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Best Matches of The Decade

  • 19-12-2019 12:00am
    Registered Users Posts: 1,553 ✭✭✭

    What are best matches of this decade?

    I have to say that it has been a good decade for match quality especially when NXT took off in 2014 and NJPW.

    Just in my opinion:

    - AJ Styles Vs Kurt Angle (January 4th 2010 Impact/Genesis)
    - Shawn Michaels Vs The Undertaker (WM 26)
    - El Generico Vs Kevin Steen (ROH Final Battle '10)
    - Kurt Angle Vs Mr Anderson (Lockdown '10)
    - CM Punk Vs John Cena (MITB 2011)
    - Triple H Vs The Undertaker (WrestleMania 28)
    - Bobby Roode Vs James Storm (Lockdown '12)
    - Bobby Roode Vs Austin Aries (Destination X '12)
    - The Shield Vs Team Hell No and Ryback (TLC '12)
    - CM Punk Vs Brock Lesnar (SummerSlam '13)
    - Cesaro Vs Sami Zayn - 2 out of 3 Falls match (NXT TV 2013)
    - Daniel Bryan Vs John Cena (SummerSlam '13)
    - The Rhodes Brothers Vs The Shield (Battleground '13)
    - Wyatt Family Vs The Shield (Elimination Chamber '14)
    - Triple H Vs Daniel Bryan (WM 30)
    - Daniel Bryan Vs Batista Vs Randy Orton (WM 30)
    - Neville vs Sami Zayn (NXT R Evolution)
    - Lesnar Vs Seth Rollins Vs John Cena (RR '15)
    - Lesnar Vs Seth Rollins Vs Roman Reigns (WM 31)
    - Sasha Banks Vs Becky Lynch (NXT Unstoppable)
    - Sasha Banks Vs Bayley (NXT Brooklyn)
    - John Cena Vs Sami Zayn (WWE RAW)
    - AJ Styles Vs Nakamura (WK '10)
    - Nakamura Vs Sami Zayn (NXT Dallas)
    - The Revival Vs DIY (NXT Toronto)
    - AJ Styles Vs John Cena (SS '16 and RR '17)
    - Tyler Bate Vs Pete Dunne (NXT Chicago)
    - Velveteen Dream vs Aleister Black (NXT War Games '17)
    - The Uso's Vs The New Day (Hell In A Cell '17)
    - Jeff Hardy Vs Matt Hardy - The Final Deletion
    - Johnny Gargano Vs Almas (NXT Philly)
    - Ronda Rousey & Kurt Angle Vs Triple H & Stephanie (WrestleMania 34)
    - Kenny Omega vs Okada (Dominion '18)
    - Johnny Gargano Vs Ciampa (NXT New Orleans)
    - Chris Jericho Vs Cody (AEW Full Gear)
    - Cody Vs Dustin Rhodes (AEW Double or Nothing)
    - Lucha Bros Vs The Young Bucks (AEW All Out)
    - Daniel Bryan Vs Kofi Kingston (WM 35)


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

    Andrade vs Gargano it was just phenomenal

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,301 ✭✭✭✭gerrybbadd

    Nakamura vs Ibushi - WK9.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,585 ✭✭✭✭Clegg

    That's a good list. Going to add a few of my favourite NJPW matches. They're mostly from recent years and all feature Tanahashi. He's the greatest ever as far as I'm concerned.

    Tanahashi v Nakamura in the G1 Climax Final. The two biggest stars of their generation in what seemed like the culmination of their rivalry. This one gets overlooked quite a bit in best bouts lists, but it's one of my favourites. It's also relatively short at around 25 minutes long and doesn't get sucked into that epic length match formula that some Okada and Omega matches fall into.

    Tanahashi vs Okada WK10: Wrestling storytelling at its finest. They called back to spots from previous matches with each other and layered new reversals and modifications on this would spots. To end a feud and officially pass the torch from Tanahashi to Okada this was the perfect match. The greatest ever imo.

    Tanahashi v Okada G1 Climax 2018: This was a draw but also the starting point for a Tanahashi redemption arc for one final run with the IWGP title. After WK10 Okada had his number. He was the top guy and the ace of the company. Tanahashi was fighting mounting real life injuries just wasn't the same ace of the century. Then this bout happens. Tanahashi finds a way to hang with his greatest rival.

    Tanahashi Vs Okada - Destruction in Kobe: Tana finally beats his great rival after years of trying post WK10. Just an absolute banger of a match and ties in with the years and years of storytelling these two layered into their matches. The vanquished champion regains his supremacy one last time.

    Tanahashi Vs Omega at WK13: Tanahashi regains his IWGP title. Finishes the 'old man Tana' storyline. The broken down former champ rolls back the years and proves that he's the greatest ever.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,634 ✭✭✭RollieFingers

    Don't see how you could look past Okada/Omega from Dominion 2018 really, for me it was wrestling perfection.

    Other mentions in no particular order would be -

    Hiroshi Tanahashi/Minoru Suzuki King of Pro Wrestling 2012

    Katsuyori Shibata/Tomohiro Ishii G1 23

    Kazuchika Okada/Hiroshi Tanahashi King of Pro Wrestling 2013

    Shinsuke Nakamura/Kota Ibushi Wrestle Kingdom 9

    Kazuchika Okada/Hiroshi Tanahashi Wrestle Kingdom 10

    Kenny Omega/Tetsuya Naito G1 26

    Kazuchika Okada/Kenny Omega Wrestle Kingdom 11

    Kushida/Will Ospreay Best of Super Juniors 2017

    Kazuchika Okada/Kenny Omega G1 27

    Chuck Taylor/Zack Sabre Jr PWG Pushin Forward

    WALTER/Zack Sabre Jr All Star Weekend 13

    Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi/The Young Bucks Strong Style Evolved

    A-Kid/Zack Sabre Jr Total Rumble 8

    Kenny Omega/Tetsuya Naito G1 28

    Kazuchika Okada/SANADA New Japan Cup 2019

    SHINGO Takagai/Will Ospreay Best of Super Juniors 2019

    Kota Ibushi/Will Ospreay G1 29

    Lucha Bros/The Young Bucks All Out