Welcome to the ninth annual Voices of Wrestling Match of the Year Poll.

Origins

The brainchild of VOW co-owner Rich Kraetsch, it all started in 2012 with a modest four-person panel of myself (Joe Lanza), Rich, VOW’s PWG reviewer “Boxing Robes” Larry, and Billy Carpenter of 4 Corners Radio. We each selected our ten best matches of the year, wrote short blurbs on why each match was selected, and combined the lists to come up with a collaborative top ten.

This produced a fine list of matches, but a list that was the product of four voters who for the most part had very similar tastes in wrestling. There was a ton of crossover on the four lists, and while an impressive variety of five different promotions ultimately ended up being represented in our collaborative top ten, we were dealing with a tiny sample size of voters who essentially watched and enjoyed the same pool of matches over the course of the year.

For 2013, I approached Rich about expanding upon his original idea by extending invites to dozens of other wrestling critics. Each year in the world of film, there are media/critic polls ranking the top films of the year. There was nothing like those critics polls that had ever existed for wrestling matches. With that template in mind, we sent ballots to dozens of journalists, bloggers, radio hosts, podcasters, historians, reporters, and critics who we knew loved wrestling, had a reputation for having a solid base of knowledge and strong opinions, and had quality endeavors that we could help expose to our readers in exchange for participating. We knew not everybody would respond, but we were quite pleased with who did, and the results did bear out the variety of matches and wrestling styles that we were seeking. 25 total voters responded by voting for over 90 matches from 23 different promotions.

The growth continued with the 2014 poll, with 67 voters voting for 156 different matches, from 35 different promotions

The 2015 poll featured 97 voters voting for 199 different matches from 42 different promotions

We once again shattered all previous records for the fourth consecutive year in 2016, when 117 voters checked in and accounted for the widest variety yet, with 239 matches emanating from 49 different worldwide promotions

The 2017 poll saw the diversity grow again, with 54 different promotions represented

2018 saw a record 68 different promotions represented across 282 total matches. Our voter base grew to 122 with voters representing 25 different US states and 16 countries. 

For 2019, 136 different voters resulted in 290 unique matches, across a record-tying 68 promotions. 

This year, we are proud to announce a record-shattering 170 voters representing 29 different United States and 18 countries voted for 287 unique matches from 66 different promotions. The poll continues to expand, recognized by fans, wrestlers, and promoters as one of the most prestigious Match of the Year surveys in the world. 

For a full archive of our past Match of the Year countdowns, visit voicesofwrestling.com/match-of-the-year/.

We’ll get to the matches in a bit. But first, here is your panel of voters for the 2020 Voices of Wrestling Match of the Year Poll, followed by an explanation of how the results are tabulated (note – some voters chose to not include websites/affiliations and/or Twitter handles):

NameWebsite/AffiliationTwitter Username
Aaron BentleyEverything Eliteaaronlikethecar
Abraham DelgadoVoices of Wrestlingadr012
aguakunaguacasas.blogspot.comaguakun
Alan4LPW TorchAlan4L
Álex GiménezSolowrestling / Spanish UppercutAlexGimenezBCN
Alex RichardsLast Word On Sports/ Vocies Of WrestlingLWOSPWAlexR
Andrew Lacellecjsf.caoutlawjamboree
Andrew RichVoices of Wrestling/Music of the MatAndrewTRich
Andrew SinclairVoices of WrestlingAMSinclair97
Andrew StewartSports Obsessivecappybeef
Andy H. MurrayWhatCultureandyhmurray
Andy LaBarVOWtrillyrobinson
AqeelArnoldFurious.comAqeelk94
August BakerVoices of Wrestlingaugustbaker12
Aussie GregAnswering the Ten Count podcastAnswertheten
Barry Murphythebarrylad.comTheBarrylad
Ben FoxVOWb3nfox
BennoGRAPPL / POST WrestlingBensonRichardE
Bill Bodkinthepopbreak.com/BodkinWrites
Billy Carpentermedium.com/@billycarpenter406BillyCarpenter_
BlastoSTGbloodybrainbuster.blogspot.comBlastoSTG
Brady Childseverydaygourmets.comHPJoker
Bryan RoseWrestling Observerbr26
Carl MannWrestling with Words/WDKW (We don't know wrestling)
Case LoweVoices of Wrestling/Open the Voice Gate_InYourCase
Chad CampbellNorth South Connection Podcast NetworkBigboysplaywcw
Chester SAprowrestlingmusings.comWhyIsChester
ChrisBad Wrestling Podcastfunkyassdg
Chris O'Brienhttps://www.podmania.co.uk/category/podcasts/the-stardom-cast/ (Podcast) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjkLxm2INQg1fVSseX0bd1g(Video Reviews/Video Essays)chrislovespuro
Chris SamsaSportOfProWrestling.comTheChrisSamsa
Christian Gascoignewrestling-infos.deShowfnwhole
ChristoffThe Rough House PodcastRoughHouseSGW
Christopher DuarteTwitter/former vow smash reviewerduarteyouknow
CiaranRHWrestle InnCiaranRH
Danny KuchlerSocial Suplex/ Great Match GeneratorDJDKooks
Darrenspandexcellence.blogspot.comspandexcellence
Dave MusgraveSLAM Wrestling, PTBN.compuropotsy
David DunnNZPWIdavid_dunn
Doug Fowler (Skeach101Wreddit (/r/SquaredCircle)skeach101
Drew SpearsCorrespondent @ Everything Elite + Bad Wrestling Podcastdrewspurs
Dylan FoxEastern Lariat Podcast/Lucha Talk Podcast/Cagematch.netDylanZeroSky
Ed GrsevinskyVoices of Wrestlingfosterdisbelief
Ed KodyPod Van DamPodVanDam
Ed MillsWrestlingClique.comWrestlingClique
Eric Ritzsegundacaida.blogspot.comsegundacaida
Evandro FurtadoVoices of WrestlingEvan_Furtado
Ewan CameronVOWewanwcx
Filip PejicRandomWrestlingReviewsFilipPejic97
Franky DeJesusthesmarkygeeks.comfrankydejesus
Gareth HodgsonGRAPPLGRAPPLgareth
Garrett KidneyVoices of Wrestlinggarrettkidney
George Atsaveshttps://twitter.com/2Guys1Sport; https://www.twitch.tv/crazychris576gatsaves; 2Guys1Sport
Gerard Di TrolioVoices of Wrestlinggerardditrolio
Gin MalkavarSolowrestling.com / A Ras de Lona PodcastPurotalk
Greg ParksPro Wrestling Torch (pwtorch.com)gregmparks
Griffin PeltierVoices of WrestlingHollywd12
Harley DuncanVoices of Wrestling
Harley R. PageotTwitter.com/GritGlitter1yrechoheart
Heikki Oinonenyaffatakecakes.blogspot.comNastyYaffa
Henry Rivers/HeadCheesehttps://www.youtube.com/c/HeadCheese and The MV Zoneblu_reymysterio/itsartingmaybe
Ian Hamilton411Mania / BackBodyDrop.comIanWrestling
J. Michael MastroVoices of Wrestlingryugu_jo
J.D. OlivaFightGameMedia.com/WrestleJoy.comJD_Oliva
Jack BeckmannVoices of Wrestlingpackerman120
Jack GroomVoices of Wrestlingjacksharesgraps
Jacob WoolleyRed Leaf RetrocastBowlingJD
Jahmale HepburnN/ARealHero12089
James LascuolaPro Wrestling Ponderingsrockerj881
James SnelgroveWww.nuclearconvoy.com and occasionally VOWNuclearConvoy
JamesieThe Boots and Trunks Podcastjamesie_2015
Jamie JohnsonCultured Vultures and Wrestle InnJJohnson_16
Jamie O'DohertyDramatic DDT (https://dramaticddt.wordpress.com/)JamieOD/DramaticDDT
Jarrett SeidlerBaseball Prospectus / For All You Kids Out There podcastjaseidler
Jason OunWrestling Inc.JasonOun95
Jason WesthaverVoices of Wrestlingnjiska
Jeff Martinheat.rentathugcomics.com/HEATcomic
Jeremy DonovanSocial Suplex/Keepin' It Strong StyleJeremyLDonovan
Jeremy SextonVoices of Wrestlingjeremysexton
Jeri L. EvansVoices of WrestlingJerriest_Jer
Jesse CollingsWrestlingInc.comJesseCollings
Joe Gagne5 Star Match Gamejoegagne
Joe LanzaVoices of Wrestlingvoiceswrestling
Joe TownerChairshot Podcastgrifftannen
JoelSuper J-Castthesuperjcast
John CarrollWrestling Omakase/Voices of Wrestlingtoshanshuinla
John CorriganThe Wrestling Estatethewrestlingest
John SiinoPOST WrestlingCnoEVIL
JoJo RemyVoices of Wrestlingjojo_runs
Jonathan HernandezVoices of WrestlingFatmansAlright
Joseph M BayVOW, F4W, PW Torchjoey_bay
Juan Carlos ReneoThe Scrap & BodySlam.netReneusMeister
Kaan ÜnverdiI am doing podcast called Tokyo Merkez with my friend , on YouTube. Also I am admin of Puroresu Türkiyekaantheviper
karaeverything elite guestkaraonza
Kelly HarrassPanels on Pages and Voices of Wrestlingcomicgeekelly
Kentucky210/r/squaredcirclekentucky2101
KevinBad Wrestling Podcastbadwrespodcast
Kevin ChiatVoices of Wrestlingkevinchiat
kevin hareVoices of Wrestlingstan__hansen
Kristen AshlyBell To BellesKristenAshly
Lawson Leongbrooklynbattlecomedy.comLawsoncomedy89
Lee MaloneVoW/Days of Thunder PodcastMalone_713 WCWThunderPod
Liam JonesVoices of WrestlingTNAWrestIing
Liam Rennersoundcloud.com/thewrestlinglifeTWL_Podcast
Liam WyattInside the Ropes (ITRwrestling.com)LWyatt_probably
Luis Perezpwponderings.comzerepwrestling
Mark RobinsonLink to the Castlinktothecast
Marty DayThe Rough House Podcastblast0rama
Matt CarlinsJustProWrestlingNews.comJPWNshow
Matt FrancisVoices of Wrestlingarchivingmatt
Matt McQueenheatsheetmag.comsheet_heat
Michael HamflettWhatCulture WrestlingMichaelHamflett
Miguel Ángel TomásAlpha Puroresu PodcastIngobernablePS
Mike Daysleymcdreviews.blogspot.com/mikedaysley
Mike GilbertThecombatrepublic.comcombatrepublic
Mike SpearsVoices of Wrestling/EE/OTVGfujiiheya
Mo Chatramirror.co.ukmochatra
Mongo Underscore EbooksMonumental Podcastmongo_ebooks
Nate @epitasisEverything Eliteepitasis
Nathan NeumannWrestling Heads RadioHeadliner5
Neil DavidVoices of Wrestlingchubby_cthulhu
Nick DavidsonVoices of Wrestling
NovelissNoveliss.comTheNoveliss
Parker KlynF4W/WON, Fight Game Mediaparkerjklyn
Paul FontaineFight Game MediaPaulAceFontaine
Paul VolschVoices of Wrestlingdarthdragon
PW_INDSportsKeeda.comPW_IND
Rene Martinezphdchopper.blogspot.comwhochoppedya
Reuel CastilloVoices of Wrestling/New Japan eBookCapoCastillo
Ricardo GallegosVoices of Wrestling / Lucha Jobberswallyrgr
Rich KraetschVoices of Wrestlingvoiceswrestling
Rich Lattasocialsuplex.com/One Nation Radiorichlatta32
Rob ReidVoices of WrestlingtheWrestleQuiz
RobViperwww.Highspots.comRobViper
RodriSpanish Uppercut YoutubeUppercutSpanish
Ross BermanWrestleZone & Tama’s IslandRossWBermanIV
Ryan Cookestrongstylemedia.comwrestlecast_ssm
Ryan DilbertWrestle Inn, ryandilbert.comryandilbert
Ryan NeitzeyCount Out! Networkcountoutpod
S. Dakota JonesVoices of WrestlingDakotaIbushi
Salih Arandıprofesyonelgures.com/forum/salih/ArandiSalih
Sam BrownWrestling HeadlinesSir_Samuel
Sarah FlanneryVOW/A Journey Through Guerrilla IslandSarahFlann
Sarah4LVoices of WrestlingSarahFourL
ScorpioCorpVoices of WrestlingTheScorpioCorp
Scott EdwardsLast Word on Pro Wrestling / Wrestling With Edwards PodcastScottyWrasslin
Sean Ross SappFightfulSeanRossSapp
Sean SedorVoices of WrestlingSASedor2994
ShaneWrestleWipe.com / Hotdogs & Handshakes PodcastGlobalForceGold
Shane RichardsonCorner to Cornerstr909
Sid Pullar IIIYouTube.com/truheelheattruheelheat
Simon FHANDWERKHandwerkReviews
Slyguy46/r/SquaredCircleSlyguy_46
Stephanie ChaseDigital SpyStephaniemchase
Steven CaseVoices of WrestlingCoachcase44
Steven Jacksonthewrestlingestate.comSteJay215
STRIGGACagematch.net / MLW RadioSTRIGGA
Suit WilliamsSmark Sports/Voices of WrestlingSuitWilliams
suprit ramnathkarSlamhub WrestlingSupritRamnathk1
Taylor MaimbourgJumping Bomb Audiotamaimbo/jbombaudio
thecubsfanluchablogluchablog
Thomas FischbeckVoices of Wrestlingrasslinratings
Timothy TeresiVoices of WrestlingTim_dawg_
TJ FolkOne Wrestling Podcast https://anchor.fm/onewrestling https://twitter.com/onewrestlingpodaspir_
TRAE (@WrestlingClio)That's WrestlingWrestlingClio
Tyler FornessVoices of WrestlingTheRealForno
Valentin HumezTheChairshot.comMadGeniusVal
Vinnie MassaroLucha-masks.comSnoringElbow
Warren HayesThe Mr. Warren Hayes Show at YouTube.com/MrWarrenHayes and BellToBelles.comMrWarrenHayes
Warren TaylorThe Bourbon County CitizenWarrenETaylor
WH ParkPostwrestling.comwhpark9

 

How the Voting Works

Each voter was sent a ballot and asked to vote for ten best matches of the year, ranking them from 1-10. We use the same weighted balloting system used by Major League Baseball for their Most Valuable Player voting, with a first-place vote worth 14 points, and a descending 9-8-7… scale from there, a system that places heavy emphasis on each voter’s choice for best overall match of the year.

The points for each match are then totaled, with any ties broken in the following order:

  • 1.) Most total votes
  • 2.) Match which received the highest singular vote on any ballot

For example, if two matches are tied in total points, with one match appearing on more total ballots, it will not require the second step tiebreaker. The match appearing on more total ballots would place higher.

If two matches are tied in total points and remain tied by appearing on the same number of ballots, the match with the highest singular vote wins the tiebreaker.

Each voter was also encouraged to add short blurbs explaining why they voted for each match. These blurbs give our panel a voice to explain why they voted for each match, and as we move deeper into the results, give the reader multiple perspectives of why a given match was great.

Our panel was free to vote for any worked match in the world that took place between January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020.

Our long term goal is to become the most comprehensive and respected MOTY poll in all of wrestling while continuing to cross-promote the great ventures of our voter pool while exposing fans to matches that they otherwise never would have discovered.

Please note that in cases of taped matches, some dates may reflect air dates while others may reflect the day the match was taped.

We’ll begin today with a look at the honorable mentions (dubbed “Sadness Village” by VOW contributor John Carroll ), with a new chunk of matches released each day (schedule below) until we reveal the Top 10 on Friday, January 29.

Early access to the Top 10 coming in audio and written form for VOW Patreon $5 subscribers on Thursday, January 28.

VOW 2020 Match of the Year Schedule

  • Introduction & Sadness Village/Honorable Mentions (Monday, January 25)
  • Matches #100-76 (Tuesday, January 26)
  • Matches #75-51 (Tuesday, January 26)
  • Matches #50-26 (Wednesday, January 27)
  • Matches #25-11 / Top 10 Early Access (Thursday, January 28)
  • Matches #10-1 (Friday, January 29)

1-3 points

PlaceMatchDatePromotionOverall PointsTotal Votes% of ballotsHighest Vote
261Hikaru Shida vs. Thunder Rosa9/5AEW110.6%10th
261Chris Jericho & Jake Hager vs. Luther & Serpentico10/7AEW110.6%10th
261Naoya Nomura vs. Ayato Yoshida1/19AJPW110.6%10th
261Kento Miyahara & Yuma Aoyagi vs. Jake Lee & Koji Iwamoto12/7AJPW110.6%10th
261Fuminori Abe vs. Isami Kodaka7/14BASARA110.6%10th
261Nick Jackson vs. Matt Jackson4/20BTE110.6%10th
261Volador Jr. vs. Templario9/25CMLL110.6%10th
261Shinya Aoki vs. Sanshiro Takagi11/3DDT110.6%10th
261Kaoru Ito & Tomoko Watanabe vs. Miyuke Takase & Haruka Umesaki8/30DIANA110.6%10th
261Miyako Matsumoto vs. Cypress Ueno6/5Gake No Fuchi110.6%10th
261Anthony Greene vs. Ava Everett8/26Limitless Wrestling110.6%10th
261Chigusa Nagayo & Takumi Iroha vs. Mei Hoshizuki & Masha Slamovich3/20Marvelous110.6%10th
261Yota Tsuji vs. Gabriel Kidd6/15NJPW110.6%10th
261EVIL vs. Zack Sabre Jr.9/20NJPW110.6%10th
261Will Ospreay vs. Minoru Suzuki10/7NJPW110.6%10th
261Kenou vs. Kazushi Sakuraba12/6NOAH110.6%10th
261Thunder Rosa vs. Allysin Kay2/4NWA110.6%10th
261Hoodfoot vs. Erick Stevens10/11Paradigm Pro110.6%10th
261Spike Trivet vs. Jordon Breaks3/14Riptide110.6%10th
261DASH Chisako, Meiko Satomura & Syuri vs. Chihiro Hashimoto, Sakura Hirota & Yuu3/28Sendai Girls110.6%10th
261Giulia, Syuri, Maika & Himeka vs. Momo Watanabe, Utami Hayashishita, AZM & Saya Kamitani7/24Stardom110.6%10th
261Hikari Noa vs. Mirai Maiumi11/7TJPW110.6%10th
261Craven vs. Renegade2/22Venom Pro Wrestling110.6%10th
261Keith Lee vs. Dominik Dijacovik2/16WWE (NXT)110.6%10th
261Sasha Banks vs. Io Shirai7/1WWE (NXT)110.6%10th
261Io Shirai vs. Rhea Ripley11/18WWE (NXT)110.6%10th
261Timothy Thatcher vs. Tommaso Ciampa12/6WWE (NXT)110.6%10th
233Yuji Okabayashi vs. Tank Nagai5/232AW210.6%9th
233Penta El Zero M vs. Rey Fenix10/21AEW210.6%9th
233Darby Allin vs. Sammy Guevara2/29AEW210.6%9th
233Chris Jericho vs. Jon Moxley2/29AEW210.6%9th
233Yuki Ishikawa vs. Raito Shimizu2/11BAP210.6%9th
233Daichi Hashimoto vs. Yuji Okabayashi10/21BJW210.6%9th
233Toru Sugiura vs. Yuko Miyamoto2/10FREEDOMS210.6%9th
233Lulu Pencil vs. Kaori Yoneyama6/20Gatoh Move210.6%9th
233Dark Sheik vs. Still Life w/ Apricots & Pears10/10GCW210.6%9th
233Tom Lawlor vs. Homicide10/11GCW210.6%9th
233John Wayne Murdoch vs. Orin Veidt8/30ICW210.6%9th
233Chase Cooper vs. Reaper8/15Impact Pro Wrestling Australia210.6%9th
233Deonna Purrazzo vs. Su Yung11/14Impact Wrestling210.6%9th
233Eric Young vs. Eddie Edwards10/3Impact Wrestling210.6%9th
233Sami Callihan vs. Tessa Blanchard1/12Impact Wrestling210.6%9th
233Shingo Takagi vs. SHO7/12NJPW210.6%9th
233Jay White vs. Shingo Takagi9/19NJPW210.6%9th
233Minoru Suzuki vs. Jay White10/13NJPW210.6%9th
233Go Shiozaki, Katsuhiko Nakajima & Shuhei Taniguchi vs. Takashi Sugiura, Kazuyuki Fujita & Hideki Suzuki1/30NOAH210.6%9th
233Kenou vs. Kaito Kiyomia11/22NOAH210.6%9th
233Ricky Starks vs. Nick Aldis1/7NWA210.6%9th
233Jinny vs. Nina Samuels1/11Pro Wrestling Eve210.6%9th
233Masashi Takeda vs. Brandon Kirk1/8SAW210.6%9th
233Yoshiko & Hiroyo Matsumoto vs. Arisa Nakajima & Tsukasa Fujimoto8/26SEAdLINNNG210.6%9th
233Maki Itoh vs. Hikari Noa1/4TJPW210.6%9th
233Yuji Okabayashi vs. Kuma Arashi 3/15Wrestle-1210.6%9th
233Keith Lee vs. Roderick Strong1/2WWE (NXT)210.6%9th
233Women's War Games12/6WWE (NXT)210.6%9th
230Mei Suruga & Baliyan Akki vs. Emi Sakura & Kaori Yoneyama12/5Gatoh Move221.2%10th
230Hiromu Takahashi vs. Robbie Eagles11/29NJPW221.2%10th
230Yuji Hino vs. Yuji Okabayashi1/1ZERO1221.2%10th
210Daichi Hashimoto vs. Yuji Okabayashi1/2BJW310.6%8th
210Yasufumi Nakanoue vs. Yuya Aoki3/21BJW310.6%8th
210Masato Tanaka vs. MAO2/25DDT310.6%8th
210Naruki Doi vs. Susumu Yokosuka3/1Dragongate310.6%8th
210Davis Storm vs. Gavin McGavin12/5EPW310.6%8th
210ASUKA vs. Shota12/26Ganbare Pro310.6%8th
210Grizzly Kal Jak vs. Erik Hammer10/12GCW310.6%8th
210Tsukasa Fujimoto vs. Suzu Suzuki3/15Ice Ribbon310.6%8th
210Tetsuya Naito vs. EVIL7/12NJPW310.6%8th
210Tetsuya Naito vs. Zack Sabre Jr.9/24NJPW310.6%8th
210Kazuchika Okada vs. Tomohiro Ishii10/13NJPW310.6%8th
210Jay White vs. Kota Ibushi11/7NJPW310.6%8th
210Shane Taylor vs. Jay Briscoe12/18Ring of Honor310.6%8th
210Briscoes vs. Bandido & Flamita2/9Ring of Honor310.6%8th
210Jeremy Wyatt vs. Nick Gage1/10St. Louis Anarchy310.6%8th
210Tam Nakano vs. Giulia7/26Stardom310.6%8th
210Mayu Iwatani vs. Tam Nakano9/19Stardom310.6%8th
210Malibu vs. Jack Tucker9/12United Pro Wrestling310.6%8th
210Asuka vs. Sasha Banks8/23WWE310.6%8th
210AJ Styles vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Sami Zayn9/27WWE310.6%8th
209Arez vs. Tromba11/6Lucha Madre321.2%9th
207Hiromu Takahashi vs. Toru Yano6/24NJPW331.8%10th
207Thunder Rosa vs. Allysin Kay1/24NWA331.8%10th

A very late MOTY contender. Two men putting their all into their final match of the year; a recognition of how important but fleeting pro-wrestling has been in 2020. Davis Storm of course busted himself open because that’s what you have to expect in a Davis Storm main event.” -Kevin Chiat on Davis Storm vs. Gavin McGavin

A great surprise from Final Battle as Taylor and Briscoe trade bombs and it ends in a huge win for Taylor.” -Matt Carlins on Shane Taylor vs. Jay Briscoe 

Lulu Pencil once again reminded us of why she is one of the most beloved members of the Gatoh Move roster as this match was all about her trying to defeat the outsider Kaori Yoneyama who had blazed a trail thorugh the Gatoh Move roster. Pencil is so easy to root for and she’s always evolving which makes her matches some of the most interesting in all of wrestling, she fought harder in this match than any followe thought possible against the veteran Yoneyama.” -Alex Richards on Lulu Pencil vs. Kaori Yoneyama

Easily the best match in the rebooted NWA’s short history. With both women having a background in MMA, it’s no surprise that they began with a slugfest. The intensity never dampened, as Thunder Rosa targeted the arm and Allysin Kay overpowered her. Going nearly 20 minutes and keeping the crowd hype the whole time, this showstealer put Thunder Rosa on the map.” -John Corrigan on Thunder Rosa vs. Allysin Kay

4-7 points

PlaceMatchDatePromotionOverall PointsTotal Votes% of ballotsHighest Vote
187Ayato Yoshida & Tank Nagai vs. Kaji Tomato & CHANGO3/252AW410.6%7th
187Zac Reynolds & Renegade vs. Wacol's Most Wanted5/93 Count Wrestling Academy410.6%7th
187Daniel Makabe vs. Judas Icarus1/103-2-1 BATTLE!410.6%7th
187The Young Bucks vs. The Butcher and The Blade7/22AEW410.6%7th
187Kenny Omega vs. Jon Moxley12/2AEW410.6%7th
187Tony Deppen vs. John Silver3/1Beyond Wrestling410.6%7th
187Kimber Lee vs. Joey Janela8/23Beyond Wrestling410.6%7th
187KAI vs. BxB Hulk vs. YAMATO vs. Yoshino vs. EITA vs. Big R Shimizu9/21Dragongate410.6%7th
187Hagane Shinnou vs. Keisuke Ishii7/26Ganbare Pro410.6%7th
187Maya Yukihi vs. Suzu Suzuki8/9Ice Ribbon410.6%7th
187Low Ki vs. Masashi Takeda1/4ICW410.6%7th
187The Great Space War12/11Michinoku Pro Wrestling410.6%7th
187KENTA vs. Hirooki Goto1/5NJPW410.6%7th
187El Desperado vs. Taiji Ishimori12/2NJPW410.6%7th
187Edge vs. Randy Orton6/14WWE410.6%7th
187Johnny Gargano vs. Finn Balor2/16WWE (NXT)410.6%7th
187Timothy Thatcher vs. Oney Lorcan7/22WWE (NXT)410.6%7th
187Io Shirai vs. Candice LaRae10/28WWE (NXT)410.6%7th
187Strong BJ vs. Dangan Yankees3/1ZERO1410.6%7th
187Yuji Hino vs. Kohei Sato3/1ZERO1410.6%7th
185TJP vs. Hijo del Vikingo2/4Impact Wrestling421.2%8th
185Shingo Takagi vs. Tomohiro Ishii2/20NJPW421.2%8th
172Kenny Omega & Hangman Page vs. The Young Bucks vs. Best Friends vs. Santana & Ortiz1/15AEW510.6%6th
172Jon Moxley vs. Darby Allin8/5AEW510.6%6th
172Lee Moriarty vs. Alex Shelley2/7AIW510.6%6th
172RED vs. Toryumon Generation12/6Dragongate510.6%6th
172AJ Gray vs. ACH10/10Glory Pro510.6%6th
172Jay White vs. Tetsuya Naito1/4NJPW510.6%6th
172Jay White vs. Kota Ibushi9/23NJPW510.6%6th
172Shingo Takagi vs. Hirooki Goto2/1NJPW510.6%6th
172Arisa Nakajima vs. Yoshiko1/24SEAdLINNNG510.6%6th
172Arisa Nakajima vs. ASUKA6/13SEAdLINNNG510.6%6th
172Arisa Hoshiki vs. Utami Hayashishita1/19Stardom510.6%6th
172Jake Nova vs. Tim Kade vs. Jackson Cross2/22Venom Pro Wrestling510.6%6th
172Roman Reigns vs. Jey Uso10/25WWE510.6%6th
171Mitsuru Konno vs. Mei Suruga7/19Gatoh Move521.2%8th
170Kaito Ishida vs. Keisuke Okuda11/15Dragongate521.2%7th
169Takuya Nomura & Fuminori Abe vs. Kohei Sato & Daisuke Sekimoto8/10BJW531.8%9th
156CHANGO & Kaji Tomato vs. Kengo Mashimo & Kunio Toshima5/102AW610.6%5th
156Mei Suruga vs. Mitsuru Konno7/9Gatoh Move610.6%5th
156Emi Sakura & Riho vs. Mei Suruga & Yuna Mizumori9/26Gatoh Move610.6%5th
156Mei Suruga vs. Yuna Mizumori5/27Gatoh Move610.6%5th
156Trish Adora vs. Suge D10/9GCW610.6%5th
156Alex Colon vs. AKIRA10/17ICW610.6%5th
156Kota Ibushi vs. Shingo Takagi10/7NJPW610.6%5th
156Kenoh vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima8/4NOAH610.6%5th
156Lana Austin vs. Yuka Sakazaki1/11Pro Wrestling Eve610.6%5th
156Leon vs. Hanako Nakamori7/26PURE-J610.6%5th
156Jules Canan vs. Craven vs. Ritchie Taylor3/15Wide Bay Pro Wrestling610.6%5th
156Katsuhiko Nakajima vs. Shotaro Ashino2/12Wrestle-1610.6%5th
156Eddie Kingston vs. Daniel Makabe3/6wXw610.6%5th
154Masaaki Mochizuki  vs. Kaito Kiyomiya  9/18NOAH621.2%8th
154Takumi Iroha, Rin Kadokura & Mei Hoshizuki vs. Momo Watanabe, AZM & Utami Hayashishita9/28Stardom621.2%8th
153Suzu Suzuki vs. Tsukushi9/20Ice Ribbon621.2%7th
152Eddie Kingston vs. Jon Moxley -11/7AEW631.8%8th
151Daniel Bryan vs. The Fiend1/26WWE631.8%7th
143Masashi Takeda vs. Toru Sugiura12/25FREEDOMS710.6%4th
143Mei Suruga vs. ASUKA5/23Gatoh Move710.6%4th
143Mei Suruga vs. Ryo Mizunami10/4Gatoh Move710.6%4th
143AZM & Kagetsu vs. Mayu Iwatani & Starlight Kid1/2Stardom710.6%4th
143Ivan Black vs. Ricky Rembrandt9/26United Pro Wrestling710.6%4th
143AJ Styles vs. The Undertaker4/4WWE710.6%4th
143The New Day vs. The Street Profits11/22WWE710.6%4th
143Mayumi Ozaki & Saori Anou vs. Aja Kong & Hiroyo Matsumoto2/24ZERO1710.6%4th
141Katsuhiko Nakajima vs. Kenoh9/18NOAH721.2%5th
141Timothy Thatcher vs. Oney Lorcan7/1WWE (NXT)721.2%5th
139AZM vs. Starlight Kid10/3Stardom721.2%5th
139Men's War Games12/6WWE (NXT)721.2%5th
138Jeff Cobb vs. Tomohiro Ishii10/10NJPW731.8%7th
136Masato Tanaka vs. Tetsuya Endo6/7DDT731.8%7th
136Minoru Suzuki vs. Shingo Takagi8/29NJPW731.8%7th

This one is short. We all have a certain match that hits us at the right place at the right time, and with the right feel. This was such a match. Covid had such an impact on wrestling and literally changed the environment that made wrestling special. No crowds, a cavernous echo of nothing, and people going through motions in the ring. However, then came DDT and their tv show filled with comedy and a strongly booked champion with a rising challenger. Tanaka gave us all the hits, and Endo overcame some limb work and wowed with his athleticism. This was the first big-time match that truly made me forget there was no crowd, no reactions, no nothing. A wrestling match that caught me and pulled me into the ring story, and delivered to what I long for in my wrestling.” -Jacob Woolley on Masato Tanaka vs. Tetsuya Endo

Sometimes great matches don’t have to be big matches. This was match 2 of their 3 match Program but Ivan Black and Ricky Rembrandt put on a 12 minute technical gem, going hold for hold counter for counter to set up the payoff match the following month.” -Matt McQueen on Ivan Black vs. Ricky Rembrandt

I was not interested in this match going into it. To me, Undisputed Era seemed to be plateauing, and there was no reason to expect Pat McAfee to exceed expectations. The match, and the pure skill inside the ring, proved me incredibly wrong. It’s not easy for me to pay complete attention to a full-match, but this show from WWE’s best kept me quite literally glued to my computer screen.” -Kristen Ashley on Men’s War Games

This wasn’t the Greatest Wrestling Match Ever, but it was really good as WWE experimented with a lot of stuff. Edge doing this with a severe injury and still pulling it off, taped or not, is impressive.” -Sean Ross Sapp on Edge vs. Randy Orton




8-11 points

PlaceMatchDatePromotionOverall PointsTotal Votes% of ballotsHighest Vote
128Jon Moxley vs. Brodie Lee5/23AEW810.6%3rd
128Ace Perry vs. Lee Moriarty3/15Bizarro Lucha810.6%3rd
128Tim Hayden vs. LFB8/15IPW Australia810.6%3rd
128Mei Hoshizuki vs. Maria1/19Marvelous810.6%3rd
128Dangerous Tekkers vs. Golden Aces7/12NJPW810.6%3rd
128Giulia vs. Himeka10/29Stardom810.6%3rd
128Mayu Iwatani vs. Utami Hayashishita11/15Stardom810.6%3rd
128Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley4/5WWE810.6%3rd
127Minoru Suzuki vs. Shingo Takagi11/7NJPW821.2%7th
126LA Park vs. Eddie Kingston2/14RevPro821.2%6th
125Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr. & DOUKI10/23NJPW821.2%5th
124Yuji Okabayashi vs.  Daisuke Sekimoto11/23BJW831.8%7th
122Mitch McCarthy vs. Rip Rielly2/29AWL910.6%2nd
122Natsumi Maki vs. Sareee1/4TJPW910.6%2nd
120Cody vs. Darby Allin11/7AEW921.2%5th
120Mayu Iwatani vs. Syuri10/3Stardom921.2%5th
118Chris Dickinson vs. Matt Makowski 9/20Beyond Wrestling921.2%4th
118Will Ospreay vs. Bea Priestley3/16WrestleTalk921.2%4th
117Undisputed Era vs. Broserweights2/16WWE (NXT)931.8%4th
116Matt Riddle vs. Timothy Thatcher5/27WWE (NXT)942.4%6th
114MJF vs. Jungle Boy5/23AEW1021.2%6th
114Butcher & The Blade & The Lucha Brothers vs. The Young Bucks & FTR7/8AEW1021.2%6th
113Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura vs. T-Hawk & El Lindaman6/7DDT1021.2%2nd
112Mayu Iwatani vs. Momo Watanabe1/19Stardom1031.8%7th
110Wardlow vs. Cody Rhodes2/19AEW1031.8%4th
110Will Ospreay vs. Tomohiro Ishii9/23NJPW1031.8%4th
109Thunder Rosa vs. Priscilla Kelly9/22UWN1042.4%7th
108Hirooki Goto & Tomohiro Ishii vs. EVIL & Shingo Takagi1/6NJPW1053.0%8th
107Wotan & Super Dragons vs. El Hijo de Fishman & Amatheus12/5LLPM1121.2%5th
106Kagetsu vs. Meiko Satomura2/24Kagetsu Retirement Show1121.2%4th
105Rich Swann vs. Eric Young10/24Impact Wrestling1121.2%3rd
104Giulia vs. Syuri12/20Stardom1121.2%2nd
103Kota Ibushi vs. SANADA10/18NJPW1131.8%6th
102MAO vs. Masato Tanaka2/23DDT1131.8%6th
101Daisuke Harada vs. Dick Togo1/30NOAH1131.8%5th

Earlier in the night we got an awful Harada performance that saw him selling his back as if he were trying out for Godspell. I was dreading seeing that against Togo, but Togo is a master of crafting matches to opponent’s strengths, and Harada got to shine. Togo dominated with nice leg work, baiting Harada into throwing strikes and merely sidestepping to kick his leg out. It all set up a very convincing Harada comeback, love his fakeout punch into nasty shoulderblock to the ribs, and I thought Harada’s knee selling down the stretch was actually nuanced, a much more interesting performance than his Ohara match. Dick is in his 50s and still able to craft juniors main event epics with the best of them.” -Erik Ritz on Daisuke Harada vs. Dick Togo

Really good main event that features an interesting clash of styles. Syuri can go with the best of them when given the opportunity, and she was given so with one of the best in Mayu as the two delivered for Stardom in their biggest show of the year.” -Jason Oun on Mayu Iwatani vs. Syuri 

A slow burning match of stylistic opposites that knew exactly when to turn on the gas and bring the fire. Young continues to be one of the pro wrestling world’s most underrated performers and was the perfect wall for Swann to climb.” -Ewan Cameron on Rich Swann vs. Eric Young

It’s not easy, when your name is not Tetsuya Naito, to make me reach levels of emotion where I end up shedding tears as I watch a wrestling match. The context, Kagetsu’s willingness to go above and beyond to beat, and prove to her teacher her worth one last time was quite fascinating to watch, compelling to no ends. The last hurray of one immense wrestler, the prime minister herself. Many would wish to end their career on such a high note.” -Valentin Humez on Kagetsu vs. Meiko Satomura

 

Voices of Wrestling 2020 Match of the Year
(261-101)

PlaceMatchDatePromotionOverall PointsTotal Votes% of ballotsHighest Vote
1Hangman Page & Kenny Omega vs. The Young Bucks2/29AEW106912272.2%1st
2Tetsuya Naito vs. Kazuchika Okada1/5NJPW93610662.7%1st
3Kazuchika Okada vs. Kota Ibushi1/4NJPW8319958.6%1st
4WALTER vs. Ilja Dragunov10/29WWE (NXT UK)5658349.1%1st
5Will Ospreay vs. Hiromu Takahashi1/4NJPW5087846.2%1st
6Go Shiozaki vs. Takashi Sugiura12/6NOAH4345633.1%1st
7Hiromu Takahashi vs. El Desperado12/11NJPW3405532.5%1st
8Katsuhiko Nakajima vs. Go Shiozaki11/22NOAH3074224.9%1st
9RED vs. Toryumon Gen12/20Dragongate2763721.9%1st
10Kenny Omega vs. PAC2/26AEW1713420.1%1st
11Stadium Stampede5/23AEW1662816.6%1st
12Kazuchika Okada vs. Shingo Takagi10/10NJPW1463520.7%2nd
13Villano III Jr. vs. Aéreo3/1AAA1452414.2%1st
14Santana/Ortiz vs. Best Friends9/16AEW1422917.2%1st
15Kota Ibushi vs. Minoru Suzuki10/10NJPW1232213.0%1st
16Jon Moxley vs. Minoru Suzuki2/9NJPW1152816.6%1st
17Mayu Iwatani vs. Takumi Iroha2/8Stardom1142112.4%2nd
18Mizuki vs. Yuka Sakazaki11/7TJPW1111911.2%1st
19FTR vs. The Young Bucks11/7AEW1092514.8%2nd
20Tetsuya Naito vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi9/20NJPW1032213.0%2nd
21Go Shiozaki vs. Kazuyuki Fujita3/29NOAH91137.7%1st
22Kento Miyahara vs. Zeus10/5AJPW811810.7%2nd
23Yuki Ishikawa vs. Daisuke Ikeda3/7wXw80116.5%1st
24Adam Page, Alex Reynolds & John Silver vs. MJF, Ortiz & Santana12/30AEW771810.7%1st
25Mayu Iwatani vs. Takumi Iroha10/18Stardom75116.5%1st
26Sasha Banks vs. Bayley10/25WWE66105.9%1st
27Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Will Ospreay2/14RevPro61158.9%2nd
28Kaito Kiyomiya vs. Go Shiozaki1/4NOAH59116.5%3rd
29Hiromu Takahashi vs. Ryu Lee2/9NJPW58116.5%2nd
30Kenny Omega vs. Laredo Kid12/12AAA51105.9%2nd
31Mike Bailey vs. Bandido3/7wXw5074.1%1st
32Brodie Lee vs. Cody10/7AEW49158.9%6th
33Shingo Takagi vs. Will Ospreay9/27NJPW49116.5%5th
34Daniel Bryan vs. Drew Gulak3/8WWE4974.1%1st
35Finn Balor vs. Kyle O'Reilly10/4WWE (NXT)47116.5%3rd
36PAC vs. Orange Cassidy2/29AEW4695.3%1st
37Fred Yehi vs. Jeremy Wyatt6/27St. Louis Anarchy44105.9%2nd
38Matt Tremont vs. Rickey Shane Page10/30H204274.1%1st
39Kento Miyahara vs. Suwama3/23AJPW3895.3%1st
40Kota Ibushi vs. Tomohiro Ishii9/27NJPW3884.7%4th
41Kota Ibushi vs. Taichi10/16NJPW3884.7%5th
42Butcher & Blade vs. Natural Nightmares11/11AEW3774.1%1st
43Kaito Ishida vs. Keisuke Okuda11/3Dragongate3763.6%1st
44Eita vs. Naruki Doi8/2Dragongate3674.1%2nd
45Hideki Suzuki vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima2/16NOAH3674.1%4th
46Go Shiozaki vs. Kenoh8/10NOAH3653.0%2nd
47Chessman vs. Pagano12/12AAA3453.0%1st
48Hangman Page & Kenny Omega vs. The Lucha Brothers2/19AEW3195.3%4th
49Kagetsu & Mayu Iwatani vs. Jungle Kyona & Momo Watanabe1/26Stardom3153.0%4th
50Jake Lee vs. Kento Miyahara1/3AJPW2974.1%5th
51Tetsuya Endo vs. Daisuke Sasaki11/3DDT2942.4%1st
52Tomohiro Ishii vs. Jay White10/16NJPW2784.7%4th
53Katsuhiko Nakajima vs. Kaito Kiyomiya10/11NOAH2742.4%1st
54Cody vs. Eddie Kingston7/22AEW2742.4%3rd
55Wotan & Mascara Sagrada Jr. vs. El Hijo de Fishman & Mr. Condor2/15Lucha Strong2731.8%1st
56Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Will Ospreay2/2NJPW2674.1%4th
57Will Ospreay vs. Dowie James1/11MCW2642.4%1st
58Kzy vs. Naruki Doi2/7Dragongate2642.4%2nd
59Rickey Shane Page vs. Nick Gage2/15GCW2584.7%3rd
60AJ Styles vs. Daniel Bryan6/8WWE2574.1%2nd
61Shingo Takagi vs. Tomohiro Ishii9/30NJPW2553.0%1st
62Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, Kyle O'Reilly & Roderick Strong vs. Alexander Wolfe, Fabian Aichner, Marcel Barthel & WALTER1/25WWE (NXT)2542.4%2nd
63Minoru Suzuki vs. Yuji Nagata6/17NJPW2484.7%4th
64Brodie Lee vs. Cody8/22AEW2374.1%5th
65Arisa Nakajima vs. Yoshiko7/13SEAdLINNNG2263.6%6th
66Yuya Aoki vs. Fumenori Abe2/11BJW2253.0%4th
67Roman Reigns vs. Jey Uso9/27WWE2053.0%5th
68Emi Sakura vs. Yuna Mizumori6/30Gatoh Move2021.2%1st
69Tomohiro Ishii vs. Minoru Suzuki9/19NJPW1953.0%4th
70Jun Akiyama vs. Konosuke Takeshita11/3DDT1942.4%3rd
71Hiromu Takahashi vs. Tomohiro Ishii7/2NJPW1842.4%4th
72Mayu Iwatani vs. Jungle Kyona7/24Stardom1821.2%1st
72Daniel Bryan vs. Drew Gulak5/11WWE1821.2%1st
74Lee Moriarty vs. Jonathan Gresham10/10GCW1742.4%5th
75Mayumi Ozaki vs. Saori Anou8/28OZ Academy1731.8%3rd
76Jake Lee, Shuji Ishikawa & Yuma Aoyagi vs. Kento Miyahara, Suwama & Zeus4/6AJPW1631.8%1st
77Abdullah Kobayashi vs. Toshiyuki Sakuda vs. Yuki Ishikawa6/21BJW1631.8%3rd
78Marcius Pitt vs. Davis Storm3/7EPW1631.8%3rd
79Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi vs. Naomi Yoshimura & Yuki Ueno10/25DDT1631.8%5th
80Lee Moriarty vs. ACH10/9GCW1542.4%3rd
81Men's Royal Rumble Match1/26WWE1542.4%4th
82Tyler Bate vs. Jordan Devlin1/12WWE (NXT UK)1442.4%7th
83Utami Hyashishita vs. Momo Watanabe12/20Stardom1431.8%3rd
84Giulia vs. Tam Nakano10/3Stardom1431.8%5th
85Jordynne Grace vs. Deonna Purrazzo7/18Impact Wrestling1421.2%4th
86Shotaro Ashino & Kuma Arashi vs. Shuji Ishikawa & Suwama11/18AJPW1410.6%1st
86Baliyan Akki & Mei Suruga vs. Riho & Yuna Mizumori7/5Gatoh Move1410.6%1st
86Mayu Iwatani, Tam Nakano, Starlight Kid & Saya Iida vs. Giulia, Syuri, Maika & Himeka6/21Stardom1410.6%1st
86Daniel Makabe vs. Kevin Ku1/5SUP1410.6%1st
86Jordan Oliver vs. Myron Reed7/25Synergy Pro Wrestling1410.6%1st
86Jack Tucker vs. Thirteen11/13United Pro Wrestling1410.6%1st
92John Cena vs. The Fiend4/5WWE1342.4%3rd
93Titan vs. Soberano Jr.9/25CMLL1331.8%3rd
94Suwama vs. Shotaro Ashino6/30AJPW1321.2%3rd
95Lee Moriarty vs. Daniel Makabe10/9SUP1321.2%4th
96Kenny Omega vs. Hangman Page11/7AEW1242.4%6th
97Riho vs. Nyla Rose2/12AEW1231.8%4th
98Shingo Takagi vs. SHO6/22NJPW1231.8%5th
99DIY vs. Moustache Mountain1/25WWE (NXT)1221.2%3rd
100Arisa Nakajima & Tsukasa Fujimoto vs. Yoshiko & Sareee11/27SEAdLINNNG1131.8%3rd
101Daisuke Harada vs. Dick Togo1/30NOAH1131.8%5th
102MAO vs. Masato Tanaka2/23DDT1131.8%6th
103Kota Ibushi vs. SANADA10/18NJPW1131.8%6th
104Giulia vs. Syuri12/20Stardom1121.2%2nd
105Rich Swann vs. Eric Young10/24Impact Wrestling1121.2%3rd
106Kagetsu vs. Meiko Satomura2/24Kagetsu Retirement Show1121.2%4th
107Wotan & Super Dragons vs. El Hijo de Fishman & Amatheus12/5LLPM1121.2%5th
108Hirooki Goto & Tomohiro Ishii vs. EVIL & Shingo Takagi1/6NJPW1053.0%8th
109Thunder Rosa vs. Priscilla Kelly9/22UWN1042.4%7th
110Wardlow vs. Cody Rhodes2/19AEW1031.8%4th
110Will Ospreay vs. Tomohiro Ishii9/23NJPW1031.8%4th
112Mayu Iwatani vs. Momo Watanabe1/19Stardom1031.8%7th
113Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura vs. T-Hawk & El Lindaman6/7DDT1021.2%2nd
114MJF vs. Jungle Boy5/23AEW1021.2%6th
114Butcher & The Blade & The Lucha Brothers vs. The Young Bucks & FTR7/8AEW1021.2%6th
116Matt Riddle vs. Timothy Thatcher5/27WWE (NXT)942.4%6th
117Undisputed Era vs. Broserweights2/16WWE (NXT)931.8%4th
118Chris Dickinson vs. Matt Makowski 9/20Beyond Wrestling921.2%4th
118Will Ospreay vs. Bea Priestley3/16WrestleTalk921.2%4th
120Cody vs. Darby Allin11/7AEW921.2%5th
120Mayu Iwatani vs. Syuri10/3Stardom921.2%5th
122Mitch McCarthy vs. Rip Rielly2/29AWL910.6%2nd
122Natsumi Maki vs. Sareee1/4TJPW910.6%2nd
124Yuji Okabayashi vs.  Daisuke Sekimoto11/23BJW831.8%7th
125Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr. & DOUKI10/23NJPW821.2%5th
126LA Park vs. Eddie Kingston2/14RevPro821.2%6th
127Minoru Suzuki vs. Shingo Takagi11/7NJPW821.2%7th
128Jon Moxley vs. Brodie Lee5/23AEW810.6%3rd
128Ace Perry vs. Lee Moriarty3/15Bizarro Lucha810.6%3rd
128Tim Hayden vs. LFB8/15IPW Australia810.6%3rd
128Mei Hoshizuki vs. Maria1/19Marvelous810.6%3rd
128Dangerous Tekkers vs. Golden Aces7/12NJPW810.6%3rd
128Giulia vs. Himeka10/29Stardom810.6%3rd
128Mayu Iwatani vs. Utami Hayashishita11/15Stardom810.6%3rd
128Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley4/5WWE810.6%3rd
136Masato Tanaka vs. Tetsuya Endo6/7DDT731.8%7th
136Minoru Suzuki vs. Shingo Takagi8/29NJPW731.8%7th
138Jeff Cobb vs. Tomohiro Ishii10/10NJPW731.8%7th
139AZM vs. Starlight Kid10/3Stardom721.2%5th
139Men's War Games12/6WWE (NXT)721.2%5th
141Katsuhiko Nakajima vs. Kenoh9/18NOAH721.2%5th
141Timothy Thatcher vs. Oney Lorcan7/1WWE (NXT)721.2%5th
143Masashi Takeda vs. Toru Sugiura12/25FREEDOMS710.6%4th
143Mei Suruga vs. ASUKA5/23Gatoh Move710.6%4th
143Mei Suruga vs. Ryo Mizunami10/4Gatoh Move710.6%4th
143AZM & Kagetsu vs. Mayu Iwatani & Starlight Kid1/2Stardom710.6%4th
143Ivan Black vs. Ricky Rembrandt9/26United Pro Wrestling710.6%4th
143AJ Styles vs. The Undertaker4/4WWE710.6%4th
143The New Day vs. The Street Profits11/22WWE710.6%4th
143Mayumi Ozaki & Saori Anou vs. Aja Kong & Hiroyo Matsumoto2/24ZERO1710.6%4th
151Daniel Bryan vs. The Fiend1/26WWE631.8%7th
152Eddie Kingston vs. Jon Moxley -11/7AEW631.8%8th
153Suzu Suzuki vs. Tsukushi9/20Ice Ribbon621.2%7th
154Masaaki Mochizuki  vs. Kaito Kiyomiya  9/18NOAH621.2%8th
154Takumi Iroha, Rin Kadokura & Mei Hoshizuki vs. Momo Watanabe, AZM & Utami Hayashishita9/28Stardom621.2%8th
156CHANGO & Kaji Tomato vs. Kengo Mashimo & Kunio Toshima5/102AW610.6%5th
156Mei Suruga vs. Mitsuru Konno7/9Gatoh Move610.6%5th
156Emi Sakura & Riho vs. Mei Suruga & Yuna Mizumori9/26Gatoh Move610.6%5th
156Mei Suruga vs. Yuna Mizumori5/27Gatoh Move610.6%5th
156Trish Adora vs. Suge D10/9GCW610.6%5th
156Alex Colon vs. AKIRA10/17ICW610.6%5th
156Kota Ibushi vs. Shingo Takagi10/7NJPW610.6%5th
156Kenoh vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima8/4NOAH610.6%5th
156Lana Austin vs. Yuka Sakazaki1/11Pro Wrestling Eve610.6%5th
156Leon vs. Hanako Nakamori7/26PURE-J610.6%5th
156Jules Canan vs. Craven vs. Ritchie Taylor3/15Wide Bay Pro Wrestling610.6%5th
156Katsuhiko Nakajima vs. Shotaro Ashino2/12Wrestle-1610.6%5th
156Eddie Kingston vs. Daniel Makabe3/6wXw610.6%5th
169Takuya Nomura & Fuminori Abe vs. Kohei Sato & Daisuke Sekimoto8/10BJW531.8%9th
170Kaito Ishida vs. Keisuke Okuda11/15Dragongate521.2%7th
171Mitsuru Konno vs. Mei Suruga7/19Gatoh Move521.2%8th
172Kenny Omega & Hangman Page vs. The Young Bucks vs. Best Friends vs. Santana & Ortiz1/15AEW510.6%6th
172Jon Moxley vs. Darby Allin8/5AEW510.6%6th
172Lee Moriarty vs. Alex Shelley2/7AIW510.6%6th
172RED vs. Toryumon Generation12/6Dragongate510.6%6th
172AJ Gray vs. ACH10/10Glory Pro510.6%6th
172Jay White vs. Tetsuya Naito1/4NJPW510.6%6th
172Jay White vs. Kota Ibushi9/23NJPW510.6%6th
172Shingo Takagi vs. Hirooki Goto2/1NJPW510.6%6th
172Arisa Nakajima vs. Yoshiko1/24SEAdLINNNG510.6%6th
172Arisa Nakajima vs. ASUKA6/13SEAdLINNNG510.6%6th
172Arisa Hoshiki vs. Utami Hayashishita1/19Stardom510.6%6th
172Jake Nova vs. Tim Kade vs. Jackson Cross2/22Venom Pro Wrestling510.6%6th
172Roman Reigns vs. Jey Uso10/25WWE510.6%6th
185TJP vs. Hijo del Vikingo2/4Impact Wrestling421.2%8th
185Shingo Takagi vs. Tomohiro Ishii2/20NJPW421.2%8th
187Ayato Yoshida & Tank Nagai vs. Kaji Tomato & CHANGO3/252AW410.6%7th
187Zac Reynolds & Renegade vs. Wacol's Most Wanted5/93 Count Wrestling Academy410.6%7th
187Daniel Makabe vs. Judas Icarus1/103-2-1 BATTLE!410.6%7th
187The Young Bucks vs. The Butcher and The Blade7/22AEW410.6%7th
187Kenny Omega vs. Jon Moxley12/2AEW410.6%7th
187Tony Deppen vs. John Silver3/1Beyond Wrestling410.6%7th
187Kimber Lee vs. Joey Janela8/23Beyond Wrestling410.6%7th
187KAI vs. BxB Hulk vs. YAMATO vs. Yoshino vs. EITA vs. Big R Shimizu9/21Dragongate410.6%7th
187Hagane Shinnou vs. Keisuke Ishii7/26Ganbare Pro410.6%7th
187Maya Yukihi vs. Suzu Suzuki8/9Ice Ribbon410.6%7th
187Low Ki vs. Masashi Takeda1/4ICW410.6%7th
187The Great Space War12/11Michinoku Pro Wrestling410.6%7th
187KENTA vs. Hirooki Goto1/5NJPW410.6%7th
187El Desperado vs. Taiji Ishimori12/2NJPW410.6%7th
187Edge vs. Randy Orton6/14WWE410.6%7th
187Johnny Gargano vs. Finn Balor2/16WWE (NXT)410.6%7th
187Timothy Thatcher vs. Oney Lorcan7/22WWE (NXT)410.6%7th
187Io Shirai vs. Candice LaRae10/28WWE (NXT)410.6%7th
187Strong BJ vs. Dangan Yankees3/1ZERO1410.6%7th
187Yuji Hino vs. Kohei Sato3/1ZERO1410.6%7th
207Hiromu Takahashi vs. Toru Yano6/24NJPW331.8%10th
207Thunder Rosa vs. Allysin Kay1/24NWA331.8%10th
209Arez vs. Tromba11/6Lucha Madre321.2%9th
210Daichi Hashimoto vs. Yuji Okabayashi1/2BJW310.6%8th
210Yasufumi Nakanoue vs. Yuya Aoki3/21BJW310.6%8th
210Masato Tanaka vs. MAO2/25DDT310.6%8th
210Naruki Doi vs. Susumu Yokosuka3/1Dragongate310.6%8th
210Davis Storm vs. Gavin McGavin12/5EPW310.6%8th
210ASUKA vs. Shota12/26Ganbare Pro310.6%8th
210Grizzly Kal Jak vs. Erik Hammer10/12GCW310.6%8th
210Tsukasa Fujimoto vs. Suzu Suzuki3/15Ice Ribbon310.6%8th
210Tetsuya Naito vs. EVIL7/12NJPW310.6%8th
210Tetsuya Naito vs. Zack Sabre Jr.9/24NJPW310.6%8th
210Kazuchika Okada vs. Tomohiro Ishii10/13NJPW310.6%8th
210Jay White vs. Kota Ibushi11/7NJPW310.6%8th
210Shane Taylor vs. Jay Briscoe12/18Ring of Honor310.6%8th
210Briscoes vs. Bandido & Flamita2/9Ring of Honor310.6%8th
210Jeremy Wyatt vs. Nick Gage1/10St. Louis Anarchy310.6%8th
210Tam Nakano vs. Giulia7/26Stardom310.6%8th
210Mayu Iwatani vs. Tam Nakano9/19Stardom310.6%8th
210Malibu vs. Jack Tucker9/12United Pro Wrestling310.6%8th
210Asuka vs. Sasha Banks8/23WWE310.6%8th
210AJ Styles vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Sami Zayn9/27WWE310.6%8th
230Mei Suruga & Baliyan Akki vs. Emi Sakura & Kaori Yoneyama12/5Gatoh Move221.2%10th
230Hiromu Takahashi vs. Robbie Eagles11/29NJPW221.2%10th
230Yuji Hino vs. Yuji Okabayashi1/1ZERO1221.2%10th
233Yuji Okabayashi vs. Tank Nagai5/232AW210.6%9th
233Penta El Zero M vs. Rey Fenix10/21AEW210.6%9th
233Darby Allin vs. Sammy Guevara2/29AEW210.6%9th
233Chris Jericho vs. Jon Moxley2/29AEW210.6%9th
233Yuki Ishikawa vs. Raito Shimizu2/11BAP210.6%9th
233Daichi Hashimoto vs. Yuji Okabayashi10/21BJW210.6%9th
233Toru Sugiura vs. Yuko Miyamoto2/10FREEDOMS210.6%9th
233Lulu Pencil vs. Kaori Yoneyama6/20Gatoh Move210.6%9th
233Dark Sheik vs. Still Life w/ Apricots & Pears10/10GCW210.6%9th
233Tom Lawlor vs. Homicide10/11GCW210.6%9th
233John Wayne Murdoch vs. Orin Veidt8/30ICW210.6%9th
233Chase Cooper vs. Reaper8/15Impact Pro Wrestling Australia210.6%9th
233Deonna Purrazzo vs. Su Yung11/14Impact Wrestling210.6%9th
233Eric Young vs. Eddie Edwards10/3Impact Wrestling210.6%9th
233Sami Callihan vs. Tessa Blanchard1/12Impact Wrestling210.6%9th
233Shingo Takagi vs. SHO7/12NJPW210.6%9th
233Jay White vs. Shingo Takagi9/19NJPW210.6%9th
233Minoru Suzuki vs. Jay White10/13NJPW210.6%9th
233Go Shiozaki, Katsuhiko Nakajima & Shuhei Taniguchi vs. Takashi Sugiura, Kazuyuki Fujita & Hideki Suzuki1/30NOAH210.6%9th
233Kenou vs. Kaito Kiyomia11/22NOAH210.6%9th
233Ricky Starks vs. Nick Aldis1/7NWA210.6%9th
233Jinny vs. Nina Samuels1/11Pro Wrestling Eve210.6%9th
233Masashi Takeda vs. Brandon Kirk1/8SAW210.6%9th
233Yoshiko & Hiroyo Matsumoto vs. Arisa Nakajima & Tsukasa Fujimoto8/26SEAdLINNNG210.6%9th
233Maki Itoh vs. Hikari Noa1/4TJPW210.6%9th
233Yuji Okabayashi vs. Kuma Arashi 3/15Wrestle-1210.6%9th
233Keith Lee vs. Roderick Strong1/2WWE (NXT)210.6%9th
233Women's War Games12/6WWE (NXT)210.6%9th
261Hikaru Shida vs. Thunder Rosa9/5AEW110.6%10th
261Chris Jericho & Jake Hager vs. Luther & Serpentico10/7AEW110.6%10th
261Naoya Nomura vs. Ayato Yoshida1/19AJPW110.6%10th
261Kento Miyahara & Yuma Aoyagi vs. Jake Lee & Koji Iwamoto12/7AJPW110.6%10th
261Fuminori Abe vs. Isami Kodaka7/14BASARA110.6%10th
261Nick Jackson vs. Matt Jackson4/20BTE110.6%10th
261Volador Jr. vs. Templario9/25CMLL110.6%10th
261Shinya Aoki vs. Sanshiro Takagi11/3DDT110.6%10th
261Kaoru Ito & Tomoko Watanabe vs. Miyuke Takase & Haruka Umesaki8/30DIANA110.6%10th
261Miyako Matsumoto vs. Cypress Ueno6/5Gake No Fuchi110.6%10th
261Anthony Greene vs. Ava Everett8/26Limitless Wrestling110.6%10th
261Chigusa Nagayo & Takumi Iroha vs. Mei Hoshizuki & Masha Slamovich3/20Marvelous110.6%10th
261Yota Tsuji vs. Gabriel Kidd6/15NJPW110.6%10th
261EVIL vs. Zack Sabre Jr.9/20NJPW110.6%10th
261Will Ospreay vs. Minoru Suzuki10/7NJPW110.6%10th
261Kenou vs. Kazushi Sakuraba12/6NOAH110.6%10th
261Thunder Rosa vs. Allysin Kay2/4NWA110.6%10th
261Hoodfoot vs. Erick Stevens10/11Paradigm Pro110.6%10th
261Spike Trivet vs. Jordon Breaks3/14Riptide110.6%10th
261DASH Chisako, Meiko Satomura & Syuri vs. Chihiro Hashimoto, Sakura Hirota & Yuu3/28Sendai Girls110.6%10th
261Giulia, Syuri, Maika & Himeka vs. Momo Watanabe, Utami Hayashishita, AZM & Saya Kamitani7/24Stardom110.6%10th
261Hikari Noa vs. Mirai Maiumi11/7TJPW110.6%10th
261Craven vs. Renegade2/22Venom Pro Wrestling110.6%10th
261Keith Lee vs. Dominik Dijacovik2/16WWE (NXT)110.6%10th
261Sasha Banks vs. Io Shirai7/1WWE (NXT)110.6%10th
261Io Shirai vs. Rhea Ripley11/18WWE (NXT)110.6%10th
261Timothy Thatcher vs. Tommaso Ciampa12/6WWE (NXT)110.6%10th

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