Players choose a wrestler to compete in various types of matches, including: one-on-one, tag team, tornado tag, cage match, weapons match, and war. The Nintendo 64 version of the game also included Royal Rumble and gauntlet matches. Much like modern wrestling games, the player uses a combination of buttons to punch, kick, and grapple their opponents. Also, during some of the matches, you can set the mode to hardcore and use weapons which are available.
The single player "WWF Challenge" mode consists of a pyramid of television sets that the player starts at the bottom of. In each set is a different wrestler in the WWE, and as the pyramid goes higher, so does the difficulty of the matches. After the player has defeated his opponent, often that same opponent would issue a "grudge match." These "grudge match" challenges were not optional and were prefaced by a full-motion video of the challenger. After you win the WWF championship, you defend the title and, if you suffer a loss, you need to win the title again.
The Game Boy version of the game features a password save system.
Nintendo 64 and Playstation Versions
Game Boy Version
The Game Boy version of the game features a smaller roster than the console counterparts.