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This article is about the SmackDown! brand. For the game of the same name, see WWF SmackDown!

Friday Night SmackDown!
AnnouncersJim Ross & Tazz

Up until WWE SmackDown!: Shut Your Mouth, SmackDown! was the name of the series and a popular venue in season mode and exhibition matches related to the TV show of the same name. SmackDown! debuted on television in 1999 as a special in April, similar to Saturday Night Main Event, with it's first main event being Stone Cold & The Rock taking The Undertaker & Triple H. What started as simply a special grew to be a television show in August.


WWF SmackDown!

The WWE Brand Split did not exist in WWF SmackDown!. The game was named after the show and featured it's set as the default arena when fighting in exhibition.

WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role

The Brand Split still did not exist at this point. SmackDown! had two arenas to use in the game and was a regular venue of use in season mode.

WWF SmackDown!: Just Bring It

SmackDown! was still featured as an arena. This would be the last game to feature the "ovaltron" that SmackDown! used from 1999-2001. Michael Cole and Tazz, two regular SmackDown! announcers, become the first to record live commentary for the game.

WWE SmackDown!: Shut Your Mouth

WWE SmackDown! debuts as it's own brand. Vince McMahon is the General Manager. Though in real life they call RAW, Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler covered all commentary in the game.

The roster for SmackDown!, if the draft is untampered with, is as follows:

Triple H will return on whatever brand you currently work for. X-Pac, Hulk Hogan, and Kevin Nash of the NWO will run into you about a year into season mode.

WWE SmackDown!: Here Comes the Pain

Vince McMahon was no longer General Manager, but instead his daughter, Stephanie McMahon. Also, due to problems with the SmackDown! being completely uneven when it came to exclusive championships, SmackDown! added the WWE Tag Team Championships and the United States Championships - two belts on par with the Intercontinental and World Tag Team Championships that are exclusive to RAW.

WWE SmackDown! vs RAW

In season mode, Kurt Angle was now the General Manager. This is the third time in a row the game started out with SmackDown! having a new General Manager. Michael Cole and Tazz return and commentate exclusively for SmackDown!.

Their roster was as follows:

WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2006

Once again the General Manager changes - Theodore Long now takes over, making him the fourth General Manager in a SmackDown! game since the Brand Split. Michael Cole and Tazz return for commentary exclusive to the brand.

SmackDown! had 13 more people in their roster over the legends, and 2 more people over RAW, making it the largest roster in the game.

WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2007

Theodore Long returns as General Manager in the game. With 10 more than the legends, and one more than RAW, SmackDown! once again has the biggest roster in the game. Michael Cole and Tazz return to their position in the booth.

WWE SmackDown vs RAW 2008

With only 19 people, SmackDown! has the smallest roster in this game than any previous games with the Brand Split. It still, however, has the largest roster in the game having one more over RAW and several over the legends and ECW. Tazz is now absent, having left for ECW, so JBL takes his place.

WWE SmackDown vs RAW 2009

After all the changes on the SmackDown! announce team over the last year it appears that Michael Cole and The Coach will be behind the voices of Smackdown!

Last edited by Guillotine on 24 June 2008 at 02:35
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