Professional Wrestling Match Types

Professional Wrestling Match Types

Many types of wrestling matches, sometimes called "concept" or "gimmick matches" in the jargon of the business, are performed in professional wrestling. Some of them occur relatively frequently, while others are developed so as to advance an angle, and such match types are used rarely. Because professional wrestling's existence has spanned over decades, and many things in it have been recycled (many gimmick match types are actually variations of previous gimmick matches), match types can be organized into several loose groups. The following is a list of common or otherwise notable match types.

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