2015 Match of the Year Tracking Thread

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Post by HeadCheese » Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:58 pm

Current Top 10

1) August 22nd NXT Brooklyn Bayley vs Sasha Banks
An emotional, and great ending that followed up on the arm attacks from previous matches. An awesome way to end their long rivalry and great good bye to the 4 Horsewomen of NXT. Also displaying why Sasha Banks is one of the best wrestler at displaying don’t know what is it going to take to beat this person frustration.

2) May 20th NXT Unstoppable Becky Lynch vs Sasha Banks

Becky Lynch vs Sasha Banks is a match that emphasized the champions as most important thing to the wrestler of NXT while giving their arms, sweat, and tears.

3) May 5th Dragon Gate Dead Or Alive CIMA vs. Kzy vs. Ryo Jimmy Saito vs. Shingo TakagiOspreayHawk vs. YAMATO Shingo vs Don Fuji
This match extremely fun and story line advancement. A Cima giving T-Hawk the torch after Hawk saving two people.

4) July 10th Evolve 45 Roderick Strong vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
Technical violence and its finest

5) January 25th WWE Royal Rumble John Cena vs Brock Lesnar vs Seth Rollins
A all out car crash match that that all three wrestler's benefited from.

6) June 17th Lucha Underground Prince Puma vs Johnny Mundo
A really good all the way through the one best iron man match I ever seen. Established Johnny Mundo as rudo. Prince Puma finally defeated Johnny Mundo fairly. Matt Striker is so excited.

7) March 29th WWE WrestleMania l> Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar vs Seth Rollins
Roman Reigns coming the closest person to beat Lesnar without weapons with a great surprise ending.

8) December 4th Freelance Wrestling Raw Power Darin Corbin vs Dick Justice vs Kikutaro
One of the greatest comedy matches I have ever seen.

9) July 26th Progress 20 Jimmy Havoc vs Will Ospreay

A great exciting and emotional culmination to so much in Progress.

10) September 13th SMASH CANUSA Classic Courtney Rush vs Jessicka Havok
The debut of the crazy Courtney Rush refusing to lose with the crowd and team mate cheering creating a great atmosphere.


Top Ten Are Highlighted Total 116



January
4th NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 9 reDRagon vs. Forever Hooligans vs. The Young Bucks vs. Time Splitters
Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Minoru Suzuki
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kota Ibushi
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada (w/Gedo)
7th Lucha Underground Aztec Warfare
14th WWE NXT Adrian Neville vs. Sami Zayn
25th WWE Royal Rumble John Cena vs Brock Lesnar vs Seth Rollins #5


February
11th NXT Rival Finn Balor vs Adrian Neville
Sasha Banks vs Bayley vs Becky Lynch vs Charlotte
15th DDT Saitama Super DDT 2015 Happy Motel vs. Strong BJ
21st WSU 8th Anniversary Athena vs Hania The Howling Huntress
CZW 16 Rex Lawless, Chuck Taylor, and John Silver vs Dick Justice and Team Tremendous
IWL Toxic Masculinity Black Parade vs Mixtape Kings
22nd Alpha 1 Wrestling Watch The Throne Rickey Shane Page vs Seleziya Sparx
Ashley Sixx vs. Cheech vs. Josh Alexander vs. Scotty O'Shea vs. Steve Brown vs. Ty Colton
27th House of Glory For All Mankind Chris Dickinson vs JT Dunn
28th Inter Species Wrestling Boner Jam III Ninjas With Altitude vs Team Tremendous

March
7th ROH TV Donovan Dijak vs. Will Ferrara
13th FCW Hell's Kitchen Kikyo Nakamura vs. Raze
The Young Bucks vs. Vermin (Johnny Goodtime & Johnny Yuma)
15th Smash Any Given Sunday 3 Candice LeRae vs. Kimber Lee
20th TNA Impact Kurt Angle vs. Lashley
Absolute Intense Wrestling Gauntlet For The Gold 10 2 Cold Scorpio vs. Rickey Shane Page
25th Lucha Underground Cage vs Prince Puma
28th Shimmer 71 Athena vs Mia Yim
29th WWE WrestleMania l> Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar vs Seth Rollins #7

April
5th NJPW Invasion Attack 2015 AJ Styles vs. Kota Ibushi
22nd Lucha Underground Angelico, Ivelisse & Son Of Havoc vs. The Crew
25th ROH Conquest Tour Kyle O’Reilly vs Jay Lethal
26th WWE Extreme Rules 2015 Cesaro & Tyson Kidd vs. The New Day
Roman Reigns vs. The Big Show
Beyond Wrestling When Satan Rules His World Ninjas With Altitude vs Young Bucks

May
2nd OWA REVEANGE Los Luchas vs. PPRay
5th Dragon Gate Dead Or Alive CIMA vs. Kzy vs. Ryo Jimmy Saito vs. Shingo Takagi vs. T-Hawk vs. YAMATO Shingo vs Don Fuji #3
6th Lucha Underground Alberto El Patron vs. Johnny Mundo
10th A1 Immortal Kombat III Heidi Lovelace vs. Seleziya Sparx
11th Rev Pro Matt Sydal vs. Will Ospreay
13th Lucha Underground Jack Evans vs Areo Star
Lucha Underground Cage vs. Fenix vs. Killshot vs. King Cuerno vs. Pentagon Jr. vs. Sexy Star vs. The Mack
17th WWE Payback New Day vs Cesaro & Tyson Kidd
Stardom Gold May Nikki Storm vs Io Sharai
20th NXT Unstoppable Sasha Banks vs Becky Lynch #2
Kevin Owens vs Sami Zayn
25th PROGREESS 19 Day 2 Zack Sabre Jr. vs Tommaso Ciampa
Roderick Strong vs. Will Ospreay
Will Ospreay vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
29th DDT Max Bump HARASHIMA vs. Kota Ibushi
31st WWE Elimination Chamber John Cena vs. Kevin Owens

June
13th CHIKARA Sword Of Destiny Silver Ant vs Blaster McMassive
Eddie Kingston vs Jaka
14th WWE Money In The Bank John Cena vs Kevin Owens
17th Lucha Underground Prince Puma vs Johnny Mundo #7
20th ROH Bullet Club vs RPG Vice and Kazuchika Okada
28th Beyond Wrestling Life Sucks And Then You Die Donnavan Dijak vs Biff Buisick

July
3rd WWE Raw Cesaro vs. Kevin Owens vs. Rusev
4th WWE Beast In The East Finn Valor vs Kevin Owens
10th Evolve 45 Roderick Strong vs. Zack Sabre Jr. #4
18th SWE Great Expectations Roderick Strong vs. Will Ospreay
20th Dragon Gate Kobe World Akira Tozawa vs Eita
Masato Yoshino vs T-Hawk
Rev Pro Marty Scrull vs Will Ospreay
26th Progress 20 Jimmy Havoc vs Will Ospreay #9
27th Beyond Wrestling Americanrana '15 Danny Cannon vs Mike Bailey
29th Lucha Underground Ultima Lucha Pt. 1 Cage vs. The Mack

August
1st NJPW G1 Climax Night 8 Tomoaki Honma vs Michael Elgin
5th Lucha Underground Ultima Lucha Pt. 2 Pentagon Jr. vs. Vampiro
Prince Puma vs. Mil Muertes
WWE NXT Bayley vs. Charlotte
8th CZW Retribution JT Dunn vs Joey Janela
DDT DNA 8 Kazusada Higuchi vs Ryota Nakatsu
19th CWF Mid-Atlantic Worldwide Trevor Lee vs Brad Attidude
22nd NXT Brooklyn Sasha Banks vs Bayley #1
Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Tyler Breeze
Blake & Murphy vs. The Vaudevillains
Finn Balor vs. Kevin Owens
30th PWG BOLA Night 3 Pentagon Jr. vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

September
4th King of Trios 2015 - Night 1 The Gentleman's Club vs Team AAA
5th WWE Main Event Kevin Owens vs Jack Swagger
6th CHIKARA King Of Trios Night 3 Bullet Club vs Team Fight Club Pro
Team AAA vs Bullet Club
12th CZW Down With The Sickness Mike Bailey vs AR Fox
OWA 2. Anniversary Los Luchas vs. PPRay
13th SMASH CANUSA Classic Jessicka Havok vs Courtney Rush #10

28th Rev Pro TV Josh Bodom vs Will Ospreay

October
2nd Shine 30 Madison Eagles vs Su Hung
4th TNA Bound For Glory 2015 Tigre Uno vs. Andrew Everett vs. DJ Z vs. Manik
Brian Myers & Trevor Lee vs The Wolves
7th NXT Respect Chad Gable and Jason Jordan vs Baron Corbin and Rhino
Sasha Banks vs Bayley
16th Stardom USA Tour Night 1 Io Sharai vs Mia Yim
20th NJPW King Of Pro-Wrestling 2015 Kazuchika Okada vs AJ Styles
23rd Full Impact Pro Wrestling Fallout 2015 Night 1 Team IWA Mid-South (Trik Davis and Try Out Show Rejects ) vs. Team Outlaw Wrestling (Bull Bronson and The Hooligans)
25th WWE Hell in A Cell Pre Show Cesaro, Dolph Ziggler, and Neville vs. King Berrett, Rusev, and Sheamus
Beyond Wrestling Gratitude Era Donovan Dijak vs Jonathan Gresham
30th FCW Halloween Super Show 2015 PPRay vs. The Vermin (Kevin Martenson & Ryan Taylor)
31st ISW Candy Apples And Razor Blades Generation Kill vs Tabernak de Team

November
1st The Gate Of Destiny 2015 Masaaki Mochizuki vs. Shingo Takagi
NJPW Road To Power Struggle 2015 Night 8 Young Bucks vs Ricochet and Matt Sydal
7th NJPW Power Struggle 2015 Tomoaki Honma vs. Tomohiro Ishii
RPG Vice vs. Ricochet and Matt Sydal
15th A1 Final Act 6 Rickey Shane Page vs. Kobe Durst vs. Tyler Thomas
25th ROH Roderick Strong vs. Jay Lethal
29th Progress Chapter 23 Will Ospreay vs Mark Andrews

December
4th Freelance Wrestling Raw Power Darin Corbin vs Dick Justice vs Kikutaro #8
Isaias Velazquez vs Suge D
6th Progress 24 Tommaso Ciampa vs Zack Sabre Jr
Will Ospreay vs Zack Gibson vs Morgan Webster
11th Rev Pro TV Mark Haskins vs Davey Richards
12th CMLL Super Viernes Dragon Lee vs Kamaitachi
CZW Cage Of Death Joey Janela vs. Lio Rush
13th WWE TLC Lucha Dragons vs The Usos vs New Day
25th Stardom Year-End Climax 2015 Io Shirai vs. Meiko Satomura
26th CWF Mid-Atlantic Battlecade XVI Cedric Alexander vs. Smith Garrett
Brad Attitude vs. Chet Sterling vs. John Skyler vs. Lance Lude vs. Roy Wilkins vs. Trevor Lee
27th DG Final Gate Cima vs Shingo Takagi
31st BJW/DDT/K-DOJO Toshikoshi Pro-Wrestling 2015 Daisuke Sekimoto & Konosuke Takeshita vs. Danshoku Dino and Yuji Okabayashi
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Re: 2015 Match of the Year Tracking Thread

Post by dancecab » Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:54 pm

I didn't get a ballot this year. That sucks. Good thing I just started my re-watch last week. Now I can watch stuff I haven't seen yet. :lol: Myswell post my final list here.

1. Okada Vs. Tanahashi – Wrestle Kingdom
2. Sasha Banks Vs. Bayley - Takeover Brooklyn
3. Shingo Vs. Masaaki Mochizuki - Gate of Destiny
4. Nakamura Vs. Ibushi - Wrestle Kingdom
5. O’Reilly Vs. KUSHIDA – Best of Super Junior Finals
6. Tanahashi Vs. Nakamura - G1 Climax
7. 2 Out of 3 Falls - Will Osprey Vs. Matt Sydal - Summer Sizzler
8. Styles Vs. Tanahashi - G1 Climax
9. Sugiura Vs. Suzuki - NOAH Sept 19th
10. Okada Vs. Styles - Dominion

HM:
11. Rollins Vs. Lesnar Vs. Cena - Royal Rumble
12. Sabre Vs. Hero - Mystery Vortex 2
13. Kevin Owens Vs. John Cena – Elimination Chamber
14. Grave Consequences - Fenix Vs. Mil Meurtez - Lucha Underground
15. Styles Vs. Ibushi - Invasion Attack
16. Unit Disband - Jimmyz Vs. Mad Blankey - Dangerous Gate
17. Strong Vs. Okada - Field of Honor
18. Sabre Vs. Strong - Don't Sweat The Technique
19. Ciampa Vs. Sabre - Chapter 24
20. Jay Lethal Vs. AJ Styles - Final Battle
21. Tanahashi Vs. Strong - War of the Worlds
22. Osprey Vs. Havoc - Chapter 20
23. Pentagon JR. Vs. Vampiro - Lucha Underground
24. Ironman - Sasha Banks Vs. Bayley - Respect
25. Jay Lethal Vs. Roderick Strong - ROH TV

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Re: 2015 Match of the Year Tracking Thread

Post by Chismo » Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:30 pm

I have eight matches that run for my definite MOTY, but I can't pick the absolute winner yet:

- Okabayashi vs. Ishikawa
- Sekimoto vs. Ishikawa
- Uhaa vs. Hulk
- Mil vs. Fenix
- Lee vs. Virus
- Cerebro vs. Virus
- Shiozaki & Miyahara vs. Akiyama & Omori
- Atlantis vs. Sombra

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Post by Robareid » Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:27 am

1st - Will Ospreay vs. Matt Sydal - 2 out of 3 Falls - Summer Sizzler ****1/2
2nd - AJ Styles vs. Will Ospreay - High Stakes ****1/4
3rd - Kyle O'Reilly vs. KUSHIDA - Uprising ****1/4
4th - BxB Hulk vs. Uhaa Nation - Champion Gate in Osaka: Day 2 ****1/4
5th - AJ Styles vs. Roderick Strong vs. Michael Elgin vs. Adam Cole - All Star Extravaganza VII ****1/4
6th - Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena vs. Seth Rollins - Royal Rumble ****
7th - Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns - Wrestlemania ****
8th - Roderick Strong vs. KUSHIDA - War of the Worlds: Night 1 ****
9th - Will Ospreay vs. Zack Sabre Jr. - PROGRESS Chapter 19: Day Two ****
10th - Kazuchika Okada vs. Roderick Strong - Field of Honor ****
11th - Twin Towers vs. Strong BJ - Twin Towers vs. Strong BJ ****
12th - Roderick Strong vs. Zack Sabre Jr. - Don't Sweat the Technique ****
13th - reDRagon vs. Young Bucks - 13th Anniversary Show ****
14th - Daisuke Sekimoto vs. Shuji Ishikawa - Ikkitousen Death Match Survivor: Day 6 ****
15th - Bayley vs. Sasha Banks - Takeover: Brooklyn ****
16th - Finn Balor vs. Adrian Neville - Takeover: Rival ****
17th - AJ Styles vs. Marty Scurll vs. Will Ospreay - Uprising ****
18th - Roderick Strong vs. Jay Lethal - ROH Wrestling (TV Title) ****
19th - Young Bucks vs. Evans & Angelico - Threemendous IV ****
20th - John Cena vs. Cesaro - RAW ****
21st - Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Roderick Strong - EVOLVE 45 ****
22nd - Styles & Young Bucks vs. Alexander, ACH & Sydal - ROH Wrestling ****
23rd - Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn - Takeover: Rival ****
24th - Roman Reigns vs. Daniel Bryan - Fastlane ****
25th - Roderick Strong vs. Kyle O'Reilly - Winter Warrios Tour: Day 5 ****
26th - Fenix vs. Mil Muertes - Grave Consequences - Lucha Underground ****
27th - Chris Hero vs. Mike Bailey - EVOLVE 47 ****
28th - Hulk, Tozawa & Takagi vs. Shimizu, Eita & T-Hawk - Rainbow Gate: Day 1 ****
29th - Kairi Hojo vs. Meiko Satomura - Galaxy Stars: Day 1 ****
30th - Roderick Strong vs. Mike Bailey - Mystery Vortex III ****
31st - New Day vs. Lucha Dragons vs. The Usos - Ladder - TLC ****
32nd - Shiozaki & Miyahara vs. Akiyama & Omori - Summer Explosion: Day 6 ****
33rd - AJ Styles vs. Adam Cole - War of the Worlds: Night 1 ****
34th - Eita vs. Jimmy Kagetora - Open the New Year Gate: Day 3 ****
35th - Matt Sydal vs. Fenix - Battle of Los Angeles: Stage One ****
36th - Mike Bailey vs. Chris Hero - Threemendous IV ****
37th - Suzuki, Sekimoto & Kamitani vs. Okabayashi & Twin Towers - Thanksgiving Day Deathmatch ****
38th - Jay Lethal vs. AJ Styles - Final Battle ****
39th - Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Roderick Strong - Summer Sizzler ****
40th - The Kingdom vs. The Briscoes - Tag Team Armaggeddon - Winter Warriors Tour: Day 5 ****
41st - The Briscoes vs. ACH & Sydal - Winter Warriors Tour: Day 4 ****
42nd - Michael Elgin vs. Matt Sydal - Road to Best in the World: Day 4 ****
43rd - Jay Lethal vs. Jay Briscoe - Best in the World ****
44th - Rusev vs. Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro - RAW ****
45th - Michael Elgin vs. Takaaki Watanabe - Reloaded Tour: Day 3 ****
46th - Will Ospreay vs. Matt Sydal - Battle of Los Angeles: Final Stage ****
47th - Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Chris Hero - Mystery Vortex III ****
48th - Mount Rushmore 2.0 vs. Eurotrash - Battle of Los Angeles: Stage One ****
49th - Young Bucks vs. Roppongi Vice - ROH Wrestling ****
50th - Young Bucks vs. reDRagon - Tornado Tag - Reloaded Tour: Day 2 ****
51st - John Cena vs. Kevin Owens - Battleground ****
52nd - Strong BJ vs. Twin Towers - Battle Sphere Requiem II ****
53rd - Jay Lethal vs. Roderick Strong - ROH Wrestling (ROH Title) ****
54th - Mike Bailey vs. Drew Galloway - Battle of Los Angeles: Stage Two ****
55th - Will Ospreay vs. Matt Sydal - RevPro TV ****
56th - Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch - Takeover: Unstoppable ****
57th - Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens vs. Rusev vs. Alberto Del Rio - RAW ****
58th - Will Ospreay vs. Mark Haskins - PROGRESS Chapter 21 ****

New Additions = Red

Updates:
ROH from after Glory By Honor XIV to Final Battle (+ some other VOD shows)
Stardom from after Appeal the Heart to Year End Climax
AJPW from after Real World Tag League to Fan Appreciation Show
DG from after The Gate of Destiny to Final Gate
BJW from after Thanksgiving Day Deathmatch to Death Vegas
W-1 from after Autumn Bout to Shining Winter

Complete for:
WWE from after TLC till TLC
ROH from after Final Battle till Final Battle
TNA from after Victory Road till Final Destination
LU from after Top of the Ladder till Ultima Lucha
WWN from after Live! In China: Day 4 till EVOLVE 52

PWG from after Black Cole Sun till Battle of Los Angeles: Final Stage
RPW - Weird incomplete and non-chronological output. I've watched everything released.
PROGRESS from after Chapter 16 till Chapter 24
DG from after Final Gate till Final Gate
BJW from after Death Vegas till Death Vegas
W-1 from after WRESTLE-1 Tour till Shining Winter
AJPW from after Kyohei Wada Anniversary Show till Fan Appreciation Show
Stardom from after Queen Tradition till Year End Climax
ZERO1 from after Furinkazan Tag Tournament till Change the World

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Post by InYourCase » Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:09 am

Here's my Top 10 for this year:
1) Shingo Takagi vs. Masaaki Mochizuki: Dragon Gate 11/1
2) Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kota Ibushi: New Japan 1/4
3) Kazuchika Okada vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi: New Japan 1/4
4) Daisuke Sekimoto vs. Shuji Ishikawa: Big Japan 3/31
5) Michael Elgin vs. Tomohiro Ishii: New Japan 8/15
6) Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Shinsuke Nakamura: 8/16
7) Bayley vs. Sasha Banks: NXT 8/22
8) Tomohiro Ishii vs. Tomoaki Honma: 2/14
9) Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi vs. Shuji Ishikawa & Kohei Sato: Big Japan 5/28
10) Akira Tozawa vs. Shingo Takagi: Dragon Gate 5/8

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Re: 2015 Match of the Year Tracking Thread

Post by BoxingRobes » Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:18 am

Easiest Top 10 I've ever had to assemble since I started rating these things back in the ol BEST OF years during early VoW.

1. Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) v. Kazukchika Okada @ WrestleKingdom 9 (1/4)
2. Shinsuke Nakamura (c) v. Kota Ibushi @ WrestleKingdom 9 (1/4)
3. Sasha Banks (c) v. Bayley @ NXT: Unstoppable (5/20)
4. Mil Muertas v. Fenix - Grave Consequences @ Lucha Underground TV (3/18)
5. Roderick Strong (c) v. Zack Sabre Jr. @ Don't Sweat The Technique (4/3)
6. Brock Lesnar (c) v. Roman Reigns (v. Seth Rollins) @ WrestleMania (3/21)
7. Mount Rushmore 2.0 v. Eurotrash @ BOLA 15: Stage One (8/28)
8. Roderick Strong (c) v. ‘Speedball’ Mike Bailey @ Mystery Vortex III: Rock and Shock the Nation (6/26)
9. Ivelisse/Son of Havoc/Angelico v. Big Ryck/The Mack/Killshot v. King Cuerno/Cage/Texano (v. The Crew) @ Lucha Underground TV (4/22)
10. AJ Styles (c) v. Kazuchika Okada @ Dominion (7/5)

New Japan, still the best. Special year for PWG. Lucha Underground captivated me week-to-week in a way I haven't felt in a LONG time. Awesome year of wrestling.

The year had legitimate all-time great matches (best women's match ever, best 'put a guy in something' match, before WK10, a contender for best match ever from WK9), special moments (Okada crying post WK9, Four Horsewomen curtain calling, Seth Rollins run-in), all-time great events (WK9, BOLA15), and incredible action bell-to-bell (I watched more four star quality matches then I've recorded since I started doing it with VoW, so...5 years now?).

Honorable mention was three PWG matches, FWIW. After years of doing Match of the Year, without a PWG match in my Top 10, they flooded my Top 15 this year.

Chris Hero v. Zack Sabre Jr. @ Mystery Vortex III: Rock and Shock The Nation (6/26)
Speedball Mike Bailey v. Tommy End @ BOLA 15: Final Stage (8/30)
Chris Hero v. Tommy End @ Don't Sweat the Technique (4/3)

Great year all around.

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Post by SammyJ_D » Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:18 pm

Guess that ballot needs to be thrown out ;)

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Re: 2015 Match of the Year Tracking Thread

Post by BoxingRobes » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:51 am

The Fray Movement wrote:
BoxingRobes wrote:Easiest Top 10 I've ever had to assemble since I started rating these things back in the ol BEST OF years during early VoW.

1. Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) v. Kazukchika Okada @ WrestleKingdom 9 (1/4)
2. Shinsuke Nakamura (c) v. Kota Ibushi @ WrestleKingdom 9 (1/4)
3. Sasha Banks (c) v. Bayley @ NXT: Unstoppable (5/20)
4. Mil Muertas v. Fenix - Grave Consequences @ Lucha Underground TV (3/18)
5. Roderick Strong (c) v. Zack Sabre Jr. @ Don't Sweat The Technique (4/3)
6. Brock Lesnar (c) v. Roman Reigns (v. Seth Rollins) @ WrestleMania (3/21)
7. Mount Rushmore 2.0 v. Eurotrash @ BOLA 15: Stage One (8/28)
8. Roderick Strong (c) v. ‘Speedball’ Mike Bailey @ Mystery Vortex III: Rock and Shock the Nation (6/26)
9. Ivelisse/Son of Havoc/Angelico v. Big Ryck/The Mack/Killshot v. King Cuerno/Cage/Texano (v. The Crew) @ Lucha Underground TV (4/22)
10. AJ Styles (c) v. Kazuchika Okada @ Dominion (7/5)

New Japan, still the best. Special year for PWG. Lucha Underground captivated me week-to-week in a way I haven't felt in a LONG time. Awesome year of wrestling.

The year had legitimate all-time great matches (best women's match ever, best 'put a guy in something' match, before WK10, a contender for best match ever from WK9), special moments (Okada crying post WK9, Four Horsewomen curtain calling, Seth Rollins run-in), all-time great events (WK9, BOLA15), and incredible action bell-to-bell (I watched more four star quality matches then I've recorded since I started doing it with VoW, so...5 years now?).

Honorable mention was three PWG matches, FWIW. After years of doing Match of the Year, without a PWG match in my Top 10, they flooded my Top 15 this year.

Chris Hero v. Zack Sabre Jr. @ Mystery Vortex III: Rock and Shock The Nation (6/26)
Speedball Mike Bailey v. Tommy End @ BOLA 15: Final Stage (8/30)
Chris Hero v. Tommy End @ Don't Sweat the Technique (4/3)

Great year all around.
Your number 3 match does not exist.

Sasha/Becky was 5/20 at Unstoppable.
Same chick.

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Re: 2015 Match of the Year Tracking Thread

Post by Robareid » Wed May 03, 2017 4:40 pm

After finishing my 2015 NJPW watching, I can finally put together a final 2015 MotY list. I know you've all been waiting for it. (Kinda just wanted somewhere to post it so I have a backup)

1st - Will Ospreay vs. Matt Sydal - RPW Summer Sizzler ****3/4
2nd - Will Ospreay vs. AJ Styles - RPW High Stakes ****1/2
3rd - Kyle O'Reilly vs. KUSHIDA - RPW Uprising ****1/2
4th - Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada - NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 9 ****1/2
5th - Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins - WWE WrestleMania ****1/2
6th - Bayley vs. Sasha Banks - NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn ****1/2
7th - BxB Hulk vs. Uhaa Nation - DG Champion Gate ****1/2
8th - AJ Styles vs. Roderick Strong vs. Adam Cole vs. Michael Elgin - ROH All-Star Extravaganza VII ****1/2
9th - Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena - WWE Royal Rumble ****1/4
10th - Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kazuchika Okada - NJPW G1 Climax 25 ****1/4
11th - Young Bucks vs. reDRagon - NJPW G1 Climax 25 ****1/4
12th - Roderick Strong vs. KUSHIDA - ROH War of the Worlds ****1/4
13th - Will Ospreay vs. Zack Sabre Jr. - PROGRESS Chapter Nineteen ****1/4
14th - Kairi Hojo vs. Meiko Satomura - Stardom Galaxy Stars ****1/4
15th - Tomohiro Ishii vs. Hirooki Goto - NJPW G1 Climax 25 ****1/4
16th - Michael Elgin vs. Tomoaki Honma - NJPW G1 Climax 25 ****1/4
17th - Katsuyori Shibata vs. Kazushi Sakuraba - NJPW Dominon ****1/4
18th - Kyle O'Reilly vs. Roderick Strong - ROH Winter Warriors Tour ****1/4
19th - Roman Reigns vs. Daniel Bryan - NJPW Fastlane ****1/4
20th - Mil Muertes vs. Fenix - Lucha Underground ****1/4
21st - New Day vs. The Usos vs. Lucha Dragons - WWE TLC ****1/4
22nd - Kyle O'Reilly vs. KUSHIDA - NJPW Best of the Super Junior XXII ****1/4
23rd - Kazuchika Okada vs. Roderick Strong - ROH Field of Honor ****1/4
24th - Strong BJ vs. Twin Towers - Big Japan Pro Wrestling ****1/4
25th - Shuji Ishikawa vs. Daisuke Sekimoto - BJW Ikkitousen Death Match Survivor ****1/4
26th - Adrian Neville vs. Finn Balor - NXT TakeOver: Rival ****1/4
27th - AJ Styles vs. Will Ospreay vs. Marty Scurll - RPW Uprising ****1/4
28th - Kota Ibushi vs. Shinsuke Nakamura - NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 9 ****1/4
29th - Roderick Strong vs. Jay Lethal - ROH Wrestling ****1/4
30th - Kenny Omega vs. KUSHIDA - NJPW Dominion ****1/4
31st - AJ Styles vs. Kazuchika Okada - NJPW Dominion ****1/4
32nd - Young Bucks vs. reDRagon - ROH 13th Anniversary Show ****1/4
33rd - Roderick Strong vs. Zack Sabre Jr. - EVOLVE 45 ****1/4
34th - Eita vs. Jimmy Kagetora - DG Open the New Year Gate ****1/4
35th - Kazuchika Okada vs. Hirooki Goto - NJPW G1 Climax 25 ****1/4
36th - Shimizu, Eita & T-Hawk vs. Hulk, Tozawa & Takagi - DG Rainbow Gate ****1/4
37th - Michael Elgin vs. Takaaki Watanabe - ROH Reloaded Tour ****1/4
38th - Drew Galloway vs. Mike Bailey - PWG Battle of Los Angeles ****1/4
39th - Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. AJ Styles - NJPW G1 Climax 25 ****1/4
40th - Rusev vs. Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro - WWE RAW ****1/4
41st - Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn - NXT TakeOver: Rival ****1/4
42nd - Matt Sydal vs. Michael Elgin - ROH Road to Best in the World ****1/4
43rd - Samoa Joe vs. Finn Balor - NXT TakeOver: London ****1/4
44th - Okada & Ishii vs. Tanahashi & Shibata - NJPW Road to Tokyo Dome ****1/4
45th - Mike Bailey vs. Chris Hero - EVOLVE 47 ****1/4
46th - Adam Cole vs. AJ Styles - ROH War of the Worlds ****1/4
47th - Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Shinsuke Nakamura - ROH G1 Climax 25 ****1/4
48th - John Cena vs. Cesaro - WWE RAW ****
49th - Styles & Young Bucks vs. Alexander, ACH & Sydal - ROH Wrestling ****
50th - Killer Elite Squad vs. Big in USA - NOAH Destiny ****
51st - CHAOS vs. Tanahashi, Elgin & Meiyu Tag - NJPW World Tag League ****
52nd - Mike Bailey vs. Roderick Strong - PWG Mystery Vortex III ****
53rd - G.B.H. vs. Naito & EVIL - NJPW World Tag League ****
54th - Will Ospreay vs. Kenny Omega - PWG All Star Weekend 11 ****
55th - Will Ospreay vs. Matt Sydal - RevPro TV ****
56th - Roderick Strong vs. Zack Sabre Jr. - PWG Don't Sweat the Technique ****
57th - Meiyu Tag vs. CHAOS Invincible - NJPW World Tag League ****
58th - Will Ospreay vs. Mark Haskins - PROGRESS Chapter 21 ****
59th - Burning Wild vs. Shiozaki & Miyahara - AJPW Summer Explosion ****
60th - Dolph Ziggler vs. Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns vs. Alberto Del Rio - WWE RAW ****
61st - Hirooki Goto vs. Shinsuke Nakamura - NJPW Destruction ****
62nd - Tomohiro Ishii vs. Tomoaki Honma - NJPW Power Struggle ****
63rd - Jay Lethal vs. Jay Briscoe - ROH Best in the World ****
64th - Suzuki, Sekimoto & Kamitani vs. Okabayashi & Twin Towers - BJW Thanksgiving Day Deathmatch ****
65th - reDRagon vs. Young Bucks - ROH Reloaded Tour ****
66th - Strong BJ vs. Twin Towers - BJW Battle Sphere Requiem II ****
67th - Jay Lethal vs. AJ Styles - ROH Final Battle ****
68th - AJ Styles vs. Kota Ibushi - NJPW Invasion Attack ****
69th - Chris Hero vs. Mike Bailey - PWG Threemendous IV ****
70th - The Kingdom vs. The Briscoes - ROH Winter Warriors Tour ****
71st - The Briscoes vs. Sydal & ACH - ROH Winter Warriors Tour ****
72nd - Will Ospreay vs. Matt Sydal - PWG Battle of Los Angeles ****
73rd - Chris Hero vs. Zack Sabre Jr. - PWG Mystery Vortex III ****
74th - Young Bucks vs. Roppongi Vice - ROH Wrestling ****
75th - John Cena vs. Kevin Owens - WWE Battleground ****
76th - Yuji Nagata vs. Hirooki Goto - NJPW G1 Climax 25 ****
77th - Kota Ibushi vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi - NJPW G1 Climax 25 ****
78th - Happy Motel vs. Okabayashi & Irie - DDT Never Mind ****
79th - Konosuke Takeshita vs. Yukio Sakaguchi - DDT King of DDT ****
80th - Michael Elgin vs. Tomohiro Ishii - NJPW G1 Climax 25 ****
81st - Hirooki Goto vs. Shinsuke Nakamura - NJPW Wrestling Dontaku ****
82nd - Fenix vs. Matt Sydal - PWG Battle of Los Angeles ****
83rd - Roppongi Vice vs. reDRagon - NJPW Road to Power Struggle ****
84th - Mount Rushmore 2.0 vs. Eurotrash - PWG Battle of Los Angeles ****
85th - Yukio Sakaguchi vs. HARASHIMA - DDT Special ****
86th - Young Bucks vs. Los Gueros Del Cielo - PWG Threemendous IV ****
87th - Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch - NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable ****
88th - Roderick Strong vs. Shinsuke Nakamura - RPW Summer Sizzler ****



And using my formula, we get:

Wrestler of the Year:
=1st - Roderick Strong
=1st - AJ Styles
3rd - Will Ospreay
4th - Kazuchika Okada
5th - Kyle O'Reilly
6th - Matt Sydal
=7th - Michael Elgin
=7th - Hiroshi Tanahashi
9th - Shinsuke Nakamura
=10th - Hirooki Goto
=10th - Matt Jackson
=10th - Nick Jackson

Tag Team of the Year:
1st - Young Bucks
2nd - reDRagon

Promotion of the Year:
1st - NJPW
2nd - ROH
3rd - WWE
4th - RPW

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