WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth! Edit

Character Name Reason Extra
Scott Hall Drugs & alchohol problems Can be playable via hacking system. Strongly recommended against
Shane McMahon Unknown Can be playable via hacking system. Strongly recommended against

WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain! Edit

Character Name Reason Extra
Al Snow Seemed to have had development problems as when ever attempts are made at playing as Al Snow, the Rock's model is used, possibly as a placeholder.
Bill DeMott
Billy Gunn Shoulder Injury
Billy Kidman
Bradshaw Tore a bicep (presumably from too many clotheslines.) His entrance motion would later reappear as an unlockable in WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW
Hardcore Holly
Hulk Hogan Quit the company before the game was completed. As opposed to most of the cut characters, who just use finisher icons, Hulk Hogan uses a character portrait.
Jamal Got involved in a bar fight & got fired.
Jeff Hardy Was on drugs, refused rehab. Was removed somewhat late in development as he appeared in early BETA trailers.
Johnny Stamboli
Molly Holly
Rosey Jamal's bar fight affected him.
Scotty 2 Hotty Rikishi uses Scotty 2 Hotty's music in WWE SmackDown! HCTP, as well as WWE RAW 2.
Spike Dudley Bumped his head landing on a table, quite possibly it was botched, but it most likely resulted in concussion.
William Regal Had a heart condition thought to be a stomach virus on a tour of India.
Ultimate Warrior Threatened the WWE with a lawsuit for stealing his likeness.