Count them up. There are so many wrestling matches in the course of a year that it is almost impossible to keep track of all of them. That is the case with every promotion, but WWE has more content than it knows what to do with most of the time. Therefore, it can be interesting to look back at what you might forget during the course of the year, and that is what WWE is doing for you at the moment.
WWE has released a list of the Top 25 Matches of 2021. The list includes a variety of matches from the main roster television shows, NXT and NXT UK, along with pay per views and specials. The matches took place over the course of the year, ranging from the beginning all the way to the end. It is not clear who picked the list or voted on the matches. Here is the list:
25. Bobby Lashley vs. Drew McIntyre – WWE Championship Hell in a Cell Match (WWE Hell in a Cell)
24. RK-Bro vs. The Usos – Champions vs. Champions Match (Survivor Series)
23. Goldberg vs. Bobby Lashley – No Holds Barred Match (WWE Crown Jewel)
22. Roman Reigns vs. Edge – Universal Championship Match (WWE Money in the Bank)
21. WALTER vs. Tommaso Ciampa – NXT UK Championship Match (NXT TakeOver: Stand and Deliver – Night 1)
20. Roman Reigns vs. Cesaro – Universal Championship Match (WrestleMania Backlash)
19. Raquel Gonzalez, Io Shirai, Kay Lee Ray & Cora Jade vs. Team Toxic – WarGames Match (NXT WarGames)
18. Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus – No Holds Barred Match (WWE Fastlane)
17. Seth “Freakin” Rollins vs. Cesaro (WrestleMania – Night 1)
16. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn – Last Man Standing Match (SmackDown, July 2)
15. Big E vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Ricochet vs. King Nakamura vs. Riddle vs. Kevin Owens vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins vs. John Morrison – Money in the Bank Ladder Match (WWE Money in the Bank)
14. Rhea Ripley vs. Raquel Gonzalez – Last Woman Standing Match (NXT New Year’s Evil)
13. Finn Bálor vs. Pete Dunne – NXT Championship Match (NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day)
12. Edge vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins (SummerSlam)
11. Rey Mysterio vs. Finn Bálor vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins vs. Kevin Owens – Fatal 4-Way Ladder Match (Raw, Oct. 25)
10. Bad Bunny & Damian Priest vs. The Miz & John Morrison (WrestleMania – Night 1)
9. Big E vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Roman Reigns – Triple Threat Match (Raw, Sept. 20)
8. Team Black & Gold vs. Team 2.0 – WarGames Match (NXT WarGames)
7. Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair – Raw Women’s Championship Match (WWE Money in the Bank)
6. Roman Reigns vs. John Cena – Universal Championship Match (SummerSlam)
5. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair – Champion vs. Champion Match (Survivor Series)
4. WALTER vs. Ilja Dragunov – NXT UK Championship Match (NXT TakeOver 36)
3. Roman Reigns vs. Edge vs. Daniel Bryan – Universal Championship Triple Threat Match (WrestleMania – Night 2)
2. Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair – SmackDown Women’s Championship Match (WrestleMania – Night 1)
1. Edge vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins – Hell in a Cell Match (WWE Crown Jewel)
There are some great ones on here. Check out some of the top picks:
Opinion: These lists can be fascinating as no one is going to agree on every match. You can have some great discussions with other fans who are wondering just what kind of matches impressed them the most. WWE has a lot to pick from here and they went with a large variety, especially with the matches from places like NXT UK. If nothing else, it is nice to see shows getting the additional exposure, as you might have either forgotten them or never seen them in the first place.
What would be on your list? What is your #1? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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