Considerations used throughout UK Wrestling Archive
The following is not exhaustive and will be updated over time however for the purposes of providing consistent platforms from which to determine criteria, a number of specific considerations are used throughout the UK Wrestling Archive, no opinions on political leanings are intended and any such assumptions are in direct contradiction to this notice.
5 Continent Model:
In order to create a robust and meaningful base, capable of standing up to contention, while still allowing achievable and realistic classification criteria, UK Wrestling Archive recognise the ‘5 Continent Model’ of Africa, America, Antarctica, Eurasia & Oceania to determine ‘world’ Titles.
Unless created through unification or being officially splintered from a more prestigious title, ALL titles are considered to be Regional Titles within the UK Wrestling Archive upon inauguration and any ‘World’ or similar denotations are not recognised until earned.
The 4 classifications recognised by UK Wrestling Archive are;
Regional – A Championship which is (or was) defended within a specific regional area, such as a single venue or handful of venues within a single City/ Town where the controlling promotion is considered to be operating from.
National – A Championship which is (or was) defended outside of a specific regional area, but is not taken beyond the recognised international border(s) of the country where the controlling promotion is based.
International – A Championship which is (or was) defended internationally, beyond the recognised international border(s) of the country where the controlling promotion is based.
World – A Championship which is (or was) defended globally as detailed in the ‘5 Continent Model’.
Championship histories of Titles created by UK & Ireland-based promotions or Titles which specifically relate to the UK & Ireland, in addition to officially sanctioned Titles controlled by the Union of European Wrestling Alliances.
Championship histories of World Titles.
UK & Ireland-based wrestlers participating in matches outside of the UK & Ireland.
Wrestling Events which take place within the UK & Ireland.
Triple Threat Match: 3 wrestlers (or teams) compete individually to determine a single winner via normal (Pinfall/ Submission) means.
Common Variations: 3-Way Dance, Three Way Match, Triangle Match
Fatal-4-Way Match: 4 wrestlers (or teams) compete individually to determine a single winner via normal (Pinfall/ Submission) means.
Common Variations: Four Way Match
Scramble Match: 5+ wrestlers (or teams) compete individually to determine a single winner via normal (Pinfall/ Submission) means.
Common Variations: Fatal-5-Way, Six Pack Challenge), 8-Ball Challenge.
Content within the UK Wrestling Archive is curated from a number of sources in order to compile the most accurate information possible. Many of these sources no longer exist and result in errors due to invalid urls when the site is being crawled. It is both cumbersome and impractical therefore to list individual sources on each piece of content. Information is gathered from, in alphabetical order:
If you identify content which you feel is exclusive to your site, please get in touch and I will be more than happy to add to this list.
It should be noted that, where possible, and within the constraints of both working full-time and not being blessed with infinite funds to subscribe to the many streaming services available, information, match times and results are gathered first hand, directly from the broadcast(s).