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#41 GOTNW

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 04:31 PM

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#42 InYourCase

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 07:42 PM

I guess this is my new project. Compiling (hopefully) a Top 10 for each year from now-1990. It's a large work in progress but here's what I have so far. 

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#43 ShittyLittleBoots

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 04:10 AM

1974: Jack Brisco vs. Jumbo Tsuruta (AJPW 01/30)
1975:
1976: Terry Funk vs. Jumbo Tsuruta (AJPW 06/11)
1977: Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Billy Robinson (AJPW 03/05)

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1980: Bob Backlund vs. Ken Patera (WWF 05/19)
1981: Jerry Lawler vs. Terry Funk (CWA 04/06)
1982: Jerry Lawler vs. Dutch Mantell (CWA 03/29)
1983: Dory Funk Jr. & Terry Funk vs. Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy (AJPW 08/31)
1984: Sgt. Slaughter vs. The Iron Sheik (WWF 06/16)
1985: Jerry Lawler vs. Bill Dundee (CWA 12/30)
1986: Curt Hennig vs. Nick Bockwinkel (AWA 11/15)
1987: Carlos Colon vs. Stan Hansen (WWC 01/06)
1988: Genichiro Tenryu & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy (AJPW 12/16)
1989: Ric Flair vs. Terry Funk (NWA 11/15)
1990: Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Mitsuharu Misawa (AJPW 09/01)
1991: Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyszko vs. Dustin Rhodes & Ricky Steamboat (WCW 11/19)
1992: Akira Taue, Jumbo Tsuruta & Masanobu Fuchi vs. Kenta Kobashi, Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada (AJPW 05/22)
1993: Akira Taue & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Kenta Kobashi & Mitsuharu Misawa (AJPW 12/03)
1994: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada (AJPW 06/03)
1995: Kenta Kobashi & Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Akira Taue & Toshiaki Kawada (AJPW 06/09)
1996: Akira Taue & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Jun Akiyama & Mitsuharu Misawa (AJPW 12/06)
1997: Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin (WWF 03/23)
1998: Kenta Kobashi vs. Jun Akiyama (AJPW 07/24)
1999:
2000: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Jun Akiyama (AJPW 02/27)
2001: The Rock vs. Steve Austin (WWF 04/01)
2002: American Dragon vs. Low Ki (ROH 03/30)
2003: Bryan Danielson vs. Paul London (ROH 04/12)
2004: Samoa Joe vs. CM Punk (ROH 12/04)
2005: Kenta Kobashi vs. Samoa Joe (ROH 10/01)
2006: Bryan Danielson vs. KENTA (ROH 09/16)
2007: Takeshi Morishima vs. Bryan Danielson (ROH 08/25)
2008: Nigel McGuinness vs. Bryan Danielson (ROH 02/23)
2009: Chris Hero vs. Bryan Danielson (PWG 09/04)
2010: Bobby Fish vs. Bryan Danielson (EVOLVE 07/23)
2011: John Cena vs. CM Punk (WWE 07/17)
2012: CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan (WWE 05/20)
2013: John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan (WWE 08/18)
2014: Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H (WWE 04/06)
2015: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kota Ibushi (NJPW 01/04)
2016: Sami Zayn vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (WWE 04/01)



#44 NintendoLogic

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Posted 04 August 2016 - 07:02 PM

Added a selection for 2016. I figured we're deep enough in the year that I can make a pick with a reasonable degree of certainty. Of course, I'll probably change my mind before the end of the year and then change it back the next year.



#45 Microstatistics

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 01:13 PM

Tentative version. Always subject to change.

 

1971 - Vic Faulkner/Bert Royal vs. Tony St. Clair/Roy St. Clair, 12/1

1972 - Jim Breaks vs. Adrian Street, 2/12

1973 - Jim Breaks vs. Johnny Saint, 5/5

1974 - Jack Brisco vs. Giant Baba, 12/2

1975 - Clive Myers vs. Steve Grey, 11/20

1976 - Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Jack Brisco, 8/28

1977 - Alan Sarjeant/Steve Grey vs. Zoltan Boscik/Sid Cooper, 8/13

1978 - Marty Jones vs. Mark Rocco, 7/26

1979 - Tatsumi Fujinami vs Ryuma Go, 10/2

1980 - Axel Dieter vs. Moose Morowski, 10/5

1981 - Terry Funk vs. Jerry Lawler, 4/6

1982 - Jerry Lawler vs. Dutch Mantell, 3/29

1983 - Greg Valentine vs. Roddy Piper, 11/24

1984 - El Satanico vs. Shiro Koshinaka, 7/30

1985 - Jerry Lawler vs. Bill Dundee, 12/30

1986 - Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Akira Maeda, 6/12

1987 - Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs. Riki Choshu, 6/9

1988 - El Dandy vs. Pirata Morgan, 9/23

1989 - Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Genichiro Tenryu, 6/5

1990 - El Dandy vs. Angel Azteca, 6/1

1991 - Naoki Sano vs. Minoru Suzuki, 7/26

1992 - Manami Toyota/Toshiyo Yamada vs. Dynamite Kansai/Mayumi Ozaki, 11/26

1993 - Akira Hokuto vs. Shinobu Kandori, 4/2

1994 - El Hijo del Santo/Octagon vs. Eddie Guerrero/Art Barr, 11/6

1995 - Mitsuharu Misawa/Kenta Kobashi vs. Toshiaki Kawada/Akira Taue, 6/9

1996 - Shawn Michaels vs. Mankind, 9/22

1997 - Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kenta Kobashi, 1/20

1998 - Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Mikhail Ilioukhine, 1/21

1999 - Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Yoshihisa Yamamoto, 6/24

2000 - Atlantis vs. Villano III, 3/17

2001 - El Satanico/Averno/Mephisto vs. Tarzan Boy/Rey Bucanero/Ultimo Guerrero/Mascara Magica, 9/28

2002 - Genichiro Tenryu vs. Satoshi Kojima, 7/17

2003 - Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kenta Kobashi, 3/1

2004 - Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Hiroyuki Ito, 8/18

2005 - Samoa Joe vs. AJ Styles, 12/11

2006 - Jun Akiyama vs. Masao Inoue, 4/23

2007 - Bryan Danielson vs. Takeshi Morishima, 8/25

2008 - Yuki Ishikawa/Alexander Otsuka/Munenori Sawa vs. Daisuke Ikeda/Katsumi Usuda/Super Tiger II, 7/26

2009 - Bryan Danielson/Claudio Castagnoli vs. Mike Quackenbush/Jigsaw, 9/13

2010 - Daisuke Ikeda/Takahiro Oba vs. Makoto Hashi/Kengo Mashimo, 10/24

2011 - Yuki Ishikawa/Daisuke Ikeda vs. Makoto Hashi/Kengo Mashimo, 1/30

2012 - The Shield vs. Daniel Bryan/Kane/Ryback, 12/16

2013 - Rey Hechicero vs. Charles Lucero, 8/4

2014 - Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H, 4/6

2015 - Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns, 3/29

2016 - The Revival vs. #DIY, 11/19

2017 - Jushin Liger vs. Taichi, 5/31



#46 Superstar Sleeze

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 03:46 PM

This seems like fun...so much I need to watch, but lets do this. Have not watched much 1980s Japan recently.

 

1978: WWWF Heavyweight Champion Bob Backlund vs Ivan Koloff - MSG

1979: WWWF Heavyweght Champion Bob Backlund vs Greg Valentine - MSG 2/19/79

1980: WWF Heavyweight Champion Bob Backlund vs Ken Patera - MSG 5/19/80

1981: Terry & Dory Funk vs Bruiser Brody & Jimmy Snuka - AJPW 12/13/81

1982: Southern Heavyweight Champion Jerry Lawler vs Dutch Mantell

1983: Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy vs Dory & Terry Funk - AJPW 8/31/83

1984: Sgt, Slaughter vs Iron Sheik - WWF, MSG 6/16/84

1985: NWA US Champion Tully Blanchard vs Magnum TA - NWA Starrcade 1985

1986: NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair vs Ricky Morton - NWA Great American Bash 7/11/86 Steel Cage

1987: WWF intercontinental Champion Randy Savage vs Ricky Steamboat - WrestleMania III

1988: NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair vs Lex Luger - NWA Starrcade 1988

1989: NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ricky Steamboat vs Ric Flair - NWA Chi-Town Rumble

1990: NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair vs Lex Luger - NWA Wrestlerwar 1990

1991: Randy Savage vs Ultimate Warrior - WrestleMania VII

1992: WCW World Heavyweight Champion Sting vs Vader - Great American Bash 1992

1993: Kenta Kobashi vs Stan Hansen - 7/29/93

1994: Bret Hart vs Owen Hart - WrestleMania X

1995: 6/9/95

1996: WWF World Heavyweight Champion Shawn Michaels vs Mankind - Mind Games (Need to watch more Japan)

1997: AJPW Triple Crown Champion Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi - 1/20/97

1998: AJPW Triple Crown Champion Kenta Kobashi vs Jun Akiyama - AJPW 7/24/98

1999: WCW World Heavyweight Champion Diamond Dallas Page vs Sting - WCW Nitro 4/19/99 (Need to watch more Japan)

2000: Mitsuharu Misawa vs Jun Akiyama - 2/27/00

2001: AJPW Triple Crown Champion Genichiro Tenryu vs Keiji Mutoh - 6/8/01

2002: IWGP Heavyweight Champion Yuji Nagat vs Kazunari Murakami - 12/12/02

2003: GHC Heavyweight Champion Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi - 3/01/03

2004: GHC Heavyweight Champion Kenta Kobashi vs Yoshihiro Takayama - 4/25/04

2005: Kenta Kobashi & Akira Tae vs Genichiro Tenryu & Jun Akiyama - 9/18/05

2006: GHC Heavyweight Champion Akira Taue vs Jun Akiyama - 1/22/06

2007: WWE Heavyweight Champion John Cena vs Umaga - Royal Rumble 2007

2008: Yuki Ishikawa & Muneori Sawa vs Super Tiger II & Usuda - 7/26/08

2009: Fujita Jr Hayato vs Koji Kanemoto - 12/02/09

2010: Kensuke Sasaki vs Jun Akiyama - 4/10/10 - (Need to watch a lot more, really weak year for me to remember)

2011: Dick Togo vs Antonio Honda - DDT 1/30/11

2012: John Cena vs Brock Lesnar - Extreme Rules 2012

2013: IWGP Heavyweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Kazuchika Okada - Invasion Attack 2013 (I feel like I am missing an obvious WWE match)

2014: Daniel Bryan vs HHH - WrestleMania XXX

2015: Shinsuke Nakamura vs Kazuchika Okada - G-1 Climax Semifinals



#47 peachchaos

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 02:48 PM

This is a project that really needs to grow some legs.

 

I started a spreadsheet with all the candidates for each year which have already been referenced ("nominated") in this thread.

 

So far the spreadsheet only goes up to 1979. My intention is to find all the nominated matches and post links to them on the spreadsheet. Eventually we can start individual threads for each year and vote on the Match of the Year. 



#48 Superstar Sleeze

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 09:28 AM

Amen, brutha! I have multiple projects ongoing for different countries and time periods with goal of finally making one massive list.



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Posted 19 August 2016 - 09:57 AM

Work in progress forever:
 

1979:  Bob Backlund vs. Greg Valentine - WWWF - (02/19/1979)

1980:  Buddy Rose & Ed Wiskowki vs. Roddy Piper & Rick Martel - PNW - (08/02/1980, 2/3 Falls)
1981:  Andre The Giant vs. Stan Hansen - NJPW - (09/23/1981)
1982:  Jerry Lawler vs. Dutch Mantell - Memphis (03/29/1982)
1983:  Jerry Lawler vs. Bill Dundee (6-6-1983) - Memphis "LLT"
1984:  Sgt. Slaughter vs. The Iron Sheik - WWF - (06/16/1984)
1985:  Magnum TA vs. Tully Blanchard (11/28/1985) - Starrcade
1986:  Nick Bockwinkel vs. Curt Hennig - AWA - (11/21/1986)
1987:  Stan Hansen vs. Carlos Colon - (01/06/1987)
1988:  Lex Luger and Barry Windham vs. Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard - Clash of the Champions - WCW - (03/27/1988)
1989:  Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat (04/02/1989) - Clash 6
1990:  El Dandy vs. El Satanico - (12/14/1990)
1991:  Randy Savage vs. The Ultimate Warrior - WrestleMania VII (03/24/1991)
1992:  War Games - Sting's Squad vs. Dangerous Alliance - (05/17/1992)
1993:  Stan Hansen vs. Kenta Kobashi (07/29/1993)
1994:  Misawa vs. Kawada - (06/03/1994) - AJPW
1995:  Misawa and Kobashi vs. Kawada and Taue (06/09/1995) AJPW
1996:  Kawada & Taue vs. Misawa & Akiyama (12/06/1996)
1997:  Misawa vs. Kenta Kobashi - (01/20/1997) - AJPW
1998:  Kenta Kobashi vs. Jun Akiyama - AJPW - (07/24/1998)
1999:  Sting vs. DDP - WCW Nitro - 04/19/1999
2000:  Atlantis vs. Villano III - 03/17/2000
 
2002:  Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar - Hell in a Cell - (10/20/2002)
2003:  Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kenta Kobashi (03/01/2003) NOAH
2004:  CM Punk vs. Samoa Joe II - ROH - (10/16/2004) HR Draw
2005:  Kobashi and Taue vs. Tenryu and Akiyama (09/18/2005)
 
2007:  John Cena vs. Umaga - WWE - Royal Rumble (01/28/2007)
2008:  HBK vs. Chris Jericho - No Mercy - Ladder Match (10/05/2008)
2009:  HBK vs. Undertaker - WrestleMania 25
 
2011:  CM Punk vs. John Cena - MITB - WWE - (07/17/2011)
2012:  Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena - Extreme Rules - WWE
2013:  CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar (04/18/2013) WWE - Summerslam
2014:  HHH vs. Daniel Bryan - WrestleMania XXX
2015:  Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar - WrestleMania 31 - (03/29/2015)

2016:  The Revival vs. #DIY - (11/19/2016)

 

MOTD in BOLD.



#50 World's Worst Man

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 10:14 AM

1985 - Chigusa Nagayo vs. Devil Masami 8/22

1986 - Akira Maeda/Yoshiaki Fujiwara/Osamu Kido/Nobuhiko Takada/Kazuo Yamazaki vs. Antonio Inoki/Tatsumi Fujinami/Kengo Kimura/Umanosuke Ueda/Kantaro Hoshino 3/26

1987 - Ric Flair vs. Barry Windham 1/20

1988 - Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy vs Genichiro Tenryu & Toshiaki Kawada 12/16

1989 - Genichiro Tenryu vs. Jumbo Tsuruta 6/5

1990 - Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Jumbo Tsuruta 9/1

1991 - Jumbo Tsuruta vs Toshiaki Kawada 10/24

1992 - Manami Toyota & Toshiyo Yamada vs Dynamite Kansai & Mayumi Ozaki 11/26

1993 - Stan Hansen vs Kenta Kobashi 7/29 (Sorry Akira and Shinobu)

1994 - Mitsuharu Misawa vs Toshiaki Kawada 6/3

1995 - Akira Taue & Toshiaki Kawada vs Kenta Kobashi & Mitsuharu Misawa 6/9

1996 - Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue vs Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama 12/6

1997 - Kenta Kobashi vs Mitsuharu Misawa 1/20

1998 - Kenta Kobashi vs Toshiaki Kawada 6/12

1999 - Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi 6/11

2000 - Kenta Kobashi vs Jun Akiyama 12/23

2001 - Jushin Liger vs. Minoru Tanaka 6/4

2002 - Masayuki Naruse & El Samurai vs. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru 9/23

2003 - Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Jun Akiyama 8/17

2004 - CM Punk vs. Samoe Joe 10/16

2005 - Kenta Kobashi & Go Shiosaki vs. Kensuke Sasaki & Katsuhiko Nakajima 11/5

2006 - Samoa Joe vs. Bryan Danielson 8/5

2015 - Kota Ibushi vs. Shinsuke Nakamura 1/4

2016 - Tomohiro Ishii vs. Kazuchika Okada 8/6

 

I really need a compilation of MOTYCs from 2007-2014.



#51 NintendoLogic

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 10:55 PM

Updated my US/Japan/Mexico MOTY list.



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Posted 14 October 2016 - 02:56 AM

2013: IWGP Heavyweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Kazuchika Okada - Invasion Attack 2013 (I feel like I am missing an obvious WWE match)

 

The two major SummerSlam matches?



#53 Superstar Sleeze

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 11:29 AM

Oh definitely. I think Cena/Bryan is overrated (really should re-watch) and that Punk/Brock is a great David & Goliath match, but is missing that next level transcendent greatness. Tanahashi/Okada builds really well on the previous three matches and has really interesting, unique hooks.  



#54 Bierschwale

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 12:10 PM

I'm very comfortable with Bryan-Cena as my own 2013 MOTY though I might as well be dead if I can't find ways to talk about Hechicero-Lucero for hours on end. I actually think that Lesnar-Punk falls short, too. I feel like that the finish makes me want the babyface in Punk to lose as punishment for being such a moron as to turn his back on Brock, so that could never be in my highest echelon.

 

If I had a Most Outstanding Match of the Year and Most Loved Match of the Year, Rhodes Bros.-Shield would have to win the second. I think that dual winners are fairly rare for me. Casas-Santo is MOMTY for '97, but I don't LOVE it more than Guerrero-Mysterio or Tamura-Uematsu. '89's MOM is a Flair match (HAPPY, PARV?) but I couldn't possibly LOVE any of them more than Hash-Zangiev.



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Posted 12 December 2016 - 02:39 PM

MOTD 1950s Buddy Rogers vs Lou Thesz (1/26/51)

MOTD 1960s Giant Baba vs The Destroyer (3/5/69)
1970 Dory Funk Jr vs Antonio Inoki (8/2/70)
1971 Dory Funk Jr & Dick Murdoch vs Seiji Sakaguchi & Michiaki Yoshimura (12/12/71)
1972 Giant Baba vs The Destroyer (12/11/72)
1973 Red Bastien & Billy Robinson vs Ray Stevens & Nick Bockwinkel (11/6/73)
1974 Giant Baba & The Destroyer vs Killer Karl Kox & Dick Slater (8/29/74)
1975 Antonio Inoki vs Billy Robinson (12/11/75)
1976 Steve Veidor vs Gwyn Davies (5/26/76)
1977 Terry Funk vs Harley Race (7/1/77)
1978 Jumbo Tsuruta & Giant Baba vs Terry Funk & Dory Funk Jr (12/15/78)
1979
Bob Backlund vs Greg Valentine (3/26/79)
1980 Jumbo Tsuruta & Giant Baba vs Terry Funk & Dory Funk Jr (12/11/80)
1981 
Terry Funk vs Jerry Lawler (3/23/81)
1982 Dutch Mantell vs Jerry Lawler (3/29/82)
1983 
Ric Flair vs Jumbo Tsuruta (6/8/83)

Will keep updating as i work my way forward chronologically 


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Posted 13 December 2016 - 09:04 PM

I've been working on my list for quite a while (added two extra matches by year because I felt like I was leaving too much stuff out):

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edit: I added matches from 1972 to 1979.

#57 Phil Schneider

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 09:17 PM

I love the list, but you got to watch some 2010 and 2011 FUTEN tags!



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Posted 13 December 2016 - 10:41 PM

I love the list, but you got to watch some 2010 and 2011 FUTEN tags!


I watched every one of those that I could find and I really, really like them, but not enough to make the list. Maybe it's Oba's comedy.

#59 Phil Schneider

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 10:52 PM

I also love the semi troll move of not even having Kawada v. Misawa in your top 3 for 1994 :)



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Posted 13 December 2016 - 11:41 PM

I've burned out of AJPW probably, so outside of a few matches I don't really enjoy it. Having Team Taco vs Otsuka/Ishikawa in '96 instead of the RWTL final was a bit of a political move, I admit that.




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