BEST WRESTLING MATCHES of 2018 SO FAR [Top 100]: Größe Herrscht!

BEST WRESTLING MATCHES of 2018 SO FAR [Top 100]: Größe Herrscht!

TOP 100 MATCHES (through June 5) of 2018:

(Red font denotes added new matches.)

1. Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega (IWGP Hvy – NJPW Dominion) – 6.5/5

2. Andrade Almas vs. Johnny Gargano (NXT Hvy – NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia) – 5/5

3. Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa (Unsanctioned Match – NXT TakeOver: New Orleans) – 5/5

4. Hiromu Takahashi vs. Taiji Ishimori (NJPW Battle of the Super Juniors Finals) – 4.75/5

5. Adam Cole vs. EC3 vs. Killian Dain vs. Lars Sullivan vs. Ricochet vs. Velveteen Dream (Ladder, North American Hvy – NXT TakeOver: N.O.) – 4.75/5

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6. Chris Jericho vs. Kenny Omega (No DQ – NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12) – 4.75/5

7. Golden Lovers vs. Young Bucks (NJPW Strong Style Evolved) – 4.75/5

8. Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Kazuchika Okada (IWGP Hvy – NJPW Sakura Genesis) – 4.75/5

9. Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa (Chicago Street Fight – NXT TakeOver: Chicago) – 4.75/5

10. Will Ospreay vs. Marty Scurll (IWGP Jr – NJPW Sakura Genesis) – 4.75/5

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12. Kazuchika Okada vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi (IWGP Hvy – NJPW Wrestling Dontaku, N2) – 4.75/5

13. Ilja Dragunov vs. WALTER vs. John Klinger (wXw Unified Championship – 16 Carat Gold, Night 2) – 4.75/5

14. Will Ospreay vs. Hiromu Takahashi (IWGP Jnr – NJPW The New Beginning in Osaka) – 4.75/5

15. Keith Lee vs. Matt Riddle (PWG Neon Knights) – 4.5/5

16. WALTER vs. Timothy Thatcher (Atlas Hvy – PROGRESS Chapter 62) – 4.5/5

17. Kazuchika Okada vs. Tetsuya Naito (IWGP Hvy – NJPW WK 12) – 4.5/5

18. Will Ospreay vs. Matt Riddle (EVOLVE Hvy – WWN Supershow: Mercury Rising) – 4.5/5

19. Io Shirai vs. Meiko Satomura (Sendai Girls 4/19/18) – 4.5/5

20. Hiromu Takahashi vs. Will Ospreay (IWGP Jr Hvy – NJPW Dominion) 4.5/5

21. WALTER vs. Zack Sabre Jr. (EVOLVE 99) – 4.5/5

22. Tomohiro Ishii vs. Keith Lee (British Hvy – RevPro Epic Encounter) – 4.5/5

23. Bandido vs. Rey Horus (PWG All-Star Weekend 14) – 4.5/5

24. Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Kota Ibushi (NJ Cup, N6) – 4.5/5

25. WALTER vs. Ilja Dragunov (wXw World Unified Hvy – Superstars of Wrestling) – 4.5/5

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26. Kurt Angle & Ronda Rousey vs. Triple H & Stephanie McMahon (WWE WrestleMania 34) – 4.5/5

27. Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi (New Japan Cup, Finals) – 4.5/5

28. Andrade Almas vs. Aleister Black (NXT Hvy – NXT TakeOver: N.O.) – 4.5/5

29. Chosen Bros. vs. The Rascalz vs. Young Bucks (PWG World Tag – ASW 14) – 4.5/5

30. Aleister Black vs. Adam Cole (Extreme Rules – NXT TakeOver: Philly) – 4.5/5

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31. Minoru Suzuki vs. Hirooki Goto (NEVER Open – NJPW WK 12) – 4.5/5

32. Gran Guerrero vs. Niebla Roja (CMLL World Lt – NJPW Fantastica Mania, N1) – 4.25/5

33. Will Ospreay vs. KUSHIDA (IWGP Jr – NJPW Wrestling Dontaku, N2) – 4.25/5

34. Kento Miyahara vs. Naomichi Marufuji (Triple Crown Hvy – AJPW Power Series) – 4.25/5

35. Chris Jericho vs. Champion Tetsuya Naito (IWGP IC – NJPW Dominion) – 4.25/5

36. Flamita & Bandito vs. Rey Fenix & Rey Horus (WrestleCon Super Show) – 4.25/5

37. Will Ospreay vs. Matt Riddle (OTT Scrappermania IV) – 4.25/5

38. Kazuchika Okada vs. SANADA (IWGP Hvy – NJPW TNB in Osaka) – 4.25/5

39. Bullet Club vs. The Kingdom & Shane Taylor (Ultimate Mayhem – ROH Manhattan Mayhem VII) – 4.25/5

40. Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Matt Riddle (PWG Time Is A Flat Circle) – 4.25/5

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41. Marty Scurll vs. Will Ospreay vs. Kushida vs. Hiromu Takahashi (IWGP Jnr Fatal 4-Way – NJPW WK 12) – 4.25/5

42. Tetsuya Naito vs. Zack Sabre Jr. (NJ Cup, N3) – 4.25/5

43. Ringkampf vs. Daisuke Sekimoto & Munenori Sawa (EVOLVE 102) – 4.25/5

44. Cody vs. Kota Ibushi (NJPW WK 12) – 4.25/5

45. Young Bucks vs. Roppongi 3K (IWGP Jnr Tag – NJPW TNB in Sapporo, N2) – 4.25/5

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46. Tomohiro Ishii vs. Michael Elgin (NJ Cup, N1) – 4.25/5

47. CHAOS (Will Ospreay, Rocky Romero & Chuck Taylor) vs. Kota Ibushi, Flip Gordon & Shane Strickland (RevPro “Live in New Orleans”) – 4.25/5

48. Pierre Carl Oulette vs. WALTER (Joey Janella’s Spring Break 2) – 4.25/5

49. Will Ospreay vs. Adam Brooks (PWG Time Is A Flat Circle) – 4.25/5

50. Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Tomohiro Ishii (Undisputed British Hvy – RevPro “Live in N.O.”) – 4.25/5

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51. Kota Ibushi vs. Yoshi-Hashi (NJ Cup, N3) – 4.25/5

52. Minoru Suzuki vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi (IWGP IC – NJPW TNB in Sapporo, N1) – 4.25/5

53. Charlotte vs. Asuka (Smackdown Women’s – WrestleMania 34) – 4.25/5

54. WALTER vs. Travis Banks vs. David Starr vs. Ilja Dragunov (wXw Unified – We Love Wrestling: London) – 4.25/5

55. Zack Sabre Jr. vs. David Starr (PROGRESS Ch. 68: SSS16, N2) – 4.25/5

56. Naomichi Marufuji vs Jun Akiyama (AJPW Champion Carnival, N13) – 4.25/5

57. Chosen Bros vs. Ringkampf (PWG Mystery Vortex) – 4.25/5

58. Dragon Lee vs. Hiromu Takahashi (NJPW BOTSJ, N6) – 4.25/5

59. Ringkampf vs. Violence Unlimited (PWG ASW 14) – 4.25/5

60. Keith Lee vs. AR Fox (WWN Hvy – EVOLVE 100) – 4.25/5

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61. *TIE* WALTER vs. Zack Sabre Jr. (PROGRESS Ch. 67wXw We Love Wrestling: Hamburg) – 4.25/5

62. Matt Riddle vs. Keith Lee (EVOLVE Hvy – EVOLVE 105) – 4.25/5

63. Kento Miyahara vs. Shingo Takagi (AJPW Champion Carnival, A-Block, N1) – 4.25/5

64. Keith Lee vs. Jonah Rock vs. WALTER (PWG World Hvy – ASW 14) – 4.25/5

65. Kota Ibushi vs. Adam Page (ROH Supercard of Honor) – 4/5

66. Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Matt Riddle (EVOLVE Hvy – EVOLVE 102) – 4/5

67. WALTER vs. Ilja Dragunov (wXw Unified World Hvy – True Colors) – 4/5

68. The Young Bucks vs. EVIL & SANADA (IWGP Hvy – NJPW Dominion) – 4/5

69. Dalton Castle vs. Jay Lethal (ROH Hvy – ROH 16th Anniversary) – 4/5

70. Ricochet vs. The Velveteen Dream (NXT TakeOver: Chicago) – 4/5

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71. Will Ospreay vs. Taiji Ishimori (NJPW Best of the Super Juniors, N1) – 4/5

72. Matt Riddle vs. Shane Strickland (EVOLVE 104) – 4/5

73. Momo Watanabe vs. Io Shirai (Wonder of Stardom – Queen’s Fest) – 4/5

74. Cedric Alexander vs. Buddy Murphy (CW Title – 2015 Live) – 4/5

75. Sammy Guevara vs. Rey Fenix (PWG Mystery Vortex) – 4/5

76. Hung Bucks vs. SoCal Uncensored (Six-Man Tag Street Fight – ROH 16th Ann.) – 4/5

77. AR Fox vs. Will Ospreay (EVOLVE 102) – 4/5

78. Jeff Cobb vs. Tomohiro Ishii (WrestleCon Super Show) – 4/5

79. Barbaro Cavernario vs. Volador Jr. (NWA World Historic WW – NJPW Fantastica Mania, N2) – 4/5

80. Tyler Bate vs. Kassius Ohno (PROGRESS Chapter 68: SSS16, N2) – 4/5

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81. Bandito vs. Robbie Eagles (PWG Bask In His Glory) – 4/5

82. Juice Robinson vs. Hirooki Goto (NEVER Open Hvy – NJPW Road to Wrestling Dontaku, Night 12) – 4/5

83. Aussie Open vs. Chosen Bros (RevPro Epic Encounter) – 4/5

84. Jordan Devlin vs. Zack Sabre Jr. (OTT Championship – Scrappermania IV) – 4/5

85. Roderick Strong vs. Cedric Alexander (CW Tourney Semis, 205 Live) – 4/5

86. Jay White vs. Adam Page (IWGP US – NJPW Strong Style Evolved) – 4/5

87. Desperado vs. Hiromu Takahashi (NJPW BOTSJ, N4) – 4/5

88. Will Ospreay vs. Adam Brooks vs. Sammy Guevara vs. Shane Strickland (WrestleCon Super Show) – 4/5

89. Suzuki-Gun (Sabre Jr. & Suzuki) vs. Moustache Mountain (RevPro High Stakes) – 4/5

90. Brian Cage vs. Tessa Blanchard (Ringmaster v Sideshow – WrestleCircus: Show Must Go On) – 4/5

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91. Zachary Wentz & Desmond Xaver vs. Bandido & Flamita (PWG Time Is A Flat Circle) – 4/5

92. Hiromu Takahashi vs. Marty Scurll (NJPW BOTSJ, N2) – 4/5

93. Munenori Sawa vs. Zack Sabre Jr. (WWN Supershow) – 4/5

94. Shingo Takagi vs. Shuji Ishikawa (AJPW Champion Carnival, N14) – 4/5

95. CHAOS (Okada & Ishii) vs. Suzuki-Gun (Suzuki & Sabre Jr.) (NJPW Strong Style Evolved) – 4/5

96. Los Guerreros Laguneros vs. Dragon Lee & Mistico (CMLL Brother Tag Finals – NJPW Fantastica Mania, N3) – 4/5

97. Sasha Banks vs. Asuka (WWE RAW) – 4/5

98. Kento Miyahara vs. Naomichi Marufuji (AJPW Champion Carnival Finals) – 4/5

99. The Young Bucks vs. Super Smash Bros. (ROH War of the Worlds Toronto) – 4/5

100. Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Tyler Bate (PROGRESS Chapter 63) – 4/5

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Honorable 4+ Bible Mention: 

101. Chuck Taylor vs. Ricochet (Guerilla Warfare, PWG Hvy – Mystery Vortex V)

102. Golden Lovers vs. Cody & Hangman Page (NJPW Sakura Genesis)

103. ACH vs. Rey Fenix (AAW Hvy – The Chaos Theory)

104. Shane Strickland vs. Penta El 0M (WrestleCircus Raise The Curtain)

105. Hiromu Takahashi vs. Ryusuke Taguchi (NJPW BOTSJ, N8)

106. So Cal Uncensored vs. Flip Gordon & The Young Bucks (Ladder, Six-Man Tag – ROH SCoH)

107. Bandido vs. Taiji Ishimori (PWG ASW 14)

108. Mike Bailey & WALTER vs. Bobby Gunns & John Klinger (wXw 16 Carat Gold, Night 1)

109. Jay White vs. Kenny Omega (U.S. Hvy – NJPW TNB in Sapporo, N2)

110. Will Ospreay vs. Dezmond Xavier (CZW “Welcome to the Combat Zone”)

111. Shingo Takagi vs. Yuji Hino (AJPW Champion Carnival A-Block, N7)

112. Young Bucks vs. Roppongi 3K (IWGP Jr Tag – NJPW WK12)

113. Alexa Bliss v. Bayley v. Sasha Banks v. Sonya Deville v. Mandy Rose v. Mickie James (RAW Women’s – WWE Elimination Chamber)

114. Besties In The World vs. Aussie Open vs. The Rascalz (AAW/PWR Tag Hvy – “Pancakes & Piledrivers 2”)

115. Buddy Murphy vs. Kalisto (205 Live)

116. Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Austin Theory (EVOLVE Hvy – EVOLVE 100)

117. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev (WWE Fastlane)

118. Cody vs. Kota Ibushi (NJPW Wrestling Dontaku, N1)

“Monsignor” Travis Moody
@TravMoody

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