-Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10
-Offline: 21 (750 )
-Online: 5 (250 )
-Approximate amount of time to 1000: 5-10 hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 playthrough
-Number of missable achievements: 0
-Do cheat codes disable achievements: No cheats
-Does difficulty affect achievements: Yes
-Glitchy achievements: 1; (Escape Artist)
-Unobtainable achievements: None
-Extra equipment needed: None


Welcome to WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2008, the second WWE game on the 360 and the first to feature ECW. This game has 26 achievements for 1000 , of which 21 are offline for 750 and the remaining 5 are online for 250 There's only one achievement that is difficult, but if you follow the guide you'll have no problems. The online community for this game is nonexistent so all online achievements will have to be boosted. Set up boosting sessions here.

* Turn off Entrances (unless you like to watch them)
* Move all AI reversal sliders to zero
* Change the difficulty setting to Legend (highest difficulty)

Step 1 - 24/7 Mode:
In this mode you're going to accomplish two things. First, play the mode as GM and go for This year's inductee. Once you've accomplished that, simulate another year as a good superstar to earn the money you'll need to buy characters and create a Championship belt.

Step 2 - Offline Achievements:
All of the remaining offline achievements are done in separate matches. You could accomplish a few of them per match but they're so quick it's really not necessary. Plus, you might as well squeeze as much enjoyment out of this game as you can (because honestly, who doesn't have fun smashing people with steel chairs?). Face off against the weakest opponents to make these achievements easier, which are divas if you're able to use them in that particular match type.

Step 3 - Online Achievements:
You can mop up your achievements in 34 online wins and 5 losses. Go for Gold digger first by having your boosting partner create ten championships then simply win them all. Doing so puts you 1/3 of the way towards On fire so finish up with that, and then win against four other players to unlock A fighting champion. Don't forget to return the favor afterward - you'll need to do so to unlock On The Job.

At this point you should have your 1000, so congratulations. This game is quite fun, so if your boosting buddy is up to it play a few real matches before you turn off the game for good.

[x360a would like to thank dakisbac for this Road Map]

WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 Achievement Guide

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There are 26 achievements with a total of 1000 points

  • Powerbomb an opponent on top of a steel step in any match type.

    Pick up the steps with , place them in the middle of the ring, then powerbomb your opponent onto them.

  • Steal your opponent's taunt 3 times in any One on One match.

    Select a Showman character and steal your opponent's taunt three times in one match by pressing + , , or .

  • Turn your opponent's entire limb damage meter red in any match type.

    Just beat the crap out of your opponent until their entire body is red. This goes much faster if you're facing a diva and/or using weapons.

  • Defeat a Powerhouse Superstar with the Possum Pin in any match type.

    Using a High Flyer character and facing off against a Powerhouse character, earn and store a finisher, let your opponent knock you down, then activate the Possum Pin with + .

  • Get busted open by your opponent on legend difficulty in any match type and win.

    Bring a weapon that hits on the head (steel chair, steel steps, etc) and allow your opponent to make you bleed. Then win the match.

  • Create an original CAS, ring entrance and created Championship.

    From the main menu select Create Modes, then go through Create a WWE Superstar, Create an Entrance, and Create a WWE Championship. Just modify one or two things for each.

  • Place first in every type of tournament in Tournament mode.

    You need to win the following:

    King of the Ring
    Smackdown vs. Raw
    Road to WrestleMania
    Money in the Bank
    Beat the Clock Sprint

    For all the tournaments, simulate until the finals (reloading when your character loses, of course) then play and win the final match. For the tournaments you are creating, make the final match Hardcore so you can end it faster by using weapons. For Beat the Clock Sprint, keep making the tournament until you're in the first match. That way, if the other matches finish in the same time, which happens a lot when simulating, you still advance. For King of the Ring, win the final match by a ring out.

  • Bloody every ECW Superstar on the roster.

    Make all of the following characters bleed:

    CM Punk
    Elijah Burke
    Johnny Nitro
    Marcus Cor Von
    Terry Funk
    Tommy Dreamer

    Sabu and Terry Funk must be bought from the WWE store before you can unlock this. Sabu is available from the start and you can buy Funk after beating Dreamer, Sabu, and Sandman in an ECW Extreme Rules Match Fatal-4-Way on Legend difficulty. Make sure you visit the Hall of Fame after meeting the requirement, otherwise he'll still appear as locked.

    This is done easiest in First Blood matches. It will take 3-5 shots to the head with the steel steps if you swing them when you're both standing facing each other (this triggers a special animation).

  • Win a Normal Submission match without having your Struggle Submission hold broken once.

    Start a Normal Submission match with John Cena and face off against a diva. Fight until her body and head is red then activate the STFU (Cena's submission finisher).

  • Argue with the referee 4 times in a match and win.

    Using a Dirty character, press to argue with the ref after your opponent kicks out after a two-count. Do this four times in one match.

  • Eliminate 20 opponents in a 30-Man Royal Rumble.

    Start a 30-Man Royal Rumble with a Powerhouse character and put yourself in slot one. Eliminate or help another superstar eliminate 20 characters. This is very very simple if you have turned down the AI reversal frequency and are using a Turbo controller as in the video below.

  • Bloody and defeat a Hardcore Superstar on legend difficulty in an ECW Extreme Rules match and win.

    On Legend difficulty, face off against someone like Sandman in an ECW Extreme Rules match, make them bleed, then win the match.

  • Win a 20-minute Ironman match on legend difficulty without surrendering a point to your opponent.

    On Legend difficulty, start a 20-minute Ironman match against a diva and win the match without submitting or getting pinned. To make this easier, only earn a point near the end of the match because doing so resets the limb damage meter.

    *Glitch* - you probably won't be able to recreate it, but in my match I was knocked down and getting dragged and then the AI ran out of stamina. For the remaining 10 mins of the match my character was stuck in the dragged motion and the AI couldn't touch me. You might get lucky too.

  • In ranked online matches, defend a CAC title 5 times against 5 different players within 24 hours.

    See On Fire

  • Win a Created Championship 10 times in ranked online matches.

    See On Fire

  • Win 30 consecutive ranked online matches.

    The online community is nonexistent, so the only way to get any of the multiplayer achievements is to boost. To do so use the Achievement Trading Thread. None of the achievements will give you any grief - just literally follow the achievement description.


Secret achievements

  • Stand on a ladder and suplex your opponent out of the ring in a ladder match.

    In a ladder match, beat up your opponent until you have a finisher. Set up a ladder near one of the ropes, climb up the side facing the center of the ring, wait for your opponent to climb up the other side, punch them with , and then activate your suplex with .

  • Be the first Superstar eliminated in a 30-Man Royal Rumble.

    Put yourself in slot one in a 30-Man Royal Rumble. Just stand there and allow yourself to be eliminated. Sadly, the AI may not be smart enough to try and eliminate you until there's another superstar in the ring, so you may have to prevent another superstar getting eliminated first.

  • Preview the Mexican Stretch Corner Grapple in Create A Move-Set.

    From the main menu, select Create Modes > Create A Move-Set > Any superstar > Either finisher > Finishers > TB Back > Scroll down to Mexican Stretch then press to preview.

  • Wiggle free from every Ultimate Control Grapple at least once.

    The easiest and fastest way to do this is if you have two controllers. To do this you'll need to do six matches - five with two controllers and one against the AI. With your second controller, pick the following characters and do their moves, then reverse with your first controller.

    Lift Up ( + R-Left)
    Oklahoma ( + R-Right)

    DDT ( + R-Left)
    Samoan Drop ( + R-Right)

    Chavo Guerrero
    Piledriver ( + R-Left)
    Suplex ( + R-Right)

    Chokeslam ( + R-Left)
    Powerbomb ( + R-Right)

    Chris Masters
    Backbreaker ( + R-Right)

    After that's done start up any match against the AI and the achievement will pop as soon as it starts.

    An alternative method is to watch the AI play the Royal Rumble a few times. Once you've seen the AI perform all the reversals just start up any match against the AI and the achievement will pop as soon as it starts.

    Finally, if all else fails... just play the game. Reversals are pretty key in winning, so as long as you aren't fighting the same people over and over you should get this with time.

  • Lose 5 consecutive ranked online matches.

    See On Fire

  • Complete a ranked online title match.

    See On Fire

  • Perform a succesful springboard attack off each side of the ropes.

    To do this, you must be using a High Flyer superstar. Lean toward the ropes and press to do a springboard move. You must hit and land the maneuver on a standing opponent on the inside of the ring for the springboard to count. You'll know if it lands because you'll see a special animation when it hits. The easiest way to do this is to knock down your opponent near the ropes then pick them up. After you pick someone up they're a little groggy which gives you just enough time to perform and land the move.

  • Play as a GM in 24/7 Mode and obtain the GM of the Year Award.

    Information comes directly from Little Lee so credit to him..

    • Click 24/7 Mode
    • New
    • Play as WWE General Manager
    • Pick Raw (Cause they get first pick) Well sometimes.
    • Draft new rosters
    • Pick Shawn Michaels & Rey Mysterio.

    No on this part you may find that another show will take one of these. I did it with these guys so I just back out untill I have signed up both wrestlers (I done year contract) seriously money will not be an issue here!

    • Once you have both stars hit continue
    • (Are you sure you want to leave the draft?) pick YES
    • Clean/Dirty Turn - Shawn Michales change to Dirty
    • Set Champions - one as wwe Champion, and one as intercontinental
    • Accept! Yes proceed!

    So first part is done. Now this part is simple. Yet there have been some miss comunications so follow closely,

    Skip the cinematic. Cause no one cares, we just want these points.

    • Click Laptop
    • Click Options
    • Difficulty = legend
    • Click Play options
    • Play Options = scroll through to re-run
    • Injuries = OFF
    • ACCEPT!
    • Save - just incase

    Okay that bits done. Next step

    Ignore the phone. All you will get is the same messages every day etc from Mcmahon saying no injjuries or Jim Ross telling you to go invade other shows.

    • Click Calender
    • Click the first day (1st April) RAW
    • Match 1 = Table Match (Both stars will come up automatically)
    • Continue
    • Match 2 = Ladder match (Both stars will come up automatically)
    • Continue
    • Match 3 = Hardcore Match (Both stars will come up automatically)
    • Continue
    • Match 4 = Intercontinental Title = TLC Match (Both stars will come up automatically)
    • Continue
    • Main Event = WWE Championship = Steel Cage Match (Both stars will come up automatically)
    • Continue

    Now I know Matt said to put promos in, but I did this for the first Raw and as I was going through with simming each week I didn't realsie I had to put these in. So I suppose you could put these in. But you will have to do it EVERY week. But you don't need too, to get the achievement.

    • Promo 1 = Interview Space = HBK
    • Promo 2 = Interview Space = Rey Mysterio

    So that is the card set up.

    • Hit Confirm
    • (You are about to advance to the show. All Decisions Will be Locked. Proceed?) YES
    • At the bottom you now see  Simulate All - Press your  button.
    • "Simulate results for all matches" YES

    So the whole card has been simmed. Wanna see whos won. To be honest, the longer you sit around seeing who won the cage or ladder match the longer this achevement will take. So lets continue on.

    • Hit confirm at the bottom of the finished card
    • This will take you back to the desk.
    • Click calender
    • As you see the day is the day after Raw (in this case the 2nd of April)
    • Click on that date
    • Skill Improvement
    • Scroll right 3 to Fan Favorite Training
    • Click 
    • Now you see you have plenty of choice. Pick Rey Mysterio
    • This will calculate. As you can see its a success.
    • Click A
    • This will take you back to the desk
    • Click Calender again
    • Today is Wednesday the 3rd. Click A
    • Skill Improvemnent
    • Scroll right 4 to Fan Heat Training
    • Click 
    • Now surprisingly plenty of choice again. Pick Shawn Michaels.
    • Again this will result in success. Click A to go back to the desk.

    Now I am not going to repeat myself here. But you can clearly see the pattern.

    Monday = Raw
    Tuesday = Fan Favourite Training
    Wednesday = Fan Heat Training
    Thursday = Fan Favourite Training
    Friday = Fan Heat Training

    Simple really. So this takes us to Saturday. Scroll through to the following Monday (This case it is the 8th)

    • Click Raw Monday 8th
    • "Are you sure you want to simulate the days up to this date" YES

    So as you can see in the corner it reads 2% This bar does go up gradually to start with. And if your curious is based on the facts in the "progress report" of the laptop. This lists loads and loads of things which if you check will go up. Due to the fact you card is generating 4 star matches you will easily hit 10 million cash. But don't be worried that it is going up slow. Like I said I got this ahceivement by Week 2 January. So let me run you through this Raw and I will give you another tip I didn't realise that might help you get it quicker than I did.

    • Click Today (Raw 8th)
    • As you can see your matchups are already set up from last week. It is a complete re-run! (apart from the promos which you can add in if you want)
    • So click confirm at the bottom
    • "You are about to advance to the show. All decisions will be locked. Proceed?" YES
    • Again hit the simulate Y button
    • "simulate results for all matches?" YES
    • Matches are simmed. Confim at the bottom to finish the Raw Event
    • Back to the GM desk.

    Now here we repeat the Skill Improvement steps again. Its that Simple. So continue this all the way through and you will get the achievement easily in no time!

    As you can see from the fan support Raw is already up by 200,000. You will have PPV's were you do lose some, but just keep at it and your bar at the top like mine will go from 66% to 94% in one month!

    So how else can you help yourself out getting more percentage. Below is what I did.

    First thing I used was when it came to the PPV. You will have the same set up as Raw. Change the main event to Hell In A Cell. 5 Star easy!

    Second - Rivalry's - These are on the GM desk under magazines. Click on these and it is easy to see. The first one I used was "Legend Killer" I put this on for 13 weeks (As you may see there is a mark for this in the Progress Report) Let it go and then start another. By the time I got the the other one though I had enough money to buy another.
    You can buy more from the storyline writers which is in the same menu as rivalrys. I picked Chirs Folino who has the undisputed Champion. It works well when you have two people in your brand both with a title! and is also a 5 star story!

    So I hope this helps all you folks. Again thanks goes to Matt_Geez2003uk for finding this method works. Simonizer for unlocking it first and letting us know it works. And help needed post below. I am sure between me and Matt we can help.

  • Destroy 15 tables and 10 chairs in a TLC match.

    Start a TLC match and destroy chairs and tables until this unlocks. Destroy the tables either by putting your opponent through them or using them like any other weapon. Weapons take four hits before they break.

  • Opponent who has more limb damage than you.

    A terrible achievement description. To unlock this you need to turn your opponent's entire limb damage red and then lose the match. Since you'll probably be using weapons to get your opponent red (therefore there's no DQ), the easiest way to lose a match is to get a Ring Out.

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