Styles vs. Cena was the same rote finisher fest that Cena's been having for three years now and I'll never understand why people gush about them so much. They're fine but tiers beneath his older work.
Originally Posted by Mighty NorCal
I cant be shaken from Dunne Vs Bate, but War Games made me hesitate. What an absolutely brutal shit show barnburner of a match.
I called that match a clusterfuck at the time, because it was, but I only ever meant it in the most affectionate way possible.
Originally Posted by The Phenomenal Matrix
How did Revivial vs DIY vs AOP not even make the list? There goes my vote for MOTY.
I'd have nominated it but I feel the ending was a bit of an anticlimax, it was beneath The Revival's own impossibly high standards, and the other two teams have had better matches this year.
I'm split between Black/Dream and Bate/Dunne. They're both types of matches I'd like to see more of, but I think that's only a reasonable expectation of the former. Then again, since when is solid writing and character work a reasonable expectation of WWE? And I'm nothing if not a patriot, and there's two things I hate in this world: people who are intolerant of other people's cultures - and the Dutch.
BSS 4 Lyfe
Edit: Oh, and a brief shoutout to the best Brock Lesnar match since The Best vs. The Beast, and perhaps a small glimpse at what a Daniel Bryan match would have been like, to the Survivor Series match with AJ Styles. For what was basically an exhibition match, it was excellent.
Edit: And another shootout to my hidden gems: Oney Lorcan vs. Lars Sullivan on NXT, the fatal four-way for the number one contendership between Lars, Black, Dain and Wrestling, and the tag title match between Sanity and the Authors of Pain, which apparently only I have the analytical capacity to adore.