Cover featuring Chyna, The Rock, Mr. Ass, and Mankind

WWF SmackDown!
is a professional wrestling video game released for the PlayStation console by THQ and developed by YUKE's Future Media Creators. It is the first game from the video game series, WWF SmackDown!  based on the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) professional wrestling promotion. This game was succeeded by WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role.

SmackDown! was the first WWF game on the PlayStation to be published by THQ, taking over from the previous publisher Acclaim Entertainment.

The game was a bestseller in the UK upon release, and again three months later.


The story mode contains two main parts, first with the Pre-Season, but after ten in-game years of playing the Pre-Season, players are allowed to skip it. However, the season mode is nearly impossible to complete. By playing and advancing in the season modes players gain rewards such as unlockables or attires, but instead of unlocking new characters, players unlock new body parts to put on new creations, to play as that "unlocked" character. Once players build a creation, they must fight in a Pre-Season year to build their skills and make their alliances. Once players finish the Pre-Season, they can never replay it, and friends and foes for a creation are set in stone. The story mode contains no voice-overs, instead the characters meet each other backstage with mouths that moves to no voice. The game also lacks play-by-play color commentary. WWF Smackdown! has many match types including Singles, Tag Team, Hardcore, Steel Cage and many more.


Al Snow Mankind
Big Boss Man Mark Henry
Big Show Matt Hardy
Bradshaw Mr. Ass
Buh Buh Ray Dudley Paul Bearer
Chris Jericho Road Dogg
Christian The Rock
D'Lo Brown Shane McMahon
D'Von Dudley Steve Blackman
Edge "Stone Cold" Steve Austin
Faarooq Test
Gangrel Triple H
The Godfather The Undertaker
Hardcore Holly Val Venis
Jeff Hardy Vince McMahon
Kane X-Pac
Ken Shamrock
Chyna Tori

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