100 Greatest Matches (WWE)

Hey there!

I want to keep this intro pretty short, so here's the scoop.  I recently bought 100 Greatest Matches, which lists (you guessed it) the "best" matches in WWE history.  Since this is someone's opinion, and there's no doubt that Vince decided which matches would be featured in the book, take it with a grain of salt.  Either way, I plan on watching all the matches (eventually), and I want to keep track of everything on here.

I'm stealing an idea from Corey (check out Rassle Tribune here!)- I'm going to rate each match on a scale of * to ***** stars.  Although I'm still fairly new to the business, I want to start reviewing matches, even if I just give them a rating and write a few short sentences about each one.  We'll see how it goes :)

Quick note- these matches aren't in any partiuclar order, I just have them numbered in order to keep it more organized.  The only thing the book specifies is that the first match (Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat) is the number one match.  Otherwise, I don't think they're ranked.  The matches range from the 70s to 2015.
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Honestly, my all-time favorite match has to be from last Monday night (August 29, 2016).  The Fata 4- Way on RAW was absolutely insane, and it could not have been any better.  Seriously, even though Rollins isn't the Universal Champion and it sucks that Finn's hurt, I'm glad KO holds the title.  Also, I've really been a Triple H fan, but I definitely marked out when he Pedigreed everyone.  Yes, that includes Rollins, even though he's my top guy.

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  1. "Macho Man" Randy Savage vs. Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat- March 29, 1987 (Wrestlemania III)
  2. Shawn Michaels vs. Ric Flair- March 30, 2008 (Wrestlemania XXIV)
  3. The Rock vs. Triple H- August 30, 1998 (SummerSlam)
  4. Undertaker vs. Edge- August 17, 2008 (SummerSlam)
  5. Buddy "Nature Boy" Rogers vs. Bruno Sammartino- May 17, 1963 (WWE Championship Match)
  6. Jeri-Show vs. D-Generation X- December 13, 2009 (TLC)
  7. Shawn Michaels vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin- March 29, 1998 (Wrestlemania XIV)
  8. John Cena vs. Randy Orto- December 15, 2013 (TLC)
  9. Iron Sheik vs. Hulk Hogan- January 23, 1984 (WWE Championship Match)
  10. Undertaker vs. Mankind- June 29, 1998 (King of the Kings)
  11. CM Punk vs. John Cena- July 17, 2011 (Money in the Bank)
  12. The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family- February 23, 2014 (Elimination Chamber)
  13. Royal Rumble 2002- January 20, 2002
  14. Hulk Hogan and Mr. T vs. Roddy Piper and "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff- March 31, 1985 (Wrestlemania)
  15. Trish Stratus vs. Lita- September 17, 2006 (Unforgiven)
  16. Bob Backlund vs. Stan Hansen- April 6, 1981 (Steel Cage Match)
  17. Shawn Michaels vs. Shelton Benjamin- May 2, 2005 (RAW)
  18. The Rock vs. "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan- March 17, 2002 (Wrestlemania X8)
  19. Undertaker vs. The Rock vs. Kurt Angle- July 21, 2002 (Vengeance)
  20. Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler- October 24, 2010 (Bragging Rights)
  21. Sgt. Slaughter vs. Pat Patterso- May 4, 1981 (Alley Fight)
  22. Sami Zayne vs. Cesaro- August 21, 2013 (NXT)
  23. The Hart Foundation vs. Team Austin- July 6, 1997 (In Your House- Canadian Stampede)
  24. Christian vs. Tyson Kidd vs. Santino Marella vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Damien Sandow vs. Sin Cara vs. Dolph Ziggler- July 15, 2012 (Money in the Bank)
  25. Team Piper vs. Team Flair- November 27, 1991 (Survivor Series)
  26. The Rock vs. Mankind- January 4, 1999 (RAW)
  27. Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon- March 20, 1994 (Wrestlemania X)
  28. John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan- August 18, 2013 (SummerSlam)
  29. Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar- September 18, 2003 (SmackDown)
  30. Royal Rumble 2011- January 30, 2011
  31. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Chris Jericho- December 9, 2001 (Vengeance)
  32. Bruno Sammartino vs. "Superstar" Billy Graham- April 30, 1977 (WWE Championship Match)
  33. Undertaker vs. Jeff Hardy- July 1, 2002 (RAW)
  34. Paige vs. Emma- February 27, 2014 (NXT Arrival)
  35. Bret "Hit Man" Hart vs. Owen Hart- August 29, 1994 (SummerSlam)
  36. Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar- April 6, 2014 (Wrestlemania 30) ⭐️ mostly because the finish was complete and utter garbage
  37. Team WWE vs. Team Alliance- November 18, 2001 (Survivor Series)
  38. Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant- February 5, 1988 (Main Event)
  39. The Rock vs. Brock Lesnar- August 25, 2002 (SummerSlam)
  40. JohnCena vs. Kurt Angle vs. Shawn Michaels- November 1, 2005 (Taboo Tuesday)
  41. Triple H vs. Cactus Jack- February 27, 2000 (No Way Out)
  42. The Usos vs. The Wyatt Family- July 20, 2014 (BattleGround)
  43. Randy Orton vs. Ric Flair- October 19, 2004 (Taboo Tuesday)
  44. The British Bulldogs vs. Nikolai Volkoff and Iron Sheik- May 3, 1986 (Saturday Night's Main Event)
  45. The Dudley Boyz vs. The Hardy Boyz vs. Edge and Christian- April 1, 2001 (Wrestlemani X-Seven)
  46. Mr. Perfect vs. Ric Flair- January 24, 1993 (RAW)
  47. Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels- August 25, 2002 (SummerSlam)
  48. Triple H vs. Batista- April 3, 2005 (Wrestlemania 21)
  49. Bret "Hit Man" Hart vs. The 1-2-3 Kid- July 11, 1984 (RAW)
  50. The Shield vs. Evolution- June 1, 2014 (Payback)
  51. Bret "Hit Man" Hart vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin- March 23, 1997 (Wrestlemania 13)
  52. Triple H, Mr. McMahon, and Shane McMahon vs. The Rock, Undertaker, and Kane- June 25, 2000 (King of the Ring)
  53. Brock Lesnar vs. Eddie Guerrero- February 15, 2004 (No Way Out)
  54. Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt Angle, April 3, 2005 (Wrestlemania 21)
  55. Sasha Banks vs. Bayley- August 22, 2015 (NXT Takeover: Brooklyn)
  56. Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant- March 29, 1987 (Wrestlemania III) ⭐️⭐️
  57. Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho vs. Kan vs. Booker T vs. Rob Van Dam- November 17, 2002 (Survivor Series)
  58. "Superstar" Billy Graham vs. Dusty Rhodes- October 24, 1977 (Texas Death Match)
  59. Batista vs. Undertaker- April 1, 2007 (Wrestlemania 23)
  60. Rey Mysterio vs. John Cena- July 25, 2011 (RAW)
  61. Randy Orton vs. Batista vs. Daniel Bryan- April 6, 2014 (Wrestlemania 30)
  62. Bret "Hit Man" Hart vs. Shawn Michaels- March 31, 1996 (Wrestlemania XII)
  63. Chris Benoit vs. Chris Jericho- January 21, 2001 (Royal Rumble)
  64. John Cena vs. Kevin Owens- May 31, 2015 (Elimination Chamber)
  65. Randy Orton vs. Cactus Jack- April 18, 2004 (Backlash)
  66. Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho- March 30, 2003 (Wrestlemania XIX)
  67. Bruno Sammartino vs. Larry Zbyszko- August 9, 1980 (Showdown at Shea)
  68. Royal Rumble 2001- January 21, 2001
  69. Edge vs. Ric Flair- January 16, 2006 (TLC)
  70. John Cena vs. CM Punk- February 25, 2013 (RAW)
  71. Bret "Hit Man" Hart vs. Bam Bam Bigelow- June 13, 1993 (King of the Ring)
  72. The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin- March 28, 1999 (Wrestlemania XV)
  73. Trish Stratus vs. Mickie James- April 2, 2006 (Wrestlemania 22)
  74. Team Savage vs. Team Honky Tonk- November 26, 1987 (Survivor Series)
  75. John Cena vs. Rob Van Dam- June 11, 2006 (ECW One Night Stand)
  76. Kurt Angle vs. Shane McMahon- June 24, 2001 (King of the Ring)
  77. John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels- April 23, 2007 (RAW)
  78. Kurt Angle vs. Triple H vs. Rikishi vs. Undertaker vs. Stone Cold vs. The Rock- December 10, 2000 (Armageddon)
  79. Owen Hart sv. British Bulldog- March 3, 1997 (RAW)
  80. Triple H vs. Randy Orton- October 7, 2007 (No Mercy)
  81. "Macho Man" Randy Savage vs. Hulk Hogan- April 2, 1989 (Wrestlemania V)
  82. Triple H vs. Undertaker- April 1, 2012 (Wrestlemania XXVIII)
  83. The Rock vs. Kurt Angle- October 22, 2000 (No Mercy)
  84. Charlotte vs. Bayley vs. Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks- February 11, 2015
  85. Jeff Hardy vs. CM Punk- August 23, 2009 (SummerSlam)
  86. The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steven Austin- April 1, 2001 (Wrestlemania X-Seven)
  87. Mr. Perfect vs. Bret "Hit Man" Hart- August 26, 1991 (SummerSlam)
  88. Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena vs. Seth Rollins- January 25, 2015 (Royal Rumble)
  89. Daniel Bryan vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Big Show vs. Santino Marella vs. The Great Khali vs. Wade Barrett- February 19, 2012 (Elimination Chamber)
  90. Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels- October 5, 1997 (In Your House- Badd Blood) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  91. The Two-Man Power Trip vs. The Brothers of Destruction- April 29, 2001 (Backlash)
  92. John Cena vs. The Rock- April 1, 2012 (Wrestlemania XXVIII)
  93. Hulk Hogan vs. Ultimate Warrior- April 1, 1990 (Wrestlemania VI)
  94. CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho- April 29, 2012 (Extreme Rules)
  95. Bret "Hit Man" Hart vs. The British Bulldog- August 29, 1992 (SummerSlam)
  96. John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar- August 17, 2004 (SummerSlam)
  97. Triple H vs. The Rock- August 26, 1999 (SmackDown)
  98. Royal Rumble Match for the Vacant WWE Championship- January 19, 1992 (Royal Rumble)
  99. Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels- April 5, 2009 (Wrestlemania 25)
  100. Ultimate Warrior vs. "Macho King" Randy Savage- March 24, 1991 (Wrestlemania VII)
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Thanks for checking out this post!  Leave me a comment letting me know what your all-time favorite match is, or the best one you've seen.  It doesn't have to be a WWE match.  Let's be honest- there are tons of awesome indie companies out there :)

Keri <3

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