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]

DateEventTimeWinnerLoserScore
06/20/92WCW Beach Blast30:00Ricky SteamboatRick Rude4-3
01/09/93WWF House Show60:00Bret HartRic Flair3-2
* * * NOTE: For Bret Hart’s WWF title.
07/18/93WCW Beach Blast30:00Dustin RhodesRick Rude1-1
* * * NOTE: For the vacant WCW United States title.
03/31/96WrestleMania 1260:00+Shawn MichaelsBret Hart1-0
* * * NOTE: For Bret Hart’s WWF title.
05/21/00Judgment Day60:00Triple HThe Rock6-5
* * * NOTES: For Rock’s WWE title.
04/29/01WWE Backlash30:00+Chris BenoitKurt Angle4-3
* * * NOTE: 30-minute submission Iron Man match.
07/27/02Ring of Honor60:00Low KChris Daniels
Doug Williams
Spanky
0-1
1-0
1-0
* * * NOTE: Iron Man match to crown the 1st ever ROH champion.
08/21/02Total Nonstop Action30:00Jerry LynnA.J. StylesTie
* * * NOTE: Match ended in a draw.
09/18/03WWE SmackDown60:00Brock LesnarKurt Angle5:4
* * * NOTE: For Kurt Angle’s WWE title.
10/25/03CZW Italy20:00Trent AcidRuckus2:1
07/26/04WWE RAW60:00Chris BenoitTriple H4-3
* * * NOTE: For Chris Benoit’s WWE title.
11/13/04FWA30:00A.J. StylesJames Tighe3-2
02/13/05TNA Against All Odds30:00+A.J. StylesChris Daniels2-1
* * * NOTE: The match ended in sudden death overtime.
10/03/05WWE Homecoming30:00Shawn MichaelsKurt Angle2-2
* * * NOTE: The match ended in a 2-2 tie.
10/05/05World Series Wrestling30:00Chris DanielsA.J. Styles1-0
10/23/05TNA Bound For Glory30:00A.J. StylesChris Daniels1-0
* * * NOTE: For A.J. Styles’ X-Division title.
07/09/06CAPW30:00Claudio CastagnoliChris Daniels
American Dragon
 n/a
01/14/07TNA Final Resolution30:00Kurt AngleSamoa Joe3-2
10/27/07LLW The Iron Hour60:00Johnny DevineTyson Dux3-2
11/18/07PWX60:00Derek WyldeTyson Dux
01/08/08ECW15:00Morrison / MizWang Yang / Moore1-1
* * * NOTE: For John Morrison and Miz’s WWE tag team titles.
10/25/09WWE Bragging Rights60:00John CenaRandy Orton6-5
* * * NOTE: For Randy Orton’s WWE title.
12/23/10TNA IMPACT15:00+Douglas WilliamsA.J. Styles1-1
* * * NOTE: For Douglas Williams’ TV title.
12/23/10TNA IMPACT15:00+Douglas WilliamsA.J. Styles1-1
* * * NOTE: For Douglas Williams’ TV title.
12/15/11TNA Final Resolution30:00Bobby RoodeA.J. Styles3-3
* * * NOTE: For Bobby Roode’s TNA world heavyweight title.
12/18/11TNA IMPACT5:00Bobby RoodeA.J. Styles1-0
* * * NOTE: For Bobby Roode’s TNA world heavyweight title.

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