Cena/Umaga. Now there's a match with a SHIT ending (or well, the part before the ending).
The worst thing about is they have clearly showed since then that you can clearly untie the buckle with your own hands (e.g. Punk at TLC 2011).
Two runner-ups in brackets just because I feel like it
2003: Angle v. Taker 9/3 (Lesnar v. Benoit 12/4, Eddie & Tajiri v. Team Angle 5/22)
2004: Eddie v. JBL JD (Rey v. Noble 5/1, Eddie v. Show 4/15)
2005: Eddie v. Rey 6/23 (Eddie v. Rey JD, Hardy v. Edge CAGE)
2006: Benoit v. Finlay JD (Rey v. Orton 4/7, Benoit v. Finlay 5/5)
2007: Cena v. Umaga RR (Finlay v. Hardy 6/22, Finlay v. Rey 11/9)
2008: Chavo v. Bourne 10/14 (...uhhhh Finlay v. Henry 11/4 maybe...Finlay v. Henry 9/16 and Hardy v. Henry 8/19 are up there.....I thought the Henry v. Hardy no DQ house show match I watched the other day was almost as good as anything....I should watch Hardy v. Finlay 11/11 again b/c I feel like I didn't give it the right props......Taker v. Show LMS holds up as really good but there was some shit I didn't like about it.....I need to watch Show v. Maywether again....I have no idea what else)
2009: Swagger v. Christian 2/24 (Michaels v. Taker WM, Regal v. Christian 8/25)
2010: No clue. There's too much shit and I never thought about ranking them. My guess is a Rey/Punk, Sheamus/Morrison and a Christian/McIntyre, but I seriously have no clue. I'll go on a 2010 binge watch someday.
2011: Cena v. Punk MITB (Henry v. Bryan Cage, Henry v. Orton NOC [maybe? I mean I liked that more than anyone else and I have no idea what else I could put here. I liked it more than any of the other Cena/Punks. I liked it more than the Orton/Christians....actually Cena/Rey could beat it, I'd need to watch it again. Ooooh, and that Rey/McIntyre Elimination Chamber was badass. OOOOH, and Masters v. McIntyre. I'm thinking it's Masters v. McIntyre. Hell, IDK.])
2012: Cena v. Lesnar ER (Bryan v. Sheamus ER, Bryan v. Punk OTL)
Just finished Judgment Day 2004. Cena/Dupree was alright Booker/Taker was meh and Guerrero/JBL is awesome.. I still can't believe that blood. Do you guys know if it was just a bad blade or what? Just ridiculous.
Yeah, over-the-top blade job. He cut an artery in his forehead.