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The Great Matches

 

Below is a list of every match we’ve rated **** or higher throughout the course of our books or on this website.

[PLEASE NOTE, THIS LIST CURRENTLY ONLY COVERS UP UNTIL 2004, AND 2015, 2016 AND 2017. IT IS A CONSTANT WORK IN PROGRESS]

*****

11.28.85 – Tully Blanchard vs. Magnum T.A. (Steel Cage)
01.20.87 – Ric Flair vs. Barry Windham
03.29.87 – Ricky Steamboat vs. Randy Savage
04.02.89 – Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat
05.07.89 – Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat
11.15.89 – Ric Flair vs. Terry Funk (“I Quit” Match)
03.24.91 – Randy Savage vs. The Ultimate Warrior
01.19.92 – Royal Rumble Match
08.29.92 – Bret Hart vs. The British Bulldog
01.11.94 – The Steiner Brothers vs. Bret Hart & Owen Hart
03.20.94 – Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart
03.20.94 – Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon (Ladder Match)
08.29.94 – Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart (Cage Match)
08.27.95 – Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon (Ladder Match)
09.22.96 – Shawn Michaels vs. Mankind
11.17.96 – Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin
10.05.97 – Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker (Hell in a Cell)
10.26.97 – Eddie Guerrero vs. Rey Mysterio Jr.
06.28.98 – Mankind vs. The Undertaker (Hell in a Cell)
01.23.00 – Triple H vs. Mankind (Street Fight)
08.27.00 – The Dudley Boyz vs. The Hardy Boyz vs. Edge & Christian (TLC Match)
04.01.01 – The Dudley Boyz vs. The Hardy Boyz vs. Edge & Christian (TLC Match)
04.01.01 – The Rock vs. Steve Austin
08.25.02 – Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H (Street Fight)
01.19.03 – Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit
01.04.15 – Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kota Ibushi
01.04.15 – Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada
08.22.15 – Sasha Banks vs. Bayley
04.01.16 – Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Sami Zayn
01.04.17 – Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega
03.12.17 – Ilja Dragunov vs. WALTER
06.03.17 – Will Ospreay vs. KUSHIDA
06.11.17 – Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega

 

****3/4

04.05.92 – Bret Hart vs. Roddy Piper
06.13.93 – Bret Hart vs. Mr. Perfect
09.28.94 – Shawn Michaels & Diesel vs. Razor Ramon & 1-2-3 Kid
03.31.96 – Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels (Iron Man Match)
04.28.96 – Shawn Michaels vs. Diesel (No Holds Barred)
03.03.97 – Owen Hart vs. Davey Boy Smith
03.23.97 – Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin (Submission)
07.06.97 – The Hart Foundation vs. Austin/Shamrock/Goldust/LOD
12.10.00 – Angle vs. Austin vs. Rock vs. Rikishi vs. Undertaker vs. Triple H (Hell in a Cell)
01.21.01 – Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit (Ladder)
02.25.01 – Steve Austin vs. Triple H (Three Stages of Hell)
05.21.01 – Steve Austin & Triple H vs. Chris Jericho & Chris Benoit
10.20.02 – Edge & Rey Mysterio vs. Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit
12.03.02 – Edge vs. Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit vs. Eddie Guerrero
03.14.04 – Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Benoit
01.25.15 – Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena vs. Seth Rollins
11.07.15 – Tomohiro Ishii vs. Tomoaki Honma
01.04.16 – Shinsuke Nakamura vs. AJ Styles
01.04.16 – Kazuchika Okada vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
02.11.16 – Katsuyori Shibata vs. Tomohiro Ishii
08.21.16 – AJ Styles vs. John Cena
11.19.16 – The Revival vs. #DIY
05.29.17 – Tyler Bate vs. Travis Banks

 

 

****1/2

11.26.87 – Team Strike Force vs. Team Demolition
11.24.88 – Team Powers of Pain vs. Team Demolition
02.16.89 – The Brain Busters vs. The Rockers
08.28.89 – The Brain Busters vs. The Hart Foundation
12.14.89 – The Hart Foundation vs. The Rockers
08.26.91 – Bret Hart vs. Mr. Perfect
04.05.92 – Ric Flair vs. Randy Savage
08.29.92 – Randy Savage vs. The Ultimate Warrior
10.12.92 – Bret Hart vs. Ric Flair
01.18.93 – Ric Flair vs. Mr. Perfect
06.21.93 – Doink the Clown vs. Marty Jannetty (2/3 Falls)
07.11.94 – Bret Hart vs. 1-2-3 Kid
07.23.95 – Jeff Jarrett vs. Shawn Michaels
12.17.95 – Bret Hart vs. Davey Boy Smith
02.16.97 – Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin vs. Vader vs. The Undertaker
05.26.97    Owen/Davey vs. Michaels/Austin
06.08.97    Steve Austin vs. Shawn Michaels
09.20.97    Bret Hart vs. The Undertaker
08.30.98    The Rock vs. Triple H (Ladder Match)
10.04.99    Chris Benoit vs. Bret Hart
10.17.99    The Hardy Boyz vs. Edge & Christian (Ladder Match)
02.27.00    Triple H vs. Mick Foley (Hell in a Cell)
04.30.00    Triple H vs. The Rock
07.23.00    Triple H vs. Chris Jericho (Last Man Standing)
02.25.01    Kurt Angle vs. The Rock
08.19.01    Steve Austin vs. Kurt Angle
09.23.01    Rob Van Dam vs. Chris Jericho (Hardcore Match)
04.21.02    Edge vs. Kurt Angle
09.22.02    Chris Benoit vs. Kurt Angle
03.30.03    Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho
07.27.03    Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas vs. Rey Mysterio & Kidman
01.25.04    Royal Rumble Match
02.15.04    Brock Lesnar vs. Eddie Guerrero
05.20.15    Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch
05.31.15    John Cena vs. Kevin Owens
06.14.15    John Cena vs. Kevin Owens
06.29.15    John Cena vs. Cesaro
07.05.15    AJ Styles vs. Kazuchika Okada
07.06.15    John Cena vs. Cesaro
07.19.15    John Cena vs. Kevin Owens
08.22.15    Finn Balor vs. Kevin Owens
08.28.15 – Zack Sabre Jr., Marty Scurll & Tommy End vs. Roderick Strong & The Young Bucks
08.29.15 – Chris Hero vs. Timothy Thatcher
08.29.15 – Super Dragon & The Young Bucks vs. Biff Busick, Andrew Everett & Trevor Lee
08.30.15 – Marty Scurll vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
09.20.15    Seth Rollins vs. John Cena
10.07.15    Bayley vs. Sasha Banks (Iron Woman Match)
01.04.16    Tomohiro Ishii vs. Katsuyori Shibata
07.24.16    Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens
09.03.16 – Will Ospreay, Ricochet & Matt Sydal vs. Adam Cole & The Young Bucks
09.14.16    Kota Ibushi vs. TJ Perkins
11.27.16 – Matt Riddle vs. Will Ospreay
12.11.16 – Pete Dunne vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
01.04.17 – Katsuyori Shibata vs. Hirooki Goto
01.04.17 – Tetsuya Naito vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
01.29.17 – South Pacific Power Trip vs. Ringkampf
01.29.17 – AJ Styles vs. John Cena
03.10.17 – WALTER vs. David Starr
03.11.17 – Axel Dieter Jr. vs. Jurn Simmons
03.19.17 – Will Ospreay vs. Mark Andrews
03.26.17 – Matt Riddle vs. WALTER
04.13.17 – Will Ospreay vs. Josh Bodom
05.18.17 – Will Ospreay vs. Ricochet
06.11.17 – Hiromu Takahashi vs. KUSHIDA

 

****1/4

02.23.87    Randy Savage, Harley Race & Adrian Adonis vs. Roddy Piper, Ricky Steamboat & Junkyard Dog
11.24.87    Jumping Bomb Angels vs. Glamour Girls
12.28.89    Roddy Piper vs. Rick Rude (Cage Match)
01.21.90    Royal Rumble Match
04.24.90    Ted DiBiase vs. Shawn Michaels
01.19.91    The Orient Express vs. The Rockers
12.02.91    Ric Flair vs. Shawn Michaels
07.21.92    Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels (Ladder Match)
11.23.92    Marty Jannetty vs. Shawn Michaels
05.17.93    Marty Jannetty vs. Shawn Michaels
07.19.93    Marty Jannetty vs. Shawn Michaels
11.20.95    Bret Hart vs. Diesel
07.07.96    Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Psychosis
07.21.96    Camp Cornette vs. Shawn Michaels, Sid & Ahmed Johnson
02.07.00    Triple H/Benoit/Saturn/Guerrero/Malenko vs. Rock/Cactus/Rikishi/Too Cool
05.21.00    Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit (Submission Match)
07.23.00    The Rock vs. Chris Benoit
06.11.01    Chris Benoit vs. Kurt Angle (Steel Cage)
10.21.01    The Rock vs. Chris Jericho
05.27.02    Eddie Guerrero vs. Rob Van Dam (Ladder Match)
10.20.02    Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker (Hell in a Cell)
11.17.02    Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Booker T vs. Chris Jericho vs. Rob Vam Dam vs. Kane (Elimination Chamber)
12.15.02    Eddie Guerrero vs. Chris Benoit
12.15.02    Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H (3 Stages of Hell)
03.30.03    Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar
01.04.13    Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kazushi Sakuraba
01.04.14    Hirooki Goto vs. Katsuyori Shibata
02.11.15    Finn Balor vs. Adrian Neville
02.11.15    Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens
03.29.15    Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns
07.04.15    Kevin Owens vs. Finn Balor
07.05.15    Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Katsuyori Shibata
07.20.15    Kota Ibushi vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
08.28.15 – Mark Andrews vs. Will Ospreay
08.28.15 – Fenix vs. Matt Sydal
09.06.15 – Will Ospreay vs. Mark Haskins
11.15.15 – Drew Galloway vs. Grado
11.16.15    Cesaro vs. Roman Reigns
04.01.16    Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe
04.03.16    Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch
04.10.16 – El Ligero & Nathan Cruz vs. Mark Andrews & Eddie Dennis
05.01.16    Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn
05.22.16    The Miz vs. Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro vs. Sami Zayn
05.22.16    Roman Reigns vs. A.J. Styles
08.20.16    The Revival vs. #DIY
09.02.16 – Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Tommy End
09.03.16 – Tommy End & Chris Hero vs. Pentagon Jr. & Fenix
09.14.16    Gran Metalik vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
09.14.16    Gran Metalik vs. TJ Perkins
10.09.16    AJ Styles vs. John Cena vs. Dean Ambrose
11.27.16 – Jimmy Havoc vs. Matt Riddle vs. Pete Dunne vs. Trent Seven vs. Sebastian vs. Travis Banks vs. TK Cooper
12.30.16 – Jimmy Havoc vs. Will Ospreay
01.04.17 – KUSHIDA vs. Hiromu Takahashi
01.15.17 – Pete Dunne vs. Tyler Bate
01.21.17 – Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Marty Scurll
01.21.17 – Katsuyori Shibata vs. Matt Riddle
01.29.17 – Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns
02.26.17 – Mark Andrews vs. Shane Strickland
03.12.17 – Donovan Dijak & JT Dunn vs. ACH & Mike Bailey
03.19.17 – Pete Dunne vs. Jimmy Havoc
03.26.17 – Pete Dunne vs. Mark Andrews
04.01.17 – The Authors of Pain vs. #DIY vs. The Revival
04.13.17 – Zack Sabre Jr. vs. KUSHIDA
05.14.17 – Kairi Hojo vs. Mayu Iwatani
05.29.17 – Matt Riddle vs. Tyler Bate
06.18.17 – AJ Styles vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Baron Corbin (MITB)

 

****

05.04.81    Pat Patterson vs. Sgt. Slaughter (Alley Fight)
11.24.83    Harley Race vs. Ric Flair (Steel Cage)
09.01.84    Tito Santana vs. Paul Orndorff
07.13.85    The British Bulldogs vs. The Hart Foundation
09.14.85    The Dynamite Kid vs. Bret Hart
03.08.86    Bret Hart vs. Ricky Steamboat
07.27.86    Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat
07.12.86    Bruno Sammartino & Roddy Piper vs. Randy Savage & Adrian Adonis (Cage Match)
11.27.86    The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express vs. The Minnesota Wrecking Crew (Steel Cage)
03.12.88    The Jumping Bomb Angels vs. The Glamour Girls
04.01.90    Hulk Hogan vs. The Ultimate Warrior
02.18.91    Mr. Perfect vs. Roddy Piper
10.05.91    Ric Flair vs. The Texas Tornado
11.13.91    Ric Flair vs. Bret Hart
11.25.92    Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels
06.17.93    The Hollywood Blondes vs. Ric Flair & Arn Anderson
08.16.93    The Steiner Brothers vs. Money Inc. (Cage Match)
11.24.93    The Rock N Roll Express vs. The Heavenly Bodies
01.22.94    The Quebecers vs. Bret Hart & Owen Hart
04.17.94    Cactus Jack & Maxx Payne vs. The Nasty Boys (Street Fight)
06.16.94    Owen Hart vs. 1-2-3 Kid
08.15.94    Owen Hart vs. 1-2-3 Kid
08.01.94    Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon
01.09.95    Bret Hart vs. Jeff Jarrett
01.22.95    Diesel vs. Bret Hart
02.20.95    Shawn Michaels vs. Davey Boy Smith
05.14.95    Owen Hart vs. Davey Boy Smith
10.16.95    Chris Benoit vs. Eddie Guerrero
11.20.95    Owen Hart vs. Shawn Michaels
01.21.96    The Undertaker vs. Bret Hart
02.18.96    Shawn Michaels vs. Owen Hart
05.28.96    Steve Austin vs. Savio Vega (Strap Match)
08.07.96    Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Dean Malenko
08.18.96    Shawn Michaels vs. Vader
11.17.96    Shawn Michaels vs. Sycho Sid
08.03.97    Owen Hart vs. Steve Austin
09.14.97    Eddie Guerrero vs. Chris Jericho
09.20.97    Owen Hart vs. Vader
09.20.97    Shawn Michaels vs. Davey Boy Smith
01.18.98    The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels (Casket Match)
04.26.98    Steve Austin vs. Dude Love
05.31.98    Steve Austin vs. Dude Love
08.24.98    Mankind vs. Kane (Hell in a Cell)
02.14.99    Mankind vs. The Rock (Last Man Standing)
02.15.99    Mankind vs. The Rock (Ladder Match)
03.28.99    Steve Austin vs. The Rock
01.23.00    The Dudley Boyz vs. The Hardy Boyz (Tables Match)
04.02.00    The Dudley Boyz vs. The Hardy Boyz vs. Edge & Christian (Ladder Match)
05.21.00    The Rock vs. Triple H (60 Minute Iron Man Match)
09.25.00    The Hardy Boyz vs. Edge & Christian (Ladder Match)
05.20.01    Chris Benoit vs. Kurt Angle (2/3 Falls Match)
06.24.01    Kurt Angle vs. Shane McMahon (Street Fight)
07.22.01    Jeff Hardy vs. Rob Van Dam (Hardcore Match)
07.22.01    The WWF vs. The Alliance
11.03.01    Chris Jericho vs. Kurt Angle
12.09.01    The Rock vs. Chris Jericho
01.20.02    Royal Rumble Match
03.17.02    The Rock vs. Hulk Hogan
05.19.02    Edge vs. Kurt Angle
05.19.02    Triple H vs. Chris Jericho (Hell in a Cell)
05.28.02    Edge vs. Kurt Angle (Steel Cage)
09.22.02    Eddie Guerrero vs. Edge
09.24.02    Rey Mysterio vs. Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit
10.07.02    Kane vs. Bubba Ray & Spike Dudley vs. Christian & Chris Jericho vs. Jef Hardy & Rob Van Dam (TLC)
11.17.02    Edge & Rey Mysterio vs. Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit vs. Los Guerreros
07.27.03    Eddie Guerrero vs. Chris Benoit
11.16.03    Orton, Jericho, Christian, Henry & Steiner vs. Michaels, Dudley Boyz, Rob Van Dam & Booker T
03.14.04    Randy Orton, Batista & Ric Flair vs. The Rock & Mick Foley
03.14.04    Eddie Guerrero vs. Kurt Angle
04.18.04    Randy Orton vs. Cactus Jack (Hardcore)
04.18.04    Chris Benoit vs. Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels
05.16.04    Eddie Guerrero vs. JBL
01.04.13    Yuji Nagata vs. Minoru Suzuki
01.04.14    Kazuchika Okada vs. Tetsuya Naito
01.04.15    Tomohiro Ishii vs. Togi Makabe
02.11.15    Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks vs. Bayley vs. Becky Lynch
02.22.15    Daniel Bryan vs. Roman Reigns
03.30.15    Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler
05.04.15    Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose
07.04.15    Chris Jericho vs. Neville
07.05.15    Hirooki Goto vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
07.13.15    Cesaro vs. Rusev vs. Kevin Owens
07.20.15    AJ Styles vs. Katsuyori Shibata
07.23.15    Satoshi Kojima vs. Tomohiro Ishii
07.23.15    Kazuchika Okada vs. Michael Elgin
08.03.15    Seth Rollins vs. Neville
08.10.15    Randy Orton vs. Cesaro vs. Kevin Owens
08.23.15    Seth Rollins vs. John Cena
08.23.15    The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar
08.29.15 – Pentagon Jr. & Drago vs. Fenix & Aero Star
08.29.15 – Mike Bailey vs. Drew Galloway
08.30.15 – Pentagon Jr. vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
08.30.15 – Team Ciampa vs. Team Taylor
10.25.15    The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar (Hell in a Cell)
11.16.15    Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler
12.13.15    New Day vs. Lucha Dragons vs. Usos (Ladder Match)
12.16.15    Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe
01.24.16    Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens (Last Man Standing)
04.01.16    American Alpha vs. The Revival
04.01.16    Bayley vs. Asuka
04.03.16 – Owens vs. Zayn vs. Ziggler vs. Miz vs. Stardust vs. Sin Cara vs. Ryder (Ladder)
04.10.16 – Marty Scurll vs. Tommy End
​04.11.16    AJ Styles vs. Sami Zayn
05.01.16    AJ Styles vs. Roman Reigns
05.23.16    AJ Styles Kevin Owen
06.08.16    American Alpha vs. The Revival
06.19.16    AJ Styles vs. John Cena
07.24.16    Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns
08.20.16    Samoa Joe vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
08.21.16    Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte
09.02.16 – Jeff Cobb vs. Ricochet
09.03.16 – Pete Dunne vs. Mark Andrews
09.04.16 – Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Will Ospreay
09.04.16 – The Young Bucks vs. Pentagon Jr. & Fenix
09.11.16    AJ Styles vs. Dean Ambrose
10.09.16    The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler
10.30.16 – Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks (Hell in a Cell)
11.19.16    Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Samoa Joe
11.27.16 – Trent Seven & Pete Dunne vs. The London Riots
12.11.16 – Marty Scurll vs. Jimmy Havoc
12.30.16 – Trent Seven & Tyler Bate vs. The London Riots vs. Marty Scurll & Zack Sabre Jr.
01.15.17 – Pete Dunne vs. Mark Andrews
01.28.17 – #DIY vs. The Authors of Pain
02.05.17 – Josh Bodom vs. Oliver Carter
02.05.17 – Wolfgang vs. Trent Seven
02.12.17 – John Cena vs. AJ Styles vs. Dean Ambrose vs. The Miz vs. Baron Corbin vs. Bray Wyatt (Elimination Chamber)
02.26.17 – Jordan Devlin vs. Travis Banks
03.10.17 – Mike Bailey vs. ACH
03.11.17 – Matt Riddle vs. Mike Bailey
03.11.17 – David Starr vs. ACH vs. Paul London vs. Absolute Andy
03.19.17 – Trent Seven & Tyler Bate vs. South Pacific Power Trip
03.19.17 – Ringkampf vs. The Hunter Brothers
03.26.17 – Mark Haskins vs. Axel Dieter Jr.
04.02.17 – Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar
04.13.17 – Chris Brookes & Travis Banks vs. Sami Callihan & Martin Stone
04.13.17 – Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks vs. Lio Rush, Shane Strickland & Ryan Smile
04.23.17 – South Pacific Power Trip vs. The London Riots
04.23.17 – British Strong Style vs. Ringkampf
04.30.17 – Daisuke Sekimoto, Kento Miyahara & Kengo Mashimo vs. Zeus, Ryoji Sai & KAI
04.30.17 – Joe Doering vs. Shuji Ishikawa
05.07.17 – #CCK vs. The London Riots
05.07.17 – Marty Scurll vs. Kyle O’Reilly
05.13.17 – Emil Sitoci vs. Angelico vs. Fenix vs. Pentagon Jr
05.14.17 – Tyler Bate vs. Matt Riddle
05.14.17 – Pete Dunne vs. Mark Haskins vs. Mark Andrews
05.17.17 – Marty Scurll vs. Will Ospreay
05.17.17 – Hiromu Takahashi vs. Dragon Lee
06.03.17 – Taguchi Japan vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon
06.04.17 – Bray Wyatt vs. Roman Reigns vs. Finn Balor vs. Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe
06.11.17 – Tetsuya Naito vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi


* Match was rated at both ***** and -***** by James Dixon in Volume 4.
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