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klunderbunker
12-01-2010, 12:56 AM
Lot of options here, upwards of 25 different matches nominated.

Joe's Gonna Kill You
12-01-2010, 01:09 AM
I Voted for Anderson Vs Angle Lockdown.

This was A Great Match and I believe it should win Match of the Year. Everything about this match was Great exciting, thrilling, drama. Angle's moonsault of the cage was Great. Anderson Vs Angle should win this, but Taker vs Michaels WM26 will probably win, it was Great Match but its a little overrated and I thought that the first match between these two was much better.

Da Prophet
12-01-2010, 02:17 AM
I voted for the WrestleMania match between Undertaker and Shawn. The story was great going into it, and while it may not have been better than the year before. It was a great way to end Michaels career "in ring".

Wolfdemon
12-01-2010, 06:31 AM
Shawn vs Taker. Just everything about this match was great. Every time Shawn kicked out I marked out so much. It had me on the edge of my seat the whole match. Don't let this match take away from how awesome Mr Anderson vs Kurt Angle is though. That match gets a VERY close second.

Wade's Public Transit Bomb
12-01-2010, 08:40 AM
No Cena vs Barrett at Hell in a Cell love? =(

shattered dreams
12-01-2010, 08:47 AM
If/when Taker-Michaels wins this I am going to be very disappointed. Call it the best feud, angle, story, individuals or whatever you want and I wouldn't stand in your way. But this simply was not a great match. It was a good match surrounded by great things. There is a difference and there were better matches this year.

ABMorales787
12-01-2010, 09:00 AM
If/when Taker-Michaels wins this I am going to be very disappointed. Call it the best feud, angle, story, individuals or whatever you want and I wouldn't stand in your way. But this simply was not a great match. It was a good match surrounded by great things. There is a difference and there were better matches this year.

It was more of a drama than an actual match. I preferred The Guns vs Beer Money.

D-Man
12-01-2010, 09:39 AM
If Angle/Anderson from Lockdown doesn't win this, I riot.

It was brutal, action-packed, had a story, was in a cage, had no rules, had high-flying and big bumps, and just had us doing the "oooh's" and "ahhhh's" throughout. I don't care about HBK/Taker II. That's been done before. The Lockdown match was superior and had everything that a wrestling fan craves.

Hulk Hogan's Brother
12-01-2010, 10:02 AM
I'll go with Taker vs Shawn even though I really like Angle vs Anderson just because it was HBK's last match. The moments in the match like Shawn doing the throat slit and the jumping tombstone were truly iconic.

The Doctor
12-01-2010, 10:23 AM
If/when Taker-Michaels wins this I am going to be very disappointed. Call it the best feud, angle, story, individuals or whatever you want and I wouldn't stand in your way. But this simply was not a great match. It was a good match surrounded by great things. There is a difference and there were better matches this year.

Help! I actually agree with shattered dreams!

HBK/Taker II was a great story, and the match featured some great moments. But it was NOT and should NOT be called Match Of The Year, because it really just wasn't that great if a match itself. When you have the likes of Miz/Bryan (just as much story, Miz's best match), Bryan/Ziggler (Two young guys putting on an exciting clinic at a PPV), Cena/Batista (Excellent big man match featuring what were WWE's two biggest names at the time), and Angle/Anderson (the rightful winner) on the poll, you shouldn't vote HBK/Taker II.

Of course, that's what's going to win...

Phoenix
12-01-2010, 10:48 AM
Had to go with Punk/Mysterio at Extreme Rules, much like with Jericho last year, Mysterio had a great back and forth match with Punk and this was probably the best of three matches (the headshaving still pisses me off). I'd say it's heavily underrated because of how lacklustre the SES vs. Mysterio feud was and definitely is the invert of Taker/HBK II match (while it was great), the match stands out better than the feud.

The People's Peep
12-01-2010, 11:01 AM
My heart is telling me to vote HBK and Taker, but my brain is telling to vote Angle and Anderson.

I loved HBK and Taker. There was so much emotion and excitement, I have hard time describing it. I've watched it several times and it gets better each time. But Angle and Anderson was great in its own way. I dont like TNA, but I loved this match. I'm definitely not the smartest guy here when it comes to wrestling and even I saw and understood the story and the psychology in that match. After watching it, I almost wanted to give it a standing ovation.

I'm not ready to vote yet. I cant decide. I'm gonna read other responses to see if someone can sway me.

Thriller Ant
12-01-2010, 11:24 AM
It was Richards/Black at DBD. It was a great back-and-forth match where it really seemed as though Davey might become World Champ.

The sad thing is that HBK/Taker is going to win this, again, even though it is the most overrated match of the year, again.

Coco
12-01-2010, 12:29 PM
The wrong Punk-Mysterio match made the poll. Their match on SmackDown in February was better.

MCMG vs. Beer Money for me.

FunKay the Inevitable
12-01-2010, 05:02 PM
Seeing as my pick didn't make it onto this list, I went with an earlier incarnation of that very match.

Kenny Powers
12-01-2010, 05:57 PM
Have to go with Angle vs. Anderson at Lockdown. This was the best match TNA put on all year. The Machine Guns vs. Beer Money was the best tag match. Angle vs. AJ Styles on the January 4th Impact was incredible, but it didn't have the story that Angle vs. Anderson had at Lockdown.

I don't know why people are in love with the Wrestle Mania match of Michaels and Taker part 2. I understand it being match of the year last year, but this year? It was a very good match and Shawn Michaels last, but it doesn't deserve to be match of the year. Everyone knew Michaels was going to retire. We saw these 2 fight just a year earlier. Kurt Angle and Mr. Anderson had a white hot feud from start to finish, and an old school cage match that we have rarely seen.

I think that the main reason people are voting for Taker/HBK 2 is because of the streak vs. career stipulation. That match itself was nothing spectacular.

gd
12-01-2010, 07:23 PM
Angle/Anderson, easily. I didn't even go into that match expecting much, but it was pure perfection. Maybe a little overbooked towards the end there, but still was incredible. The Angle moonsault of the top was ridonkulous.

I'd actually say Cena/Batista would be my second choice, it was the best Wrestlemania match this year. All you could want out of it with the face coming out on top, the fans going nuts, etc. Great stuff.

HBK/Taker was very good as well, but the actual in ring stuff was pretty sloppy and the winner was never in doubt. Shouldn't be winning here.

DiscipleofWrestling
12-01-2010, 07:26 PM
After I spent two or three different awards praising the Undertaker vs. HBK II match at WrestleMania, I'm voted for Mr. Anderson vs. Kurt Angle at Lockdown for Match of the Year. I knew this match was going to be good, but I had no idea it would be THAT good. The pacing of the match is excellent. The match built towards something, and it featured elements of the feud in it like the Warrior Medal, choking the opponent with a chain, and spitting on the opponent. Yes, the match had a couple spots, but the spots built towards the match rather than the match building towards a spot-fest. Plus, I believe both wrestlers came out looking better at the end of the match than they did going in (especially Anderson). It was a great finale to my favorite feud of 2010, and it earns my vote for Match of the Year 2010.

Tastycles
12-02-2010, 01:55 PM
Angle v Kennedy was very good, but I've gone with Cena vs Batista. It probably wasn't as good, but the sense of occasion was huge, and it deserves some credit for being one of the better matches of the year, and the match of Batista's career.

Uncle Sam
12-02-2010, 02:30 PM
Batista and Cena's best match was at Over The Limit. Wait, was that their Last Man Standing match? No, that was Extreme Rules, wasn't it? I could go back and change the start of this post I suppose. Nah.

GIMH
12-04-2010, 04:37 AM
It's Shawn-Taker. Can't believe people are saying that it was a great story but not match. There was me thinking wrestling was about great storytelling.

The Angle-Anderson match was very good but Taker-Shawn was better; Taker selling the leg early on and throughout added to it immensely. It was one of the greatest wrestling matches of all-time.

Mighty NorCal
12-05-2010, 08:04 AM
If Angle/Anderson from Lockdown doesn't win this, I riot.

It was brutal, action-packed, had a story, was in a cage, had no rules, had high-flying and big bumps, and just had us doing the "oooh's" and "ahhhh's" throughout. I don't care about HBK/Taker II. That's been done before. The Lockdown match was superior and had everything that a wrestling fan craves.

Ab-so-fucking-lutely.

In fact, I would put Taker - HBK third behind CM Punk Vs Rey Mastrio.

"ZOMG BUT HIZ CARREES ON TEH LINEZ!!!" Right, which made it all the more brutally fucking obvious were the match would go.

Anyway, Kurt Angle Vs Kenderson is literally one of the best matches I have EVER seen in my life. That shit was like 3 matches in one, and brought us what was probably the bump of the year / HOLY SHIT!!! of the year in the moonsault off the side of the cage. Honestly, if you havent seen this match, you absolutely need to. EVERYTHING a wrestling fan could ever want, and one that I would put into the top ten cage matches OF ALL TIME.

Cripes. I cant wait til next year when this fucking award will actually get voted on and thought about properly instead of "oh well Undertaker and HBk, obviously," default vote. Fucking stupid.

Macca
12-06-2010, 01:40 AM
MCMG vs. Beer Money.

All the other matches were great, but the fact that they were able to achieve such a well planned out and warmly recieved match AFTER FOUR STRAIGHT MATCHES BEFORE THEM is on a level of it's own.

Ask yourself this, could you watch four straight matches between Cena/Batista, HBK/Taker and Angle/Anderson and be amazed by the fifth match? Highly doubt it, fact is MCMG/Beer Money succeeded in doing something that Cena/Orton absolutely tortured in 2009z

future admin
12-06-2010, 02:22 AM
Bryan vs Jericho. Bryan's cebut match has to get some points, both had great spots, sure, there were no moonsaults of the top of the cage, or mass kickouts after taking 100 finishers, but there was pure technical greatness, and it was a huge mark out match, not to mention the fact that it wasn't complete spot fest.

red ass skull muhfukkah
12-08-2010, 01:31 PM
I went with Tyler Black vs Davey Richards. Richards was on a fucking roll for the whole year and has slowly become the new Indy darling. He put on good matches consistently in the Tag Division with Edwards and singles matches with Roderick and in New Japan. Black had good heat after turning on Strong and many fans knowing Richard was the better competitor.

The match itself was back and forth non-stop action. It had tremendous spots and great commentary by Jim Cornette. It was pretty much a perfect match that you literally had no clue what was going to happen next. It solidified Black as a true deserving champion and Richards as possibly this era's Benoit.

Coco
12-08-2010, 09:15 PM
Angle vs. Anderson gets credit from me for taking a match between two guys I dislike in a stipulation I dislike and straight up forcing me to admit they had a great match.

Still not voting for it though. I'm way too ass-hatted for that.

rhiivy
12-09-2010, 08:17 AM
Shawn vs Taker, i was literally on the edge of my seat, i did break down in tears at the end god im a soft old sap, both wrestlemania matches between taker and shawn have been two of the greates matches ever in my opinion

Dowdsy McDowds
12-09-2010, 10:37 AM
MCMG vs. Beer Money.

All the other matches were great, but the fact that they were able to achieve such a well planned out and warmly recieved match AFTER FOUR STRAIGHT MATCHES BEFORE THEM is on a level of it's own.

Ask yourself this, could you watch four straight matches between Cena/Batista, HBK/Taker and Angle/Anderson and be amazed by the fifth match? Highly doubt it, fact is MCMG/Beer Money succeeded in doing something that Cena/Orton absolutely tortured in 2009z

Agree with this 100%. I think MCMG's rep as 'spot monkeys' may hinder them when it comes to recognition for their matches, because they had a fantastic match with Generation Me on Sunday too. Beer Money played a huge part in the feud too as the team who have been at the top for a good long while, and put MCMG over perfectly. Tag wrestling = TNA

Барбоса
12-09-2010, 04:56 PM
Watched Angle/Anderson again recently and it didn't overly impress me. It was good but not great. Same with HBK/Taker II

Of all the ones on the list that I have seen, the one I enjoyed the most so far was Bryan/Ziggler but I won't vote until I see more of the other contests

Coco
12-10-2010, 12:09 PM
Shawn vs Taker, i was literally on the edge of my seat, i did break down in tears at the end god im a soft old sap, both wrestlemania matches between taker and shawn have been two of the greates matches ever in my opinion
And they say there are no women on the internet.

IrishCanadian25
12-10-2010, 12:37 PM
I went with the very clearly under rated Punk bs Mysterio match. It was well build, the gimmicks were tremendous, and both men worked the crowd like true professionals. This match is actually what made me realize that CM Punk may very well be one of the 3 or 4 best pro wrestlers in the world.

Undertaker the 5th
12-10-2010, 05:51 PM
I actually chose Michaels vs Taker at Mania.

The reason is because this is the first Wrestlemania I ever watched and I did it just for this match. I don't care if it was not as good as the first one, I still think it was the better one because of the storylines, the competitors, the drama. It was just amazing IMO.

Y2JChrisJericho
12-16-2010, 03:29 PM
HBK-Taker at Wrestlemania, very easily too.

The build up was great again, it wasn't predictable, and it was Shawn's last match as well. We all say wrestling matches are about story telling, I have never seen a match tell such a "story" so well before. I like their match in last year's wrestlemania better, but when this match just told a better story.

Ziggler-Bryan was a great match too, and my most recent favourite one.

TLC
12-16-2010, 03:57 PM
Mr Anderson vs Kurt Angle.

I may find Anderson overrated as hell, but this match was all kinds of awesome. I haven't seen a cage match with that much action in such a long time and the fact that it had a lot of drama and story just made it so much better. It was such a brutal match with some fucking amazing spots such as the German Suplex off the top rope and the Moonsault of the cage; which may have been one of the scariest spots I have ever seen.

Not only is this match of the year, I would consider it one of the matches of the decade, well that may be pushing it, but it was fucking awesome.

If you haven't seen it, watch it now. I said NOW.

Jack-Hammer
12-24-2010, 04:17 AM
For me, it was either Bryan vs. Ziggler I or Taker vs. HBK II. Both matches were incredible but I have to give the edge to Taker vs. HBK for the story it told and the overall emotion involved.

I knew that they'd have a great match at WM 25 but everyone was blown away by just how great it actually was. It far exceeded anyone's expectations and made a follow up extremely difficult. When it was announced that they'd have at it at WM 26, we all had a better idea of what to expect this time around. It'd still be a great match, but that element of surprise would no longer be there so they needed a stronger story to sell the match. The Streak of The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels' career, it was simply a great hook because one of these had to come to an end and nobody really wanted to see either. HBK is arguably the greatest overall pro wrestler of his generation and The Streak has taken on a life of its own. It's become a big WM attraction in and of itself that people look forward to each year. In terms of actual action, I'd give Taker vs. HBK I an edge but the storytelling and emotion generated by the follow up made it every bit as good. There's just nothing else this year that can touch it.

Uncle Sam
12-27-2010, 01:08 PM
WWE.com's conclusion - which I'm posting everywhere, apparently - is that my choice, Ziggler/Bryan, was the best match of 2010, along with Taker/Michaels II:

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Blizz
12-30-2010, 10:09 PM
I still don't know what everyone saw in the Angle/Anderson match. It was a 3 1/2 star match for me. I'd go with a tie between Bryan/Ziggler and Shawn/Taker, with Punk/Mysterio close behind.