Gauntlet Match[edit | edit source]
A Gauntlet Match is, in a sense, a quick series of one-fall one-on-one matches. Here, two superstars begin the match, and are replaced whenever one is eliminated (by normal means), with the last person standing being named the winner. A Gauntlet Match may also be played out in multiple "parts" as part of a storyline (where a face wrestler must face a series of heel wrestler's underlings before facing the heel himself, for instance) -- this was common in World Championship Wrestling in the early 1990s, where it was referred to as a Slobber Knocker. A participant involved in a Gauntlet Match may be said to be "running the gauntlet", although in most cases this designation is reserved for those who are involved for most of the match.
The Gauntlet may also be referred as a Turmoil Match, a likely backformation from Tag Team Turmoil, which is used to denote a Gauntlet involving tag teams. In singles gauntlet matches in World Championship Wrestling, pins were counted without the need of the single man being on top of the gauntlet member.