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Best Matches of 2017

  • 05-01-2017 5:11pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 20,753 ✭✭✭✭


    I'll kick off this thread my suggesting everyone catch the final 4 matches of NJPW Wrestlekingdom 11

    Okada v Omega was a joy to behold.

    Tanahashi v Naito was a nice story told by too great talents

    Takehashi v KUSHIDA was a spot fest with both men, esp Takehashi, trying to kill eachother

    Shiabta v Goto was a brutal match with hard hitting strikes a plenty.

    Check them all out if you can


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭sky88


    They will get lost in the above matches hype probaley rightly so but sami/braun and dolph/corbin had some great matches on raw and smackdown this week.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,753 ✭✭✭✭beakerjoe


    sky88 wrote: »
    They will get lost in the above matches hype probaley rightly so but sami/braun and dolph/corbin had some great matches on raw and smackdown this week.

    Braun and Sami was very good considering Braun is still relatively green.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,753 ✭✭✭✭beakerjoe


    Pete Dunne v Mark Andrews and Tyler bate v Pete Dunne, both at the WWE UK tournament.

    Pete Dunne is a star.... the facial expressions, the look, the swagger and of course the in ring ability.


  • Registered Users Posts: 48,990 ✭✭✭✭Lithium93_


    AJ Styles/John Cena 3 from the Royal Rumble, constant back and forth between the two of them, wasn't even mad at the finish. It was that damn good a match.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,667 ✭✭✭✭Clegg


    Okada/Suzuki was a cracker. Okada keeps having these brilliant matches. He's only 29 and his body of work so far already makes him an all time great.

    Suzuki is 48 and just put on a 40+ minute motyc. What a man.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,753 ✭✭✭✭beakerjoe


    Clegg wrote: »
    Okada/Suzuki was a cracker. Okada keeps having these brilliant matches. He's only 29 and his body of work so far already makes him an all time great.

    Suzuki is 48 and just put on a 40+ minute motyc. What a man.

    Suzuki worked a great match for a man of his age. Both men made each other look good and the story behind the match made each move seem important. Great in-ring storytelling made this match.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,667 ✭✭✭✭Clegg


    beakerjoe wrote: »
    Suzuki worked a great match for a man of his age. Both men made each other look good and the story behind the match made each move seem important. Great in-ring storytelling made this match.

    Suzuki is a brilliant wrestler. His cardio is freakish for a man his age who wrestles such a physical style. His match against AJ in the G1 in 2014 was my MotY.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,868 ✭✭✭Andersonisgod


    Tetsuya Naito vs Michael Elgin from New Beginning in Osaka has gotten the full ***** from WOR. 100% earned and deserved, it's the 2nd time each man has received 5 stars. They have great chemistry in the ring with each other, and this was a stunning match that worked the Osaka crowd into a frenzy.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,756 ✭✭✭demanufactured


    Goldberg - Lesnar of course.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,868 ✭✭✭Andersonisgod


    Kazuchika Okada vs Katsuyori Shibata from this morning's Sakura Genesis show is literally everything the artform of pro wrestling should be. Drama, storytelling, callbacks, white hot sellout crowd, history, action that almost beggars belief, logical, long term storytelling, a defeated opponent elevated by the loss, a victorious champion that sets up his next challenger instantly, an absolute masterpiece that might be the best pro wrestling match this year, which is hilarious because one of the guy's in this match has had a 6 star match already this year.

    The Rainmaker, Kazuchika Okada might be the best professional wrestler ever, imagine missing out on this once in a lifetime talent.


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,638 Mod ✭✭✭✭Bounty Hunter


    Tyler Bate vs Pete Dunne (for the WWE United Kingdom championship) at NXT Takeover Chicago with Jim Ross & Nigel McGuinness on commentary. They are running with the ball and spotlight WWE have given them and more.


  • Registered Users Posts: 48,990 ✭✭✭✭Lithium93_


    Okada/Omega 2.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,584 ✭✭✭Frank O. Pinion


    It's nearly 2019...does this thread still need to be stickied?


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