History of the Steel Cage Match

Steel cage

Cages are one of the oldest form of enclosures used in professional wrestling. According to some historians, the first Cage Match of any kind took place on June 25, 1937 in Atlanta, Georgia. This match took place in a ring surrounded by chicken wire, in order to keep the athletes inside and any potential interference out of the action. They have evolved a great deal over time, changing from chicken wire to steel bars to chain-link fencing (the latter is now the standard, due to it being cheaper to manufacture, lighter to transport, and more flexible and thus safer for the wrestlers).

A steel cage match is a match fought within a cage formed by placing sheets of mesh metal around, in, or against the edges of the wrestling ring. The ways to win a steel cage match are as followed; either pinfall, submission, or by escaping the cage (over the top or through the door)(mainly only in WWE) and having both feet touch the arena floor. In Mexico, steel cage matches are won by just climbing to the top of the cage wall. In Total Nonstop Action Wrestling’s six-sided ring, the matches are often called “six sides of steel” when the cage covers a six-sided ring, still used in “heritage” events. [Courtesy of Wikipedia.com]

Below is a list of some of the most famous enclosure matches in wrestling history.

June 25, 1937 – Atlanta, GA
Jack Bloomfield defeated Count Petro Rossi [chicken wire]

“The first cage match between Count Rossi and Jack Bloomfield was in Atlanta. In looking this over at the Library of Congress, based on the Atlanta Journal and the Atlanta Constitution, the date was June 25, not July 2. The following week, July 2, Rossi was not even on the card.”

September 29, 1942 – Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
John Katan defeated Ignacio Martinez [6-foot steel cage]

February 9, 1954 – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Tony Angelo defeated Frank Marconi

April 15, 1954 – Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
George Bollas and Seelie Samara d. Sandor Fozo and Frank Marconi [chicken wire]

August 27, 1956 – Tampa, FL
Ike Eakins fought The Red Demon to a draw

June 14, 1960 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Whipper Billy Watson defeated Antone Leone

July 14, 1960 – Cleveland, OH
Don Eagle defeated Fritz von Erich [“Indian Death” match]

July 14, 1960 – Cleveland, OH
Doc and Mike Gallagher defeated Guy Brunetti and Joe Brunetti [wire cage]

July 14, 1960 – Nashville, TN
Tex Riley and Len Rossi defeated Mr. Moto and Tor Yamato by DQ [chicken wire]

1963 – Phoenix, AZ
Tito Montez defeated Don Kent

1969 – Phoenix, AZ
Tito Montez defeated Bearcat Wright

1969 – Phoenix, AZ
Tito Montez defeated Don Arnold

1973 – Phoenix, AZ
Tito Montez defeated Kurt von Steiger

December 21, 1975 – Boston, MA
Bruno Sammartino defeated Lou Albano to retain the WWF world title

September 11, 1976 – Greenville, SC
Wahoo McDaniel defeated Ric Flair

May 8, 1977 – Charlotte, NC
The Andersons d. Ric Flair and Greg Valentine to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic tag team titles

September 1977 – Phoenix, AZ
Tito Montez defeated Woody Farmer

1978 – Phoenix, AZ
David Rose defeated Mike Gordon

March 1978 – Phoenix, AZ
Cowboy Bob Yuma defeated Hercules Stevenson

April 1, 1979 – Greensboro, NC
Ric Flair defeated Ricky Steamboat

September 24, 1979 – New York, NY
Bob Backlund defeated Pat Patterson to retain the WWF world title [steel mesh]

August 1980 – Shae Stadium, New York, NY
Bruno Sammartino defeated Larry Zbyszko [steel mesh]

March 21, 1981 – Philadelphia, PA
Bob Backlund defeated Sgt Slaughter to retain the WWF world title

April 6, 1981 – New York, NY
Bob Backlund defeated Stan Hansen to retain the WWF world title

January 16, 1982 – Philadelphia, PA
Bob Backlund defeated Greg Valentine to retain the WWF world title

May 22, 1982 – Philadelphia, PA
Tony Atlas defeated Jesse Ventura

June 28, 1982 – New York, NY
Bob Backlund defeated Jimmy Snuka to retain the WWF world title [steel mesh]

July 23, 1983 – Landover, MD
Andre The Giant defeated Big John Studd

September 24, 1983 – Philadelphia, PA
Andre The Giant defeated Big John Studd

October 17, 1983 – New York, NY
Don Muraco defeated Jimmy Snuka to retain the WWF Intercontinental title [steel mesh]

October 23, 1983 – Atlanta, GA
Tommy Rich defeated Buzz Sawyer

November 24, 1983 – Starrcade – Greensboro, NC
Ric Flair defeated Harly Race [steel mesh] to win the NWA heavywight title

November 24, 1983 – WCCW – Dallas, TX
Kerry Von Erich defeated Michael Hayes [“Loser Leaves Town” match]

June 4, 1984 – WCCW – Ft. Worth, TX
Chris Adams & Stella Mae d. Jimmy Garvin and Precious [“Loser Leaves Town” match]

October 21, 1984 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Andre The Giant defeated Kamala [steel mesh]

June 21, 1985 – New York, NY
Hulk Hogan defeated Don Muraco to retain the WWF world title

July 6, 1985 – Great American Bash – Charlotte, NC
Dusty Rhodes defeated Tully Blanchard

October 26, 1985 – Philadelphia, PA
Bruno Sammartino and Paul Orndorff defeated Roddy Piper and Bob Orton

November 28, 1985 – Starrcade – Atlanta, GA
Magnum TA defeated Tully Blanchard to win the NWA United States title [“I Quit” match]

November 28, 1985 – Starrcade – Greensboro, NC
Rock N’ Roll Express defeated Ivan and Nikita Koloff to win the NWA tag team titles

November 28, 1985 – WCCW – Dallas, TX
John Tatum defeated Scott Casey [“Texas death” match]

November 28, 1985 – WCCW – Dallas, TX
The Dynamic Duo d. Kerry & Kevin von Erich to win the WCCW American tag team titles

April 2, 1986 – Wrestlemania II – Los Angeles, CA
Hulk Hogan defeated King Kong Bundy to retain the WWF world title [blue bars]

July 17, 1986 – Buffalo, NY
The British Bulldogs defeated The Dream Team to retain the WWF tag team titles

July 1986 – New York, NY
Bruno Sammartino and Tito Santana defeated Randy Savage and Adrian Adonis

July 5, 1986 – Great American Bash - Charlotte, NC
Dusty Rhodes and Magnum TA defeated The Midnight Express

July 5, 1986 – Great American Bash – Charlotte, NC
Ric Flair defeated Ricky Morton to retain the NWA world title

July 26, 1986 – Great American Bash – Greensboro, NC
Road Warriors defeated Midnight Express

July 26, 1986 – Great American Bash – Greensboro, NC
Dusty Rhodes defeated Ric Flair

October 17, 1986 – UWF – Houston, TX
Terry Gordy defeated Ted DiBiase

November 27, 1986 – Starrcade – Greensboro, NC
The Rock’N’ Roll Express defeated The Anderson Brothers

December 25, 1986 – WCCW – Dallas, TX
Abdullah the Butcher defeated Bruiser Brody [“Loser Leaves Town” match]

January 3, 1987 – Saturday Night’s Main Event – Hartford, CT
Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff to retain the WWF world title

April 11, 1987 – Crockett Cup – Baltimore, MD
Ole Anderson defeated Big Bubba Rogers

April 27, 1987 – Memphis, TN
Austin Idol defeated Jerry Lawler to win the Southern heavyweight title

July 4, 1987 – Great American Bash – Atlanta, GA
Superpowers defeated Four Horsemen [“War Games” match]

July 11, 1987 – Great American Bash – Greensboro, NC
Lex Luger defeated Nikita Koloff

September 25, 1987 – Detroit, MI
Ron Garvin defeated Ric Flair to win the NWA world title

October 16, 1987 – New York, NY
Billy Graham defeated Butch Reed

November 26, 1987 – Starrcade - Chicago, IL
Dusty Rhodes defeated Lex Luger to win the NWA United States title

November 26, 1987 – Starrcade – Chicago, IL
Ric Flair defeated Ron Garvin to win the NWA world title

December 25, 1987 – WCCW – Dallas TX
Eric Embry defeated Shaun Simpson to win the WCCW light heavyweight title

December 25, 1987 – WCCW – Dallas, TX
Keven Von Erich, Chris Adams, and Shaun Simpson defeated Terry Gordy, Buddy Roberts, and Iceman Parsons to win the vacant WCCW 6-man tag team titles.

December 25, 1987 – WCCW – Dallas, TX
Al Perez defeated Kerry von Erich to retain the WCCW world title

July 10, 1988 – Great American Bash – Baltimore, MD
Road Warriors, Steve Williams, Jimmy Garvin and Ron Garvin defeated Kevin Sullivan, Mike Rotunda, Al Perez, Russian Assassin and Ivan Koloff [“Tower of Doom” match]

September 24, 1988 – Philadelphia, PA
Randy Savage defeated Ted DiBiase to retain the WWF world title

October 17, 1988 – Utica, NY
Randy Savage defeated Ted DiBiase to retain the WWF world title

1988 – Phoenix, AZ
David Rose defeated Lumberjack #1

May 27, 1989 – Saturday Night’s Main Event – Des Moines, IA
Hulk Hogan defeated Big Bossman to retain the WWF world title [blue bars]

July 23, 1989 – Great American Bash – Baltimore, MD
Road Warriors, Midnight Express, and Steve Williams defeated
Fabulous Freebirds and Samoan Swat Team [“War Games” match]

October 28, 1989 – Halloween Havoc – Philadelphia, PA
Ric Flair and Sting defeated The Great Muta and Terry Funk [“Thunderdome” match]

December 28, 1989 – Landover, MD
Rick Rude defeated Roddy Piper

1990 – Capitol Combat – Washington, DC
Lex Luger defeated Ric Flair by DQ – Flair retained the NWA world title

August 28, 1990 – SummerSlam - Philadelphia, PA
Ultimate Warrior defeated Rick Rude Blue Bars to retain the WWF world title

December 16, 1990 – Starrcade – St. Louis, MO
Sting defeated Black Scorpion to retain the NWA world title

January 21, 1991 – New York, NY
Randy Savage defeated Ultimate Warrior

February 24, 1991 – WrestleWar – Phoenix, AZ
Ric Flair, Sid Vicious, Barry Windham and Larry Zbyszko defeated
Sting, Brian Pillman, and the Steiner Brothers [“War Games” match]

July 14, 1991 – Great American Bash – Baltimore, MD
Lex Luger defeated Barry Windham to win the vacant WCW world title [steel mesh]

July 14, 1991 – Great American Bash – Baltimore, MD
Rick Steiner defeated Arn Anderson and Paul E. Dangerously in a handicap match

October 27, 1991 – Halloween Havoc – Chattanooga, TN
El Gigante, Sting, and the Steiner Brothers defeated Abdullah the Butcher, The Diamond Studd, Cactus Jack and Big Van Vader [“Chamber of Horrors” match]

May 17, 1992 – WrestleWar – Jacksonville, FL
Sting, Barry Windham, Dustin Rhodes, Ricky Steamboat and Nikita Koloff d. Steve Austin, Rick Rude, Arn Anderson, Bobby Eaton and Larry Zbyszko [“War Games” match]

September 19, 1993 – Fall Brawl – Houston, TX
Sting, Davey Boy Smith, Dustin Rhodes and The Shockmaster defeated
Sid Vicious, Vader and Harlem Heat (Kole and Kane) [“War Games” match]

December 1, 1993 – Utica, NY
Bret Hart defeated Shawn Michaels

February 20, 1994 – Superbrawl – Albany, GA
Ric Flair defeated Big Van Vader to retain the WCW world title

August 29, 1994 – SummerSlam – Chicago, IL
Bret Hart defeated Owen Hart to retain the WWF world title [blue bars]

September 18, 1994 – Fall Brawl – Roanoke, VA
The Nasty Boys, Dusty Rhodes, and Dustin Rhodes) defeated Terry Funk, Arn Anderson, Bunkhouse Buck, and Col. Robert Parker [“War Games” match]

October 24, 1994 – Halloween Havoc – Detroit, MI
Hulk Hogan defeated Ric Flair to retain the WCW world title [steel mesh]

July 15, 1995 – ECW Heat Wave – Philadelphia, PA
Luna Vachon defeated Stevie Richards [Inter-gender match]

July 15, 1995 – ECW Heat Wave – Philadelphia, PA
The Gangstas defeated Public Enemy

July 16, 1995 – Bash at the Beach – Huntington Beach, CA
Hulk Hogan defeated Vader to retain the WCW world title

September 16, 1995 – ECW Gangstas Paradise – Philadelphia, PA
Mikey Whipwreck and Public Enemy defeated Sandman, Scorpio, and New Jack

September 17, 1995 – Fall Brawl – Asheville, NC
Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Lex Luger and Sting defeated
Kamala, The Zodiac, The Shark and Meng [“War Games” match]

September 25, 1995 – RAW - Grand Rapids, MI
Bret Hart defeated Isaac Yankem [blue bars]

January 23, 1996 – San Jose, CA
Bret Hart defeated Diesel to retain the WWF world title

February 11, 1996 – SuperBrawl - St. Petersburg, FL
Ric Flair defeated Randy Savage to win the WCW world title [steel mesh]

February 17, 1996 – Memphis, TN
Bret Hart defeated Jerry Lawler to retain the WWF world title

February 18, 1996 – In Your House - Louisville, KY
Bret Hart defeated Deisel to retain the WWF world title [blue bars]

April 24, 1996 – Uncensored -Tupelo, MI
Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage d. Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Meng, The Barbarian, Lex Luger, The Taskmaster, Z-Gangsta and The Ultimate Solution [“Doomsday Cage” match]

May 19, 1996 – New York, NY
Shawn Michaels defeated Diesel to retain the WWF world title [Kliq farwell]

July 13, 1996 – ECW Heat Wave – Philadelphia, PA
Sandman, Terry Gordy, & Tommy Dreamer defeated Raven, Brian Lee, & Stevie Richards

September 15, 1996 – Fall Brawl – Winston-Salem, NC
Hollywood Hogan, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash and nWo Sting defeated
Lex Luger, Ric Flair, Arn Anderson and Sting [“War Games” match]

October 18, 1996 – ECW – Plymouth Meeting, PA
Tommy Dreamer defeated Brian Lee

October 18, 1996 – ECW – Plymouth Meeting, PA
Sandman defeated Stevie Richards to retain the ECW world title

November 1, 1996 – ECW – Staten Island, NY
Sandman and Tommy Dreamer defeated Brian Lee and Raven

November 3, 1996 – Worcester, MA
HBK and Undertaker defeated Mankind and Goldust

March 17, 1997 – Syracuse, NY
Sid defeated Bret Hart to retain the WWF world title

July 19, 1997 – ECW Heat Wave – Philadelphia, PA
The Gangstas defeated The Dudley Boyz to win the tag team titles [weapons match]

August 3, 1997 – SummerSlam East Rutherford, NJ
Triple H defeated Mankind [steel mesh]

September 14, 1997 – Fall Brawl – Winston-Salem, NC
nWo defeated Four Horsemen [“War Games” match]

October 4, 1997 – St. Paul, MN
Legion of Doom defeated The Godwinns

October 5, 1997 – Badd Blood – St. Louis, MO
Shawn Michaels defeated Undertaker [“Hell in the Cell” match – #1 contender]

October 26, 1997 – Halloween Havoc – Las Vegas, NV
Roddy Piper defeated Hulk Hogan [blue bars]

January 10, 1998 – New York, NY
Legion of Doom and the Undertaker defeated HBK and the New Age Outlaws

January 31, 1998 – WCW Boston Brawl – Boston, MA
Sting defeated Hulk Hogan

March 15, 1998 – WCW Unsensored – Mobile, AL
Hulk Hogan fought Randy Savage to a no contest

June 28, 1998 – King of the Ring – Pittsburgh, PA
Undertaker defeated Mankind [“Hell in the Cell” match]

August 13, 1998 – Moline, IN
Undertaker defeated Kane

September 13, 1998 – Fall Brawl – Winston-Salem, NC
Team WCW d. Team Hollywood and Team Wolfpac [“War Games” match]

February 1, 1999 – RAW – Tucson, AZ
Triple H defeated Kane

February 14, 1999 – St. Valentine’s Day Massacre – Memphis, TN
Steve Austin defeated Vince McMahon [black bars]

March 14, 1999 – WCW Uncensored – Louisville, KY
Ric Flair defeated Hulk Hogan [“First blood bared-wire” cage match for control of WCW]

April 3, 1999 – ECW Cyberslam – Philadelphia, PA
Bubba Ray, D-Von Dudley, & Mustapha Saed d. New Jack, Axl Rotten, & Balls Mahoney

April 29, 1999 – Wrestlemania 15 – Philadelphia, PA
Undertaker defeated Big Bossman [“Hell in the Cell” match]

July 24, 1999 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Undertaker defeated Big Show

October 16, 1999 – CZW – Mantua, NJ
Lobo defeated Justice Pain [“Cage of Death” match]

October 22, 1999 – WCW – Oakland, CA
Ric Flair and Bret Hart defeated Sting and Lex Luger

November 25, 1999 – Rochester, NY
Road Dogg and Billy Gunn defeated Matt and Jeff Hardy to retain the WWF tag team titles

November 27, 1999 – XPW – Reseda, CA
The Westside NGZ defeated The Pitbulls

December 12, 1999 – Armageddon - Sunrise, FL
Kane defeated XPac [steel mesh]

December 13, 1999 – RAW – Tampa, FL
Edge and Christian defeated The Hardy Boyz

January 10, 2000 – Nitro – Buffalo, NY
Jimmy Snuka defeated Jeff Jarrett

February 27, 2000 – No Way Out - Hartford, CT
Triple H defeated Mankind to retain the WWF world title [“Hell in the Cell” match]

March 5, 2000 – RAW – Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Triple H defeated Rock, Kane, and Big Show to retain the WWF world title

May 7, 2000 – Slamboree – Kansas City, MO
Jeff Jarrett defeated Diamond Dallas and champion David Arquette
to win the WCW world title [“Ready to Rumble” cage match]

June 11, 2000 – Great American Bash – Baltimore, MD
Scott Steiner defeated Tank Abbott and Rick Steiner [Handicap “Asylum” match]

July 23, 2000 – Fully Loaded – Dallas, TX
Val Venis defeated Rikishi to retain the WWF Intercontinental title [steel mesh]

September 9, 2000 – CZW – Sewell, NJ
Lobo defeated John Zandig [“Cage of Death” match]

September 17, 2000 – Fall Brawl - Buffalo, NY
Booker T defeated Kevin Nash to win the WCW world title [steel mesh]

October 22, 2000 – No Mercy – Albany, NY
Chris Jericho defeated XPac [steel mesh]

February 25, 2001 – No Way Out – Las Vegas, NV
Triple H defeated Steve Austin 2-1 [“Three Stages of Hell” match]

August 19, 2001 – SummerSlam - San Jose, CA
Kane and The Undertaker defeated Diamond Dallas Page and Chris Kanyon [steel mesh]

November 2001 – Rebellion – Manchester, England
Edge defeated Christian to retain the WWF Intercontinental title

November 18, 2001 – Survivor Series – Greensboro, NC
The Dudleyz defeated The Hardyz to unify the WWF and WCW tag team titles

December 15, 2001 – CZW – Philadelphia, PA
Justice Pain defeated Wifebeater to win the CZW world title [“Cage of Death” match]

May 19, 2002 – Judgement Day – Nashville, TN
Triple H defeated Chris Jericho [“Hell in the Cell” match]

November 17, 2002 – Survivor Series – New York, NY
Shawn Michaels defeated champion Triple H, Booker T, Kane, Chris Jericho,
and Rob Van Dam to win the WWF world title [“Elimination Chamber” match]

December 13, 2002 – CZW – Philadelphia, PA
John Zandig defeated Lobo [“Cage of Death” match]

March 4, 2003 – SmackDown – Bridgeport, CT
Brock Lesnar defeated Paul Heyman

June 25, 2003 – NWA (as part of TNA) – Nashville, TN
America’s Most Wanted defeated Triple X to win the NWA tag team titles

August 6, 2003 – NWA (as part of TNA) – Nashville, TN
A.J. Styles defeated DLo Brown to retain the NWA world title

August 8, 2003 – SmackDown – Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Brock Lesnar fought Vince McMahon to a no contest

August 24, 2003 – SummerSlam – Phoenix, AZ
Triple H defeated Shawn Michaels, Bill Goldberg, Kevin Nash, Randy Orton,
and Chris Jericho to retain the WWF world title [“Elimination Chamber” match]

November 24, 2003 – RAW Salt Lake City, UT
Victoria defeated Lita [“RAW Roulette” decided the match stipulation]

December 13, 2003 – CZW – Philadelphia, PA
Team Ultraviolence defeated Team Hi-V [“Cage of Death” match]

April 21, 2004 – TNA – Nashville, TN
A.J. Styles defeated Jeff Jarrett to win the NWA world title

July 21, 2004 – TNA PPV – Nashville, TN
The Naturals defeated America’s Most Wanted to retain
the NWA tag team titles [Six-sided steel cage]

December 5, 2004 – Turning Point – Orlando, FL
Triple X defeated America’s Most Wanted [Six-sided steel cage]

December 11, 2004 – CZW – Philadelphia, PA
Team Ca$h defeated Team Blackout to win the CZW tag team titles
(all members recognized) [“Cage of Death” match]

February 19, 2005 – ROH – Elizabeth, NJ
Austin Aries defeated Colt Cabana to retain the ROH world title

February 20, 2005 – No Way Out – Pittsburgh, PA
John Layfield defeated The Big Show to retain the WWE world title [Barbed wire cage]

March 26, 2005 – JAPW – Philadelphia, PA
Teddy Hart and Jack Evans d. Homicide and B-Boy to win the JAPW tag team titles

April 24, 2005 – TNA Lockdown – Orlando, FL
Apollo and Sonny Siaki defeated Lance Hoyt and Chris Candido [Candido’s last match]

November 1, 2005 – Taboo Tuesday – San Diego, CA
Ric Flair defeated Triple H to retain the WWE Intercontinental title

January 6, 2006 – SmackDown – Wilkes-Barre, PA
MNM defeated Batista and Rey Mysterio to retain the WWE tag team titles

April 23, 2006 – TNA Lockdown - Orlando, FL
Christian Cage defeated Abyss to retain the NWA world title

April 23, 2006 – TNA Lockdown – Orlando, FL
Sting’s Warriors defeated Jarrett’s Army [“Lethal Lockdown” match]

October 22, 2006 – TNA Bound For Glory - Detroit, MI
LAX d. A.J. Styles and Chris Daniels to win the NWA tag team titles [Six-sided steel cage]

February 27, 2007 – ECW – San Jose, CA
Bobby Lashley defeated Hardcore Holly to retain the ECW world title

March 12, 2007 – RAW – Washington, DC
John Cena and Shawn Michaels d. Mercury and Nitro to retain the WWE tag team titles

April 15, 2007 – TNA Lockdown – St. Louis, MO
Gail Kim defeated Jackie Moore [“Catfight in a Cage” match]

June 3, 2007 – One Night Stand – Jacksonville, FL
Edge defeated Batista to retain the WWE world heavyweight title

January 25, 2008 – ROH – Dayton, OH
Nigel McGuinness defeated Chris Hero to retain the ROH world title

April 13, 2008 – TNA Lockdown – Lowell, MA
Samoa Joe defeated Kurt Angle to win the TNA world title

May 18, 2008 – Judgement Day – Omaha, NE
Triple H defeated Randy Orton to retain the WWE world title

August 10, 2008 – TNA Hard Justice – Trenton, NJ
Samoa Joe defeated Booker T to retain the TNA world title [Six-sided steel cage]

November 3, 2008 – WWE – Tampa, FL
Chris Jericho defeated Batista to win the WWE world title

February 13, 2009 – WWE – Los Angeles, CA
John Cena defeated Edge to retain the WWE world title

March 26, 2009 – TNA IMPACT – Orlando, FL
Samoa Joe won a 20-man steel cage gauntlet match

April 19, 2009 – TNA Lockdown – Philadelphia, PA
Mick Foley defeated Sting to win the TNA world title [Six-sided steel cage]

August 19, 2009 – TNA Hard Justice – Orlando, FL
Daniels defeated Suicide, Chris Sabin, Amazing Red, Alex Shelley, Jay Lethal, Consequences Creed, and D’Angelo Dinero [“Steel Asylum” match to determine the number one contender to the TNA X Division Championship]

August 25, 2009 – WWE – Los Angeles, CA
CM Punk defeated Jeff Hardy to retain the WWE world heavyweight title

December 5, 2009 – ROH Reverse the Curse – Chicago Ridge, IL
Austin Aries defeated Colt Cabana to retain the ROH world title

April 18, 2010 – TNA Lockdown – Saint Charles, MO
Team 3D defeated Kevin Nash and Scott Hall [“St. Louis Street Fight” match]

April 25, 2010 – Extreme Rules – Baltimore, MD
Edge defeated Chris Jericho

July 18, 2010 – Money in the Bank – Kansas City, MO
Sheamus defeated John Cena to retain the WWE world title

September 30, 2010 – TNA IMPACT – Orlando, FL
Kurt Angle fought Abyss to a no contest

December 9, 2010 – TNA IMPACT – Orlando, FL
Mickie James defeated Tara

December 26, 2010 – WWE – Chicago, IL
Edge defeated Kane to retain the WWE world heavyweight title

March 20, 2011 – WWE – Newark, NJ
The Miz defeated Randy Orton to retain the WWE world title

April 17, 2011 – TNA Lockdown – Cincinnati, OH
Sting d. Rob Van Dam and Mr. Anderson to retain the TNA world title [triple threat match]

July 9, 2011 – ROH No Escape – Charlotte, NC
El Generico defeated Roderick Strong (w/ Truth Martini)

November 29, 2011 – WWE – Charlotte, NC
Mark Henry defeated Daniel Bryan to retain the WWE world heavyweight title

December 3, 2011 – CZW – Philadelphia, PA
Devon Moore d. Masada, Robert Anthony, and Scotty Vortekzto
to retain the CZW world title [“Cage of Death” match]

December 11, 2011 – TNA Final Resolution – Orlando, FL
Jeff Hardy defeated Jeff Jarrett

January 29, 2012 – Royal Rumble – St. Louis, MO
Daniel Bryan d. Big Show and Mark Henry to retain the WWE world heavyweight title

April 1, 2012 – WrestleMania 28 – Miami, FL
Undertaker defeated Triple H [Guest referee Shawn Michaels, “Hell in a Cell” match]

April 15, 2012 – TNA Lockdown – Nashville, TN
Bobby Roode defeated James Storm to retain the TNA world title

September 8, 2012 – ROH Caged Hostility – Charlotte, NC
Rhett Titus and The Briscoes d. S.C.U.M. (Jimmy Jacobs, Kevin Steen, and Steve Corino)

October 5, 2012 – WWE – Everett, WA
CM Punk defeated the Big Show to retain the WWE world title

December 1, 2012 – NPWS: 2nd Annual Steel Cage Mania – Parlin, NJ
Balls Mahoney defeated QT Mashall [“Extreme” steel cage match]

March 10, 2013 – TNA Lockdown – San Antonio, TX
Bully Ray defeated Jeff Hardy to win the TNA world title

March 23, 2013 – NWA Smoky Mountain Steel Cage Showdown 2013 – Kingsport, TN
The Illuminati (Alyx Winters, Chris Richards, Nick Hammonds, and Tony Givens) defeated Air America (Gavin Daring and Skylar Kruze), Jeff Connelly, and Keith Knox

May 19, 2013 – Extreme Rules – St. Louis, MO
Brock Lesnar defeated Triple H

June 23, 2013 – Ring of Honor – Baltimore, MD
Team ROH defeated S.C.U.M. [“Steel Cage Warfare” match]

December 26, 2013 – WWE – New York, NY
Cody Rhodes & Goldust d. Cesaro & Jack Swagger to retain the WWE tag team titles

February 1, 2014 – WWE – Wichita, KS
Bray Wyatt defeated Daniel Bryan

March 9, 2014 – TNA Lockdown – Miami, FL
Magnus d. Samoa Joe to retain the TNA world title [“Submission or knockout” match]

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