Friday, February 12, 2010

5 Star Matches


WWE 
3/29/87 Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat
1/11/94 Bret Hart/Owen Hart vs. Scott Steiner/Rick Steiner
 
3/20/94 Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart
3/20/94 Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon (Ladder)
8/27/95 Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon (Ladder)
 

3/23/97 Bret Hart vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin (Submission)
10/5/97 Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker (Hell in a Cell)
10/17/99 Edge/Christian vs. Jeff Hardy/Matt Hardy (Ladder)
1/23/00 Triple H vs. Cactus Jack (Street Fight)
8/27/00 Edge/Christian vs. Hardy Boyz vs. Dudley Boyz (TLC)
1/21/01 Chris Benoit vs. Chris Jericho (Ladder)
8/25/02 Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H (Street Fight)
 

1/19/03 Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit
4/3/05 Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt Angle
7/17/11 CM Punk vs. John Cena


TNA
9/11/05 AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe vs. Christopher Daniels

ROH
4/12/03 Bryan Danielson vs. Paul London (2/3 Falls)

10/16/04 CM Punk vs. Samoa Joe 
7/15/06 Samoa Joe/Bryan Danielson/BJ Whitmer/Adam Pearce/Ace Steel vs. Chris Hero/Claudio Castagnoli/Eddie Kingston/Nate Webb/Necro Butcher (Cage of Death)

PWG

7/21/12 Player Uno/Player Dos vs. Kyle O'Reilly/Adam Cole vs. Nick Jackson/Matt Jackson (Ladder)

WCW/NWA/Jim Crockett Promotions
11/28/85 Magnum T.A. vs. Tully Blanchard (I Quit)
1/20/87 Ric Flair vs. Barry Windham
2/20/89 Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat
4/2/89 Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat (2/3 Falls)
 
5/7/89 Ricky Steamboat vs. Ric Flair
11/15/89 Ric Flair vs. Terry Funk (I Quit)
2/29/92 Brian Pillman vs. Jushin Liger

5/17/92 Sting/Nikita Koloff/Ricky Steamboat/Barry Windham/Dustin Rhodes vs. Rick Rude/Steve Austin/Arn Anderson/Bobby Eaton/Larry Zbyszko (War Games)
10/26/97 Eddie Guerrero vs. Rey Misterio Jr. (Title vs. Mask)

AJPW
6/5/89 Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Genichiro Tenryu
10/11/89 Kenta Kobashi/Joe Malenko vs. Doug Furnas/Dan Kroffat
6/8/90 Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Mitsuharu Misawa
9/1/90 Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Jumbo Tsuruta

8/31/93 Kenta Kobashi vs. Steve Williams
5/21/94 Mitsuharu Misawa/Kenta Kobashi vs. Toshiaki Kawada/Akira Taue

6/3/94 Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada

6/9/95 Toshiaki Kawada/Akira Taue vs. Mitsuharu Misawa/Kenta Kobashi
12/6/96 Toshiaki Kawada/Akira Taue vs. Mitsuharu Misawa/Jun Akiyama
6/6/97 Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada
12/5/97 Toshiaki Kawada/Akira Taue vs. Mitsuharu Misawa/Jun Akiyama
 

10/31/98 Kenta Kobashi vs. Mitsuharu Misawa
6/11/99 Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kenta Kobashi


NJPW
12/11/75 Antonio Inoki vs. Billy Robinson
1/31/90 Jushin Liger vs. Naoki Sano
4/16/94 The Great Sasuke vs. Chris Benoit
7/8/94 Jushin Liger vs. Great Sasuke
 
4/29/96 The Great Muta vs. Jinsei Shinzaki
6/5/97 El Samurai vs. Koji Kanemoto
1/4/17 Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega
 
NOAH
7/27/01 Jun Akiyama vs. Mitsuharu Misawa
3/1/03 Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kenta Kobashi
 
7/10/04 Kenta Kobashi vs. Jun Akiyama
7/18/05 Kenta Kobashi vs. Kensuke Sasaki 
10/29/06 KENTA vs. Naomichi Marufuji
10/25/08 Naomichi Marufuji vs. KENTA


All Japan Women's Pro Wrestling
8/22/85 Lioness Asuka vs. Jaguar Yokota 
8/15/92 Manami Toyota vs. Toshiyo Yamada
4/2/93 Akira Hokuta vs. Shinobu Kandori
11/20/94 Aja Kong vs. Manami Toyota

Michinoku Pro
10/10/96 TAKA Michinoku/Shiryu/Dick Togo/Sho Funaki/Men's Teioh vs. Gran Naniwa/Super Delfin/Tiger Mask IV/Gran Hamada/Masato Yakushiji

7 comments:

xfearbefore said...

We have a new addition from 2010, and that's the cage match between Kurt Angle and Mr. Anderson at Lockdown in TNA this past Sunday. After watching the match four times now I feel confident in the rating I've given it, and I'm going to go out on a limb and stand by it. Amazing match.

xfearbefore said...

Another new addition from 2010 has been added, and that's the bout between Kenny Omega and Davey Richards at PWG "As the Worm Turns" on February 27th, 2010 for the PWG World Heavyweight title. Unbelievable action from these two, literally one of the hardest-hitting matches I've ever seen in my life, hard to believe two guys could take that much punishment in a ring and keep getting up. Going out on a limb and awarding it five stars. I just don't see how it could have been improved upon.

Legion said...

Hi man, how you're doing?

Just saw your rating about the match between Kenny Omega and Davey Richards, at "indies" post and came here to confirm if it was really the right rating ^^

Really, another ***** in 2010? That match was that good? That's just great! I think i'll see it right now!

Take care.

Legion said...

Well, I didn't see that particular match between Kenny Omega and Davey Richards at PWG.

Instead, I've saw their match at ROH: Epic Encounter (it was the main-event) and let me tell you, it was a damn great match right there.

Considering that you've seen their first bout in 2010, i think that you would like to see this one too ^^

Take care.

FatalGlory said...

Great well balanced list, one question though.A question I often ask is why didnt you include HHH vs. HBK vs. Beniot? Also howcome no Kobashi vs. Joe? Im not disliking your list infact, I think its well balanced just asking because, just from my perspective I dont understand why not.

Colin Rinehart said...

"FatalGlory said...

Great well balanced list, one question though.A question I often ask is why didnt you include HHH vs. HBK vs. Beniot? Also howcome no Kobashi vs. Joe? Im not disliking your list infact, I think its well balanced just asking because, just from my perspective I dont understand why not."

I love both of those matches, don't get me wrong, they're both incredible but I wouldn't go past ****1/2 for either of them. ****1/2 is nothing to complain about though obviously, both were phenomenal matches but they both never seemed to quite click into that 5 star "this match is basically perfect" territory.

I'm a huge Kobashi mark too, so it shocked me that I didn't rate his match with Joe at 5 stars too, as I was expecting to go the full monty for that match but couldn't quite bring myself to. Kobashi had a few better matches that year actually back in Japan.

Thanks for reading and commenting though man!

Colin Rinehart said...

We have a new addition to the bunch, as I decided today after a third and final viewing of Money in the Bank that I was going to go the full five stars for Punk/Cena. I think of a few other matches I've given five stars to, like Joe/Punk II, and I felt it was just as good and honestly probably even a tiny bit better than that match, so I had to go five stars here.

Now hopefully the John Cena haters will be put to rest now that he has a five star match under his belt. He held his own in that amazing contest with CM Punk, don't forget that. Punk just keeps delivering the goods as always though. He's possibly the single best wrestler on the face of the planet today.