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01-09-2014, 04:10 PM
You probably heard of the 5 star match list Dave Meltzer put out. I added a few matches that IMO should have made it, but didn't. If you can think of any more matches, feel free to post.


2/14/86-Barry Windham vs. Ric Flair NWA Championship


King of the Ring 98-Mankind vs. Undertaker-Hell in the Cell

Summerslam 1998-Austin vs. Undertaker-WWF Championship

Royal Rumble 2000-Cactus Jack vs. HHH-Street Fight for WWF Championship

WrestleMania 2000-Edge and Christian vs. Hardys vs. Dudleys-Triangle Ladder Match for WWF Tag Team Championship

Summerslam 2000-Hardys vs. Dudleys vs. Edge and Christian- Tables, Ladders and Chairs match for WWF Tag Team Championship

Royal Rumble 2001-Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit-Ladder match for WWF Intercontinental Championship

12/29/03- Monday Night RAW-HHH vs. Shawn Michaels-World Heavyweight title

WrestleMania 17-Rock vs Austin-WWF Championship

No Way Out 2004-Brock Lesnar vs. Eddie Guerrero for the WWE Championship

WrestleMania 22-Kurt Angle vs. Randy Orton vs. Rey Mysterio for World Heavyweight Championship

Over the Limit 2012-CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship

WrestleMania 29-CM Punk vs. Undertaker

Summerslam 2013-Brock Lesnar vs. CM Punk

Ring of Honor

7/27/02-Crowning a Champion-Ironman match to crown 1st ever ROH Champion-
Low Ki vs. Spanky vs. Doug Williams vs. Christopher Daniels

Unscripted 2002-Michael Shane vs. Paul London-Street Fight

8/7/04-Testing the Limits-Bryan Danielson vs. Austin Aries 2/3 falls for the ROH World Championship

4/1/06-Better Than Our Best-Lance Storm vs. Bryan Danielson for ROH World Championship

7/27/07-Matt Sydal vs Mike Quackenbush-Race to the Top tournament

6/9/10-Death Before Dishonor VIII-Davey Richards vs. Tyler Black for ROH World Championship

Best in the World 2011-Eddie Edwards vs. Davey Richards for ROH World Championship

Final Battle 2012-Kevin Steen vs. El Generico-Ladder match for ROH Championship


Lockdown 2008-Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe


2/25/95-Return of the Funker-Dean Malenko and Chris Benoit vs. Sabu and Tazmanic for the ECW Tag Team Championship

4/15/95-Hostile City Showdown-Dean Malenko vs. Eddie Guerrero 2/3 falls match for ECW Television title.

A Matter of Respect 1996-Gangstas & Tommy Dreamer vs Eliminators & Brian Lee


2/20/05-Satoshi Kojima (AJPW Champion) vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan (IWGP Champion) title vs. title match

WCW/NJPW Supershow III-Ultimo Dragon vs. Jushin Liger for IWGP Junior Heavyweight title.

Fantasticamania 2012 (Day 2) Volador Jr. vs. La Sombra for NWA World Historic Welterweight Championship


8/29/10-Suwama vs. Minoru Suzuki-AJPW Triple Crown Heavyweight match


10/30/10-KENTA & Atsushi Aoki vs Roderick Strong & Eddie Edwards


Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit- Super J Cup 1995

Doug Williams vs. Nigel McGuinness- King of Europe Finals

Cactus Jack vs. Terry Funk- King of the Deathmatch Finals

Here's the link to the Observer list, btw


Hanso Amore
01-09-2014, 04:27 PM
A Matter of Respect 1996-Gangstas & Tommy Dreamer vs Eliminators & Brian Lee

Da Fuck?

Hanso Amore
01-09-2014, 04:27 PM
Pretty much everything you added was shit.

01-09-2014, 04:28 PM
A lot of spot matches then? It's all a matter of opinion, Shisen has a bunch of Bobby Jaggers matches on his.

01-09-2014, 04:29 PM
Triple H/Taker III HIAC @ Mania. Don't agree with a lot of those choices (at least in terms of matches I've seen) but debating star ratings for a match is as useful as counting sprinkles on a doughnut

01-09-2014, 04:31 PM
Cena/Punk MITB. Arn/Tully vs. Sting/Nikita Koloff Great American Bash '88.

Anybody Thrilla
01-09-2014, 04:38 PM
As crazy as Undertaker/Mankind was at King o the Ring, that match was basically two monumental spots. Hardly 5 stars.

Also, I'm throwing in Daniel Bryan v. Sheamus at Extreme Rules, and Cena/Lesnar from the same show, because why not?

01-09-2014, 04:40 PM
was gonna say Bryan/Sheamus but only ever seen it once so maybe I just got a bit excited when seeing it "live". Cena/Lesnar was certainly a bit special

Anybody Thrilla
01-09-2014, 04:44 PM
I watched Bryan/Sheamus three times, and I was only on drugs the first time. Each time was great.

01-09-2014, 08:24 PM
The historical importance of Kojima vs Tenzan is huge, but I wouldn't give the match itself 5 stars.

Shisen Kopf
01-09-2014, 08:37 PM
Big Show vs Viscera Monday night raw early April 1999

Reverend David
01-09-2014, 09:19 PM
WWE Superstars - Melina vs Alicia Fox

The Condor
01-09-2014, 09:36 PM
Chainsaw Charlie/Cactus Jack v. NAO @ WM XIV seems like it would fit your list.

Reverend David
01-09-2014, 10:25 PM
Wrestlemania XX - Triple H vs Shawn Michaels vs Stevie Richards for the World Heavyweight Championship

Monday Night RAW (sometime in 2004) - Triple H vs Stevie Richards in a 60-minute Iron Man match for the World Heavyweight Championship

ECW One Night Stand - Big Stevie Cool vs Eddie Guerrero

James Steele
01-09-2014, 10:33 PM
SummerSlam 2002 - Triple H vs Shawn Michaels (Unsanctioned Match)
Bad Blood 2004 - Triple H vs Shawn Michaels (Hell in a Cell)
Royal Rumble 2004 - Triple H vs Shawn Michaels (Last Man Standing Match)
WrestleMania 17 - Triple H vs Undertaker

Hanso Amore
01-09-2014, 11:16 PM
Triple H vs Kramer

Iceman King Gertner
01-09-2014, 11:33 PM
Indie shit doesn't count

01-10-2014, 01:09 AM
RAW 7/15/13