Many types of professional wrestling matches, sometimes called "concept" or "gimmick matches" in the jargon of the business, are performed in professional wrestling.

Single Matches

The single matches is the most basic of all professional wrestling matches which involves only two competitors competing for one fall. Victory is obtained by pinfall, submission, knockout, countout or disqualification.

In matches were championships are being contested, the championship typically retains the title of a disqualification or countout finish, no matter which competitor was disqualified or counted out in what is known as the "championship advantage". 

Some of the most common variations on the singles match restrict the possible means for defeat: only pinfalls are permitted in Pin Only or Pinfall match, only submissions in a Submission match, etc. 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 is used to determine the method including audience reaction, judges or even a rematch.

Battle Royal

Elimination Chamber

Hell in a Cell

I Quit

Iron Man

King of the Mountain

Money in the Bank

Monster's Ball


Royal Rumble

Tables, Ladders and Chairs

Ultimate X


Team Matches

Tag Team

Tornado Tag Team

Elimination Tag Team

Winner Takes All

Flag Match


Strip Matches

Substance Match

Non-Wrestling Matches

Hardcore-Based Matches

Barbed Wire Steel Cage

Clockwork Orange House of Fun

Fans Bring the Weapons

First Blood

Last Man Standing

No Countout

No Holds Barred

Taipei Deathmatch

Barbed Wire Massacre

Stipulation-Based Matches

Elevation X

Last Chance

Loser Leaves Town


Kiss My Foot

Luchas De Apuestas

Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal

Location-Based Variations

Belfast Brawl

Boiler Room Brawl

Chicago Street Fight

Miracle on 34th Street Fight

Parking Lot Brawl

Pig Pen

Trick or Street Fight

Weapon-Based Variations

Crazy 8

Weapon Match

Kendo Stick

(Object) on a Pole




Table to Fall

Taped Fist Matches

Enclosure-Based Variations

Steel Cage


Doomsday Cage

Elecrified Cage


Punjabi Prison



Triple Cage


Lethal Lockdown



Container-Based Variations


Buried Alive


Last Ride


Multi-Competitor Match Variations

Basic No-Elimination Matches

Championship Scramble

Basic Elimination Matches

Double Jeopardy


Series Variations

Three Stages of Hell

TNA World Tag Team Championship Series

Best of WWE Series

Beat the Clock Challenge Match

Elimination Chase