Top 10 Greatest WWE/WWF Matches of All Time
If anything can beat this match it has to have more than everything, because that's exactly what Taker v Michaels at Wrestlemania 25 was. It was a war. A chokeslam was reversed into a Sweet Chin Music, a Sweet Chin Music was reversed into a Hell's Gate, then reversed it into a Tombstone. They fought on the outside very strongly as Shawn went for a moonsault but got thrown powerfully by Taker. Taker made his famous and iconic Wrestlemania dive in wich he hit the cameraman. Then both men were down including the referee. There was blood too. A Tombstone - 2 count Sweet Chin Music- 2 count another Sweet Chin Music- 2 count Hell's Gate- got out Chokeslam - reversed Figure 4- got out Dive 1- missed Dive 2- missed. Such an epic match and a war. This is easily the greatest match ever
I predicted this match will take place at wrestle-mania 25 when I was watching wrestle-mania 23 (Undertaker vs Batista & Shawn Michael's vs John Cena) live and also predicted that undertaker would win... But man when I saw that live I couldn't believe how awesome it was.
I also support The Undertaker's victories at both matches against HBK as if you go back in the history you can see every time Undertaker square off against HBK he always lost, always put HBK over so he deserve those victories.
Undertaker, over the period of time, has emerged as 'The Greatest Of All Time' and this match is display of what this business is all about. They delivered on every department (wrestling, story telling, emotions, crowd reaction, star power, respect, desire to be the best)
WWE could use this match for their developmental program as an example about how to be a good performer & how to put up[ show.
Perfect match, even with the rope dive accident. The build up to this match was tremendous, the characters perfectly compliment one another, and they were able to create an ebb and flow that kept everyone guessing. This match pitted the two best wrestlers of all time, on the biggest stage of all, and at the peak of their careers (yes, they're older and didn't have titles, but that just meant that they needed to up the psychology). Best match ever.
I was on the fence about being a huge fan of WWE. I was more interested in the gimmicks, feuds, peri salutes, etc. of the superstars more than any actually wresting initially. This match changed that and helped get me hooked for good. I've now gone back and watched countless matches that are considered "the best of all time," but this one is undoubtedly the best for me.
This list is nothing guys. The rock vs Stone cold WRM 17 is two times in list. In top 10 too many matches which shouldn't be. And most of matches from this shouldn't be even in top 20 best matches. So I where is match Ricky Steamboat vs Randy Savage? Where is match Hulk Hogan vs Randy Savage? Where is match Undertaker vs Triple h Wrestlemania 17?
Incredible match, they fought non-stop for 30 minutes and lived up to the hype.
We saw both men steal each others finishers and bust each open.
Vince McMahon helping stone cold Steve Austin was one of the biggest shocks in wwe history.
I cried when I saw the rock lost this match. But salute to those two greatest wrestlers of all time. Perfect chemistry, great match, best whooping ass. The rock should do his last match with stone cold or the rock needs stone cold to induct him in the next hall of fame. AustinRocky
Best promo of all time, two of the best wrestlers in the ring and with the mic. Revolutionized wrestling and made it as big as it was. One of the few times the two biggest wrestlers went at it and it was more than was expected.
This match made me love professional wrestling again. The crowds incredible love for CM Punk and bitter hatred for John Cena, one of if the best storylines in WWE history, and 33:42 minutes of amazing wrestling. I remember watching this when I was 11 years old, back when Cena really was Superman. When he lost, I was sad. But I knew he'd bounce back. Little did I know it would take two years for Cena to actually beat Punk clean. If Cena is Superman, Punk was his kryptonite. Never have I ever been that into a feud. Not even Rock and Austin. This is a match and a experience that I will never forget as long as I live, and not if Nakamura can top this match on my list. Favorite of all time.
This match buildup got me back into wrestling as a 32 yr old, which is impressive. I hadn't watched much since wcw folded although I flipped raw on once in a while to see goldberg come back, the rock, and scsa. Anyway CM Punk captivated like no other and the polarizing cena made this match have a once in a generation type feel. This match changed WWE forever as bryan finally got pushed, the shield guys, and now owens...basically the indy guys that WWE would have considered too small out of shape or whatever. CM Punk will go down as a top 5 greatest as is and could move up if he ever came back. Can you imagine a return after a successful ufc run?
This match was great and signified that a new era is about to begin. It showed that there is still hope for the wwe. This match was simply a classic. These two have great chemistry in the ring and it shows. So much tension in that arena, there was the cena fans which are mostly kids and there are the punk fans who have been with him from iwa mid-south, roh, to now. Punk won because he's straight edge and simply better than you!
Boring overlong match dragged by 10 minutes of rest holds and ended by obligatory finisherfest. CM Punk made sloppy botches and Cena was his usual 5 moves phase. FInish was total ripoff of Montreal Screwjob. Also the aftermath sucked. Cena was never fired despite losing the match, and Punk was back in 2 weeks, meaning the stipulations were a lie! Try watching the match with the sound turned off, its nothing without the crowd energy.
This is the best match ever. Hell in a cell match between two of the best ever (Undertaker and Triple H) and with Shawn Michaels as guest referee. All that in the Greatest Stage of Them All, Wrestlemania.
In that situation, it is difficult to be as good as expected, but that match was incredible, with both men giving all the had, resisting much more than anyone had ever resisted (even a Sweet Chin Music and a Pedigree), ending with a tombstone and the 20-0 streak by the Undertaker. I don't think this match can be surpassed.
The electricity before that match was incredible. Everyone was last in the moment of this epic match between two Superstars. The best moment was when The Undertaker kicked out from the
Sweet Chin Music + Pedigree. The Undertaker and HHH proved that this was the best match ever in WWE history. The Match was awesome, the story was awesome, everything was awesome. For what Shawn Micheals and The Undertaker been through, and now what Undertaker and HHH been through, it is the end of an era.
What people seemed to forget that, these two superstars made the hell in a cell match legendary. And adding shawn Michaels in this makes it the best ever match. Over 30 minutes of bruised bodies and it would of been better if there was blood. The emotion pouring through Michaels was what made this match unbelievable.
Greatest Match I've ever seen! End of an Era, two legends of the greatest era of the WWE against each other. Rock/Cena was "Once in a Lifetime"? Triple H vs. Undertaker Hell in a Cell WM 28 was truly "Once in a Liftetime"! Shawn Michaels as referee made it even better! Probably the greatest Story ever told in the Ring. Great show of respect After the Match. Three of the Greatest of All Time!
On a technical wrestling sense there may be better matches. Bret and Shaun ironman, Randy savage vs Ricky Steamboat at WrestleMania, but this was one of the most brutally insane matches of an era and for that it is my favorite. No one was crazier than Mick Foley and in my opinion there still isn't or may never be something like this again. From being thrown off the top of the cell, to being choke slammed on thumbtacks, to his tooth coming out of his nose. This was incredible entertainment from two of the greatest to ever lace them up. They pushed boundaries and I remember questioning as an 11 year old kid, how could this be fake? Not a lot of matches can do that. Truly one of the best of all time, if you consider yourself a wrestling fan or not, you should watch this match. It is worth your time.
If you have never seen this match, it is somehow both disgusting and inspiring. The way Mick Foley can absorb punishment with no regard for his safety is simply inhuman. This has to be the most ridiculous series of live action stunts I have ever seen. Its like watching an old Jackie Chan movie with no editing. When Jim Ross goes ape on the microphone it is something that you will never forget. Just go watch it. First time or 101st time it is just as spectacular and inspiring.
This was not wrestling! This was pure awesomeness! Mankind was really injured in this match, but he came back twice to kick Taker's ass! He got thrown from the top of the cage twice! One of the greatest match ever with two of the best legends of wrestling! Mankind/Mick Foley, the hardcore god and the Undertaker, the greatest with his 20-0 Wrestlemania streak!
You absolutely need to vote for this if you are a true wrestling fan!
Simply put, this is far and away the greatest match of both wrestlers careers. They joined together and fed off of each others bumps the entire match and gave the fans a once in a lifetime, greatest match in the history of ALL professional wrestling. This was the GREATEST MATCH EVER SEEN, and no disrespect to all of the other greats of wrestling but these two men put on the greatest wrestling show the world has ever seen. We should give a special shout out to HOF Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka for inspiring a young Mick Foley at MSG or this match may have never taken place. Greatness seems to inspire greatness, in 20 years from now perhaps we will be blessed to witness another stunning match from a new young wrestler that was sitting in the crowd being inspired by The Greatest Wresting Match of All-Time by far, Mick Foley vs. The Undertaker - Hell in a Cell (King of the Ring 1998). Gentlemen, if I knew how to give you a standing ovation in place of this vote I would certainly do it. This ...more
The best match ever it was emotional and made a huge impact on the WWE it was the end of Shawn's Career.
Definitely the best match ever. Both of these men proved that age is no barrier to be the greatest in their field.
As much as I REALLY enjoyed their first bout at 25, I honestly feel this rematch is way better.
Its hard to say which one was better 25 or 26 but its definitely one of the best bouts of all time.
The best matches are where there is clearly some sort of rift between the two individuals. Steve Austin represented everything the WWE was about to become with the Attitude era and Bret Hart was the heart of the early 90's WWF, and really didn't like where the company was headed. The ending is amazing.
This was the match that launched the attitude era and the biggest name in sports entertainment. And it was ran by the hardest worker and greatest ring general of all times " The best there was, the best there is, and the best there ever will be" mr Bret Hart! Greatest wrestler ever.
Great work, great storytelling, great execution, great finish. A risky and rare double turn. Though Wrestlemania 13 is generally considered a poor one, this match probably made it worth the admission fee alone. My absolute favourite match of all time.
This was the match that made Steve Austin a megastar. Steve Austin then ended up being one of the reasons WCW died. This match pretty much was the start of the long comeback for the WWF. It was this match. Not HBK vs Bret Survivor Series, this match.
Best hell in a cell match ever! Itfeatures the greatest superstars, including the Hell in a cell match legends Undertaker and Triple H. A it also was one of a kind match, which was never seen before.
Thought it would be better but still very good. Kurt Angle retaining in cheap fashion was a really good idea.
I think this is the best match I have seen in my entire life what a sit... This match should be ranked much higher than this
Yes epic match. The only thing I would have changed is Kurt Angle and Rikishi for Kane and Mankind.
Bret "HitMan" Hart and Shawn Michaels. The very best wrestler of all time. Put them together equals the greatest match of all time. Someting is wrong with the ranking. In terms of technical wrestling, you got em all there. In terms of entertainment and quality, it's there too. Fans today don't really get the science of quality matches, most of them focuses on the drama. Sure, the plot of this match was fulfilling the "childhood dream" but digging through the details of the match makes the whole theme a bonus. One hour (even more) match nothing more to ask for especially from the excellence of execution and the greatest in-ring performer of all time.
How the hell is this rated so low. The best 2 all around wrestlers probably ever (arguably we'll say) in their primes going at it for an hour with very little breaks in the action or resting periods at all. Then they are made to continue after the hour? Absolutely insane amount of wrestling skill in this bout plus it was Michael's "boyhood dream come true." This to me is far and away the greatest thing the WWE has ever had period and the fact that its rated 14th to me is a joke.
Over an hour of nothing but pure technical wrestling and not a single spot repeated. It was adrenaline-pumping and my god was it emotional. Especially the ending, with Shawn absolutely ecstatic and on the verge of tears due to not only winning such a highly contested match but achieving his boyhood dream of becoming WWF world champion. The best match of all time period.
This is the controversial "Bret screwed Bret" match from Vince Mcmahon. This ended with Bret Hart defecting to WCW. There was a list put together from all of the top Pro Wrestling analyists in the world. These 2 gentlemen were both in the top 5!
Really? How does this make te list and not
Owen hart vs Bret hart steel cage summerslam '94 that match was rated 5 stars by David Meltzer and cena vs edge is only remembered for the double tables spot. Otherwise this match wasn't that good to take a spot her
Doesn't edge have enough money to make his hair cut?
The champ is here
It is a really pro match
The Rock's 1st WrestleMania victory against Austin in 3 tries. This could be Dwayne's 2nd victory but because of Mr. McMahon at WM17, it failed.
Without interference. A match between two important person but not take much time.
The Rock so dominance to his long life rivalry Stone Cold Steve Austin... EPIC!
The only time the rock beat steve Austin at wrestlemania
One of the best rivalries
It took 3 rock bottoms, 2 spinbusters, and 2 people's elbows to put stone cold away!
This is the most fast paced, insane match in WWE history. Jam packed action into only about 20 minutes. This match had 2 of the most moments ever and it's my favorite match of all time!
Bunch of great spots here and the crowd was way better here when the heels won the match. This is by far the best TLC match of all time.
3 of the most succesful tag teams in WWF history competing in an hell of a match had some great bumps such as edge spearing jeff hardy 10+ feet down the ladder, matt hardy and d-von dudley falling down into a stack of tables... Bottomline best TLC and WWF match ever. (It was voted 2001 match of the year on PWI! )
Of course this is the best match ever! 111
It is the best so far in the wwe because they are the most hardcore wrestler in wwe. Undertaker is the best wrestler in wwe and second is the john cena and the rock they are the true champions in wwe. Thanks
Best match I have ever seen in my life, the beast incarnate vs the deadman. Awesome
The youngest WWE champion wins this Match means Brock Lesnar not The Undertaker
Definitely a fitting climax to an epic rivalry!
The whole match was a highlight, No Boring moments. This is my second favorite match of all time! I don't think it's underrated though, Because people actually gave this match the credit it deserves!
This match is amazing! I've seen this match about 5 times and I still get excited when they kick out. It's just a contest between two of the greatest in ring performers
The Vengeance one was better.
Best match ever...
I go back occasionally and watch this match because it set the bar for what all matches should be. No gimmicks. Perfect pacing. Great sequences. Huge venue. Flawless execution. Plus, it was called by Jesse Ventura, whose play-by-play matched the work of the guys in the ring.
Brock Lesnar will never be part of a match like this.
This should be MUCH higher on the list. I suspect too many people born around the turn of the century are voting here, and they haven't been exposed to the glory days of pro wrestling... They should really watch this match!
Just watched it for the first time. So amazing when you consider the level of athleticism and way that matches were constructed back then.
Not for the most harsh of critics, but if you open yourself up, it's extremely ahead of its time. Love it
I'm a big Attitude Era fan but this match (despite the cheap ending) is what I consider the best and most clean match ever. Anybody that doesn't respect pro wrestling has to watch this match!
I just can not see how this match, one that many fans and critics alike rate at 5 or near 5 stars is not on this list. This match has arguably the best storytelling in a wrestling match, yet not only is it not in the top 55 purely wwe matches, but one of the worst wrestlemania main events of all time in the Miz vs John Cena makes it. That match was terrible, it had no importance to the wwe, and it was just a lazy effort by both men with a dead crowd
The greatest Hell in a Cell match of all time. There's 4 other cell matches ahead of this one, and I don't understand how. It's brilliant. The ring psychology, the workrate, the innovation, the brutality, Kane's unbelievable debut. It's a masterpiece.
This mach must has to be higher.
Kane debut was best ever.
John Cena is unbeatable that is why I like him second best and Roman Reigns 1st BEST!
In my opinion this is the best match of all time...
Arguably the best raw match ever.
The best match I've seen
Truly greatest wrestling match. All three man who took part in it give all that they can to create a beatiful match. Benoit celebration after it was brilliant, and it's so sad that Cris passed away. Double Suplex on the table was very spectacular and I recognize it as very good moment.
Why so low? This match is simply unbelievable. I still to this day feel chris Benoits joy when he wins his first world title. Definitely the best triple threat match and maybe even best match PERIOD
I hate that WWE tries to hide this. By FAR, the greatest wrestling match ever. It's so damn good
Greatest wrestlemania main event match ever!
Both John Cena & Shawn Michaels are the best WWE wrestlers. No other wrester is match to them. Classic wrestlers. We, Indians like America
And super wrestlers like John Cena, Shawn Michales, Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, Rock, Bret Heart, the one and only the Ultimate Warrior, Sheamus, Big E, Big Show. Who can ever forget any of them. Good luck to all of them and may God take care of them and their families. - Raghu Menon, Irinjalakuda, Trichur, Kerala state, India
A fantastic fight between two of the best in the business. Just a shame it was a non-title match because shawn michaels would have become the champion
Yeah, it shouldve been a title match. Cena was champion for way too long, even if it was in 3 reigns, they all combined to equal over 2 years.
Just a perfect
The best match of the decade I.e 2001-2010, this featured a super- intense build-up, non-stop action, drama and top notch storytelling. Absolutely brilliant stuff
Best match ever. And that's the bottom line..
The best 3 stages of hell match.
Best best best math ever
This is pure excitement!
Greatest match ever
This was the greatest match of all time. It had the hype of a year and was anticipated for about 5 years. This was truly a dream match. Even if the match sucked it would still be up there. It definitely wasn't a bad match infact in ring wize it was still amazing and that why it was the greatest match ever.
Not only did it sucker in all of us to watch, it delivered big time! The Rock toe to toe with Cena, a match for the ages. The crowd was into it too! Loved the way it ended with Rock getting one over cena
Classic match that will be remembered for decades. Only thing I didn't like about it was the outcome.
Two of the biggest stars fighting it out... what else do you really need in a wrestling game?
I remember watching this match live and all the moments! The first ever TLC Match between the high climbing Hardy Boys, the Chairmen of the WWF Edge & Christian, and the Masters of Tables the Dudley Boyz on the WrestleMania XVII stage and they all performed amazingly. How anyone survived without major injuries in real life was impressive.
One of the most entertaining matches of all time. Completely revolutionary for the time, and to this day hasn't been matched.
TLC II is better the crowd hated E & C when they won the match.
This is what wrestling is all about... This match had it all... Two of the best technical wrestlers of all time... Ultimate respect by the crowd in the end...
Greatest technical wrestling match since Regal-Benoit. True testament to two of the greatest in ring performers in WWE.
God did these two put on a show every time they went inside the ring. Truly the greatest rivalries
One of the most underrated matches ever!
This match simply made made me a wwe fan. Foley is god.
The promo on the night of the match showed the brutality of the match
The build up to this! and the match itself was brutal
Def my favorite by a long Way