When a score needs to be settled in the WWE, there are times when a simple match is not enough. To test a man's will, and to prove how great he is, he must go the distance with an arch nemesis.
In the history of WWE, seven matches have been contested where endurance and stamina were needed to prove who was the better between two. The Iron Man match is the ultimate measuring stick, and since the first one in 1996, only nine wrestlers have had the technical prowess and cardiovascular conditioning to compete in such a demanding gauntlet.
For thirty minutes or an entire hour, run-and-gun and brute force strategies need to be thrown out in favor of cunning and the ability to pick apart your enemy, one appendage at a time. Only after the clock strikes zero—and sometimes that has not even been enough—can we tell who deserves to stand tall.
Welcome, B/R readers, to my rankings of WWE Iron Man matches. This is, of course, my opinion, and you are not only welcome but encouraged to share your thoughts on my list in the comment section.
I wanted to share this with everyone with the talk that has spread about a possible Iron Man match between CM Punk and Daniel Bryan, and to see where that could potentially sit among the other incredible encounters on this list.
I based my list on factors having to do with the matches themselves—what took place during the allotted time limit, and not necessarily what happened in the buildup to each bout. We can discuss the feuds and other things after the slideshow, which begins...NOW!