Ready for the flashback? We’re coming to the end of the year and that means it’s time to look back at what happened over the last twelve months. In wrestling, this is going to mean looking at a lot of what WWE did in all of its worldwide promotions. WWE has all kinds of wrestlers performing in a bunch of different places and that means there is a lot of good things going on.
2019 saw a lot of great wrestling matches around the world and several of those took place in WWE. The best of the best came from all over the company, with matches from Monday Night Raw, SmackDown, NXT, NXT UK and pay per views all having an argument to make the list. That is the kind of thing that can be a lot of fun to talk about and WWE is getting in on the act.
This coming Monday, the WWE Network will air a countdown of the Top Ten WWE matches of the year. While the list has not been made official by WWE, the listings have been announced by WWENetworknews.com. The countdown will begin at 3:25pm EST and will be hosted by Paige, with the countdown ending at 8pm EST as Monday Night Raw starts. The list contains no matches from 205 Live or NXT UK.
10) Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar (WWE Universal Championship – SummerSlam)
9) Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch vs. Ronda Rousey (WWE RAW and SmackDown Women’s Championship – WrestleMania 35)
8) Daniel Bryan vs. Samoa Joe vs. AJ Styles vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton (Elimination Chamber for WWE Championship – Elimination Chamber)
7) Pete Dunne vs. WALTER (WWE UK Championship – NXT TakeOver: New York 2019)
6) Randy Orton vs. Mustafa Ali vs. Andrade vs. Baron Corbin vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Finn Bálor vs. Ricochet (Money in the Bank Ladder Match – Money in the Bank)
5) Sasha Banks vs. Ronda Rousey (WWE RAW Women’s Championship – Royal Rumble)
4) Seth Rollins vs. AJ Styles (WWE Universal Championship – Money in the Bank)
3) Johnny Gargano vs. Adam Cole (2-out-of-3 Falls Match for NXT Championship – NXT TakeOver: New York)
2) Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks (Hell in a Cell Match for the WWE RAW Women’s Championship – Hell in a Cell)
1) Daniel Bryan vs. Kofi Kingston (WWE Championship – WrestleMania 35)
That’s a heck of a list. Check out some of the choices included:
Opinion: I don’t know if it was intentional or not, but it is almost criminal to leave off Tyler Bate vs. Walter for the United Kingdom Title from Takeover: Cardiff. The rest of the list is certainly acceptable and I can understand the idea of going with Kingston vs. Bryan for the emotional impact. That being said, these things are always going to stir up some debates and I’m sure this will as well.
Do you agree with the list? What was your Match of the Year? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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