Ladder match

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A ladder match is a type of match in professional wrestling, most commonly one where an item (usually a title belt) is hung above the ring, and the winner is the contestant who climbs a ladder and retrieves the item.wikipedia
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Tables, ladders, and chairs match

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Ladder matches and their variants (such as TLC matches and Full Metal Mayhem) are often used in feuds that involve a dispute over possession of an item (such as a stolen title belt or the "paperwork" for the contractual services of a manager).
The TLC match is a variation of a ladder match, which is modified to co-emphasize two other weapons: tables and chairs.

Dan Kroffat

Cowboy" Dan KroffatKing Krow
The ladder match could have been invented by either Dan Kroffat of the Stampede Wrestling organization out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada or British wrestler Kendo Nagasaki.
While in Stampede Wrestling, Kroffat invented the ladder match.

The Hardy Boyz

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The Hardy Boyz gained fame for their participation in ladder matches and Tables, Ladders and Chairs matches with The Dudley Boyz/Team 3D and Edge and Christian.

WrestleMania X

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Razor Ramon defeated Shawn Michaels in a Ladder match to resolve an angle in which the two had argued over the rightful holder of the WWF Intercontinental Championship.

SummerSlam (1998)

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The main match on the undercard featured a ladder match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship between Triple H and The Rock, which Triple H won to win the Intercontinental Championship.

WrestleMania 2000

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Main matches on the undercard included a triangle ladder match for the WWF Tag Team Championship involving Edge and Christian, The Hardy Boyz, and The Dudley Boyz, and a two-fall triple threat match for the WWF Intercontinental and European Championships involving Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho, and Chris Benoit.

Professional wrestling match types

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A ladder match is a type of match in professional wrestling, most commonly one where an item (usually a title belt) is hung above the ring, and the winner is the contestant who climbs a ladder and retrieves the item.
Matches can be held under standard rules or as a specialty match, such as a steel cage match or a ladder match.

Shawn Michaels

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Michaels was also unable to win the Intercontinental Championship from Bret Hart in the WWF's first ladder match at a Wrestling Challenge taping on July 21, which was subsequently made available on multiple Coliseum/WWE Home Video releases.

Jeff Hardy

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This stable did not last long, however, and on October 17, 1999 at No Mercy, the Hardy Boyz won the managerial services of Terri Runnels in the finals of the Terri Invitational Tournament in the WWF's first ever tag team ladder match against Edge and Christian.

King of the Ring (1999)

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The main event was a Ladder match featuring Shane McMahon and Vince McMahon defeating Stone Cold Steve Austin for the control of the WWF.

Matt Hardy

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At No Mercy, The Hardyz defeated Edge and Christian in the first ever tag team ladder match.

SummerSlam (1995)

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The two faced off in a Ladder match, with Michaels retaining the title.

Triple H

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This storyline rivalry eventually led to a feud over the Intercontinental Championship, which Triple H won in a ladder match at SummerSlam.

Shane McMahon

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Austin then met Shane and Vince in a ladder match at the King of the Ring for ownership of the WWF, as in the storyline, Austin had 50%, which was assigned to him by Linda and Stephanie McMahon, upset by Vince and Shane's complicity in the storyline kidnapping of Stephanie by the Corporate Ministry, while Vince and Shane each had 25%.

Goldust

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He also had a Ladder match with Shawn Michaels at internet pay-per-view (iPPV) Xperience for the WWF Championship but lost the match.

No Mercy (1999)

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Also on the card was a tag team ladder match in which The New Brood (Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy) defeated Edge and Christian.

Royal Rumble (2001)

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On the undercard, Kurt Angle defended the WWF Championship against Triple H and Chris Jericho defeated Intercontinental Champion Chris Benoit in a ladder match.

Christian Cage

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As a result, they began feuding with The Hardy Boyz and competed in a ladder match for the managerial services of Terri Runnels and $100,000 at No Mercy on October 17, which The Hardy Boyz won.

John Morrison (wrestler)

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In Lucha Underground, Hennigan won the main event of the debut episode, as well as the first ladder match and steel cage match in the promotion's history.

Dwayne Johnson

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This led to a ladder match at SummerSlam, where The Rock lost the title.

SummerSlam (2001)

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The other two main matches on the card were Steve Austin versus Kurt Angle for the WWF Championship, which Angle won, after Austin was disqualified for attacking referees, and Rob Van Dam defeated Jeff Hardy in a ladder match for the WWF Hardcore Championship.

Bret Hart

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In July 1983, Stampede Wrestling held a ladder match in which Bret Hart faced off against Bad News Allen.
At a Wrestling Challenge taping on July 21, 1992, Hart defeated Shawn Michaels, with the Intercontinental Championship belt suspended above the ring, in the WWF's first ever ladder match.

Peter Thornley

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The ladder match could have been invented by either Dan Kroffat of the Stampede Wrestling organization out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada or British wrestler Kendo Nagasaki.
In December 1986, Thornley made his masked return to the ring at the London Hippodrome in a ladder match with Clive Myers, and by September 1987 he went on to become the WWA World Heavyweight Champion after defeating Wayne Bridges.

Kurt Angle

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Angle won the third fall, a ladder match, with the help of Edge and Christian.

No Mercy (2001)

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The undercard featured The Rock versus Chris Jericho for the WCW Championship, The Undertaker versus Booker T, Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley) versus Big Show and Tajiri for the WWF Tag Team Championship, Christian versus Edge in a Ladder match for the WWF Intercontinental Championship, Torrie Wilson versus Stacy Keibler in a Lingerie match, Test versus Kane and Hardy Boyz (Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy) versus Lance Storm and The Hurricane for the WCW Tag Team Championship.