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 of professional wrestling's long history over decades, many things have been recycled many match types often being variations of previous match types. These match types can be organized into several loose groups. The singles match 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. Matches are often contested between two or more teams, most often consisting of two members each. On most occasions, one member of the team competes in the ring with one or more of his or her teammates standing behind the ropes. Wrestlers switch positions by "tagging" one another, usually similar to a high five and, as a result, these teams are referred to as tag teams. This can create tension during the match as an injured wrestler in the middle of the ring attempts to reach his or her teammates, often with the heel team preventing them from doing so.
Extreme Rules doesn't have a women's match scheduled, but even if AJ Lee and Kaitlyn were officially going at it, their battle wouldn't be nearly as violent and bloody as the most barbaric matches between females ever. Lita and Jacqueline smashed each other with cookie sheets and broomsticks in a hardcore match on WWE Raw. Lita also took on Victoria in a cage match. These, though, are the exceptions. Most of the WWE's Divas stay far away from cages, tables and barbed wire. The sadistic female warriors featured on this list make even those rare forays into brutality look like an episode of Sesame Street. Japanese women like Mayumi Ozaki and Akira Hokuto find themselves on this list again and again.
IT'S been dubbed the bloodiest sport in the world - where men and women beat each other to a pulp with glass lighting tubes, fan-made barbed-wire bats and other deadly weapons. This is hardcore death-match wrestling and, according to fans, it's per cent more brutal than anything you've seen on WWE. With a large and loyal following, these fighters travel across America - and the world - taking part in ultra-violent wrestling events - such as barefoot thumbtack matches - before patching themselves up with superglue and hitting the road. Others hurl themselves off rooftops or scaffolding into pits of fire, glass, barbed wire - or all three - in front of wild, cheering crowds. These graphic pictures were taken by photographer Marc McAndrew who spent two years following the wrestlers and documenting their lives. Matt, who has wrestled around the world including in Japan and the UK, says the most extreme thing he ever attempted was a move called the "Death Valley Driver" which saw him leap from a foot-high steel cage and crash through three sheets of glass with another pound wrestler on his back. Unsurprisingly, injuries are common, but most hardcore wrestlers merely patch themselves up with sutures or glue and get ready for the next match. The barbed wire is very real, the glass is very real, it'll cut you up and scar you up. Matt, who wrestles anything between one and three matches a week, says you need a high pain threshold to be a hardcore wrestler - and it doesn't hurt if you're a little crazy. I can provide for my family and take care of my wife and dog.