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  Reference.com/Encyclopedia/List of professional wrestling match types
Because professional wrestlings existence has spanned over one hundred years, and many things in it have been recycled, many gimmick match types are actually variations of previous gimmick matches, match types can be organized in to several loose groups.
The story of many of the matches has one wrestler, usually the heel, challenging another to a match to be contested under some kind of rules without going in to detail, then making up rules in their favor as the match progresses and feeding them to the ring announcer.
The Strap match is one of the most varied forms of professional wrestling match type, both in name and implements used, with the name used generally coming from the implement used and one or both of the participants characters (i.e.
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  Professional Wrestling - MSN Encarta
Professional wrestling developed from amateur wrestling, but while the two sports resemble each other in some ways, they are not closely related.
The win-loss record of a professional wrestler, therefore, does not indicate how successful he or she is. Many professional wrestlers never win titles but nonetheless capture the imagination of fans and attract spectators and television viewers to the sport.
Many professional wrestling matches are held in huge arenas that seat thousands of people, but others take place in small venues, such as high school gyms, bingo halls, and halls operated by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
A [5] 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.
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.
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.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: WWE Armageddon
In professional wrestling, a battle royal (sometimes battle royale; plural battles royal) is a multi-competitor match in which wrestlers are eliminated from the match upon being thrown over the top rope and out of the ring, with both feet touching the floor of the venue.
Professional wrestling throws are the application of techniques that involve lifting the opponent up and throwing or slamming him or her down, which makes up most of the action of professional wrestling.
In professional wrestling, a two out of three falls match, or a best of three falls match, is a series of matches (often between two wrestlers or two teams of wrestlers), in which wrestlers attempt to win the majority of matches.
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 Professional wrestling - OTMWiki
In the earlier parts of the 20th Century, "professional wrestling" was at times just that, a professional contest of amateur-style wrestlers competing for a purse with a league structure similar to professional boxing.
Professional wrestling is "simulated" in the sense that the outcomes are predetermined, and their effects upon the opponent exaggerated.
Women have long participated in professional wrestling, first in woman-versus-woman matches that were low on the bill compared to mens' matches, and then later as managers or valets accompanying male wrestlers.
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  The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Match types in professional wrestling are often either notable due to its frequent use, logistics of setup, or a memorable instance of such a match.
Although a retirement match is often held for a wrestler retiring from professional wrestling to honor the wrestler, in storylines a retirement match denotes a match where the loser is forced into retirement.
Handcuff Matches are matches in which wrestlers first attempt to retrieve a pair of handcuffs and then handcuff the opposing wrestler, often to a ring fixture, but sometimes so that the opposing wrestler is unable to make use of their hands.
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 Professional wrestling match types   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Match types in professional wrestling are often either notable due to its frequent use, logistics of setup, or a memorable instance of such a match.
Although a retirement match is often held for a wrestler retiring from professional wrestling to honor the wrestler, in storylines a retirement match denotes a match where the loser is forced into retirement.
Handcuff Matches are matches in which wrestlers first attempt to retrieve a pair of handcuffs and then handcuff the opposing wrestler, often to a ring fixture, but sometimes so that the opposing wrestler is unable to make use of their hands.
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 Backyard Wrestling: The Sincerest Form of Flattery
While the fan-base for Professional Wrestling is wide and encompassing of all ages and races, the subject material and subsequent broadcasts are intended to target white, adolescent, males.
The end of Backyard wrestling matches is usually a result of the fact that Backyard wrestling matches rarely take on the simple and straightforward one-on-one match format that is seen so regularly in professional wrestling.
Backyard Wrestling: This is a general term for the practice of amateur "professional"-style wrestling conducted without formal training and without the limitations of a league.
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 Professional wrestling match types - Glasgledius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The traditional cage match, known as a shark cage match, is won by being the first wrestler to escape the cage and have both feet touch the floor.
The two ways to win the match are to push the opponent off of the scaffold and he/she hits the mat or to grab the flag from the opponent's home base of the scaffold and return it to the other home base.
Alternately the match is fought under one fall rules with the object on the pole considered a legal foreign object.
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 Wrestling in Ancient Nubia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The literary and material culture is replete with evidence illustrating the prevalence of wrestling and the wrestling motif.
All of the Nubian wrestling relief's are from the height of this process of Egyptian imperialization during the New Kingdom.
Anthropologists further suggest that the Negro type of the Gezira hills immigrated to the Nuba hills of southern Kordofan.
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 Professional wrestling match types Information
A recent example of this type of match is the infamous match between Dean Malenko and Billy Kidman during WCW's Souled Out 2000 PPV, where Malenko loses two minutes in by forgetting the rules and escaping to the floor after a Kidman onslaught.
Should the match result in a tie, sudden death overtime may be requested by either wrestler, often accepted (or rejected) by either an opponent or a higher (on-screen) wrestling authority.
The Anus Explosion death match was a match held in Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling on October 29, 1998 in Korakuen Hall where the losers of the death match was later abused with objects or fireworks.
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 match - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Match, short, thin piece of wood, cardboard, or waxed string, tipped with a mixture of fire-producing substances, and used to produce a flame.
Two other types of contests are match races and walkovers.
go with, agree with, complement, tone with, harmonize, accord, coordinate, be compatible, correspond, be alike, match up, tally, be identical, fit,...
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Attacking maneuvers in professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold, or set up...
A ladder match is a type of match used in professional wrestling that is used to refer to two distinct concepts: the f...
Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents.
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 Dover Youth Recreation Wrestling: Our Wrestling News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Wrestling is often referred to as the toughest sport, and in many ways it is, but it is certainly not violent, nor does it lead to unruly or destructive behavior.
Wrestling skills are an enormous asset in a schoolyard brawl or even a street fight, however, wrestling's non-violent nature does not prepare one for other aspects of self-defense such as disabling or disarming an assailant.
Wrestling was later popular in Greek and Egyptian culture, and is prevalent in the architecture of many temples and tombs.
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 Match Look   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Two out of three falls match - In professional wrestling, a two out of three falls match, or a best of three falls match, is a series of matches (often between two wrestlers or two teams of wrestlers), in which wrestlers attempt to win the majority of matches.
Iron Man match - An Iron Man match is a professional wrestling match where the man with the most pinfalls, submissions, count out and disqualification victories at the end of a given time limit is declared the winner.
Should the match result in a tie, sudden death overtime may be requested by either wrestler, often accepted (or rejected) by either an opponent or a higher (on-screen) wrestling authority.
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 Professional wrestling
Professional wrestling is "simulated" in the sense that the outcomes are predetermined, and their effects upon the opponent exaggerated.
The tapout is not a traditional part of professional wrestling; it was introduced during the mid-1990s in response to the increased popularity of mixed martial arts competitions (at a time when people like Ken Shamrock were also arriving in the business), where the tap out has always been accepted.
Women have long participated in professional wrestling, first in woman-versus-woman matches that were low on the bill compared to mens' matches, and then later as managers or valets accompanying male wrestlers.
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 Unreal Stories Review In Wrestling Perspective
Wrestling is a sport living in the eternal now; its future only stretching ahead to the next big card and its past only reaching as far back as the last big card.
Wrestling is about athletics and championship titles, the title, or macguffin in this case, acts as a Holy Grail and provides the basis for the struggle between good and evil to control it.
Professional wrestling is unique, for out of all the major professional sports; it has no real history.
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 GameSpy.com - Review
Legends of Wrestling is a perfect way to take a walk down memory lane and relive the good old days of professional wrestling.
Match types are rather restricted and provide no option to compete in more gruesome matches such as the battle royal and the infamous steel cage.
The venues for the matches are also realistic, as various arenas are completely unique and express a great level of diversity.
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 The Professional Wrestling Resource Page - Profesional Wrestling - Proffessional Wrestling
Modern professional wrestling is commonly associated within a company (often referred to as a fed), where the participants create an entertaining show simulating a dueling match.
The question of whether professional wrestling is a sport comparable to its freestyle, Greco-Roman, and collegiate counterparts can seem irrelevant, maybe even impossible, to compare as the key difference between both concepts is that professional wrestling's main focus is maintaining its audience and profiting as a business rather than as a form of athletic competition.
The match is essentially nullified, and called a draw or, in certain storylines, a restart or extended wrestling period is made possible by an authority figure.
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 Legends of Wrestling II for Xbox Review - Xbox Legends of Wrestling II Review
The steel cage match is set up particularly well because there's actually a door on the side of the cage that must be smashed open before any of the wrestlers can escape, but even after the door is open, wrestlers won't automatically jump off the ring apron to the ground.
The ladder match is also a little different in that the belt is totally out of reach at the beginning of the match, even if a ladder was used.
Legends of Wrestling II also features a tournament mode in which you can compete in standard, tag, or tag team title tournaments, but the game's main attraction is the career mode, which essentially functions as Legends' story mode.
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Like its predecessor, Legends of Wrestling II features a great concept--it allows you to play as some of the greatest personalities in the history of professional wrestling, such as Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, and Andre the Giant.
The problem is that for a sequel, it does nothing to enhance the gameplay found in its predecessor, sans a few new moves and match types.
Legends of Wrestling II is plagued by the same contradiction as every other wrestling videogame, but it has a somewhat rougher time of it than most.
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 WRESTLING -- JACK PFEFER COLLECTION
During the 1920s professional wrestling showed a steady increase in popularity; by the early Depression years it was one of the most lucrative forms of sporting entertainment in the country, receiving broad coverage in the nation's dailies (where it was still treated, by and large, as a legitimate competitive sport).
The days of real, honest-to-goodness wrestling matches are things of the past and we all might just as well get accustomed to the other type because it is the only kind we can see in these days of commercialized sport.
He also never withdrew from his public stance that professional wrestling was pure show, and for a class of patrons who, whatever their gullibility, now went to matches primarily to be entertained, he sought new ways to entertain them.
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 GameSpy: WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2006 Preview
Professional wrestling may technically be "sports entertainment," but THQ is making sure that its wrestling games are taken more seriously as sports sims.
Fans of the WWE Divas may be disappointed that this year's game does not contain the Bra and Panties match, but don't worry -- instead, you'll be able to play the Fulfill Your Fantasy match, which takes thinks to the next level with the lovely wrestling ladies.
THQ is promising 100 different match types in all, so there should be plenty of variety in your fights.
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 1WRESTLING.COM - NEWSLINE - PRO WRESTLING'S DAILY NEWS SOURCE
In the speech, during which I was told he referred to wrestling reporters as “parasites”, he expressed confusion as to why his employees would talk to the wrestling press.
He was said to be really upset that all of the details from the previous pre-television meetings that the company has had recently have been reported.
At the Raw meeting, last week’s Mark Henry vs. Chris Jericho match was the “teaching bout” shown to the masses.
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 G4 - Reviews - WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007
A slew of match types, the ability to create custom wrestlers or Pay-Per-View events, and a roster spanning over 60 past and present stars are series highlights.
All of the key match types from previous games have returned, from the charming "hell in the cell" and "buried alive" events to the popular ladder and table matches with improved features.
There are visual hiccups, the music often sounds like someone hit their thumb with a hammer and screamed into a microphone, the commentary is repetitive and disjointed, and both the career and general manager modes could have used additional tweaks and options for a more robust single-player experience.
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 Referees
A variation of this match is a cross between a Ladder Match and 10,000 Thumbtacks Match called a Thumbtacks Ladder Match in which a ladder is placed in the ring with a reward at the top.
While the outcomes are predetermined, the maneuvers are executed cooperatively and their effects upon the opponent is exaggerated, most moves are real and cause genuine pain (and if performed incorrectly, capable of causing serious injury).
The vast majority of bleeding incidents in wrestling are real, and are typically induced by using hidden razor blades to cut oneself on the forehead; the act of cutting is known in the business and among fans as blading, and bleeding is known as juicing.
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