Here’s Some of the Best Wrestling Matches on the WWE Network!

Let’s be honest: there’s a HECKUVA LOT of wrestling matches to choose from on the WWE Network (granted that it includes matches from WWE, WCW, ECW, SMW, AWA, NWA, WCCW, etc.); meaning that it takes a good amount of browsing to dig past the less-than-good matches in order to find the gems. You also have to take into consideration that there are varied factors in what a good match comprises of, whether that’s the type of match, the build of the workers, the flow of a match, and the intensity of the match.  According to this (in my honest opinion) spot-on series of lists by the gang at Bleacher Report, here are some of the best matches to watch over on the good ol’ network, ranging by the best technical, high-flying, bloody, cage-style, underrated, and tag team type of matches, including which event that match takes place.

Recommended Technical Wrestling Matches 

  • Dynamite Kid vs. Randy Savage (Wrestling Classic 1985)
  • Ricky Steamboat vs. Ric Flair (WrestleWar 1989)
  • Bret Hart vs. Mr. Perfect (King of the Ring 1993)
  • Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit (WrestleMania X-Seven)
  • CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan (Over the Limit 2012)

Recommended High-Flying Matches 

  • Rey Mysterio vs. Eddie Guerrero (Halloween Havoc 1997)
  • Chris Jericho vs. Ultimo Dragon (Bash at the Beach 1997)
  • Jerry Lynn vs. Rob Van Dam (Hardcore Heaven 1999)
  • The Hardy Boyz, Edge and Christian vs. The Dudley Boyz (WrestleMania 2000)
  • Tyson Kidd vs. Adrian Neville (NXT Takeover)

Recommended Bloody Matches 

  • Roddy Piper vs. Greg Valentine (Dog Collar match) (Starrcade 1983)
  • Triple H vs. Steve Austin (Three Stages of Hell) (No Way Out 2001)
  • Brock Lesnar vs. Undertaker (Hell in a Cell, No Mercy 2002)
  • Randy Orton vs. Mick Foley (Backlash 2004)
  • John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar (Extreme Rules 2012)

Recommended Tag Team Matches 

  • Ole and Arn Anderson vs. The Rock ‘N’ Roll Express (Starrcade 1986)
  • The Rockers vs. The Orient Express (Royal Rumble 1991)
  • Dick Togo, TAKA Michinoku and Terry Boy vs. The Great Sasuke, Gran Hamada and Masato Yakushiji (Barely Legal 1997)
  • Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas vs. Billy Kidman and Rey Mysterio (Vengeance 2003)
  • The Shield vs. Team Hell No and Ryback (TLC match, TLC 2012)

Recommended Cage Matches 

  • Tully Blanchard vs. Magnum TA (Starrcade 1985; i.e., THE BEST CAGE MATCH EVER!!)
  • Rick Rude vs. Ultimate Warrior (SummerSlam 1990)
  • Sting, The Steiner Brothers and Brian Pillman vs. Barry Windham, Ric Flair, Larry Zbyszko and Sid Vicious (War Games, WrestleWar 1991)
  • Matt Hardy vs. Edge (Unforgiven 2005)
  • Triple H vs. Undertaker (Hell in a Cell, WrestleMania 28)

Recommended Underrated Matches 

  • Jake Roberts vs. Randy Savage (This Tuesday in Texas)
  • Ric Flair vs. Tatsumi Fujinamim (SuperBrawl I)
  • Taz vs. Mike Awesome vs. Masato Tanaka (Anarchy Rulez 1999)
  • Rey Mysterio vs. Tajiri (No Mercy 2003)
  • Evan Bourne vs. Chris Jericho (Fatal 4-Way 2010)
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