In professional wrestling
, a hardcore
match is a match in which there
basically are no used--foreign object
s are legal, other wrestlers may
interfere, and pinfalls may be counted anywhere instead of just in the
ring. No disqualifications, no countouts, no penalties for dropping
on your opponent (it's happened).
Hardcore matches have been called tons of different things--all equally
...and hundreds of others all mean the same thing, regardless of
the silly distinctions promotions try to give them. For example,
when a main event match in the World Wrestling Federation is hardcore,
it is usually advertised as a "Street Fight". When a regular match
is hardcore, though, it's just a "Hardcore Match". This is, I guess,
to give the impression that a "Street Fight" is more special than a "Hardcore
Match," even though they're exactly the same thing.