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The Best Wrestling Matches of 2017

Friday, December 23, 2016

2016 was here.

Every match I've ever rated 5 stars is here.

Every WWF/E 4 1/4+ match I've ever rated is here.

Each year I look to record every 4 star match and up I see. 

You'll see 3 lists.  Every 4 1/2+ match, the best 4 star WWE matches of the year, and then every other 4 star match, those will be unranked, just listed as I see them. The 2017 wrestling year starts in December, 2016. 


MOTY
1. Okada v. Omega (NJPW, Jan) 5
2. Okada v. Shibata (NJPW, Apr) 5
3. Omega v. Naito (NJPW, Aug) 5
4. Kushida v. Ospreay (NJPW, June) 5

5. Okada v. Omega (NJPW, June) 4 3/4
6. Ospreay v. Ricochet (NJPW, May) 4 3/4
7. Takahashi v. Dragon Lee (NJPW, Feb) 4 3/4
8. Ishii v. Omega (NJPW, Mar) 4 3/4 
9. Nakajima v. Sugiura (NOAH, Jan) 4 3/4
10. Ibushi v. Naito (NJPW, July) 4 3/4 
11. Ishikawa v. Miyahara (AJPW, Aug) 4 3/4

12. Ishii v. Naito (NJPW, Oct) 4 1/2
13. Omega v. Okada (NJPW, Aug) 4 1/2
14. Dragon Lee v. Takahashi (NJPW, May) 4 1/2
15. Takeshita v. Endo (DDT, Aug) 4 1/2
16. Ospreay v. Eagles (PWA, Aug) 4 1/2
17. Naito v. Elgin (NJPW, Feb) 4 1/2
18. Hero v. Sabre (Evolve, Jan) 4 1/2
19. Ishii v. Ibushi (NJPW, Jul) 4 1/2
20. Ishii v. Shibata (NJPW, Mar) 4 1/2

21. Ishii v. Omega (NJPW, July) 4 1/2
22. Walter v. Dragunov (WXW, Mar) 4 1/2
23. Miyahara v. Suwama (AJPW, Oct) 4 1/2
24. Nakajima v. Cage (NOAH, July) 4 1/2
25. Ishii v. Sabre (NJPW, Aug) 4 1/2
26. Okada v. Elgin (NJPW, Jul) 4 1/2
27. Goto v. Shibata (NJPW, Jan) 4 1/2
28. Suwama v. Ishikawa (AJPW, Jul) 4 1/2
29. Edwards v. Nakajima (NOAH, Aug) 4 1/2
30. Kotoge/Go v. Marufuji/Taniguchi (May, NOAH) 4 1/2 

31. Riddle v. Shibata (RPW, Jan) 4 1/2
32. Ospreay v. White (ROH, May) 4 1/2
33. Naito v. Tanahashi (NJPW, Jan) 4 1/2
34. Fox v. Killshot (LU, Sep) 4 1/2
35. Bucks v. Briscoes (ROH, Dec 2016) 4 1/2
36. Go/Taniguchi v. Kotoge/Marufuji (NOAH, Jan) 4 1/2
37. Ospreay v. Shibata (NJPW, Feb) 4 1/2
38. Ospreay v. Takahashi (NJPW, May) 4 1/2
39. Ishii v. Goto (NJPW, Jul) 4 1/2
40. Janela v. Guevara (PWG, Sep) 4 1/2

41. Young Bucks vs. Ricochet & Matt Sydal vs. Fenix & Penta El Zero M (PWG, Mar) 4 1/2
42. Elgin v. Sabre (AAW, Mar) 4 1/2
43. Omega v. Ishii (NJPW, May) 4 1/2 
44. Omega v. Elgin (NJPW, July) 4 1/2
45. Ishii v. Naito (NJPW, July) 4 1/2
46. Dunne v. Bate (WWE, May) 4 1/2 
47. Ibushi v. Tanahashi (NJPW, Aug) 4 1/2
48. Ibushi v. Tanahashi (NJPW, Nov) 4 1/2
49. Naito v. Tanahashi (NJPW, Aug) 4 1/2
50. Ospreay v. Kushida (NJPW, Oct) 4 1/2

51. Ospreay v. Gordon (ROH, Oct) 4 1/2 
52. Edwards v. Marufuji (NOAH, Oct) 4 1/2 
53. Kotoko/Yoshino/Doi v. CIMA/DKid/Eita v. Shingo/THawk/Lindaman (DG, Sep) 4 1/2 





Best WWE Matches of the Year
1. Bate v. Dunne (NXT, May) 4 1/2
2. Bate v. Andrews (UK Challenge, May) 4 1/4
3. Cena v. Styles (Royal Rumble, Jan) 4 1/4
4. HIAC: Usos v. New Day (HIAC, Oct) 4 1/4
5. MITB: Corbin v. Zayn v. Styles v. Nakamura v. Owens v. Zigger (June, MITB) 4 1/4
6. Lesnar v. Joe v. Reigns v. Strowman (Summer Slam, Aug) 4 1/4 
7. Revival v. DIY v. AoP (NXT, Apr) 4 1/4
8. Chamber Match (Elimination Chamber, Feb) 4 1/4
9. Bate v. Dunne (UK Tourn, Jan) 4 1/4
10. Gargano v. Almas (NXT, Aug) 4

11. Asuka v. Moon (NXT, Aug) 4 
12. Usos v. New Day (Summer Slam pre show, Aug) 4
13. Owens v. Reigns (Royal Rumble, Jan) 4
14. Balor v. Styles (TLC, Oct) 4
15. Itami v. Strong (NXT, May) 4
16. Nakamura v. Roode (NXT, Apr) 4
17. Ambrose v. AJ (TLC, Dec 2016) 4
18. DIY v. AoP (NXT, May) 4
19. Asuka v. Cross (NXT, June) 4
20. Joe v. Rollins v. Reigns v. Balor v. Wyatt (Extreme Rules, June) 4

21. Hardys v. Cesaro/Sheamus v. Anderson/Gallows v. Cass/Enzo (Wrestlemania 33, Apr) 4
22. Itami v. Black (NXT, Aug) 4



Other 4 Star Matches (not ranked)
Makabe/Honma v. Tonga/Roa (NJPW, Dec 2016) 4
Williams/Yehi v. Ricochet/Kaasa (Evolve, Dec 2016) 4
Cole v. O'Reilly (ROH, Dec 2016) 4 1/4
Cage v. Texano (LU, Dec 2016) 4
Marufuji v. Sugiura (NOAH, Dec 2016) 4 1/4
Ricochet v. Ospreay (OTT, Dec 2016) 4 1/4
Harashima v. Irie (DDT, Dec 2016) 4 1/4
Takahashi v. Kushida (NJPW, Jan) 4 1/4
Ohara v. Ishimori (NOAH, Jan) 4 1/4
Sekimoto/Okabayashi v. Sato/Ishikawa (BJ, Jan ) 4
Harashima v. Bailey (DDT, Jan) 4
Volador Jr v Ultimo Guerrero (CMLL/NJPW, Jan) 4
Scurll v. Sabre (RPW, Jan) 4 1/4 
Okada v, Suzuki (NJPW, Feb) 4
Kenny Omega/Cody/Young Bucks v Kazuchika Okada/Will Ospreay/ Mark & Jay Briscoe (NJPW/ROH Feb) 4
Ultimo Guerrero v. Valiente v. Volador (CMLL, Feb) 4 1/4
Ospreay v. Galloway (Mar, What Culture) 4
Shibata v. Suzuki (Mar, NJPW) 4 1/4
Sabre v. Thatcher (Mar, Evolve) 4
Nakajima v. Go (Mar, NOAH) 4
Lethal v. Fish (Mar, ROH) 4
Rush v. Scurll (Mar, ROH) 4 1/4
Hardys v. Bucks v. RVice (Mar, ROH) 4 1/4
Walter v. Starr (WxW, Mar) 4
Ricochet v. Lee (Evolve, Mar) 4
Dunne v. Haskins (Progress, Mar) 4
SPPT v. Callihan/Strickland (Progress, Mar) 4
Trent Seven v. Riddle (Progress, Mar) 4
Okada v. Ibushi (NJPW, Mar) 4
Bucks v. Hardys (ROH, Apr) 4 1/4
Allin v. Page (Evolve, Apr) 4
O'Reilly v. Yehi (Evolve, Apr) 4
Sabre v. Rush (Evolve, Apr) 4
Ricochet v. Takahashi (NJPW, Apr) 4 1/4
Kagetora v. Yamamura (DG, May) 4
Ospreay v. Scurll (NJPW, May) 4
Will Ospreay, Kazuchika Okada, Mark Briscoe & Jay Briscoe vs. Bullet Cub (Nick Jackson, Matt Jackson, Cody & Kenny Omega) (ROH, Feb) 4
Ricochet v. Takahashi (NJPW, May) 4
Eita v. Yamato (DG, May) 4 1/4
Shingo v. Mochizuki (DG, May) 4 1/4
Kushida v. Taguchi (NJPW, May) 4 1/4
Elgin v. Riddle (AAW, Apr) 4
Mack v. Mundo (LU, May) 4
Kushida v. Volador (NJPW, June) 4
Bushi v Kushida (NJPW, May) 4
Kotoge v. Kitayima (NOAH, May) 4 1/4
Riddle v. O'Reilly (Evolve, May) 4
Rush v. Sabre (Evolve, May) 4 1/4
Bucks/Cole v. Callihan/Crists (PWG, Feb) 4
Ishikara v. Miyahara (AJPW, May) 4
Shingo v. Hulk (DG, June) 4
Kamitani v. H Suzuki (BJ, June) 4
Tanahashi v. Naito (NJPW, June) 4 1/4
Bucks v. RPG Vice (NJPW, June) 4
Kushida v. Takahashi (NJPW, June) 4 1/4
Kushida v. Scurll (ROH, June) 4
Bucks v. War Machine v. Best Friends (ROH, June) 4
Bucks v. War Machine (PWG, Apr) 4
Omega v. Lethal (NJPW, July) 4
Kushida v. O'Reilly (Rev Pro July) 4
Riddle v. Ishii (Rev Pro July) 4 1/4
Ishii v. Goto (NJPW, July) 4
Cima/DKid v. Yoshino/Doi (DG, July) 4
Tanahashi v. Yuji (NJPW, July) 4
Ishii v. Makabe (NJPW, Jul) 4 1/4
Okada v. Sanada (NJPW, Jul) 4
Okada v. Evil (NJPW, Aug) 4
Ibushi v. Sabre (NJPW, Jul) 4
Sanada v. Evil (NJPW, Jul) 4
Naito v. Hashi (NJPW, Jul) 4 1/4
Okada v. Yano (NJPW, Jul) 4
Riddle v. Lee v. Williams v. Walter (Evolve, Aug) 4
Ricochet v. Pentagon Dark (LU, Aug) 4
Ibushi v. Yuji (NJPW, Aug) 4 1/4
Okada v. Suzuki (NJPW, Aug) 4
Tanahashi v. Ishii (NJPW, Aug) 4 1/4
Bucks v. Ricochet/Taguchi (NJPW, Aug) 4
Okabayashi/Sekimoto v. Nomura/Kai (AJPW, Aug) 4 1/4
Ospreay v. Bailey (WCPW, Aug) 4 1/4
Ospreay v. Ricochet (WCPW, Aug) 4 1/4
Ospreay v. Mysterio (WCPW, Aug) 4 1/4
Kushida v. Sabre (WCWP, Aug) 4
Go/Kotoge v. Marufuji/Taniguchi (NOAH, Aug) 4 1/4
Fox v. Killshot (LU, Sep) 4 1/4
Shingo/Okabyashi v. Sato/Sekimoto (BJPW, Sep) 4 1/4
Yamato/Hulk v. Yoshino/Doi (DG, Sep) 4
CIMA/DKid v. Shimizu/Kotoka (DG, Sep) 4
Shingo/THawk/Yoshida/Lindaman/Tominaga v. Genki/Saito/Susumu/Kanda/KNess (DG Sep) 4 1/4
Mochizuki v. Yamato (DG, Sep) 4
Shimizu v. Mochizuki (DG Sep) 4 1/4
Yoshino/Doi v. Saito/Susumu (DG, Aug) 4
Tanahashi v. Sabre (NJ, Sep) 4
Ishimori v. Harada (NOAH, Oct) 4
King v. Kushida (ROH, Sep) 4
Lethal v. Silas Young (ROH, Sep) 4
MCMG v. Bucks (ROH, Sep) 4
Horus v. Fenix (PWG, Sep) 4 1/4
Dijak/Lee v. Riddle/Cobb (PWG, Sep) 4 1/4
Flamita v. Ricochet (PWG, Sep) 4
Ricochet/Sydal v. Sabre/Scurll (PWG, Sep) 4 1/4
Riddle v. Elgin (PWG, Sep) 4
Dijak v. Lee (PWG, Sep) 4 1/4
Riddle v. Penta (PWG, Sep) 4
Ricochet v. Banks (PWG, Sep) 4
Lee v. Cobb v. Ricochet (PWG, Sep) 4
Lee v. Ishii (Rev Pro, Nov) 4 1/4
Ospreay v. Scurll (NJPW, Nov) 4 1/4
Omega v. Trent (NJPW, Nov) 4 1/4















2016-17 NBA All Star Teams (Second build)

First build was here.

We're 30 games into the 2016-17 NBA season, here are who should be the All-Stars.  I'll do this again at the halfway mark.  Wins number is combination of Hollinger/Real P-M/Win Shares.

East

Starters
C H.Whiteside Mia  4
F G.Antntetokounmpo Mil 6
F J.Butler Chi 6.25
K.Lowry Tor 5.5
G D.DeRozan Tor 4.5

Reserves
L.James Cle 5.5
K.Love Cle 4.5
J.Wall Wash 4.25
K.Walker Char 4.25
K.Porzingis NY 4
I.Thomas Bos 4
D.Howard Atl 3.75

Alternates
M.Turner Ind 3.5
O.Porter Wash 3.5
J.Teague Ind 3.5
P. Millsap Atl 3.25
B. Lopez Brook 3.25
A.Drummond Det 3.25
K.Irving Cle 3.25
B.Beal Wash 3


West

Starters
C R.Gobert Utah 5
F K.Durant GSW 6.75
F K.Leonard SA 6
G J.Harden Hou 7.5 - MVP
G C.Paul LAC 7

Reserves
R.Westbrook OKC 6.5
A.Davis NO 5.75
S.Curry GSW 5.5
D.Cousins Sac 5.5
D.Lillard Port 5.25
M.Gasol Mem 4.5
D.Green GSW 4.25

Alternates
B.Griffin LAC 4
D.Jordan LAC 3.75
L.Williams LAL 3.75
CJ McCollum Port 3.75
K-A Towns Min 3.5
G.Hayward Utah 3.5
E.Bledsoe Pho 3











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