Reviews Of Wrestling Matches

Seven years ago today, I started this Hammy Reviews blog! So what better day to start a new feature. ‘Reciews of Wrestling Matches’ covers, well, my reviews of wrestling matches. I’ve always been a WWE fan, but I’m pushing myself to watch other promotions (I have neglected Japanese wrestling, for example). Being a subscriber to the WWE Network, the majority of these mini-reviews will be of WWE/WCW/ECW matches. But I’m trying to get into AEW, thinking about subscribing to NJPW World…and there’s always Youtube to look at other wrestling promotions.

Of course, I’ll give them a star rating (out of five…and that rating will not go over five…). So here we go…

  1. Brock Lesnar (c) vs Roman Reigns (Universal Championship Match, WrestleMania 31)
  2. Brock Lesnar (c) vs Roman Reigns (Universal Championship Match, WrestleMania 34)
  3. Kevin Owens vs Stone Cold Steve Austin (No Holds Barred, WrestleMania 38 Saturday)
  4. Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns (Winner Takes All Unification Match, WrestleMania 38 Night 2)
  5. Pat McAfee vs Vince McMahon (WrestleMania 38 Sunday)
  6. Seth Rollins vs Cody Rhodes (WrestleMania 38 Saturday)
  7. Brock Lesnar (c) vs Roman Reigns (Cage Match for the Universal Championship, WWE The Greatest Royal Rumble 2018)
  8. Brock Lesnar (c) vs Roman Reigns (Universal Championship, Summerslam 2018)
  9. Edge (c) vs The Undertaker (World Heavyweight Championship, WrestleMania XXIV)
  10. Edge (c) vs The Undertaker (World Heavyweight Championship, WWE Backlash 2008)
  11. Edge (c) vs The Undertaker (World Heavyweight Championship, WWE Judgment Day 2008)
  12. Edge vs The Undertaker (TLC Match for the World Heavyweight Championship, WWE One Night Stand 2008)
  13. Edge vs The Undertaker (Hell in a Cell, Summerslam 2008)
  14. Shawn Michaels and Diesel vs Razor Ramon and 1-2-3 Kid (WWE Action Zone, 1994)
  15. Brock Lesnar vs Triple H (No Holds Barred, WrestleMania XXIX)
  16. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs Hunter Hearst Helmsley (WWE In Your House : Buried Alive)
  17. Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs The Undertaker (Penn Station, WWE Saturday Night Shotgun 2/8/1997)
  18. Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit vs Edge and Rey Mysterio (Smackdown Tag Team Championship Match, WWE No Mercy 2002)
  19. Steve Corino vs Dusty Rhodes (Texas Bullrope Match, ECW Living Dangerously 2000)
  20. Jeff Hardy (c) vs Edge (No DQ Match for the WWE Championship, Royal Rumble 2009)
  21. Edge (c) vs HHH vs Jeff Hardy vs The Big Show vs The Undertaker vs Vladimir Kozlov (Elimination Chamber match for the WWE Championship, WWE No Way Out 2009)
  22. Jeff Hardy vs Matt Hardy (Extreme Rules Match, WWE WrestleMania 25)
  23. Jeff Hardy vs Matt Hardy (I Quit Match, WWE Backlash 2009)
  24. Jeff Hardy vs Matt Hardy (Stretcher Match, Smackdown 10/4/2009)
  25. Jeff Hardy vs Matt Hardy (WWE Vengeance 2001)
  26. Jeff Hardy vs Matt Hardy (I Quit Match, Impact Wrestling 26/4/2016)
  27. Jeff Hardy (c) vs Matt Hardy (Hardcore Championship Match, WWE Smackdown! 27/4/2000)
  28. Sabu vs Terry Funk (Barbed Wire Match, ECW Born to be Wired 1997)
  29. Shinjiro Otani vs Eddie Guerrero (Starrcade 1995)
  30. Jushin ‘Thunder’ Liger vs Rey Mysterio Jr (Starrcade 1996)
  31. Jushin ‘Thunder’ Liger vs Chris Benoit (Starrcade 1995)
  32. Brock Lesnar vs The Undertaker (Summerslam 2015)
  33. Brock Lesnar vs The Undertaker (Hell in a Cell match, Hell in a Cell 2015)
  34. Hulk Hogan vs Andre The Giant (NJPW IWGP League 1983)
  35. Big Van Vader vs El Gigante (WCW – NJPW Supershow II, 4/1/1992)
  36. Kazuchika Okada vs Zack Sabre Jr (IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match, Sakura Genesis 2018)
  37. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs The Undertaker (No.1 Contender’s Match for the WWE Undisputed Championship, WWE Backlash 2002)
  38. Omos vs Bobby Lashley (WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2022)
  39. Charlotte Flair (c) vs Ronda Rousey (‘I Quit’ match for the Smackdown Women’s Championship, WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2022)
  40. Big Van Vader vs Antonio Inoki (NJPW, 27/12/1987)
  41. Mick Foley vs Ric Flair (‘I Quit’ Match, Summerslam 2006)
  42. Vince McMahon vs Stephanie McMahon (‘I Quit’ Match, No Mercy 2003)
  43. Big Van Vader vs Antonio Inoki (NJPW 7/29/88)
  44. Big Van Vader vs Antonio Inoki (NJPW Wrestling World 1996)
  45. Keiji Mutoh vs Ric Flair (NJPW G1 Climax 1995)
  46. Josh Alexander vs Tomohiro Ishii (Impact World Championship Match, Impact: Under Siege 2022)
  47. The Sandman (c) vs Cactus Jack (Barbed Wire match for the ECW Championship, ECW Barbed Wire, Hoodies and Chokeslams 1995)
  48. HHH vs Chris Jericho (Last Man Standing Match, Fully Loaded 2000)
  49. Big Van Vader and Crusher Bam Bam Bigelow vs The Steiner Bros (IWGP Tag Team Championship Match, NJPW Masters of Wrestling, 26/6/1992)
  50. Big Van Vader (c) vs Stan Hansen (IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match, NJPW Super Fight, 10/2/1990)
  51. Big Van Vader (c) vs Stan Hansen (IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match, NJPW 12/6/1990)
  52. Big Van Vader and Crusher Bam Bam Bigelow (c) vs Hiroshi Hase and Keiji Mutoh (IWGP Tag Team Championship Match, NJPW Big Fight Series 1992)
  53. Ilja Dragunov (c) vs Jordan Devlin (Empty Arena Match for the NXT UK Championship, NXT UK 20/1/2022)
  54. Axl Rotten vs Ian Rotten (Taipai Death Match, ECW Hardcore Heaven 1995)
  55. Big Van Vader vs Crusher Bam Bam Bigelow (NJPW 12/9/1989)
  56. Shawn Michaels vs Marty Janetty (Intercontinental Championship, WWE Raw 19/7/1993)
  57. Big Van Vader (c) vs Crusher Bam Bam Bigelow (IWGP Championship Match, NJPW Bloody Fight Series 1989)
  58. Cactus Jack vs Terry Funk (ECW Hardcore Heaven 1994)
  59. CM Punk (c) vs The Rock (WWE Championship Match, WWE Royal Rumble 2013)
  60. The Rock (c) vs CM Punk (WWE Championship Match, WWE Elimination Chamber 2013)
  61. Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs AJ Styles (IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match, NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 10)
  62. Seth Rollins (c) vs The Fiend (Hell in a Cell match for the Universal Championship, WWE Hell in a Cell 2019)
  63. Kane (c) vs The Undertaker (Hell in a Cell match for the World Heavyweight Championship, WWE Hell in a Cell 2010)
  64. The Undertaker vs The Big Bossman (Hell in a Cell match, WrestleMania XV)
  65. Al Snow (c) vs The Big Bossman (Kennel from Hell Match for the Hardcore Championship, WWE Unforgiven 1999)
  66. Pretty Deadly (c) vs The Creed Brothers (NXT Tag Team Championship Match, NXT : In Your House)
  67. Cody Rhodes vs Seth Rollins (Hell in a Cell Match, WWE Hell in a Cell 2022)
  68. The Undertaker vs Triple H (with Special Guest Referee Shawn Michaels, Hell in a Cell Match, WWE WrestleMania XXVIII)
  69. Cody Rhodes vs Kota Ibushi (NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2018)
  70. Cody Rhodes vs Kota Ibushi (NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12)
  71. Cody Rhodes vs Dave Finlay (NJPW)
  72. Kazuchika Okada (c) vs Jay White (IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match, NJPW Dominion 2022)
  73. Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) vs Kazuchika Okada (IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match, NJPW New Beginning 2012)
  74. Seth Rollins (c) vs John Cena (US Championship Match, WWE Night of Champions 2015)
  75. Kazuchika Okada (c) vs Hiroshi Tanahashi (IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match, NJPW Dominion 2012)
  76. Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) vs Kazuchika Okada (IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match, NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 7)
  77. Kazuchika Okada (c) vs Hiroshi Tanahashi (IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match, NJPW Invasion Attack 2013)
  78. Kazuchika Okada (c) vs Hiroshi Tanahashi (IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match, NJPW King of Pro Wrestling 2013)
  79. Kazuchika Okada (c) vs Hiroshi Tanahashi (IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match, NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 9)
  80. The Usos (c) vs The Street Profits (Undisputed Tag Team Championship Match, WWE Money in the Bank 2022)
  81. Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) vs Kazuchika Okada (IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match, NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 10)
  82. Kazuchika Okada (c) vs Hiroshi Tanahashi (IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match, NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 10)
  83. Kazuchika Okada (c) vs Kenny Omega (IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match, NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 11)
  84. Kazuchika Okada (c) vs Kenny Omega (IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match, NJPW Dominion 2017)
  85. Kazuchika Okada vs Kenny Omega (G1 Climax 2017)
  86. Kazuchika Okada (c) vs Kenny Omega (2/3 Falls Match, IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match, NJPW Dominion 2018)
  87. Kenny Omega vs Tetsuo Naito (NJPW G1 Climax 2016)
  88. Kenny Omega vs Tetsuo Naito (NJPW G1 Climax 2017)
  89. Rey Mysterio Jr. (c) vs John Cena (WWE Championship match, WWE Raw 2011)
  90. Rey Mysterio Jr. Vs Eddie Guerrero (Ladder Match for the Custody of Dominick, WWE Summerslam 2005)
  91. Roman Reigns (c). Vs Brock Lesnar (Last Man Standing Match for the Undisputed WWE Championship, WWE Summerslam 2022)
  92. 123 Kid vs Hakushi (WWE Summerslam 1995)
  93. John Cena vs Rey Mysterio Jr. (WWE Smackdown 6.11.2003)
  94. Hiroshi Tanahashi vs KENTA (NJPW G1 Climax 32)
  95. Will Ospreay vs Shingo Takagi (NJPW G1 Climax 32)
  96. Tetsuo Naito vs Zack Sabre Jr (NJPW G1 Climax 32)
  97. Kenny Omega vs Tetsuo Naito (NJPW G1 Climax 28 2018)
  98. Kazuchika Okada vs Will Ospreay (NJPW G1 Climax 32 Final)
  99. Kazuchika Okada vs Will Ospreay (Wrestle Kingdom 15)
  100. Hollywood Hulk Hogan vs The Warrior (WCW Halloween Havoc 1998)
  101. Sting vs Tony Palmore (NJPW BVD Cup 1995)
  102. The British Bulldog (c) vs Shawn Michaels (European Championship Match, WWE One Night Only 1997)
  103. Macho Man’ Randy Savage (c) vs The Ultimate Warrior (WWF Championship Match, WWE Summerslam 1992)
  104. Gunther (c) vs Sheamus (WWE Intercontinental Championship Match, WWE Clash at the Castle 2022)
  105. Carmelo Hayes (c) vs Ricochet (NXT North American Championship Match, NXT When Worlds Collide 2022)
  106. Tyler Bates vs Trent Severn (NXT UK Championship Final, NXT UK Finale 2022)
  107. Sting vs Antonio Inoki (NJPW BVD Cup Final 1995)
  108. Chris Jericho (c) vs Tetsuo Naito (No DQ Match for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship, NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13)
  109. Kenny Omega (c) vs Chris Jericho (No DQ Match for the IWGP US Championship, NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12)
  110. Tomohiro Ishii vs. Shingo Takagi (NJPW G1 Climax 29)
  111. Tomohiro Ishii vs. Shingo Takagi (NJPW G1 Climax 30)
  112. Antonio Inoki vs Great Antonio (NJPW 8/12/1977)
  113. Antonio Inoki vs Bruiser Brody (NJPW Big Fight Series II 18/4/1985)
  114. Antonio Inoki vs Hulk Hogan (NJPW IWGP Championship League 20/6/1983)
  115. Imperium vs The Brawling Brutes (Good Old-Fashioned Donnybrook, WWE Extreme Rules 2022)
  116. John Cena vs The Fiend (Firefly Funhouse Match, WWE WrestleMania 36)
  117. John Cena vs Bray Wyatt (WWE WrestleMania XXX)
  118. Carmelo Hayes vs. Nathan Frazer vs. Oro Mensah vs. Von Wagner vs. Wes Lee (Ladder Match for the NXT North American Championship, NXT Halloween Havoc 2022)
  119. John Cena vs Bray Wyatt (Cage Match, WWE Extreme Rules 2014)
  120. Vader (c) vs Cactus Jack (Texas Death Match for the WCW Championship, WCW Halloween Havoc 1993)
  121. Damien Priest (c) vs Johnny Gargano (Devil’s Playground Match for the NXT North American Championship, NXT Halloween Havoc 2020)
  122. FTR (c) vs Aussie Open (IWGP Tag Team Championship, NJPW Royal Quest II 2022)
  123. John Cena vs Bray Wyatt (Last Man Standing Match, WWE Payback 2014)
  124. Will Ospreay (c) vs Tetsuo Naito (IWGP US Championship Match, NJPW Battle Autumn 2022)
  125. Team Russo (Kevin Nash (c), Jeff Jarrett, Scott Steiner, Vince Russo & The Harris Brothers (Ron & Don Harris)) defeat Sting, Goldberg, Booker T & KroniK (Brian Adams & Bryan Clarke) (War Games Match for the WCW Championship, WCW Nitro 4/9/2000)
  126. Team WCW (Roddy Piper, Diamond Dallas Page, The Warrior) vs. Team NWO Wolfpack (Kevin Nash, Lex Luger, Sting) vs. Team NWO Hollywood (Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, Stevie Ray). (War Games Match for a Shot at the WCW Championship, WCW Fall Brawl 1998)
  127. The Road Warriors, Dusty Rhodes, Nikita Koloff and Paul Ellering vs The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Lex Luger and Tully Blanchard) and J.J. Dillon (Inaugural War Games Match, NWA The Great American Bash 1987)
  128. Bertha Faye, Aja Kong, Tomoko Watanabe, and Lioness Asuka versus Alundra Blayze, Kyoko Inoue, Sakie Hasegawa, and Chaparita Asari (4 on 4 Elimination Match, WWE Survivor Series 1995)
  129. Kairi vs Mayu Iwatani (Women’s IWGP Championship, NJPW/Stardom Historic X-Over)
  130. Bret Hart (c) vs The British Bulldog (WWF Championship, WWF In Your House : Season’s Beatings)
  131. Zack Sabre Jr vs Shingo Takagi (NJPW New Japan Cup 2022)
  132. Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) vs Minoru Suzuki (IWGP Championship, NJPW King of Pro Wrestling 2012)
  133. Tomohiro Ishii vs Katsuyori Shibatai (NJPW G1 Climax 23 2013)
  134. Will Ospreay (c) vs Kenny Omega (IWGP US Championship, NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17)