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In Your Opinion What Are The Greatest Matches Of All Time ?

My Top 25

  1. NOAH NAVIGATE FOR EVOLUTION 03/01/2003: Kenta Kobashi Vs Mitsuharu Misawa - W.O.N. 5 Star Match {*****}

  2. WWE NO MERCY 10/20/2002: Chris Benoit & Kurt Angle Vs Edge & Rey Mysterio Jr - Tag Team Tournament Final {****3/4}

  3. ROH SUPERCARD OF HONOR 03/31/2006: Do Fixer Vs Blood Generation - W.O.N. Match Of The Year 2006 {*****}

  4. WWE WRESTLEMANIA XX 03/14/2004: Chris Benoit Vs Triple H Vs Shawn Michaels - WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match {****3/4}

  5. TNA UNBREAKABLE 09/11/2005: Samoa Joe Vs A.J Styles Vs Christopher Daniels - Best 3 Way Dance Ever {*****}

  6. NOAH AUTUMN NAVIGATION 10/29/2006: Naomichi Marufuji Vs KENTA - GHC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH {****3/4}

  7. ROH RISING ABOVE 12/29/2007: Austin Aries Vs Nigel McGuinness - ROH World Title Match {****3/4}

  8. WWE WRESTLEMANIA XXV 04/05/2009: The Undertaker Vs Shawn Michaels - W.O.N Match Of The Year 2009 {****3/4}

  9. ROH JOE VS KOBASHI 10/01/2005: Kenta Kobashi Vs Samoa Joe - W.O.N. 5 Star Match {*****}

  10. WWF ROYAL RUMBLE 01/23/2000: Triple H Vs Cactus Jack - WWF Championship Match Street Fight {****1/2}

  11. WWF IN YOUR HOUSE: BADD BLOOD 10/05/1997: Shawn Michaels Vs The Undertaker - Hell In A Cell {*****}

  12. ROH SHOWDOWN IN THE SUN - NIGHT II 03/31/2012: Davey Richards Vs Michael Elgin - ROH World Championship Match {*****}

  13. WWE WRESTLEMANIA X-7 04/01/2001: Edge & Christian Vs The Dudley Boyz Vs The Hardy Boyz - TLC Match For WWF Tag Team Titles {****3/4}

  14. ROH GLORY BY HONOR V NIGHT II 09/16/2006: Bryan Danielson Vs KENTA - ROH WORLD TITLE MATCH {****3/4}

  15. WWF WRESTLEMANIA XIII 03/23/1997: Bret Hart Vs Stone Cold Steve Austin - Submission Match {*****}

  16. NOAH SUMMER NAVIGATION 2007 07/15/2007: KENTA & Taiji Ishimori Vs Kota Ibushi & Naomichi Marufuji - Jr. Tag Team Match {****3/4}

  17. NJPW SUPER J CUP 04/16/1994: Chris Benoit Vs Great Sasuke - Super J Cup 94 Finals {*****}

  18. WWE ROYAL RUMBLE 01/19/2003: Kurt Angle Vs Chris Benoit - WWE Undisputed Championship Match {****3/4}

  19. WCW HALLOWEEN HAVOC 10/26/1997: Eddie Guerrero Vs Rey Mysterio Jr - Title Vs Mask Match {****3/4}

  20. ROH MAN UP 09/15/2007: The Briscoes Vs Steenerico – Ladder War I {****1/4}

  21. WCW SUPERBRAWL II 02/29/1992: Brian Pillman Vs Jushin Liger - WCW World Light Heavyweight Championship Match {****3/4}

  22. ROH MANNHATHAN MAYHEM 08/25/2007: Bryan Danielson Vs Takeshi Morashima – W.O.N. Match Of The Year 2007 {****3/4}

  23. ROH ERA OF HONOR BEGINS 02/23/2002: Bryan Danielson Vs Low Ki Vs Christopher Daniels - First Ever ROH Main Event {****1/2}

  24. WWF WRESTLEMANIA III 03/29/1987: Randy Savage Vs Ricky Steamboat - IC Title Match {*****}

  25. WWE MONEY IN THE BANK 07/17/2011: CM Punk Vs John Cena - WWE World Championship Match {*****}
 

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There are matches that spring to mind immediately as my favorite ever, but coming up with a top 25 is hard as tits. This would basically be the same as my '5 star match' list in the other thread which I've updated since last time I posted so I need to re-post my list in there too. I might try and come up with a list later just for the hell of it.
 

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Incredibly Rough list, likely to change (top 10 is pretty set atm):

1. Undertaker Vs HBK HIAC 1997 *****

2. Flair Vs Windham BOTB II 1986 *****

3. Flair Vs Windham WWW 1987 *****

4. Flair Vs Steamboat COTC 1989 *****

5. Undertaker Vs HBK WM 26 2010 *****

6. Danielson Vs McGuinness Unified 2006 *****

7. Flair Vs Steamboat WW 1989 *****

8. Bret Vs Austin SS 1996 *****

9. Bret Vs Austin WM 13 1997 *****

10. Undertaker Vs HBK WM 25 2009 *****

11. Flair Vs Steamboat CTR 1989 *****

12. Bret Vs Owen WM 10 1994 *****

13. Angle Vs Lesnar SS 2003 *****

14. Undertaker Vs Rock Vs Angle Vengeance 2002 *****

15. Bret Vs Perfect SS 1991 *****

16. Royal Rumble Match 1992 *****

17. Bret Vs Perfect KOTR 1993 *****

18. Backlund Vs Slaughter WWF 10/01/1981 ****3/4

19. Angle Vs Austin SS 2001 ****3/4

20. Angle Vs Undertaker SD 04/09/2003 ****3/4

21. Cactus Jack Vs HHH RR 2000 ****3/4

22. Backlund Vs Slaughter WWF 21/03/1981 ****3/4

23. Kobashi Vs Williams AJPW 31/08/1993 ****3/4

24. War Games 1992 ****3/4

25. Guerrero Vs Mysterio HH 1997 ****3/4

Still got a lot of big matches from Japan to watch, hence none being mentioned.
 

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It's literally impossible to come up with this list. Impossible, and unfair to the companies. I rather prefer the GOAT lists for each and every company.
 

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It's literally impossible to come up with this list. Impossible, and unfair to the companies. I rather prefer the GOAT lists for each and every company.
Same but people itt could list 25 by separate promotions ;). I'll probably do this for fun at some point over the next two days.
 

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WWE ROYAL RUMBLE 01/19/2003: Kurt Angle Vs Chris Benoit - WWE Undisputed Championship Match {****3/4}

I don't give a damn what anyone says, this match is NO LESS than 5 stars easily. For pure wrestling competition and in-ring workrate, it's quite possibly the best one on one match I've ever seen.
 

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I don't give a damn what anyone says, this match is NO LESS than 5 stars easily. For pure wrestling competition and in-ring workrate, it's quite possibly the best one on one match I've ever seen.
I never actually ever got to see this match. Can you provide a link so I can see it please?
 

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1. Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (AJPW June 1995)
2. Bryan Danielson vs. KENTA - ROH Glory By Honor V Night 2
3. Mitsuharu Misawa vs Toshiaka Kawada (6/3/94)
4. Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat - 5/7/89, Wrestlewar
5. Bryan Danielson vs Roderick Strong - ROH Vendetta 2005
6. Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin – 11/17/96, Survivor Series
7. Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat (2 out of 3 Fall NWA World Title Match) – 4/2/89, Clash of the Champions VI
8. Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat (Intercontinental Title Match) – 3/29/87 – Wrestlemania III
9. Rey Misterio vs. Eddie Guerrero (Cruiserweight Title vs. Mask) – 10/26/97, Halloween Havoc
10. Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart (I Quit Match) – 3/23/97, Wrestlemania XIII
11. Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart – 3/20/94, Wrestlemania X
12. Triple H vs. Steve Austin (3 Stages of Hell) – 2/25/01, No Way Out
13. Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart (Cage Match) – 8/29/94, Summerslam
14. Steve Austin vs. The Rock - 4/01/01, WrestleMania X-Seven
15. Triple H vs. Cactus Jack (Street Fight) – 1/20/00, Royal Rumble
16. Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat (NWA World Title Match) – 2/20/89, Chi Rumble
17. Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Benoit (WWE World Title Match)– 3/14/04, Wrestlemania XX
18. Triple H vs. The Rock - 5/21/2000, Judgment Day
19. Kenta Kobashi vs. Samoa Joe – 10/1/05, Joe vs. Kobashi
20. Ric Flair vs. Terry Funk (NWA World Title I Quit Match) – 11/15/89, Clash of the Champions IX
21. Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker (Hell in a Cell) – 10/5/97, IYH: Bad Blood Shawn
22. Sting, Ricky Steamboat, Barry Windham, Nikita Koloff and Dustin Rhodes vs. Arn Anderson, Steve Austin, Rick Rude, Bobby Eaton and Larry Zybsko (War Games) – 5/17/92, Wrestle War
23. Triple H vs. Chris Jericho – Last Man Standing – 7/23/00, Fully Loaded
24. Samoa Joe vs. CM Punk (ROH World Title Match) – 10/16/05, Joe vs. Punk II
25. Bryan Danielson vs. Samoa Joe - 8/5/06, Fight of the Century
 

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I hate stuff like this because it's impossible. Top 25 most important matches to me EVER. This is off the top of my head as am typing.

1. Bret Hart vs. HBK Iron Man Match, surprise surprise. A lot of people find reasons to hate this match but it's arguably the most important match of its era and the workrate is flawless. This ppv also did a pretty damn great buyrate. This match made HBK into a main eventer and Mr. Wrestlemania. It also proves that Bret Hart is the greatest in ring wrestler of all time. Better than Flair, better than Liger, better than everyone.

2. HBK vs. Austin Wrestlemania, Austin winning the title for the first time basically made WWE into the powerhouse it is today and kill all the competition.

3. Hogan vs. Andre, definitely the peak of Hulkamania and the beginning of the end of Andre. THE MOST POPULAR MATCH IN WRESTLING HISTORY.

4. Hogan vs. Savage Wrestlemania, an awesome match to cap off possibly the greatest and most well written storyline in HISTORY.

5. Flair vs. Steamboat Clash of the Champions, wrestling classic. What they did in that ring was crazy. I love the other matches but this is my favorite.

6. Flair vs. Barry Windham Worldwide January 87, best babyface vs. heel match in history.

7. Warrior vs. Hogan at Wrestlemania, this just keep popping back into my head as I am typing this. It was a very good match involving two of the biggest babyfaces this business ever seen. You have to live it to understand the hype. Cena vs. Rock have NOTHING on this match.

8. Canadian Stampede 5 on 5, I never seen a crowd so energetic for one match EVER. You kind of forget Shamrock and Goldust was in this match but it was awesome.

9. Austin vs. Hart Survivor Series, technical masterpiece. Austin best performance of his career from a work rate point of view.

10. Austin vs. Hart Wrestlemania, the infamous heel/babyface switch and it hasn't been done since.

11. Surprise surprise surprise, Samoa Joe vs. AJ Styles Turning Point 2005. A TNA MATCH, WHAT THE HELL. This is the best match I've seen in the last 10 years. Reminds me of Hart/Austin at Survivor Series. Too bad TNA never made a big deal out this match. That because TNA sucks at hyping their own product.

12. Eddie vs. Rey Halloween Havoc, this match felt short but that because the match was flawless and non stop action. Perfect match

13. Speaking of Perfect, Mr. Perfect vs. Bret Hart Summerslam for the IC title. The greatest IC title match of all time. Better than Bret/Bulldog, better than Razor/HBK. Awesome storytelling during the match.

14. We only halfway and its getting harder, since I mention it I have to go with HBk vs. Razor Ramon Mania Ladder match. One of the most innovative matches of all time and I haven't seen too many ladder matches that can touch this one.

15. Wargames July 31st 1987, brutal match

16. HBK vs. Taker, HIAC, HBK bump fest and he was awesome.

17. Sheik vs. Slaughter Boot Camp match, one of the greatest feuds of all time and this match was innovative for its time.

18. Mention it early but Bulldog vs. Bret Hart at Summerslam was amazing.

19. 06/03/94 Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada, this list is getting harder and harder. Awesome match

20. Sasuke vs. Liger Super J Cup 1994, classic

21.05/21/94 Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Akira
Taue. Misawa is the greatest bad ass

22. Ms-1 vs. Sangre Chicana hair vs. hair match 1984, just beautiful

23. MS-1 vs. Sangre Chicana hair vs. hair 1983, its a toss up

24. AMW vs. XXX Turning Point Cage match, another TNA match. WTH!!!!!!!!!!! But it's great and probably the greatest tag match I've seen besides number 21 lol.

25. Austin vs. Dude Love Over the Edge, balls to the wall action

This list can change anyday but guess what, it's different and unique.
 

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Incredibly Rough list, likely to change (top 10 is pretty set atm):

1. Undertaker Vs HBK HIAC 1997 *****

2. Flair Vs Windham BOTB II 1986 *****

3. Flair Vs Windham WWW 1987 *****

4. Flair Vs Steamboat COTC 1989 *****

5. Undertaker Vs HBK WM 26 2010 *****

6. Danielson Vs McGuinness Unified 2006 *****

7. Flair Vs Steamboat WW 1989 *****

8. Bret Vs Austin SS 1996 *****

9. Bret Vs Austin WM 13 1997 *****

10. Undertaker Vs HBK WM 25 2009 *****

11. Flair Vs Steamboat CTR 1989 *****

12. Bret Vs Owen WM 10 1994 *****

13. Angle Vs Lesnar SS 2003 *****

14. Undertaker Vs Rock Vs Angle Vengeance 2002 *****

15. Bret Vs Perfect SS 1991 *****

16. Royal Rumble Match 1992 *****

17. Bret Vs Perfect KOTR 1993 *****

18. Backlund Vs Slaughter WWF 10/01/1981 ****3/4

19. Angle Vs Austin SS 2001 ****3/4

20. Angle Vs Undertaker SD 04/09/2003 ****3/4

21. Cactus Jack Vs HHH RR 2000 ****3/4

22. Backlund Vs Slaughter WWF 21/03/1981 ****3/4

23. Kobashi Vs Williams AJPW 31/08/1993 ****3/4

24. War Games 1992 ****3/4

25. Guerrero Vs Mysterio HH 1997 ****3/4

Still got a lot of big matches from Japan to watch, hence none being mentioned.
You're the only other person I have ever seen give the Angle/Undertaker match the same rating as myself, so cheers I guess :p!
 

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I don't give a damn what anyone says, this match is NO LESS than 5 stars easily. For pure wrestling competition and in-ring workrate, it's quite possibly the best one on one match I've ever seen.
Good for you, but what you see as a five star match I don't even see as a **** match. The thing goes vice versa and if you actually care about "workrate"-which I don't give a damn about there's hundreds, hell-THOUSANDS of matches better than that one.


I'd post mine but there's just too mutch AJPW tags i haven't seen. Joe/Punk II is my MOTD and I'd have Mitsuharu Misawa vs Toshiaki Kawada-24.7.1995.(I currently have this as the GMOAT, will get a rewatch eventually), a Misashi/HDA tag, moar Misawa/Kawda awesomeness, 4 Misawa/Kobashi matches, Jumbo/Misawa greatness and....other stuff. 25 is a little too mutch....
 

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1) Steamboat vs Savage, WM3
2) Steamboat vs Flair, ChiTown Rumble
3) Austin vs Hart, WM13
4) Guerrero vs JBL, Judgement Day 2005
5) Danielson vs Nigel, Unified
6) Joe vs Punk II
7) Joe vs Punk I
8) Taker vs Michaels, Bad Blood 1997
9) Guerrero vs Mysterio, Halloween Havoc 1997
10) Cena vs Umaga, Royal Rumble 2007
11) 1992 Royal Rumble
12) Shawn vs Bret Iron Man
13) Shawn vs Mankind, Mind Games
14) Angle/Benoit vs Edge/Mysterio, No Mercy
15) Shane vs Angle, King of the Ring 2001
16) Benoit/Jericho vs Austin/Triple H, Raw 2001
17) Benoit vs Austin, SmackDown in Edmonton
18) Angle vs Benoit, Royal Rumble 2003
19) Jericho vs Benoit, Royal Rumble 2001
20) Lesnar vs Undertaker, Hell in a Cell
21) Austin vs Bret, Survivor Series 1996
22) Flair vs Vader, Starrcade 1993
23) Regal vs Benoit, Velocity 2005
24) Punk vs Cena, Money in the Bank 2011
25) Triple H vs Mick Foley, Royal Rumble 2000
 

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1. Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue June 1995

Who cares about the rest? this one stands tall above all others and anyone that doesn't have it in there top 5 is a troll. It would be pretty damn hard for anyone to explain why any match is better then it without resorting to saying they just prefer a different match.
 

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I hate these threads with a passion. Not because I'm against ranking things and lists but because these lists always look the same and have been done to death on here for years now all the time. Lists usually either consist of the same Wrestlemania matches or the same elitist Japan matches Meltzer jerked off to back in the early 1990's and kids watching now on youtube in between ROH ippv and missing out on the love of their life by destiny who just hooked up with a 35 year old illegal immigrant that actually has a job, instead of themselves because they were too busy giving 5 stars to Kawada matches they saw on youtube.
 

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Yeah. AJ in the 90s is pretty swank. But I probably have missed out on the love of my life, but it certainly isn't because of Meltzer or these lists.
 
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