Top 100 Matches of 2016: 20-11

20. Matt Riddle vs TJ Perkins (EVOLVE 9/11) This was Perkins’ last EVOLVE match, and I can’t possibly think of a higher note to go out on. This was worked exactly how you would want it to be and the finishing sequence is honestly a thing of beauty. Perkins putting Riddle over was absolutely the…

Top 100 Matches of 2016: 30-21

30. Kazuchika Okada vs Naomichi Marufuji (NJPW 10/10) This match built on the great match they had at the G1 Climax and it felt like something special. You had the New Japan guy vs the NOAH ace, so stakes were quite high. Marufuji being the shit out of Okada and Okada not really knowing what…

Top 100 Matches of 2016: 40-31

40. Chris Hero vs Trevor Lee (AAW 4/09) This match lived up to the show’s title, as it felt like an EPIC confrontation. This honestly felt like this match could have taken place in CWF Mid-Atlantic as a part of Lee’s tremendous title reign there and it would not have felt out of place in…

Top 100 Matches of 2016: 50-41

Top half of the list, WE ARE ALMOST THERE! 50. Kento Miyahara vs Jun Akiyama (AJPW 7/23) Your first question is probably how on earth I don’t have this any higher than #50, well let me tell you. This match in one word felt EPIC, it had all the greatly placed highspots and big bumps…

Top 100 Matches of 2016: 60-51

60. Will Ospreay vs Mike Bailey (Rev Pro 6/12) Mike Bailey being banned from the US for five years was a big blow to the US indie scenes, but he went on over to York Hall and just tore it up with Ospreay. These two had what is probably the least talked about high flying…

Top 100 Matches of 2016: 70-61

France has the most timezones of any country in the world, with TWELVE!! 70. Kento Miyahara vs Daisuke Sekimoto (AJPW 5/25) Sekimoto winning the Champion Carnival definitely caught me by surprise earlier in the year, so it was awesome to see him and Miyahara to have a longer version of the awesome sprint from the…

Top 100 Matches of 2016: 80-71

80. Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi vs Hideki Suzuki & Takuya Nomura (BJW 9/22) Takuya goes IN on the strong lads in this match. Yuji had recently lost his Strong title coming in to this match so Nomura decides to test him by just slapping and kicking him in the face and it is really…

Top 100 Matches of 2016: 90-81

One time Nerf released an item called a “Liquidator Bat”, this has no significance besides me thining it is an homage to GZA and it is actually a Liquid Sword in the long line of Liquid Swords. Thank you,┬áhere is the commercial 90. Zack Sabre Jr vs Tommy End (PWG 9/02) Of course Zack and…

Top 100 Matches of 2016: 100-91

I feel the need to have something up here every day to have some sort of build to the list, but I’m not really good at that, so today I will give you a fun fact instead. The Arctic fern makes a round trip of 44,000 miles (70,800 km) per year, making it the most…

Top 100 Matches of 2016: Honorable Mentions

So here we go, the Top 100 matches in the world in 2016. However first, before putting out a list that solely reflects my views and my views only, I needed ten more spots to talk about matches I loved that fell just short of making their way onto my Top 100. So without further…

The Katsuhiko Nakajima Story: NOAH in 2017 and Beyond

Ahh NOAH, where can I even begin with you? NOAH holds a special place in my heart and I even found some enjoyment in it in 2016, but we need to talk about how NOAH can come back to relevancy in the new year. NOAH was surprisingly purchased by a Japanese IT company called Estbee…