, you can win the match.
Slobberknocker - One person, against the world. Literally, it's a nonstop wrestler producing machine, there is no time limit, you have to defeat your opponents as you would in any other regular match, it's just that they keep on coming in, and it's up to you how long you actually have to last.
Special Referee - What happens when your enemy becomes the special referee? Uh-oh. You or a computer can take control of the referee in this unique match, it can be done in a variety of environments with one or two special referees argunig to make the dicision. The referee in this case can attack anyone and DQ or Count-Out whomever they want to, or choose not to. A potentially easy or unfair match depending on the situation by far. Controls can be seen in Advanced.
Street Fight - See Hardcore Match above and add that pinfalls or submissions must be in the ring.
Submission - The goal here is to make your opponent submit and tap out. A Singles Submission match ends when the first person taps out, and Ultimate Submission, also selectable is most submissions within a set time period. (10, 20, 30 minutes, etc.)
Table - Put your opponent through a wooden table, ouch. As you can guess, this is exactly how the match ends. There are variations such as triple threat, fatal four way and tornado tag. Announcer tables DO NOT count.
TLC - Tender Loving Care? No way. Tables, Ladders and Chairs, and this is what you'll have access to in this hectic and crazy match. Otherwise, all Ladder rules apply.
3 Stages of Hell - Brutality at it's finest, ladies and gentlemen. The goal of this match is to outlast your opponent in two out of three special matches, back to back. You could have for example, Hardcore, Table and to finish it, Cage.