Chapter 5: Create a Superstar
One of the most popular features in each WWE video game release is the "Create a Superstar" mode. Even if your favorite current WWE superstar (wheres Eugene?) or WWE legend (Macho Man Randy Savage?) isnt included in the game, you can whip up a near identical replica in create mode. Your options arent limited to past and present wrestlers, though. You could create other video game characters, real life celebrities, or even yourself.
This section offers tips on using WWE Smackdown vs. RAWs create a superstar mode by helping you create one of the most popular WWE legends of all time, classic era Hulk Hogan.
Your task in creating the Hulkster begins with his profile. Enter "Hulk Hogan" as the name or ring name. For Hulk Hogans call name select "The Immortal". If youre trying to create Hulks later persona, note that "Hollywood" is available for selection. Choose "Super Heavyweight" as the classification, gender is male, match tactics is clean (was there ever a better babyface?), and select the show of your choice. Select desired crowd signs (the American flag is always a safe choice for Hulkamaniacs). For Hulk Hogans logic choices, select "Brawler" and "Grappler". For Hulks move style, choose "Clever". Increase "Irish Whip" and "Taunt" to "Often".
Now time to mold Hulk Hogan from a clean slate. First up is body toning. Hulk Hogan was a thick wrestler. Increase toning to around +20. Select the face skin. Give his face some lines and character by selecting skin #5. Hulk Hogan always had an impressive tan so select skin color #3.
For Hogans hair, select #8. Adjust the hair color to a bleached blonde look; adjust the slider to approximately -74, 10 with small adjustments as needed to get your preferred tone. Increase the length slightly to approximately +20. Skip over body hair and move to eyebrows. Choose #24 and then lighten them slightly by increasing the Y value. Choose eyes #7 and leave default. For facial hair select #36 and match the color close to Hulks hair, though perhaps a bit darker. Note that you can select multiple facial hair layers, which means you can create Hogans later Hollywood persona by adding stubble. Leave sideburns and teeth alone and select lips #3.
Time for the appearance details! First up is face morphing.
Head: Decrease the width and height of the head by adjusting to position -30, -45. Depth should be close. Use minor adjustments if necessary or leave at 0.
Eyebrows: Adjust angles and depth to around -25, -60 and -90.
Eyes: This feature adjusts the position of the eyeballs and the length and height of the eyes. Adjust the eyes closer to approximately -55 and to 100. Decrease both height and length as well to -40 and -95.
Nose: Increase the nose width to around 20 and height to 75. Increase both length and angle; length to -35 and angle to around 50.
Cheek and Mouth: Minor adjustments if desired.
Jaw: Hulk Hogan has a strong jaw so increase the length to approximately 55. Add thickness to around 45 and decrease outline to around -25.
Ear and Age: Keep both at default.
Next up is full body scaling to add appropriate proportions to Hulk Hogans body parts.
Head: Decrease width to -30 and increase depth a bit to around 25. Adjust length negatively to around -25.
Neck: Increase the width and depth of Hulk Hogans neck to around 45, 45.
Chest: Increase the width and depth of his chest to 35, 20.
Shoulders: Decrease the weight and height of Hogans shoulders to around -60, -60.
Abdomen: Increase width of abdomen slightly so hes thick but not fat (around 15). Add depth to Hogans abdomen to around 30. Also increase the length of the abdomen to around 60.
Arms: Make some minor adjustments to Hulks arms by increasing width and depth slightly to around 10. Decrease length to look proportional to around the same figure.
Waist: Adjust the depth of the waist to maintain thickness but not fat. Decrease width slightly to keep Hogans "figure" intact.
Legs: Add depth to his legs.
Height: Hulk Hogan is 67".
Now its time to play dress up!
Arms: Add wrist bands. Select both arms and choose design 1. It looks odd now but you can adjust the length. Change the color to white (by changing shade to mono) and decrease length until Hulk has small bands of white tape around his wrists.
Hand Accessories: Use #8 or #9 and change color to white for taped fingers.
Lower Body Underwear: Select #4 and change color to Hulk Hogans trademark yellow (around -65, 9 but adjust as desired).
Knee Pads: Select both legs and #5. Adjust color to red.
Shoes: Select #2 and adjust color to the same as Hogans underwear.
Youve just completed Hulk Hogan! Add the finishing touches by adjusting his attributes, entrance, and move set.
Hulks attributes are certainly subjective but use the following is an example. Youll need plenty of experience points to reach these levels.
To change Hulk Hogans entrance, go to "Create a Move Set" and open up Hogan. Under "Bases" youll see the option for entrance. Choose movie "Logo" (or any other one you wish) and for moves select "Original 14" for a Hogan entrance (though a Hollywood Hogan entrance). Finally, for music select whichever you desire (or hum "Real American" to yourself as Hogan enters the ring), though "Original 21" has a retro 80s vibe to it.
All thats left is the move set. Hulk Hogans move set is included in the game but must be unlocked by completing legend challenges. Once you have completed all challenges, select move set #23 for your Hulk Hogan created wrestler. Now you can atomic leg drop any opponent in the game!