How to Make a Wrestling Match Card

    Step 1

    Book wrestlers with ongoing or past feuds against each other. Just because two wrestlers are talented in the ring, does not mean they should be randomly placed in a match together. Use past matches, interviews and other in-ring encounters to build up the match.

    Step 2

    Make the main event a title match. A crowd is more likely to work up anticipation for any match where a title is on the line. An exception is if your wrestling card features a famous pro wrestler making a guest appearance. The main event is always the last match on the wrestling card.

    Step 3

    Mix up the match results to make the wrestling card unpredictable. Having the good guy win in every match will become boring, so set up the card with some heel victories and face victories. Each match should not be considered a separate entity, because the fan reaction and momentum is carried onto the next bout.

    Step 4

    Use different matches throughout the card to add variety. Basic types of wrestling matches include a tag team match featuring two vs. two bouts, a triple threat match where three wrestlers go against each other and a handicap match that either features two on one or two or three situations.

    Step 5

    Incorporate different types of match endings would include a pinfall, submission, count out or disqualification. For example, a brutal chair attack from a heel would cause a memorable disqualification victory on your match card.


  • Go over the match card with wrestlers to see if they have any other suggestions. For example, two wrestlers put into a ladder match may rather be in a tables match that will still provide the same thrills. Not everyone will be pleased with the final match card, so just try to please as many wrestlers as possible.
  • If available and wrestlers are willing (and you have the equipment), add violent matches to your wrestling card. The steel cage match features the ring surrounded by large steel fences, the tables match forces opponents to put each other through a table and a hardcore match allows any weapon to be used on opponents. Despite the appearance of mayhem, it takes a skillful wrestler to safely perform any of those.

About the Author

Alan Donahue started writing professionally in 2003. He has been published in the Norwich Free Academy "Red & White," UNLV's "Rebel Yell" and on various websites. He is an expert on wrestling, movies and television. He placed second in the NFO Screenwriting Contest and received filmmaking awards from Manchester Community College and Norwich Free Academy. He currently attends Academy of Art University.