The Visual history of WWE SmackDown!

From hard body jaggies to marble-sculpted brawlers, we chart the smoothing of the beefcake

WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth - 2002
After having some time getting used to the PS2’s challenging hardware, Mouth greatly improved on character models and included realistic facial features. Finally, SmackDown gave us fully animated entrances for all the characters, complete with entrance videos playing on the TitanTron, and every wrestler’s theme music. And - while a small detail - each wrestler carries their championship belt to the ring, rather than having a title card indicating them as such.

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