WWE Network’s Best 100 Matches To See Before You Die: Update!!!!

I’ve been working through the ‘WWE Network’s Best 100 Matches To See Before You Die’ for nigh on two years now! Yes, I’ve been lazy, and I’m currently on #28…so the end is in sight! However, a cursory glance at the WWE’s webpage about the ‘Best 100 Matches’ shocked me. It was a different picture at the top of the page! Bayley was in the top left hand corner. She wasn’t there before.

Further investigation proved that the WWE have updated the Best 100 List! Their Best 100 List now dates to February 24, 2017. Fortunately, there seems to be less than ten additions. So I will continue to watch until #1. Then I’ll go back and watch the new additions! Some matches have been dropeed from the previous list, and some of the match order has changed. As far as I can see, the new additions are:

#100 Neville vs. Sami Zayn – NXT Championship Match: NXT TakeOver: R Evolution

#85 Sasha Banks vs. Bayley – NXT Women’s Championship Match: NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn

#68 AJ Styles vs. John Cena – WWE Championship Match: Royal Rumble 2017

#59 Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Batista – Triple Threat WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match: WrestleMania 30

#51 The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar: WrestleMania 30.

It means that the following matches have been dropped:

#100 – Chris Jericho vs. Triple H (Last Man Standing) – WWE Fully Loaded 2000

#97 Shawn Michaels vs. Marty Jannetty (WWE Intercontinental Title) – WWE RAW, May 17, 1993

#87 – Billy Kidman vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Juventud Guerrera (WCW Cruiserweight Title) – WCW Starrcade 1998

#66 – The Undertaker vs. CM Punk – WWE Wrestlemania 29

And one more that I can’t seem to find…

UPDATE 6/8/17: Thanks to commentator Josh, I know which match I’m missing:

#81 Ultimo Dragon vs Dean Malenko (WCW Cruiserweight Title, J-Crown, WCW Starrcade 1996)

Here’s the updated Best 100 Matches To Watch Before You Die (24.2.2017):

#100 Neville vs. Sami Zayn (NXT Championship Match, NXT TakeOver: R Evolution)

#99 Goldberg vs. Diamond Dallas Page (WCW Championship Match, WCW Halloween Havoc 1998)

#98 The Great Sasuke, Gran Hamada & Masato Yakushiji vs. bWo Japan (Taka Michinoku, Terry Boy & Dick Togo) (ECW Barely Legal 1997)

#97 Natalya vs. Charlotte (NXT Women’s Championship Match, NXT TakeOver, May 29, 2014)

#96 Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant (WWE Championship Match, WWE WrestleMania III)

#95 Cactus Jack vs. Triple H (Falls Count Anywhere Street Fight, WWE Raw, Sept. 22, 1997)

#94 Ric Flair vs. Lex Luger (NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match, WrestleWar 1990)

#93 Team Hell No & Randy Orton vs. The Shield (WWE SmackDown, June 14, 2013)

#92 Dean Malenko vs. Scotty 2 Hotty (Light Heavyweight Championship Match, WWE Backlash 2000)

#91 Ric Flair vs. Kerry Von Erich (NWA World Heavyweight Championship No Disqualification Steel Cage Match, WCCW Christmas Star Wars 1982 (aired on WCCW, December 28, 1982))

#90 Neville vs. Sami Zayn vs. Tyson Kidd vs. Tyler Breeze (NXT Championship Fatal 4-Way Match, NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way, Sept. 11, 2014)

#89 The Nasty Boys vs. Cactus Jack & Maxx Payne (WCW Tag Team Championship Falls Count Anywhere Chicago Street Fight, WCW Spring Stampede 1994)

#88 Christian vs. Randy Orton (World Heavyweight Championship No Holds Barred Match, WWE SummerSlam 2011)

#87 Ricky Steamboat vs. Rick Rude (30-Minute Iron Man Challenge, WCW Beach Blast 1992)

#86 Yoshihiro Tajiri vs. Super Crazy (ECW Guilty as Charged 1999)

#85 Sasha Banks vs. Bayley (NXT Women’s Championship Match, NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn)

#84 Sting, Brian Pillman & The Steiner Brothers vs. The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Barry Windham & Sid Vicious) & Larry Zbyszko (WarGames, WrestleWar 1991)

#83 “Stone Cold” Steve Austin vs. Dude Love (WWE Championship No Disqualification Falls Count Anywhere Match, WWE Over the Edge 1998)

#82 The Midnight Express vs. The Fantastics (NWA United States Tag Team Championship Match, Clash of the Champions I, March 27, 1988)

#81 Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan (World Heavyweight Championship 2-out-of-3 Falls Match, WWE Extreme Rules 2012)

#80 Harley Race vs. Ric Flair (NWA World Heavyweight Championship Steel Cage Match, Starrcade 1983)

#79 Diamond Dallas Page vs. “Macho Man” Randy Savage (No Disqualification Match, WCW Spring Stampede 1997)

#78 Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho (WWE WrestleMania XIX)

#77 Money in the Bank Ladder Match  (WWE WrestleMania 21)

#76 Steve Austin vs. Ricky Steamboat (United States Championship Match, WCW Bash at the Beach 1994)

#75 The Undertaker vs. The Rock vs. Kurt Angle (WWE Championship Triple Threat Match, WWE Vengeance 2002)

#74 The Midnight Express vs. The Southern Boys (NWA United States Tag Team Championship Match, WCW Great American Bash 1990)

#73 Bret Hart vs. The 1-2-3 Kid (WWE Championship Match, WWE Raw, July 11, 1994)

#72 Ric Flair vs. Dusty Rhodes (NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match, Starrcade 1985)

#71 Ultimo Dragon vs. Rey Mysterio (J-Crown Match, WCW World War 3 1996)

#70 Roddy Piper vs. Greg Valentine (Dog Collar Match, Starrcade 1983)

#69 “Stone Cold” Steve Austin vs. Triple H (Three Stages of Hell Match, WWE No Way Out 2001)

#68 AJ Styles vs. John Cena (WWE Championship Match, WWE Royal Rumble 2017)

#67 The Hart Foundation vs. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Ken Shamrock, Goldust and The Legion of Doom (WWE In Your House 16: Canadian Stampede)

#66 Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler (WWE Bragging Rights 2010)

#65 Sting vs. Cactus Jack (Falls Count Anywhere Match, WCW Beach Blast 1992)

#64 John Cena vs. CM Punk (No. 1 Contender Match, Raw, Feb. 25, 2013)

#63 Sami Zayn vs. Cesaro – 2-out-of-3 Falls Match: NXT, Aug. 21, 2013 (aired on This is NXT, Feb. 24, 2013)

#62 Tazz vs. Bam Bam Bigelow (ECW Television Championship Match, ECW Living Dangerously 1998)

#61 Team WWE vs. Team Alliance (Winner-Take-All Elimination Match, Survivor Series 2001)

#60 Dean Malenko vs. Rey Mysterio (Cruiserweight Championship Match, WCW Great American Bash 1996)

#59 Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Batista (Triple Threat WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match, WrestleMania 30)

#58 The Steiner Brothers vs. Sting & Lex Luger (WCW Tag Team Championship Match, WCW SuperBrawl I)

#57 The Undertaker vs. Triple H (Hell in a Cell Match, WWE WrestleMania XXVIII)

#56 Sting vs. Big Van Vader (King of Cable Tournament Finals. WCW Starrcade 1992)

#55 John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan (WWE Championship Match, WWE SummerSlam 2013)

#54 Mick Foley vs. Edge (Hardcore Match, WWE WrestleMania 22)

#53 Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar (WWE Championship 60-Minute WWE Iron Man Match, WWE SmackDown, Sept. 18, 2003)

#52 Vader vs. Ric Flair (WCW Championship Match, WCW Starrcade 1993)

#51 The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar (WWE WrestleMania 30)

#50 The Undertaker vs. Mankind (Hell in a Cell Match, WWE King of the Ring 1998)

#49 “Stone Cold” Steve Austin vs. The Rock (WWE WrestleMania XIX)

#48 Hulk Hogan vs. The Ultimate Warrior (WWE Championship and Intercontinental Championship Match, WWE WrestleMania VI)

#47 Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H (Unsanctioned Street Fight, WWE SummerSlam 2002)

#46 Team Hell No & Ryback vs. The Shield (TLC Match, WWE TLC 2012)

#45 Chris Jericho vs. Rey Mysterio (Intercontinental Championship Mask vs. Title Match, WWE The Bash 2009)

#44 Shawn Michaels vs. Mankind (WWE Championship Match, WWE In Your House 10: Mind Games)

#43 World Heavyweight Championship Elimination Chamber Match (WWE Survivor Series 2002)

#42 Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar (WWE Championship Match, WWE WrestleMania XIX)

#41 Masato Tanaka vs. Mike Awesome (ECW Heat Wave 1998)

#40 The Rock vs. Hollywood Hogan (WWE WrestleMania X8)

#39 Eddie Guerrero vs. Dean Malenko (ECW Television Championship Match: ECW Hostile City Showdown 1995 (aired on Hardcore TV, May 2, 1995))

#38 The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family (WWE Elimination Chamber 2014)

#37 The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels (Hell in a Cell Match, WWE Badd Blood: In Your House)

#36 Mr. Perfect vs. Ric Flair (Loser Leaves Town Match, WWE Raw, Jan. 25, 1993)

#35 Cactus Jack vs. Big Van Vader (Texas Death Match, WCW Halloween Havoc 1993)

#34 Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Brian Pillman (WCW Light Heavyweight Championship Match, WCW SuperBrawl II)

#33 Edge vs. John Cena –(WWE Championship TLC Match, WWE Unforgiven 2006)

#32 Sting’s Squadron vs. The Dangerous Alliance (WarGames, WCW WrestleWar 1992)

#31 Rob Van Dam vs. Jerry Lynn (ECW Television Championship Match, ECW Hardcore Heaven 1999)

#30 Tully Blanchard vs. Magnum T.A. (United States Championship “I Quit” Steel Cage Match, Starrcade 1985)

#29 Edge & Christian vs. The New Brood (The Hardy Boyz) (Ladder Match, WWE No Mercy 1999)

#28 CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar (No Disqualification Match, WWE SummerSlam 2013)

#27 Ric Flair vs. Sting (NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match, WCW Clash of the Champions I, March 27, 1988)

#26 Triple H vs. Cactus Jack (WWE Championship Street Fight, WWE Royal Rumble 2000)

#25 Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels (World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match, WWE No Mercy 2008)

#24 Ric Flair vs. “Macho Man” Randy Savage (WWE Championship Match, WWE WrestleMania VIII)

#23 The Undertaker vs. Triple H (No Holds Barred Match, WWE WrestleMania XXVII)

#22 Royal Rumble Match (WWE Royal Rumble 1992)

#21 Randy Orton vs. Mick Foley (Intercontinental Championship Hardcore Match, WWE Backlash 2004)

#20 Ric Flair vs. Terry Funk (“I Quit” Match, WCW Clash of the Champions IX: New York Knockout, Nov. 15, 1989)

#19 Razor Ramon vs. Shawn Michaels (Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match, WWE WrestleMania X)

#18 Mr. Perfect vs. Bret Hart (Intercontinental Championship Match, WWE SummerSlam 1991)

#17 Ricky Steamboat vs. Ric Flair (NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match, WrestleWar 1989: Music City Showdown)

#16 Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart (WWE WrestleMania X)

#15 John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar (Extreme Rules Match, WWE Extreme Rules 2012)

#14 Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt Angle (WWE WrestleMania 21)

#13 The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels (No Disqualification Streak vs. Career Match, WWE WrestleMania XXVI)

#12 The Rock vs. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin (WWE Championship No Disqualification Match, WWE WrestleMania X-Seven)

#11 Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat (NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match, WCW Chi-Town Rumble)

#10 Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels (WWE Championship 60-Minute WWE Iron Man Match, WWE WrestleMania XII)

#9 John Cena vs. CM Punk (WWE Championship Match, WWE Money in the Bank 2011)

#8 The Dudley Boyz vs. The Hardy Boyz vs. Edge & Christian (World Tag Team Championship TLC Match, WWE WrestleMania X-Seven)

#7 Bret Hart vs. The British Bulldog (Intercontinental Championship Match, WWE SummerSlam 1992)

#6 The Ultimate Warrior vs. Randy Savage (Retirement Match, WWE WrestleMania VII)

#5 Eddie Guerrero vs. Rey Mysterio (Cruiserweight Championship Mask vs. Title Match, WCW Halloween Havoc 1997)

#4 Ricky Steamboat vs. Ric Flair (NWA World Heavyweight Championship 2-out-of-3 Falls Match, WCW Clash of the Champions VI: Ragin’ Cajun, April 2, 1989)

#3 Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat (Intercontinental Championship Match, WWE WrestleMania III)

#2 Bret Hart vs. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin (Submission Match, WWE WrestleMania 13)

#1 The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels (WWE WrestleMania 25)

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3 thoughts on “WWE Network’s Best 100 Matches To See Before You Die: Update!!!!

  1. Josh August 6, 2017 / 8:10 am

    Looked it over for a bit, the one you couldn’t find from the old list is #81 Dean Malenko vs Ultimo Dragon (WCW Starrcade 1996). So, if you want to update the post, now you can.

    Liked by 1 person

      • Josh August 6, 2017 / 9:39 am

        No problem mate! Always happy to help.

        Liked by 1 person

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