WWE SmackDown vs RAW 2008 includes 26 achievements for a total of 1000 , 16 visible and 10secret achievements.
21 are obtainable in single player and 5 in co-op / online mode.
Let’s start with the offline achievements, also because for the multiplayer ones you will almost certainly need some friends who can help you, since you will hardly find anyone who plays this game online.
Once you have become familiar with the controls through the various tutorials, I would say that it would be advisable to start with the 24/7 Career mode as a Superstar to earn some money that will be used to buy Superstars from the WWE Shop and to create the WWE Championships.
If you want, simulate all the matches in this mode since it will not be used to unlock any achievements, but only as mentioned to earn money.
I would say that SmackDown vs RAW 2008 is a fairly easy game and by following our guides you will be able to get all the achievements without much difficulty, even for those who play this type of game for the first time.
Change options (optional)
Since many achievements require the Legend difficulty level to be unlocked if you want to make things as easy as possible, and get easy victories, options can set as in the following images.
- Entrance – NO,
- Rope Break – NO,
- DQ. (Disqualification) – NO.
- Difficulty – Legend.
Adjust A.I. Settings:
- COM use frequency bring all slides towards 0.
That’s gonna leave a mark
Single match at least Normal level: Powerbomb an opponent on top of a steel step in any match type.
Take the steps located at the edges of the ring by pressing , bring them to the square and hit your opponent several times until he gets tired.
At this point, press + a Right or Left to activate the Ultimate Control move and grab your opponent, then push Up.
Now approach your fighter to the steps and press Down to launch your opponent and unlock the achievement.
If you use Chavo, as in our video, press + Left to activate the Ultimate Control grip and grab your opponent, then push Up.
Now approach your fighter to the steps and press Down to launch your opponent and unlock the That’s gonna leave a mark achievement.
Not all wrestlers have the Powerbomb in their move set.
Wrestlers who have the Powerbomb in their move set
Below is the complete list of wrestlers that can be used to unlock the achievement:
- Chavo press + left, up, down
- Finlay press + right, up, down
- Gregory Helms press + right, up, down
- JTG press + right, up, down
- Kane press + right, up, down
- Matt Hardy press + right, up, down
- Melina press + left, up, down (The steps must already be in the ring, Melina can’t lift them)
- MVP press + left, up, down
- Shawn Michaels press + left, up, down
- Snitsky press + left, up, down
- Umaga press + right, up, down
- William Regal press + left, up, down
Let me know if I have forgotten anyone.
Possession is 9/10 of the law
Any single match Normal level: Steal your opponent’s taunt 3 times in any One on One match.
Very simple, choose a Showman Superstar and holding your opponent at a distance, press three times (always in the same match) + Up, Down, Right or Left on the :dpad: .
The achievement unlocks immediately after performing 3 taunts.
Put’em in a body bag
Single match at least Normal level: Turn your opponent’s entire limb damage meter red in any match type.
As per achievement description, you will have to turn the opponent’s damage indicator all red.
You can use any Superstar, pick up and hit your opponent with the steps to do as much damage as possible.
To damage the arms, you can use grips involving these limbs or hit the opponent from the sides while he’s on the ground.
Now offering non-stop flights
20 (Secret achievement)
Ladder Match at least Normal level: Stand on a ladder and suplex your opponent out of the ring in a ladder match.
Start a Ladder Match and hit the opponent with the ladder.
You have to press the button to pick up or release the ladder, while to drag it you have to keep the button pressed.
When the rival wrestler has taken enough damage, place the ladder close to the ropes, then climb up with your back to the ropes, and if you have an impact bar already full just press the button when the opponent is on top to activate the suplex, otherwise you will have to press the button to hit it until you fill the impact bar completely and then press button to throw him out of the ring.
I’d like to thank the academy
Single Match Legend level: Defeat a Powerhouse Superstar with the Possum Pin in any match type.
We need a High Flyer Superstar while our rival must absolutely be a Powerhouse Superstar.
Use the steps as always to cause as much damage as possible and to tire the opponent.
In the meantime, fill the Impact bar to earn and save a fighting style icon.
Now make your opponent land your wrestler and while on the ground hold the + buttons to activate the Possum Pin, win the match and unlock the achievement.
You’ve got a bit of red on you
Single Match Legend level: Get busted open by your opponent on legend difficulty in any match type and win.
For this achievement I chose a Hardcore match and a Hardcore opponent, but you can use any Match and any Superstar (but a match where the opponent can use weapons is more indicated).
Use the steps as always to do as much damage as possible and occasionally let yourself be hit in the head (with the chair or the steps), but don’t let the opponent get the better of you.
Once you are injured all that remains is to win the match to get the achievement.
Send’em back to Louisville
10 (Secret achievement)
Single match one on one at least Normal level : Lose to an opponent who has more limb damage than you.
To unlock this achievement you have to damage the opponent’s limbs until they turn red in the indicator next to his name, after which you simply have to lose the match.
Better luck next year
10 (Secret achievement)
Royal Rumble with 30 Superstar at least Normal level: Be the first Superstar eliminated in a 30-Man Royal Rumble.
Very simple, start a 30 man Royal Rumble by entering first, and to get the achievement you will have to be the first Superstar eliminated from the ring.
You will almost certainly have to wait until there are at least three Superstars in the ring, as the CPU tends not to attempt eliminations when there are only 2 wrestlers on the square in the beginning.
Finally, intervene in case the CPU tries to eliminate any other Superstar that is not yours.
Who says originality is dead
Create an original CAS, ring entrance and created Championship.
From the main menu, go to Create mode to create a custom Superstar.
You can leave everything default (to do it immediately) by changing only a particular or indulge yourself as you wish to create the Superstar in your way.
Same thing for the entry into the ring, just change one setting or create everything as you want.
Finally, to create a WWE Championship you will need to have the money earned with the 24/7 career mode as a Superstar.
In case also read our guide on how to earn money easily in WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2008.
Here higher the quality of the materials used, higher the cost of your WWE Championship, so make sure you have the money to buy the belt.
King of the mountain
Tournament mode at least Normal level: Place first in every type of tournament in Tournament mode.
From the main menu, go to game mode and select Tournament mode.
You will need to win the following tournaments to unlock the achievement:
- King of the Ring
- Beat the Clock Sprint
- Smackdown vs. Raw
- Road to WrestleMania
- Money in the Bank.
The fastest way to do this is to simulate all matches (create a save before it’s your turn) and make it to the final match.
In the event that your Superstar is eliminated, just reload the save and try again.
Of course you can also play all the matches to move on to the next round, I leave the choice to you.
If it bleeds…
Single match at least Normal level: Bloody every ECW Superstar on the roster.
For this achievement you will need at least $ 420,000 because you will have to buy two Legend Superstars: Sabu and Terry Funk.
You can buy Sabu from the WWE Shop right now at the price of $ 210,000.
Terry Funk is locked and can only be purchased (again for $ 210,000) after defeating Tommy Dreamer, Sabu and Sandman at Legend level in a 4-way ECW Extreme Rules match with any other Superstar.
After winning this match be sure to visit the Hall of Fame to be notified that you have unlocked Terry Funk, then purchase it from the WWE Shop.
These are the Superstars you will need to bleed:
- CM Punk
- Elijah Burke
- Johnny Nitro
- Marcus Cor Von
- Terry Funk
- Tommy Dreamer.
Face them individually in a First Blood, use the steps as always to do more damage and after a few hits you will have every match yours.
Single match at least Normal level: Wiggle free from every Ultimate Control Grapple at least once.
The easiest and fastest way to achieve this is to use a second controller with which to perform the following moves with the relevant Superstars:
- Lift Up + Left
- Oklahoma + Right
- DDT + Left
- Samoan Drop + Right
- Piledriver + Left
- Suplex + Right
- Backbreaker + Right
- Chokeslam + Left
- Powerbomb + Right
Then using the first controller, simply rotate the two analog sticks to free yourself from each of these moves and win the match.
Once you have freed yourself from all the holds of the relevant Superstars, just start a Quick Match against the COM to get the achievement.
Normal Submission Match Legend level: Win a Normal Submission match without having your Struggle Submission hold broken once.
As indicated in the achievement description, start a Normal Submission Match on legend difficulty against any opponent, if you want to do it easily face a Diva.
Now beat your opponent for good and when you see that he is completely exhausted activate the struggle submission to win the match and unlock the achievement.
Stop yapping and fight
Single match at least normal level: Argue with the referee 4 times in a match and win.
For this achievement you will need to use an Dirty Superstar against any opponent. To make it easier, you can face one of the DIVAs with a male Superstar.
Just give a few hits at the beginning of the match to knock down the opponent and when he is knocked try the PIN immediately.
The count should be at most two, so when the icon appears press to argue with the referee.
Repeat it 3 more times, then just win to unlock the achievement.
10 (secret achievement)
Preview the Mexican Stretch Corner Grapple in Create A Move-Set.
From the main menu go to Create mode, select Create move set, choose any Superstar and select FINAL MOVES.
Press the button to continue and by moving the lever left or right, search Forearm to back, moving the lever downwards, press the button: x: on the MEXICAN STRETCH to preview the final move and get the achievement.
That’s one for the record books
Royal Rumble with 30 Superstar at least Normal level: Eliminate 20 opponents in a 30-Man Royal Rumble.
Start a 30-man Royal Rumble using The Great Khaliand choose to be the first to enter the ring.
With an Irish Whip( ) throw the opponents over the ropes then pressing the right stick push them towards the Ring Out, but to do this you will have to press the buttons + + + of the PAD quickly and repeatedly.
Eliminate 20 and the achievement will be yours.
Now that’s hardcore
Match ECW Extreme Rules Legend level: Bloody and defeat a Hardcore Superstar on legend difficulty in an ECW Extreme Rules match and win.
As per achievement description, you must defeat a Hardcore Superstar at Legend difficulty in a single ECW Extreme Rules match, if you follow our advice it will not take long to unlock the cheevo.
This is coming out of your check
20 (secret achievement)
Match TLC at least Normal level: Destroy 15 tables and 10 chairs in a TLC match.
From the main menu, go to exhibition and start a one-on-one TLC match.
Start hitting the opponent with the chairs and when they are destroyed look for them under the ring by pressing the button (on the screen bottom side), once you get to 10 destroyed chairs move on to destroy tables.
Tables once destroyed always appear either in the ring or outside. When you get to destroy 15 of them the achievement will unlocked.
The best there was…
20 minutes Match Ironman Legend level: Win a 20-minute Ironman match on legend difficulty without surrendering a point to your
Start a 20-minute Ironman Match, use the steps as usual to do as much damage as possible and use the finishing moves.
This type of match actually lasts 20 minutes, each Pin made is worth 1 point and at the end of the time the Superstar with the most points wins the match.
One thing you need to remember is that after each count the opponent’s damage bar is reset, so you’ll have to hit hard again before proceeding with a new PIN and be careful not to give the opponent opportunities to score a point to unlock the cheevo.
Rope a dope
20 (secret achievement)
Single match at least Normal level: Perform a succesful springboard attack off each side of the ropes.
For this achievement you need a High Flyer Superstar against any opponent.
Lean on the ropes and pressing the button you will have to hit the opponent while he is standing from all four sides of the ring.
Once the four attacks have been completed correctly, the cheevo will be immediately unlocked.
This year’s inductee
350 (Secret achievement)
Play as a GM in 24/7 Mode and obtain the GM of the Year Award.
From the main menu go to game mode and select 24/7 mode.
Choose a new game and select Play as General Manager, at this point you will have to choose the league in which to play between ECW, SMACKDOWN and RAW.
Once you have chosen the league select “Draft new rosters” and arrive at the choice of Superstars.
To have an advantage just choose 2 of the Superstars with the highest popularity and as contract 1 year.
Once the Superstars have been chosen, go to continue and choose YES to abandon the draft, Clean/Dirty Turn – Set champions press OK to continue, set one of the Superstars as Clean, while the other as Dirty, then click “Accept“.
Once you have set all the options you will find yourself at the GM desk, from here select the computer and go to Options and set the difficulty to Legend, Game Options > Repetition and Injuries OFF.
- select the magazine and create the rivalry between the two Superstars, choose Legend Killer as plot, set the duration of the rivalry, select the Superstars and go to continue to start the rivalry.
- Switch to the calendar. Here you can perform various activities from Monday to Thursday before an event, so you will have to try to increase the two Superstars popularity through the Daily Activity.
Start with Skill Improvement > Fan Favorite Training for the Clean Superstar and Fan Heat Training for the Dirty Superstar, which you will alternate during the week.
Depending on the Superstars chosen, the Legend Killer storyline may not be applicable.
In this case select or purchase any other 5-star storyline from the magazine.
The plot that should be fine are:
- Legend killer
- Returning Legend
- David vs. Goliath
- Loser Leaves the Brand
- Undisputed Champion.
Set up the various matches for the Show as follows:
- For Match 1> choose a First Blood
- For Match 2> choose an Hardcore-single
- Promo 1> Interview Space – Clean Superstar
- Match 3> Ladder-single
- Match 4> TLC single valid for the World Heavyweight Championship title
- Promo 2>Interview Space – Dirty Superstar
- Main Event> Steel Cage-single valid for the United States Championship title
When you have finished creating the various matches, select confirm to proceed with the Show and then press the button to simulate the results of all the matches.
In PPV events change matches as follows:
- Match 1> Parking lot Brawl
- Match 2> TLC-single
- Match 3> Ironman-single (20 minutes)
- Match 4>Last man Standing-single
- Main Event>Hell in a Cell-single.
Always keep increasing the popularity of the two Superstars with Daily Activities > Skill Improvement (Fan Favorite Training for Clean Superstar and Fan Heat Training for Dirty Superstar) or Events and Activities (Press Conference, Website Interview, Charity Event, Session autographs).
Always remember to include during Shows in the promos > Interview Space.
Now keep repeating everything until you get the achievement.
NB: A volte può capitare che durante alcuni eventi PPV non sia possibile disputare dei match per mancanza di Superstar, ad ogni modo questo handicap non influirà sull’ottenimento dell’obiettivo.
How to unlock Vince McMahon
To unlock Vince McMahon as a Superstar to use in the game, you’ll need to win or defend a Title at WrestleMania, the last scheduled PPV event of the season.
This means that after earning the General Manager of the Year award you will need to continue playing and complete GM 24/7 mode.
A fighting champion
In ranked online matches, defend a CAC title 5 times against 5 different players within 24 hours.
For this achievement you will need 5 different friends (Gamertags) to face within 24 hours to unlock it.
Since it is very difficult to find people online who play Smackdown Vs Raw 2008, the easiest way to achieve this is to get help from a few friends or even just one friend.
As long as you have Gamertag to deal with, maybe take advantage of some relatives accounts if equipped with a Gold subscription or alternatively you can create them on the spot and take advantage of some 48-hour Xbox Live Gold code.
Then create a title match and defeat the first of 5 Gamertags. Repeat the process with the 4 remaining Gamertags and by the fifth match won you will have unlocked the achievement.
Win a Created Championship 10 times in ranked online matches.
For this achievement, as with everyone else online in SmackDown vs RAW 2008, get help from a friend.
Our friend needs to create 10 different belts (he will need the money earned in the 24/7 mode, because each belt costs a certain amount depending on the materials used to create it), then in the ranked match menu he will have to create a match for the title in which he is giving away one of these belts.
Defeat it and repeat the process for the other 9 remaining belts to unlock the achievement.
Win 30 consecutive ranked online matches.
As with the previous achievements, get help from a friend, as besides being difficult to win 30 matches consecutively it is even more difficult to find someone online.
You’ve got guts
20 (Online, secret achievement)
Complete a ranked online title match.
Simple, just create an online classified match valid for the title and complete it even without winning.
On The Job
10 (Online, secret achievement)
Lose 5 consecutive ranked online matches.
Just lose 5 consecutive ranked single matches to unlock it.