Stone Cold Steve Austin after his first blood match with Kane.

The First Blood match is a professional wrestling hardcore-style match, the winner of which is the first to make their opponent bleed. Wrestlers rarely "juice hardway" in such a match - instead the match is generally booked so as to have the loser perform a blade job (cut themself).

The first First blood match to take place in the WWE was for the WWE Championship and occurred between Steve Austin and Kane at King of the Ring. Kane, who at the time was still wearing his mask and full outfit, was the underdog in the match (kayfabe) and had said that if he lost, he would set himself on fire. In the end, Austin's face became bloodied and the title went to Kane, thus ending Austin's first WWE Championship reign.[1]

First blood Matches in World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment

No. Match Event, Date and Location
I Kane defeated Stone Cold Steve Austin to win the WWF Championship
King of the Ring
June 28, 1998, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
II Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated The Undertaker to retain the WWF Championship Fully Loaded
July 25, 1999, Buffalo, New York
III Chris Jericho defeated Ken Shamrock WWF SmackDown!
September 23, 1999, Dallas, Texas
IV X-Pac defeated Chris Jericho WWF RAW is WAR
September 25, 2000, State College, Pennsylvania
V Kane and The Undertaker defeated Haku & Rikishi WWF SmackDown!
February 1, 2001, Columbus, Ohio
VI Booker T defeated Stone Cold Steve Austin WWF SmackDown!
December 18, 2001, New Orleans, Louisiana
VII Kurt Angle defeated John Cena WWE RAW
January 2, 2006, East Rutherford, New Jersey
VIII Mr. Kennedy defeated The Undertaker Survivor Series
November 26, 2006, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
IX John Cena defeated JBL One Night Stand
June 1, 2008, San Diego, California

First blood Matches in World Championship Wrestling

No. Match Event, Date and Location
I Ric Flair defeated Hollywood Hogan to win the WCW World Heavyweight Championship (Steel cage match) Uncensored
March 14, 1999, Louisville, Kentucky
II Sting fought Vampiro to the no-contest WCW Monday Nitro
April 24, 2000, Rochester, New York
III The Harris Brothers (Ron and Don) defeated KroniK (Brian Adams and Bryan Clark) (Chain match) Fall Brawl
September 17, 2000, Buffalo, New York
IV Buff Bagwell defeated David Flair Halloween Havoc
October 29, 2000, Las Vegas, Nevada
V Shane Douglas defeated General Rection to win the WCW United States Championship (Chain match) Sin
January 14, 2001, Indianapolis, Indiana

First blood Matches in Extreme Championship Wrestling

No. Match Event, Date and Location
I Tony Stetson defeated Larry Winters ECW Super Summer Sizzler
June 19, 1993, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
II Justin Credible defeated Tommy Dreamer CyberSlam
February 21, 1998, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

First blood Matches in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling/Impact Wrestling

No. Match Event, Date and Location
I Malice defeated Don Harris NWA-TNA Weekly PPV #8
August 7, 2002, Nashville, Tennessee
II Kid Kash defeated Abyss (Chain on a Pole match) NWA-TNA Weekly PPV #69
October 29, 2003, Nashville, Tennessee
III The Outlaw defeated Kevin Nash Destination X
March 13, 2005, Orlando, Florida
IV Eddie Edwards defeated Killer Kross Slammiversary XVII
July 7, 2019, Dallas, Texas

First blood Matches in Ring of Honor

No. Match Event, Date and Location
I Ace Steel defeated Chad Collyer Supercard of Honor
March 31, 2006, Chicago, Illinois

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