WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role

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WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role
NTSC cover art, featuring Chris Jericho, The Rock, Triple H and The Undertaker.
Developer(s) Yuke's
Publisher(s) THQ (WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role)
Yuke's (Exciting Pro Wrestling 2)
Series SmackDown!
Platform(s) PlayStation
Release date(s)
  • NA November 21, 2000
  • EU December 1, 2000
  • JP January 25, 2001
Genre(s) Professional wrestling, Fighting
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Distribution CD-ROM

WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role (Exciting Pro Wrestling 2 in Japan) is a professional wrestling video game released on the PlayStation console by THQ and developed by Yuke's Future Media Creators. It is part of the WWF SmackDown! (later renamed WWE SmackDown vs. Raw, now simply WWE) series based on the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) professional wrestling promotion. It is the sequel to WWF SmackDown! and was succeeded by WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It on the PlayStation 2.


The Season Mode was heavily modified in this game. Along with removing the pre-season mode from the original, Know Your Role gave more storylines and more matches per show. These changes were given a mixed reaction by fans and critics alike. There are a number of flaws in the Season Mode, such as the long loading times needed for even the most insignificant scenes (like a wrestler walking down a corridor). Wrestlers, wrestling moves, and arenas are unlocked as the player progresses through a season. The Season Mode has multiplayer support, with up to four players playing at once in a Season. Wrestlers such as Shawn Michaels and Stone Cold Steve Austin are unlockable superstars. This was also the first SmackDown game to feature wrestlers such as Kurt Angle and Albert.

Create Modes[edit]

The game allowed you to create your own taunt and create a superstar. One of the features in create a superstar was the face templates, that allowed you to preset the figures face to an actual superstar.


The game received mostly positive reviews. On release, Famitsu magazine scored the game a 30 out of 40.[1]


  1. ^ プレイステーション - エキサイティングプロレス2. Weekly Famitsu. No.915 Pt.2. Pg.25. 30 June 2006.

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