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2020 MATCH OF THE YEAR ARCHIVES

VOICES OF WRESTLING MATCH OF THE YEAR ARCHIVES

#25
Mayu Iwatani vs. Takumi Iroha 
10/18
Stardom

Overall Points: 75
Total Votes: 11
% of Ballots: 6.5%
3 First-Place Votes

The first Mayu-Iroh match was almost one-sided, with Iroha in control for most of it, but this time they were on an even footing. It was like watching shounen protagonists from different stories, at the height of their strength, pushing each other to the limit. The perfect combination of Mayu’s zombie-like endurance and Iroha’s destructive power.” -aguakun

After defeating Mayu Iwatani in their last encounter Takumi Iroha wanted a rematch, this time with Iwatani’s world title on the line. Invigorated by her win in their previous match Iroha set to picking apart Iwatani with her ruthless strikes and power moves. This time around Iwatani was not happy to just let Iroha beat her as she dug deep and found a level of aggression that we have never seen from her before as she shook off some hard strikes to deliver shots of her own. From there they set about throwing everything they had at one another in search of victory in an amazing display of hard hitting, high impact pro wrestling from two of the best in the world. The bar was set high by their previous encounter and these two beat it easily.” -Alex Richards

It’s rare that the sequel is better than the original. But when the World of Stardom Championship was on the line this time around, Mayu Iwatani and Takumi Iroha delivered that much more. For my voting, this is the match of the year because of the story and in-ring action that was delivered in this one. Unlike the first match, we got that confident Iwatani rather than the underdog who would go blow for blow with Iroha from start to finish. It was a match of who would slip up first rather than who would be able to handle the most pain. These two put everything on the line for the red belt and was one of those matches where you can appreciate and understand how important that red strap was to them.
“Icon” vs. “Ace” was the follow up to a nearly flawless about 8 months earlier and gave you a completely different fight at the same time. They didn’t need to go near an hour but instead gave each other their best offense, defense, and the entire kitchen sink in 25 minutes to walk away as the champion. The confident Iwatani was able to snuff out Iroha this time, showing the ultimate respect and delivering the match of the year.” -Scott Edwards

#24
Adam Page, Alex Reynolds & John Silver vs. MJF, Ortiz & Santana
12/30
AEW

Overall Points: 77
Total Votes: 18
% of Ballots: 10.7%
2 First-Place Votes

A masterful juggling act. To have so many emotional high points in one match, and give each their own time to land, is nothing short of spectacular. The real life emotions and the mechanics of kayfabe don’t often blend so seamlessly. Pure magic.” -Ross Berman

art cannot exist without context. this is the the endpoint of ‘pwg fun sprint multiman style’ – the kind of match that in the moment is designed to be frivolous, swapping physical talents in and out, and more consumed with putting smiles on people’s faces – except instead of having no stakes, this match is for the stakes of ‘life and death and joy itself’. all of the skills these guys have honed in 2010s dingy warehouse, ballrooms, and American legion halls, all the hours rehearsing over and over popping 50 sweaty bullet club shirt nerds every weekend, are put to use in the most ‘celebration of life’ way. MJF will never do anything better than selling like death for an 8-year-old it’s what he’s put on the planet to do. pro wrestling is worth it!” -kara

#23
Yuki Ishikawa vs. Daisuke Ikeda
3/7
wXw

Overall Points: 80
Total Votes: 11
% of Ballots: 6.5%
1 First-Place Vote

Innovate all you’d like. Tell all of the stories you would like in across many years seem best fitting to you. The old techniques are always the best. There is no older technique than this. It’s pure fighting. It’s always worked, going back twenty six years. It’s maybe the greatest singular match up in wrestling history, certainly the greatest match up in the history of this particular style.” -Simon F.

Two men who are over 50 years old completely brutalize one another in all kinds of barbaric ways; kicks, punches, slaps, forearms, headbutts. It’s a complete madness & one of the very best matches of the year.” -Heikki Oinonen

I’m sure a lot of people who saw and raved about this match could tell you about the significance of the Ikeda vs. Ishikawa series. That’s part of the appeal of WXW; despite their huge success and WWE co-opting, they are obviously a promotion run by hardcore fans who often book with other hardcores in mind. But my only frame of reference for this match was Ishikawa’s previous WXW work, so this was basically brand new to me. But some matches are just universally gripping and require no explanation. These two salty old men beat the life out of each other to the excited and at times frightened gasps of the 16 Carat crowd, and it was truly one of the most unforgettable things I’ve ever experienced live at a wrestling show.” -Barry Murphy

#22
Kento Miyahara vs. Zeus
10/5
AJPW

Overall Points: 81
Total Votes: 18
% of Votes: 10.7%
Highest Vote: 2nd

I remember going to KFC while my husband went to an All Japan show, never again. Lovely Wrestling.” -Sarah4L

All Japan’s booking took a fair bit of stick last year. That’s something I can’t comment on as a casual viewer who only dips in and out based on Gerard’s reviews on this site. What I can comment on though was this, a really great final to the Champions Carnival that’s probably the best Zeus match I’ve ever seen. A great closing stretch that made you think they could go either way before Zeus eventually put down The Ace once and for all.” -Andrew Sinclair

The Champion Carnival was a rather pedestrian affair this year until the final match where Miyahara and Zeus put on the best of their matches. The match is twenty-five minutes of hard-hitting simple wrestling where two men are fight their hearts out to win this time-honored tournament. The elevation of Zeus’ neck crank submission helps add to the tension of the match and helps provide for a surprising but fun finish.” -J.D. Oliva

#21
Go Shiozaki vs. Kazuyuki Fujita
3/29
NOAH

Overall Points: 91
Total Votes: 13
% of Ballots: 7.7%
4 First-Place Votes

In real time I was in the VOW discord shitting on the staredown until about the 23 minute mark where I just sort of accepted what was happening and had a good laugh about the fact that I was watching these guys do nothing. And then the match started and we got awesome grapple fuck wrestling, followed by awesome hard hitting chops and strikes, followed by an absurdly awesome detour through Korakuen Hall until finally they got back in the ring and settled matters once and for all. The drama of the match was incredible. It was a spectacle and it was hard hitting wrestling with two men determined to not back down from the one another. It was a war of attrition. It was a strange match that somehow felt right considering where we were at the time with Covid.” -Carl Mann

Some matches just transcend what we’re used to. Shiozaki and Fujita delivered an exceptional performance, taking us through an experience like no other for almost an hour. Wrestling, as an artform, peaked with this match in 2020. The day Go Shiozaki truly “became” NOAH.” -Valentin Humez

Quite simply, this match could only have happened in the year 2020. It’s a time capsule, that we’ll hopefully look back and when we consider what was a year of true historic value. The drama, attention to detail and ultimately, the action, led to this being my 2020 Match of the Year.” -Liam Wyatt

Pro wrestling’s avant-garde is usually associated with silliness, but this was one of the most intense matches of the year.” -Ewan Cameron

#20
Tetsuya Naito vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
9/20
NJPW

Overall Points: 103
Total Votes: 22
% of Ballots: 13.0%
Highest Vote: 2nd

This is the first singles match between these two in over three years. Their dynamic is very drastically different since the G1 block final match back in 2017 where Naito beat Tanahashi to win the block and avenge a loss from a couple months before. Their dynamic here is drastically different from three years ago. Naito has far surpassed Tanahashi at this point. There is almost a complete role reversal, where now it’s Tanahashi that has to prove his place among the best and Naito is his big roadblock. It is a unique match because despite the role reversal, Naito is still working from underneath as an underdog while Tanahashi is in control for a big portion of the match. The focus on Tanahashi’s story is what really makes this match great.

Tanahashi goes after Naito’s knee immediately. The technical wrestling here is pretty great. Tanahashi pulls out some sick ways to attack the knee. Naito’s selling was outstanding as usual. The transitions were smooth and the reversal sequences were well thought out. The early exchanges were great as they showed how well they knew each other’s moves. Both wrestlers gave it their all. Tanahashi even busted out the High Fly Flow to the outside. In typical NJPW main event fashion the match steadily progressed. The technical aspects of the match were as good as any other G1 match or main event or Tanahashi/Naito match. One might even say this was a “greatest hits” match. But there is a caveat as I mentioned earlier that really makes this match great.

In the time between the 2017 G1 match and this one, Tanahashi’s career has gone in the other direction. He has taken a step down and let other younger talent step up. This selflessness has made me love and appreciate Tanahashi even more. And even though he is happy to step aside he still wishes to perform at the top level. For years his story has been about a struggle to remain at the top. With every move he does in this match you can feel his determination to prove himself. From his facial expression to his body language to the way struggles to catch his breath you can feel his desire to reach that top level again. You just can’t help but to root for the man. Even though it’s Naito that’s struggling to overcome Tanahashi’s brilliant game plan, you want more to see Tanahashi successfully execute it. Even the COVID crowd, who are not supposed to make any noise, couldn’t control themselves to his nearfalls and kickouts. There wasn’t one moment in the match where Tanahashi wasn’t in some way displaying emotion. Whether it was pain from Naito’s attacks, intensity when on offense or desperation when he had Naito in the Texas Cloverleaf, he was on another level.

Tanahashi did everything to Naito that allowed him victory in the past. But unlike past matches, Naito was able to overcome everything. Naito withstood all the damage from Tanahashi. The painful realization that he was not what he used to be hit Tanahashi hard. The Texas Cloverleaf was perhaps the most important part of this match because a move that had defeated Naito before after he worked his knees like before should have worked. He executed his plan to the best of his abilities but it didn’t work. This was a major turning point in the match. After some more great back and forth action, Tanahashi had one more shot to win it. He hit the High-Fly Flow to the back. He went for the second and Naito, with the best timing in the world, moves out of the way at the last second and you can hear an audible gasp in the crowd because they knew that was it. Naito regained control and it led to the finish. The sloppiness at the end added to the match. Naito struggled to hit the Destino but it made sense since Tanahashi obliterated his knee early on. This display of professional wrestling was a masterpiece.” -Rene Martinez

A G1 Revival of an all-time great feud. Tanahashi didn’t have as much of a chance to shine in 2020 compared to other years but when he was asked to deliver he did.” -Kevin Chiat

If Kenny Omega vs. Kazuchika Okada matches are Rock ‘n’ Roll concert epics, then Tetsuya Naito vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi matches are classical music symphonies. They don’t really do too much, but the selling is practically perfect, the pacing is masterful, the layout is genius, the storytelling is amazing, the work is sublime. Every move gets time to breathe and the crowd (even a clap crowd) is always held firmly in the palm of their hands. Hiroshi Tanahashi really turned back the clock here to produce another classic performance but he is at the stage of his career where even his best effort isn’t enough to beat Naito.” -PW_IND

#19
FTR vs. The Young Bucks 
11/7
AEW

Overall Points: 109
Total Votes: 25
% of Ballots: 14.8%
Highest Vote: 2nd

More often than not, professional wrestling dream matches are disappointing. It wasn’t the case here. These four gentleman were able to present a masterclass of storytelling that not only encompassed their own stories, but also worked as trip through the last 35 years of tag team wrestling. Each team wrestled in the way they believed they should, and when someone went out to try something new, the match was lost. We could only imagined how much better this would be had full crown been allowed.” -Evandro Furtado

This was a beautiful love letter to tag team wrestling. A brilliantly worked contest that peaked to the absolute perfect crescendo.” -Sid Pullar III

The ability of The Young Bucks to deliver a great match with all of their opponents is at Bret Hart/Shawn Michaels level of consistency. The small touches in this match, including busting out the 3D and Twist of Fate/Swanton combo, combined with the strong story and breathless action took it to the highest level. This match had been years in the making and thanks to the Bucks it didn’t disappoint.” -Joe Towner

#18
Mizuki vs. Yuka Sakazaki 
11/7
TJPW

Overall Points: 111
Total Votes: 19
% of Ballots: 11.2%
2 First-Place Votes

A vivid kaleidoscope of pro wrestling that was the perfect main event for TJPW’s biggest ever show. From grappling to high flying to heavy hitting strikes all ascending to a climatic finish, this had everyone on the edge of their seat. A foundational document for TJPW going forward.” -Ewan Cameron

There are matches on my list that feature better work and more breathtaking performances. But pro wrestling is more than work rate, and no other match this year had me on the edge of my seat, sick in my stomach, willing Mizuki to kick out of every near fall, hoping that this would be the match where she claimed the top title in Tokyo Joshi… and when the third slap hit the mat, and it started to sink in that the Poppin Sugar Rabbit had come up short again, I was emotionally spent. At its best, pro wrestling can make you forget the wins and losses are predetermined. This was the only match this year that did that for me, so it has to be my MOTY.” -Ed Grsevinsky

Emotion. There’s a sense in women’s wrestling that brings about a different set of emotions. Specifically in joshi (or at least in this current climate) there’s a sense of “togetherness” and yet a strong sense of competition to ‘get stronger.’ Yes, I do watch a lot of retro wrestling both men and women going as far back to the late 70’s. Different emotional cues happened compared to what the promotion TJPW currently brings. This is a match based on a tag team over one year in the making fighting each other for one thing, the top title in the company held my Yuka Sakazaki. Mizuki earned this chance by winning, for the second year in a row, the Princess Cup. A meeting of long-time friends going their temporary separate ways just to be at the top. Thus the match begins and early on Yuka has a costume-malfunction. Cut back to the past Shoko in a similar situation and main event where a woman’s top comes off and panic ensues. This panic did not happen here. Yuka and Mizuki grapple for advantage and Yuka locks up Mizuki and fixes her top. Limb work, high flying, selling goes on with the right emotional connection and near falls continuing all the way until the end. Yuka’s selling is very unique along with her movements in the ring. Call me crazy if you want, but she moves as unique as Keiji Mutoh. Yuka sold her ribs with subtle movements, slow controlled breathing while grabbing her side, and continued on controlled and collected. Meanwhile, Mizuki had her leg to worry about risking it all to win the big one on the promotions biggest stage at their biggest event to date. In the end, Yuka hits the springboard 450 to win and retain. Immediately, emotion hits over the crowd as you can see people weeping along with the wrestlers. Miyu Yamashita hits ringside crying for her friends, Yuka crying towards her friend she had to beat, and Mizuki crying that she lost the good fight. It’s okay for friends to fight to be the best and still be friends afterwards, and best of all know that you made yourselves and the promotion as a whole better that night. What a match and feather on the cap to an emotional night on the whole for the company.” -Jacob Woolley

#17
Mayu Iwatani vs. Takumi Iroha
2/8
Stardom

Overall Points: 114
Total Votes: 21
% of Ballots: 12.4%
Highest Vote: 2nd

Takumi Iroha had not been seen in Stardom for over a year before this match. She made an impactful statement upon her return as she absolutely dominated the world champion. Iwatani is one of the best sellers in wrestling and she did a wonderful job of making Takumi Iroha look like an absolute killer. Iroha held up her end of the bargain as she laid in her kicks and strikes, and generally beat Iwatani from pillar to post. Iwatani had a few hope spots but for the most part this was Iroha’s match that played to the strengths of both women.” -Alex Richards

Iroha through a number of kicks in this match that had my jaw on the floor. Mayu is a champ for enduring such a beating. Best joshi match of the year without question.” -Mark Robinson

You can tell the difference between good and great wrestlers based on how they react when unexpected things happen. When Iwatani’s initial opponent, Sareee, had to pull out of the show due to illness, it would have been completely acceptable for Iroha to come in, work a basic match, and send the crowd home happy. But because she and Iwatani are both absolute geniuses when it comes to wrestling (just watch a Marvelous show and see the perfect timing that Iroha’s trainees have), they ended up putting together the best women’s match of 2020. Upon first viewing, I was just having a great time, enjoying the one-sided beatdown that Iroha was laying in on Iwatani, but when the closing sequence happened, and Iroha just crushed Iwatani with her finisher and pinned the most prestigious women’s champion in Japan, it solidified Iroha as the most under-appreciated wrestler in joshi and Iwatani as the best women’s wrestler in the world.” -Parker Klyn

#16
Jon Moxley vs. Minoru Suzuki
2/9
NJPW

Overall Points: 115
Total Votes: 28
% of Ballots: 16.6%
2 First-Place Votes

I’m well aware I am the only person on earth who has this match at #1, probably including Jon and Minoru, but this match awakened the childlike joy that wrestling can’t quite hit anymore now I’m getting older and more jaded. There are definitely intellectually ‘better’ matches that deserve to win MOTY, but this, this was something else. Two tough-as-nails alpha males stood in front of each other and dared the other to do their worst. And by god did they try to, this turned into 17 minutes of brawling with everything they could get their hands on. There were tables, chairs, guard rails, and hundreds of strikes.

I can’t do any moment of this match justice in text, there aren’t really major ‘spots’ to speak of, but there’s one moment towards the end that will be imprinted on my mind. Towards the end of the match the referee gets knocked down and Moxley has hold of a steel chair, taking advantage of the moment he swings it onto Minoru’s head with all his power, and I remember thinking that was it. But no! Minoru stays standing, wobbles for a second and then laughs. That, right there, that’s what I love, that’s why I dedicate so many hours of my life to following this dumb hobby. For moments like that.

So thank you Jon Moxley, thank you Minoru Suzuki, for making me vote with my heart and not my head.” -Chester SA

These two maniacs went out and beat the tar out of each other and appeared to love every second of it. It was chaotic and violent, hard hitting and it peaked at just the right time. I adored it.” -Jeremy Sexton

Once Moxley became unshackled from WWE, a fight with Suzuki was the one of the things people needed to see happen. And boy, did it deliver: Brutal, uncompromising, violent… and with both guys revelling in the pain they caused each other. A fantastic brawl.” -Warren Hayes

#15
Kota Ibushi vs. Minoru Suzuki
10/10
NJPW

Overall Points: 123
Total Votes: 22
% of Ballots: 13.0%
1 First-Place Vote

This is another match that I was really looking forward to in last year’s G1 Climax tournament and once I heard KAZE NI NARE I was all in as I watched this show live at a time of the night where most normal humans should be sleeping. The match begins and the two feel each other out they each trade kicks to one another’s legs until Suzuki forces Ibushi in the corner to nail him with some strikes. The match was very slow paced at the start with some striking at the beginning until Suzuki took the match to the ground. Ibushi got into the ropes and forced the referee to stand him up to continue the match. They continue the feeling out process as Suzuki grabs Ibushi’s arm. Suzuki would trap Ibushi’s leg in an Achilles lock in the center of the ring and Ibushi would look to counter. At the 5 minute mark they are still on the ground and they eventually fight their way back up Ibushi forces Suzuki onto the apron and runs at him with a kick sending him crashing into the guardrail. Suzuki looks absolutely pissed as he walks about halfway up the ramp and sits down. He then invites Ibushi to meet him on the ramp as Suzuki walks further up the ramp. They trade blows on the ramp, Suzuki lands one stiff forearm to Ibushi’s jaw to knock him down. The two return to the center of the ring and trade forearms to each other’s faces. At the ten minute mark both men are down. This match was absolutely incredible as both Suzuki and Ibushi beat the shit out of each other for about two minutes or so. Ibushi would hit Suzuki Multiple times when Suzuki was down and all that did was get Suzuki to laugh stand back up and knock Kota off of his feet with one punch. Kota then drops Suzuki with another forearm and they both drop to the mat. This was a fight neither man blinked once and they didn’t let up they absolutely punished each other. They would trade forearms again this time laughing at the others attempts; the two get completely exhausted around the fifteen minute mark after punching each other out. Ibushi would go for the Kome Goye but Suzuki would roll with him to avoid it. Ibushi found himself on the ground and Ibushi grabbed a hold of his leg. Suzuki would cinch in a Boston Crab and then raise it up for a high angle variation. Ibushi worked his way back up and nails Suzuki with a knee which does nothing to Suzuki it just pisses him off more. Ibushi nails Suzuki with a knee and Suzuki falls over like a dead tree. Ibushi nails Suzuki with one last Kome Goye to cover Suzuki and score the win and the points. This match was slow at the start but it turned into a war. It was absolutely fantastic!” -Nathan Neumann

This year’s G1 was by and large disappointing but this match was the only one that stood out like it could have been in any other year” -Andrew Lacelle

Slapping, kicking and submissions oh my.” -Dave Musgrave

#14
Santana/Ortiz vs. Best Friends
9/16
AEW

Overall Points: 142
Total Votes: 29
% of Ballots: 17.2%
1 First-Place Vote

What an absolutely brutal, different kind of a match. It wasn’t the street fight I was expecting, nor was it a cinematic match. It was instead a brutal match that treated cars the way a normal match would treat tables. Great use of Orange Cassidy as well.” -Mongo Underscore EBooks

One of the best street fights I’ve ever witnessed — they built this match up perfectly as you felt these four men wanted to beat the bloody pulp out of each other. Spots felt so realistic, the Orange Cassidy spot was a huge moment and the Sue payoff at the end was a chef’s kiss.” -Bill Bodkin

This was in my opinion the best cable television match of the year. It easily could’ve transpired into a Attitude Era hardcore match with a bunch of backstage nonsense, but it was instead a well drawn out match that used the hardcore elements to progress things. Really fun to watch and left me looking forward to the next episode of Dynamite.” -Nick Davidson

#13
Villano III Jr. vs. Aéreo
3/1
AAA

Overall Points: 145
Total Votes: 24
% of Ballots: 14.2%
2 First-Place Votes

The long historical lore attached to this. The Visceral nature of the match. The uniqueness of the lucha style.” -Franky DeJesus

Luchas de apuestas between two masked wrestlers are my favourite thing in professional wrestling. Even a bad apuestas has a gravity born of real stakes – somebody’s life is going to change. The stakes are real and defined, and every element of the match is filtered through and elevated by them. For Villano III Jr., that pressure is even greater, for he seeks to defend the mask given to him by his father; to build his own legacy, he must risk the legacy of his heritage. Throughout the match that pressure mounts, until finally Villano decides that victory is more important than honour. He leaves with the mask of Aereo, and, vitally, his own. That is what matters.” -Jeff Martin

It’s not often that you see long-term storytelling in lucha libre. This was a battle with hate, drama in every fall, an extraordinary blend of styles and callbacks to the historic Atlantis vs. Villano Mask match 20 years ago. An unforgettable match between two rivals and a coming-of-age for Villano III Jr..” -Ricardo Gallegos

This match was unique in that it combined all of the elements of AAA into one match. It was two out of three falls, it featured a ton of high-flying, as well as the typical hardcore spots and some great technical wrestling as well. A cool thing about the match is that it was the culmination of a feud that had been lasting for years, something that is mainly seen in wrestling involving main event wrestlers, but Aereo and Villano III Jr. are not main event wrestlers, they are mid-card young guys on the rise. While neither Aereo or Villano III Jr. have been able to do much this year after this match, it was a tremendous showcase for young talent in front of a really hot crowd.” –Jesse Collings



#12
Kazuchika Okada vs. Shingo Takagi
10/10
NJPW

Overall Points: 146
Total Votes: 35
% of Ballots: 20.7%
Highest Vote: 2nd

Shingo is my WOTY and perhaps the best wrestler in the world today. When the hot talking point was how Okada was washed up in the middle of his “Money Clip G1,” it was a match with Shingo that showed everyone Okada still has years to go at the top. Who would have ever thought wrestling Yujiro may not bring out Okada’s best? Bonus points for Shingo’s incredible selling of the Money Clip.” -Ed Grsevinsky

This one match made the entire money clip storyline worth it. Watching it on a plane, the lady next to me got freaked out when I jumped out of my seat on multiple occasions. This match was hard hitting, built really well with psychology and Shingo’s selling of the money clip was masterclass, making Okada look like a real killer.” -Tyler Forness

After a disappointing few months for Okada following New Japan’s return from pandemic-induced hiatus, we were all waiting for him to finally deliver an Okada-level classic. Well, here you go. This was the best match of this year’s G1 Climax, one that had me on the edge of my seat and the Osaka crowd bursting at the seams to break COVID-19 protocol and cheer on Shingo to win. Shingo was phenomenal here too, just a fantastic pro wrestler who deserves all the acclaim in the world. First-time matches don’t often live up to the hype, but this certainly did.” -Andrew Rich

#11
Stadium Stampede
5/23
AEW

Overall Points: 166
Total Votes: 28
% of Ballots: 16.6%
4 First-Place Votes

Smiles were rare in 2020. Whether in wrestling or outside in the greater world, there was not a lot to be happy about. But there was one wrestling match that put a smile on my face in this bleak year. So thank you to everyone involved. This kind of production doesn’t appeal to everyone, and doesn’t even appeal to me a lot of the time, but it was the perfect performance at the perfect moment, and kept me smiling for a good long time.” -August Baker

In a year where wrestling itself had to be redefined, no match underlined the elastic nature of this sport we love quite like the prerecorded insanity of Stadium Stampede. Mixing elements of DDT’s anywhere matches with the style of wrestling we’ve come to know as AEW’s trademark (along with some excellent football humor), this was the match that told me that yes, wrestling-in-a-pandemic can be fun, and not “less than”” -Marty Day

In a year full of cinematic matches, this was by far the best, and the only one I cast a vote for. One of the most entertaining and creative wrestling matches I’ve ever seen. More than any other promotion, AEW got what should and shouldn’t be done in pandemic wrestling down pat, and this match is the best distillation of it.” -Jarrett Seidler

There is so much to say about the Stadium Stampede. In order to keep this to a manageable read, I will try to highlight a few things that may not be getting the limelight. The first is the amazing work that everyone outside the 10 wrestlers in the match did. The production here from the camera work to the editing was incredible and made the entire thing click. Great touches like having multiple referees did wonders for the match, both in a logical sense and gave people like Aubrey Edwards and Rick Knox a chance to knock it out of the park with their performances. Cameos from Jacksonville Jaguars cheerleaders and mascots added to the spectacle and created a whole that was greater than the sum of its parts. Lastly, the match achieved something that was much needed in the COVID era – a fantastic communal wrestling experience. So much of wrestling in the past few years has become sharing our reactions on Twitter, and that has become more important as physically watching wrestling in the arena or on TV with a group has become harder. Watching this watch along with many of the other Voices of Wrestling writers in our Slack and chatting, laughing, and generally freaking out about it the entire time is an experience that I won’t soon forget.” -S. Dakota Jones

Voices of Wrestling 2020 Match of the Year
(261-11)

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 & Santana 12/30AEW771810.7%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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