The big wrap up. We are closing out 2020 rather soon and that is something a lot of people have been looking forward to for a very long time. Above all else, it is time to look back at everything that has been going wrong for the last year, but at the same time, there have been some good things taking place as well. It can be nice to look back on some of the positives. WWE is doing just that.
The biggest story of 2020 has been the Coronavirus pandemic, which has completely changed the way wrestling works. Things have not gone well, but WWE has managed to keep things going throughout the whole ordeal. This has included running mostly regular shows for majority of the year and now they are looking back on what they did well in the last twelve months.
WWE has released a list of the Top Twenty Five matches from the year 2020. The list includes matches from television, pay per views, NXT, NXT UK and WWE Network Specials. There are also various types of matches, including singles matches, gimmick matches and triple threat matches, though there are no traditional tag team matches on the entire list. Here are the twenty five matches in order:
25. Daniel Bryan vs. Drew Gulak (WWE Elimination Chamber)
24. Five-Way Ladder Match for the vacant NXT North American Title (NXT TakeOver XXX)
23. Toni Storm vs. Kay Lee Ray – NXT UK Women’s Title “I Quit” Match (NXT UK, Feb. 27)
22. Big E vs. Sheamus – Falls Count Anywhere Match (SmackDown, Oct. 9)
21. Riddle vs. Timothy Thatcher – NXT Fight Pit (WWE NXT, May 27)
20. Universal Champion Roman Reigns vs. Jey Uso (WWE Clash of Champions)
19. Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins (WrestleMania 36)
18. NXT Championship Fatal 4-Way Iron Man Match (NXT Super Tuesday)
17. WWE Champion Drew McIntyre vs. Seth Rollins (WWE Money in the Bank)
16. Candice LeRae vs. Io Shirai – NXT Women’s Championship Match (NXT Halloween Havoc)
15. Men’s and Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Matches (WWE Money in the Bank)
14. Men’s Royal Rumble Match
13. Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens – TLC Match (WWE TLC)
12. Triple Threat NXT Women’s Title Match (NXT TakeOver: In Your House)
11. Keith Lee vs. Adam Cole – Winner Take All Match (NXT Great American Bash)
10. NXT Champion Finn Bálor vs. Kyle O’Reilly (NXT TakeOver 31)
9. Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair – NXT Women’s Championship Match (WrestleMania 36)
8. WALTER vs. Ilja Dragunov – NXT United Kingdom Championship (NXT UK, Oct. 29)
7. WWE Champion Drew McIntyre vs. Randy Orton – Ambulance Match (WWE Clash of Champions)
6. Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles – Intercontinental Championship Match (SmackDown, June 12)
5. Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match (WWE Clash of Champions)
4. Drew McIntyre vs. Roman Reigns (Survivor Series)
3. Edge vs. Randy Orton – The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever (WWE Backlash)
2. Sasha Banks vs. Bayley – SmackDown Women’s Championship Hell in a Cell Match (WWE Hell in a Cell)
1. The Undertaker vs. AJ Styles – Boneyard Match (WrestleMania 36)
That’s an amazing list. Check out a look at the best:
Opinion: This is the kind of thing that is always going to get some people talking and that is not a bad thing. Above all else, I’m sure there are going to be quite the arguments about which match should be on top and that is where wrestling fans can have the most fun. You can argue this stuff all day and never come to a conclusion, and hopefully that is exactly what people do with all of them.
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. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!