Those are Da' Rules

Monday, April 27, 2015
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Mr. Green

In today's wrestling world the rules pretty much change at the convenience of the television show you happen to be watching at the time (see WWE) but believe it or not, there was a era where the rules actually counted. We certainly believe in the philosophy that you need rules in place so that if the "bad guy" or gal in our case, actually breaks them then you have something to legitimately be mad about. Now we're not saying that every match you see us cover will follow what I'm about to print but you can read this knowing that we encourage the promoters we have partnerships with to work with us and create a set of well known rules that all our competitors can follow. Or at least try to.

This will be updated if new rules are instituted.

  1. Close fist punches are illegal and can constitute a disqualification at the referee's discretion.
  2. A competitor can show submission to the referee by either verbally submitting or via "Tap Out" if the option to speak is not available.
  3. Pinfalls and submissions must be broken if a competitor is able to get a portion of their body "out of bounds" by touching the ropes or placing the body part out of the ring.
  4. In a Battle Royal scenario eliminations are completed by tossing your opponent over the top rope, onto the floor and having both feet touching the ground.
  5. In cases of disqualifications, the referee will give a competitor a count of five (5) before placing the disqualification in effect.
  6. In a championship contest, unless otherwise stated, the champion will hold a “Champion’s Advantage”. The advantage being that the challenger must either pin or make the champion submit in order to win the title.
  7. Champions must defend their titles once in every 30 days. If the champion does not or cannot defend the championship then the management has the option to remove the title from the reigning champion. The champion, however, can place a substitute in their place to fulfill the 30 obligation if they are physically unable to defend the championship.
  8. The next tier champion is rightfully the number one contender to the next championship up the “ladder” (i.e. the Television Champion is the number one contender to the WPN Champion)
  9. In Tag Team matches a wrestler and his/her partner can be in the ring simultaneously until the count of 5. After the count of 5 the “illegal” man/woman must exit the ring and stand on the apron or have the team disqualified.
  10. Only managers and/or legal valets may stand ringside with their wrestler(s). All managers, valets, seconds, etc.,. must have a “license of representation” to qualify.
  11. A champion can only take time off once all scheduled matches have been satisfied and fulfilled. If a match was scheduled, even if hurt, the champion becomes responsible for satisfying the booking.
  12. Referee's can only make calls on actions that they see. Officially they are not allowed to be influenced by what they hear happening around them or the shouts, cheers, and jeers of the audience around the ring.
  13. Because of the severe injuries to the neck, as it relates to women wrestling matches, piledrivers are considered an illegal hold.
  14. “The Freebird Rule”  is designed for a team of more than two individuals. The rule applies when the group ,in a tag-team contest, invokes that any two of the members could compete on any night they chose (the third presumably staying at ringside). Although the Freebird Rule wasn't created by management it is recognized due to contract legalities from surrounding tag-teams.