Card (sports) - Supercard


"Supercard" redirects here. For other meanings, see SuperCard.

A supercard consists of a title-match combat-sport event which comprises multiple high-level matches and/or special attractions. Promoters advertise supercards heavily, and tickets typically cost more than at standard-card events.

Supercards serve as the focal point of professional wrestling promotions and can function as a primary source of revenue for such promotions. As of 2009, mainstream American pro wrestling holds supercards at least annually and broadcasts them on pay-per-view (PPV) television. While the two major companies, WWE and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), run PPV events every month; only a few class as "supercards". Wrestling supercards often recur annually; WWE's WrestleMania, arguably the most famous of these, has run since 1985. WWE runs three other supercards per year (SummerSlam, Royal Rumble and Survivor Series), but does not promote these at the level of WrestleMania. TNA has three supercards: Bound for Glory, Lockdown, and Slammiversary. Bound for Glory, the most prominent of the three, has taken place annually since 2005. Examples of non-pay-per-view supercards include Saturday Night's Main Event and Clash of the Champions. Promotions outside the U.S. also run annual supercards. The two largest lucha libre promotions in Mexico, CMLL and AAA, respectively run the CMLL Anniversary Show and Triplemanía. New Japan Pro Wrestling runs the January 4 Dome Show at the Tokyo Dome.

In other sports, such as boxing and mixed martial arts, supercards occur more rarely. They usually involve a "dream fight" and multiple title defenses.

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