A week and change out of WrestleMania weekend, we’re left with the question of what the best matches of the weekend were. We conducted a site-wide poll, with eight writers responding with their lists of the ten (or, in one case, nine) best matches of WrestleMania weekend. Due to the volume of shows, not everyone saw every match, which may explain why some matches don’t appear on every ballot.

Scoring was done with 14 points awarded for each first place. Each second-place vote was worth nine points, each third-place vote was worth eight, and so forth until tenth place, which was worth one point each.

Only one match appeared on all eight ballots – our second-place finisher: Bandido vs. Mike Bailey. Briscoes vs. FTR appeared on seven ballots. Four matches appeared on six ballots. I would conclude that there were four tiers of matches from our voting – the top tier, with our first and second place matches; a second tier of matches that placed third through eighth; a third tier, covering ninth through 12th place; and a final tier for the rest.

1. The Briscoes vs. FTR

ROH Supercard of Honor
98 points
7 first-place votes
Appeared on 7/8 Ballots


2. Bandido vs. Speedball Mike Bailey

WrestleCon Mark Hitchcock Memorial Super Show
69 points
1 first-place vote
Appeared on all 8 Ballots


3. Biff Busick vs. Jon Moxley

GCW Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport 8
39 points,
Highest Vote: 2nd
Appeared on 6/8 Ballots


4. Alex Shelley vs. “Speedball” Mike Bailey

Impact Multiverse of Matches
29 points
Highest Vote: 3rd
Appeared on 6/8 Ballots


5. Becky Lynch vs. Bianca Belair

WWE WrestleMania 38 Saturday
28 points
Highest Vote: 3rd
Appeared on 6/8 Ballots

6. Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins

WWE WrestleMania 38 Saturday
26 points
Highest Vote: 3rd
Appeared on 6/8 Ballots

7 (tie). Eddie Edwards vs. Tomohiro Ishii

Impact Multiverse of Matches
24 points
Highest Vote: 2nd
Appeared on 4/8 Ballots

7 (tie). Davey Richards vs. “Speedball” Mike Bailey

WrestleCon USA vs. the World
24 points
Highest Vote: 3rd
Appeared on 5/8 Ballots


9. Laredo Kid, Michael Oku, & Rey Horus vs. Ace Austin, Black Taurus, & Josh Alexander

WrestleCon Mark Hitchcock Memorial Super Show
22 points
Highest Vote: 3rd
Appeared on 4/8 Ballots

10. Jay White vs. “Speedball” Mike Bailey

NJPW Lone Star Shootout
17 points
Highest Vote: 4th
Appeared on 3/8 Ballots


Also receiving votes:

  • Chris Sabin vs. Jay White, Impact Multiverse of Matches, 14 points
  • Bandido vs. Jonathan Gresham, ROH Supercard of Honor, 13 points
  • Abismo Negro Jr., Demonic Flamita, & Gringo Loco vs. ASF, Laredo Kid, & Rey Horus, GCW The Wrld on Lucha, 11 points
  • Athena vs. Mia Yim, WrestleCon Mark Hitchcock Memorial Super Show, 8 points
  • Akira vs. Cole Radrick, GCW Planet Death, 7 points
  • AR Fox vs. Blake Christian, GCW Joey Janela’s Spring Break 6 Part One, 7 points
  • Alpha Academy vs. RKBro vs. Street Profits, WWE WrestleMania 38 Sunday, 6 points
  • Jay Lethal vs. Lee Moriarty, ROH Supercard of Honors, 6 points
  • Black Taurus vs. Lince Dorado, Zicky Dice’s Trouble in Paradise 2, 5 points
  • Johnny Knoxville vs. Sami Zayn, WWE WrestleMania 38 Sunday, 4 points
  • Bandido vs. Demonic Flamita vs. Laredo Kid, AAA Invades WrestleCon, 4 points
  • Michael Oku vs. Rich Swann, WrestleCon USA vs. the World, 3 points
  • Alex Zayne vs. Swerve Strickland, ROH Supercard of Honor, 3 points
  • La Hiedra, Mini Abismo Negro & Rey Escorpión vs. Micro Man, Niño Hamburguesa & Taya, AAA Invades WrestleCon, 3 points
  • Ninja Mack vs. Yoya, GCW Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport 8, 1 point