August 2016 may go down as the greatest singular month in pro wrestling history. The perfect confluence of multiple major events, tournaments, shows and weekends all coalescing into the month of August. As we do each month here at Voices of Wrestling, we’re going to do our best to name the best match of this absolutely loaded month.

Voting is now live for August 2016’s Match of the Month at voicesofwrestling.com/matchofthemonth.

If you’re interested in checking out our previous Match of the Month countdowns as well as details on the project’s origins, how matches get nominated and more visit voicesofwrestling.com/category/vow-latest/columns/match-of-the-month. We also encourage you to check out our Match of the Month subforum at http://www.voicesofwrestling.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=9





Below you’ll find a list of matches eligible to win this month. Remember the goal of the project isn’t simply to name a Match of the Month but to expose people to the best wrestling in any given month. If you haven’t seen any of the matches on this list, please go out of your way and try to check them out before voting.

  • Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa – WWE – Cruiserweight Classic Night 4 – 6/23/2016
  • Kota Ibushi vs. Cedric Alexander – WWE – Cruiserweight Classic Night 5 – 7/14/2016
  • Tajiri vs. Gran Metalik – WWE – Cruiserweight Classic Night 5 – 7/14/2016
  • Brian Kendrick vs. Tony Nese – WWE – Cruiserweight Classic Night 6 – 7/14/2016
  • Akira Tozawa vs. Jack Gallagher – WWE – Cruiserweight Classic Night 6 – 7/14/2016
  • Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Drew Gulak – WWE – Cruiserweight Classic Night 7 – 7/14/2016
  • Will Ospreay, Mark Andrews, & Paul Robinson vs. El Ligero, Shane Strickland, & Martin Kirby – Pro Wrestling Chaos – Wrath of Kahn – 7/23/2016
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tomohiro Ishii – NJPW – G1 Climax 26 Night 11 – 8/3/2016
  • Tetsuya Naito vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima – NJPW – G1 Climax 26 Night 12 – 8/4/2016
  • Will Ospreay & Ryan Smile vs. Marty Scurll & Jordan Devlin – OTT Wrestling – Invasion SuperShow – 8/6/2016
  • Kazuchika Okada vs. Tomohiro Ishii – NJPW – G1 Climax 26 Night 13 – 8/6/2016
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Naomichi Marufuji – NJPW – G1 Climax 26 Night 13 – 8/6/2016
  • Tetsuya Naito vs. YOSHI-HASHI – NJPW – G1 Climax Night 16 – 8/10/2016
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada – NJPW – G1 Climax 26 Night 17 – 8/12/2016
  • Michael Elgin vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima – NJPW – G1 Climax 26 Night 18 – 8/13/2016
  • Kenny Omega vs. Tetsuya Naito – NJPW – G1 Climax 26 Night 18 – 8/13/2016
  • The London Riots vs. War Machine – PROGRESS – Chapter 34: Keep it Unreal -8/14/2016
  • Kenny Omega vs. Hirooki Goto – NJPW – G1 Climax 26 Night 19 – 8/14/2016
  • Jay Lethal vs. Adam Cole – ROH – Death Before Dishonor XIV – 8/19/2016
  • Timothy Thatcher vs. Matt Riddle – EVOLVE – EVOLVE 66 – 8/19/2016
  • Tommy End vs. Matt Riddle – EVOLVE – EVOLVE 67 – 8/20/2016
  • Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Cedric Alexander – EVOLVE – EVOLVE 67 – 8/20/2016
  • The Revival vs. Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa – NXT – Takeover: Brooklyn II – 8/20/2016
  • John Cena vs. AJ Styles – WWE – SummerSlam – 8/21/2016
  • Dolph Ziggler vs. AJ Styles – WWE – Smackdown Live – 8/23/2016
  • Gran Metalik vs. Akira Tozawa – WWE – Cruiserweight Classic Night 8 – 8/26/2016
  • Brian Kendrick vs. Kota Ibushi – WWE – Cruiserweight Classic Night 8 – 8/26/2016
  • Dick Togo & Mike Bailey vs. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo – DDT – Peter Pan 2016 – 8/28/2016
  • Konosuke Takeshita vs. Shuji Ishikawa – DDT – Peter Pan 2016 – 8/28/2016
  • Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns vs. Big Cass – WWE – Monday Night Raw – 8/29/2016

Voting is now live for August 2016’s Match of the Month at voicesofwrestling.com/matchofthemonth.