Greatest Wrestling Matches of All Time

by mehrul-bari | created - 18 Apr 2015 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

Best Wrestler Not in the Top 100: Mr. Perfect/Curt Hennig Longest Match in the Top 100: CM Punk v Chris Hero Shortest Match in the Top 100: Tomohiro Ishii v Katsuyori Shibata Wrestler with the Most Matches in the Top 100: Shawn Michaels (11 matches) Wrestler with the Most Matches in the Entire List: Daniel Bryan/Bryan Danielson/American Dragon (33 matches)

Honorable mentions from pg. 2 onward, which are in order by date (more to be added later.)

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1. The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania (2009 TV Special)

TV-PG | 240 min | Sport

Widely recognized as one of the most breathtaking matches of all time, the Legend who is 16-0 at WrestleMania takes on the Icon known as Mr. WrestleMania. Undertaker and Shawn Michaels deliver an epic clash for the ages.

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Paul Levesque, Randy Orton, Mark Calaway, Shawn Michaels

Votes: 941

Shawn Michaels v The Undertaker

2. Clash of the Champions VI: Ragin' Cajun (1989 TV Special)

120 min | Action, Sport

Ricky Steamboat vs Ric Flair in a two-out-of-three falls match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.

Stars: Richard Blood, Steve Borden, Ric Flair, Eddie Gilbert

Votes: 26

Ric Flair v Ricky Steamboat (2/3 Falls)

Pro Wrestling NOAH: Navigate for Evolution - Night 9 (2003) Mitsuharu Misawa v Kenta Kobashi

4. WrestleMania 13 (1997 TV Special)

TV-14 | 180 min | Action, Sport

"Psycho" Sid Vicious defends the WWF Championship against The Undertaker.

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Sid Eudy, Mark Calaway, Bret Hart, Steve Austin

Votes: 692

Bret Hart v Stone Cold Steve Austin (No Holds Barred, Submission)

5. WrestleMania III (1987 TV Special)

TV-PG | 180 min | Action, Sport

Hulk Hogan goes up against Andre the Giant for the WWF World Championship, while Randy 'Macho Man' Savage battles Ricky Steamboat for the Intercontinental Championship at the Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit.

Director: Kerwin Silfies | Stars: Hulk Hogan, André the Giant, Randy Savage, Richard Blood

Votes: 1,263

"Macho Man" Randy Savage v Ricky Steamboat

6. WrestleMania X-Seven (2001 TV Special)

TV-14 | 225 min | Action, Sport

WWF Title: The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin, WWF Intercontinental Title: Chris Jericho vs. William Regal, WWF tag Team Titles (TLC Match): The Hardy Boyz vs. The Dudley Boyz vs. Edge & ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Steve Austin, Adam Copeland, Jay Reso

Votes: 1,971

The Hardy Boyz v Edge and Christian v The Dudley Boyz [Matt Hardy & Jeff Hardy vs. Edge & Christian vs. Bubba Ray Dudley & D-Von Dudley] (TLC)

7. TNA Wrestling: Unbreakable (2005 TV Special)

TV-14 | 180 min | Sport

Unbreakable was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by the Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) promotion that took place on September 11, 2005 at the TNA Impact. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Vettor | Stars: A.J. Styles, Christopher Daniels, Joe Seanoa, Scott Levy

Votes: 30

A.J. Styles v Samoa Joe v Christopher Daniels (Three Way)

Hiroshi Tanahashi v Kazuchika Okada

9. Halloween Havoc (1997 TV Special)

Sport

Steel Cage Match (non-title): WCW Champion Hollywood Hogan vs. Roddy Piper, WCW United States Title: Curt Hennig vs. Ric Flair, WCW Cruiserweight Title (Belt vs. Mask Match): Eddie Guerrero... See full summary »

Stars: Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper, Curt Hennig, Ric Flair

Votes: 59

Eddie Guerrero v Rey Misterio Jr. (Title vs. Mask)

10. NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 11 (2017 TV Special)

Sport

The Super Bowl of Japanese Wrestling just gets better, as challenger Kenny Omega fights Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP World Heavyweight Title, and the rest of the card fights for control of New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Stars: Kazuchika Okada, Kenny Omega, Tetsuya Naito, Hiroshi Tanahashi

Votes: 109

Kazuchika Okada v Kenny Omega

11. Ring of Honor Wrestling (2009– )

TV-14 | Sport

Ring of Honor (ROH) is an American professional wrestling promotion, founded in 2002 by RF Video owner Rob Feinstein. From 2004 to 2011, the promotion was under the ownership of Cary Silkin... See full summary »

Stars: Bobby Cruise, Todd Sinclair, Paul Turner, Kevin Kelly

Votes: 392

ROH: Joe vs. Punk II (2004) CM Punk v Samoa Joe

12. Ring of Honor Wrestling (2009– )

TV-14 | Sport

Ring of Honor (ROH) is an American professional wrestling promotion, founded in 2002 by RF Video owner Rob Feinstein. From 2004 to 2011, the promotion was under the ownership of Cary Silkin... See full summary »

Stars: Bobby Cruise, Todd Sinclair, Paul Turner, Kevin Kelly

Votes: 392

ROH Driven (2007) Bryan Danielson v Nigel McGuinness

13. WrestleMania XXVI (2010 TV Special)

TV-PG | 240 min | Action, Sport

Still stinging from his narrow defeat a year earlier, The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels has goaded Undertaker into a rematch by putting his career on the line. Something's gotta give- The ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Mark Calaway, Shawn Michaels, John Cena, Dave Bautista

Votes: 872

Shawn Michaels v The Undertaker (No DQ/Streak vs. Career)

14. WCW/NWA Chi-Town Rumble (1989 TV Special)

Sport

Ricky Steamboat vs Ric Flair for the NWA World Championship; The Road Warriors vs The Varsity Club for the NWA Tag Team Championship; Lex Luger vs Barry Windham for the NWA United States ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Blood, Steve Borden, James E. Cornette, Bobby Eaton

Votes: 54

Ric Flair v Ricky Steamboat

15. WWE Money in the Bank (2011 TV Special)

TV-PG | 169 min | Action, Sport

In one historic night, CM Punk walked away with the WWE Championship. John Cena was fired. And, Daniel Bryan and Alberto Del Rio both won Money in the Bank Ladder Matches to claim championship contracts.

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: C.M. Punk, John Cena, Bryan Danielson, Alberto Del Rio

Votes: 391

CM Punk v John Cena

16. AJPW Samurai TV (2000–2008)

Sport

The stars of All Japan Pro Wrestling perform in the rings of Japan in the most high pace action on Samurai TV.

Stars: Maunakea Mossman, Joe Doering, Rene Dupree, Kaz Hayashi

Votes: 5

All Japan Pro Wrestling: Super Power Series - Night 16 (1994) Mitsuharu Misawa v Toshiaki Kawada

ROH Glory by Honor V - Night 2 (2006) Bryan Danielson v KENTA

18. WCW/NWA WrestleWar (1989 TV Special)

150 min | Action, Sport

Ric Flair vs Ricky Steamboat for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship with Terry Funk, Lou Thesz, and Pat O'Connor as special judges in the event the match goes to a time limit draw.

Director: Craig Leathers | Stars: Sam Anoai, Richard Blood, Steve Borden, Bob Caudle

Votes: 57

Ric Flair v Ricky Steamboat

19. WrestleMania XX (2004 TV Special)

TV-14 | 275 min | Sport

... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Chris Benoit, Paul Levesque, Shawn Michaels, Eddie Guerrero

Votes: 1,672

Shawn Michaels v Triple H v Chris Benoit (Triple Threat)

21. AJPW Samurai TV (2000–2008)

Sport

The stars of All Japan Pro Wrestling perform in the rings of Japan in the most high pace action on Samurai TV.

Stars: Maunakea Mossman, Joe Doering, Rene Dupree, Kaz Hayashi

Votes: 5

All Japan Pro Wrestling: October Giant Series - Night 18 (1998) Mitsuharu Misawa v Kenta Kobashi

ROH: All Star Extravaganza II (2004) CM Punk v Samoa Joe

23. NJPW Dominion 6.9 (2018 TV Special)

Sport

The wrestlers of NJPW, reach new heights with the undercard and duel main events between IWGP heavyweight champion Kazuchika Okada Vs challenger, Kenny Omega and IWGP intercontinental champion Tetsuya Naito Vs challenger, Chris Jericho.

Stars: Kenny Omega, Kazuchika Okada, Chris Jericho, Tetsuya Naito

Votes: 72

Kenny Omega v Kazuchika Okada (No Time Limit, 2/3 Falls)

24. WrestleMania X (1994 TV Special)

164 min | Action, Sport

The 10th annual WrestleMania saw a return to the place where it all began: New York City's Madison Square Garden. After losing a scintillating opener to younger brother Owen, Bret Hart ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Yokozuna, Bret Hart, Larry Pfohl, Scott Hall

Votes: 935

Bret Hart v Owen Hart

25. WrestleMania 21 (2005 TV Special)

TV-14 | 275 min | Sport

Rey Mysterio vs Eddie Guerrero, Money in the Bank Ladder Match - Edge vs Kane vs Christian vs Chris Benoit vs Shelton Benjamin vs Chris Jericho, Kurt Angle vs Shawn Michaels, Randy Orton vs... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Dave Bautista, Paul Levesque, John Cena, John Layfield

Votes: 1,243

Shawn Michaels v Kurt Angle

26. Ring of Honor Wrestling (2009– )

TV-14 | Sport

Ring of Honor (ROH) is an American professional wrestling promotion, founded in 2002 by RF Video owner Rob Feinstein. From 2004 to 2011, the promotion was under the ownership of Cary Silkin... See full summary »

Stars: Bobby Cruise, Todd Sinclair, Paul Turner, Kevin Kelly

Votes: 392

ROH Unified (2006) Bryan Danielson v Nigel McGuinness

New Japan Pro Wrestling: King of Pro-Wrestling (2013) Hiroshi Tanahashi v Kazuchika Okada

28. Royal Rumble (2003 TV Special)

180 min | Sport

The 16th annual Royal Rumble match, with the winner to recieve a WWE or World Title shot at WrestleMania XIX, WWE Title: Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit, World Title: Triple H vs. Scott Steiner... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Kurt Angle, Chris Benoit, Brock Lesnar, Mark Calaway

Votes: 519

Kurt Angle v Chis Benoit

NOAH: Departure (2004) Kenta Kobashi v Jun Akiyama

30. Summerslam (1992 TV Special)

167 min | Action, Sport

First World Wrestling Federation pay per view ever outside of North America as it took place in London's Wembley Stadium. Matches for this pay per view included the classic Intercontinental... See full summary »

Stars: Bret Hart, Randy Savage, Jim Hellwig, Davey Boy Smith

Votes: 391

Bret Hart v The British Bulldog

NOAH: Destiny (2005) Kenta Kobashi v Kensuke Sasaki

32. ROH: Supercard of Honor (2006 Video)

Sport

Bryan Danielson defends the ROH World Heavyweight Title against Roderick Strong, Chad Collyer faces Ace Steel in a First Blood Match, a Three-Way-Match with Samoa Joe, Christopher Daniels ... See full summary »

Stars: Melissa Anderson, Jimmy Bower, Colt Cabana, Claudio Castagnoli

Votes: 8

Blood Generation v Do Fixers [CIMA, Masato Yoshino & Naruki Doi vs. Dragon Kid, Genki Horiguchi & Ryo Saito] (Six Man Tag Match)

Kenny Omega v Kazuchika Okada

34. Summerslam (1994 TV Special)

169 min | Sport

WWF title (steel cage match): Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart, WWF Intercontinental title: Diesel vs. Razor Ramon, WWF Women's title: Alundra Blayze vs. Bull Nakano, Undertaker vs. Undertaker, ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Mark Calaway, Brian Harris

Votes: 249

Bret Hart v Owen Hart (Steel Cage)

35. AJPW Samurai TV (2000–2008)

Sport

The stars of All Japan Pro Wrestling perform in the rings of Japan in the most high pace action on Samurai TV.

Stars: Maunakea Mossman, Joe Doering, Rene Dupree, Kaz Hayashi

Votes: 5

All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling: Dreamslam 1 Akira Hokuto v Shinobu Kandori

36. WWE: The Bash (2009 TV Special)

TV-PG | 180 min | Action, Sport

Triple threat tag title match: Edge & Y2J vs The Colons vs The Legacy. Intercontinental title match: Mysterio vs Y2J. World title match: CM punk vs Jeff Hardy. 3 stages of hell WWE title match: Orton vs HHH.

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: John Cena, Adam Copeland, Mike 'The Miz' Mizanin, Donald Trump

Votes: 111

Chris Jericho v Rey Mysterio (Title vs. Mask)

37. AJPW Samurai TV (2000–2008)

Sport

The stars of All Japan Pro Wrestling perform in the rings of Japan in the most high pace action on Samurai TV.

Stars: Maunakea Mossman, Joe Doering, Rene Dupree, Kaz Hayashi

Votes: 5

All Japan Pro Wrestling: Fan Appreciation Day (1991) Kenta Kobashi, Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada v Akira Taue, Jumbo Tsuruta & Masanobu Fuchi (Six Man Tag Team)

38. AJPW Samurai TV (2000–2008)

Sport

The stars of All Japan Pro Wrestling perform in the rings of Japan in the most high pace action on Samurai TV.

Stars: Maunakea Mossman, Joe Doering, Rene Dupree, Kaz Hayashi

Votes: 5

All Japan Pro Wrestling: Super Power Series - Night 14 (1999) Mitsuharu Misawa v Kenta Kobashi

New Japan Pro Wrestling: Big Fight Series II (1983) Dynamite Kid v Tiger Mask

41. Eastern Championship Wrestling (1993–2000)

Action, Sport

The flagship program for Extreme (formerly NWA Eastern) Championship Wrestling, featuring a unique combination of wild, hardcore brawls, intense promos and the best wrestling anywhere, ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Heyman, Jim Molineaux, Bob Artese, Joey Styles

Votes: 465

ECW Hardcore TV (26/08/1995) Eddie Guerrero v Dean Malenko (2/3 Falls)

42. WWE Elimination Chamber (2014 TV Special)

Action

The main event was the Elimination Chamber match, where Randy Orton will defended the title against five wrestlers after retaining it at the Royal Rumble from John Cena. Meanwhile for the first time The Shield faced The Wyatt Family.

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Ariane Andrew, Joe Anoa'i, Dave Bautista, Thaddeus Bullard

Votes: 173

The Shield v The Wyatt Family [Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper & Erick Rowan] (Six Man Tag Team)

43. AJPW Samurai TV (2000–2008)

Sport

The stars of All Japan Pro Wrestling perform in the rings of Japan in the most high pace action on Samurai TV.

Stars: Maunakea Mossman, Joe Doering, Rene Dupree, Kaz Hayashi

Votes: 5

All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling: Destiny (1995) Akira Hokuto v Manami Toyota

44. WWF in Your House: Badd Blood (1997 TV Special)

PG | 180 min | Action, Sport

Hell in a Cell(Non-Title):WWF European Champion Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker, WWF Intercontinental Title: Owen Hart vs. Faarooq, WWF Tag Team Titles: The Godwins vs. The Headbangers, ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Shawn Michaels, Mark Calaway, Owen Hart, Ron Simmons

Votes: 236

Shawn Michaels v The Undertaker (HIAC)