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CaptainCharisma
01-07-2011, 11:00 PM
I would say my favorites are

1.Non sanctioned match between HBK and HHH at Summerslam 2002
2.3 Stages of Hell between HBK and HHH(Armageddon 2002)
3. I Quit match between The Rock and Mick Foley(Royal Rumble 1999)
4.Dudleys vs. Hardys vs. Edge & Christian tag team TLC match(Wrestlemania X7)
5.Brock Lesnar vs. Kurt Angle Iron Man match on Smackdown

AngrySamoan
01-08-2011, 04:01 AM
In No Particular Order

Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin [No-DQ Submission Match] (Wrestlemania 13)
Kurt Angle vs. Shawn Michaels (Wrestlemania 21)
Rob Van Dam vs. Jerry Lynn (Living Dangerously '99)
AJ Styles vs. Petey Williams (Vitory Road 2004)
Chris Benoit vs. Kurt Angle (Royal Rumble 2003)

The Edge & Christian vs. The Hardy Boyz vs. The Dudley Boyz TLC Match at WM 2000
and The Motor City Machine Guns vs. Beer Money (Best of 7) From last year are also right up there.

AngrySamoan
01-08-2011, 04:02 AM
I would offer up some ROH matches, although I've only seen one or two ROH PPV's thus far and need to expand my ROH knowledge.

RomanFlare
01-08-2011, 05:28 PM
No real order:

Miz vs Morrison RAW Jan 8 2011 (Yes, I liked it THAT much)
Eddie Guerrero vs Rey Mysterio Halloween Havoc 1997 (Title vs Mask!)
Taker vs Michaels Round 1, Wrestlemania 25 (I liked the first one better than the second, dunno why)
Michaels vs Jericho, Ladder Match, No Mercy 2008
Jericho vs Mysterio, Title vs Mask, The Bash 2009

THE_CRIPPLER
01-21-2011, 07:56 PM
1.Bret Hart vs Shawn Michaels (wrestlemania 12)
2.Bret Hart vs Steve Austin (wrestlemania 13)
3. Chris Beniot vs HHH vs HBK (wrestlemania 20)
4. Steve Austin vs HHH (No Way Out)
5. Kurt Angle vs Chris Benoit (Royal Rumble 03)

HeelTurn
01-21-2011, 08:27 PM
Also in no order:

Taker vs Michaels, Wrestlemania 25
Edge vs Foley, Wrestlemania 22
Angle vs Michaels, Wrestlemania 21
Triple H vs Cactus Jack, Royal Rumble 2000
Taker vs Jeff Hardy, Ladder match for the Undisputed title 2002

Necroyeti
01-21-2011, 08:40 PM
Samoa Joe vs. Kenta Kobashi (Joe vs Kobashi 2005)
AJ Styles vs. Christopher Daniels vs. Samoa Joe (Unbreakable 2005)
Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kenta Kobashi (AJPW 1997)
Street Fight: Triple H vs. Mick Foley (Royal Rumble 2000)
Cage of Death: Team CZW (Chris Hero, Claudio Castignoli, Necro Butcher, Nate Webb & Eddie Kingston) vs. Team ROH (Samoa Joe, Ace Steel, BJ Whitmer, Adam Pearce & Homicide) (Death Before Dishonor IV)

Honorable mentions as they come to mind:
Submission: Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin (Wrestlemania 13)
Samoa Joe vs. CM Punk (Joe vs. Punk II, 2004)
Bryan Danielson vs. Nigel McGuinness (Unified, 2006)
Ladder War: Kevin Steen & El Generico vs. The Briscoe Brothers (Man Up 2007)
TLC II: The Dudley Boyz vs. Edge & Christian vs. The Hardy Boyz (Wrestlemania X-7)
Mask vs. Career: El Generico vs. Kevin Steen (Final Battle 2010)
Kenta Kobashi vs. Jun Akiyama (NOAH 2004)
Street Fight: Cactus Jack vs. Randy Orton (Backlash(?) 2004)
No DQ: Edge vs. Eddie Guerrero (Smackdown 2002)
Iron Man: Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar (Smackdown 2004)
Kenta Kobashi vs. KENTA (NOAH 2006)
Kenta Kobashi vs. Kensuke Sasaki (NOAH 200?)
Kevin Steen vs. Super Dragon (PWG 2005)

Kashdinero
01-22-2011, 03:37 AM
Great list NecroYetti. That's basically what I'm all aboot!

If I may add some of my own honourable mentions, rather than list my top five. I really hope others will try to track down some of these Gem's.


Tatsumi Fujinami & Takayuki Iizuka Vs The Stiener Bros (WCW Wrestle War 92)
Sting, Barry Windham, Nikita Koloff, Dustin Rhodes & Ricky Steamboat
Vs
Rick Rude, Arn Anderson, Larry Zbyszko, Bobby Eaton & Steve Austin
(War Games: WCW Wrestle War 1992)
Sting & Lex Luger Vs The Stiener Bros (WCW Superbrawl 91)
Ric Flair Vs Vader (WCW Starcade 93)
Rey Mysterio JR Vs Eddy Guerrerro Mask v Title (WCW Halloween Havoc 97)
Goldberg Vs Scott Stiener (WCW Fall Brawl 2000)
Billy Kidman Vs Rey Mysterio (WCW Nitro 1999)
Blitzkrieg Vs Juventud Guerrerra (WCW Spring Stampede 1999)
Chris Benoit Vs Bret Hart (Owen Hart Tribute match: WCW Nitro 1999)
Flairs win at the Royal Rumble 1992
Bret Hart Vs Shawn Michaels (WWF Survivor Series 1992)
TAKA Michinoku Vs The Great Sasuke (WWF IYH Canadian Stampede 97)
Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Jim Niedhart, Davey Boy Smith & Brian Pillman
Vs
Steve Austin, Hawk, Animal, Ken Shamrock & Goldust
(WWF IYH Canadian Stampede 97)
Hardyz Vs E&C (Ladder match:WWF No Mercy 99)
Chris Jericho Vs Chris Benoit (Ladder Match: WWF Royal Rumble 01)
Rey Mysterio Vs Kurt Angle (WWE Summerslam 02)
Taz Vs Sabu (ECW Barely Leagal 97)
Tajiri Vs Super Crazy (pick a match in ECW)
Jerry Lynn Vs RVD (^^^^^^^)
Eddy Guerrerro Vs Dean Malenko (^^^^^^)
RVD & Sabu Vs Jinsei Shinzaki & Hayabusa (ECW Heatwave 98)
Mike Awesome Vs Masato Tanaka (ECW Heatwave 98, November to Remember 99 & WWECW ONS 05)
Dynamite Kid Vs Tiger Mask I (NJPW 83)
Pegasus Kid Vs Jushin Lyger (NJPW 91)
The Great Muta Vs Jinsei Shinzaki (NJPW 95)
The Great Sasuke Vs Jushin "Thunder" Lyger (NJPW Super J Cup 94)
Rey Mysterio JR Vs Psicosis (WAR Super J Cup 95)
Kenta Kobashi Vs Masahiro Chono (NJPW 03)
Kenta Kobashi Vs Steve Williams (AJPW 94)
Kenta Kobashi Vs Toshiaki Kawada (AJPW 95)
Lowki Vs Christopher Daniels Vs Bryan Danielson (ROH: The Era of Honor Begins 02)
Lowki Vs Bryan Danielson (ROH Round Robin Challenge 02)
Lowki Vs Red (ROH Road to the Title 02)
Lowki Vs Samoa Joe (Fight without Honor ROH: Glory by Honor 02)
Paul London Vs Michael Shane (ROH Unscripted 02)
AJ Styles Vs Paul London Vs Lowki (ROH One year Anniversary 03)
Samoa Joe Vs Homicide (ROH Do or Die 03)
Paul London Vs Bryan Danielson (ROH The Epic Encounter 03)
Austin Aries Vs Bryan Danielson (ROH Testing the Limit 04)
Lowki Vs KENTA (ROH Final Battle 05)
Bryan Danielson Vs KENTA (Glory by Honor 06)
Bryan Danielson Vs Takeshi Morrishima (Manhatan Mayhem II 07)
CIMA, Shingo & Susumu Yokosuka Vs Dragon Kid, Ryo Saito & Masaaki Mochizuki (ROH Supercard of Honor II 07)
El Generico Vs Kota Ibushi (ROH Return Engagement 08)
MCMG Vs The Briscoe Brothers (ROH Return Engagement 08)
Davey Richards Vs Kota Ibushi (EVOLVE I)
Mark Briscoe Vs Jay Briscoe (CZW Best of the Best 01)
Jonny Storm Vs Jodie Fleisch (CZW Best of the Best 02)
Dragon Kid Vs Darkness Dragon (2/3 falls, Mask Vs Mask. T2P v Toryumon: Open the Dragon Gate 02)
American Dragon Vs Lowki (ECWA Super 8 2000 & APW King of the Indies 01)
CM Punk Vs Chris Hero (2/3 falls IWA-MS 01)
Lowki Vs NecroButcher (IWA-MS 05)
Samoa Joe Vs NecroButcher (Two matches in IWA-MS 05)

That'll do. That's enough showing off for one day lol

There's loads more I wanted to add, but most of them are from japan and I can't really remember the dates, plus, I think I've taken up enough space for one post!

I hope a few of you will try to hunt some of these matches down, as they are all fan-fucking-tastic!

Edit: Some of these matches obviously took place more than fifteen years ago. Guess I got a bit excited lol

mosdope
01-22-2011, 02:24 PM
After the 1st one, no order:

Bret Hart vs Owen Hart WM10
Booker T vs Chris Benoit Match 7 on Best-of-seven on Nitro
Undertaker vs Batista WM23
Kurt Angle vs Shawn Michaels WM21
Ultimo Dragon vs Rey Mysterio Jr World War 3