WWE: 5 Reasons Why WWE Should Bring Back the War Games Match

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WWE: 5 Reasons Why WWE Should Bring Back the War Games Match
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When it comes to intriguing grudge matches in pro wrestling, few match-types can compare to the two-ring caged War Games match.

This match, made famous at the National Wrestling Alliance Great American Bash event in 1987, was the ultimate place for the top good guys to take on the top bad guys in pro wrestling. In WCW, the War Games match usually took place yearly at the Fall Brawl pay-per-view event.

Two teams of four men would enter the double cage at timed intervals one-by-one. Of course, there would be situations where someone would be in a two-on-one situation at the beginning of the match. This only served to add drama to an already emotionally charged situation.

The only way to win this match was by making a member of the other team quit, submit, or be knocked out unconscious. These rules provided for a brutal environment and a creative way to make sure there were real winners in the match without the same shenanigans seen in regular matches.

As time went by, the rules for War Games matches were tweaked with three teams in a match or five members on a team instead of four.

With the upcoming release this June of a War Games DVD and Blu-ray by WWE, the War Games match should return to WWE at the new Payback pay-per-view event. 

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