A Beat the Clock match is a series of singles matches between different wrestlers to see which wrestler can win their match in the shortest amount of time. Each wrestler involved competes in one match, and it is generally assumed that these wrestlers do not face each other, instead facing jobbers (or occasionally for heel characters, a confidant that will gladly lay down for them).
Beat the Clock matches often have all of the wrestlers involved winning their matches. In the case of a wrestler losing their match, the wrestler is removed from consideration, and in some cases, with their opponent taking their place (such that the winner of the shortest match is effectively the winner of the Beat the Clock match). In the case that a wrestler is unable to beat the time of a previous match, the match may be prematurely ended, although in practice all matches in the Beat the Clock match are fought to a conclusion. Disqualifications in Beat the Clock matches can be handled in different ways: with the match being counted as a win (with the time until disqualification as the official match time), a loss, or having another match to settle the matter.
Beat the Clock matches are often fought for a stipulation, such as a championship or the privilege of final entry in a multi-competitor match.
|December 26, 2005||Monday Night Raw||Kane|
|January 4, 2008||Friday Night Smackdown||Rey Mysterio|
|July 27, 2009||Monday Night Raw||John Cena|
|January 1, 2010||Friday Night Smackdown||Rey Mysterio|
|May 3, 2010||Monday Night Raw||John Cena|
|December 9, 2011||Friday Night Smackdown||Randy Orton|
|April 30, 2012||Monday Night Raw||Daniel Bryan|
|April 25, 2017||Smackdown Live||Breezango|
|March 25, 2019||Monday Night Raw||Becky Lynch|
- December 26, 2005
- January 4, 2008
- July 27, 2009
- January 1, 2010
- May 3, 2010
- December 9, 2011
- April 30, 2012
- October 14, 2013
- April 25, 2017
- March 25, 2019