All these NXT matches have no business being there. There's a world of difference between performing in a high pressure high stakes match in a packed arena in front of 15000 people and a worldwide audience of millions to wrestling a developmental match in a 500 seat theater. The triple threat by far.
I put the triple threat first for now.
Second will be a tie between Balor-Neville and a match that wasn't included: Neville-Owens II, that match was fucking amazing and still see the replays of the dead lift german suplex as one of the most amazing feats of strength of a guy of the size of Neville has. That, the 450 from the apron and the reverse hurricanrana, just awesome.
I'm telling you now, Orton & Rollins is going to have MOTN at Mania so you will have to edit this list soon. Orton is already a good worker, and this is Rollins first time in singles spotlight at Mania so you know he's going all out.
Sami Zayn vs. Adrian Neville (NXT 01/14): ****
Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena vs. Seth Rollins (Royal Rumble): ****
Daniel Bryan vs. Seth Rollins (RAW 02/02): ****
Finn Bálor vs. Adrian Neville (NXT Takeover: Rival): ****1/4
Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens (NXT Takeover: Rival): ****1/4
Daniel Bryan & Roman Reigns vs. The Usos (SmackDown 02/12): ****
Daniel Bryan vs. Roman Reigns (Fastlane): ****1/4
AJ Styles vs. Tetsuya Naito (Wrestle Kingdom 9): ****
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kota Ibushi (Wrestle Kingdom 9): ****3/4
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada (Wrestle Kingdom 9): ****1/2
Kota Ibushi vs. Tomoaki Honma (The New Beginning in Osaka): ****
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. AJ Styles (The New Beginning in Osaka): ****
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Yuji Nagata (The New Beginning in Sendai): ****1/2
reDRagon vs. The Young Bucks (13th Anniversary Show): ****1/4
STARZ! So yeah I think top-3 matches of the year are from NJPW, but the best WWE match of the year would be Owens/Zayn for me.
This would be my WWE top-10 atm:
1. Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens
2. Finn Bálor vs. Adrian Neville
3. Daniel Bryan vs. Roman Reigns
4. Daniel Bryan & Roman Reigns vs. The Usos
5. Daniel Bryan vs. Seth Rollins
6. Sami Zayn vs. Adrian Neville
7. Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena vs. Seth Rollins
8. Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch vs. Bayley vs. Sasha Banks
9. Cesaro vs. Sin Cara
10. Kevin Owens vs. Adrian Neville.
The triple threat, it was one of the best triple threats I've ever seen. The only triple threat that I've seen that's better (in my own opinion of course) is the Benoit, HHH, and Shawn Michaels triple threat