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WWE names its top 25 matches of 2018

WWE has released its list of top matches from 2018 over on its website and while I would strongly disagree with the order of the list, they included a wide variety of matches with varying styles spread among too many talented wrestlers to count. Some of these matches told some really great stories, and they generally got it right.

Head over to for the full breakdown, but here’s the list:

25. Matt Hardy vs. Bray Wyatt (The Ultimate Deletion, Raw, Mar. 19)
24. Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (Champion vs. Champion match, Survivor Series)
23. Ricochet vs. The Velveteen Dream (NXT TakeOver: Chicago)
22. Kalisto vs. Buddy Murphy (205 Live, April 3)
21. Roman Riegns vs. Samoa Joe (Intercontinental championship, Raw, Jan. 1)
20. AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (WWE championship Last Man Standing match, Money in the Bank)
19. Ricochet vs. Adam Cole vs. The Velveteen Dream vs. EC3 vs. Lars Sullivan vs. Killian Dain (NXT North American Championship Ladder Match, NXT TakeOver: New Orleans)
18. Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz (SummerSlam)
17. Cedric Alexander vs. Buddy Murphy (Cruiserweight championship, 205 Live, May 29)
16. Meiko Satomura vs. Mercedes Martinez (Mae Young Classic)
15. Roman Reigns vs. Finn Balor (Universal championship, Raw, Aug. 20)
14. Mustafa Ali vs. Buddy Murphy (No Disqualification, 205 Live, July 3)
13. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka (SmackDown women’s championship triple threat TLC match, TLC)
12. Shayna Baszler vs. Kairi Sane (NXT women’s championship, NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn)
11. Ricochet vs. Pete Dunne vs. Adam Cole (North American championship triple threat match, NXT, Oct. 10)
10. The Bludgeon Brothers vs. The New Day (SmackDown tag team championship No Disqualification, SmackDown Live, Aug. 22)
9. Ronda Rousey & Kurt Angle vs. Stephanie McMahon & Triple H (WrestleMania 34)
8. John Cena vs. Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins vs. The Miz vs. Finn Balor vs. Braun Strowman vs. Elias (Gauntlet match, Raw, Feb. 19)
7. Andrade Almas vs. Johnny Gargano (NXT championship, NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia)
6. Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre vs. Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins (Raw tag team championship, Hell in a Cell)
5. Seth Rollins vs. The Miz (Intercontinental championship, Backlash)
4. Moustache Mountain vs. The Undisputed ERA (NXT tag team championship, NXT, July 11)
3. Brock Lesnar vs. Daniel Bryan (Champion vs. Champion match, Survivor Series)
2. Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa (Chicago Street Fight, NXT TakeOver: Chicago)
1. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair (SmackDown women’s championship Last Woman Standing match, Evolution)

For my money, that Lesnar vs. Bryan match might be tops on the list but it’s hard to go wrong with any of those top three.

What tops your list?

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