I Quit Match – Complete List from WWE, AEW, ROH, TNA & More

Check out the complete list of all “I Quit” Matches from WWE, AEW- All Elite Wrestling, ROH- Ring of Honor, TNA Impact Wrestling, ECW, WCW, NJPW and other promotions.

I Quit Match list

What is “I Quit” Match?

I Quit match is a special submission match in professional wrestling whose winner is decided when he forces his opponent to say “I Quit.” Each time a wrestler knocks down his opponent, the referee asks him whether he wants to quit.

The first known I Quit match took place at NWA’s Starrcade 1985 where TA Magnum defeated Tully Blanchard to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. In WWE, Bret Hart vs Bob Buckland was the first I Quit match, taking place at WrestleMania XI in 1995.

John Cena(5) in WWE, AJ Styles(3) in TNA, and The Rock(2) in WWE holds the unique record of never losing an I Quit match among the wrestlers with more than one match.

List of “I Quit Matches”


WrestleMania XIBret Hart vs. Bob BacklundBret Hart02 April 1995Hartford, Connecticut9:34
Raw Is WarStone Cold Steve Austin  vs. Ken ShamrockStone Cold Steve Austin 26 October 1998Madison, Wisconsin
Royal Rumble 1999The Rock  vs. MankindThe Rock WWF Championship24 January 1999Anaheim, California21:46
RAWThe Rock vs. Triple HThe Rock25 January 1999Phoenix, Arizona
No Mercy 2003Mr. McMahon  vs. Stephanie McMahonMr. McMahon 19 October 2003Baltimore, Maryland9:24
Judgment Day 2005John Cena  vs. John Bradshaw LayfieldJohn Cena WWE Championship22 May 2005Minneapolis, Minnesota22:45
SummerSlam 2006Ric Flair  vs. Mick FoleyRic Flair 20 August 2006Boston, Massachusetts13:14
SmackDownChavo Guerrero  vs. Rey MysterioChavo Guerrero 20 October 2006Los Angeles, California
SmackdownRey Mysterio vs. Chavo GuerreroRey Mysterio07 September 2007
One Night Stand  2008Beth Phoenix  vs. MelinaBeth Phoenix 01 June 2008San Diego, California9:14
SmackdownBig Show  vs. Ryan TaylorBig Show 17 October 2008Las Vegas, Nevada
Backlash 2009Jeff Hardy  vs. Matt HardyJeff Hardy 26 April 2009Providence, Rhode Island19:08
Breaking Point2009John Cena  vs. Randy OrtonJohn Cena WWE Championship13 September 2009Montreal, Quebec, Canada19:46
Over The Limit 2010John Cena  vs. BatistaJohn Cena WWE Championship23 May 2010Detroit, Michigan20:33
Over The Limit 2011John Cena  vs. The MizJohn Cena WWE Championship22 May 2011Seattle, Washington24:56
Extreme Rules 2013Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack SwaggerAlberto Del Rio #1 Contender Match for World Heavyweight Championship19 May 2013St. Louis, Missouri11:20
Payback 2015John Cena  vs. RusevJohn Cena WWE United States Championship17 May 2015Baltimore, Maryland27:28
205 LiveJack Gallagher  vs. Ariya DaivariJack Gallagher 17 January 2017Memphis, Tennessee
205 LiveCedric Alexander vs. Noam DarCedric Alexander11 July 2017San Antonio, Texas
NXT UKKay Lee Ray  vs. Toni StromKay Lee Ray NXT UK Women’s Championship27 February 2020York, England
Hell in a Cell 2020Roman Reigns  vs. Jey UsoRoman ReignsHell in a Cell Match, WWE Universal Championship25 October 2020Orlando, Florida29:20
Wrestlemania Backlash Charlotte Flair(c) vs Ronda RouseyRonda RouseyWWE Smackdown women’s Championship8 May 2022Dunkin’ Donuts Center Providence, RI, US16:35
Extreme Rules Edge vs Finn Balor Finn Balor 08 October 2022Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA, US29:55

World Championship Wrestling(WCW)

SuperBrawl VIThe Taskmaster vs. Brain PillmanThe Taskmaster11 February 1996St. Petersburg, Florida1:36
Mayhem 1999Goldberg  vs. Sid ViciousGoldberg 21 November 1999Toronto, Ontario, Canada5:30
NitroRoddy Piper  vs. Creative ControlRoddy Piper 06 December 1999Milwaukee, Wisconsin
NitroDavid Flair  vs. Terry FunkDavid Flair 07 February 2000Tulsa, Oklahoma
Uncensored 2000Dustin Rhodes  vs. Terry FunkDustin Rhodes 19 March 2000Miami, Florida9:01
ThunderNorman Smiley  vs. M.I.SmoothNorman Smiley WCW Hardcore Championship23 August 2000Tulsa, Oklahoma

All Elite Wrestling(AEW)

Just one I Quit match has taken place under AEW- Jon Moxley defeating Eddie Kingston to retain his AEW World title at AEW Full Gear 2020.

Full Gear 2020November 7, 2020Jon Moxley vs Eddie KingstonJon MoxleyAEW World ChampionshipJacksonville, Florida17:35

Lucha Underground

Lucha Undergournd S2E13Sexy Star vs. MariposaSexy StarAztec Medallions04 May 2016Lucha Underground Temple
Lucha Undergournd S4E12XO Lishus  vs. Jack EvansXO Lishus29 August 2018Union Central Cold Storage Warehouse

Ring of Honor(ROH)

Joe vs. Punk IIAlex Shelley  vs. Jimmy JacobsAlex Shelley 16 October 2004Chicago Ridge, Illinois
Battle of the Icons 2007 Jimmy Rave vs. Nigel McGuinnessJimmy Rave27 January 2007Edison, New Jersey
Rising Above 2008Austin Aries vs. Jimmy JacobsAustin Aries22 November 2008Chicago Ridge, Illinois22:08
Richards vs. DanielsColt Cabana  vs. Steve CorinoColt Cabana 16 October 2010Chicago Ridge, Illinois

Impact Wrestling (TNA)

Impact!Booker T vs. Jethro HollidayBooker TMay 14, 2009 Orlando, Florida
Sacrifice  A.J. Styles vs. Booker TA.J. StylesTNA Legends ChampionshipMay 24, 2009Orlando, Florida14:56
Impact! Velvet Sky vs. AngelinaVelvet Sky April 12, 2010 Orlando, Florida
Impact! Brian Kendrick vs. Douglas WilliamsBrian KendrickTNA Legends ChampionshipJuly 15, 2010 Orlando, Florida
No Surrender A.J. Styles vs. Tommy DreamerA.J. StylesSeptember 5, 2010Orlando, Florida16:30
Bound For Glory A.J. Styles vs. Christopher DanielsA.J. StylesOctober 16, 2011Philadelphia, Pennsylvania13:42
Impact! Kurt Angle vs. D’Lo BrownKurt AngleApril 25, 2013 Orlando, Florida
Sacrifice Gunner vs.James StromGUnnerApril 27, 2014Orlando, Florida18:50
Impact Wrestling: Hardcore Justice  Mr. Anderson vs. Samuel ShawMr. AndersonAugust 21, 2014Orlando, Florida5:50
Impact! Kurt Angle vs. Eric Young Kurt AngleTNA World Heavyweight ChampionshipMay 29, 2015 Orlando, Florida
Impact! Jeff Hardy vs. Matt HardyJeff HardyApril 19, 2016 Orlando, Florida

Statistics by Wrestler(WWE/WWF)

John Cena has appeared in the most number of “I Quit” matches in professional wrestling history with 5 matches and has never lost in any of those matches.

John Cena 550
The Rock220
Chavo Guerrero 211
Rey Mysterio211
Mankind/Mick Foley202
Alberto Del Rio 110
Beth Phoenix 110
Big Show 110
Bret Hart110
Cedric Alexander110
Jack Gallagher 110
Jeff Hardy 110
Kay Lee Ray 110
Mr. McMahon 110
Ric Flair 110
Roman Reigns 110
Stone Cold Steve Austin 110
Ariya Daivari101
Bob Backlund101
Jack Swagger101
Jey Uso101
John Bradshaw Layfield101
Ken Shamrock101
Matt Hardy101
Noam Dar101
Randy Orton101
Ryan Taylor101
Stephanie McMahon101
The Miz101
Toni Strom101
Triple H101

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *