2015 Match of the Year - Official Discussion

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Re: 2015 Match of the Year - Official Discussion

Post by Quentin Moody » Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:53 pm

Whole lot of Ospreay love

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Re: 2015 Match of the Year - Official Discussion

Post by themib » Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:48 pm

My remaining eight are all in the Top 24. I'm ON THE PULSE, DADDEH!

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Re: 2015 Match of the Year - Official Discussion

Post by suplexberry » Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:20 pm

A lot of my would-be-top-10 have been posted by now: Ishii/Goto (they always have outstanding chemistry), Ibushi vs Styles at G1, Bailey vs Roddy (my "I WAS THERE!" match but also just perfect dick heel vs plucky underdog stuff), Ospreay vs Havoc.

There is much goodness out there. It's really great, the ease with which we can discover this stuff these. Provided you can afford to shill out about ten dollars, you can do a deep dive for some random indy of your choice via their streaming service. I did that with Progress last year, I'll probably do it with another UK promotion this year, unless Evolve finally piques my interest enough. I will also make a genuine effort to watch more of the lucha matches on this list and in the coming year but I will probably fail to check out anything to Sho-Yohei stuff.

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Re: 2015 Match of the Year - Official Discussion

Post by dancecab » Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:44 pm

Only one match from my would be Top 10 is outside of the Top 25 which is Sugiura vs. Suzuki (which wouldn't have made a difference with my vote since I placed it at 9). I guess it's good I didn't get a list cause apparently my list is pretty boring. Funny that as much as I fell in love with Progress no match made my Top 10. Closest would have been Ciampa Vs. Sabre Jr and Osprey Vs. Havoc from Chapter 20.

1. Okada Vs. Tanahashi – Wrestle Kingdom
2. Sasha Banks Vs. Bayley - Takeover Brooklyn
3. Shingo Vs. Masaaki Mochizuki - Gate of Destiny
4. Nakamura Vs. Ibushi - Wrestle Kingdom
5. O’Reilly Vs. KUSHIDA – Best of Super Junior Finals
6. Tanahashi Vs. Nakamura - G1 Climax
7. 2 Out of 3 Falls - Will Ospreay Vs. Matt Sydal - Summer Sizzler
8. Styles Vs. Tanahashi - G1 Climax
9. Sugiura Vs. Suzuki - NOAH Sept 19th
10. Okada Vs. Styles - Dominion


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Re: 2015 Match of the Year - Official Discussion

Post by themib » Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:53 pm

I have six of the Top 10.

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Re: 2015 Match of the Year - Official Discussion

Post by dancecab » Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:57 pm

dancecab wrote:1. Okada Vs. Tanahashi – Wrestle Kingdom
2. Sasha Banks Vs. Bayley - Takeover Brooklyn
4. Nakamura Vs. Ibushi - Wrestle Kingdom
5. O’Reilly Vs. KUSHIDA – Best of Super Junior Finals
6. Tanahashi Vs. Nakamura - G1 Climax
Well Damn pretty much this is all of what would have been my top 10 left. Not surprised these five are though as they probably where the biggest locks. Shocked Shingo Vs. Masaaki is outside of the Top 10. Such a legendary performance from Masaaki.


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Re: 2015 Match of the Year - Official Discussion

Post by Rich Kraetsch » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:16 pm

Final Results:

1 Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kota Ibushi 1/4
2 Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada 1/4
3 Sasha Banks vs. Bayley 8/22
4 Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Shinsuke Nakamura 8/16
5 John Cena vs Brock Lesnar vs Seth Rollins 1/25
6 Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns (vs. Seth Rollins) 3/29
7 Sasha Banks vs. Bayley 10/7
8 Tomoaki Honma vs. Tomohiro Ishii 2/14
9 KUSHIDA vs. Kyle O'Reilly 6/7
10 Fenix vs. Mil Muertes 3/18
11 Shingo Takagi vs. Masaaki Mochiuzki - 11/1
12 AJ Styles vs Kazuchika Okada 7/5
13 John Cena vs. Kevin Owens 5/31
14 Atlantis vs. La Sombra 9/18
15 Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch 5/20
16 AJ Styles vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi 8/14
17 Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Roderick Strong 7/10
18 Katsuyori Shibata vs Kota Ibushi 7/29
19 Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Roderick Strong 4/3
20 Kevin Owens vs John Cena 6/14
21 Kazuchika Okada vs. Shinsuke Nakamura 8/15
22 Daisuke Sekimoto vs. Shuji Ishikawa 3/31
23 Will Ospreay vs Matt Sydal 6/14
24 Kamaitachi vs. Dragon Lee 12/4
25 Tomoaki Honma vs. Tomohiro Ishii 11/7
26 Minoru Suzuki vs. Takashi Sugiura 11/19
27 Chris Hero vs Timothy Thatcher 3/28
28 Roman Reigns vs Daniel Bryan 2/22
29 John Cena vs Cesaro 7/6
30 AJ Styles vs. Kota Ibushi 4/5
31 Tomohiro Ishii vs. Michael Elgin 8/15
32 Dragon Lee vs Kamaitachi 8/30
33 Kairi Hojo vs Meiko Satomura 6/14
34 Kazuchika Okada vs. Genechiro Tenryu 11/15
35 Chris Hero vs. Zack Sabre Jr. 6/26
36 Kevin Owens vs Finn Balor 7/4
37 Ethan Carter III vs Rockstar Spud 1/31
38 HARASHIMA vs KUDO 5/31
39 Io Shirai vs Meiko Satomura 12/23
40 AJ Styles vs. Jay Lethal 12/18
41 Euforia, Niebla Roja, Ultimo Guerrero vs. Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. 2/13
41 Aja Kong,Dynamite Kansai,Mayumi Ozaki,Kyoko Kimura vs Kellie Skater,Tomoka Nakagawa,Misaki Ohata,Hiroyo Matsumoto 4/12
43 Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Roderick Strong 5/13
44 Kota Ibushi vs. AJ Styles 7/26
45 Tomoaki Honma vs Tomohiro Ishii 8/12
46 Tomohiro Ishii vs Hirooki Goto 8/9
47 Masato Yoshino & Sachihoko BOY vs Jimmy Susumu & Jimmy Kagetora 4/9
48 Roderick Strong, Briscoes, War Machine vs AJ Styles, Young Bucks, Guns & Gallows 5/15
49 Twin Towers vs Strong BJ 5/28
50 Marty Scrull vs. Will Ospreay vs. AJ Styles 10/2
51 Will Ospreay vs. Mark Haskins 09/06
52 AJ Styles vs Will Ospreay 2/15
53 Volador Jr vs Flamita 6/14
54 Shingo Takagi vs CIMA 12/27
55 John Cena vs Seth Rollins 8/23
56 Lucha Dragons vs New Day vs The Usos 12/13
57 Dr. Cerebro vs Virus 8/16
58 Joe Doering vs. Go Shiozaki 1/3
59 Katsuyouri Shibata vs Kazushi Sakuraba 7/5
60 Johnny Gargano vs Timothy Thatcher 11/6
61 Young Bucks & Roderick Strong vs Tommy End, Zack Sabre Jr, Marty Scurll 8/28
62 Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker 10/25
63 AJ Styles vs Jimmy Rave 5/18
64 Will Ospreay vs Jimmy Havoc 7/26
65 Drew Galloway vs Johnny Gargano 3/28
65 T-Hawk vs CIMA vs Shingo Takagi vs KZY vs YAMATO vs Ryo "Jimmy" Saito 5/5
67 Young Bucks & Super Dragon vs Andrew Everett, Biff Busick, Trevor Lee 8/29
68 Finn Balor vs Samoa Joe 12/16
69 Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Kota Ibushi 7/20
70 Jimmy Rave vs Anthony Henry 8/7
71 Dragon Lee vs. Kamaitaichi 3/20
72 Roderick Strong vs. Mike Bailey 6/26
73 Jimmyz vs MAD BLANKEY 8/16
74 John Cena vs. Cesaro 6/29
75 Chris Hero vs Timothy Thatcher 8/29
76 Vampiro vs Pentagon Jr 8/5
77 Drew Gulak vs Chris Hero 3/8
77 HARASHIMA vs. Kota Ibushi 4/29
79 BxB Hulk vs Uhaa Nation 3/1
80 Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Timothy Thatcher 8/15
81 Charlotte vs Becky Lynch vs Bayley vs Sasha Banks 2/11
82 Aero Star & Fenix vs Drago & Pentagon Jr 8/29
83 Barbaro Cavernario vs. Titan 5/3
84 Minoru Suzuki vs. Naomichi Marufuji 12/23
85 Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens 2/11
86 Masato Yoshino vs T-Hawk 7/20
87 Kazuchika Okada vs Will Ospreay 10/3
88 Jay Briscoe vs Jay Lethal 6/19
88 HARASHIMA & Ken Ohka vs Hiroshi Tanahashi & Yohei Komatsu 11/17
90 Kyle Matthews vs. Rush 7/11
90 Myzteziz vs. el Hijo del Perro Aguayo 2/8
90 Virus vs Avisman 4/12
90 KUSHIDA vs Kyle O'Reilly 10/2
94 Young Bucks & AJ Styles vs Kazuchika Okada & RPG Vice 5/16
95 Prince Puma vs. Mil Muertes 8/5
96 Will Ospreay vs. Marty Scurll 6/28
96 Alberto el Patron vs. Johnny Mundo 5/6
96 Mia Yim vs Eddie Kingston 8/14
99 Roderick Strong vs KUSHIDA 5/12
100 Adam Cole vs Kyle O’Reilly 12/18
101 Katsuyori Shibata vs. Tetsuya Naito 7/24
102 New Day, Bad News Barrett & Sheamus vs. Ryback, The Usos & Lucha Dragons 11/23
103 Jimmy Susumu vs BxB Hulk 2/5
104 Ethan Page vs Allysin Kay 8/14
105 Chris Hero vs. Trevor Lee 5/30
106 Joe Graves vs Timothy Thatcher 11/28
107 Marty Scurrl vs. Zack Sabre Jr. 5/25
108 AJ Styles vs Michael Elgin vs Adam Cole vs Roderick Strong 9/18
109 Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Damian O'Connor 10/2
110 The Briscoes vs. The Kingdom 2/21
111 Chris Hero vs Timothy Thatcher 7/11
112 Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena 10/25
113 Frankie Pickard vs Joe Gacy 7/1
114 Akito vs Shigehiro Irie 5/17
115 Akira Tozawa vs Kzy 2/28
116 Matt Cage vs. Shane Mercer 12/11
117 Misaki Ohata vs LuFisto 4/12
118 Kevin Owens vs. John Cena 7/19
119 Sting vs Seth Rollins 9/20
120 Big Daddy Walter & Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Daisuke Sekimoto & Axel Dieter Jr. 12/11
121 Roderick Strong vs Jay Lethal 7/24
122 Will Ospreay vs Zack Sabre Jr 5/25
123 Kenny Omega vs. Mike Bailey 12/11
124 Jimmy Rave vs. Kyle Matthews 1/29
125 Ricochet vs. Matt Sydal 2/27
126 Kazuchika Okada vs Roderick Strong 8/22
127 Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori vs Kento Miyahara & Go Shiozaki 8/29
128 Daisuke Sekimoto vs Yuji Okabayashi 7/20
129 La Sombra/Rush/Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Atlantis/Volador Jr./LA Park 8/28
130 Drew Gulak vs Johnny Gargano 11/7
131 LuFisto vs Heidi Lovelace 5/30
132 The Mack vs Cage 7/29
133 Katsuyori Shibata vs Hiroshi Tanahashi 8/8
134 Moose vs. Cedric Alexander 9/18
135 Tommy End vs. Big Daddy Walter 11/20
136 Jason Jordan & Chad Gable vs Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa 10/28
137 Masato Tanaka vs Fujita Hayato 7/16
138 Adam Cole vs. AJ Styles 5/12
139 Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Hirooki Goto 5/3
140 La Sombra vs Rush 11/13
141 Trevor Lee vs. Mikey Bailey 4/3
142 Twin Towers vs Strong BJ 10/29
143 Daisuke Sekimoto, Masato Tanaka & Takashi Sugiura vs. HARASHIMA, Yuji Hino & Yuji Okabayashi 6/30
144 HARASHIMA vs. Yukio Sakaguchi 10/25
145 Biff Busick vs Timoth Thatcher 8/16
146 Johnny Mundo vs. Alberto El Patron 8/5
147 Angelico, Son of Havok, Ivelisse vs Bael, Cortez Castro, Mr Cisco 2/22
148 Zack Sabre Jr vs Ricochet 8/29
149 Chris Hero vs Tommy End 4/3
150 Jay Briscoe vs. Bobby Fish 5/13
151 Samoa Joe vs ACH 3/13
152 Roderick Strong vs Kyle O'Reilly 2/21
153 Athena vs Mia Yim 4/11
154 Meiko Satomura vs. Kairi Hojo 12/23
155 Masato Tanaka & Takashi Sugiura vs Diasuke Sekimoto & Kohei Sato 3/1
156 Roy Wilkins vs. Trevor Lee vs. Brad Attitude vs. Lance Lude vs. Chet Sterling vs. John Skyler 12/26
157 Io Shirai vs. Mayu Iwatani 8/23
158 Kairi Hojo vs. Mayu Iwatani 5/17
159 Finn Balor vs. Apollo Crews 11/4
160 Mike Bailey vs AR Fox 9/12
161 Volador Jr. vs Mephisto 5/8
162 Jimmyz vs MAD BLANKEY vs Millenials 8/6
163 Drew Galloway vs. Tommy End 04/26
164 AJ Styles vs. Katsuyori Shibata 7/20
165 Michael Elgin vs Hirooki Goto 8/12
166 Yohei Komatsu vs Jushin Thunder Liger 5/22
167 Tommaso Ciampa vs Zack Sabre Jr 12/6
168 Madison Eagles vs Nicole Savoy 10/11
169 Mia Yim vs Kiyoko Kimura 4/11
170 Seth Rollins vs. John Cena 7/27
171 John Cena vs Sami Zayn 5/4
172 Ivelisse/Son of Havoc/Angelico vs. Big Ryck/The Mack/Killshot vs. King Cuerno/Cage/Texano (vs. The Crew) 4/22
173 George Gatton vs. Dan O'Hare 10/31
174 Fred Yehi vs. Slim J 3/28
175 Masato Tanaka vs. Shingo 3/29
176 Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy vs Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards 1/16
177 Minoru Suzuki vs. Yoshihiro Takayama 7/18
178 Aerostar, Australian Suicide, Fireball vs Daga, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Steve Pain 11/6
179 Rey Mysterio vs. Myzteziz 8/9
180 Drago vs. Fénix vs. Laredo Kid vs. Daga vs. Steve Pain vs. Aerostar vs. Bengala vs. Súper Nova vs. Súper Fly vs. Hijo del Fantasma 6/14
181 Chris Hero vs Pentagon Jr 11/18
182 Tim Donst vs NIck Gage 7/10
183 Volador Jr. vs. La Sombra 10/30
184 Akira Tozawa vs Shingo Takagi 5/8
185 Akira Tozawa vs. Eita 7/20
186 Daisuke vs. Tatsuhiko Yoshino 12/5
187 The Great Sasuke, Brahman Kei, Brahman Shu, Master ET & Ultraman Robin Vs Darth Vader GAIN, C3PO-1, R2D2-2, Superman Kinya & Yoda Taro
188 AJ Styles vs Kazuchika Okada 10/12
189 Kazuchika Okada vs Bad Luck Fale 4/5
190 KUSHIDA vs Kenny Omega 7/5
191 Kazuchika Okada vs Hirooki Goto 8/1
192 Drew Galloway vs Mike Bailey 8/29
193 Madison Eagles vs Su Yung 10/2
194 Io Shirai & Mayu Iwatani vs DASH Chisako & Sendai Sachiko 9/23
195 Tyler Bate vs. Pete Dunne 11/22
196 Cesaro vs. Roman Reigns 10/16
197 Sheamus vs Roman Reigns 12/14
198 Triple H vs Sting 3/29
199 Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady vs. Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson 12/16

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Re: 2015 Match of the Year - Official Discussion

Post by DETROIT_KEJB » Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:40 am

Any plans to any individual wrestler analysis? If not you guys then a board project. I feel like some sort of weighted point system can be attributed to the list and then rank individual wrestlers based on the VOW MOTY list.

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Re: 2015 Match of the Year - Official Discussion

Post by Darren » Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:29 pm

So I decided to put together an list of the individual wrestlers, based on the ranking of their matches. It's weighted so that match number 100 got 1 point and match number 1 got 100. I've combined tag teams where the team members did not have a ranked match outside the team.

Basically AJ Styles dominated:

1 AJ Styles 561
2 John Cena 410
3 Hiroshi Tanahashi 384
4 Kota Ibushi 367
5 Kazuchika Okada 356
6 Tomohiro Ishii 350
7 Roderick Strong 348
8 Sasha Banks 298
9 Zack Sabre Jr 293
10 Will Ospreay 284
11 Shinsuke Nakamura 277
12 Kevin Owens 250
13 Brock Lesnar 230
14 Tomoaki Honma 225
15 Bayley 212
16 Chris Hero 190
17 Dragon Lee 176
17 Kamaitachi 176
19 Shingo Takagi 173
20 Roman Reigns 168
21 Timothy Thatcher 162
22 Seth Rollins 142
23 The Young Bucks 134
24 Daisuke Sekimoto 131
24 Shuji Ishikawa 131
26 Meiko Satomura 130
27 Katsuyori Shibata 125
28 Fenix 110
29 Voladro jr 108
30 Becky Lynch 106
31 Kushida 105
32 Kyle O’Reilly 104
33 HARASHIMA 100
34 Cesaro 99
35 Finn Balor 98
36 Mil Muertes 97
37 Marty Scurll 96
38 Minoru Suzuki 92
39 Masaaki Mochizuki 90
40 Atlantis 87
40 La Sombra 87
42 CIMA 83
43 Jimmy Susumu 82
44 Matt Syda; 78
45 Johnny Gargano 77
46 Takashi Sugiura 75
47 Jay Lethal 74
48 Daniel Bryan 73
49 Michael Elgin 70
50 Jimmy Rave 69
50 Masato Yoshino 69
52 Kairi Hojo 68
53 Genichiro Tenryu 67
54 Jay Briscoe 66
55 Ethan Carter III 64
56 Rockstar Spud 64
56 Ryo “Jimmy” Saito 64
56 Yamato 64
59 Kudo 63
60 Io Shirai 62
61 Aja Kong 60
61 Dynamite Kansai 60
61 Euforia 60
61 Hiroyo Matsumoto 60
61 Kellie Skater 60
61 Kyoko Kimura 60
61 Mayumi Ozaki 60
61 Misaki Ohata 60
61 Mistico 60
61 Niebla Roja 60
61 Tomoka Nakagawa 60
61 Ultimo Guerrero 60
61 Valiente 60
74 Hirooki Goto 55
74 Virus 55
76 Jimmy Kagetora 54
77 Sachihoko Boy 54
78 Doc Gallows 53
78 Karl Anderson 53
78 Mark Briscoe 53
78 War Machine 53
82 Kohei Sato 52
82 Yuji Okabayashi 52
84 T-Hawk 51
85 Mark Haskins 50
86 Flamita 48
87 Lucha Dragons 45
87 The New Day 45
87 The Usos 45
90 Dr. Cerebro 44
91 Pentagon jr 44
92 Go Shiozaki 43
92 Joe Doering 43
94 Kazushi Sakuraba 42
95 Tommy End 40
96 The Undertaker 39
97 Jimmy Havoc 37
98 Drew Galloway 36
98 KZY 36
100 Andrew Everett 34
100 Biff Busick 34
100 Super Dragon 34
100 Trevor Lee 34
104 Samoa Joe 33
105 Anthony Henry 31
106 Mike Bailey 29
107 Cyber Kong 28
107 Genki Horiguchi 28
107 Jimmy Kanda 28
107 K-ness 28
107 Mondai Ryu 28
107 Naruki Doi 28
107 Tanizaki Naoki 28
114 Vampiro 25
115 Drew Gulak 24
116 BxB Hulk 22
116 Uhaa Nation 22
118 Charlotte 20
119 Aero Star 19
119 Drago 19
121 Barbaro Cavernario 18
121 Titan 18
123 Naomichi Marufuji 17
124 Sami Zayn 16
125 Ken Ohka 13
125 Yohei Komatsu 13
127 Avisman 11
127 Hijo del Perro Aguayo 11
127 Kyle Matthews 11
127 Myzteziz 11
127 Rush 11
132 Roppongi Vice 7
133 Prince Puma 6
134 Alberto El Patron 5
134 Eddie Kingston 5
134 Johnny Mundo 5
134 Mia Yim 5
138 Adam Cole 1
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Re: 2015 Match of the Year - Official Discussion

Post by DETROIT_KEJB » Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:53 pm

Awesome man. It's cool to see.

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Re: 2015 Match of the Year - Official Discussion

Post by Darren » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:35 pm

DETROIT_KEJB wrote:Awesome man. It's cool to see.
Thanks, much appreciated.

The Match of the Year poll so good, the rankings are fascinating and the write ups were such a fun read, kinda inspired me to add a bit of extra detail to it.

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Re: 2015 Match of the Year - Official Discussion

Post by wac » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:40 pm

Surprising to see Ospreay ahead of Nakamura.

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Re: 2015 Match of the Year - Official Discussion

Post by CheezeWhiz » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:37 pm

Late, but just want to chime in that this was a fun project and a blast to read

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