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…

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: 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: WrestleMania III

95 Cactus Jack vs. Triple H – Falls Count Anywhere Street Fight: 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: SmackDown, June 14, 2013

92 Dean Malenko vs. Scotty 2 Hotty – Light Heavyweight Championship Match: 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: Spring Stampede 1994

88 Christian vs. Randy Orton – World Heavyweight Championship No Holds Barred Match: SummerSlam 2011

87 Ricky Steamboat vs. Rick Rude – 30-Minute Iron Man Challenge: 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: 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: 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: Spring Stampede 1997

78 Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho: WrestleMania XIX

77 Money in the Bank Ladder Match: WrestleMania 21

76 Steve Austin vs. Ricky Steamboat – United States Championship Match: Bash at the Beach 1994

75 The Undertaker vs. The Rock vs. Kurt Angle – WWE Championship Triple Threat Match: Vengeance 2002

74 The Midnight Express vs. The Southern Boys – NWA United States Tag Team Championship Match: Great American Bash 1990

73 Bret Hart vs. The 1-2-3 Kid – WWE Championship Match: 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: 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: No Way Out 2001

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

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

66 Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler: Bragging Rights 2010

65 Sting vs. Cactus Jack – Falls Count Anywhere Match: 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: 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: 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: SuperBrawl I

57 The Undertaker vs. Triple H – Hell in a Cell Match: WrestleMania XXVIII

56 Sting vs. Big Van Vader – King of Cable Tournament Finals: Starrcade 1992

55 John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan – WWE Championship Match: SummerSlam 2013

54 Mick Foley vs. Edge – Hardcore Match: WrestleMania 22

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

52 Vader vs. Ric Flair – WCW Championship Match: Starrcade 1993

51 The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar: WrestleMania 30

50 The Undertaker vs. Mankind – Hell in a Cell Match: King of the Ring 1998

49 “Stone Cold” Steve Austin vs. The Rock: WrestleMania XIX

48 Hulk Hogan vs. The Ultimate Warrior – WWE Championship and Intercontinental Championship Match: WrestleMania VI

47 Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H – Unsanctioned Street Fight: 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: The Bash 2009

44 Shawn Michaels vs. Mankind – WWE Championship Match: In Your House: Mind Games

43 World Heavyweight Championship Elimination Chamber Match: Survivor Series 2002

42 Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar – WWE Championship Match: WrestleMania XIX

41 Masato Tanaka vs. Mike Awesome: Heat Wave 1998

40 The Rock vs. Hollywood Hogan: WrestleMania X8

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

38 The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family: Elimination Chamber 2014

37 The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels – No. 1 Contender Hell in a Cell Match: Badd Blood: In Your House

36 Mr. Perfect vs. Ric Flair – Loser Leaves Town Match: Raw, Jan. 25, 1993

35 Cactus Jack vs. Big Van Vader – Texas Death Match: Halloween Havoc 1993

34 Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Brian Pillman – WCW Light Heavyweight Championship Match: SuperBrawl II

33 Edge vs. John Cena – WWE Championship TLC Match: Unforgiven 2006

32 Sting’s Squadron vs. The Dangerous Alliance – WarGames: WrestleWar 1992

31 Rob Van Dam vs. Jerry Lynn – ECW Television Championship Match: 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: No Mercy 1999

28 CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar – No Disqualification Match: SummerSlam 2013

27 Ric Flair vs. Sting – NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match: Clash of the Champions I, March 27, 1988

26 Triple H vs. Cactus Jack – WWE Championship Street Fight: Royal Rumble 2000

25 Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels – World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match: No Mercy 2008

24 Ric Flair vs. “Macho Man” Randy Savage – WWE Championship Match: WrestleMania VIII

23 The Undertaker vs. Triple H – No Holds Barred Match: WrestleMania XXVII

22 Royal Rumble Match: Royal Rumble 1992

21 Randy Orton vs. Mick Foley – Intercontinental Championship Hardcore Match: Backlash 2004

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

19 Razor Ramon vs. Shawn Michaels – Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match: WrestleMania X

18 Mr. Perfect vs. Bret Hart – Intercontinental Championship Match: SummerSlam 1991

17 Ricky Steamboat vs. Ric Flair – NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match: WrestleWar 1989: Music City Showdown

16 Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart: WrestleMania X

15 John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar – Extreme Rules Match: Extreme Rules 2012

14 Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt Angle: WrestleMania 21

13 The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels – No Disqualification Streak vs. Career Match: WrestleMania XXVI

12 The Rock vs. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin – WWE Championship No Disqualification Match: WrestleMania X-Seven

11 Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat – NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match: Chi-Town Rumble

10 Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels – WWE Championship 60-Minute WWE Iron Man Match: WrestleMania XII

9 John Cena vs. CM Punk – WWE Championship Match: Money in the Bank 2011

8 The Dudley Boyz vs. The Hardy Boyz vs. Edge & Christian – World Tag Team Championship TLC Match: WrestleMania X-Seven

7 Bret Hart vs. The British Bulldog – Intercontinental Championship Match: SummerSlam 1992

6 The Ultimate Warrior vs. Randy Savage – Retirement Match: WrestleMania VII

5 Eddie Guerrero vs. Rey Mysterio – Cruiserweight Championship Mask vs. Title Match: Halloween Havoc 1997

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

3 Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat – Intercontinental Championship Match: WrestleMania III

2 Bret Hart vs. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin – Submission Match: WrestleMania 13

1 The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels: The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania

 

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