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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.

Championship classifications:

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’.

Match Types:

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.

Tracked Information:

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.