WWE Wrestlemania X8 was a wrestling game released on the Nintendo Gamecube in 2002.
It was one of a few exclusive games brought to the system developed by THQ during this time and featured one of the most extensive and star-studded rosters of all time.
Stars like Steve Austin, The Rock and Hulk Hogan helmed the legendary roster, which featured a host of hidden characters for the players to unlock.
WWE Wrestlemania X8 Hidden Characters
There are six hidden playable characters to unlock in WWE Wrestlemania X8. These are all former WWE superstar who were active in the company at the time of the games release. These include five male superstars and one female superstar, with three former ECW Champions, two former WWE Champions and one former World Heavyweight Champion.
The six hidden characters in WWE Wrestlemania X8 are:
- Chris Benoit
- Ric Flair
- Stacey Keibler
- Vince McMahon
There was a rumor going around during the time of the game’s release that Andre The Giant was a part of the game.
He was alleged to be a secret unlockable character, with some incredibly difficult ways to earn him as a playable character in the game.
The main theory was that you needed to compete every story mode in under 24 hours and wrestle a match with The Big Show. If you did this, The Big Show would be replaced in the game by Andre The Giant as a hidden character in the game.
It turned out that he wasn’t in the game at all and it was just a hoax.
WWE Wrestlemania X8 Unlockables
Below are a list of all the unlockable items in WWE Wrestlemania X8 on the Gamecube. This includes the six unlockable characters and three exclusive arenas which cannot be played in any way without unlocking them through the below methods.
- Chris Benoit – Complete The WWE Undisputed Championship Story Mode
- Smackdown Arena – Win The WWE Undisputed Championship With The Rock
- Raven – Complete The WWE Light-Heavyweight Championship Story Mode
- Rhyno – Complete The WWE Hardcore Championship Story Mode
- Ric Flair – Complete The WWE European Championship Story Mode
- Royal Rumble 2001 Arena – Win The 30 Man Royal Rumble Match (Any Superstar, One Player)
- Stacy Keibler – Complete The WWE Tag Team Championship Story Mode
- Vince McMahon – Complete The WWE Intercontinental Championship Story Mode
- Wrestlemania X7 Arena – In Exhibition Mode, play in every arena at least once
WWE Wrestlemania X8 Cheat Codes
There are no cheat codes available in WWE Wrestlemania X8, so the only ways to unlock the secret characters is to follow the instructions above.
Hamish is a writer and podcaster and wrestling fan who is a key part of the Atletifo team.
After playing countless hours of WrestleMania X8 on the Gamecube, he discovered Rey Mysterio getting his head crushed by The Great Khali, and thus a love for professional wrestling was born.
He is also a Media Graduate, as well as writing for multiple sites about Premier League football and the culture of Wales – his home country.