History of the Hair Match

HairLuchas de Apuestas (literally translated from Spanish to gambling fights) are matches where both wrestlers wager something specific (the mask or hair) on the outcome. The loser of the match then loses the item, being forced to take off the mask or be shaved bald. It is also possible for a wrestler to put someone else’s item on the line, with the same stipulation applying in the event of a loss.

In matches where hair is on the line, generally the heel wrestler loses the match, as it is designed to humiliate the heel wrestler. Among notable wrestlers who have lost such matches, Gorgeous George, Adrian Adonis, Jeff Jarrett, Kurt Angle, Molly Holly, and CM Punk were all heels when on the losing end of hair vs. hair matches. [Courtesy of wikipedia.com]

11/07/1962Olympic AuditoriumThe DestroyerGorgeous George
1972[INSERT]Mr Wrestling IITim Woods
August 1977MemphisJerry LawlerBill Dundee
August 1977MemphisJerry LawlerBill Dundee
06/17/1983WCCW Star WarsBuddy RobertsIceman Parsons
05/05/1985WCCWKerry von ErichOne Man Gang
October 1985WCCWvon Erich BrothersThe Dynamic Duo
07/05/1986NWA Great American BashJimmy ValiantShaska Whatley
07/26/1986NWA Great American BashPaul JonesJimmy Valiant
11/27/1986NWA StarrcadeJimmy ValiantPaul Jones
03/29/1987WWF WrestleMania IIIRoddy PiperAdrian Adonis
April 1987MemphisAustin IdolJerry Lawler
01/07/1989WWF SNMEBrutus Beefcake“Outlaw” Ron Bass
11/06/1994AAA When Worlds CollideSanto and OctagonLa Pareja del Terror
05/27/1994AAA TrippleMania IIKonnanJake Roberts
08/30/1998WWF SummerSlamX-PacJeff Jarrett
July 2000WCW NitroVince RussoRic Flair
05/19/2002WWE Judgement DayEdgeKurt Angle
08/04/2003WWE RAWChris JerichoKevin Nash
09/17/2003TNA Pay Per ViewShane DouglasRaven
03/14/2004WWE Wrestlemania 20VictoriaMolly Holly
10/19/2004WWE Taboo TuesdayEugeneEric Bischoff
07/16/2006TNA Victory RoadRavenLarry Zbyszko
12/30/2006NWSBrutus BeefcakeSalvatore Sincere
04/01/2007WrestleMania 23Bobby LashleyUmaga
04/25/2010WWE Extreme RulesCM PunkRey Mysterio, Jr.
04/17/2011TNA LockdownMickie JamesMadison Rayne
01/05/2013DMW New Year’s EvilutionThe RivLevi Shapiro

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