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#101 Microstatistics

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 02:46 AM

Top two for each year? I like that. It gives a more complete picture than a single MOTY.

 

Yeah, Top 2-3 is much more informative (for most years atleast, some really loaded years need a Top 5-10 to account for all the top matches). Here are my Top 3 for each year since 1974. As usual, this is a constant work in progress.

 

 

1974

1. Jack Brisco vs. Giant Baba, 12/2

2. Alan Sarjeant vs. Mick McManus, 11/23

3. Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Jack Brisco, 1/30

 

1975

1. Clive Myers vs. Steve Grey, 11/20

2. The Destroyer vs. The Spirit, 7/25

3. Clive Myers vs. Sid Cooper, 1/23

 

1976

1. Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Jack Brisco, 8/28

2. Billy Robinson vs. Giant Baba, 7/24

3. Marty Jones vs. Mark Rocco, 6/30

 

1977

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

2. Clive Myers vs. Alan Sarjeant, 2/21

3. Greg Valentine vs. Wahoo McDaniel, 9/7

 

1978

1. Marty Jones vs. Mark Rocco, 7/26

2. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Go Ryuma, 11/30

3. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Go Ryuma, 7/27

 

1979

1. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Go Ryuma, 10/2

2. Bob Backlaud vs. Greg Valentine, 2/19

3. Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Nick Bockwinkel, 2/14

 

1980

1. Axel Dieter vs. Moose Morowski, 10/5

2. Steve Grey vs. Johnny Saint, 1/28

3. Buddy Rose/Ed Wiskowski vs. Roddy Piper/Rick Martel, 8/2

 

1981

1. Terry Funk vs. Jerry Lawler, 4/6

2. Jim Breaks vs. Jon Cortez, 2/2

3. Sgt. Slaughter vs. Pat Patterson, 5/4

 

1982

1. Jerry Lawler vs. Dutch Mantell, 3/29

2. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Dick Murdoch, 7/6

3. Andre the Giant vs. Killer Khan, 4/1

 

1983

1. Greg Valentine vs. Roddy Piper, 11/24

2. Terry Funk vs. Bob Orton Jr., 5/26

3. MS-1 vs. Sangre Chicana, 9/23

 

1984

1. El Satanico vs. Shiro Koshinaka, 7/30

2. El Satanico vs. Gran Cochise, 9/14

3. Americo Rocca vs. Mocho Cota, 1/27

 

1985

1. Jerry Lawler vs. Bill Dundee, 12/30

2. Chigusa Nagayo vs. Dump Matsumoto, 8/28

3. Tully Blanchard vs. Magnum T.A., 11/28

 

1986

1. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Akira Maeda, 6/12

2. Midnight Rockers vs. Buddy Rose/Doug Somers, 8/30

3. Ric Flair vs. Ricky Morton, 7/5

 

1987

1. Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs. Riki Choshu, 6/9

2. Tatsumi Fujinami/Riki Choshu/Akira Maeda/Kengo Kimura/Super Strong Machine vs. Antonio Inoki/Yoshiaki Fujiwara/Seiji Sakaguchi/Kantaro Hoshino/Keiji Mutoh, 8/19

3. Bret Hart vs. Randy Savage, 11/28

 

1988

1. El Dandy vs. Pirata Morgan, 9/23

2. Lex Luger/Barry Windham vs. Arn Anderson/Tully Blanchard, 3/27

3. Genichiro Tenryu/Toshiaki Kawada vs. Stan Hansen/Terry Gordy, 12/16

 

1989

1 Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Genichiro Tenryu, 6/5

2. Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat, 2/20

3. El Satanico vs. Sangre Chicana, 5/26 or Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs. Akira Maeda, 8/13

 

1990

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

2. Jushin Liger vs. Naoki Sano, 1/31

3. Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs. Nobuhiko Takada, 10/25

 

1991

1. Minoru Suzuki vs. Naoki Sano, 7/26

2. Atlantis vs. Blue Panther, 8/9

3. Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Yoji Anjoh, 7/3

 

1992

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

2. Jushin Liger vs. El Samurai, 4/30

3. Kenta Kobashi/Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs. Doug Furnas/Dan Kroffat, 5/25

 

1993

1. Akira Hokuto vs. Shinobu Kandori, 4/2

2. Manami Toyota/Toshiyo Yamada vs. Dynamite Kansai/Mayumi Ozaki, 4/11

3. Yoji Anjoh vs. Naoki Sano, 8/13

 

1994

1. Akira Hokuto/Shinobu Kandori vs. Aja Kong/Bull Nakano, 3/27

2. Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart, 3/20

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

 

1995

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

2. Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Akira Taue, 4/15

3. Mayumi Ozaki/Cutie Suzuki/Candy Okutsu /Sumiyo Toyama vs. Dynamite Kansai/Devil Masami/Hikari Fukuoka/Hiromi Yagi, 3/21

 

1996

1. Shawn Michaels vs. Mankind, 9/22

2. El Hijo del Santo vs. El Dandy vs. Negro Casas, 12/6

3. Black Tiger II vs. Wild Pegasus, 6/11

 

1997.

1. Yuki Ishikawa vs. Daisuke Ikeda, 4/15

2. Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kenta Kobashi, 1/20

3. Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Volk Han, 9/26

 

1998

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

2. El Satanico vs. Lizmark, 7/14

3. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Shinya Hashimoto, 6/5

 

1999

1. Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Yoshihisa Yamamoto, 6/24

2. Mariko Yoshida vs. Hiromi Yagi, 2/18

3. LCO vs. Ayako Hamada/AKINO, 12/11

 

2000

1. Atlantis vs. Villano III, 3/17

2. Shinya Hashimoto vs. Naoya Ogawa, 4/7

3. Mariko Yoshida vs. Ayako Hamada, 10/17

 

2001

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

2. Akira Hokuto vs. Meiko Satomura, 4/29

3. Naomichi Marufuji vs. Tatsuhito Takaiwa, 12/9

 

2002

1. Genichiro Tenryu vs. Satoshi Kojima, 7/17

2. Bryan Danielson vs. Low-Ki, 6/7

3. Jushin Liger/Minoru Tanaka vs. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi/Yoshinobu Kanemaru, 4/7

 

2003

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

2. Akira Taue vs. Yuji Nagata, 6/6

3. Jun Akiyama  vs. Osamu Nishimura, 8/11

 

2004

1. Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Hiroyuki Ito, 8/18

2. Kenta Kobashi vs. Jun Akiyama, 7/10

3. Eddie Guerrero vs. Brock Lesnar, 2/15

 

2005

1. Samoa Joe vs. AJ Styles, 12/11

2. Yuki Ishikawa vs. Daisuke Ikeda, 4/24

3. AJ Styles vs. Abyss, 4/24

 

2006

1. Jun Akiyama vs. Masao Inoue, 4/23

2. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Osamu Nishimura, 9/25

3. Bryan Danielson vs. KENTA, 9/16

 

2007

1. Bryan Danielson vs. Takeshi Morishima, 8/25

2. Azumi Hyuga vs. Kaori Yoneyama, 12/9

3. Yuki Ishikawa vs. Munenori Sawa, 5/13

 

2008

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

2. Bryan Danielson vs. Nigel McGuinness, 2/23

3. Azumi Hyuga vs. Kayoko Haruyama, 4/29

 

2009

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

2. Daisuke Ikeda/Takeshi Ono vs. Manabu Suruga/Takahiro Oba, 4/9

3. Chris Jericho vs. Rey Mysterio Jr., 6/28

 

2010

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

2. Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker, 3/28

3. Dick Togo vs. Billy Ken Kid, 2/11

 

2011

1. William Regal vs. Dean Ambrose, 11/6

2. Fit Finlay vs. Timothy Thatcher, 10/16

3. Dick Togo vs. Antonio Honda, 1/30

 

2012

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

2. Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena, 4/29

3. Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Minoru Suzuki, 10/8

 

2013

1. Rey Hechicero vs. Charles Lucero, 8/4

2. William Regal vs. Kassius Ohno, 4/10

3. Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada, 4/7

 

2014

1. Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H, 4/6

2. AJ Styles vs. Minoru Suzuki, 8/1

3. Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena, 8/17

 

2015

1. Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns, 3/29

2. Jun Akiyama/Takao Omori vs. Go Shiozaki/Kento Miyahara, 8/29

3. Daniel Bryan vs. Roman Reigns, 2/22

 

2016

1. The Revival vs. #DIY, 11/19

2. Negro Casas vs. Rey Hechicero, 4/24

3. Minoru Suzuki vs. Toru Yano, 11/3

 

2017 (so far)

1. Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega, 8/12

2. Jushin Liger vs. Taichi, 5/31

3. Black Terry vs. Latigo, 6/17



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:45 PM

Added Top 3 for 1974-82.



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Posted 23 September 2017 - 02:12 PM

Changed my top 3 selections for 1984, 2015, and 2016.



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 07:23 PM

New #1 for 2017. All Japan is back. Believe the hype.



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Posted 06 October 2017 - 10:57 PM

New #1 for 2017. All Japan is back. Believe the hype.

 

I don't know, I prefer the Akiyama stuff from 13-16 to what I've seen this year from AJPW.



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Posted 28 December 2017 - 02:11 PM

Made my final picks for 2017.



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Posted 31 December 2017 - 07:09 PM

A new selection for 2006 from out of nowhere. Like the Diamond Cutter, I never saw it coming.



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Posted 01 January 2018 - 06:14 AM

I'm currently working on a personal project to find my MOTYs, so this'll be a nice thread.

Right now, this is all I've got:

1980: Roddy Piper vs Buddy Rose (PNW, 13/9)
- Rick Martel vs Buddy Rose (PNW, 26/4)
- Johnny Saint vs Steve Grey (JP, 28/1)

1981: Stan Hansen vs André the Giant (NJPW, 23/9)
- Jerry Lawler vs Terry Funk (CWA, 23/3)
- Jim Breaks vs Jon Cortez (JP, 2/2)

1982: Ric Flair vs Kerry Von Erich (WCCW, 15/8)
- Dutch Mantell vs Jerry Lawler (CWA, 29/3)
- No more runner ups this time, weak year in terms of MOTYC

1983: Bill Dundee vs Jerry Lawler (CWA, 6/6)
- Nick Bockwinkel vs Wahoo McDaniel (AWA, 28/8)
- Roddy Piper vs Greg Valentine (NWA, Starrcade)

1984: Rick Martel vs Nick Bockwinkel (AWA, 20/9)
- Américo Rocca vs Mocho Cota (EMLL, 27/1)
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1985: Ric Flair vs Rick Martel (AJPW, 21/10)
- Jim Duggan vs Ted DiBiase (MidSouth, 30/3)
- Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee (CWA, 30/12)

1986: Nick Bockwinkel vs Curt Hennig (AWA, 21/11)
- Buddy Rose & Doug Sommers vs Midnight Rockers (AWA, 30/8)
- Ric Flair vs Barry Windham (JCP, Battle of the Belts 2)

1987: Ric Flair vs Barry Windham (JCP, 20/1)
- Carlos Colón vs Stan Hansen (WWC, 6/1)
- Hijo del Santo vs Negro Casas (WWA, 18/7)

1988: Espanto Jr vs Hijo del Santo (UWA, 10/4)
- Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard vs Barry Windham & Lex Luger (NWA, Clash of the Champions I)
- Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy vs Genichiro Tenryu & Toshiaki Kawada (AJPW, 16/12)

1989: Jumbo Tsuruta vs Genichiro Tenryu (AJPW, 5/6)
- Masakatsu Funaki vs Tatsuo Nakano (UWF II, 24/7)
- Ricky Steamboat vs Ric Flair (NWA, WrestleWar)

The following is my current "list" (I don't really have one, but you know), the years I have more or less clear, but could change throughout the project)

1992: Manami Toyota & Toshiyo Yamada vs Mayumi Ozaki & Dynamite Kansai (AJW, DreamRush)
- Ricky Steamboat vs Rick Rude (WCW, Beach Blast)
- Doug Furnas & Dan Kroffat vs Kenta Kobashi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi (AJPW, 25/5)

1993: Stan Hansen vs Kenta Kobashi (AJPW, 29/7)
- Manami Toyota & Toshiyo Yamada vs Mayumi Ozaki & Dynamite Kansai (AJW, DreamSlam II)
- Bret Hart vs Mr Perfect (WWF, King of the Ring)

1994: Mitsuharu Misawa vs Toshiaki Kawada (AJPW, 3/6)
- Akira Hokuto & Shinobu Kandori vs Aja Kong & Bull Nakano (AJW, WrestleQueendom)
- Aja Kong vs Manami Toyota (AJW, 20/11)

1995: 9/6/95
- Akira Taue vs Mitsuharu Misawa (AJPW, 15/4)
- Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi (AJPW, 25/10)

1996: Riki Choshu vs Shinya Hashimoto (NJPW, G1 Climax)
- Bret Hart vs Shawn Michaels (WWF, WrestleMania XII)
- Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue vs Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama (AJPW, 6/12)

1997: Kenta Kobashi vs Mitsuharu Misawa (AJPW, 20/1)
- Bret Hart vs Steve Austin (WWF, WrestleMania 13)
- Hijo del Santo vs Negro Casas (EMLL, 19/9)

1998: Kenta Kobashi vs Mitsuharu Misawa (AJPW, 31/8)
- Burning vs Stan Hansen & Vader (AJPW, 5/12)
- Mankind vs Undertaker (WWF, King of the Ring)

2002: Low Ki vs Bryan Danielson (ROH, Round Robin Challenge)
- Brock Lesnar vs Undertaker (WWE, No Mercy)
- Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit vs Rey Mysterio & Edge (WWE, No Mercy)

2003: Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi (NOAH, 1/3)
- Kurt Angle vs Chris Benoit (WWE, Royal Rumble)
- Akira Taue vs Yuji Nagata (NOAH, 6/6)

2004: Samoa Joe vs CM Punk (ROH, World Title Classic)
- Samoa Joe vs CM Punk (ROH, All Star Extravaganza II)
- Kenta Kobashi vs Jun Akiyama (NOAH, 10/7)

2005: Samoa Joe vs Kenta Kobashi (ROH, Joe vs Kobashi)
- Shawn Michaels vs Kurt Angle (WWE, WrestleMania 21)
- Christopher Daniels vs Samoa Joe vs AJ Styles (TNA, Unbreakable)

2013: Katsuyori Shibata vs Tomohiro Ishii (NJPW, G1 Climax)
- CM Punk vs Brock Lesnar (WWE, SummerSlam!)
- Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Kazuchika Okada (NJPW, Invasion Attack)

2014: The Shield vs The Wyatt Family (WWE, Elimination Chamber)
- AJ Styles vs Minoru Suzuki (NJPW, G1 Climax)
- Adrian Neville vs Sami Zayn (NXT, Takeover R Evolution)

2015: Bayley vs Sasha Banks (NXT, Takeover Respect)
- Shinsuke Nakamura vs Kazuchika Okada (NJPW, G1 Climax)
- Sasha Banks vs Bayley (NXT, Takeover Brooklyn)

2017: Kazuchika Okada vs Katsuyori Shibata (NJPW, Sakura Genesis)
- Tetsuya Naito vs Kenny Omega (NJPW, G1 Climax)
- Trevor Lee vs Chip Day (CWF, 25/3)

Work in progress. I'll be editing the list very often, 'cause I've not watched most part of the 90s/00s/10s matches in a while and my tastes may have changed since then; and 'cause I need to watch a lot from the years I didn't picked; and yeah, I definitely need to watch a lot from the 70s.




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