Wrestling Matches
These are actual matches wrestled in WWE, WCW and ECW.  Many matches get their names from the city that they take place in.

Match Type Description Event Seen At
#1 Contender's Match A normal match in which the winner is gets a title shot for the aforementioned title some time in the near future WWE No Way Out 2012
2 Out Of 3 Falls A normal match is wrestled, but one wrestler must win two falls before his opponent does. WWE Judgment Day 2001
Ambulance Match To win the match, you must put your opponent in the ambulance and drive it away WWE Survivor Series 2003
Armageddon Match After a pin or submission, if that wrestler can't get up in a ten count they are the loser WWE In Your House: It's Time (Dec. 1996)
Battle Royal Set number of wrestlers in the ring at once. Competitors throw each other over the top rope and the last one left in the ring is the winner. WCW Slamboree 1998
Blind Fold Match Both opponents wrestle with blindfolds on. WWE WrestleMania VII
Brass Knuckles on a Pole Match Brass knuckles are suspended on a poll.  The first wrestler to climb up and get it can use it in the match WWE No Way Out 2002
Broadstreet Bully Match A hardcore match, where anything goes, including the use of weapons WCW Slamboree 1994
Buried Alive Match To win the match, you must bury your opponent alive WWE In Your House: Rock Bottom (Dec. 1998)
Caged Heat Straight Jacket Match A match where a straight jacket must be put on your opponent and then get a win the normal way. WCW Mayhem 2000
Canadian Penalty Box Match The match is wrestled under Canadian rules (which were made up as the match progresses). If a wrestler broke a rule, he would be out of the match for a minute (much like in hockey) WCW Sin 2001
Chamber of Horrors Match A match took place in a cage where there is an electric chair in the middle.  You must put a member of your opponent's team in the chair and pull the switch to electrocute him. WCW Halloween Havoc 1991
Concrete Crypt Match A manager is put in a glass chamber where it is filled with cement if his wrestler does something wrong WWE Great American Bash 2004
Crowbar on a Pole Match A crowbar is placed on a pole over the ring and to win you must grab the crowbar and use it. WCW Starrcade 1999
Cruiserweight Open A gauntlet match featuring Cruiserweight wrestlers WWE WrestleMania XX
Crybaby Match The loser of the match is put in a diaper and powdered, just like a baby WWE In Your House VI (Feb. 1996)
Death Match One loses a match by not being able to get up after a 10 count WCW SuperBrawl 2000
DNA Match You must get your opponent to bleed, in order to get the DNA that is necessary. WCW Halloween Havoc 2000
Dog Collar Match Both wrestlers are linked together by a chain from a collar around their necks. WCW Uncensored 1999
Doomsday Match A team of two have to fight their way through four sections of a three tiered cage, battling four teams of two to win. WCW Uncensored 1996
Down Underwear Match Two female wrestlers compete in an Evening Gown Match (preferably in Australia) WCW Nitro (October 9, 2000)
Duck on a Ladder Match A plastic duck is suspended over the ring and to win you have to set up a ladder and climb up it to retrieve it. WCW Nitro (October 2, 2000)
Evening Gown Match Both female wrestlers wear evening gowns and try to tear their opponents's off to win. WWE Unforgiven 1998
Fatal Four Way Four contestants compete in a match against one-another, either all four in the ring at once or two wrestle and tag in the third and forth WWE Badd Blood 2004
First Blood Match The first wrestler to bleed in the match loses. WWE King of the Ring 1998
Four Corners Evening Gown Match in a Pool A regular Evening Gown match is taken place in a pool instead of a ring WWE Armageddon 1999
Gauntlet Match Two wrestlers start wrestling and the winner wrestles a new opponent.  The winner of that wrestles a new person, and so on until all the contestants are defeated WWE Smackdown (March 18, 2004)
Good Housekeeping Match A match takes place with various household items in the ring, which can be used in the match WWE No Mercy 1999
Hair vs. Hair Match The loser of the match will get his head shaved bald either directly after the pin or for the next TV appearance WCW Bash at the Beach 1998
Handicap Match A match where there is an uneven amount of wrestlers on one side.  For example, 2 on 1 or 3 on 2 WWE WrestleMania V
Hang Up The Boots Match The loser of the match must retire from wrestling; normal rules apply for the actual match WCW World War 3 1998
Hell In The Cell - List of all of 'em An fifteen foot high roofed cage is constructed on the ring apron and a normal match is then wrestled in it. WWE King of the Ring 1998
Hog Pen Match A match that took place in the ring and then they fightto a hog pen full of mud and throw their opponent into it WWE In Your House V (December 1996)
Hollywood Backlot Brawl A fight that took place in the back lot of a Hollywood movie studio, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California WWE WrestleMania XII
Inferno Match Wrestlers wrestle in a ring surrounded by fire; to win you set your opponent on fire. WWE Unforgiven 1998
Iron Circle Match A match takes place in a parking lot with the "ring" made out of automobiles. WWF Fully Loaded 1999
Iron Man Match Wrestlers try to get more wins in a set amount of time. WWE WrestleMania XII
Kennel from Hell Match A match takes place in a cage that is surrounded by a "Hell in the Cell" cage; in between the two cages are attack dogs.  Regular "Hell in the Cell" rules apply WWF Unforgiven 1999
King of the Hill Battle Royal A regular battle royal except that there are two rings side by side to wrestle in NWA Great American Bash 1989
King of the Road Match A regular match that takes place on the back of an 18 wheeler truck that is driving down the road. WCW Uncensored 1995
Ladder Match Championship belts are hung above the ring; in order to win a wrestler must climb a ladder and grab it. WWE Starrcade 1999
Las Vegas Sudden Death Match This match has the added rule of a 10 count knock out, meaning to win the match you knock out your opponent and he can't get up within a count of 10. WCW Halloween Havoc 1997
Lethal Lottery Tag teams are randomly put together and compete in a tournament WCW Nitro (November 13, 200)
Lifeguard Match A match similar to a lumberjack match, but takes place in a beach themed event or arena WCW Bash at the Beach 1995
Lover Her or Leave Her Greenwich Street Fight Match A gimmicked street fight match, where if one of the contestants won, he'd get to marry someone. WWE Summer Slam 1999
Lumberjack Match Wrestlers stand outside the ring and throw the combatant back in if he or she falls out. WCW SuperBrawl V
Minnesota Massacre Match Several wrestlers names are randomly selected to wrestle in a match WCW Nitro (January 8, 2001)
Money in the Bank Ladder Match A traditional ladder match is held, but the winner gets to have a heavyweight title shot sometime within a one year span WWE WrestleMania 22
Nightstick Match A nightstick is suspended on a poll above a ring post and the first wrestler to get it can use it. WWE Survivor Series 1992
People Power Battle Royal A regular battle royal match with the entrances shown on WWE's pre-game YouTube show and the winner gets a title shot in the future for his choice of the US title or the Intercontinental title. WWE Over the Limit 2012
Pinfalls Count Anywhere A match takes place in the whole arena (and sometimes outside of it). WWE Judgment Day 2000
Playboy Evening Gown Match The same as an evening gown match (the female wrestlers wear evening gowns and try to tear their opponents off to win) WWE WrestleMania XX
Raven's Rules Two wrestlers (usually one is the wrestler Raven) wrestle in a no rules match WCW Clash of the Champions (August 21, 1997)
Royal Rumble Two wrestlers start the match then each two minutes another wrestler comes out. To be eliminated you are thrown out of the ring over the top rope WWF Royal Rumble (1989-the Present)
San Francisco 49er's Match A match with four boxes in the corners: three have useable weapons, while one has the title belt (usually held in San Francisco) WCW Nitro (October 2, 2000)
Sicilian Street Fight A no rules match, involving weapons, takes place (usually either in Sicily or between Italians) WCW SuperBrawl 2000
Skins Match - Leather Jacket-on-a-Pole Match This is a regular [BLANK]-on-a-pole match, where the winner climbs the pole to get the leather jacket WCW SuperBrawl 2000
Steel Cage Match A fifteen foot high cage is constructed around the ring to wrestle in. WWE St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Strap Match Two opponents are strapped together from the wrist. To win, a wrestler must drag his or her opponent to all four corners. WWE In Your House: Mind Games
Striptease Match Either the loser or someone accompanying the loser must strip. WWE In Your House: Rock Bottom (Dec. 1998)
Survivor Series Match Two teams of either four or five wrestle together. Each time someone loses, he or she is eliminated from the match. It continues until one side has zero members active. WWE Survivor Series 1993
Tables Match A match where the winner must have a table broken with his opponent on top of it, usually by slamming him through it. WWE Extreme Rules 2012
Thong Stink Face Match Two women wrestle and to win must do a "Stinkface" move (Rikishi's finishing move, where you rub your butt on someone's face who is sitting in the corner) WWE Summer Slam 2000
Triple Threat Match Three wrestlers wrestle in a regular style match, either with all three men or women in the ring at once or two in the ring with tagging in the third wrestlers WWE Vengeance 2002
Tuxedo Match Two men wrestle in a tuxedo, trying to pull his opponent's off to win. NWA Great American Bash 1989