History of the Iron Man Match

Iron Man
An Iron Man Match is a professional wrestling match type that is set to go a specific amount of time, usually 30 or 60 minutes, with the competitor with the most falls at the end of that time named the victor. On the occasions of a draw, a sudden death “final fall” may be requested by either side, with the other able to accept or decline, or a legal authority can order the match to go into overtime in the case of any championship match if there is a draw. [Courtesy of Wikipedia.com]

Date Event Time Winner Loser Score
06/20/92 WCW Beach Blast 30:00 Ricky Steamboat Rick Rude 4-3
07/18/93 WCW Beach Blast 30:00 Dustin Rhodes Rick Rude 1-1
* * * NOTE: For the vacant WCW United States title.
03/31/96 WrestleMania 12 60:00+ Shawn Michaels Bret Hart 1-0
* * * NOTE: For Bret Hart’s WWF title.
05/21/00 Judgment Day 60:00 Triple H The Rock 6-5
* * * NOTES: For Rock’s WWE title.
04/29/01 WWE Backlash 30:00+ Chris Benoit Kurt Angle 4-3
* * * NOTE: 30-minute submission Iron Man match.
07/27/02 Ring of Honor 60:00 Low K Chris Daniels
Doug Williams
Spanky
0-1
1-0
1-0
* * * NOTE: Iron Man match to crown the 1st ever ROH champion.
08/21/02 Total Nonstop Action 30:00 Jerry Lynn A.J. Styles Tie
* * * NOTE: Match ended in a draw.
09/18/03 WWE SmackDown 60:00 Brock Lesnar Kurt Angle 5:4
* * * NOTE: For Kurt Angle’s WWE title.
10/25/03 CZW Italy 20:00 Trent Acid Ruckus 2:1
07/26/04 WWE RAW 60:00 Chris Benoit Triple H 4-3
* * * NOTE: For Chris Benoit’s WWE title.
11/13/04 FWA 30:00 A.J. Styles James Tighe 3-2
02/13/05 TNA Against All Odds 30:00+ A.J. Styles Chris Daniels 2-1
* * * NOTE: The match ended in sudden death overtime.
10/03/05 WWE Homecoming 30:00 Shawn Michaels Kurt Angle 2-2
* * * NOTE: The match ended in a 2-2 tie.
10/05/05 World Series Wrestling 30:00 Chris Daniels A.J. Styles 1-0
10/23/05 TNA Bound For Glory 30:00 A.J. Styles Chris Daniels 1-0
* * * NOTE: For A.J. Styles’ X-Division title.
07/09/06 CAPW 30:00 Claudio Castagnoli Chris Daniels
American Dragon
 n/a
01/14/07 TNA Final Resolution 30:00 Kurt Angle Samoa Joe 3-2
10/27/07 LLW The Iron Hour 60:00 Johnny Devine Tyson Dux 3-2
11/18/07 PWX 60:00 Derek Wylde Tyson Dux
01/08/08 ECW 15:00 Morrison / Miz Wang Yang / Moore 1-1
* * * NOTE: For John Morrison and Miz’s WWE tag team titles.
10/25/09 WWE Bragging Rights 60:00 John Cena Randy Orton 6-5
* * * NOTE: For Randy Orton’s WWE title.
12/23/10 TNA IMPACT 15:00+ Douglas Williams A.J. Styles 1-1
* * * NOTE: For Douglas Williams’ TV title.
12/23/10 TNA IMPACT 15:00+ Douglas Williams A.J. Styles 1-1
* * * NOTE: For Douglas Williams’ TV title.
12/15/11 TNA Final Resolution 30:00 Bobby Roode A.J. Styles 3-3
* * * NOTE: For Bobby Roode’s TNA world heavyweight title.
12/18/11 TNA IMPACT 5:00 Bobby Roode A.J. Styles 1-0
* * * NOTE: For Bobby Roode’s TNA world heavyweight title.

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