May is in the books and at Voices of Wrestling, that means it’s Match of the Month time! You’ll notice this month quite a few matches that didn’t take place in May proper. This is always an issue we run into with the Match of the Month project, particularly with a promotion like California-based Pro Wrestling Guerilla who often delays the release of their matches/supershows for months. You’ll notice a number of matches from their March event All Star Weekend in the voting since the matches became readily available to the world in May. There are a few other promotions and matches that had delayed releases for matches as well but we’ve decided to keep matches within the month when they “aired” or were released.
Regardless, this is one of the more diverse lineups we’ve ever had for Match of the Month as numerous promotions from all across the world are presented including RevPro UK out of our Europe, the aforementioned PWG, a Japanese promotion (Oudou) utilizing Lucha Underground/AAA superstars Pentagon Jr and Fenix, the NICE promotion out of Mexico, DDT, WWE, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Dragon Gate, EVOLVE and CWF Mid-Atlantic… among others.
Now the fun part, voting! Voting is officially live at voicesofwrestling.com/matchofthemonth. If this is your first time voting, simply click the link and you’ll be taken to a page with three options (two matches and a “pass”). You’ll vote for which match you preferred or you can skip if you haven’t seen both matches or you can’t decide. Please remember the goal of this project is to give exposure to the best wrestling in any given month. If you haven’t seen a match on our list, seek it out and watch it! These matches have received multiple nominations from fellow wrestling fans on our forums so they are very highly regard and battle tested.
Anyway, enough from us. Get out there and vote: voicesofwrestling.com/matchofthemonth!
May 2016’s Match of the Month contenders:
- Will Ospreay vs. Zack Sabre Jr. – RevPro UK – RevPro TV – 2/7/2016
- Marty Scurll vs. Kyle O’Reilly – PWG – All Star Weekend 12 Night 1 – 3/5/2016
- Young Bucks vs. Ricochet & Matt Sydal – PWG – All Star Weekend 12 Night 1 – 3/5/2016
- Death by Elbow vs. Ricochet & Matt Sydal – PWG – All Star Weekend 12 Night 2 – 3/6/2016
- Roderick Strong vs. Zack Sabre Jr. – PWG – All Star Weekend 12 Night 2 – 3/6/2016
- Pentagon Jr. vs. Fenix – Oudou- Royal Road the Beginning – 4/20/2016
- Negro Casas vs. Hechicero – NICE – Las Noches de Coliseo – 4/24/2016
- HARASHIMA vs. Kazusada Higuchi – DDT – Max Bump 2016 – 4/24/2016
- Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens – WWE – Payback – 5/1/2016
- Roman Reigns vs. AJ Styles – WWE – Payback – 5/1/2016
- Jushin Thunder Liger vs. KUSHIDA – NJPW – Wrestling Dontaku 2016 – 5/3/2016
- Tetsuya Naito vs. Tomohiro Ishii – NJPW – Wrestling Dontaku 2016 – 5/3/2016
- Sexy Star vs. Mariposa – Lucha Underground – Lucha Underground TV – 5/4/2016
- T-Hawk & Big R Shimizu vs. Dragon Kid & Eita – Dragon Gate -Dead or Alive 2016 – 5/5/2016
- Cyber Kong vs. Kotoka vs. Naoki Tanizaki vs. Naruki Doi vs. Shingo Takagi vs. YAMATO – Dragon Gate – Dead or Alive 2016 – 5/5/2016
- Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Chris Hero – EVOLVE – EVOLVE 60 – 5/6/2016
- Drew Gulak vs. Tracy Williams – EVOLVE – EVOLVE 61 – 5/7/2016
- CIMA vs. Akira Tozawa – Dragon Gate – King of Gate Night 1 5/8/2016
- Eita vs. Akira Tozawa – Dragon Gate – King of Gate Night 2 – 5/11/2016
- Virus vs. Hechicero – Lucha Memes – Regios vs. Chilangos – 5/15/2016
- Trevor Lee vs. Cedric Alexander – CWF Mid-Atlantic – Worldwide TV – 5/18/2016
- KUSHIDA vs. Kyle O’Reilly – NJPW – Best of the Super Juniors Night 1 – 5/21/2016
- The Miz vs. Cesaro vs. Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens – WWE – Extreme Rules 2016 – 5/22/2016
- Roman Reigns vs. AJ Styles – WWE – Extreme Rules 2016 – 5/22/2016
- Will Ospreay vs. Ricochet – NJPW – Best of the Super Juniors 2016 Night 6 – 5/27/2016