In an outstanding article over at WWE.com, editors for the website at WWE put together a list of the top 25 matches from 2016. You’re surely going to disagree, so go check out the complete list, but here are the top 5:
5. Kota Ibushi vs. Cedric Alexander (Cruiserweight Classic, Aug. 10)
4. Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens (Battleground)
3. Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks (Raw, July 25)
2. Sami Zayn vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (NXT TakeOver: Dallas)
1. The Revival vs. DIY (NXT TakeOver: Toronto)
About the last match, Tommaso Ciampa had this to say:
“Winning the titles, obviously, is super meaningful. But it’s what happens sometimes behind the scenes that can stay with you forever. Seeing people like William Regal and so many countless others that put their faith in us and trusted us and gave us an opportunity and seeing how proud they were. Even now, it’s like making mom and dad proud.”
Again, it’s a great article you need to go read now.
As for yours truly, Zayn vs. Nakamura is my personal “Match of the Year” but otherwise it’s a fine list.