Match Of The Year

Discussion in 'Wrestling Awards' started by klunderbunker, Dec 5, 2012.

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What Is The Match Of The Year For 2012?

  1. Chris Jericho vs. CM Punk - Extreme Rules

  2. Bobby Roode vs. Austin Aries - Destination X

  3. CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan - Over The Limit

  4. Bobby Roode vs. James Storm - Bound For Glory

  5. The Rock vs. John Cena - Wrestlemania 28

  6. The Undertaker vs. HHH - Wrestlemania 28

  7. Sheamus vs. Big Show - Hell in a Cell

  8. Christopher Daniels vs. AJ Styles - Destination X

  9. AJ Styles/Kurt Angle vs. Kazarian/Christopher Daniels - Slammiversary

  10. Bobby Roode vs. James Storm - Lockdown

  11. Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan - Extreme Rules

  12. Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena - Extreme Rules

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  1. jmt225

    jmt225 Global Moderator

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    Cena vs. Lesnar was awesome, but let's face.... Cena carried that entire match. He basically let Lesnar beat the shit out of him and then made a miraculous comeback at the end. Great story, brutal match, but it's been done before in Flair vs. Vader and Shane Douglas vs. Bam Bam Bigelow.

    I voted Punk vs. Bryan. Two brilliant artist in that ring doing their thing for 25 minutes straight. The ending might not have been the greatest for some, but it left it open for the feud to continue, which was a great thing since these two would go on to give us two more months of tremendous television.
     
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  2. The Brain

    The Brain King Of The Ring

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    :rolleyes:
     
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  3. JGlass

    JGlass Unregistered User

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    Taming of the Shrew had been done before too, but 10 Things I Hate About You is still a fantastic movie. Give me an amazing in-ring story with great physicality between two red hot opponents over two after thought wrestlers trading holds any day of the week.

    It was a very, very, very good match... but it was not a great match. Extremely entertaining but it didn't have the physicality that career matches usually do. Cena/Lesnar will be one of the matches that highlight their careers. CM Punk/DBD will make their DVDs, but it likely won't be in their top 5. Well, it might for Bryan depending on how the rest of his WWE career goes, but Punk has already had better matches with Jericho, Mysterio, and Cena.
     
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  4. aza1294

    aza1294 Occasional Pre-Show

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    HHH vs Undertaker. ALL THE FEELS.
     
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  5. Papa Pillman

    Papa Pillman I've got more Ho's than Jim Duggan

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    Having no ROH match on this list is a failure.
    MOTY is Elgin v. Richards at Showdown in the Sun Night 2. And Elgin against Steen from Glory By Honor was the second best match.

    The best match actually on the list is clearly the Punk/Bryan contest from OTL, with the Destination-X main event and the "End of an Era" match being the only other two even close to that one.
     
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  6. OWEN-ing It All

    OWEN-ing It All Pre-Show Stalwart

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    Undertaker vs. HHH is winning? WTF?!?!?!

    Bryan vs. Punk was easily the match of the year.
     
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  7. Joe's Gonna Kill You

    Joe's Gonna Kill You The Hunt is On

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    Roode Storm BFG
     
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  8. JGlass

    JGlass Unregistered User

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    Undertaker vs. Triple H was much better than Bryan vs. Punk in terms of storytelling and feeling. Punk vs. Brian was good, but Undertaker vs. Triple H was just phenomenal and was easily the best match at WrestleMania, making it all the more important.
     
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  9. Nate DaMac

    Nate DaMac Fuck erbody but me

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    Punk and Bryan's matches were great matches, but they just were not on the level of some of these other ones. Cena vs. Lesnar was a classic, Taker vs HHH was a classic, hell, given the circumstances, Rock/Cena was a masterpiece.

    Also, I haven't seen every one of the matches on the poll, but of the ones I have Roode/Storm at BFG is the worst. It was a solid match, but nowhere near any of these.
     
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  10. DarcyHartStratus09

    DarcyHartStratus09 New Member

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    Undertaker vs Triple H
     
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  11. FunKay the Inevitable

    FunKay the Inevitable People Like Me, We Don't Play

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    Brock vs. Cena is 25 minutes of the most awe-inspiring brutality I have ever witnessed. I sat and watched the entire thing with my mouth wide open. Never before has a match done that, and I'm not so sure a match ever will again. Great build lead to an outstanding piece of work.
     
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  12. The Brain

    The Brain King Of The Ring

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    There are a few good choices here and I haven't decided yet but I'm surprised Cena vs. Punk from Night of Champions isn't on the list. Honestly, I probably wouldn't vote for it anyway but I figured it would have been nominated. I blame myself.
     
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  13. George Steele's Barber

    George Steele's Barber Advertise Here $9.95/month

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    I'm starting to think Extreme Rules should replace SummerSlam or Survivor Series as a Big 4 event.
     
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  14. IHW

    IHW WZCW's Brent Blaze

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    No match even came close to telling a story like the End Of An Era Hell In A Cell. It takes the cake. All these were great, but this was a match I could watch a thousand times and not get tired of it. The match from before the bell, bell to bell, and the epic walking up the entrance scene afterwards, was simply great.
     
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  15. AmerikanWolves619

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    To me, Aries vs Roode was the best match of the year. You have two very athletic wrestlers (not entertainers) giving a real show of a match with a strong story. The intrigue for me is that now the holder of the X-Division up to the X-Div PPV can vy for the TNA World Heavyweight title, which gives the X-title the credibility that is deserving of a step up championship. Something that the IC and US titles used to be before the WWE watered them down so long ago.
     
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  16. Brewski

    Brewski How Damn Good Am I?!

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    I'm a real sucker for surprises, false finishes, and a match that can go any way at any point. For me that match of 2012 was Aries Vs. Roode. The build of the match had me thinking Roode would win for sure and then eventually face storm at BFG. The in ring story threw me through twist after twist and I was in awe with the ending. Amazing match.

    Lesnar Cena to me went in this time line:

    Oh look John Cena is getting his ass kicked for 20 mins- HOLY FUCK LESNAR JUST JUMPED OVER THE ROPES HE MUST BE FUCKING DEAD- Oh, nvm he's kicking JCs ass for another 5 mins- Oh Cena won? Well that doesn't make sense.

    Just wasn't a fan

    Taker-HHH told a great story but wasn't as exciting to me as roode-aries

    GJ to the 2 people who agree with me lol
     
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  17. Ming

    Ming Es exspectata.

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    Who'd have ever thought Big Show would have a match on here, eh? Not that it isn't deserved. I haven't seen Lesnar/Cena or Bryan/Punk. Yes, this rock gets uncomfortable sometimes. But I have seen Rock/Cena and Undertaker/HHH. And let me tell you, those two matches were classics. Undertaker/HHH winning it, only just, for me. People perplexed at it winning this poll need to remove their heads from their anuses, then proceed to actually watch the match whilst scrubbing that shithead of theirs. Something of a necessity.
     
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  18. OWEN-ing It All

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    It was the best match at Wrestlemania, but not the best match of the year. The story you speak of, was better than the actual match. The match by itself, was not anything that hasn't been seen before.

    In terms of the actual match itself, Punk vs. Bryan was one of the best matches in WWE history.

    It's MATCH of the year......not STORY of the year.
     
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  19. Nate DaMac

    Nate DaMac Fuck erbody but me

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    Shut the fuck up. In order to be a good match, it HAS to tell a good story, moron. ANYBODY can just go out there and do a bunch of wrestling moves, great wrestlers tell stories with their matches.

    Now that's not to say that Punk/Bryan didn't tell a good story, it just wasn't on the same level as any of these other ones.
     
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  20. Coco

    Coco Mid-Card Championship Winner

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    Everybody, shut up.

    Stop arguing about the merits of Punk and Bryan compared to the other matches. Just don't go there.

    How did the wrong Punk-Bryan get nominated?! Honestly. We nominated the "hey look, we're having a great match" match, but not the actual great match?!

    Fuck everyone.

    Oh, and it's Bryan vs Sheamus. Close second to Lesnar vs Cena. Third would be Cena vs Punk. Shawn Michaels crying in HIAC still makes me laugh.
     
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  21. Mr. Artistic guy

    Mr. Artistic guy Better Off This Way

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    Lesnar and Cena was a special format breaking match, Cena being the guy to take all of the beat-down and for that it was very memorable. It won't beat out Taker and Trips at mania for me though. Making sure the fans of Miami got their moneys worth.
     
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  22. FlexAmerican Dynamite

    FlexAmerican Dynamite RIP Cooper's Title Reign

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    How is HHH/Taker HIAC winning and how did the MITB Punk/Bryan match not get nominated?
     
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  23. SpoodBeest

    SpoodBeest City Dweller, Successful Fella

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    Sheamus/Bryan is truly the under appreciated gem of this poll and by far the best world title match of the year. I can see why on first viewing I thought it was a very great match but didn't think of it higher than the match winning right now and the other the match thats at a very far distant second but then on re-watch value it held up better than both of them thats the power of Bryan and Sheamus' chemistry.
     
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  24. Nate DaMac

    Nate DaMac Fuck erbody but me

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    Oh eat a cock. That match was incredible.
     
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  25. FlexAmerican Dynamite

    FlexAmerican Dynamite RIP Cooper's Title Reign

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    It was their WM 27 match with a cell around it and Shawn overselling every near fall.

    It already has an unbeatable lead though so whatever.
     
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