Match Types

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Boiler Room Brawl

Quote: A Boiler Room Brawl is a professional wrestling match type. It is known as being one of the signature matches of Mick Foley. The first Boiler Room Brawl occurred at Summerslam 1996 and was held between Foley (using his Mankind persona) and The Undertaker. The rules of this particular match stated that the match would begin in the boiler room of the arena and the first competitor to make their way to the ring and take possesion of an urn, which was being held by The Undertaker's then-manager Paul Bearer. However, in future Boiler Room Brawl matches, the first person to exit the room was declared the winner.

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This is a no disqualification match.

First man to exit the boiler room is the winner. To exit the boiler room, you must succeed in an opposed Climb check.

Buried Alive Match

Quote: A Buried Alive Match is a type of professional wrestling match occasionally seen in World Wrestling Entertainment. The objective is for one wrestler to completely cover his incapacitated opponent in a designated area of the arena, set up as a "grave." A winner is declared when, in the judgement of the referee, the opponent has been "buried alive."

Generally, these matches are no-disqualification affairs; outside interference, illegal manueuvers and use of objects are allowed, and countouts are disregarded.

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There are no disqualifications.

The match takes place in the entire arena, as opposed to inside the ring.

You may throw your opponent into the grave with a successful maneuver check, though your opponent gets a Reflex save vs. DC = Damage +5 to crawl back out of the grave.

Using machinery such as a bulldozer or backhoe to fill in the grave requires a successful Wisdom check (unless you have a Profession skill that allows for use of that equipment. In which case, use that instead). This roll will be opposed by the Reflex save.

Winner is the wrestler who buries his opponent alive.

Casket Match

In this match, a casket is placed at ringside. In order to win the match, you must roll your opponent into the casket and close the lid.

KYR Rules

The only way to win is by placing your opponent in the casket and closing the lid. There are no pinfalls or submissions, though you can lose by DQ.

To place your opponent in the casket, your opponent must be Stunned. However, your opponent does get one saving throw of his choice vs. a DC set by your Strength check.

ECW Rules Match

This match is designed to emulate the feel of matches that took place in the old ECW promotion.

KYR Rules

This is a no disqualification match. There are no countouts and weapons are legal. Pinfalls must still take place in the ring (unless a "falls count anywhere" stipulation is added). As Paul Heyman once said, "ECW Rules means anything goes."

Elimination Chamber Match

Quote:The Elimination Chamber is a match type in professional wrestling (seen in World Wrestling Entertainment), which is a variation of the steel cage and Hell in a Cell matches, in that the ring is surrounded by a steel structure of chain and girders, but is circular allowing for four inner chambers to be placed on the apron with platforms keeping the wrestlers from the floor. The metal is black and the chambers are made of 'bulletproof' glass. The match is contested by six wrestlers, two beginning the match and the other four in the glass chambers. After a predetermined amount of time (three, four or five minutes) a chamber opens at random and a wrestler is added to the two already competing, and this continues until all men are released. Wrestlers are eliminated by pinfall or submission, often leading to some being eliminated before every wrestler is released into the match, and the winner is the final man left after all others have been eliminated.

So far, there is no provision as to what may happen if a competitor escapes the cage without being eliminated, although noncompetitors and recently eliminated competitors have interfered on behalf of one of the remaining competitors. Because of the logistics of the chamber's design, no other enclosure-based match is typically scheduled on the same card as the Elimination Chamber, and the Elimination Chamber itself has not been used for any match other than the one prescribed above.

Former RAW general manager Eric Bischoff was given on-screen credit for creating the match in the fall of 2002, stating it combines elements of WWE's Royal Rumble, Survivor Series and WCW War Games matches, in that the countdown timer comes from the Rumble and War Games, the enclosed cage format from War Games, and the elimination process from the Rumble and Series.

To date only four Chamber matches have been held, the first two having moments where the bulletproof Chamber glass was shattered during an attack, and the order of entry to the ring matches the random release of the wrestlers into the match in those first two as well. Triple H entered the first two matches as reigning World Heavyweight Champion and was involved in the final pinfall of the first three, losing the first and winning the second and third. The fourth match on January 8, 2006 was the first to be held with the WWE Championship on the line.

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Every round, the GM rolls 1d4 to determine how many minutes have passed.

Two wrestlers start off in the ring, with four wrestlers waiting in the bulletproof glass cages. One wrestler is released from his cage every three, four, or five minutes, as determined by the GM. This continues until all wrestlers are out of their cages.

The only way to win is by pinfall or submission. Wrestlers who are pinned or submit are eliminated and must leave the cage.

Last wrestler left in the cage is the winner.

Hell in a Cell Match

Quote:The Hell in a Cell is a type of professional wrestling match sometimes seen in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in which the ring and ringside area are surrounded by a roofed steel cage. The cell differs from the cage used in a normal Steel Cage Match, having a roof (cages in traditional cage matches have no roof) and a wide space between the ring apron and the cell (cage match cages hug the ring closely). Hell in a Cell matches are rare; there have been only fourteen such matches in WWE since the first in 1997. Due to the logistical difficulty in setting them up, their dangerous nature, and their perception as a special attraction, Hell in a Cell matches are generally seen only at pay-per-view events. It is extremely popular among fans and is the structural successor to the Thundercage match type seen in WCW, which was virtually identical in basic construction; however, thundercage was rarely used by World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and thus fans had little to no knowledge of its existence. Hell in a Cell is the 'older brother' in terms of cage style bouts, to the Elimination Chamber. Also said to have been the most gruesome match possible by current SmackDown! commentators Michael Cole and former ECW wrestler Tazz. In fact, former RAW commentator Jim Ross was the one who coined the nickname for the cell, the "demonic structure".

WCW referred to the Hell in a Cell match as a Caged Heat match originally, but later used the name Thundercage. Thundercage actually precedes Hell in a Cell by roughly five years, as the Thundercage was used in the match between Ric Flair and Big Van Vader for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship in February 1994 at SuperBrawl IV. It was also used in matches between Sting and The Great Muta.

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The only way to win is by pinfall or submission.

There are no disqualifications.

Breaking down the cage door while locked requires a Strength check vs. DC 20.

Maneuvers that happen on top of the cage involving lifting your opponent which beat a DC of 25 may send the opponent through the top of the cage through the ring below. The wrestler suffering from such an occurance may make a Reflex save vs. DC = maneuver check result. Success means the cage stays intact. Wrestlers who fail the Reflex save goes through the top of the cage to the ring below, and must check for Stun, DC = Damage rolled +10.

Iron Man Match

Quote: An Iron Man match (originally known as a "WWF Ironman Match") is a professional wrestling match that originated in the now-renamed World Wrestling Federation in 1996 when acting WWF president "Rowdy" Roddy Piper made the WWF championship match at WrestleMania XII between Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels into such a match. 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 as a plot device, and it is accepted or rejected by either an opponent or a higher (on-screen) wrestling authority. Because of the fixed time limit, Iron Man matches have a tendency to lose their audience in the middle of a match, with a quick flurry of action near the end. Often, an Iron Man match will have the wrestlers tied or holding a one-point advantage going into the final minutes, with one wrestler attempting to make a tying or winning pin. The Iron Man match was done as a throwback to the days of classic wrestling in the 1940s and 1950s where wrestlers would usually wrestle for an hour before an outcome would be determined. At the time of the first Iron Man match in the WWE, this type of wrestling was hardly seen in the United States due to strict television time limits. However, this type of wrestling has been a staple of the Japanese puroresu scene for years. Recently, Iron Man Matches have frequently been reduced to 30 minutes in length, rather than the established 60 minutes.

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Winner of this match is the one with the most pinfalls and submissions, count out victories, and DQ victories in a set time limit.

The time limit is determined by the GM (usually 30 minutes or 60 minutes).

Each round, the GM rolls 1d4 to determine how many minutes have passed.

If tied at the end of the time limit, a Sudden Death round may be declared with the next wrestler to gain a pinfall or submission being declared the winner. This is at the GM’s discretion.

Money in the Bank Ladder Match

Quote:The Money in the Bank Ladder Match is, usually, a standard six man ladder match exclusive to World Wrestling Entertainment with the premise of the winner receiving a contract for a WWE or World Heavyweight Championship match anytime and anyplace within one year of winning the match. These matches are usually held at Wrestlemania.

In the same way that championships are represented by title belts, the Money in the Bank is represented by a briefcase carried by the winner and cashed in for a title match. The contract (if it hasn't yet been cashed in) can also be defended in matches (ladder or not) the same way a championship is.

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Use the Ladder Match rules from page 80 and the Free For All rules from page 81 of the WWE Know Your Role! rule book.

Winner gets to carry a briefcase, which he may turn in at any time he chooses for one favor from the GM, such as a title shot.

The briefcase may be defended just as a championship.

The holder of the briefcase gets a +2 bonus to Reputation.

The Royal Rumble

Quote:The Royal Rumble is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event, produced every January by World Wrestling Entertainment. The main event in this pay-per-view is also titled the Royal Rumble, and is held only in this event. Some fans of the WWE call it one of the 'Big Four', as it was one of the original four annual WWE pay per views, and one of the four that bring together both the Raw and Smackdown! brands onto the same card, something that hasn't been true of the remaining pay per views of the year since 2003.

The Rumble is comprised of 30 men; beginning with two men in the ring, and at regular timed intervals (usually, but not always, every two minutes), one of the remaining 28 wrestlers enters the ring. A wrestler is eliminated when leaving the ring over the top rope, and then having both feet touch the floor. An egress between the second and third rope or under the bottom rope is not a valid elimination. The winner of the event is the last wrestler remaining after all others have been eliminated. An elimination can also occur when a wrestler is thrown off the top rope by a non-competing opponent, or by one who had already been eliminated, or when the participant deliberately jumps outside the ring, for instance to hit someone who is ringside. Other wrestlers can be de facto eliminated due to interference preventing the wrestler from entering the ring, or due to a prolonged absence from the ring (although the latter is often a booking error).

Although the order of entry is supposed to be random, it is common to have storylines where wrestlers compete for the right to enter last, or ask for a low number in order to prove their stamina by outlasting all others. A wrestler may also be assigned a high or low number by a figure of authority as a reward or a punishment. In reality, the order of entrance and elimination is carefully planned by the booker in order to put on an entertaining match, with many booked by Pat Patterson. For example, once a wrestler has quickly eliminated several other wrestlers, the next wrestler to approach the ring will often be an enemy of theirs. Also, current tag teams usually face off in the Rumble, due to the Every Man for Himself factor. A rule also states that anyone who participates in a World Championship match that night, whether it be defending the title or challenging, may not participate in the Royal Rumble. There were few people who broke the rule, one being Kurt Angle who lost his WWE Championship match to John "Bradshaw" Layfield and stole Nunzio's number to get into the Rumble.

Since the 1991 event, every winner (other than in 1992, 1997, 1999) has gone on to challenge the WWE Champion or the World Heavyweight Champion at WrestleMania, but this was not made an official stipulation of the match until 1993. This stems from 1992, when the Royal Rumble decided who would win the then-vacant WWF Championship (Ric Flair won the match). This championship match is often the last event on the WrestleMania card according to principles in the WWE that states "Royal Rumble winner gets first class ticket to WrestleMania", which means that the Royal Rumble winner gets to be in the 'first class' top spot in the main event at WrestleMania. The Royal Rumble winner usually gets booked to win at WrestleMania and carry on the burden of a world champion, rising to the top level of the business. Therefore, the Royal Rumble winner is someone who is deserving, which is why the WWE fans were outraged when WWE's own promoter and non-wrestler Mr. McMahon won it. An example of popular 'deserving winners' include Chris Benoit, Rey Mysterio and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. As WWE also has a February pay-per-view event, the winner may have this privilege put on the line on that pay-per-view card. In 1996 Shawn Michaels retained his by defeating Owen Hart. In 1997 "Stone Cold" Steve Austin had been eliminated by Bret Hart but officials missed it due to an altercation between Terry Funk and Mick Foley. Seeing this, Austin came back in the ring and eliminated The Undertaker, Vader, and Bret Hart to win the Rumble. At the February Final Four pay-per-view, all four men were to face against each other in a match to determine a new challenger, but a week prior then-WWF Champion Shawn Michaels vacated the title, and the match instead declared a new champion, which was Hart. Undertaker was named the new challenger the day after due to his performance at Final Four and his being the match's runner-up. In 1999, Mr. McMahon, that year's Rumble winner, stated he would give up his title shot as he is not a regular competitor, leading to then-WWF Commissioner Shawn Michaels declaring that the WWF rulebook states the Rumble runner-up would get the shot in his absence, who was Stone Cold Steve Austin. As McMahon and Austin were feuding at the time, Michaels set a match for the February's St. Valentine's Day Massacre pay-per-view between the two with the shot on the line, with Austin victorious. In 2000 The Rock won but it was shown afterwards that he had actually been eliminated by The Big Show, leading to a singles match at the February No Way Out pay-per-view for the title shot, which Big Show won. Rock and later Mick Foley were added to the championship match. A similar situation occurred in 2006 when Rey Mysterio put his shot on the line at No Way Out against Randy Orton, who won the match. Mysterio would be added later on as well.

With the brand extension in mid-2002, the 30 entrants consist of 15 wrestlers from the RAW brand and 15 from the SmackDown! brand. This is, therefore, one of the few pay-per-view events (and certain combined non-televised shows held around WrestleMania time) with inter-brand competition on a regular basis. The official declaration for the first post-brand extension event in 2003, the Rumble winner faced their brand's champion at WrestleMania, but starting in 2004, due to a supposed "loophole" in the Rumble's stipulations, the Rumble winner has the option of challenging either brand's champion.

Chris Benoit switched brands in 2004 and won the World Heavyweight Championship. Batista remained with RAW in 2005, though Triple H initially lobbied heavily for him to jump to SmackDown! so he wouldn't have to face him. To date, there is no relative entry order between participants from different brands, and there has been no storyline to date that has brands facing each other for the right to name the first or last entry. The first Royal Rumble took place on January 24, 1988 in Hamilton, Ontario. Hacksaw Jim Duggan won, and the first pay-per-view Rumble occurred a year later.

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This match involves 30 wrestlers. Two wrestlers start out in the ring.

Every round, the GM rolls 1d4 to determine how many minutes have passed. At a certain time interval, a new wrestler joins the match. (Usually, a new wrestler hits the ring every two minutes, but this is at the GM’s discretion.) This continues until all 30 participants have come to the ring.

Order of entry is determined at random.

Edit: Use the rules for the Battle Royal match on page 78 of the WWE Know Your Role! rpg for elimination rules.

Last wrestler left in the ring is the winner.