Shawn Michaels' performance in the Survivor Series 2003 Team Austin Vs Team Bischoff match. Rarely do you ever witness a performance so superlative that the actual offence becomes a secondary factor in the match to the larger storytelling, drama, emotion and tension that prevails in even every small bodily movement of the competitors taking place in the ring. It was the absolute ultimate display of the oft used word "psychology" and the ability to keep the crowd at the edge of their seats without resorting to a million fancy spots and counters, just pure and simple expertise at recognising the situation at hand at blending yourself into the required role and demeanour to keep the crowd intrigued for each and every second of the match.
Rarely do I ever rate matches in isolation owing to my preference for rating the entire program as a whole including the build up but that match and especially Shawn Michaels' performance was as close to being the build up unto itself along with the match itself; not to mention the well documented history between Steve Austin and HBK which was competently showcased throughout the match and after it. A word of appreciation for Jim Ross as well, one of his absolute best performances ever.
Not my favourite wrestlers here but just a couple of matches that I feel don't get the praise they deserve.
1. Sheamus vs Big Show HIAC2012
2. Jericho vs Beniot Backlash 2000
3. Cm Punk vs Rey Mysterio Punishment 2011.
4. Orton vs Cody Rhodes Smackdown November 2011 no dqs.
5. Regal vs Cesaro Nxt.
My current favorite is Ambrose. Off the top of my head, him and Wyatt and had a match on the Raw before Roadblock this year that I really enjoyed.
So either that or the Lumberjack match with Rollins in 2014. I say underrated because some will look and see it's a Lumberjack match and instantly not care (not that I blame them) but they went out there and had the best Lumberjack match possible.
Edge vs Kurt Angle series of matches in 2002. I think they all range from ****1/4-****1/2
The matches at Backlash and Judgment Day are classics, the steel cage match is great, their chemistry in the tag team with Rey and Benoit was awesome, the 4-way of them with Eddie and Benoit was FANTASTIC. These two have a hugely underrated chemistry and series of matches
Kurt angle vs John Cena no mercy 2003. I say its 5 Fucking stars. Just really great and Cena first classic match. Angle carried Cena but Cena more than held his own. Just classic American Hero Wrestler vs Street Thug striker. Some great nearfalls and an epic false finish.