The infamous stipulation was a staple of the Attitude and Ruthless Aggression Era. The WWE like to present their female wrestlers as being equally and sometimes even more talented than their male counterparts. Before the exclusive pay per views and the main events however, the Wrestling industry in general and the WWE in particular, were not very inclusive of their female employees. They were generally treated as eye candy and when they did wrestle it would barely last more than a couple of minutes. The only time they were given more than a passing glance was when they featured in a bra and panties match; a match stipulation where you have to strip your opponent to their bra and panties to win the match.
WWE’s 5 Most Technical Bra & Panties Matches
Torrie Wilson vs. Stacy Keibler - Bra & Panties Match - Smackdown - video dailymotion
WWE has been PG for approximately four years now and since that time we have seen a rapid change in the way WWE superstars conduct themselves in the ring, in the backstage segments and out on the streets. WWE programming has watered down its edgier content to appeal to the younger generation as it did in the late 80s and because of this, some gimmick matches have ended up on the scrap heap. The five gimmick matches in this slideshow highlight the brutality, sexiness and pure audacity of the yesteryear of the WWE. The match type even warranted its own championship, held by pretty much the whole roster at the time. Trash cans, kendo sticks, lead pipes, baking trays and even the kitchen sink were used in these high octane matches full of violence.
5 Gimmick Matches We'll Never See in WWE Again as Long as Shows Are Rated PG
A Bra and Panties match is so named because it takes place between any amount of female competitors with the winner being the first to strip her opponent to nothing but her bra and panties. An Evening Gown match ends the same way, but instead of the women starting out the match in regular clothing or ring attire they begin in evening gowns. WCW held an "ROTC" match of the same nature, with the contestants beginning the match in camouflage military style attire. Xtreme Pro Wrestling went further with the idea; promoting a Buck Naked match , during which one competitor was supposed to be stripped completely.
The matches had two female competitors who would compete to see who could strip their opponent down to their underwear first; it seems those kinds of matches are best left in the past. Even so, Alexa Bliss doesn't look down on the women that did them. Our Evolution started when the first women's match ever happened.