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.
5 WWE Superstars We'd Like to See in a Bra and Panties Match
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.
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.