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Here’s WWE Network’s 2018 Match of the Year list

This doesn’t appear to be anything official - heck, The Slammys don’t even seem to exist any more - but seeing as these things pretty much just exist to generate debate, let’s take WWE Network’s “2018 Match of the Year” collection as a starting point for discussion.

Here’s their playlist for the collection, available for streaming now on the award-winning you-know-what:

  • Adam Cole vs. Aleister Black, Extreme Rules Match at Takeover: Philadelphia
  • Johnny Gargano vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas, NXT Championship Match at Takeover: Philadelphia
  • Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns vs. John Cena vs. Elias vs. Finn Balor vs. The Miz vs. Braun Strowman, Gauntlet Match, Monday Night Raw #1291 (Feb. 18)
  • Women’s Elimination Chamber Match, Elimination Chamber 2018
  • Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev, Fastlane 2018
  • Drew Gulak vs. Mustafa Ali, Cruiserweight Championship Tournament Semi-Finals, 205 Live #69 (Mar. 20)
  • Adam Cole vs. EC3 vs Killian Dane vs. Velveteen Dream vs. Ricochet vs. Lars Sullivan, Ladder Match for North American Title at Takeover: New Orleans
  • Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. Aleister Black, NXT Championship Match at Takeover: New Orleans
  • Johnny Gargano vs. Tomasso Ciampa, Unsanctioned Match at Takeover: New Orleans
  • Seth Rollins vs. The Miz vs Finn Balor, Triple Threat Intercontinental Championship Match at WrestleMania 34
  • Charlotte vs. Asuka at WrestleMania 34
  • Kurt Angle & Ronda Rousey vs. Triple H & Stephanie McMahon, Mixed Tag Team Match at WrestleMania 34
  • Finn Balor vs. Seth Rollins, Monday Night Raw #1,301 (Apr. 30)
  • Pete Dunne vs. Roderick Strong, NXT #447 (May 2)
  • The Miz vs. Seth Rollins, Intercontinental Championship Match , Backlash 2018
  • Buddy Murphy vs. Cedric Alexander 205 Live #79 (May 29)
  • Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan vs. Undisputed Era, NXT Tag Team Championship Match, Takeover: Chicago II
  • Johnny Gargano vs. Tomasso Ciampa, Chicago Street Fight, Takeover: Chicago II
  • Nia Jax vs. Ronda Rousey; Alexa Bliss cashes in, Money in the Bank 2018
  • British Strong Style vs. Undisputed ERA, Six-Man Tag Match, United Kingdom Championship Tournament (June 25, 2018)
  • The Miz vs. Samoa Joe vs. Rusev vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Big E, #1 Contender Gauntlet Match, SmackDown #983 (June 19)
  • Seth Rollins vs. Dolph Ziggler, Monday Night Raw #1309 (June 25)
  • Undisputed ERA vs. Mustache Mountain, NXT Tag Team Championship Match, Takeover: Brooklyn 4
  • Adam Cole vs. Ricochet, NXT North American Championship Match, Takeover: Brooklyn 4
  • Shayna Baszler vs. Kairi Sane, NXT Women’s Championship Match, Takeover: Brooklyn 4
  • The Miz vs. Daniel Bryan, SummerSlam 2018
  • Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens, Intercontinental Championship Match, Monday Night Raw #1318 (Aug. 27)
  • Killer Kelly vs. Meiko Satomura, Round 1 Mae Young Classic Season 2, Episode #1
  • Becky Lynch vs Charlotte, SmackDown Women’s Championship Match, Hell in a Cell 2018
  • Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre, Raw Tag Team Championship Match, Hell in a Cell 2018
  • Pete Dunne vs. Ricochet, North American & NXT UK Championship Unification Match, NXT #469 (Sept. 19)
  • Mercedes Martinez vs. Meiko Satomura, Round 2, Mae Young Classic Season 2, Episode #5
  • Buddy Murphy vs. Cedric Alexander, Cruiserweight Championship Match, Super Show-Down 2018
  • Mustafa Ali vs. Hideo Itami, 205 Live #100 (Oct. 24)
  • Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte, Last Woman Standing Match for the SmackDown Women’s Championship, Evolution 2018

Obviously, there’s not a full twelve months worth of matches here - or the mixologists at the Network weren’t that impressed with the last six or seven weeks worth of action.

But there’s more than enough to get you talking. So... what do you think of their list? What’s missing? Which are the most ridiculous inclusions?

Sound off below, Cagesiders.

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