2020 MOTYC/Recommend A Match

cobainwasmurdered

CWM
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this thread is for people to put what they think are the best matches of the year, even if you think the MOTY already happened if something is really damn great you should still toss it in here for other people to check out. I'll be updating the top post throughout the year.

1/1 Cody vs. Darby Allin, AEW Dynamite
1/3 Kento Miyahara Vs Jake Lee
1/4 Go Shiozaki Vs Kaito Kiyomiya
1/4 Hiromu Vs Ospreay
1/4 Jay White Vs Naito
1/4 Ibushi Vs Okada
1/5 - Naito vs. Okada
1/5 Jay White Vs Ibushi
1/6 Shingo/EVIL Vs Goto/Ishii
1/7 Lee Moriarty vs Alex Shelley AIW: Built To Last
1/7 Kylie Rae (c) vs Robert Anthony Freelance Wrestling: Send in the Clowns
1/8 NXT: Lee vs. Grimes vs. Dijakovic vs. Priest
1/11 - Tony Deppen vs Jake Atlas (GCW: I Can't Feel My Face)
1/15 NXT Women's Battle Royale
1/15 Darby Allin vs. Pac
1/18 GCW Take a Picture: Alex Zayne vs Chris Bey
1/20 Rey Vs Andrade Ladder Match
1/24 GCW Just Being Honest: Chris Dickinson vs David Starr
1/24 GCW Just Being Honest: Tony Deppen vs Mance Warner
1/24 Allysin Kay vs. Thunder Rosa
1/25 Undisputed Era vs Imperium
1/26 Men's Rumble Match
2/1 Shingo vs Goto NEVER Open Championsip Match
2/2 ZSJ vs Will Ospreay
2/9- Hiromu Takahashi Vs Ryu Lee
2/9 Jon Moxley Vs Minoru Suzuki
2/12 Riho/Nyla
2/15 Nick Gage vs Rickey Shane Page
2/16 Keith Lee vs Dominik Dijakovic
2/16 Johnny Gargano vs. Finn Balor
2/16 Rhea Ripley vs. Bianca Belair
2/16 Broserweights vs. Fish & O'Reilly
2/16 Dakata Kai Vs Knox
2/19 - Wardlow vs. Cody, cage match
2/24 Sugiura Vs Kaito Kiyomiya
3/8 Daniel Bryan Vs Drew Gulak
3/21/20 (Strong Climb) Yuya Aoki Vs Yasufumi Nakanoue
3/23 - AJPW Triple Crown - Kento Miyahara (c) vs Suwama
4/4 Undertaker Vs AJ Styles
4/5 Rhea Ripley Vs Charlotte Flair
4/5 Bray Wyatt Vs John "Johnny Largemeat" Cena
5/6/2020 - Kenny Omega and Matt Hardy/DAMASCUS vs. Le Sex Gods
5/10 MITB Match
5/13 Riddle Vs Thatcher
5/23 - Mox vs. Brodie Lee
5/23: Jungle Boy vs MJF
5/23: Stadium Stampede
5/26 - The North vs The Deaner Family (Impact Wrestling)
5/27 - Matt Riddle vs Timothy Thatcher (WWE NXT)
6/7/20 Io Vs Charlotte Vs Rhea
6/12 AJ Styles Vs Daniel Bryan
6/14 Edge Vs Orton
6/17 Nagata Vs Minoru Suzuki
6/24 Okada Vs Nagata
7/2 Hiromu Vs Ishii
7/2 Hiromu Vs Okada
7/3 NJ Cup Evil Vs Okada
7/12 Naito Vs EVIL
7/12 SHINGO Vs SHO
7/12 Tanahashi/Ibushi Vs Sabre/Taichi
7/19? Chris Bey Vs Willie Mack
7/19? Deonna Vs Jordynne Grace
7/19 Rey Vs Seth Rollins
7/25 EVIL Vs Hiromu
7/25 ACH vs Tre' LaMar
7/25 Alex Zayne vs Blake Christian
7/25 AJ Gray vs Alex Colon
7/31 Nagata Vs Minoru Suzuki
8/2 Naruki Doi Vs Eita
8/9 Doi/Yoshino Vs Punch/JasonLee
8/10 Bayley Vs Asuka
8/30 Mysterios Vs Seth/Murphy
9/17 Santana/Ortiz Vs Best Friends
9/19 G1 Ishii Vs Minoru Suzuki
9/19 G1 Okada Vs Ibushi
9/20 G1 Naito vs Tanahashi
9/21/2020 - AJPW Jr Title Match - Koji Iwamoto (c) vs Ikuto Hidaka
9/21/2020 - Naruki Doi vs Kzy
9/22: UWN: PrimeTime Live: Priscilla Kelly vs Thunder Rosa
9/23 Naito Vs Zack Sabre Jr
9/27 Ibushi Vs Ishii
9/27 AJ Vs Sami Vs Jeff Hardy
9/27 Roman Reigns Vs Jey Uso
9/30 Ishii Vs Shingo
10/1 Yoshihashi Vs Tanahashi
10/1 SANADA Vs Naito
10/5/20 - Champion Carnival Final - Kento Miyahara vs. Zeus
10/5 G1 Ibushi Vs Ospreay
10/7 Shingo Vs Ibushi
10/10- Kota Ibushi Vs Minoru Suzuki
10/10 Okada Vs Shingo
10/13 Okada Vs Ishii
10/14 G1 Sanada Vs Tanahashi
10/16 G1 Ibushi Vs Taichi
10/16 G1 Minoru Suzuki Vs SHINGO
10/18 SANADA Vs Ibushi
10/23 - NEVEROpen 6 Man Title: DOUKI/ZSJ/Taichi vs Goto/Ishii/YOSHI-HASHI
10/25 HIAC I Quit Roman Vs Jey Uso
10-26- Jay Lethal Vs Hot Sauce Tracy Williams- ROH Pure Title Tournament Semi-Finals match.
10/27 Serena Deeb vs Thunder Rosa
10/29/20: Ilja Dragunov vs. WALTER for the NXT United Kingdom Championship
11-2- Road to POWER STRUGGLE- Dangerous Tekkers Vs Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI- IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Titles Match
11/7 SHINGO Vs Minoru Suzuki




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Gulak/Bryan II
 
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cobainwasmurdered

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1/4 Hiromu Vs Ospreay
1/4 Jay White Vs Naito
1/4 Ibushi Vs Okada

Three different flavours of greatness although White/Naito is overshadowed by the other two. Hiromu/Ospreay got a bit too much for me by the end but there's no denying it was fantastic and a tremendous story. Ibushi/Okada was my favourite of the three.
 

cobainwasmurdered

CWM
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1/15 NXT Women's Battle Royale

one of the best battle royale's I can remember seeing. The mini match at the end with Bianca/Io is amazing with the near elim teases. just fantastic work.
 

cobainwasmurdered

CWM
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1/3 Kento Miyahara Vs Jake Lee
1/4 Go Shiozaki Vs Kaito Kiyomiya

Jake's grown into a legit threat to Kento so the fans know he can beat him. Jake's kicks vs Kento's KNEES are fun times.

Go/Kaito is great stuff with Go coming off like the heir to Kobashi/Misawa for once and they go to war with big moves you'd expect without it getting gross.
 

cobainwasmurdered

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2/9 Jon Moxley Vs Minoru Suzuki

Loved this to bits. Two sick bastards going toe to toe. The facial expressions were great. Loved the ending with Moxley psyching MiSu up to come at him with everything he could one last time.

I liked Lee/Hiromu but I thought the first part of the match with the brutal overhand chops was far more entertaining (I think the crowd thought so too) than all the head drops later. If they'd kept working in the chops (see Marufuji-Okada) it would have made the match much more interesting. I also hated seeing the teases of the move that broke Hiromu's neck because knowing him that means he's going to take it one day. That move needs to never be done again.
 

cobainwasmurdered

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cobainwasmurdered said:
1/3 Kento Miyahara Vs Jake Lee
1/4 Go Shiozaki Vs Kaito Kiyomiya

Jake's grown into a legit threat to Kento so the fans know he can beat him. Jake's kicks vs Kento's KNEES are fun times.

Go/Kaito is great stuff with Go coming off like the heir to Kobashi/Misawa for once and they go to war with big moves you'd expect without it getting gross.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XUM1bqZjfo&t

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh1g_XFcmd0

found them on youtube. Check 'em out. They aren't quite as long as they look because of entrances and post-match if that intimidates you
 

tekcop

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I think the 2/12 Riho/Nyla match we've all mostly praised deserves a low-end spot on the MOTYC spot. AEW's best women's match to date and really strong work from two women who hadn't impressed to that point.
 

Big Beard Booty Daddy

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2/15 Nick Gage vs Rickey Shane Page

Probably the only time a Nick Gage match will make this list. This wasn't a technical masterpiece, but it told an amazing story. RSP stole the GCW World Title from Gage over the summer. He then won it a couple months back from AJ Gray who ended Gage's 700+ day reign. RSP has refused to give Gage a match until tonight. The match was insane and saw Eriic Ryan, a GCW staple, turn on Gage and join RSP's Ohio group, and help RSP retain the title. The show ended with fans littering the ring with garbage akin to what happened with the nWo. It was absolutely insane.
 

KingPK

KingPK
Takeover Portland:

Rhea Ripley vs. Bianca Belair (I thought Bianca was missing a little something to be great. She found it. I think a triple threat is coming)

Broserweights vs. Fish & O'Reilly

You know what, add Kai/Knox to this. The finish was kind of a dud (and Teagan died) but they were beating the fuck out of each other.
 
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