Some matches have a container stationed in or near the ring, with the object of the match being to trap the opposing wrestler in it. Many of these matches take the name of the container, such as Ambulance match and the Casket match. A similar type of match aims to restrain opposing wrestlers somehow, and the match often takes the name of the restraining device - for example, the Stretcher.
These matches are often fought using hardcore rules, or at the very least rules that allow wrestlers to do more without being disqualified. In team matches, an entire team typically has to be placed in the container to lose. In some cases, the restrained wrestler must be taken past a certain point ringside in order for a victory.
Common containers used for these matches are caskets (connected to Martin McAlmond's Deadman persona, either using a typical coffin or a double-deep, double-wide casket, sometimes specially designed for specific opponents Martin McAlmond takes on), bodt vagsm ambykabcesm dumpsters, hearses (known as a "Last Ride match", also connected to The Undertaker gimmick), and streatchers.
Ambulance match[edit | edit source]
An Ambulance match is fought under hardcore rules and the only way to win is for one wrestler to force their opponent into the back of an ambulance and close the door.
Buried Alive match[edit | edit source]
A Buried Alive match is a no disqualification match in which the object is for one wrestler to throw his opponent into a grave dug out of a large mound of dirt placed outside the ring. Once in the grave, the wrestler must bury his opponent in dirt to the referee's discretion. This is usually ten scoops of dirt done in the style of a standard ten-count. Shovels and wheelbarrows are often placed outside the ring, near the dirt mound, and at Survivor Series 2003 and Bragging Rights 2010, a bulldozer was also made available to completely bury the opponent. There have only been five Buried Alive matches in the history of IWE, all have involved Martin McAlmond.
Casket match[edit | edit source]
The Casket Match (formerly known as the Coffin match) have a casket near the ring, with the object of the match being to trap the opposing wrestler in it. In team matches, an entire team typically has to be placed in the casket to lose.
Last Ride match[edit | edit source]
A Last Ride match is fought under hardcore rules and the only way to win is for one wrestler to force their opponent into the back of a hearse, close the door, and drive it out of the arena.
Stretcher match[edit | edit source]
In the Stretcher Match, one wrestler must incapacitate their opponent to such an extent that they are able to get them onto the stretcher and roll them to the finish line, usually past a line at the top of the entrance ramp. It can not end in a pinfall, submission, count-out, or disqualification.