Making list of best pro-wrestling matches might add you to the List of Jericho as it is really very difficult to point down to best pro-wrestling bout around the world from every major and independent promotions. Though according to me, here am writing it down.
Many of the matches are from WWE only as i have never followed Japanese and Mexican wrestling promotion much like WWE.
Special mention : John Cena vs. AJ Styles(Summerslam 2016), Taker vs. HHH(WM 28), Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels (No mercy 2008), Nakamura vs. Kota Ibushi (1/4 Tokyo), Bret Hart vs Owen Hart (Summerslam 1994), Sawn Michaels vs Bret Hart(WM 10) and many more.
- 10: Ric Flair vs. Terry Funk
A total violent war between Flair & Funk in an ‘I Quit’ match.
- 9: Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt Angel – WM 21
A fast paced match with showcasing of great wrestling abilities and maneuvers. Both wrestlers were able to give jaw dropping moments several times with near falls, countering submission moves, showcasing different movesets and the emotion of Michaels as face with ruthlessness of Angel as heel made this one of the best ever.
- 8: CM Punk vs. John Cena – MITB 2011
Simply 5 star classic, where Heel entered as face while face in hostile crowd. Punk and Cena really had great in-ring chemistry with top of that the storyline and Punks character as self centric person elevated the match to another level. The best part of this match was the hometown crowd in support for CM Punk.
- 7: Tanhashi vs. Okada – Invasion Attack, NJPW
The rivalry between Tanahasi and Okada can be seen as Cena and Orton rivalry on steroids. They have fought many times even at Wrestling Kingdom but still i prefer this match above their bout at WK 9 and 10. Also 5 star rated classic.
- 6: Sting vs Cactus Jack – WCW Beach blast
One of the best match from WCW and very physically disturbing match to see. Perhaps the best ‘Falls count anywhere’ match.
- 5: Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat – NWA Wrestlewar
All three major matches of Flair vs. Steamboat received 5 stars from wrestling critics. This is the match which imo stands tall.
- 4: Bret Hart vs. Stone cold Steve Austin – WM 13
For many attitude era fans this is the best wrestling match. Both the superstars brought their best, and the psychology and storytelling during the match was absolutely amazing. The moment when Austin refused to tap out even a blood pouring from his head, changed many landscape of the industry.
- 3: Okada vs Omega – Wrestling Kingdom 2017
6/5 stars, one of the greatest wrestling showdown ever. If you haven’t watched it yet please go google it and watch true prowrestling main event. Don’t have any words to describe it.
- 2: Rand Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat – WM 3
Fight for an Intercontinental champion which haven’t yet been topped by any WWE championship match. Perfect match executed by both legends.
- 1: Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels – WM 25
The setup, storyline, buildup and the place were all been destined to create the best wrestling showcase from two wrestling Legends with combined 40 year of experience. A pure wrestling match with no stipulation or championship to win. From enterance Shawn coming down as an angle send by God and Undertaker from underground as Devil, to the match which exceeded everyone expectation with full crowd involvement. For fans who started watching wrestling after 2000, it was an honor to witness the epic.