The Visual history of WWE SmackDown!

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

WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain - 2003
Pain is widely regarded as one of the best in the series. THQ seemed to be hitting their stride in the graphics department. Small tweaks gave us the smoothest character models the franchise had seen to that point. Also, we soon realized that no one in the WWE was quite as ripped as their videogame counterparts. See: real-life Ric Flair’s man-tits and Kane’s tummy pouch.

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