WWE Network released their Match of the Year collection over the weekend, and it’s safe to say a number of the choices will leave some fans mind-boggled.
For example, many will agree that Kevin Owens vs. Shane McMahon at Hell in a Cell was a great match. As was the Fatal 4-Way Universal Championship match at SummerSlam, which saw Brock Lesnar emerge victorious. Let’s not forget AJ Styles vs. John Cena at Royal Rumble—which saw the latter win his 16th World title.
But, were some of you really impressed by Brock Lesnar and Goldberg (once again), at WrestleMania 33? Or Jinder Mahal capturing his first WWE Championship over Randy Orton at Backlash? Okay, fine. Those were major title changes, so its understood why the network had to include them.
Now, we can assume not many were intrigued by the Enzo Amore vs. Kalisto Cruiserweight Championship match on the Oct. 9 episode of Monday Night Raw. AJ Styles’ bout with Chad Gable on the July 4 episode of SmackDown wasn’t exactly thrilling, though.
Other questionable choices that appeared included Luke Harper vs. Randy Orton at Elimination Chamber, and a Fatal 5-Way cruiserweight match between Jack Gallagher, Cedric Alexander, Mustafa Ali, TJ Perkins and Noam Dar.
But amazingly enough, only three matches featuring Roman Reigns (Vince McMahon’s favorite), appeared on the list. Mahal’s aforementioned title win over Orton was The Modern Day Maharajah’s only appearance on the list, too.
Notable omissions that should have been on the list include Lesnar vs. Styles at Survivor Series, Styles vs. Shane-O Mac at WrestleMania, and even Orton vs. Bray Wyatt on the Grandest Stage of Them All.
During the PG Era, the McMahon family and creative team have engaged in some form of a war with fans in terms of their favorite wrestlers, plus the booking decisions. It’s safe to say that WWE Network’s list of this year’s top matches will only add more fuel to the fire.
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