More details regarding the first-ever Pure Rules tag team match that will take place at Ring of Honor’s Final Battle pay-per-view have been revealed, including some of the rules that must be followed, and just how they differ from normal matches.
The match – which will see Tracy Williams and Rhett Titus take on Fred Yehi and Wheeler Yuta – will follow normal pure match rules, which give each wrestler three rope breaks to stop submission holds or pinfalls. Once a wrestler exhausts those rope breaks, any submission or pin attempt under the rope is considered legal. Alongside that, no closed-fist punches to the face are allowed, and wrestlers are subject to a twenty count by the referee if they go to the floor.
Since this is the first-ever pure rules tag team match, the standard rules have been adapted and additional regulations have been added. Here are the new rules for the Final Battle match:
- A legal tag requires the wrestler on the apron to reach over the top rope and tag his partner hand-to-hand while holding the tag rope with his other hand.
- Each wrestler has five seconds to exit the ring after a tag is made.
- Each time a team breaks up a pinfall or submission, that team will lose a rope break. Breaking up a pinfall or submission when a team is out of rope breaks will result in a disqualification.
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