Count em out. One of the most brutal stipulations in wrestling is the last man standing match. This match is built almost entirely on violence as two people fight to keep the other one down for a ten count. Anything goes in these matches and that means various forms of violence are not only allowed, but also encouraged. Over the years, wrestlers have taken advantage of this idea with some very creative violence. Sounds like a countdown to me.
They just keep getting bigger and bigger.
Opinion: While the match has been overdone throughout the years and the counting to ten so early in the match can get old, there’s something to be said about this level of violence. Instead of pretending to have a match where you get an easy pin, this is all about defeating your opponent once and for all. That’s a lot of fun when it’s done right and some of the visuals are hard to forget. Hopefully AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura lives up to the top of this list, though their match is likely to be a little more technically based.
What is your favorite on this list? Did WWE miss anything big? 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 27 wrestling books. His latest book is the NXT: The Full Sail Years Volume III: From Dallas To New Orleans.
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