David's Top Ten: Favorite Matches of All Time

David’s Top Ten: Favorite Matches of All Time!

David is the cousin of Chris Cash, he’s 13 and a HUGE wrestling fan. He’ll be writing regular Top 10 articles here on the site, plus he and Chris host “Two Cousins Talking Wrestling” every Wednesday. David would love to know what you think about his Top 10 lists by leaving a comment below!

#10: Triple H vs Randy Orton at WrestleMania 25 (2009)

A match that was fueled by personal animosity, Orton vs. Triple H at WrestleMania 25 provided a final resolution for this feud. While the stipulations on the match created limitations for the two in the ring, they still performed in one of my favorite matches of all time.

#9: Chris Jericho vs. John Cena for the World Heavyweight Championship at Armageddon (2008)

Chris Jericho and John Cena put on some great matches during the year of 2008. This match from Armageddon was my favorite out of all of them. The World Heavyweight Championship was on the line, and Jericho would have to prove that he is the best in the world at what he does.

#8: Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XIX (2003)

Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar proved to be an excellent bout between two championship amateur wrestlers. Both men pulled out all the stops in this one, even a shooting star press from Lesnar, to entertain the masses at WrestleMania XIX.

#7: Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels at SummerSlam (2002)

A match so violent and personal, it was unsanctioned by the WWE. Triple H’s feud with his former DX partner in 2002 would yield a few classic matches, but this one is my favorite.

#6: Brock Lesnar vs. CM Punk at SummerSlam (2013)

Brock Lesnar vs. CM Punk at SummerSlam proved that the Beast vs. the Best was indeed “best for business.” These two guys stole the show with a brutal slugfest involving managers, steel chairs, and more.

#5: CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 28 (2012)

The Best in the World vs. the Best in the World at What He Does. Epic encounter between Punk and Jericho at WrestleMania 28. Definitely one of my favorite matches of all time.

#4: Randy Orton vs. John Cena for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam (2007)

Back when Cena vs. Orton wasn’t the feud that we saw consistently, this match showcased both men in the prime of their popularity. Great match all around.

#3: John Cena vs. CM Punk for the WWE Championship at Money In The Bank (2011)

The most electrifying match in recent memory, Punk claimed he would steal the WWE title from the company and never returned…and the Chicago crowd ate it up. Great storytelling, emotion, and in-ring action. This match HAS to be one of the greatest of all time!

#2: CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship at Over The Limit (2012)

Two of the greatest ring workers in the business today hooking up on PPV? Yes please. This match was technically perfect, and almost made it as my favorite match of all time.

#1. The Rock vs Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania 19 (2003)

The third and final meeting between Austin and Rock was THE WrestleMania moment for me. This match had everything and will likely forever be my favorite match of all time!

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  • Frank Manzo

    Great list of matches! Some of them are usually forgotten but definitely great. Especially love the Shawn vs HHH match at Summerslam 02 & Lesnar vs Punk from 2013

  • Doug O Mac

    Sick list! Angle vs. Lesnar is one of the best ‘Mania matches ever, even with the botched Shooting Star Press! And your most favorite match of all time is my favorite Austin vs. Rock match as well. Epic!

  • Alex Besong

    David, this a tremendous list of top ten matches! I too am am a bit of a young wrestling fan like yourself. I like your inclusion of the Daniel Bryan vs. CM Punk match at Over the Limit along with the Chris Jericho vs. John Cena match at Armageddon, which is a very underrated match. Looking forward to your next top ten list!

  • http://thedustyfinish.com Mike Lynch

    Love the picks. I’m glad to see people ALREADY including Punk/Lesnar on top 10 lists. That got overlooked last year for MOTY, and I think it was easily one of my favorites.