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Encyclopedia > List of professional wrestling match types
A bloodied Kane inside a current style WWE cage.

Many types of matches, sometimes called "gimmick matches" in the jargon of the business, can be found in the performance art that is professional wrestling. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Glen Thomas Jacobs (born April 26, 1967) better known by his ring name Kane, is an American professional wrestler. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... In professional wrestling, a gimmick is a wrestlers personality, behavior, attire and/or other distinguishing traits while performing. ... Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ... This article is about Performance art. ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ...


Some of them are especially crowd pleasing and occur relatively frequently, while others are developed so as to advance a storyline, and thus, such match types are used rarely. Specific match types in professional wrestling are often notable due to either their frequent use, logistics of setup, or a memorable instances of such a match. Often, speciality matches are used as a finale to a popular or infamous storyline. In professional wrestling, an angle is a fictional storyline. ...


Because professional wrestling's existence has spanned over one hundred years, and many things in it have been recycled, many gimmick match types are actually variations of previous gimmick matches, match types can be organized in to several loose groups. The following is a list of common or otherwise notable match types. Professional wrestling is a popular form of entertainment in North America, Japan, and Europe. ...

Contents

Variations of singles matches

The standard wrestling match (or One Fall match) involves two wrestlers attempting to win the match through either pinfall or submission while not getting disqualified, or "counted out" -- caught outside of the ring for a referee's count of 10 or 20, depending on the companies' rules. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... A professional wrestling referee is the official figure that makes sure that wrestling matches move smoothly in an attempt to maintain kayfabe. ...


In matches where championships are being contested, the champion typically retains the title in the event of a disqualification or countout finish, no matter which competitor was disqualified or counted out, with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling being a notable exception, in what is known as the "champion's advantage". Commentators and bookers generally explain it as saying the challenger "must beat" the champion. Playing into this some storylines have heel champions attempting to protect their title by forcing such losses. The WWE Championship belt, an example of a championship belt in professional wrestling. ... Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002. ... 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, an angle is a fictional storyline. ... In professional wrestling, a heel is a villain character. ...


Some of the most common variations on the singles match is to restrict the possible means for victory: Pin only or Pinfall match where only pinfalls are permitted, Submission match where only submissions are permitted, and so forth. Another variation is a Time Limit match in which a match is contested until a time limit is reached or a wrestler achieves victory - in the event of the former, a separate method (audience reaction, "judges", or even a rematch) is used to determine the winner. Time Limit matches were invented during the vaudeville days of professional wrestling as a way to stop matches that lasted well into hours. A Battle of Respect is often held in tribute to another wrestler, where all means of victory are removed (that is, wrestlers simply wrestle each other for a fixed amount of time, without victory taken into consideration). This article is about the musical variety theatre. ...


The following matches have their own articles due to them being commonplace, and thus information about these matches are in their own articles:

A barbed wire match is one of any number of professional wrestling matches that utilizes strands of barbed wire in some capacity. ... 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). ... An Ironman match is a professional wrestling match that is forced to go a set time limit. ... In professional wrestling, a Monsters Ball match is a multi-competitor hardcore match staged by the Total Nonstop Action Wrestling promotion. ... In professional wrestling, a two out of three falls match, or a best of three falls match, is a series of matches (often between two wrestlers or two teams of wrestlers), in which wrestlers attempt to win the majority of matches. ... The Ultimate X match is a type of professional wrestling match created by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), mainly used in their X Division. ...

Blindfold match

Chris Harris and James Storm in a Blindfold match, in the Six Sides of Steel.

A Blindfold match, which is known by a number of nicknames, is any match where one or both wrestlers participates with their vision obscured -- usually after one of them has been blinded as part of a storyline.[1] Traditionally this is done with a blindfold, hence the usual name, but matches have also taken place with competitors in different kinds of blackout hoods and masks (not to be confused with standard wrestling masks).[2] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 728 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 1898 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 728 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 1898 pixel, file size: 1. ... Wildcat Chris Harris is a professional wrestler currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... James Allan Black (born June 1, 1975) is an American professional wrestler who competes under the ring name Tennessee Cowboy James Storm. ... In professional wrestling, an angle is a fictional storyline. ... A blindfold is a strip of cloth used to cover the eyes, rendering the user effectively (but temporarily) blind. ... A hood is a kind of headgear. ... For other uses, see Mask (disambiguation). ... Wrestling masks are most widely used in the Mexican/Latin lucha libre style of wrestling. ...


Catch-as-Catch-Can match

The original Catch-as-Catch-Can match was a match most often seen in the early 1900s. It allowed any hold that was not intended to inflict injury, resulting in matches that focused on submission or mat based wrestling. This article is about the decade starting in 1900 and ending in 1909. ... Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ...


A second type of match, also dubbed Catch-as-Catch-Can, has a stipulation added to it that the match not only ends with a pinfall or submission, but any wrestler who leaves the ring and steps foot on the arena floor, by force or by choice, is immediately disqualified.[3]


Empty Arena match

An Empty Arena match is a hardcore match between two or more wrestlers which takes place in an arena empty of fans. The only people present are the competitors, referee, and camera person(s). The match is broadcast, or video taped and played later.[4] A professional wrestling referee is the official figure that makes sure that wrestling matches move smoothly in an attempt to maintain kayfabe. ...


Falls Count Anywhere match

A Falls Count Anywhere match is a match where decisions -- pinfalls or submission -- can take place in any location, negating the standard rule that they must take place inside the ring and between the ropes. As such, this also eliminates the usual "countout" rule. It should be noted that, as the match may take place in various parts of the arena,[5] the "Falls Count Anywhere" provision is almost always accompanied with a "No Disqualification" stipulation to make the match a hardcore match, so as to allow wrestlers the convenience to use any objects they may find wherever they wrestle. The squared circle from a WWE house show. ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... Christian Cage after being chokeslammed onto a pile of thumbtacks. ... // Foreign object is a professional wrestling term for an object introduced into the match. ...


A variation of the rules state that once a pinfall takes place, the pinned wrestler must return to the ring within a specific amount of time -- usually a count of 10 or 30 by a referee -- or else lose. If the pinned wrestler makes it to the ring in this time, the match continues. Under these rules, all pinfalls must take place outside of the ring, technically making the match no longer falls count anywhere. A professional wrestling referee is the official figure that makes sure that wrestling matches move smoothly in an attempt to maintain kayfabe. ...


Occasionally, this stipulation is listed as having a specific territory in which falls count. Examples have included "anywhere in the building", "anywhere in Chicago", and "anywhere on the Gulf Coast". Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ... States that border the Gulf of Mexico are shown in red The Gulf Coast region of the United States comprises the coasts of states which border the Gulf of Mexico. ...


Flag match

The Flag match is essentially the professional wrestling version of capture the flag. For the match two flags are placed on opposite turnbuckles, each representing a specific wrestler or team of wrestlers, and the object of the match is to retrieve the opponents flag and raise it while defending the flag in the wrestlers corner.[6] For other uses, see Capture the flag (disambiguation). ...


An Anthem match is a variant of a Flag match with the added stipulation that the national anthem of the winning wrestler or team will be played in the arena after the match.[7] A national anthem is a generally patriotic musical composition that evokes and eulogizes the history, traditions and struggles of its people, recognized either by a countrys government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people. ...


Handicap match

A Handicap match is any match where one wrestler or team of wrestlers face off against a team of wrestlers with numerical superiority. For example; two against one, or three against two.[8] In some two-on-one handicap matches the team with superior numbers act under tag team rules, with one person in the ring at a time.[9] A professional wrestling tag-team consists of two or occasionally three wrestlers who are working together as a team. ...


Hangman's Horror match

The Hangman's Horror match, which was (legitimately) created by Raven, has dog collars hung on the ring ropes. In order to win the match a wrestler has to hang their opponent from one of the collars until they can no longer continue.[10] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... -1... Scott Anthony Levy (born September 8, 1964) better known by his ring name Raven, is an American professional wrestler. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Hanging is the suspension of a person by a ligature, usually a cord wrapped around the neck, causing death. ...


Inferno match

An Inferno match is a match which takes place with the ring surrounded by fire coming from gas fed pipes. The match, technically contested under no disqualification rules, only ends when one wrestler is able to set either the other wrestler or an article of the clothing they're wearing on fire.[11] For other uses, see Natural gas (disambiguation). ...


Similarly, a Human Torch match only ends when one competitor sets the other on fire, but does not have flames surrounding the ring.[12]


Ironman match

Main article: Iron Man match

An Ironman match is a match which is set to go a specific amount of time -- usually 30 or 60 minutes -- with the competitor with the most decisions at the end of that named the victor.[13] On the rare occasions of a draw, a sudden death "final fall" may be requested by either side, with the other able to accept or decline.[14] An Ironman match is a professional wrestling match that is forced to go a set time limit. ... In the context of professional wrestling, a decision typically refers to a means in which a wrestler in an Iron Man match scores a point against his opponent. ... For other uses, see Sudden death (disambiguation). ...


Judo Jacket match

A Judo Jacket match is match in with both participants wear martial-arts style jackets to provide them with extra leverage and a better grip when grappling.[citation needed] These two judo practitioners are wearing judogi Judogi (柔道着 or 柔道衣) is the formal Japanese name for the traditional uniform used for Judo practice and competition. ...


Lumberjack match

A Lumberjack match is a standard match with the exception that the ring is surrounded by a group of wrestlers not directly involved in it.[15] These wrestlers, known collectively as lumberjacks -- or lumberjills when they're female -- are there to prevent the wrestlers in the match from fleeing the ring.[15] The groups of lumberjacks are typically split up into groups of faces and heels who occupy opposing sides around the ring. Usually, the "opposing" lumberjacks (that is, face lumberjacks if the wrestler is a heel, and vice versa) swarm the wrestlers if they leave the ring and force them back in it. Occasional interference from and scuffles among the lumberjacks are also not uncommon. Early lumberjack matches even featured the lumberjacks wearing stereotypical lumberjack clothing in keeping with the lumberjack theme, though this is generally no longer done. In professional wrestling, a face or babyface is a character who is portrayed as heroic relative to the heel wrestlers, who are analagous to villains. ... In professional wrestling, a heel is a villain character. ... Lumberjacks in Oregon, c. ...


A variation of this match is called a Canadian Lumberjack Match, in which the lumberjacks are equipped with leather straps. Another variation, the Extreme Lumberjack Match is competed under Extreme Rules and the Fan's Revenge Lumberjack match, allowed fans of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling to act as the lumberjacks for a match between Jeff Jarrett and Samoa Joe.[16] Bold textA belt is a flexible band, typically made of leather or heavy cloth, and worn around the waist. ... Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002. ... For the former Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, see Jeffrey D. Jarrett. ... Nuufolau Joel Joe Seanoa (born March 17, 1979), is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name, Samoa Joe, and currently performing for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). ...


(Move) match

A [move] match is a match where the first wrestler to perform a specific move is the winner.[17] The move is usually a signature move of both wrestlers involved, in which case a stipulation can be added that the loser is no longer allowed to use the move -- or on the case of large wrestlers a generic move (e.g. bodyslam) that is notoriously hard to perform on both wrestlers. The match usually takes the name of the target move (e.g. Chokeslam challenge, Bodyslam match) or is more genericized to "Finisher match" if both wrestlers are trying to perform their finisher to win.


(x) Rules match

A [x] Rules match is a match contested under specific, often undisclosed, rules where the "x" is replaced by a title usually meant to sound traditional (Duchess of Queensberry) or boastful for one combatant. The story of many of the matches has one wrestler, usually the heel, challenging another to a match to be contested under some kind of rules without going in to detail, then making up rules in their favor as the match progresses and feeding them to the ring announcer.[18] In professional wrestling, an angle is a fictional storyline. ... In professional wrestling, a heel is a villain character. ...


Scaffold match

A Scaffold match takes place, in whole or in part, on a piece of scaffolding erected above the ring. The match can end in one of two ways; either with one wrestler pushing another off of the scaffold to the ring below, or with a wrestler retrieving a flag from the opposite side of the scaffold and return it to theirs.[19] Scaffold matches have a (legitimate) air of danger about them, as the bump from such a height is hard to protect against and objects such as card tables are placed in the ring to attempt to cushion the fall. This article is about the temporary framework. ... -1... A bump occurs whenever a wrestler hits the mat or the arena floor after receiving a move from his/her opponent. ...


Elevation X, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's variation of the scaffold match, has two scaffolds placed above the ring intersecting to form an "X", with the only way to lose being to fall from the structure.[20] Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002. ...


Special referee

Any time a usual referee is replaced with someone unusual for a specific reason it is referred to as a Special Referee[21] or Special Guest Referee match.[22] The special referee is often a celebrity, a manager, or another wrestler -- with the latter sometimes showing a bias for or against a competitor.[23] A professional wrestling referee is the official figure that makes sure that wrestling matches move smoothly in an attempt to maintain kayfabe. ... In professional wrestling, a manager is a character who is paired with a wrestler. ...


Special Outside Referee

A Special Outside Referee, also known as Special Enforcer or Special Guest Enforcer; is someone charged with the task of keeping interference out of the match [24] or to become the in-ring referee should the original referee be incapacitated.


Strip matches

There are two kinds of matches which are contested where a wrestler doesn't win by pinfall or submission, but only by stripping their opponent of their clothing. The Bra and Panties match and the Tuxedo match.[25][26] Historically, these types of matches were contested between managers or valets, due to their supposed lack of wrestling ability. In professional wrestling, a manager is a character who is paired with a wrestler. ...


Bra and Panties match

A Bra and Panties Match is so named because it takes place between two female competitors and the winner is the first one to strip her opponent to nothing but their bra and panties. Some hardcore federations also use a Buck Naked match, in which the objective is to strip the opponent of all their clothing. An Evening Gown match ends the same way, but instead of the women starting out the match in regular clothing or ring attire they begin in the evening gowns of the title.[27] Bra - front Bra - back A brassiere ( ; , commonly referred to as a bra, ) is an article of clothing that covers, supports, and elevates the breasts. ... Womens panties or knickers Panties are undergarments. ... Victoria, who has been in WWE since 2000 but made her debut on the main roster in 2002, is a two time Women’s Champion Diva is a term used by the professional wrestling promotion World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) to refer to its female talent. ... An evening gown is a ladys dress worn to a formal affair. ...


Tuxedo match

A Tuxedo match is contested between managers and/or ring announcers with at least one of them being male[28] It is the precursor to the Bra and Panties match, and takes its name from the fact that both competitors begin the match dressed in a full tuxedo. Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and U.S. President Ronald Reagan wearing black tie with wives in Quebec, Canada, March 18, 1985. ... A ring announcer is a paid in-ring (and sometimes, on-camera) employee for a boxing, professional wrestling, or mixed martial arts event or promotion. ...


Two out of three falls match

A Two out of Three Falls or Best of Three Falls match is a match where not one, but two, decisions have to be won by a wrestler or tag team before the match is officially over. This used to be the standard match for professional wrestling, back in the days when wrestling was mostly legitimate. In professional wrestling, a two out of three falls match, or a best of three falls match, is a series of matches (often between two wrestlers or two teams of wrestlers), in which wrestlers attempt to win the majority of matches. ... Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ... -1...


A variant, the best of seven series, has a maximum of seven matches instead of three, with the winner being the one to score four wins.


Non-wrestling singles variations

Some matches do not actually involve wrestling, instead relying on other sports or physical activity to determine a winner and a loser. Common types of matches include arm wrestling, boxing, kickboxing, mixed martial arts, and sumo. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other senses of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer (disambiguation). ... Kicking to left side Kickboxing refers to sport-fighting using kicks and punches and sometimes throws and bows representing a certain martial art or can be practiced for general fitness, or as a full-contact sport. ... For the fighting styles that combine different arts, see hybrid martial arts. ... For other uses, see Sumo (disambiguation). ...


Arm wrestling match

An Arm Wrestling match, in the context of professional wrestling, is a worked form of a basic arm wrestling contest. In professional wrestling, a work is slang for a staged event (that is, one that enforces kayfabe). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


When performed, and not done between two male wrestlers simply to prove which is stronger, they often involve managers or valets settling things started between their wrestlers. In professional wrestling, a manager is a character who is paired with a wrestler. ...


Boxing match

The professional wrestling version of a Boxing match has standard boxing rules applied to it. Wrestlers wear boxing gloves and the match is contested in rounds with fouls given out, however, the matches are generally worked and end with one wrestler cheating and using wrestling maneuvers. A notable exception was the WWF Brawl For All, a legitimate boxing competition held in the WWF in 1998. For other senses of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer (disambiguation). ... Headgear and boxing gloves are mandatory in Olympic boxing and amateur boxing. ... In professional wrestling, a work is slang for a staged event (that is, one that enforces kayfabe). ... The WWF Brawl For All was a shoot tournament held in the World Wrestling Federation that lasted from June 29, 1998 to August 24, 1998. ... -1... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ...


Pillow fight

A Pillow Fight is a match held between two women in which pillows and a bed are placed in the ring. The pillows may be used as weapons, but other than that standard wrestling rules apply. A variation, the Lingerie Pillow Fight, requires the participants to wear lingerie. Victoria, who has been in WWE since 2000 but made her debut on the main roster in 2002, is a two time Women’s Champion Diva is a term used by the professional wrestling promotion World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) to refer to its female talent. ... This article is about the cushion. ... For other uses, see Bed (disambiguation). ... Assorted lingerie styles. ...


Sumo match

For a Sumo match the ropes are removed from the ring and standard sumo rules apply. The first person to step outside of the ring or touch the mat with any part of their body but the soles of the feet is the loser. For other uses, see Sumo (disambiguation). ...


Hardcore-based variations

Main article: Hardcore wrestling

Hardcore wrestling is a subset of professional wrestling where some or all of the traditional rules do not apply. Most often this simply means there are no disqualifications, which itself eliminates the countout, allowing decisions to take place anywhere. In fact, many so-called "hardcore match types" are merely euphemisms for the same sort of "rule-less" match, with the name meant to emphasize certain aspects of hardcore wrestling or to point out one specific difference. The most common euphemism is the Deathmatch, often with some kind of prefix (i.e, "Texas Deathmatch", "Lights Out Deathmatch") used to promote the supposed risk of injury wrestlers may sustain during the match.[29] Other common euphemisms for hardcore matches are Street Fight or Bunkhouse Brawl, both of which have wrestlers supposedly dressing in normal street clothes, Extreme Rules, No Holds Barred match, and Good Housekeeping match, which emphasized the use of kitchen implements as weapons. Christian Cage after being chokeslammed onto a pile of thumbtacks. ... Christian Cage after being chokeslammed onto a pile of thumbtacks. ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... In the context of professional wrestling, a decision typically refers to a means in which a wrestler in an Iron Man match scores a point against his opponent. ... Euphemism is the substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant to the listener; or in the case of doublespeak, to make it less troublesome for the speaker. ... This article is about the independent promotion from 1992-2001. ... // Foreign object is a professional wrestling term for an object introduced into the match. ...


Some promotions, such as Extreme Championship Wrestling and Combat Zone Wrestling have specialized in hardcore matches, with "standard" non-hardcore matches being the exception. This article is about the independent promotion from 1992-2001. ... Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) is an American based promotion, based around the ultraviolent style of professional wrestling. ...


World Championship Wrestling utilized the term Raven's Rules for hardcore matches involving the wrestler Raven. They also created their own specific brand of hardcore match, for which bouts were to begin backstage rather than in the ring.[30] This rule became the basis for the video game WCW Backstage Assault. For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... Scott Anthony Levy (born September 8, 1964) better known by his ring name Raven, is an American professional wrestler. ... WCW Backstage Assault is a video game by Electronic Arts. ...


First Blood match

A First Blood match is a match where in order to win a wrestler has to make his opponent bleed.[31] For other uses, see Bleeding (disambiguation). ...


Hard Ten match

The Hard Ten match was created by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. It is contested on a points system, where the points are earned for the use of weapons. The first person to earn ten points—and be up by at least two points—wins. Regular strikes with a weapon are worth one point, while putting an opponent through a table is worth five.[32] It should be noted that, unlike the tables match, a wrestler simply moving out of the way and letting an opponent put them self through a table does count in this match type. Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002. ... // Foreign object is a professional wrestling term for an object introduced into the match. ...


Last Man Standing match

The Last Man Standing Match is a hardcore-style match where the only way to win is by knockout. That is, a wrestler will lose the match if they are unable to answer a ten-count after being downed, similar to the knockout ruling of a boxing match. In order to avoid losing, both the wrestler's knees must be off the ground by the count of 10.[33] A similar type of match is the Texas Death Match, where a wrestler must be pinned or forced to submit before the referee will begin the ten-count.[34][35] A boxer is knocked down and receives the 10-count. ... For other senses of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer (disambiguation). ... A professional wrestling referee is the official figure that makes sure that wrestling matches move smoothly in an attempt to maintain kayfabe. ...


No Count-Out match

A No Count-Out match is a regular match where both competitors can stay outside of the ring or stay down for longer than the standard 10 or 20 seconds.[36]


No Disqualification match

A No Disqualification match, also known as a No Holds Barred match is a match where neither wrestler can be disqualified, allowing for weapons and outside interference. The key differences between a No Disqualification match and a standard hardcore match are that falls must be made in the ring, there is less emphasis on the use of weapons, and often the Count-Out rule is still in effect for No Disqualification matches. For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... // Foreign object is a professional wrestling term for an object introduced into the match. ...


Sadistic Madness

Sadistic Madness is a match created by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in which an opponent must be bleeding before a wrestler can legally pin them.[37] A variation, the Doomsday Chamber of Blood, takes place inside of a barbed wire topped cage.[38] Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002. ... Typical modern agricultural barbed wire. ...


Stipulation-based variations

As professional wrestling seeks to also tell a story, some matches are made solely for the purposes of advancing the plot. This typically involves the loser of a match being in some way penalized. In professional wrestling, an angle is a fictional storyline. ...


Last Chance match

A Last Chance match, also called a Do or Die match, is a championship match where, if the challenger does not win the title, they are barred from challenging for it again as long as the person who they lost to holds it.[39] The WWE Championship belt, an example of a championship belt in professional wrestling. ...


Loser Leaves Town match

Loser Leaves Town is a generic term for any match where the loser has to leave the promotion or brand in which they are currently. These matches were most often held during the "territorial days", when wrestlers frequently jumped from company to company. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment Brand Extension was a device first used in 2002 by said professional wrestling organization as a means of providing separate brands of wrestling through its two top shows, RAW and SmackDown!, with the addition of ECW in 2006. ... Professional wrestling is a popular form of entertainment in North America, Japan, and Europe. ...


Luchas de Apuestas

Luchas de Apuestas (literally translated from Spanish to fight of bets) are matches where both wrestlers wager something specific (their mask, their hair) on the outcome. The loser of the match then loses the item; being forced to take off their mask or shave their head. It's also possible for a wrestler to put someone else's item on the line, with the same stipulation applying in the event of a loss.[40] These matches have a storied history in Mexico.[41] Upon unmasking it's not unheard of for a wrestler's real name and information to be published. They can also, as a form of further humiliation, be forced to physically hand the mask they've just lost to the winner.[41] Literal translation refers to the result of translating text from one language to another; translating each word independently as opposed to translating the entire phrase. ... One of the most well known Lucha Libre wrestlers (luchadores), Rey Mysterio. ...


Wagers

The most popular types of wager are the mask of a masked wrestler or the hair of a non masked wrestler, most commonly put against each other in Mask vs. Mask (in Spanish: Máscara contra Máscara), Mask vs. Hair (Máscara contra Cabellera), or Hair vs. Hair (Cabellera contra Cabellera) matches. Through out Mexico when a masked wrestler loses their mask they are not allowed to compete under a mask as that same character.[41] In addition to masks and hair, championships,[42] and even careers[43]—as a form of retirement match—can be put up as the wager. Any combination of wagers can be put up for a specific match. One of the most well known Lucha Libre wrestlers (luchadores), Rey Mysterio. ... The WWE Championship belt, an example of a championship belt in professional wrestling. ...


Retirement match

A Retirement match is any match where, should a wrestler lose, they are forced out of the company. The "retirement" stipulation can be applied to just one wrestler[44] or both wrestlers in a match can be wrestling for their careers.[45] 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 unstaged or worked. ...


Further still is a more legit retirement match, the last match of a (usually "legendary") wrestlers career. In this case it's designed to be a last hurrah, showcasing the wrestlers talent one last time for their fans.[46]-1...


Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal

Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal, also known as Raw Roulette,[47] is not a match type itself, but a way to assign a type to a match that does not yet have one. Before the match either a "wheel of fortune" or roulette wheel featuring a number of match types is spun, with the match landed on being used for the night.[48] WWE Raw is the Monday night professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the primary broadcast of the RAW brand. ... Roulette is a casino and gambling game named after the French word meaning small wheel. In the game a croupier spins a wheel in one direction, then spins a ball in the opposite direction around a tilted circular surface running around the circumference of the wheel. ...


Locale-based variations

Though most matches take place in and around the ring, some are designed specifically for more exotic locales. The majority of these matches take on the name of their setting, often appending "brawl" to the end, and are generally hardcore by definition. The squared circle from a WWE house show. ... Christian Cage after being chokeslammed onto a pile of thumbtacks. ...


The following is a list of locale-based variations that supplant or replace the standard rules.


Bar Room Brawl

A Bar Room Brawl is a multi-competitor match held in a bar. During the match wrestlers are encouraged to drink while fighting, and the "last man standing" is declared winner. Wrestlers can be eliminated from the match both by the standard pinfall and submission method of victory or by simply becoming too (kayfabe) drunk to continue the match.[49] A one on one Bar Room Brawl is basically a no disqualification match held in a bar or a bar setup. Singles bar redirects here. ... 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 unstaged or worked. ... Drunkenness, in its most common usage, is the state of being intoxicated with alcohol (i. ...


Boiler Room Brawl

A Boiler Room Brawl starts in a boiler room, with the winner being the first wrestler to successfully get out.[50] World Championship Wrestling utilized a match with similar rules, naming their match and the area it took place in The Block.[51] Mechanical room in a large office building. ... For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ...


The original Boiler Room Brawl, only seen at the 1996 SummerSlam, ended when a wrestler escaped the boiler room all the way to the ring where they could retrieve an item—in this case an urn—from a manager waiting with a referee.[52] SummerSlam 1996 was the ninth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Maya funerary urn For the computing term, see Uniform Resource Name. ... In professional wrestling, a manager is a character who is paired with a wrestler. ... A professional wrestling referee is the official figure that makes sure that wrestling matches move smoothly in an attempt to maintain kayfabe. ...


Parking Lot Brawl

Two types of matches take place in parking lots, the Parking Lot Brawl[53] and the Iron Circle match.[54] They're essentially the same thing, two wrestlers fighting in a parking lot, the major difference being the Iron Circle match takes place in the middle of a multitude of cars parked in a circle with their headlights on, while the Parking Lot Brawl tends to be in a sparser location.


Container-based variations

Some matches have a container stationed in or near the ring, with the object of the match being to trap the opposing wrestler in it. Many of these matches take the name of the container, such as the Casket match and Ambulance match. A similar type of match aims to restrain opposing wrestlers somehow, and the match often takes the name of the restraining device - for example, the Stretcher match or Handcuff match. In a Stretcher match, a wrestler loses the match when he is unable to get up.[55]


These matches are often fought using hardcore rules, or at the very least rules that allow wrestlers to do more without being disqualified. In team matches, an entire team typically has to be placed in the container to lose. In some cases the restrained wrestler must be taken past a certain point ringside in order for a victory.[56] Christian Cage after being chokeslammed onto a pile of thumbtacks. ...


Common containers used for this match are; ambulances,[57] caskets,[58] dumpsters,[59] hearses (known as a "Last Ride match"),[60] straitjackets,[61] and stretchers.[56] In addition to these is a Buried Alive match, for which a wrestler must bury their opponent — to the referees discretion — in a mound of dirt that has been placed in the arena to secure victory.[62] An ambulance in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico A Helicopter used as an Ambulance. ... For people named Coffin, see Coffin (surname). ... Three Dumpsters A dumpster is a large waste receptacle designed to be emptied into garbage trucks. ... Funeral carriage, Museum of Funeral Customs For the extreme metal band, see Hearse (band) A hearse is a funeral vehicle, a conveyance for the coffin from e. ... This is an article about a garment of clothing. ... ambulancers using a stretcher (profile) ambulancers using a stretcher (front) Soldiers using a simple stretcher A stretcher is a device used in medical professions to carry casualties or an incapacitated person from one place to another. ... A professional wrestling referee is the official figure that makes sure that wrestling matches move smoothly in an attempt to maintain kayfabe. ...


Weapon-based variations

Though the use of foreign objects is illegal under the standard rules of professional wrestling, some match types have been devised to allow in specific objects under certain conditions. The object in question is usually related to one or both of the wrestlers characters or was in some way instrumental in the storyline that led to the match taking place. In either case, the matches generally take the name of the weapon being used ("Singapore Cane match", "Nightstick match"). // Foreign object is a professional wrestling term for an object introduced into the match. ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... In professional wrestling, an angle is a fictional storyline. ... A Shinai made from bamboo A shinai ) is a practice weapon used primarily in kendo and is used as if it were a sword. ... “Truncheon” redirects here. ...


The following is a list of weapon-based matches where additional rules supplant or replace the standard rules.


Crazy 8 match

The Crazy 8 match, exclusive to Pro Wrestling Unplugged, involves placing a championship belt at the top of a scaffold with the first wrestler to achieve it being declared the winner. Placed in and around the ring for the wrestlers to utilize during the match are a side of steel cage, two trampolines, and four rope swings.[63]


Ladder match

Main article: Ladder match

A Ladder match is a match where a specific object is placed above the ring — out of the reach of the competitors — with the winner being the first person to climb a ladder and retrieve it.[64] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Ladder (disambiguation). ...


King of the Mountain match

Further information: King of the Mountain match

The King of the Mountain match is described as a "reverse ladder match". Instead of retrieving an object hanging above the ring, the winner is the first person to use a ladder to hang a championship belt above the ring—after having scored a pinfall or submission (pinfalls count anywhere) to earn the right to try. A wrestler who has been pinned or forced to submit must spend two minutes in a penalty box.[65] Image File history File links Mergefrom. ... Jeff Jarrett winning the first King of the Mountain match The King of the Mountain match is a professional wrestling match exclusive to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). ... Jeff Jarrett winning the first King of the Mountain match The King of the Mountain match is a professional wrestling match exclusive to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). ... The WWE Championship belt, an example of a championship belt in professional wrestling. ... The penalty boxes in this ice hockey game are shown here. ...


Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match

A Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match, often abbreviated to the simpler TLC match, is an extension of a Ladder match with chairs and tables also being present and legal weapons.[66] TLC 2. ... A folding chair is a light portable chair that can be stored in a stack or row, be thrown or be swung. ... A wooden dining table and chairs. ... // Foreign object is a professional wrestling term for an object introduced into the match. ...


(Object) on a Pole match

The [Object] on a Pole match — whose name is usually derived from the object being hung; i.e. "Brass Knuckles on a Pole", "Singapore cane on a Pole" — is the spiritual forebear of the ladder match. In this case an object is placed on a pole that extends from one of the four turnbuckles on the ring with the wrestlers battling to reach it first. Unlike the ladder match, however, reaching the object doesn't usually end the match; it simply allows that wrestler to use it as a weapon.[67] It should be noted that, in this match, disqualifications are in play; the weapon on the pole is merely an exception to the disqualification rule. Categories: Weapon stubs | M e weapons ... A Shinai made from bamboo A shinai ) is a practice weapon used primarily in kendo and is used as if it were a sword. ... A turnbuckle is a device for adjusting the tension in ropes, cables, and tie rods. ... // Foreign object is a professional wrestling term for an object introduced into the match. ...


Variations

Multiple variations of the "Pole match" exist. In some cases the match is closer to the ladder match, in that reaching the object does end the match.[68] In others there will be objects above all four (or six, depending on the shape of ring used) of the turnbuckles.[69] Further still, there can be a mixture of the two, with an object placed at (though not above) each turnbuckle, one to end the match, the rest to be used as weapons.[70] The squared circle from a WWE house show. ...


Total Nonstop Action Wrestling used a "Pole match" as a setup to another match, placing objects at four of their six turnbuckles with the promise that the first wrestler to reach each object would be allowed to use them weeks later at an already scheduled cage match.[71] Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002. ...


Another, uncommon, variation is to replace to the pole with another form of elevation, usually when the "object" in question can't safely be hung in the air for an amount of time.[72]


Strap match

A Strap match, known by many names and done with many slight variations, is any match where the competitors are paced on the opposite ends of a restraint to keep them in close physical proximity. By definition the strap — and anything tied to it — are considered legal and in play weapons. The most common rule for victory is for one wrestler to have to go around the ring, touching all four corners in order and without stopping, although they can also end in pinfalls. Because of the straps legality, and subsequent use as a choking device, submissions are generally not allowed.[73][74] A turnbuckle is a device for adjusting the tension in ropes, cables, and tie rods. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Names and variations

The Strap match is one of the most varied forms of professional wrestling match type, both in name and implements used, with the name used generally coming from the implement used and one or both of the participants characters (i.e. Russian Chain match, Indian Strap match). The following is a list of the most common types of restraints.

  • Belts:
    • In this variation ordinary belts are used.
  • Bullrope
    • A length of rope connects the wrestlers, often with a cowbell tied at the center.
  • Chains
  • Short Leash:
    • A one to two foot "leash".
      • For this version the only way to win is by knockout or submission.
  • Strap:
    • The wrestlers are connected by leather straps.
  • Dog Collar:
    • Dog Collar versions of most of the above exist, where instead of connecting the wrestlers at the wrists they are connected at the neck, where they are wearing dog collars

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Tables match

A Tables match is a match in which to win a wrestler must put their opponent "through" a table — that is, a wrestler must use some offensive maneuver on their opponent that causes them to contact and break the table.[75] A wooden dining table and chairs. ...

It's important to note that, in most cases, in order for a table's breaking to count, an opponent must be directly responsible for it. Accidents, such as a wrestler falling on a standing table and it breaking, a team mate knocking a partner through a table, or a table's leg breaking while a wrestler is on it usually doesn't count so that a match can go to the pre-planned finish. Only on rare occasions with the referee "declare" that such an incident is enough to end a match, usually to some kind of "controversy".

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Variations

Tables matches can be contested with tag teams, under both elimination[76] and one "fall" rules.[77] A more "extreme" version, the Flaming Table match requires the tables be set aflame before an opponent is put through it for it to count towards a win.[78] A professional wrestling tag-team consists of two or occasionally three wrestlers who are working together as a team. ... Much like singles matches, tag team professional wrestling matches can and have taken many forms. ... Christian Cage after being chokeslammed onto a pile of thumbtacks. ...


Taped Fist match

For a Taped Fist match the wrestlers are allowed to tape and/or wrap their hands to allow them to punch harder without damaging their hands.[79] A variation of the match exists, the Taipei Death Match, in which the taped fists are dipped in super glue, then broken glass.[80] A person donning hand and wrist wraps Hand and wrist wraps are equipment used in boxing and martial arts. ... Cyanoacrylate is the generic name for substances such as methyl-2-cyanoacrylate, which is usually sold under the trademarks Superglue and Krazy Glue, and 2-octyl cyanoacrylate, which is used in medical glues such as Dermabond and Traumaseal. ...


Enclosure-based variations

Some matches take place in specific enclosed environments. Although the majority of these enclosures are set up either in or around the ring, some of them are placed apart from it. In all cases, the structure itself is considered "in play" and most enclosure-based matches are decided by pinfall or submission unless specific other stipulations are made beforehand. The squared circle from a WWE house show. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Cages

TNA's Six Sides of Steel match, as seen at Lockdown 2007

Cages are one of the oldest form of enclosures used in professional wrestling. According to some historians, the first "cage match" on any kind took place on July 2, 1937 in Atlanta, Georgia.[81] This match took place in a ring surrounded by chicken wire, in order to keep the athletes inside and any potential interference out of the action. They have evolved a great deal over time, changing from chicken wire to steel bars to chain link fencing. Image File history File links Derived from public domain images featured at: http://commons. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 2. ... Lockdown 2007 was a professional wrestling pay-per-view from Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... Chicken wire Chicken wire, or poultry netting, is a mesh of wire, generally used for making fences. ... For other uses, see Steel (disambiguation). ... A Chain link fence is a type of woven fence usually made from galvanized steel wire. ...


A steel cage match is a match fought within a cage formed by placing four sheets of mesh metal around, in, or against the edges of the wrestling ring. The most common way of winning modern cage matches are either pinfall, submission, or by escaping the cage and having both feet touch the arena floor. Total Nonstop Action Wrestling refers to their cage matches as Six Sides of Steel in reference to their six sided ring necessitating a six sided cage. The squared circle from a WWE house show. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002. ...


Elimination Chamber match

The Elimination Chamber structure.
Main article: Elimination Chamber

The Elimination Chamber is a large, circular steel cage which surrounds the ring entirely, including creating a grated floor area on the apron. Inside the cage, at each turnbuckle, is a clear "pod" where four of the six competitors in the match must wait to be released to join the two who start at the opening bell. As the name implies, wrestlers are eliminated one-by-one until only one remains.[82] An Extreme Elimination Chamber took place at the 2006 December to Dismember pay-per-view, where a weapon was given to each wrestler waiting in a pod. The metal is black and the chambers are made of 'bulletproof' glass. The chamber is 36 feet in diameter and is composed of 10 tons of steel and 2 miles of chain. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Elimination Chamber at New Years Revolution 2006. ... The squared circle from a WWE house show. ... A turnbuckle is a device for adjusting the tension in ropes, cables, and tie rods. ... ECW December to Dismember 2006 was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) that was held on December 3, 2006 at the James Brown Arena in Augusta, Georgia. ... // Foreign object is a professional wrestling term for an object introduced into the match. ...


Hell in a Cell match

Main article: Hell in a Cell

Hell in a Cell is a steel cage erected around the ring, with a roof on top, with space on the arena floor between the cage and the ring. Victory can be achieved by pinfall, submission, or knock out.[83] The roofed steel cell which stands 16 feet (5 meters) off the ground. However, a new design now puts the cell 20 feet (6 meters) off the ground. Hell in a Cell (sometimes referred to as Hell in the Cell) is a type of professional wrestling match seen in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in which the ring and ringside area are surrounded by a roofed steel cell which stands 16 feet (5 meters), or, more recently, 20 feet... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Punjabi Prison match

The Punjabi Prison match consists of two large bamboo cages. The first — four sided and 16 feet tall — surrounds the ring, while the second — 20 feet tall with eight sides — surrounds the first. For other uses, see Bamboo (disambiguation). ...


The inner cage has a four-foot-by-four-foot door on each of its sides, with a referee standing by to open them at a wrestler's request. Each door may only be opened once and is only allowed to remain open for sixty seconds, after which it is padlocked. Should all four doors end up locked before the wrestlers escapes, they are forced to climb out over the top, where the bamboo is fashioned into spikes. Between the two cages are sometimes placed two tables, upon which are weapons (both "medieval" and bamboo variations of standard wrestling weapons). Once a wrestler has escaped the first cage, they must climb over and out of the second cage, with the first wrestler having both of their feet touch the arena floor being declared the winner. Also, it should be noted that the mat of the ring is covered with a square piece of wood 2 inches thick and is also utilized as a weapon to inflict further damage with moves such as slams and drops. [84] A professional wrestling referee is the official figure that makes sure that wrestling matches move smoothly in an attempt to maintain kayfabe. ... Padlock A modern padlock. ... // Foreign object is a professional wrestling term for an object introduced into the match. ...


Thundercage

Main article: Thundercage

Thundercage, like the Thunderdome in the film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, is a large structure of steel bars completely engulfing the ring. Although it does not have a top, the sides did curve in to prevent escape. The thundercage is type of wrestling match that was used as a special attraction in the fans WCW company . ... Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome is a 1985 film, the third installment to the action movie Mad Max. ...


Thunderdome

The Thunderdome is a variation on the Thundercage, with the area near the top of the cage electrified. The only way for a wrestler to win the Thunderdome match is to have their opponents "terminator", usually a manager who stands outside of the ring, throw in the towel to stop the match. In another variation of this match, each pinned competitor in the match is handcuffed to the cage.[85] The last man left in the match is given a key to unlock his teammates to attack the other team, who are still handcuffed.[85] In professional wrestling, a manager is a character who is paired with a wrestler. ...


Triple Cage match

A Triple Cage match involves three cages stacked on top of each other, with each cage decreasing in size from the bottom up.


Two variations exist, in one competitors begin in the ring inside the lowest cage and must make their way to the roof of the third cage where an object is suspended, with the winner being the first competitor to obtain the object.[86] The other, dubbed the Tower of Doom match had two teams of five make their way down from the uppermost cage to the bottom, with victory achieved when all five members of a team escaped a door there. The cages were cut off from each other, with doors controlled from outside by referees, who only opened them for two-minute intervals.[87]


Lion's Den match

The Lion's Den match aimed to mimic the look and feel of mixed martial arts matches. A sloping eight sided cage was set up, with the rules stating that the only way to achieve victory was through knock out or submission. For the fighting styles that combine different arts, see hybrid martial arts. ...


Mud match

The Mud match is a match in which the ring canvas is replaced by a pool of mud. Other liquids can also be used to form the pool, with the name of the match taking the name of the liquid: an Egg nog match is one where it is held in a pool of egg nog, while a Gravy match (or a Gravy Bowl Match) is held in a pool of gravy. Other materials include pudding, whipped cream, and the K-Y Jelly lubricant, as popularized in the movie 'Old School'. Eggnog (or egg nog) is a type of milk-based punch belonging to the posset family. ... for the guitarist, see Dave Felton Gravy is a type of sauce, usually made from the juices that naturally run from meat or vegetables during cooking. ... Pudding can be prepared with a large variety of toppings such as fresh fruit and/or berries, and whipped cream Christmas pudding Dessert pudding Illustrations from Isabella Beetons Mrs Beetons Book of Household Management, 1861 Pudding most often refers to a dessert, but can also be a savory dish. ... For other uses of Cream, see Cream (disambiguation). ... A tube of K-Y Jelly K-Y Jelly is a water-based, water-soluble personal lubricant produced by Johnson & Johnson. ... Old School is a comedy motion picture released by DreamWorks SKG in 2003, about three thirty-somethings who seek to re-live their college days by starting a fraternity, and the tribulations they encounter in doing so. ...


Tag team match variations

Generally, almost all singles match types can be adapted for use in tag-team competition, with minor variations. However, there are certain match types which are designed with tag teams in mind - these can be found in the tag team article. Much like singles matches, tag team professional wrestling matches can and have taken many forms. ... A professional wrestling tag-team consists of two or occasionally three wrestlers who are working together as a team. ...


Multi-competitor match variations

Wrestling matches may involve multiple competitors in a free-for-all setting. Because of the number of people involved, these matches are booked on rare occasions and with great care as to ensure that no competitor is left out of the action. Multi-competitor matches are often broken down to those that do involve eliminations (ie. where the number of competitors in the match is slowly reduced over time), and those that do not. For the former, when a wrestler is eliminated, they are then sent to the back (with any reappearance being considered a run-in and thus grounds for disqualification). In professional wrestling, a run-in occurs when one or more individuals who are not actively participating in a match run into the ring. ...


Championship elimination matches, of course, necessitate the elimination of the champion before a new champion is crowned. When wrestlers enter the match at different times, the champion may reserve the right to enter last (or at a position of their choosing) - and it is often the champion who is among the last two remaining. In non-elimination matches, however, the champion need not be involved for the title to change hands, in order to discourage the challengers to team up against the champion. A common flow to the championship non-elimination match has the champion systematically beaten up before the challengers bicker amongst themselves to see who will pin the champion, which leads to the challengers attacking each other - to the point that the challengers are unaware of the fact that the champion has recovered.


There may also be the case where a wrestler is disqualified or counted out in a non-elimination match - in many cases the match continues without the wrestler in question, or else the entire match becomes void. Because of the complex nature of dealing with disqualifications and countouts, many promotions implicitly have a no-countout or no-disqualification clause in multi-competitor matches simply to dodge the issue.


Eliminations in tag-team matches are handled differently - two prevalent cases are that the losing individual must leave the ring area and the team continues without that member, or the team must retire as a group.


Basic non-elimination matches

The most common example of a non-elimination match is the Three Way Match (Triple Threat is trademarked by WWE), where three wrestlers battle it out under standard rules. In the ECW promotion, this match may be termed a Three-Way Dance. In many promotions, however, there are typically no distinctions between the two terms. The Four-Way Match is similar (The Fatal Four Way Match is trademarked by WWE), but involves four wrestlers. Popular American independent promotion, USA Xtreme Wrestling (USA Pro Wrestling) hosted a match involving 8 competitors known as the 8 Ball Challenge. These types of matches can be used in certain situations to take a title off a wrestler, without "weakening" him in the process.


The Triangle Match combines elements of tag team wrestling with multi-competitor wrestling. In this match contested by three competitors, one of the competitors must remain outside the ring, to await a tag from either of the other two combatants. Thus, while being tagged out may afford time to recuperate, one cannot win unless they are tagged back in. The Six-Pack Challenge is similar, but involves 6 wrestlers, with 4 men outside the ring at a given time. A professional wrestling tag-team consists of two or occasionally three wrestlers who are working together as a team. ...


The Triangle Match can be expanded to accompany more wrestlers (i.e. the Four Corners Match is a match where four wrestlers are involved)


The Six-Man Mayhem is a unique type of multi-competitor match, used in Ring of Honor, that involves six wrestlers (two in the ring, four at the turnbuckles). Tags are not needed as when one wrestler leaves the ring, another can just come in. Similarly, the WWF used this type of match, referring to it as a Six-Pack Match, for the vacant WWF Title in September 1999. For other uses, see Ring of Honor (disambiguation). ...


Basic elimination matches

Most matches involving a larger number of competitors are typically elimination matches. These matches may begin with a normal start, where all of the competitors are in the ring at the same time when the match begins, or may have a staggered start, in which wrestlers enter at timed intervals.


The most common example of an elimination match is the Three-Way Dance, where the first fall eliminates one wrestler, reducing the match to a standard one-fall match. The Three-Way Dance (when not used as a synonym of the Triple Threat Match) is a specialty of Extreme Championship Wrestling. This article is about the independent promotion from 1992-2001. ...


A Four-Way Dance is similar except it involves four wrestlers and some promotions use a tag format for the match instead of having all the wrestlers in the ring at the same time. The Fatal Four-Way Elimination Match is often used in place of the Four-Way Dance.


Battle royal

A match in which wrestlers are eliminated upon being thrown over the top rope and out of the ring, with both feet touching the floor of the venue. In professional wrestling, a battle royal (sometimes battle royale; plural battles royal) is a multi-competitor match in which wrestlers are eliminated from the match upon being thrown over the top rope and out of the ring, with both feet touching the floor of the venue. ...


Doomsday Cage match

Also called a Tower of Doom, this match involves a three-story cage on top of a ring. A team of two wrestlers start from the top story and fight their way to the bottom against a team of eight wrestlers. Victory is attained by scoring a pinfall in the bottom cage. The most notable match of this type occurred at WCW's Uncensored event in 1996, when Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage fought Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Meng, The Barbarian, Lex Luger, Kevin Sullivan, Z-Gangsta, and The Ultimate Solution. For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... Uncensored was an annual PPV in World Championship Wrestling held in the month of March from 1995 through 2000. ... Terrence Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ... Randall Mario Poffo (born November 15, 1952 in Columbus, Ohio) better known by his ring name Macho Man Randy Savage, is a former American professional wrestler. ... Richard Morgan Fliehr[2] (born on February 25, 1949 in Minneapolis, Minnesota[2]) better known by his ring name Ric Flair , is a legendary American professional wrestler of iconic staus signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on its SmackDown! brand. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Tonga Uliuli Fifita (born February 3, 1959 in Nukualofa, Tonga, then under British sovereignty) is a former professional wrestler for both World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... Sione Havea Vailahi is a professional wrestler best known under the name of The Barbarian. ... Lawrence (Larry) Wendell Pfohl (born June 2, 1958) better known by his ring name Lex Luger, is an American former bodybuilder, professional wrestler and football player. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Tommy Tiny Lister Jr. ... Robert Alexander Swenson Jr. ...


Final Wars Brawl

This match has two wrestlers in a steel cage for thirty minutes with other wrestlers entering at a timed interval to help out one of the opponents.


Football Classic match

Two cages are placed at ringside, inside each of which is locked a manager with a weapon. The key for each cage is fastened to a football. Two teams of wrestlers must try and gain possession of the football and take it over to their manager's cage, use the key to unlock the cage, then use the manager's weapon to attack the other team. To get the ball to the cage, the wrestlers must pass it between themeselves and attack any opposing wrestlers who have possession of the ball. In his autobiography; Mick Foley describes the match as "A fun, fan-inclusive cross between keep away, monkey in the middle, and kill the guy with the ball." In professional wrestling, a manager is a character who is paired with a wrestler. ... A football is used to play one of the different sports known as football or Rugby. ... Michael Francis Mick Foley, Sr. ... Keep Away is a childrens game sometimes called Monkey in the Middle or Pickle in a Dish. ... Tag (also known as it, had, he, tips, tig, touch, tiggy, tick, dobby, chasing, chasemaster, chasey and other names) is an informal playground game that usually involves two or more players attempting to tag other players by touching them with an object, usually their hands. ...


Gauntlet match

A Gauntlet Match is, in a sense, a quick series of one-fall one-on-one matches. Here, two wrestlers begin the match, and are replaced whenever one is eliminated (by normal means), with the last person standing being named the winner. A Gauntlet match may also be played out in multiple "parts" as part of a storyline (where a face wrestler must face a series of a heel wrestler's underlings before facing the heel himself, for instance) - this was common in World Championship Wrestling in the early 1990s, where it was referred to as a Slobber Knocker. A participant involved in a Gauntlet Match may be referred to as to be "running the gauntlet", although in most cases this designation is reserved for those who are involved for most of the match. For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ...


The Gauntlet may also be referred to as a Turmoil Match, a likely backformation from Tag Team Turmoil, which is used to denote a Gauntlet involving tag teams. In singles gauntlet matches in World Championship Wrestling, pins were counted without the need of the single man being on top of the gauntlet member. Recently in WWE, the match has commonly been referred to as a Cruiserweight Open whenever involving cruiserweights. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Bra & Panties Gauntlet match

A Bra & Panties Gauntlet match is much like a standard gauntlet match, only involving divas and with eliminations occurring as a result of stripping an opponent of their clothes instead of pinfall.


Relay match

The match has two (or more) teams of between 3 or 12 members to a team and before the match there will be a coin toss to see which team switches out first. Every 3 or 5 minutes the teams will switch. The first team to get a pinfall wins. Sometimes performed with hardcore rules. Christian Cage after being chokeslammed onto a pile of thumbtacks. ...


War Games

Main article: WarGames Match

Sometimes suffixed with the tagline "The Match Beyond", the War Games match features two rings surrounded by an enclosed steel cage (with a roof) with two teams (or sometimes three) facing one another. One man from each team starts out with another from either team at random entering the cage via a timed interval. The winning team must get a member of another team to submit after all members of each team are in the cage. This match was made famous by NWA's annual Great American Bash and later WCW's Wrestle War before becoming a tradition at their annual Fall Brawl pay-per-view event from 1993-1998. The WarGames match was a gimmick match used originally in the old National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and later held annually in World Championship Wrestling (WCW), usually at their Fall Brawl Pay-per-view event in September. ... The Great American Bash is an annual summer professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... Wrestle War was a professional wrestling pay-per-view promoted by World Championship Wrestling. ... Fall Brawl was an annual pay per view in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) held in the month of September from 1993 through 2000. ...


In ECW, this was known as an Ultimate Jeopardy match. This article is about the independent promotion from 1992-2001. ...


Lethal Lockdown

Similar to the WarGames Match utilized in WCW, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's Lethal Lockdown consists of a single ring enclosed by a steel cage with two teams facing off with each other. The staggered entry system is identical, but weapons are permitted and are even provided. When all competitors have entered the ring, a roof is lowered onto the top of the cage, with various weapons hanging from it. Victory can be attained by pinfall or submission. This match has become a staple of TNA's Lockdown pay per view every April. Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002. ... Lockdown is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event held by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in the month of April. ...


Xscape Match

The Xscape match is featured annually at the Lockdown all-steel-cage pay-per-view in April. This variation of the Lockdown Match has 4-6 competitors and is a two stage process. The first stage is a standard pin/submission elimination contest, with eliminated wrestlers leaving the cage through the door until there are only two wrestlers left. The last two competitors then face off; the only way to win at this stage is to climb out of the cage all the way to the floor. Lockdown is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event held by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in the month of April. ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ...


Series variations

Sometimes, a match is considered as a series of smaller matches, which may take place concurrently, consecutively, or even in different shows. The most common form of a series match is extending the one-fall concept to a series of falls, the most common being the best two out of three. These types of series matches are often booked to the final match to emphasize the equality of the wrestlers involved, however, longer series may be shortened due to storyline or other factors. In professional wrestling, a two out of three falls match, or a best of three falls match, is a series of matches (often between two wrestlers or two teams of wrestlers), in which wrestlers attempt to win the majority of matches. ...


Series matches may involve the same match throughout, or may use different matches for some or all of the series. A series match may or may not involve the same wrestlers throughout (such as when a main competitor is forced to use a substitute in the event of an injury partway through).


Beat the Clock match

A Beat the Clock match is a series of singles matches between different wrestlers to see which wrestler can win their match in the shortest amount of time. Each wrestler involved competes in one match, and it is generally assumed that these wrestlers do not face each other, instead facing jobbers (or occasionally for heel characters, a confidant that will gladly lay down for them).


Beat the Clock matches often have all of the wrestlers involved winning their matches. In the case of a wrestler losing their match, the wrestler is removed from consideration, and in some cases, with their opponent taking their place (such that the winner of the shortest match is effectively the winner of the Beat the Clock match). In the case that a wrestler is unable to beat the time of a previous match, the match will be prematurely ended with no clear winner or loser. This has happened on a few occasions with the "Time to Beat" clock running down and a loud buzzer signaling the end of the time period. Disqualifications in Beat the Clock matches can be handled in different ways: with the match being counted as a win (with the time until disqualification as the official match time), a loss, or having another match to settle the matter.


Beat the Clock matches are often fought for a stipulation, such as a championship or the privilege of final entry in a multi-competitor match.


Elimination Chase

The Elimination Chase, first used in World Wrestling Entertainment's ECW brand in 2007, is a series of multi-competitor, one fall matches, with the loser of a matches fall being eliminated from future matches until one competitor remains.[88] World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... This article is about the WWE brand. ...


Three Strikes, You're Out!

The Three Strikes, You're Out! match (often shortened to Three Strikes), is one where wrestlers must achieve three victories of a specific nature in a specific order before the other. The name of the match is taken from baseball, referring to the notion that losing three times would entail losing the match. Because of the format, wrestlers may be attempting to fulfil different victory conditions. Like generic series matches, these are often booked so as to have both wrestlers have two "strikes" against them, with the final victory condition being a particularly brutal manner (for example, Last Man Standing). This article is about the sport. ...


The most common arrangement for the three strikes are pinfall, submission, and knockout, with the entire match being fought under no disqualification rules.


In WWE, these types of matches are known as Three Stages Of Hell, although the third match may not be needed in the case of a sweep victory, although this has rarely been the case. Some variations make each stipulation timed (Usually in five to ten minute intervals) making every stipulation available. For example, in 2002, Triple H and Shawn Michaels fought in a Three Stages Of Hell Match at Armageddon. Shawn Michaels' World Heavyweight Championship was on the line. The first fall, which was won by Triple H, was a Street Fight. The second, which was won by Shawn Michaels, was a Steel Cage Match. The Third, which was won by Triple H making him the champion, was a Ladder Match.


Extreme variations

In many extreme style wrestling promotions, many of these matches are basically exaggerations and variations of the common hardcore match. Since most of these matches are rarely ever repeated, this list must be taken at face value.


Cage of Death

Main article: Cage of Death

An annual Combat Zone Wrestling event and match type, which serves at the last major CZW event of the year. The Cage of Death's appearance or stipulations changes in some way almost every year. Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) is an American based promotion, based around the ultraviolent style of professional wrestling. ...


Chamber of Horrors

The Chamber of Horrors match occurred once, at the 1991 Halloween Havoc. Its competitors were two teams of four wrestlers. The match takes place in a Thundercage which contains a smaller cage in the center of the ring with the "Chair of Torture" (electric chair) in it. In order to win the match, a wrestler has to pull a lever located on the cage wall (the terminator), while an opposing wrestler is in the "Chair of Torture". As a result, the match ends with the wrestler in the "Chair of Torture" being 'shocked'. Halloween Havoc was an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Championship Wrestling from 1989 through 2000. ...


Clockwork Orange House of Fun match

A singles match with many weapons suspended from steel chains around the ring, sometimes with sides of a steel cage attached to the ring. The use of weapons is legal, and the match is falls count anywhere. This match was created by Raven in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, which later changed the match's name to Raven's House Of Fun. He previously used the match in WCW where he called it the Bowery Death Match. However, it is different from the House of Fun in that the only way to win was if a competitor could not stand up before a referee's 10 count (the same as Last Man Standing match), and the match was held inside a roofed-steel cage. The Insane Clown Posse also uses this match in their JCW shows; their version being called the Holler Match. Scott Anthony Levy (born September 8, 1964) better known by his ring name Raven, is an American professional wrestler. ... Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002. ... Insane Clown Posse (commonly known as ICP) is an American rap duo originally from Wayne, Michigan but formed in the Detroit neighborhood of Delray. ... Juggalo Championship Wrestling (JCW) is an independent professional wrestling promotion run by the rap duo, Insane Clown Posse (Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J). ...


Alexis Laree (who's known as Mickie James today) is the only female who participated in this match during her run in TNA. Mickie Laree James[2] (born on August 31, 1979) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its RAW brand. ...


Crisis Big Born death match

This is a Big Japan match which combines several deathmatch types. The match starts out on a scaffold above a barbed wire net over a ring. The ring itself is surrounded by cacti, fire stones (electric space heaters wrapped in barbed wire), and dry ice. Thumbtacks are scattered in the ring. In the middle of the ring is a tank of scorpions. Various weapons including light bulbs, bats, drills, saws, and swords are permitted. The match is fought with all members of two teams active at the same time under street fight rules. When all the wrestlers have fallen into the barbed wire net, the next phase of the match begins. The barbed wire net is removed and the match continues. Wrestlers leave the match by submission, by having their head put in the scorpion tank for ten seconds or by passing out. Big Japan Pro Wrestling (BJW) is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion established in 1995. ...


Crocodile death match - Dundee

This is a standard death match, with the added stipulation that the loser must wrestle a crocodile at the completion of the match. For other uses, see Crocodile (disambiguation). ...


Lucha en Jaula Electrificada (Electric Cage Match)

A variation of the cage match, in this contest the cage is electrified (explaining the name "fight in an electric cage") and the only way to win is by escape. The cage is turned off in certain intervals, allowing the participants a chance at escape. Used by the AAA promotion in Mexico. Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) is a Lucha Libre Professional wrestling promotion based in Mexico. ...


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References

  • Foley, Mick (2000). Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks. HarperCollins. ISBN 0061031011. 
  • Reynolds, R. D. (2003). WRESTLECRAP: The Very Worst of Pro Wrestling. ECW Press. ISBN 1550225847. 

Michael Francis Mick Foley, Sr. ... Randy Baer, better known by his ring name RD (Real Deal) Reynolds is a former professional wrestling manager and is also the co-creator of the professional wrestling website WrestleCrap. ... ECW Press is a North American book publisher. ...

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