A Deathmatch is the most violent/hardcore match format in professional wrestling. Only a few wrestlers in the world take part in Deathmatches.
Nick Gage is a famous Indie Wrestler known for his hardcore style. He recently spoke to Sports Illustrated about his love for Deathmatches:
"I consider myself a deathmatch wrestler, it's my job and my passion. I take pride in being the top guy doing it in the U.S. I fell in love with it watching Cactus Jack and Terry Funk, I thought that was f---ing badass. … I always wanted to do this. Me and my brother grew up wrestling. We did shows in the backyard when we were 13. We sold tapes when we were in high school. I can't remember when I didn't want to do this. I got in a wrestling ring on my 14th birthday, and I didn't want to be anywhere else.
"Deep down, it's an art form and a different style of wrestling. And it's underground. There's barely [any] rules. It's just one man vs. another. Whoever wins, wins."
He also talked about his experience wrestling David Arquette:
"It did get people talking, and that led to more people watching the match, so it goes both ways. But as a professional and a performer, I didn't like the way the ending went down."