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    Default 2017 Match of the Year Thread

    Keeping track of some of the best matches from around the world of professional wrestling.

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    Well, let's just go ahead and throw all 4 main events of Tokyo Dome in here

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    Only the two main events for me. KUSHIDA/Takahashi was great but probably won't make the top 10 by the end of the year. Shibata/Goto: no chance.

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    I'm with Emperor, only Okada/Omega & Naito/Tanahashi for me.
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    The other two matches probably will slip out, but they were still damn awesome. High intensity in both. Goto killing Shibata in that final 30 seconds was beautiful

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    IWGP Heavyweight Championship
    Kazuchika Okada(c) vs. Kenny Omega
    NJPW Wrestle Kingdom XI - 1/4/17

    IWGP Intercontinental Championship
    Tetsuya Naito(c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
    NJPW Wrestle Kingdom XI - 1/4/17

    WWE Heavyweight Championship
    AJ Styles(c) vs. John Cena
    WWE Royal Rumble - 1/29/17

    Quote Originally Posted by Emperor View Post
    Only the two main events for me. KUSHIDA/Takahashi was great but probably won't make the top 10 by the end of the year. Shibata/Goto: no chance.
    Having just finished watching both matches, I actually thought Shibata/Goto was the better of the two matches. With that said, I still gotta watch Naito/Tanahashi and Okada/Omega, before coming back to this thread and posting my Match of the Year (for now).

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    Quote Originally Posted by HilaryFan View Post
    The other two matches probably will slip out, but they were still damn awesome. High intensity in both. Goto killing Shibata in that final 30 seconds was beautiful
    This x 100

    1. Kenny Omega vs. Kazuchika Okada
    IWGP Heavyweight Championship
    Wrestle Kingdom 11

    2. Tetsuya Naito vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
    IWGP Intercontinental Championship
    Wrestle Kingdom 11

    3. Horooki Goto vs. Katsuyori Shibata
    NEVER Openweight Championship
    Wrestle Kingdom 11

    4. KUSHIDA vs. Hiromu Takahashi
    IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
    Wrestle Kingdom 11

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    Just finished watching all of Wrestle Kingdom, what an incredible show and I would like to echo the nominations for both Naito/Tanahashi and Omega/Odaka.

    One week into the new year and it will take a lot to knock Okada/Omega off the top of the charts, that was insane.

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    Kenny Omega vs. Kazuchika Okada
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    Wrestle Kingdom 11

    Odds are will be my final answer. One of the best matches I ever seen.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Engel View Post
    Kenny Omega vs. Kazuchika Okada
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    Wrestle Kingdom 11

    Odds are will be my final answer. One of the best matches I ever seen.
    I said the same thing about Zayn/Nakamura last year, and it ended up not being my top match of the year, so I won't say Omega/Okada is will be my #1 all year, but damn that was incredible to watch.

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    If it gets beat, it gets beat. Not sure what not will beat it though. Right now this is my pick for best big event singles match. Meltzer's first six star rating. He teased some matches may be higher than 5 stars before but not often.
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    Omega vs Okada is the only match I'd consider for my MOTY list so far. The other WK 11 matches weren't bad. They were pretty good. I just know that if I add any of them to my list they'll eventually end up being pushed out by other matches throughout the year. Omega vs Okada though... holy hell. The final 3 seconds of the match were a massive disappointment because after all the false finishes after the 100th Rainmaker that Okada hit, and Omega not getting to hit his finisher once, I thought they were building up to Omega winning. Still an amazing match. It's going to take something incredible to beat it.
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    Default Re: 2017 Match of the Year Thread

    Isn't it too early to start this thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dukezilla View Post
    Isn't it too early to start this thread?
    It's January, and it's a consideration thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dukezilla View Post
    Isn't it too early to start this thread?
    It's quite handy for me. I watch Raw and SD and WWE PPV's, and catch NJPW when I can but often dip in and out of that tbh. If some indie matches or anything I've missed elsewhere gets put in here, I'll make sure to catch it not long after the event.
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    Dukezilla still thinks it's 2016.

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    Default Re: 2017 Match of the Year Thread

    And once again:

    Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa vs. Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson - NXT: Wednesday June 11th

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    Pete Dunne vs. Mark Andrews: UK Championship Semifinal

    What a bout!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dukezilla View Post
    Isn't it too early to start this thread?
    Watched that Omega match a dozen times or so. It is on par with Dynamite Kid vs. Tiger Mask, Misawa vs Kawada and Flair vs Funk for me.

    Only people I see that can do a match better is Omega himself or the Bucks. I may be wrong, but if I am, it means we get another amazing match so I am cool with that.


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    love to add from the WWE UK championship

    Dunn vs Andrews Semi Final and Dunn vs Bate final

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    I have to add Marty Scurll vs Sabre Jnr from RPW High Stakes from a few days ago

    It's now my number two MOTY behind Omega Okada, it was absolutely incredible. I highly recommend people go out of their way to see it

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    Quote Originally Posted by RT View Post
    This x 100

    1. Kenny Omega vs. Kazuchika Okada
    IWGP Heavyweight Championship
    Wrestle Kingdom 11

    2. Tetsuya Naito vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
    IWGP Intercontinental Championship
    Wrestle Kingdom 11

    3. Horooki Goto vs. Katsuyori Shibata
    NEVER Openweight Championship
    Wrestle Kingdom 11

    4. KUSHIDA vs. Hiromu Takahashi
    IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
    Wrestle Kingdom 11
    5. Tyler Bate vs. Pete Dunne
    WWE United Kingdom Championship
    WWE UKC Tournament

    6. Seth Rollins vs. Sami Zayn
    WWE Raw - 23/01/2017

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    1. Kenny Omega vs. Kazuchika Okada
    IWGP Heavyweight Championship
    Wrestle Kingdom 11

    2. Tetsuya Naito vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
    IWGP Intercontinental Championship
    Wrestle Kingdom 11

    3. Horooki Goto vs. Katsuyori Shibata
    NEVER Openweight Championship
    Wrestle Kingdom 11

    4. KUSHIDA vs. Hiromu Takahashi
    IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
    Wrestle Kingdom 11

    5. John Cena vs. AJ Styles
    WWE Championship
    Royal Rumble 2017

    6. Tyler Bate vs. Pete Dunne
    WWE United Kingdom Championship
    WWE UKC Tournament

    7. Seth Rollins vs. Sami Zayn
    WWE Raw - 23/01/2017

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    Yep, I went and added AJ Styles/John Cena to my list as well. Fantastic match from both men tonight.

    Still need to watch Rollins/Zayn though.

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