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Encyclopedia > "I Quit" match

An "I Quit" Match is a type of professional wrestling match format in which the only way to win is to make the opponent say the words "I quit" (usually into a microphone). Generally, whenever a wrestler knocks down his opponent with a move or inflicts a submission move, he will grab the mic and ask the opponent to say "I quit!", and the opponent (at least early in the match) will make some kind of retort. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A microphone, sometimes referred to as a mike or mic (both IPA pronunciation: ), is an acoustic to electric transducer or sensor that converts sound into an electrical signal. ...

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History

The first "I Quit" match was in the NWA/WCW at Starrcade on November 28, 1985 when Magnum T.A. defeated Tully Blanchard in a very bloody match (with a cage around the ring). Near the end of that match, Magnum used a piece of wood to pierce Blanchard's forehead. At that point, Blanchard screamed "YES! YES!" into the microphone, indicating that he was quitting the match. Since the match was also an NWA U.S. title match, Blanchard lost the title to Magnum T.A., who was also the previous champion. Starrcade was the primary supercard of the NWA and World Championship Wrestling from 1983-2000. ... Terry Wayne Allen (born June 11, 1959) was a professional wrestler who became famous under the name of Magnum T.A. // Terry Allen started wrestling in 1977 for Florida Championship Wrestling and the Pacific Northwest territory. ... Tully Blanchard (born January 22, 1954) is a second generation American professional wrestler, best known as one of the Four Horsemen. ...


One of the most famous "I Quit" matches took place on January 24, 1999 at the Royal Rumble between The Rock and Mankind in the World Wrestling Federation. The match lasted just over 20 minutes and was especially brutal, ending after Foley took ten unprotected and undeflected chair shots to the head while his hands were handcuffed behind his back. The Rock eventually won the match, but it was later revealed that Foley was completely unconscious and The Rock had played a tape of Foley saying "I quit" over the PA system. During that time the Rock was the heel and Foley was the face. (The trick did not escape Foley's attention, however; in the buildup to his "I Quit" match with Ric Flair in 2006, Foley avoided saying the words "I quit" during any on-screen appearances or promo spots -- taking to instead spelling out the words -- to prevent Flair from taking advantage of his words the same way The Rock did.) January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Royal Rumble 1999 was the twelfth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972) is an American actor and third-generation professional wrestler, best known for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment as The Rock. ... Mick Foley Sr. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Hiatts Speedcuffs in holster, as used by UK police A model wearing handcuffs, waist chain, and thumbcuffs Old handcuffs Handcuffs are restraints designed to secure an individuals wrists close together. ... A live sound reproduction system has two main forms: A sound reinforcement system enhances the volume of the initial sound and will be designed so that as much as possible the listener will not realise that an artificial system is being used to make it easier for them to hear...


A later "I Quit Match" was held on October 19, 2003 at No Mercy 2003 between WWE owner Vince McMahon and his daughter (also then-SmackDown! GM and then baby-face), Stephanie McMahon, with Vince taking the win when then baby-face, Linda McMahon threw in the towel for her daughter. John Cena retained his WWE Championship by defeating John "Bradshaw" Layfield in an "I Quit" Match at Judgment Day on May 22, 2005. At SummerSlam 2006, Ric Flair defeated Mick Foley in an "I Quit" match by threatening Foley's valet (Melina) with a barbed wire bat, forcing Foley to quit. An "I Quit" match on the October 20 edition of SmackDown! between Rey Mysterio and Chavo Guerrero saw Rey Mysterio lose when Chavo Guerrero repetitively hit Mysterio's (legitly) injured left leg with a steel chair, forcing him to quit. This made Mysterio the first face to lose an I Quit match by saying "I Quit" in WWE history. He was sent to hospital soon after. October 19 is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... No Mercy is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Linda Marie Edwards-McMahon (born October 4, 1948 in New Bern, North Carolina) is the CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... John Felix Anthony Cena, Jr. ... The WWE Championship belt, April 11 2005 – August 20, 2006; September 18, 2006 – present The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship is a professional wrestling title. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Judgment Day is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... May 22 is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... SummerSlam 2006 was the nineteenth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event from World Wrestling Entertainment. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Kerwin White Salvador Chavito Guerrero III also known as Chavo Guerrero, Jr. ... -1...


Matches

"I Quit" matches in World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment

No. Match Event, Date and Location
I Bret Hart defeated Bob Backlund
WrestleMania XI
April 2, 1995, Hartford, Connecticut
II The Rock defeated Mankind
to win the WWF Championship
Royal Rumble
January 24, 1999, Anaheim, California
III The Rock defeated Triple H
to retain the WWF Championship
WWF RAW is WAR
January 25, 1999, Phoenix, Arizona
IV Vince McMahon defeated Stephanie McMahon* No Mercy
October 19, 2003, Baltimore, Maryland
V John Cena defeated John Bradshaw Layfield
to retain the WWE Championship
Judgment Day
May 22, 2005, Minneapolis, Minnesota
VI Ric Flair defeated Mick Foley SummerSlam
August 20, 2006, Boston, Massachusetts
VII Chavo Guerrero defeated Rey Mysterio WWE Friday Night SmackDown!
October 15, 2006 (aired October 20, 2006), Los Angeles, California

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"I Quit" matches in World Championship Wrestling

No. Match Event, Date and Location
I Bill Goldberg defeated Sid Vicious Mayhem
November 21, 1999, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
II Roddy Piper defeated Creative Control (Gerald and Patrick) (Handicap Match)
WCW Monday Nitro
December 6, 1999, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
III David Flair defeated Terry Funk WCW Monday Nitro
February 7, 2000, Tulsa, Oklahoma
IV Dustin Rhodes defeated Terry Funk (Bullrope Match) Uncensored
March 19, 2000, Miami, Florida
V Norman Smiley defeated M.I. Smooth
to retain the WCW Hardcore Championship
WCW Thunder
August 22, 2000 (aired August 23, 2000) , Tulsa, Oklahoma

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"I Quit" matches in Extreme Championship Wrestling

No. Match Event, Date and Location
I Terry Funk defeated Eddie Gilbert
(Texas Death Match)
ECW Show
January 23, 1993, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
II Tommy Dreamer defeated The Sandman ECW Show
October 1, 1994, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
III Shane Douglas defeated Pitbull #1
to retain the ECW World Television Championship
ECW Hostile City Showdown
March 15, 1997, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
IV Tommy Dreamer defeated C.W. Anderson ECW Guilty as Charged
January 7, 2001, New York, New York

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"I Quit" matches in Ring of Honor

No. Match Event, Date and Location
I Alex Shelley defeated Jimmy Jacobs Joe vs. Punk II
October 16, 2004, Chicago Ridge, Illinois
II Homicide defeated Colt Cabana
The referee stopped the match three different times because Cabana refused to quit when in positions where could be injured
Fourth Anniversary Show
February 25, 2006, Edison, New Jersey
III Jimmy Rave defeated Nigel McGuinness
The referee stopped the match after McGuinness refused to say "I Quit" when Rave attempted to break his leg
Battle of the Icons
January 27, 2007, Edison, New Jersey

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Variations

"I Respect You" Match

An "I Respect You" Match is similar to an "I Quit" Match - there are no countouts, submissions, disqualifications, or pinfalls; however, to win the wrestler must have his opponent say the words, "I respect you." The first "I Respect You" Match was made by Brian Pillman, who once wrestled in World Championship Wrestling, as a challenge to WCW booker Kevin Sullivan. This match became infamous when Pillman lost by saying "I respect you bookerman!" thus breaking kayfabe. This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was an American professional wrestling promotion which existed from 1988 to 2001. ... A booker, as the term is used in professional wrestling, is a person who puts matches together and determines basics about their content, such as relative overall length, who the eventual victor will be, and many of the moves which will be made during the match; in other words, the... Kevin Francis Sullivan (born October 26, 1949) is a professional wrestler known mostly for his feuds with the American Dream Dusty Rhodes, Mike Graham in the NWAs Florida promotion, and Chris Benoit in WCW. // Sullivan started wrestling in 1972 for Florida Championship Wrestling. ... A booker, as the term is used in professional wrestling, is a person who puts matches together and determines basics about their content, such as relative overall length, who the eventual victor will be, and many of the moves which will be made during the match; in other words, the... In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KAY-fayb; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is the portrayal of professional wrestling as not staged or worked. ...


No Disqualification Submission Match

This term refers solely to the match that took place at WrestleMania 13 between rivals Bret Hart and Steve Austin and between Bret Hart and Bob Backlund at WrestleMania XI (the term "I Quit" match had not yet been coined). It is merely an earlier form of the "I Quit" match, as the match had to be won through the submission of your opponent, though not through the use of exact phrase "I quit" (or over a microphone as in later versions of the match). However, weapons were involved and completely legal in the match. Bret Hart won at WrestleMania 13 after applying the Sharpshooter onto Steve Austin, who refused to submit and instead passed out from the pain and blood loss (Austin had begun bleeding earlier in the match when his head came into contact with the guard rail. WrestleMania 13, subtitled Heat, was the thirteenth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Bret Sergeant Hart (born July 2, 1957) is a Canadian retired professional wrestler, and part of the Hart wrestling family. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Robert Louis Backlund (b. ... WrestleMania XI, was the eleventh annual WrestleMania pay-per-view event held by the World Wrestling Federation in Hartford, Connecticut on April 2, 1995. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

  • Note: The match between Hart and Austin at WrestleMania 13 received a 5 star rating (the highest rating a match can receive) from Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer, one of only four WWF/E matches to receive the rating.

Dave Meltzer David Allen Meltzer (born October 24, 1961) is the editor of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (WON), a newsletter for the world of professional wrestling and mixed martial arts. ...

External links

  • WWE.com - "I Quit" Match description
  • www.cagematch.net

 
 

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