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.Many types of matches, sometimes called "concept" or "gimmick matches" in the jargon of the business, can be found in the form of performing art that is professional wrestling.^ Images, 0 Videos Professional wrestling match types .
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^ Many types of matches can be found in professional wrestling .
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^ A professional wrestling match can end in a draw.
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.Some of them are major crowd pleasing and occur relatively frequently, while others are developed so as to advance an angle, and thus, such match types are used rarely.^ Some of them are major crowd pleasing and occur relatively frequently, while others are developed so as to advance an angle , and thus, such match types are used rarely.
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^ There are different types of such matches: .
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^ He is thus far unproven in matches such as this.
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.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.^ Note that TNA Wrestling uses the word "guantlet," but not for this match type.
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^ A professional wrestling match can end in a draw.
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^ Types of envelopes List of professional wrestling match types .
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.Often, specialty matches are used as a finale to a popular or infamous storyline.^ Often, specialty matches are used as a finale to a popular or infamous storyline.
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^ 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.
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^ Some one-time match types are often notable either they are used as a finale to a popular or infamous storyline, or the execution of a match itself.
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.Because professional wrestling's existence has spanned over decades, and many things in it have been recycled, many gimmick match types are actually variations of previous gimmick matches, match types can be organized into several loose groups.^ Types of professional wrestling .
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^ Because it wasn't a gimmick match.
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^ Many types of matches can be found in professional wrestling .
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.The following is a list of common or otherwise notable match types.^ The following is a list of common or otherwise notable match types.
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^ Here is a list of all the match types.
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^ The most common types of such matches are: .
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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.^ All four wrestlers agreed to this type of match, two week earlier all four wrestlers were counted outside the ring.

^ I left the ring and had to be reminded that it was a 2 out of 3 fall match and to return to the ring for the second fall.
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^ The rule for winning a match is best out of three falls.
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.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 in what is known as the "champion's advantage". Commentators and bookers generally explain it as saying the challenger "must beat" the champion.^ This is known as the "Champion's advantage" and is usually explained by saying the challenger "must beat" the champion.
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^ Matt retrieves the titles to retain the championship.
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^ 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 in what is known as the "champion's advantage".
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.Playing into this, some storylines have heel champions attempting to protect their title by intentionally causing such losses.^ Often storylines with heel champions may attempt to protect their title reign by forcing disqualifications or countouts.
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^ Playing into this, some storylines have heel champions attempting to protect their title by intentionally causing such losses.
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^ 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.
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.Some of the most common variations on the singles match restrict the possible means for victory: only pinfalls are permitted in a Pin only or Pinfall match, only submissions in a Submission match, etc.^ A look at some of his most historic matches: .
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^ Victory can be attained by pinfall or submission.
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^ Victory is achieved by pinfall or submission.
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.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.^ The winner is the last wrestler in the match not bleeding.
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^ The match went to a time limit draw.
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^ Most wrestlers use this to start their match.
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.Time Limit matches were invented during the vaudeville days of professional wrestling as a way to stop matches that lasted well into hours.^ The match lasted for over an hour and ended in a draw.

^ A professional wrestling match can end in a draw.
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^ He was at a wrestling match last week when he learned...
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.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).^ Simply, all your wrestling needs!
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^ All wrestler names are the property of their respective wrestling organization.

^ To me he is the greatest pro wrestler of all time.

The following matches have their own articles due to being commonplace:

Empty Arena match

.An Empty Arena match is a hardcore match between two or more wrestlers which takes place in an arena void of fans.^ Empty Arena match .
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^ Good solid match between two very good wrestlers.
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^ Two more matches will be added to the card.

.The only people present are the competitors, referee, and cameramen.^ The only people present are the competitors, referee , and cameraperson(s).
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^ The only people present are the competitors, referee , and camera person(s).
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.The match is broadcast, or videotaped and played later.^ The match is broadcast, or videotaped and played later.
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^ The match is broadcast, or video taped and played later.
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e.g. .The Rock vs Mankind during the WWF's Super Bowl halftime show on January 31, 1999.[1] Empty arena matches are rare, and usually accompany other, filled-arena matches, due to the cost of renting an arena and not selling tickets.^ The match was held in New Jersey during a house show in an arena.
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^ Empty Arena match .
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^ The Rock vs Mankind during the WWF's Super Bowl halftime show on January 31, 1999.
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Falls Count Anywhere match

.A Falls Count Anywhere match is a match where 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.^ All matches end by pinfall or submission; matches must end IN THE RING unless otherwise specified.
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^ Falls Count Anywhere match .
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^ Today we'd probably call this a hardcore, extreme rules or falls count anywhere match.
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.As such, this also eliminates the usual "countout" rule.^ As such, this also eliminates the usual " countout " rule.
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^ As such, the primary rule of hardcore wrestling is that there are no disqualifications nor countouts, and pinfalls can take place outside of the ring (normally a pin can only be inside the ring) - that is, the usual rules of professional wrestling need not (and often do not) apply.
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.As the match may take place in various parts of the arena,[2] 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.^ Falls Count Anywhere match .
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^ However, it is to be noted that, as the match may take place in various parts of the arena, the "Falls Count Anywhere" provision may be one of many stipulations in a match - it is commonly paired with "No Disqualifications" to make the match a hardcore match , so as to allow wrestlers the convenience to use foreign objects that may lie wherever they may wrestle.
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^ Today we'd probably call this a hardcore, extreme rules or falls count anywhere match.
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[3]
.Sometimes, the stipulation is further explained as "falls count anywhere in the building."^ Falls Count Anywhere match .
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^ Falls-count-anywhere is the likely choice.
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^ Falls also count anywhere.
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However, at St. Valentine's Day Massacre: In Your House, Al Snow actually pinned Hardcore Holly literally on the banks of the Mississippi River.
.A variation of the rules state that once a pinfall takes place, the pinned wrestler will lose the match if he is unable to return to the ring within a specific amount of time—usually a referee's count of 10 or 30. If the pinned wrestler makes it to the ring in this time, the match continues.^ If all the active wrestlers in a match are down inside the ring at the same time, the referee will begin a count (usually 10 seconds).
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^ Johnny then forced the referee to count the pin.
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^ Match conduct If wrestlers find their way outside the ring, both wrestlers must return to the ring within the referee’s count of twenty (20).

.Under these rules, all pinfalls must take place outside of the ring, technically making the match no longer falls count anywhere.^ Matches take place in a ring, not mats on the floor.

^ All matches end by pinfall or submission; matches must end IN THE RING unless otherwise specified.
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^ Edge(c) Also, these matches are rumored to take place: .

[4] .Occasionally, this stipulation is listed as having a specific territory in which falls count, (e.g. the state, county, or general location the match is in).^ Occasionally, this stipulation is listed as having a specific territory in which falls count, ( e.g.
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^ Falls Count Anywhere match .
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^ Occasionally, this stipulation is listed as having a specific territory in which falls count.
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[5]
.A new variation on the stipulation, Submissions Count Anywhere, which is similar to the Falls Count Anywhere match but in this you must win by submission.^ A new variation on the stipulation was introduced by WWE at WWE Breaking Point 2009: Submissions Count Anywhere, a Falls Count Anywhere match that can only be won by Submission, which was won by Legacy .
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^ Falls Count Anywhere match .
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^ You must win by pinfall or submission, no count out.
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Flag match

.The Flag match is essentially the professional wrestling version of capture the flag.^ The Flag match is essentially the professional wrestling version of capture the flag .
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^ The Flag match is essentially the professional wrestling version of capture the flag.
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^ A professional wrestling match can end in a draw.
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.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 opponent's flag and raise it while defending the flag in the wrestler's corner.^ 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 opponent's flag and raise it while defending the flag in the wrestler's corner.
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^ Four Corners match is a match where four wrestlers are involved).
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^ Transition - The way two wrestlers get from A to B in a match.
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[6]
.An anthem match is a variant of a Flag match with the added stipulation that the theme song of the winning wrestler or team will be played in the arena after the match.^ 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.
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^ In all variants, there can be only one winning team or wrestler.
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^ An "Anthem Match" is a Flag Match with the stipulation of a national anthem being played for the winners, after the match.
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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 such as two against one, or three against two.^ And wrestlers such as The Ram are the lucky ones.

^ The two faced off in a display of power.
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^ Two out of three falls match .
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[7] .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.^ They have TWO tag teams, and only one has a name.

^ Tag team match for the WWF Tag Team Championship .
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^ Tables matches can be contested with tag teams , under both elimination [ 85 ] and one "fall" rules.
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[8]

Iron man match

.An Iron Man Match is a multiple-fall match with a set time limit.^ This match is one fall, with a 15 minute time limit.

^ The match went to a time limit draw.
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^ Iron man match .
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.The match is won by the wrestler who wins the most falls within the said time limit, by either pinfall, submission, disqualification, countout, or knockout.^ Who were the wrestlers, and who won?
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^ Also, either wrestler can lock his hands at any time.
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^ The only way to win is by knockout or submission.
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Lumberjack match

.
In keeping with the theme, the wrestlers outside the ring may wear flannel shirts during Lumberjack matches.
^ In keeping with the theme, the wrestlers outside the ring may wear flannel shirts during Lumberjack matches.
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^ Who was the toughest wrestler outside of the ring?
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^ Wrestlers earn points for certain maneuvers and the highest accumulated total wins if there is no pin during a match.
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1-2-3 Kid circa 1995.
.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.^ Four Corners match is a match where four wrestlers are involved).
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^ Four Corners Match is a match where four wrestlers are involved) .
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^ 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.
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[9] .These wrestlers, known collectively as lumberjacks—or sometimes lumberjills when they're female—are there to prevent the wrestlers in the match from fleeing the ring.^ I see the wrestlers are in the ring, and there's the bell.

^ That's what wrestlers do when they're out there," he said.

^ They are: 1) Official Singles Division: These wrestlers will concentrate on singles matches.
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[9] .The groups of lumberjacks are typically split up into groups of faces and heels who occupy opposing sides around the ring.^ Trope: The Lumberjacks are usually divided evenly between faces and heels, each group on one side of the ring.
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^ The groups of lumberjacks are typically split up into groups of faces and heels who occupy opposing sides around the ring.
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^ A wrestler who is part heel and part face.
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.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.^ Wrestlers can be over as either faces or heels.
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^ 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.
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^ Will also be used by the Powers That Be to punish a wrestler (Surrounding a face with heels, and vice versa).
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.Occasional interference from the lumberjacks is not uncommon, nor is an all-out brawl on the outside involving most of the lumberjacks.^ Occasional interference from the lumberjacks is not uncommon, nor is an all-out brawl on the outside involving most of the lumberjacks.
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^ Occasional interference from the lumberjacks is not uncommon.
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^ Banks broke it up with an elbow drop, and the match degenerated into a huge melee with all the lumberjacks getting involved.

.Early lumberjack matches even featured the lumberjacks wearing stereotypical lumberjack clothing in keeping with the lumberjack theme, though this is generally no longer done.^ Early lumberjack matches even featured the lumberjacks wearing stereotypical lumberjack clothing in keeping with the lumberjack theme, though this is generally no longer done.
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^ Shane was no longer even in the discussion.

^ Keeping with the lumberjack theme, many early lumberjack matches featured the lumberjacks wearing stereotypical lumberjack clothing, though this generally is not done nowadays.
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.Variation of this match include the "Canadian" Lumberjack match, in which the lumberjacks are equipped with leather straps, the "Extreme" Lumberjack match, competed under Extreme Rules, and the TNA's "Fan's Revenge" Lumberjack match, during which fans equipped with straps act as lumberjacks and are encouraged to whip wrestlers.^ Variation of this match include the "Canadian" Lumberjack match, in which the lumberjacks are equipped with leather straps , the "Extreme" Lumberjack match, competed under Extreme Rules, and the TNA's "Fan's Revenge" Lumberjack match, during which fans equipped with straps act as lumberjacks and are encouraged to whip wrestlers.
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^ A variation of this match is called a Canadian Lumberjack Match , in which the lumberjacks are equipped with leather straps.
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^ A variation of this match is called a Canadian Lumberjack match, in which the lumberjacks are equipped with leather straps .
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(Move) match

.A [move] match is a match where the first wrestler to perform a specific move is the winner.^ The winner is the last wrestler in the match not bleeding.
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^ A [move] match is a match where the first wrestler to perform a specific move is the winner.
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^ The objective in this match is to perform a specific move.
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[11] .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.^ No created or female wrestlers allowed.
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^ Usually a signature move of the wrestlers is selected, although on occasion it will be a generic move (i.e.
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^ 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.
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.The match usually takes the name of the target move (e.g. Chokeslam challenge, Bodyslam match) or is more generalized to "Finisher Match" if both wrestlers are trying to perform their finisher to win.^ Eventually your wrestler will win the match, then you can move on.
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^ Chokeslam challenge, Bodyslam match) or is more genericized to "Finisher match" if both wrestlers are trying to perform their finisher to win.
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^ In this match, wins are usually by pinfall.
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X rules match

.An 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 (Marquess of Queensberry) or boastful for one combatant.^ It is sometimes contested under hardcore rules .
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^ 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.
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^ An 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 ( Marquess of Queensberry ) or boastful for one combatant.
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.The angle 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.^ It is sometimes contested under hardcore rules .
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^ A joke pulled by one wrestler on another.
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^ Go Home (v) Said by one wrestler to another, meaning to go to the finish of a match.
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[12]

Scaffold match

.A Scaffold match takes place, in whole or in part, on a piece of scaffolding erected above the ring.^ This match takes place on a scaffold above the ring.
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^ S-1 Rules Matches take place in a Normal Match setting ring.
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^ Sumo matches take place in a ring called a dohyō.
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.The match can end in one of two ways; either with the losing wrestler falling 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 his own.^ EXesS won the match two falls to one.

^ I left the ring and had to be reminded that it was a 2 out of 3 fall match and to return to the ring for the second fall.
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^ 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 his own.
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[13] .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 chipboard tables are placed in the ring to attempt to cushion the fall.^ This match takes place on a scaffold above the ring.
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^ 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 chipboard tables are placed in the ring to attempt to cushion the fall.
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^ 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.
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.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.^ This match takes place on a scaffold above the ring.
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^ A match between two women in which pillows and a bed are placed in the ring.
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^ Transition - The way two wrestlers get from A to B in a match.
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Special referee

.Any time a usual referee is replaced with someone unusual for a specific reason, it is referred to as a Special Referee[15] or Special Guest Referee match.^ At this time, the ladder match was still special.
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^ Any time a usual referee is replaced with someone unusual for a specific reason it is referred to as a Special Referee [ 15 ] or Special Guest Referee match.
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^ The special referee for this match was Sandor Kovacs.

[16] .The special referee is often a celebrity, a manager, or another wrestler—with the latter sometimes showing a bias for or against a competitor.^ The special referee is often a celebrity, a manager , or another wrestler -- with the latter sometimes showing a bias for or against a competitor.
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^ The teachers rated the frequency of children's use of aggressive or vulgar gestures in imitation of pro wrestlers as between sometimes but not often and somewhat often , M = 2.53.
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^ The original Boiler Room Brawl ended when a wrestler escaped the boiler room all the way to the ring and retrieved an item from a manager waiting with a referee .
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[17]

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.^ Bernie OK’d the match but made himself the special guest referee.
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^ Also known as Special Enforcer or Special Guest Enforcer is same as the Special Referee but the guest referee stays on the outside enforcing what the normal referee doesn't see.
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^ Shane McMahon attended this match as Special Guest referee for this match.

[18] 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 object of this match is to win by pinfall.
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^ The only way to win is by knockout or submission.
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^ There are two kinds of matches which are contested where a wrestler can win without pinfalls but by stripping their opponent of their clothing.
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[19] .Historically, these types of matches were contested between managers or valets, due to their supposed lack of wrestling ability.^ This depends on the type of match between the particpants.
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^ Historically, these types of matches were contested between managers or valets, due to their supposed lack of wrestling ability.
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^ Professional wrestling managers and valets .
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.In the Attitude Era, however, full-time female wrestlers (known as Divas) began engaging in strip matches for the purpose of titillation.^ In the Attitude Era , however, full-time female wrestlers (known as Divas ) began engaging in strip matches for the purpose of titillation .
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^ When the lumberjacks are all female, the match is known as either a Lumberjill Match , or a Diva Lumberjack Match .
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^ Allison Danger & Sara Del Rey vs. Jetta & Eden Black : It was time for a SHIMMER Women Athlete's special attraction match with British female wrestlers, Jetta and Eden Black, challenging the larger more experienced team of Allison Danger and Sara Del Rey, collectively known as the Dangerous Angels.

Bra and panties match

.A bra and panties match is so named because it takes place between any amount of female competitors with the winner being the first to strip her opponent down to her undergarmets.^ After taking down 8 opponents, he was barely winded.

^ First ever bra and panties gauntlet match 1/2 .
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^ A Bra and Panties match is so named because it takes place between any amount of female competitors with the winner being the first to strip her opponent to nothing but her bra and panties.
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[20] .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 evening gowns.^ They don't even have a ring.
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^ 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.
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^ This battle was over way before it even started.
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[21][22][23]

Tuxedo match

.A tuxedo match is similar to the Bra and Panties match, where the match is contested between two male competitors in tuxedos.^ First ever bra and panties gauntlet match 1/2 .
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^ Bra and Panties match .
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^ Bra and Panties match.
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.In order to win, a wrestler needs to strip the opponent's tuxedo off of him.^ In order to win you need to strip the opponent's tuxedo off of them.
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^ A wrestler wins by stripping his opponent of his tuxedo.
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^ To win by submission, the wrestler must make his opponent give up, usually, but not necessarily, by putting him in a submission hold (i.e., leg-lock, arm-lock, etc.
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[24]

Two out of three falls match

.A Two out 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.^ Two out of three falls match for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship .
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^ EXesS won the match two falls to one.

^ The rule for winning a match is best out of three falls.
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.This used to be the standard match for professional wrestling, back in the days when wrestling was mostly legitimate.^ Was professional wrestling fake back then?

^ This used to be the standard match for professional wrestling, back in the days when wrestling was mostly legitimate .
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^ I used to be real active in wrestling, in the day.

.A variant of the match, the Best of Seven Series, has a maximum of seven matches instead of three, often taking place over a period of several weeks as opposed to a single night, with the winner being the one to score four wins.^ Seven matches took place that night.

^ The rule for winning a match is best out of three falls.
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^ Wrestling matches consist of three periods.

.Other variants of this match is the WWE's version, 3 Stages of Hell match, or TNA's version, 3 Degrees of Pain, where each fall consists of a different match stipulation.^ The other variation is basically a One fall match inside a cage.

^ Another variant of this match is the WWE's version, 3 Stages of Hell match, where each fall consists of a different match stipulation.
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^ Pinning rules and other stipulations can vary but the contestants are pain and blood.
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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.^ In other words, a regular wrestling match.
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^ Every match will have a clear winner and loser.
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^ Most sports activities rely more on some muscle groups and less on others.

.Common types of matches include arm wrestling, boxing, kickboxing, mixed martial arts, and sumo.^ Arm wrestling match .
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^ The match was not a mixed martial arts event but a kickboxing event where kickboxing rules were followed.
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^ Mixed martial arts competition .
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Substance match

.This is a match which involves mainly two women who have of a lesser wrestling experience.^ Jack Tunney decided that both Hart and Luger would get title shots at WrestleMania X, but were faced with the possibility of wrestling two matches at the event.
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^ It appeared that in an effort to receive two pay days, Ciatso wrestled as the Bug and lost to Wildfire Tommy Rich, who then removed the Bug's mask to reveal Ciatso.

^ Two weeks later the two women would have a match against each other which ended prematurely when James was dragged away by the recently debuted Raven.
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.The match includes a large container filled with various substances in which the two women will wrestle.^ The match includes a large container filled with various substances in which the two women will wrestle in.
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^ If fills an extreme void and shows a side of women's wrestling that most fans have not been used to: talented women wrestlers taking part in real matches.
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^ This is a match which involves mainly two women who have of a lesser wrestling experience.
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.Substances can include anything from mud to chocolate milk.^ Substances can include anything from mud to chocolate milk.
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.Sometimes, specialty substances are used for certain occasions e.g.^ Sometimes, specialty substances are used for certain occasions e.g.
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^ He was also told -- on numerous occasions -- not to use certain hand gestures some might find offensive.
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gravy for .Thanksgiving and egg nog for Christmas.^ Thanksgiving and egg nog for Christmas.
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Arm wrestling match

.An Arm wrestling match, in the context of professional wrestling, is a worked form of a basic arm wrestling contest.^ Professional arm wrestling is a scream to watch.
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^ Arm wrestling match .
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^ A professional wrestling match can end in a draw.
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[25]

Boxing match

.The professional wrestling version of a Boxing match has standard boxing rules applied to it.^ A professional wrestling match can end in a draw.
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^ The Flag match is essentially the professional wrestling version of capture the flag .
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^ The Flag match is essentially the professional wrestling version of capture the flag.
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.Wrestlers wear boxing gloves and the match is contested in rounds with fouls given out, though the matches are generally worked and end with one wrestler cheating and using wrestling maneuvers.^ End of round one.

^ A professional wrestling match can end in a draw.
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^ The rules were that both wrestlers wore boxing gloves and could both box and wrestle during the match.

[26]

Pillow fight

.A Pillow fight is a match held between women for which pillows and a bed are placed in the ring.^ And it was the other place that does "Pillow Fight Matches".
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^ A Pillow fight is a match held between women for which pillows and a bed are placed in the ring.
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^ This match takes place on a scaffold above the ring.
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[22] .The pillows may be used as weapons, but other than that standard wrestling rules apply.^ Other than that, the equipment is identical to that used with folkstyle wrestling.

^ You may not use weapons.
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^ The pillows may be used as weapons, and standard wrestling rules apply, although this kind of match ordinarily features little to no wrestling.
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.A variation, the Lingerie Pillow Fight, requires the participants to wear lingerie.^ A variation, the Lingerie Pillow Fight, requires the participants to wear lingerie .
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^ Lingerie Pillow Fight : A variation on the pillow fight wherein the participants wear lingerie.
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^ I have to say to that- PILLOW FIGHT MATCH. I have seen matches where literally all the girls were doing was hitting each other with pillows in lingerie.
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[22][27]

Sumo match

.For a Sumo match, the ropes are removed from the ring and standard sumo rules apply.^ For a Sumo match, the ropes are removed from the ring and standard sumo rules apply.
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^ The professional wrestling version of a Boxing match has standard boxing rules applied to it.
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^ Several variations exist: in a TLC match, tables and chairs are added to the ladders outside the ring, and in a Full Metal Mayhem match, chains are added to the standard TLC arsenal.
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.The first person to step outside of the ring or touch the mat with any part of the body but the soles of the feet is the loser.^ The ropes are removed from the ring and standard sumo wrestling rules apply: the first to step outside of the ring or to touch the mat with any part of their body but the soles of the feet is the loser.
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^ The first person to step outside of the ring or touch the mat with any part of the body but the soles of the feet is the loser.
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^ Dean Malenko in a Catch-As-Catch-Can match when Malenko left the ring and both of his feet touched the floor Vampiro d.

[28]

Hardcore-based variations

.Hardcore wrestling is a subset of professional wrestling where some or all of the traditional rules do not apply.^ Main article: Hardcore wrestling Hardcore wrestling is a subset of professional wrestling where some or all of the traditional rules do not apply.
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^ The professional wrestling version of a Boxing match has standard boxing rules applied to it.
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^ Hardcore wrestling matches that focus on the use of weapons such as chairs, chains, fireballs, ladders, and tire irons, often combined with brawling all over the arena, rather than traditional wrestling holds and techniques, also referred to by some as garbage wrestling.
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.Most often this simply means there are no disqualifications, which itself eliminates countouts, allowing decisions to take place anywhere.^ There are no disqualifications.
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^ Most often this simply means there are no disqualifications , which itself eliminates countouts , allowing decisions to take place anywhere.
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^ There's no word yet if such a thing will take place.
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.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.^ Many types of matches can be found in professional wrestling .
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^ Paul: It was one specific match, it was in Canada.

^ 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.
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.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.^ In some promotions, " feuds " are used to build up a championship match.
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^ A common such euphemism is the Death Match , used to promote the often brutal injuries that wrestlers may have to endure in such a match.
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^ 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.
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[29] .Other common euphemisms for hardcore matches are Street Fight or Brawl (both of which suggest wrestlers dressing in normal street clothes), Extreme Rules, No Holds Barred match, and Good Housekeeping match (which emphasized the use of kitchen implements as weapons).^ The match had both wrestlers battling each other in and out of the ring.

^ Other euphimisms for hardcore-style matches include the Bunkhouse Brawl , the No Holds Barred match , the Unsanctioned match , and the Good Housekeeping match , the last of which was used to emphasize the use of kitchen implements as legal foreign objects .
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^ Other times, matches got extremely "violent."

.Some promotions, such as Extreme Championship Wrestling, Juggalo Championship Wrestling, and Combat Zone Wrestling, have specialized in hardcore matches, with "standard" non-hardcore matches being the exception.^ About me: After debuting in 1989, I wrestled for promotions such as World Championship Wrestling, Extreme Championship Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation.
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^ The match was for the Stranglehold Wrestling wrestling promotion.
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^ In some promotions, " feuds " are used to build up a championship match.
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.World Championship Wrestling utilized the term Raven's Rules for hardcore matches involving the wrestler Raven.^ World Championship Wrestling (1993–2001) .
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^ World Championship Wrestling utilized the term Raven's Rules for hardcore matches involving the wrestler Raven .
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^ World Championship Wrestling (1995-2000) .
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.They also created their own specific brand of hardcore match, for which bouts were to begin backstage rather than in the ring.^ They also created their own specific brand of hardcore match, for which bouts were to begin backstage rather than in the ring.
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^ The ability to create your own referee, ring, logo, and even belt allows players to recreate any dream match they can think of!.
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^ Rather than just admit it is probably a progression of the times, they choose to try and place the blame on someone.

[30]

Clockwork Orange House of Fun match

.The Clockwork Orange House of Fun match, also known as Raven's House of Fun, was created by professional wrestler Raven (legitimately, as Raven pitched the idea himself to ECW's creative team).^ The Clockwork Orange House of Fun match, also known as Raven's House of Fun, was created by professional wrestler Raven during his time in TNA Wrestling .
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^ In ECW , this was known as an Ultimate Jeopardy match.
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^ Clockwork Orange House of Fun match .
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.It's a singles match for which a chain link wall is erected on one side of the ring with chains wrapped from it to various points on the ring itself with weapons hanging from them.^ It's a singles match for which a chain link wall is erected on one side of the the ring with chains wrapped from it to various points on the ring itself with weapons hanging from them.
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^ It's a singles match for which a chain link wall is erected on one side of the ring with chains wrapped from it to various points on the ring itself with weapons hanging from them.
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^ Variations of singles matches .
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[31] .In the first match the only way to win was to put an opponent through two tables after throwing them off "Raven's perch" (a small scaffold),[31] but afterwards it was changed to falls-count-anywhere rules.^ Falls Count Anywhere match .
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^ Today we'd probably call this a hardcore, extreme rules or falls count anywhere match.
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^ The only way to win is to break two lightube logcabins over and or on your opponent.

[32]

Fans Bring the Weapons match

.In a Fans Bring the Weapons match, all the weapons are provided by the fans prior to the show.^ Fans Bring the Weapons match .
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^ In a Fans Bring the Weapons match, all the weapons are provided by the fans prior to the show.
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^ My job is to give fans the best matches at every show.
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.Sometimes the weapons will be in the ring before the match starts, although occasionally weapons will be handed to the wrestlers during the action.^ Sometimes the weapons will be in the ring before the match starts, although occasionally weapons will be handed to the wrestlers during the action.
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^ Both wrestlers are required to shake hands before and after the match.

^ Most wrestlers use this to start their match.
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.Weapons can range from simple items such as video recorders, through to more complicated light-tube and barbed wire constructions.^ Weapons can range from simple items such as video recorders, through to more complicated light-tube and barbed wire constructions.
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^ The lumberjacks were armed with light tubes, a barbed wire whip, a tack bat, and more.
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^ The use of fluorescent light tubes -— officially two hundred are available for use -— as weapons are allowed.
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.Other, more obvious and common choices, include pizza cutters and cheese graters.^ Some were obvious choices, while others came from way outside the box.
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^ In other words, wrestling does more to improve basic things such as strength, balance, speed, agility and intensity, and is not as specialized as most other common sports.

^ The other groups include the IWA, W*ING, Kitao Dojo, Michinoku Pro, Rings, and many more.
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.This practice was popularized in the United States by Extreme Championship Wrestling and is commonly used by promotions such as IWA Mid-South and Combat Zone Wrestling, especially during their respective deathmatch tournaments.^ About me: After debuting in 1989, I wrestled for promotions such as World Championship Wrestling, Extreme Championship Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation.
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^ Professional wrestling in the United States .
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^ This practice was popularized in the United States by Extreme Championship Wrestling and is commonly used by promotions such as IWA Mid-South and Combat Zone Wrestling , especially during their respective deathmatch tournaments.
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First Blood match

.A First Blood match is a no-disqualification match where in order to win a wrestler has to make his opponent bleed.^ This match was first Blood Match.

^ Main article: First Blood match The First Blood match is a hardcore-style match where in order to win a wrestler has to make his opponent bleed.
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^ A First Blood match is a match where in order to win a wrestler has to make his opponent bleed .
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.Or, rather, depending on the nuances of the promotion and the angle surrounding the match, the first person to bleed loses, regardless of source.^ At first, this style of match was only promoted in Japan.

^ I'm usually a match quality first, angle quality second kind of guy but I would love to see this angle.
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^ You can't go from having no character development to all of a sudden having nuanced character development for all of the X Division wrestlers, and Alex Shelley was the obvious choice to be the first person to get this treatment.
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.In a variation called Sadistic Madness, which was created by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, the opponent must be bleeding before a wrestler can legally pin them.^ This variation is also used in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling , where it is called the Steel Asylum.
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^ Sadistic Madness is a Total Nonstop Action Wrestling specialty match, in which the object is to make an opponent bleed before pinning them.
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^ 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.
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[33] .A variation, the Doomsday Chamber of Blood, takes place inside of a barbed wire topped cage.^ A variation, the Doomsday Chamber of Blood, takes place inside of a barbed wire topped cage .
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^ There are different variations of a ‘barbed wire cage’ match.

^ Mick Foley had spent quite some time in Japan, sacrificing his body to barbed wire, tacks, exploding cages and the like.

[34]

Hard 10 match

.The Hard 10 Tournament match was created by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.^ The Feast or Fired match is a pole match featured in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling .
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^ It remained so until the launch of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in 2002.
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^ Total Nonstop Action Wrestling calls this match a "Barbed Wire Massacre".
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.It is contested on a points system, where the points are earned for the use of weapons.^ It is contested on a points system, where the points are earned for the use of weapons .
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^ There are no rules in this type of contest, so there is no telling what kind of weapons will be used or what kind of violence will be displayed.
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^ In this contest, whatever weapon or means of escape the competitors could obtain, they could use in the barbed-wire cage match that followed weeks later.
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.The first person to earn ten points—and be up by at least two points—wins.^ The first person to earn ten points—and be up by at least two points—wins.
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^ The first person to earn ten points — and be up by at least two points — wins.
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^ Wrestlers earn points for certain maneuvers and the highest accumulated total wins if there is no pin during a match.
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.Regular strikes with a weapon are worth one point, while putting an opponent through a table is worth five.^ Regular strikes with a weapon are worth one point, while putting an opponent through a table is worth five.
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^ Randy Price came down with an elbow drop to put him through the table.
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^ Christian gets 3-Dd through one & then they begin to build a multi-table contraption at ringside.
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[35]

Last Man Standing match

.The Last Man Standing match is a hardcore-style match where the only way to win is by knockout.^ VERY few specialty matches(only last man standing and triple threat).
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^ The only way to win is by knockout or submission.
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^ If not, the match is over and the man on his feet wins.

.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.^ 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.
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^ In a Stretcher match, a wrestler loses the match when he is unable to get up.
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^ Count Out - When a wrestler is out of the ring for the ten or twenty count and the match finishes.
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.In order to avoid losing, the downed wrestler must be on his or her feet by the count of 10.[36] 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.^ If all the active wrestlers in a match are down inside the ring at the same time, the referee will begin a count (usually 10 seconds).
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^ Johnny then forced the referee to count the pin.
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^ The match saw TWO referees get knocked down before it was all over....
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[37][38]

Light tube Deathmatch

Wifebeater strikes Nick Mondo with a weed whacker during a 200 Light tube Deathmatch held by CZW.
.A Light tube Deathmatch is a match where a wrestler seeks to throw their opponent into a cache of light tubes before winning by pinfall or submission.^ The object of this match is to win by pinfall.
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^ Light Tubes death match .
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^ In this match, wins are usually by pinfall.
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[39]

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.^ The bout ends in a no decision as both champions are counted out of the ring.

^ I left the ring and had to be reminded that it was a 2 out of 3 fall match and to return to the ring for the second fall.
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^ The match had both wrestlers battling each other in and out of the ring.

[40]

No Disqualification match

.A No Disqualification match, also known as a No Holds Barred match,[41] or sometimes as a Raven's Rules match, is a match where neither wrestler can be disqualified, allowing for weapons and outside interference.^ A No Disqualification match, also known as a No Holds Barred match, [32] is a match where neither wrestler can be disqualified , allowing for weapons and outside interference.
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^ This is not a no-disqualification match; the weapon on the pole is merely an exception to the disqualification rule.
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^ A No Disqualification match, also known as a No Holds Barred match, [ 42 ] or sometimes as a Raven's Rules match, is a match where neither wrestler can be disqualified , allowing for weapons and outside interference.
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.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.^ The ref rules that the match still has to continue.
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^ I left the ring and had to be reminded that it was a 2 out of 3 fall match and to return to the ring for the second fall.
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^ God, I think it was when I was in a 2 out of 3 fall match.
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[42]

No Rope Barbed Wire Deathmatch

.Regular ring ropes are removed from the ring in a No Rope Barbed Wire Deathmatch, and barbed wire is strung up in their place.^ The ring is surrounded by barbed wire.
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^ A barbed wire deathmatch where the ring ropes are replaced with barbed wire (as opposed to wrapped in it), with barbed-wire boards outside the ring.
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^ "This ring is no place for a woman.
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[43] Total Nonstop Action Wrestling calls this match a "Barbed Wire Massacre".

Taipei Deathmatch

.A Taipei Deathmatch is a match where the wrestlers' fists are taped and dipped into glue and in broken and crushed glass, allowing shards to stick to their fists.^ In one variation, the Taipei Death match, the taped fists are dipped in super glue , then broken glass.
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^ A variation of the match exists, the Taipei Death match, in which the taped fists are dipped in super glue , then broken glass.
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^ A match where both wrestlers dip there gloves on there hands in glue, then roll there hands inside a bucket of broken glass, which gets taped to there fists.

[43][44]

Stipulation-based variations

.As professional wrestling seeks to also tell a story, some matches are made solely for the purposes of advancing the plot.^ A professional wrestling match can end in a draw.
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^ As professional wrestling seeks to also tell a story, some matches are made solely for the purposes of advancing the plot.
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^ As professional wrestling seeks to also tell a story, many matches are made mainly for the purposes of advancing the plot.
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.This typically involves the loser of a match being penalized in some way.^ This typically involves the loser of a match being penalized in some way.
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^ This typically involves the loser of a match of some form being penalized for losing (Usually in the matches with humiliating consequences for the loser).
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^ Eventually, some WCW matches started being aired on the WWF shows as the feud progressed.
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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 banned from challenging for it again as long as the winner holds it.^ Last Chance Match — Usually a championship match, with an extra rider—if the challenger doesn't win, he's barred from challenging for the title again until it changes hands.
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^ Last Chance match .
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^ 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 banned from challenging for it again as long as the winner holds it.
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[45]

Loser Leaves Town match

.Loser Leaves Town is a generic term for any match where the loser has to leave the current promotion or brand.^ Loser Leaves Town match .
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^ Loser Leaves Town is a generic term for any match where the loser has to leave the current promotion or brand .
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^ The loser of the match must leave either the town or promotion the match was held in and not return.
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[46] .These matches were most often held during the "territorial days," when wrestlers frequently jumped from company to company.^ These matches are often very bloody and have been banned in most states.
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^ These matches are often hardcore in nature.
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^ Most wrestlers use this to start their match.
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Retirement match

.A Retirement match is any match where, should a wrestler lose, they are forced out of the company.^ A Retirement match (also known as a "Loser Leaves Town Match") is any match where, should a wrestler lose, they are forced out of the company .
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^ A Retirement match is any match where, should a wrestler lose, they are forced out of the company .
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^ If only the production company had chained the doors on the way out and burnt the place down, they would have done the gene pool a real favour.
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.The "retirement" stipulation can be applied to just one wrestler[47] or both wrestlers in a match can be wrestling for their careers.^ One wrestler from each team starts the match.
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^ The "retirement" stipulation can be applied to just one wrestler [ 53 ] or both wrestlers in a match can be wrestling for their careers.
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^ A wrestling match can just be good exercise.

[48]
.Further still is a more legitimate retirement match, the last match of a (usually "legendary") wrestler's career.^ Further still is a more legitimate retirement match, the last match of a (usually "legendary") wrestler's career.
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^ In 1960, Gagne beat Carpentier to become the first champion of the newly-established AWA. Gagne held the title 10 times over his 35-year career, his last reign starting in 1980, and ending in May 1981 when he retired (though a couple more matches did follow).
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^ I just look at matches as wrestler vs. We have watched you wrestle in a variety of matches - Falls Count Anywhere matches, Cage matches and more.
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.In this case it's designed to be a last hurrah, showcasing the wrestler's talent one last time for their fans (e.g.^ In this case it's designed to be a last hurrah, showcasing the wrestler's talent one last time for their fans (e.g.
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^ In this case it's designed to be a last hurrah, showcasing the wrestlers talent one last time for their fans.
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^ The 50 or so wrestlers to be had this time around is staggering, almost tripling last year's 20 count.
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Ric Flair.).[49]

Luchas de Apuestas

.Luchas de Apuestas (literally translated from Spanish to fight of bets) are matches where both wrestlers wager something specific (the mask or hair) on the outcome.^ Luchas de Apuestas ( literally translated from Spanish to fight of bets ) are matches where both wrestlers wager something specific (the mask or hair) on the outcome.
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^ Any match where both wrestlers have put something on the line such as a title or mask.
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^ Luchas de Apuestas translates verbatim to English to mean fight of bets .
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.The loser of the match then loses the item, being forced to take off the mask or be shaved bald.^ Mask vs. Title Match : The loser either gives up the title or takes off their mask.
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^ Hair vs. Title Match : The loser either loses their title or get their hair shaved.
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^ The loser of the match then loses the item, being forced to take off the mask or be shaved bald.
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.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.^ 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.
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^ The main event featured the AAPW Tag team Champions Rage had to put up or shut up by taking on Shane Rich and Curly with a $100 for each fan on the line.

^ The "retirement" stipulation can be applied to just one wrestler [44] or both wrestlers in a match can be wrestling for their careers.
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[50] .These matches have a storied history in Mexico.^ These two have a long and storied history.

^ These matches have a storied history in Mexico .
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^ Wrestling fans will relish these rarely told stories of insider upsets, personal victories, and unbelievable moments in the history of pro wrestling.
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[51] .Upon unmasking it's not unheard of for a wrestler's real name and information to be published.^ Upon unmasking it's not unheard of for a wrestler's real name and information to be published.
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^ Professional wrestlers real names professional wrestling training camps profile add photos post sandra.
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^ You _can_ rename all of the wrestlers and their federations to their real English names.
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.As a form of further humiliation, the loser can be forced to physically hand the mask he just lost to the winner.^ As a form of further humiliation, the loser can be forced to physically hand the mask he just lost to the winner.
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^ And I want to see not just probable matchups, but winners and losers!

^ The loser of the match then loses the item, being forced to take off the mask or be shaved bald.
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[51]

Types of 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. .Throughout Mexico, when a masked wrestler loses their mask, they are not allowed to compete under a mask with that same gimmick.^ Throughout Mexico, when a masked wrestler loses their mask, they are not allowed to compete under a mask with that same gimmick .
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^ Following his tutelage under Corino, Landell went on to compete throughout the U.S. and Japan, also traning under Zero-One star Tatsuhito Takaiwa.

^ Very few wrestlers will make it through their entire career without losing their mask.
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[51] .In addition to masks and hair, championships,[52] or careers[53]—as a form of retirement match—can be put up as the wager in any combination.^ In addition to masks and hair, championships , [42] or careers [43] — as a form of retirement match — can be put up as the wager in any combination.
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^ In addition to masks and hair, championships , [ 50 ] or careers [ 51 ] —as a form of retirement match —can be put up as the wager in any combination.
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^ Luchas de Apuestas ( literally translated from Spanish to fight of bets ) are matches where both wrestlers wager something specific (the mask or hair) on the outcome.
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.If a wrestler is betting his hair, and already has a very long head of hair (e.g.^ Luchas de Apuestas ( literally translated from Spanish to fight of bets ) are matches where both wrestlers wager something specific (the mask or hair) on the outcome.
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^ It wasnt too long ago that it was alleged Triple H was upset with their being so many WWE wrestlers with long blond hair, that he felt it detracted from the uniqueness of his persona.
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^ Highlander Melbourne wrestler, Long blonde braided hair, powerful upper body.
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going all the way down to their shoulders), they may only get it cut shorter, rather than have it shaved completely. Examples of this are when Jeff Jarrett lost a hair vs. hair match, as well as Kevin Nash.
.If someone loses their hair in a fight of bets, they are allowed to grow it back with time, unlike with masks.^ Luchas de Apuestas ( literally translated from Spanish to fight of bets ) are matches where both wrestlers wager something specific (the mask or hair) on the outcome.
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^ But Donald didn't want his head shave and considering how much Vince allows himself to be embarrassed, Vince didn't mind losing and also losing his hair.
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^ They say it's one thing to have your best friend turn on you but can you imagine being stabbed in the back and in the front at the same time?

.The most notable instance of this happening was when Vince McMahon lost his match at Wrestlemania 23, and regrew his hair in only a few weeks.^ Only a few, and they were carried in most of them.
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^ If Flair would have lost the match, he would have lost his hair.

^ Finally, Vince McMahon decided to conduct a match between The Undertaker and The Rock at WWF Raw on 29 th May 2000 means same night.

.Other times, such as with Stone Cold Steve Austin and Kurt Angle, they may keep their head shaved, due to them actually liking the way they look bald.^ Similarly, Stone Cold Steve Austin seriously injured Rikishi.

^ Linda McMahon finally appointed Stone Cold Steve Austin.

^ They also are looking to others states to run in.
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.Some matches have a stipulation where the winning wrestler is given a different privilege or reward, such as being allowed to attack the opponent's manager (for instance, to whip them).^ Some matches have a stipulation where the winning wrestler is given a different privilege or reward, such as being allowed to attack the opponent's manager (for instance, to whip them).
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^ A wrestler wins by stripping his opponent of his tuxedo.
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^ Well, there are many rules, differing with the type of match that is being wrestled (singles, tag, 6-man tag, special stipulations), but here are the basic rules for most Lucha Libre matches: * most matches are trios matches, which are known in the U.S. as 6-man tag matches * in trios matches, there are usually 2 referees.
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Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal

.Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal, also known as Raw Roulette,[55] is not a match type itself, but a way to assign a type to a match that does not yet have one.^ 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.
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^ Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal, also known as Raw Roulette, [ 56 ] is not a match type itself, but a way to assign a type to a match that does not yet have one.
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^ It was a one-hour time limit match that was simply AWESOME! Back and forth action the entire way through.
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.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.^ 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.
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^ Some of them are especially crowd pleasing and occur relatively frequently, while others are developed so as to advance an angle , and thus, such match types are used rarely.
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^ Already with a title match the night before against Quackenbush, Sal will then have to contend with Claudio Castagnoli the next.

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Locale-based variations

.Though most matches take place in and around the ring, some are designed specifically for more exotic locales.^ This match takes place on a scaffold above the ring.
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^ Some matches take place in specific enclosed environments.
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^ Though most matches take place in and around the ring , some are designed specifically for more exotic locales.
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.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 majority of these matches take on the name of their setting, often appending "brawl" to the end, and are generally hardcore by definition.
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^ These matches are often hardcore in nature.
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^ It was long road from Season Beatings to Hardcore Hell, with major changes in storylines and some iffy shows along the way, but it all paid off in the end.

.The following is a list of locale-based variations that supplant or replace the standard rules.^ The following is a list of locale-based variations that supplant or replace the standard rules.
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^ Locale-based variations .
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^ The following is a list of weapon-based matches where additional rules supplant or replace the standard rules.
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Bar Room Brawl

.A Bar Room Brawl is a multi-competitor match held in a bar.^ A Bar Room Brawl is a multi-competitor match held in a bar .
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^ Multi-competitor match variations .
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^ A one on one Bar Room Brawl is basically a no disqualification match held in a bar or a bar setup.
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.During the match wrestlers are encouraged to drink while fighting, and the "last man standing" is declared winner.^ The winner (a k a, the last man standing), gets a title match at WrestleMania.
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^ The winner is the last man standing.
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^ Rhino defeated A.J. Styles in a last man standing match.
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.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.^ Elimination is caused by a pinfall or submission.
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^ Victory can be attained by pinfall or submission.
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^ Victory is achieved by pinfall or submission.
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[57] .A one on one Bar Room Brawl is basically a no disqualification match held in a bar or a bar setup.^ A Bar Room Brawl is a multi-competitor match held in a bar .
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^ No Disqualification match .
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^ A one on one Bar Room Brawl is basically a no disqualification match held in a bar or a bar setup.
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Boiler Room Brawl

.A Boiler Room Brawl starts in a boiler room, with the winner being the first wrestler to successfully get out.^ Main article: Boiler Room Brawl The winner is the first man to escape the boiler room.
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^ A Boiler Room Brawl starts in a boiler room , with the winner being the first wrestler to successfully get out.
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^ Wahoo McDaniel Iaukea slams Wahoo McDaniel McDaniel started the match out quickly with two dropkicks, two body slams, for the first fall in just 40 seconds.

[58] .World Championship Wrestling used a match with similar rules, naming their match and its location The Block.^ World Championship Wrestling (1993–2001) .
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^ World Championship Wrestling (1995-2000) .
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^ His name is synonymous with anybody in the wrestling world.

[59]

Parking Lot Brawl

.Two types of matches take place in parking lots, the Parking Lot Brawl[60] and the Iron Circle match.^ Two types of matches take place in parking lots, the Parking Lot Brawl [53] and the Iron Circle match.
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^ Two types of matches take place in parking lots, the Parking Lot Brawl [ 62 ] and the Iron Circle match.
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^ 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.
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[61] .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.^ Two types of matches take place in parking lots, the Parking Lot Brawl [53] and the Iron Circle match.
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^ They're doing a lot of stuff in the match now.

^ This match takes place on a scaffold above the ring.
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Container-based variations

Undertaker in a casket match against CM Punk.
.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.^ 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.
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^ Former wrestler Raven made this match his specialty during his time in Ring of Honor and TNA; his personal version was called the Clockwork Orange House of Fun Match .
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^ Having all 4 men in the ring at once pretty much negates the entire premise of it being a TAG TEAM match doesnt it?

.Many of these matches take the name of the container, such as Ambulance match and the Casket match.^ Many of these matches take the name of the container, such as the Casket match and Ambulance match .
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^ Many of these matches take the name of the container, such as the Casket match and Ambulance match.
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^ Many of these matches take the name of the container, such as Ambulance match and the Casket match .
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.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.^ 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 .
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^ 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.
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^ This type of match is often held between female non-wrestlers.
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.In a Stretcher match, a wrestler loses the match when he is unable to get up and is carried from the ring to a line, that is up on the entrance ramp, on a stretcher by his opponent.^ The loser of the match would have to be carried out of the ring on a stretcher.

^ In a Stretcher match, a wrestler loses the match when he is unable to get up and is carried from the ring to a line, that is up on the entrance ramp, on a stretcher by his opponent.
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^ To which Andre ended up losing the match.

[62]
.These matches are often fought using hardcore rules, or at the very least rules that allow wrestlers to do more without being disqualified.^ These matches are often very bloody and have been banned in most states.
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^ Most wrestlers use this to start their match.
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^ These matches are often hardcore in nature.
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.In team matches, an entire team typically has to be placed in the container to lose.^ In team matches, an entire team typically has to be placed in the container to lose.
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^ In team matches, a team typically loses when all of its members are individually eliminated.
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^ Having all 4 men in the ring at once pretty much negates the entire premise of it being a TAG TEAM match doesnt it?

.In some cases, the restrained wrestler must be taken past a certain point ringside in order for a victory.^ In some cases the restrained wrestler must be taken past a certain point ringside in order for a victory.
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^ In some cases, the restrained wrestler must be taken past a certain point ringside in order for a victory.
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^ Two wrestlers must make physical contact (typically palm-to-palm) in order to transfer this legal status.
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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.^ Professional wrestling match types This is a list of match types seen in professional wrestling.

^ This used to be the standard match for professional wrestling, back in the days when wrestling was mostly legitimate .
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^ 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.
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.The object in question is usually related to one or both of the wrestlers gimmicks or was in some way instrumental in the angle that led to the match taking place.^ This match takes place on a scaffold above the ring.
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^ These matches usually take place after one wrestler has ( kayfabe ) blinded the other wrestler in some fashion.
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^ Some matches take place in specific enclosed environments.
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.In either case, the matches generally take the name of the weapon being used ("Singapore Cane match", "Nightstick match").^ When a match involves a certain weapon being made legal, the name of the match will take the name of the weapon: for example, a Chairs Match will have chairs allowed as a legal weapon, while a Singapore Cane Match will allow for the use of Singapore canes .
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^ In either case, the matches generally take the name of the weapon being used (" Singapore Cane match", " Nightstick match").
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^ 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.
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.The following is a list of weapon-based matches where additional rules supplant or replace the standard rules.^ The following is a list of weapon-based matches where additional rules supplant or replace the standard rules.
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^ The following is a list of locale-based variations that supplant or replace the standard rules.
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^ An 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 ( Marquess of Queensberry ) or boastful for one combatant.
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Crazy 8 match

.The Crazy 8 match, used mostly in the defunct Pro Wrestling Unplugged promotion, involves placing a championship belt at the top of a scaffold with the first wrestler to retrieve it being declared the winner.^ What was it like being pro wrestlings first "Teenage Idol"?
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^ A very exciting match involving four top notch wrestlers.

^ In some promotions, " feuds " are used to build up a championship match.
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.Placed in and around the ring for the wrestlers to utilize during the match are one side of a steel cage, two trampolines, and four rope swings.^ This match was steel cage match between these two wrestling superstars.

^ Four other outstanding matches took place before the cage match.

^ Four Corners match is a match where four wrestlers are involved).
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Ladder match

.A Ladder match is a match where a specific object (usually a title belt) 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.^ The winner is the first competitor to obtain this object.
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^ The object of the match is for a wrestler to hang a title belt above the ring by climbing a ladder.
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^ This match takes place on a scaffold above the ring.
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.This is often used in WWE with their Money in the Bank matches at WrestleMania.^ Who will be in the money in the bank match?

^ This often used in WWE with their Money in the Bank matches at Wrestlemania .
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^ This is often used in WWE with their Money in the Bank matches at WrestleMania .
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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.^ The object of this match is to win by pinfall.
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^ 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.
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^ Falls Count Anywhere match .
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.A wrestler who has been pinned or forced to submit must spend two minutes in a penalty box.^ And when you are pinned, you have to spend 2 minutes in a penalty box outside the ring.
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^ The rules were that any wrestler caught in a rules infraction had to spend a minute in a penalty box.
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^ A wrestler who has been pinned or forced to submit must spend two minutes in a penalty box.
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Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match

.A tables, ladders and chairs match (often abbreviated as "TLC match"), is an extension of a Ladder match with chairs and tables also being present as legal weapons.^ Main article: 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 as legal weapons .
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^ Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match .
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^ Main article: Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match A tables, ladders and chairs match (often abbreviated as "TLC match"), is an extension of a Ladder match with chairs and tables also being present as legal weapons .
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(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", "Steel Chair 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.^ The (Object) on a Pole Match is similar to a ladder match, except that the object in question is placed on a pole extending from one of the ring turnbuckles.
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^ 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.
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^ 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 .
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.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.^ The wrestlers can use the thumbtacks as weapons.
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^ When the object on the pole is a weapon retrieving it usually doesn't end the match, but allow that wrestler to use the weapon on their opponent.
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^ The use of weapons is legal, and the match ends in pinfall.
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[68] .This is not a no-disqualification match; the weapon on the pole is merely an exception to the disqualification rule.^ No Disqualification match .
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^ This is not a no-disqualification match; the weapon on the pole is merely an exception to the disqualification rule.
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^ The match was ruled a no contest when Ole Anderson attacked turned on Rhodes, leading to a five-on-one assault, nearly causing a riot among fans.

.Multiple variations of the "Pole match" exist.^ Multiple variations of the "Pole match" exist.
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^ Several variations exist: in a TLC match, tables and chairs are added to the ladders outside the ring, and in a Full Metal Mayhem match, chains are added to the standard TLC arsenal.
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^ Because professional wrestling is a type of performance art, many match types are variations of existing match types, and thus matches can be organized into several loose groupings.
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.In some cases the match is closer to the ladder match, in that reaching the object does end the match.^ In some cases the match is closer to the ladder match, in that reaching the object does end the match.
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^ WWE does need a big shake-up with some fresh matches.

^ 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.
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[69] .In others there will be objects above all of the turnbuckles.^ In others there will be objects above all of the turnbuckles.
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^ I am sure there are others, but these names are what all promoters should aspire to be.
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^ You had foreign objects, dangerous moves, and all kinds of other stuff in that match.

[70] .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.^ The use of weapons is legal, and the match ends in pinfall.
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^ In others there will be objects above all of the turnbuckles.
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^ 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.
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[71] .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.^ The Feast or Fired match is a pole match featured in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling .
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^ 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 .
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^ In the match four of the six ringposts have poles attached, and a briefcase hangs from each pole.
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Feast or Fired

.The Feast or Fired match is a pole match featured in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.^ The Feast or Fired match is a pole match featured in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling .
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^ Total Nonstop Action Wrestling calls this match a "Barbed Wire Massacre".
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^ 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 .
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.In the match four of the six ringposts have poles attached, and a briefcase hangs from each pole.^ In the match four of the six ringposts have poles attached, and a briefcase hangs from each pole.
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^ 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 .
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^ 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.
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.The match features a large group of participants, who attempt to scale the turnbuckles and grab the cases.^ Who all will participate in this match?
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^ A-Team (n) A group of wrestlers who are currently participating on A-shows [dfn.
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^ A participant involved in a Gauntlet match may be said to be "running the gauntlet", although in most cases this designation is reserved for those who are involved for most of the match.
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.Grabbing the case and leaving the ring with both feet touching the floor determines the four winners.^ Grabbing the case and leaving the ring with both feet touching the floor determines the four winners.
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^ After nailing him, Midnight Rider left the ring to grab a chair, which he promptly smashed over Carnage's head, leaving him laid out in the ring.
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^ The cage match saw both Orndorff and Hogan climb over the top of the cage and touch the floor at the same time.
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Inside the cases are:
.Before any of the cases are opened all four winners are given the chance to forfeit their case and avoid being fired but also possibly sacrificing a title shot.^ A TNA World Heavyweight Championship title shot A TNA X Division Championship title shot A TNA World Tag Team Championship title shot A pink slip that forces the owner of the case to be fired Before any of the cases are opened all four winners are given the chance to forfeit their case and avoid being fired but also possibly sacrificing a title shot.
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^ 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.
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^ Griffin is on the fast track to a title shot in one of the game’s toughest divisions, and gets his chance to really prove himself against Marcus “Maximus” Aurelio.

.This circumstance has once been met by way of a "Feast, Fired or Fifty Grand" match, in which the winning competitor has the option to exchange their case for a $50,000 prize, or for another "Feast or Fired" winner's case.^ In order to win this match, a competitor must set his opponent on fire.
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^ In the Toronto territory he exchanged wins with British Empire Champion Billy Watson, taking a non-title match on Sept.

^ In most case, if the Playboy cover girl is in a match at Mania which does not involve the women’s championship, they will win.

.In this match the allocated time period during which you must cash in the title opportunity is not stated, all that has been said is it can be cashed in "Anywhere, Anytime". Also, all but three Feast Or Fired winners has cashed in their briefcase and won their title match.^ The winner gets a title match at Wrestlemania.

^ What was the greatest title match of all time?
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^ Also, all but one Money In The Bank winner has cashed in their briefcase and won their title match.
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.Another, uncommon, variation is to replace 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.^ 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.
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^ There, in a match between Buff Bagwell and Chris Kanyon , the pole was replaced by a forklift, and the "object" held therein was Judy Bagwell, Buff's mother.
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^ Another 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 or else lose.
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Strap match

.A Strap match, known by many names and done with many slight variations, is any match where the competitors are placed on the opposite ends of a restraint to keep them in close physical proximity.^ 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.
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^ A Strap match, known by many names and done with many slight variations, is any match where the competitors are placed on the opposite ends of a restraint to keep them in close physical proximity.
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^ Multi-competitor match variations .
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.By definition the strap—and anything tied to it—are considered legal and in play weapons.^ By definition the strap — and anything tied to it — are considered legal and in play weapons.
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^ By definition the strap—and anything tied to it—are considered legal and in play weapons.
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.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.^ 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 .
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^ Four Corners match is a match where four wrestlers are involved).
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^ One of the most common ways a wrestler can be "put over" is by winning a match.
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.Because of the strap's legality, and subsequent use as a choking device, submissions are generally not allowed.^ Because of the strap's legality, and subsequent use as a choking device, submissions are generally not allowed.
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^ The strap can be used to beat, choke, and jerk, and the winner is the first man to drag his opponent around the ring twice.

^ In WCW, my favorite title was the Cruiserweight Title because it allowed several talented workers to showcase their stuff in matches that were generally very good.
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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 gimmicks (i.e. Russian Chain match, Indian Strap match, Samoan strap match). .Common restraints include a belt, bullrope (length of rope with a cow bell in the center), steel chains, one to two foot "leash," or leather strap.^ Common restraints include a belt , bullrope (length of rope with a cowbell in the center), steel chains , one to two foot " leash ," or leather strap.
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^ Common restraints include a belt , bullrope (length of rope with a cow bell in the center), steel chains , one to two foot " leash ," or leather strap.
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^ Russian Strap Match : The wrestlers are chained but not by the neck Short Leash : The wrestlers are connected by a one to two foot "leash".
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.In the dog collar variation, the wrestlers are connected at the neck by dog collars.^ In the dog collar variation, the wrestlers are connected at the neck by dog collars .
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^ Russian Strap Match : The wrestlers are chained but not by the neck Short Leash : The wrestlers are connected by a one to two foot "leash".
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^ Dog Collar Match : This is where chains are used and are strapped to the necks of both wrestlers.
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Tables match

Chris Jericho and Shawn Michaels on a table at a 2008 house show in Puerto Rico.
.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.^ Also can be a Buck Naked Match in which a wrestler must strip her opponent completely naked to win the match.
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^ In order to win this match, a competitor must set his opponent on fire.
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^ One of the most common ways a wrestler can be "put over" is by winning a match.
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.Tables matches can be contested with tag teams, under both elimination[77] and one "fall" rules.^ Tag-team match variations .
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^ It is sometimes contested under hardcore rules .
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^ Tag team match variations .
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[78] .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.^ 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.
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^ In order to win this match, a competitor must set his opponent on fire.
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^ A variation is the Flaming Tables Match , an Extreme Championship Wrestling specialty match, where the tables are set on fire, and the only way to win is to put opponents through the lit tables.
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[79] .Another variation is the two out of three tables match.^ Two out of three falls .
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^ Back then, all the matches were a best two out of three falls.

^ That was the two out of three falls match with Flair.

.There is also another type called the three table showdown which can only be won when one wrestler puts his opponent through three tables but it does not have to be at the same time.^ There can be only one.
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^ In all variants, there can be only one winning team or wrestler.
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^ There is also another type called the three table showdown which can only be won when one wrestler puts his opponent through 3 tables but it does not have to be at the same time.
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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.^ A match in which both wrestlers wrap their fists in tape to enable them to punch harder and without hurting their hands.
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^ Taped fist match .
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^ Taped Fist match .
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[80] .In one variation, the Taipei Death match, the taped fists are dipped in super glue, then broken glass.^ In one variation, the Taipei Death match, the taped fists are dipped in super glue , then broken glass.
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^ A variation of the match exists, the Taipei Death match, in which the taped fists are dipped in super glue , then broken glass.
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^ Taped fist match .
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Enclosure-based variations

.Some matches take place in specific enclosed environments.^ This match takes place on a scaffold above the ring.
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^ Some matches take place in specific enclosed environments.
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^ According to some historians, the first "cage match" on any kind took place on July 2 1937 in Atlanta, Georgia .
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.Although the majority of these enclosures are set up either in or around the ring, some of them are placed apart from it.^ Although the majority of these enclosures are set up either in or around the ring , some of them are placed apart from it.
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^ Some surprises....I'm predicting at least one, if not all three of these people showing up at Wrestlemania....Shawn Michaels, Scott Steiner, and Bret Hart.

^ Hopefully, he'll either retire graciously, or come back to the WWF and tear the place up.

.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.^ Typically, all other standard rules (pinfall, submission, etc.
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^ The match can end by pinfall, submission, or knockout.

^ 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.
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Cages

TNA's six sided steel cage, as seen at Lockdown 2007
.Cages are one of the oldest form of enclosures used in professional wrestling.^ TNA's six sided steel cage, as seen at Lockdown 2007 Cages are one of the oldest form of enclosures used in professional wrestling.
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^ File:TNA Six Sides of Steel.jpg TNA's six sided steel cage, as seen at Lockdown 2007 Cages are one of the oldest form of enclosures used in professional wrestling.
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^ Professional used dog cage professional test services thailand professional skateboarder for elements chad tim professional tuba player professor peter collins.
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.According to some historians, the first "cage match" of any kind took place on July 2, 1937 in Atlanta, Georgia.^ Seven matches took place that night.

^ This match took place in Japan, July 2002.

^ According to some historians, the first "cage match" on any kind took place on July 2 1937 in Atlanta, Georgia .
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[82] .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.^ The ring is surrounded by barbed wire.
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^ When the action spilled out of the ring, the pair took it to the next level.

^ Seven matches took place that night.

[83] .They have evolved a great deal over time, changing from chicken wire[84] to steel bars to chain-link fencing (the latter is now the standard, due to it being cheaper to manufacture, lighter to transport, and more flexible and thus safer for the wrestlers).^ They have evolved a great deal over time, changing from chicken wire to steel bars to chain-link fencing .
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^ They have evolved a great deal over time, changing from chicken wire [ 92 ] to steel bars to chain-link fencing .
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^ Results from BoneKrushers 2-03-07 Superstar Tony Bryant announced that he had changed his mind and he wanted to face Tiny Tim, who was just announced as not being in the building due to transportation difficulties.
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.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 worst match was probably the steel cage match.

^ This match takes place on a scaffold above the ring.
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^ This match was steel cage match between these two wrestling superstars.

.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.^ The object of this match is to win by pinfall.
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^ If not, the match is over and the man on his feet wins.

^ The match can end by pinfall, submission, or knockout.

.Total Nonstop Action Wrestling formerly referred to their cage matches as Six Sides of Steel in reference to their six sided ring necessitating a six sided cage, but this was reverted when TNA got back to the classic 4-sided ring.^ The Feast or Fired match is a pole match featured in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling .
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^ This match was steel cage match between these two wrestling superstars.

^ Steel cage match .
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Doomsday Cage match

.Also called a Tower of Doom, Russo's Revenge or the Doomsday Cage is a three story cage—the middle one split into two rooms—all of which house wrestlers.^ Also called a Tower of Doom , this match involves a three-story cage on top of a ring.
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^ Also called a Tower of Doom, the Doomsday Cage is a three story cage—the middle one split into two rooms—all of which house wrestlers.
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^ Also called a Tower of Doom, Russo's Revenge or the Doomsday Cage is a three story cage—the middle one split into two rooms—all of which house wrestlers.
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.The object of the match is for a team of wrestlers to fight their way from the top cage to the bottom, where pinfalls and submissions come into play.^ The object of this match is to win by pinfall.
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^ The object of the match is for a team of wrestlers to fight their way from the top cage to the bottom, where pinfalls and submissions come into play.
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^ The match can end by pinfall, submission, or knockout.

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Inferno match

.The ring is surrounded by fire.^ The ring is surrounded by fire.
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^ Main article: Inferno match In this match, the ring is surrounded by fire, carefully controlled by the ring crew.
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^ Similarly, a Human Torch match only ends when one competitor sets the other on fire, but does not have flames surrounding the ring.
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.The only way to win is to set your opponent on fire using the flames provided.^ The only way to win is by knockout or submission.
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^ The net is attached to the ropes, and the only way to win is by pinning the opponent in the net.
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^ In order to win this match, a competitor must set his opponent on fire.
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.The flames allegedly reach heights of six feet tall and temperatures of five hundred degrees Fahrenheit.^ He was described as being about five feet, six inches tall and wearing a pair of overall, covered by a light top coat.

^ He wrestled in Hawaii as the tag team partner of GIANT BABA. SAKAGUCHI stood six feet seven inches tall (6'7").

Electrified Cage match

.For this match the cage is electrified.^ For this match the cage is electrified.
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^ Electrified Cage match .
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^ 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.
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.Usually the only way to win is by escaping the cage, though some companies allow a pinfall to decide victory.^ The only way to win is by knockout or submission.
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^ Usually the only way to win is by escaping the cage, though some companies allow a pinfall to decide victory.
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^ The ring is surrounded by a high steel cage and the only way to win is by pinfall.
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.The electricity is turned on and off at intervals, allowing the participants a chance at escape or otherwise utilize the cage structure.^ The electricity is turned on and off at intervals, allowing the participants a chance at escape or otherwise utilize the cage structure.
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^ The cage is turned off in certain intervals, allowing the participants a chance at escape.
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^ 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.
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They can also win by submission. [87]

Elimination Chamber match

The Elimination Chamber structure.
.The Elimination Chamber is a large, circular steel cage which surrounds the ring entirely, including creating a grated floor area on the apron.^ 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.
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^ Main article: Elimination Chamber The ring is surrounded by a steel chain-link cage, the boundaries of which extend outside the ring but the outside floor of which is made of rough steel and reaches the level of the ring apron.
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^ IMPACT CHAMBER , a steel cage standing fifteen feet above the ground.
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.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.^ 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.
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^ There are six competitors, of whom two start the match while the other four are confined in the chambers.
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^ Its competitors were two teams of four wrestlers.
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.As the name implies, wrestlers are eliminated one-by-one until only one remains.^ As the name implies, wrestlers are eliminated one-by-one until only one remains.
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^ Another variation, called a Scaffold Cage Match , is when the wrestlers beat each other until one is knocked off of the scaffold and into the ring.
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^ The loser of each week’s Elimination Chase match would be cut from the running until there was only one man left standing."
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[88] .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.^ TNA has a pay-per-view Jan.
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^ 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.
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^ PAY PER VIEW: $29.95.

.The metal is black and the chambers are made of 'bulletproof' glass.^ The metal is black and the chambers are made of 'bulletproof' glass.
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.The chamber is 36 feet (11 m) in diameter and is composed of 16 tons of steel and 2 miles (3.2 km) of chain.^ The chamber is 36 feet in diameter and is composed of 10 tons of steel and 2 miles of chain.
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^ The chamber is 36 feet (11 m) in diameter and is composed of 10 tons of steel and 2 miles (3.2 km) of chain.
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^ IMPACT CHAMBER , a steel cage standing fifteen feet above the ground.
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Lion's Den match

.The Lion's Den match aimed to mimic the look and feel of mixed martial arts matches.^ The Lion's Den match aimed to mimic the look and feel of mixed martial arts matches.
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^ Lion's Den match .
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^ I’m a big fan, a big fan of Mixed Martial Arts.

.A sloping, angular, steel cage was set up, with rules stating that the only way to achieve victory was through knockout or submission.^ The only way to win is by knockout or submission.
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^ A sloping, angular, steel cage was set up, with rules stating that the only way to achieve victory was through knock out or submission.
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^ Victory is achieved by pinfall or submission.
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Punjabi Prison match

.The Punjabi Prison match, named after the Punjab region that The Great Khali (the match's 'founder') is billed from, consists of two large bamboo cages.^ The Punjabi Prison match , first seen at the 2006 Great American Bash , consists of two large bamboo cages.
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^ Also, is there any match for the great khali yet?
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^ Punjabi Prison match .
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.The first being four sided and standing 16 feet (4.8 m) tall, while the second has eight sides and stands 20 feet (6 m) surrounding the first.^ The first — four sided and 16 feet (4.8 meters) tall — surrounds the ring, while the second—20 feet (6 meters) tall with eight sides — surrounds the first.
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^ The first being four sided and standing 16 feet (4.8 m) tall, while the second has eight sides and stands 20 feet (6 m) surrounding the first.
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^ The first, four sided and 16 feet tall and surrounding the ring with the second standing 20 feet tall with eight sides and surrounding the first cage.
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.The inner cage has a four foot (1.2 m) by four foot door on each of its sides, with a referee standing by to open them at a wrestler's request.^ The cage surrounding the ring 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.
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^ The inner cage has a four foot (1.2 m) by four foot door on each of its sides, with a referee standing by to open them at a wrestler's request.
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^ The cages were cut off from each other, with doors controlled from outside by referees, who only opened them for two-minute intervals.
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.Each door may only be opened once and is only allowed to remain open for sixty seconds, after which it is padlocked.^ Each door may only be opened once and is only allowed to remain open for sixty seconds, after which it is padlocked .
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^ Each door may only be opened once and remain that way for sixty seconds, after which it is padlocked for the remainder of the match.
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^ Considering the danger involved in allowing a current to run through water, this match was only used once in FMW in 1994, which was known for its extreme hardcore matches.
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.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.^ All four men end up fighting.
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^ All four guys end up in the crowd on opposite sides.

^ Should all four doors be locked before a wrestler escapes the inner cage, they are forced to climb out over the top, where the bamboo is fashioned into "razor-sharp" spikes.
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.Between the two cages are sometimes placed two tables, upon which are weapons (both "medieval" and "bamboo" variations of standard wrestling weapons).^ Two cages are placed at ringside, inside each of which is locked a manager with a weapon.
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^ This match was steel cage match between these two wrestling superstars.

^ Between the two cages are placed two tables, upon which are weapons (both "medieval" and bamboo variations of standard wrestling weapons).
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.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.^ They were both excellent wrestlers.

^ 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.
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^ Once a wrestler has escaped the first cage, they must climb over and out of the second cage.
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Thundercage

.World Championship Wrestling's Thundercage, like the Thunderdome in the film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, is a large domed structure of steel bars engulfing the ring.^ World Championship Wrestling (1993–2001) .
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^ World Championship Wrestling 's Thundercage, like the Thunderdome in the film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome , is a large domed structure of steel bars engulfing the ring.
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^ World Championship Wrestling (1995-2000) .
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.Although it does not have a top, the sides curve in to prevent escape.^ Although it does not have a top, the sides curve in to prevent escape.
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^ A Thundercage is a cage with no roof, but whose sides curve inward at the top to prevent escape.
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.Mexico's AAA promotion tweaked the concept with Domo De La Muerte, which uses a similar cage but only allows victory by escaping through a hole at the top center.^ Used by the AAA promotion in Mexico.
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^ Mexico's AAA promotion tweaked the concept with Domo De La Muerte, which uses a similar cage but only allows victory by escaping through a hole at the top center.
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^ Usually the only way to win is by escaping the cage, though some companies allow a pinfall to decide victory.
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.This variation is also used in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where it is called the Steel Asylum.^ This variation is also used in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling , where it is called the Steel Asylum.
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^ Total Nonstop Action Wrestling calls this match a "Barbed Wire Massacre".
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^ 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 .
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.In AAA it is typically used for a multi-man luchas de apuestas with the last man standing in the cage losing his mask or hair.^ Fans voted for Last Man Standing.

^ The last man standing is then declared the winner.
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^ Last Man Standing match .
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.The Thunderdome is a variation on the Thundercage, with the area near the top of the cage electrified.^ The Thunderdome is a variation on the Thundercage, with the area near the top of the cage electrified.
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^ A specific match which takes place inside the Thundercage with the area near the top of the cage electrified.
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^ When all competitors have entered the ring, a roof is lowered onto the top of the cage, with various weapons hanging from it.
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.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.^ 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.
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^ The Last Man Standing Match is a hardcore-style match where the only way to win is by knockout .
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^ The only way to win is when one competitor's "terminator", usually a manager who stands outside of the ring, throws in the towel.
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.In another variation of this match, each pinned competitor in the match is handcuffed to the cage.^ In another variation of this match, each pinned competitor in the match is handcuffed to the cage.
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^ Multi-competitor match variations .
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^ Another variation is the Iron Circle Match .
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[91] .The last man left in the match is given a key to unlock his teammates to attack the other team, who are still handcuffed.^ When was your last match and who was it with?
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^ The last man left in the match is given a key to unlock his teammates to attack the other team, who are still handcuffed.
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^ Similarities exist in that teammates still depend on each other in team competition.

[91].

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.^ Triple Cage match .
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^ A Triple Cage match involves three cages stacked on top of each other, with each cage decreasing in size from the bottom up.
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^ Also called a Tower of Doom , this match involves a three-story cage on top of a ring.
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.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 and exit the cage.^ The winner is the first competitor to obtain this object.
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^ 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.
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^ 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 and exit the cage.
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[92] .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.^ There were two doors leading into the cage.

^ The match saw TWO referees get knocked down before it was all over....
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^ 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.
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.The cages were cut off from each other, with doors controlled from outside by referees, who only opened them for two-minute intervals.^ The cages were cut off from each other, with doors controlled from outside by referees, who only opened them for two-minute intervals.
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^ Ummm, where is the other referee who mans the door?

^ Two special guests who were in attendance tonight were former WWE referee Dave Hebner (who was twice mistakenly called EARL Hebner!
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[93]

WarGames

.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 war’s finished and another begins.

^ Sometimes two or three months.
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^ The worst match was probably the steel cage match.

.One man from each team starts out with another from either team at random entering the cage via a timed interval.^ One man from each team starts out with another from either team at random entering the cage via a timed interval.
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^ They're no strangers to one another, as Doe & Mike have done battle in tag team matches, multi-man matches, and had many memorable matches several years ago.
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^ You're hanging out with a man with one leg.

.The winning team must get a member of another team to submit after all members of each team are in the cage.^ The winning team must get a member of another team to submit after all members of each team are in the cage.
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^ In team matches, a team typically loses when all of its members are individually eliminated.
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^ The match ended when all members of the team entered the ring at the same time and ignored all the rules.

.In ECW, this was known as an Ultimate Jeopardy match.^ In ECW , this was known as an Ultimate Jeopardy match.
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^ In ECW , this was known as an Ultimate Jeopardy match .
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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.^ This card consisted of three championship matches, plus two single matches.

^ The other halves of their teams accompanied them to the ring.
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^ The Feast or Fired match is a pole match featured in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling .
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.The staggered entry system is identical, but weapons are permitted and are even provided.^ The staggered entry system is identical, but weapons are permitted and are even provided.
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^ The staggered entry system is identical, but weapons are permitted and victory can be attained by pinfall.
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.When all competitors have entered the ring, a roof is lowered onto the top of the cage, with various weapons hanging from it.^ When all competitors have entered the ring, a roof is lowered onto the top of the cage, with various weapons hanging from it.
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^ True competitors come in all shapes and sizes, and in varying degrees of natural talent.

^ The match ended when all members of the team entered the ring at the same time and ignored all the rules.

.Victory can be attained by pinfall or submission.^ Victory can be achieved by pinfall or submission.
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^ Victory can be attained by pinfall or submission.
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^ Victory is achieved by pinfall or submission.
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.This match has become a staple of TNA's Lockdown pay per view every April, where every match is contested inside a cage, but has also made appearances at other TNA pay per views.^ PAY PER VIEW: $29.95.

^ The King of the Mountain Match is a "reverse ladder match" contested exclusively in TNA at their Slammiversary Pay-Per-View.
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^ Images, 0 Videos Pay-per-view .
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Xscape Match
.The Xscape match is featured annually at the Lockdown all-steel-cage pay-per-view in April.^ The worst match was probably the steel cage match.

^ The Xscape match is featured annually at the Lockdown all-steel-cage pay-per-view in April.
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^ Steel cage match .
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.This variation of the Lockdown Match has 4-6 competitors and is a two stage process.^ This variation of the Lockdown Match has 4-6 competitors and is a two stage process.
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^ Main article: Xscape Match This variation of the Lockdown Match has 4-6 competitors and is a two stage process.
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^ Multi-competitor match variations .
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.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.^ There were two doors leading into the cage.

^ As the name implies, wrestlers are eliminated one-by-one until only one remains.
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^ 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.
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.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.^ This match was in your face all the way.
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^ The two faced off in a display of power.
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^ The only way to win is by knockout or submission.
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Several-sided match variations

.There are a few match types that involves several (as in, more than two) sides.^ There are no more matches to describe.

^ Matches are held between two or more sides ("corners").
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^ However, as the championship matches will always receive more attention and time, there are more than enough contenders for us to consider.
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Basic non-elimination matches

.The most common example of a non-elimination match is the Three Way match (Triple Threat is trademarked by WWE and it was known by the no-longer WCW as a "Triangle" match), where three wrestlers battle it out under standard rules.^ Non-standard matches .
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^ The match that set the standard for ECW. The three-way dance.
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^ 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.
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.However, one distinction from a singles match is that these matches usually omit disqualifications.^ However, one distinction from a singles match is that these matches usually omit disqualifications.
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^ An 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 ( Marquess of Queensberry ) or boastful for one combatant.
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^ A singles match that can be won by either making one's opponent quit via submission maneuver, or by rendering one's opponent physically unable to continue.
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.In many promotions, however, there are typically no distinctions between the two terms.^ There were two problems however.

^ In many promotions, however, there are typically no distinctions between the two terms.
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^ Many would say that this has been a long-time coming after the tension between the two has been building since Keego's initial appearance on the show in late January.

.The Four-Way match is similar (the Fatal Four Way match is trademarked by WWE, and was known by WCW as a "Four Way Dance"), but involves four wrestlers.^ A very exciting match involving four top notch wrestlers.

^ Four Corners match is a match where four wrestlers are involved).
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^ After the match, the Zodiacs promised victory in the Fatal Four Way at FanFest.
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.Popular American independent promotion, USA Xtreme Wrestling (USA Pro Wrestling) hosted a match involving 8-12 competitors known as the 8 Ball Challenge.^ Analysts grapple with the popularity of pro wrestling.

^ Pro Wrestling Big 12..
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^ Popular American independent promotion, USA Xtreme Wrestling (USA Pro Wrestling) hosted a match involving 8-12 competitors known as the 8 Ball Challenge.
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.These types of matches can be used in certain situations to take a title off a wrestler, without "weakening" him in the process.^ Caddock takes the match and the title.

^ These types of matches can be used in certain situations to take a title off a wrestler, without "weakening" him in the process.
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^ Some of them are especially crowd pleasing and occur relatively frequently, while others are developed so as to advance an angle , and thus, such match types are used rarely.
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.The Triangle match combines elements of tag team wrestling with multi-competitor wrestling.^ Tag-team match variations .
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^ Tag team match variations .
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^ Multi-competitor match variations .
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.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.^ Two out of three falls match .
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^ It also differentiates this match from the other two since this is in fact starting on the outside.

^ One referee would be in the ring and the other would be stationed outside the ring.

.Thus, while being tagged out may afford time to recuperate, one cannot win unless they are tagged back in.^ Thus, while being tagged out may afford time to recuperate, one cannot win unless they are tagged back in.
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^ Everybody’s back from the first film except for Willem Dafoe, who probably laughed until he passed out when they asked him to do it.

^ Get into the DeLorean with James Rolfe as he takes a ride back to 1955 for one of the greatest time...
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.The Six-Pack Challenge is similar, but involves 6 wrestlers, with 4 men outside the ring at a given time.^ The Fatal Four-Way Match is similar, but involves four wrestlers, likewise the Six-Pack Challenge is one where six wrestlers are involved.
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^ The Six-Pack Challenge is similar, but involves 6 wrestlers, with 4 men outside the ring at a given time.
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^ Who was the toughest wrestler outside of the ring?
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The Triangle match can be expanded to accompany more wrestlers (i.e. the Four Corners match is a match where four wrestlers are involved).
.Six-Man Mayhem is a unique multi-competitor match used mainly in Ring of Honor.^ 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).
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^ Six-man Mayhem .
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^ Six-Man Mayhem is a unique multi-competitor match used mainly in Ring of Honor .
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.It involves six wrestlers, with two actively in the ring, and four others outside standing at the turnbuckles.^ Four Corners match is a match where four wrestlers are involved).
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^ Four Corners Match is a match where four wrestlers are involved) .
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^ It involves six wrestlers, with two actively in the ring, and four others outside standing at the turnbuckles.
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.Instead of tagging in and out to become legal, the outside wrestlers enter the ring using "Mexican" rules—entering the ring as soon as another leaves.^ Tags are not needed as when one wrestler leaves the ring, another can just come in.
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^ Instead of tagging in and out to become legal, the outside wrestlers enter the ring using " Mexican " rules—entering the ring as soon as another leaves.
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^ There, the walls of the enclosure can be legally used as a way to damage opposing wrestlers.
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.World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has used this match, calling it a Six-Pack Challenge.^ WWE by Tony Lee Roleplaying game in the world of World Wrestling Entertainment.
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^ Well, it is called World Wrestling Entertainment ...
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^ World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has used this match, calling it a Six-Pack Challenge.
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Championship Scramble

.WWE features a match called the Championship Scramble in which none of the wrestlers are eliminated.^ WWE features a match called the Championship Scramble in which none of the wrestlers are eliminated.
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^ On this night, 4 wrestlers competed in an elimination scramble match.

^ This match has become a yearly occurence in TRP and this year it will feature 31 wrestlers competing to earn a future title shot.

.Two wrestlers start the match and every five minutes another wrestler enters until all five participants are present.^ After the last wrestler enters, there is a five minute time limit.
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^ Two wrestlers start the match and every five minutes another wrestler enters until all five participants are present.
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^ Five title matches in all.

.After the last wrestler enters, there is a five minute time limit.^ Fall, with a 30 minute time limit.

^ After the last wrestler enters, there is a five minute time limit.
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^ The match was scheduled to go the regular championship rules of 2 out of three falls with a 1 hour, 1 minute time limit.

.Each time a wrestler scores a pinfall or submission, he becomes the interim or unofficial champion, and such reigns are not recorded as official reigns.^ Each time a wrestler scores a pinfall or submission, he becomes the interim or unofficial champion, and such reigns are not recorded as official reigns.
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^ The goal was to score the most pinfalls or submissions in the allotted time, but these two WWE Superstars put forth such gutsy performances that neither competitor had notched a win in the entire 60 minutes.
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^ Five minutes after the final wrestler enters, the wrestler that scores the last pinfall or submission is declared the winner and the official champion.
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.Five minutes after the final wrestler enters, the wrestler that scores the last pinfall or submission is declared the winner and the official champion.^ WINNER: TJ Donaldson by pinfall in 4 minutes.
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^ After the last wrestler enters, there is a five minute time limit.
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^ The last man standing is then declared the winner.
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Basic elimination matches

.Most matches involving a larger number of competitors are typically elimination matches.^ Most matches involving a larger number of competitors are typically elimination matches.
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^ 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.
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^ In team matches, a team typically loses when all of its members are individually eliminated.
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.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.^ If all the active wrestlers in a match are down inside the ring at the same time, the referee will begin a count (usually 10 seconds).
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^ The match ended when all members of the team entered the ring at the same time and ignored all the rules.

^ 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.
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.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 most common example of an elimination match is the Three-Way Dance , where the first fall would eliminate one wrestler, reducing the match to a standard one-fall match.
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^ The standard for modern matches is one fall.
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^ Two out of three falls match .
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.The Three-Way Dance (when not used as a synonym of the Triple Threat match) is a specialty of Extreme Championship Wrestling.^ The match that set the standard for ECW. The three-way dance.
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^ The Three-Way Dance (when not used as a synonym of the Triple Threat Match) is a specialty of Extreme Championship Wrestling .
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^ The Three-Way Dance (when not used as a synonym of the Triple Threat match) is a specialty of Extreme Championship Wrestling .
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.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 Match is similar, but involves four wrestlers, likewise the Six-Pack Challenge is one where six wrestlers are involved.
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^ The Fatal Four-Way Elimination Match is often used in place of the Four-Way Dance.
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^ A very exciting match involving four top notch wrestlers.

.The Fatal Four-Way Elimination match is often used in place of the Four-Way Dance.^ The Fatal Four-Way Elimination Match is often used in place of the Four-Way Dance.
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^ After the match, the Zodiacs promised victory in the Fatal Four Way at FanFest.
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^ Prior to the main event, four other matches took place.

Battle royal

.A multi-competitor match type in which wrestlers are eliminated until one is left and declared winner.^ Main article: Battle royal (professional wrestling) A multi-competitor match type in which wrestlers are eliminated until one is left and declared winner.
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^ Multi-competitor match variations .
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^ As the name implies, wrestlers are eliminated one-by-one until only one remains.
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.Typical battle royals begin with 20 participants in the ring, who are then eliminated by being thrown over the top rope and having both feet touch the venue floor.^ A wrestler could be pinned or thrown over the top ropes and hit the arena floor to be eliminated.

^ Typical battle royals begin with 20 participants in the ring, who are then eliminated by being thrown over the top rope and having both feet touch the venue floor.
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^ Wrestlers enter at regular intervals, elimination is achieved by being thrown over the top rope and down to the arena floor (both feet do not have to touch), and the last elimination is by pinfall or submission.
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Gauntlet match

.A Gauntlet match is, in a sense, a quick series of one-fall one-on-one matches.^ The standard for modern matches is one fall.
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^ This match is one fall, to a finish.

^ A Gauntlet Match is, in a sense, a quick series of one-fall one-on-one matches.
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.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.^ The last man standing is then declared the winner.
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^ Last Man Standing match .
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^ As the name implies, wrestlers are eliminated one-by-one until only one remains.
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.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.^ Wrestlers can be over as either faces or heels.
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^ World Championship Wrestling (1993–2001) .
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^ World Wrestling Federation conducted this wrestling match in first match of this series.

.A participant involved in a Gauntlet match may be said to be "running the gauntlet", although in most cases this designation is reserved for those who are involved for most of the match.^ A participant involved in a Gauntlet match may be said to be "running the gauntlet", although in most cases this designation is reserved for those who are involved for most of the match.
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^ A wrestler who is doing this is said to be "running the gauntlet."
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^ 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.
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.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.^ 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.
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^ Her favorite type of match is Tag Team matches.

^ 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.
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.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.^ 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.
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^ World Championship Wrestling (1993–2001) .
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^ World Championship Wrestling (1986–1991) .
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.Recently in WWE, the match has commonly been referred to as a Cruiserweight Open whenever involving cruiserweights.^ 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.
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^ Matches and segments involving the Knockouts , a term used by TNA to refer to its female talent, have contributed to drawing some of the better ratings of Impact shows.
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^ Booker the person in charge of setting up matches and writing angles;[1] referred to as the "Creative Team" by WWE. It is the wrestling equivalent to a screenwriter.
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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.^ Two more matches will be added to the card.

^ 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.
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^ This match had two four-member teams, and was held once.
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.Every 3 or 5 minutes the teams will switch.^ Every 3 or 5 minutes the teams will switch.
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.The first team to get a pinfall wins.^ The first team to get a pinfall wins.
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^ The first stage was a standard tag team match, which BLK-OUT was able to win with an assisted double-stomp maneuver.
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^ This will be the first time we've ever teamed together, but the respect is there and that will lead us to the win," said Seth Shai.
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.It is sometimes contested under hardcore rules.^ It is sometimes contested under hardcore rules .
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^ Sometimes performed with hardcore rules .
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^ An 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 ( Marquess of Queensberry ) or boastful for one combatant.
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Series variations

.Sometimes, a match is considered as a series of smaller matches, which may take place concurrently, consecutively, or even in different shows.^ Sometimes, a match is considered as a series of smaller matches, which may take place concurrently, consecutively, or even in different shows.
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^ This match takes place on a scaffold above the ring.
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^ The Undertaker seriously considered this and decided to show his power.

.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.^ God, I think it was when I was in a 2 out of 3 fall match.
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^ The match was 2 out of three falls to a television curfew.

^ 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 .
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.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.^ Four Corners match is a match where four wrestlers are involved).
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^ Four Corners Match is a match where four wrestlers are involved) .
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^ 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.
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.Series matches may involve the same match throughout, or may use different matches for some or all of the series.^ Series matches may involve the same match throughout, or may use different matches for some or all of the series.
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^ Some of them are especially crowd pleasing and occur relatively frequently, while others are developed so as to advance an angle , and thus, such match types are used rarely.
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^ Finally, Vince McMahon decided to conduct a match between The Undertaker and The Rock at WWF Raw on 29 th May 2000 means same night.

.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).^ Four Corners match is a match where four wrestlers are involved).
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^ Four Corners Match is a match where four wrestlers are involved) .
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^ Series matches may involve the same match throughout, or may use different matches for some or all of the series.
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Beat the Clock match

.Beat the Clock match is the name given to each match in a series of matches between different wrestlers to see which wrestler can win their match the fastest.^ Beat the Clock match .
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^ Beat the Clock match is the name given to each match in a series of matches between different wrestlers to see which wrestler can win their match in the shortest amount of time, generally with some kind of prize or contendership being bestowed to the overall winner.
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^ Beat the Clock matches often have all of the wrestlers involved winning their matches.
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.These matches are typically held on the same night, and the fastest winner is typically awarded a title shot or other prize.^ They wanted their title shot that night.
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^ The winner gets a title match at Wrestlemania.

^ Finally, Vince McMahon decided to conduct a match between The Undertaker and The Rock at WWF Raw on 29 th May 2000 means same night.

.On one known case there has been a draw in a Beat the Clock challenge when Triple H, Jeff Hardy and Vladimir Kozlov were all attempting to secure a title match at Armageddon.^ Beat the Clock match .
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^ It was a title match, after all.

^ Our next Beat the Clock Challenge is...

In this case, both competitors were granted a title shot, making it a three-way match

Elimination Chase

.The Elimination Chase, first used in WWE's ECW brand in 2007, is a series of multi-competitor, one fall matches, with the loser of the fall being eliminated from future matches until one competitor remains.^ 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 the fall being eliminated from future matches until one competitor remains.
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^ A Gauntlet match is, in a sense, a quick series of one-fall one-on-one matches.
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^ The standard for modern matches is one fall.
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Best of Seven Series

.The Best of Seven Series match is a match where wrestlers must achieve four to seven victories of a specific nature in a specific order before each other.^ Three Strikes), is one where wrestlers must achieve three victories of a specific nature in a specific order before the other.
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^ In four of the Best of aWa DVD Matches.
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^ The Best of Seven Series match is a match where wrestlers must achieve four to seven victories of a specific nature in a specific order before each other.
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.The extra matches in the series may not be used if one of the participants has achieved four wins, thus winning the entire series.^ The extra matches in the series may not be used if one of the participants has achieved a four win lead, thus winning the entire series.
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^ Some of them are especially crowd pleasing and occur relatively frequently, while others are developed so as to advance an angle , and thus, such match types are used rarely.
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^ Some of them are major crowd pleasing and occur relatively frequently, while others are developed so as to advance an angle , and thus, such match types are used rarely.
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  2. ^ Foley, Mick. Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks (p.193)
  3. ^ "Ring of Honor: Fifth Year Festival: Finale". Online World of Wrestling. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/results/roh/070304.html. Retrieved 2008-03-05. 
  4. ^ Randy Savage vs Crush. (1994-03-20). WrestleMania X. [television production]. World Wrestling Federation. 
  5. ^ "2005 Destination X results". Online World of Wrestling. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/results/tnappv/destinationx05.html. Retrieved 2008-03-05. 
  6. ^ a b "2007 Wrestling almanac & book of facts". Wrestling’s historical cards (Kappa Publishing): pp. 126–127. 2007. 
  7. ^ "WCW Monday Nitro results - September 4, 2000". DDT Digest. 2000-09-04. http://www.ddtdigest.com/updates/2000091m.htm. Retrieved 2007-06-20. 
  8. ^ "Uncensored 1999 results". DDT Digest. http://www.ddtdigest.com/updates/1999032p.htm. Retrieved 2007-06-20. 
  9. ^ a b Foley, Mick. Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks (p.184)
  10. ^ "TNA iMPACT! results - September 7, 2006". Online World of Wrestling. 2006-09-07. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/results/tnaimpact/060907.html. Retrieved 2007-06-22. "Jim Cornette said he would pick out 10, 12 or 18 TNA fans to act as Lumbjacks with a leather strap..[...]Jim Cornette announced that Jeff Jarrett would face Samoa Joe in a "Fans Revenge Lumberjack Match".." 
  11. ^ "Glory By Honor IV description page". ROHWrestling.com store. http://rohwrestling.com/shoponline.asp?point=moreinfo&catid=&id=1497&pRange=0&iCurrentPage=1. Retrieved 2007-06-28. "Winner Is The First To Hit The Styles/Rave Clash" 
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