Team Match: Often but not limited to a Two on Two contest. In which only one member from each team can legally be in the ring at the same time. The legal person in the match can be swapped via tagging their partner while in their appropriate corner, the previously legal competitor has until the referee counts to 5 to leave the ring without being Diqualified. WAW Team Matches also carry an inherent "Tagless Rule" in you can legal person in the match can change when the person who was legal leaves the ring.
WAYS OF ENDING A SINGLES MATCH
- Pinfall: A competitor can win by pinning thier opponent for a three-count while both of the pinned opponent's shoulders are touching the mat. Pinfalls only count in the ring and can be broken if either competitor pinned makes contact with the ropes.
- Submission: A competitor can force thier opponent to tap-out to a submission or quit (from pain). If unable to tap-out (slapping the canvas three times), a competitor can verbally tap-out by saying "I quit" or answers "Yes" to the referee when asked if they want to give up. Submissions only count in the ring and can be broken if either competitor makes contact with the ropes.
- Knock-Out: When either a referee drops the hand of a competitor three times or a competitor literally goes unconscious. A referee will not raise a competitor's hand to test consciousness unless both competitors are in the ring and not in direct contact with the ropes.
- Technical Knock-Out: When the referee decides not to let a competitor continue due to injury.
- Count-Out: When either competitor is unable to stand on his two feet in the ring or get back into the ring from the outside before the referee can count to ten.
- Disqualification: This occurs if the referee sees any of the following events happen INSIDE OF THE RING: interference of an illegal participant in the match, refusing to release an illegal hold, use of a foreign object, attacking the groin area, or assaulting the official. At WAW events, all matches carry an inherent "No Man's Land" condition. In which, action that happen outside of the ring cannot result outside of the ring unless otherwise stated.
- No Contest: When the Referee ends the match due to a going over a matches allotted time limit or the referee deciding they have lost any semblance of order in the match.
VARIATIONS OF STANDARD MATCH TYPES -(These still mostly follow Standard Match Rules of having Disqualification, Ring Outs and Count Outs, but also have other specific conditions added as ways to win.)
Elimination: A sitpulation in which there needs to be three or more opposing competitors or teams. The same "Standard Match" rules apply, and the last surviving competitor or team being the winner(s).
Two Out of Three Falls Match: A Singles Match variation in which a competitor needs to beat thier opponent twice to win.
Best of Series: Conested in an odd number of multiple seperate matches, the winner is determined when one has the majority number of wins (Ex. 3 out of 5, 4 out of 7,etc.)
Gauntlet Match: A Singles Elimination Match in which there are two competitors in the ring at the same time. These two have a singles match, and the winner of that faces another opponent immediately after. This repeats until it is announced that the match is over, and the winner is the one who was not eliminated.
Handicap Match: A Team Match in which there are an disproportionate number of competitors between the two teams. Normally a Two on One contest, it is also common to see a Three on Two, or even a Three on One. Team Match rules still apply.
Iron Man Match: A Singles Match that does not end unitl the time limit ends. In the allotted time the competitors still try for the standard win condintions, with those successful "falls" being added up, and the one with the most declared the winner.
Lumberjack Match: A Singles Match in which the ring is surround by wrestlers and managers alike, who are alloud to put thier hands on the competitors if they end up outside of the ring. However if the they attack a competitor in the ring it will result in a disqualification.
Pure Wrestling Match: A Singles Match that must begin and end with a handshake, and must start with a collar and elbow tie up. There are no rope breaks for submissions or pins, and use of the ropes offensively (such as for elevated pins or submissions) may result in a Disqualifacation at the referees disgression. Only the competitors, the referee, and other non-wrestling Staff can be at ring side or the match will result in a No Contest.
Reserve Match: A Team Elimination Match in which there are no tag ins. The competitors in the match only change when one competitor is defeated, that person in eliminated and replaced by a different member of the same team until there are no more member left on a team, the remaining team is declared the winner.
Singapore Cane/Kendo Stick Match: A Singles Match in which the "Singapore Cane/Kendo Stick" are legal, but any other ways to Disqualify a competitor are still in place.
Steel Chairs Match: A contest in which steel chairs are legal for use.
Strap Match: A singles Match in which the competitors are tethered together with a "Strap." The Strap is legal for use, but any other ways to Disqualify a competitor are still in place.
NO DISQUALIFICATION MATCH TYPES -(In these Match Types the rules Count Out and Disqualification are not applied.)
Elimination: A sitpulation in which there needs to be three or more opposing competitors or teams. If a competitor is Pinned or Submited they are "Eliminated" from the match and must head to the back. The last surviving competitor or team being the winner(s).
Falls Count Anywhere: A stipulation in which you comeptitors do not have to be in the ring to win the match.
Sudden Death Match: A stipulation in which three or more competitors face off, and a competitor can only win through Pinfall or Submission inside the ring.
Absolute Victory Match: To win a competitor needs to score both a Pinfall and Submission.
Armed Robbery: Competitors in this match can only win by using one of opponent's specific moves against them.
Barbed Wire Match: A Falls Count Anywhere match in which the ring ropes, ring posts, and weapons are wrapped in Barbed Wire.
Bases Loaded Match: To win a competitor must touch all four turnbuckles in a row without making contact with their opponent.
Battlefield Match: A Falls Count Anywhere Team Elimination match, in which if a competitor is successfully Pinned or Submitted they (not thier whole team) are ELiminated from the match. To win you must be the last surviving team.
Battle Royal: A contest in which multiple competitors occupy the ring at the same time. Competitors are eliminated when they make contact with the floor outside of the ring. To win you must be the only legal competitor left in the match due to the others being eliminated.
Body Bag Match: To win a competitor must close thier opponent inside of a Body Bag and zip it closed.
Breakthrough Match: A Two out of Three Falls contest in which to win a competitor must drive his opponent through a wooden board.
Bring the Hardcore Match: A Falls Count Anywhere match in which the Live Audience provide objects to be used as weapons.
Brutality Match: A contest in which to win a competitor must successfully Pin their opponent, submit them, and make them bleed.
Capture the Flag Match: A contest in which flags are tied to height extended ring posts. A Competitor is eliminated when thier flag has been removed from its pole. To win the flag for a designated competitor needs to the last one remain one thier poll. This can also be applied to team matches.
Carnival Midway Match: A contest in which a competitor must make their opponent bleed to win. Weapons are legal, but must be inside stuffed animals.
Cemetary Gates Match: A contest in which the only ways to win are via TKO, or Knock Out. Falls Count Anywhere, and this tends to be the most brutal and violent match in WAW.
Cemetary Treats Match: A contest in which there are thirteen boxes with objects inside to be used as weapons. The only ways to with is a Counted Out, TKO, or Knock Out. This is a combination of a Cemetary Gates Match and a Treat or Treat Match.
Coffin Match: A contest in which the only way to win for a competitor to nail the coffin shut with an opponent inside of it.
Dog Collar Match: A contest in which the competitors are each wearing collars and connected with a chain.
Finisher Match: A contest in which the only way for a competitor to is to hit a specific move of theirs.
First Blood Match: A contest in which a competitor must make their opponent bleed to win.
Gimmick Infrigement Match: Competitors in this match must dress up as another Wrestler. To win a competitor must hit a specific move of the Wrestler they are dressed as. This can also be a Team Match using a specific move from the chosen team's to win.
Hellfire Match: A contest in which a bottle of The Jersey Devil's Hellfire Formula along with two lighter are all suspended above the ring. To win a competitor must burn their opponent using the Hellfire, it must first be retrieved normally using a ladder.
Hogtie Match: A contest in which the only was to win being for a competitor to use the provided rope to tie an opponent's arms and legs behind the opponent's back.
I Quit Match: A contest in which a competitor wins when their opponent says the word "I Quit."
Ladder Match: A contest in which an object, often a Championship Belt, is suspended above the ring. To win a competitor must retrieve the object, normally using the ladders provided.
Last Man Standing Match: A contest in which the only way to win being for a competitor to keep their opponent down for a count of 10.
No Ropes Match: A contest in which the ring ropes are removed from the posts and falls count anywhere.
Revolving Elimination Match: A contest in which there must be atleast three competitors. Each time a competitor is eliminated the stipulation changes.
Stapler Match: A contest in which a stapler is suspended above the ring, and the only way to win is for a competitor to use the stapler on their opponent.
Straightjacket Match: A contest in which the only way to win is for a competitor to successfully put their opponent in a staightjacket, this counts anywhere.
Tables Match: A contest in which a competitor must put their opponent through a table to win. (If someone accidentally puts themself through a table that does not count as a win.)
Tack Match: A contest in which the only way to win is for a competitor to force their opponent onto a surface covered in thumb tacks.
Top Rope Turbulence Match: A conest in which the only way to win is for a competitor to successfully hit their opponent with a move by leaping from the top rope in the ring.
Trick or Treat Match: A contest in which there are thirteen boxes with objects inside to be used as weapons.
Ultimate Breakthrough Match: A contest in which there is a set time limit, and the goal is for a competitor to drive their opponent through wooden boards. The competitor who drove their opponent through more wooden boards at the end of the time limit is the winner. (This is a combination of the Iron Man and Breakthrough Matches.)
EVENT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES -(Winning an Event Championship earns you a Title Match at the next event. Tradtionally that's used to get a WAW Championship Match.)
Lord of the Ring Championship Match: Contested in a Ring-Out Battle Royal, in which competitors enter the match incrementally, and the last one left in the ring wins the match. The winner gets a title match at Legacy.
Legacy Championship Match: Contested in a Gauntlet Match, in which the winner gets a title match at Annihilation. This was originally contested in an Elimination Tables Match.
Annihilation Championship Match: Conested in a Team Elimination Match, in which the Captain of the winning team gets a title match at Apocalypse. The Captains and team are selected in the weeks before the event itself.
Apocalypse Championship Match: Conested in the month long tounamet leading up to Apocalypse, with the finals being at the event itself. Normally a singles match, the winner gets a title match at hellbound.
Hellbound Championship Match: Contested is a No Disqualification Elimination Match, the winner gets a title match at Doomsday.
Doomsday Championship Match: Contested in a Ladder Match, the winner gets a title match at Lord of the Ring.