ATR’s Top 15 Matches of 2014


Happy New Year everyone!  The fate of this podcast is a bit up-in-the-air at the moment but I wanted to share with you my 15 favorite matches of 2014.  All in all, 2014 wasn’t a banner year for wrestling but that had much more to do with inept writers, piss poor creative teams, and corporate considerations than it did with actual wrestling.  The fact is, the wrestling industry has more talented athletes and performers today than at any other time in history.  Sure they might not all be stars like The Rock or Steve Austin, but these guys and gals can out wrestle nearly any of what previous generations had to offer and these matches are prime examples of this fact.

15.  Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan vs. John Cena vs. Cesaro vs. Christian vs. Sheamus [WWE World Heavyweight Championship Elimination Chamber Match] (Elimination Chamber)

14.  Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H (WrestleMania 30)

13.  Team Cena vs. Team Authority (Survivor Series)

12.  Hideo Itami & Finn Balor vs. The Ascension (NXT Takeover: R Evolution)

11.  The Shield vs. Evolution (Extreme Rules)

10.  Sheamus vs. Cesaro [United States Championship] (Night of Champions)

9.  Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose [Lumberjack Match] (SummerSlam)

8.  The Shield vs. the Wyatt Family (Elimination Chamber)

7.  Sami Zayn vs. Cesaro (NXT Arrival)

6.  Dolph Ziggler vs. Luke Harper [Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match] (TLC)

5.  Daniel Bryan vs. Batista vs. Randy Orton [WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match] (WrestleMania 30)

4.  Adrian Neville vs. Sami Zayn vs. Tyler Breeze vs. Tyson Kidd [NXT Championship Fatal 4-Way] (NXT Takeover: Fatal 4-Way)

3.  Cedric Alexander vs. AJ Styles (PWX January 19, 2014)

2.  Dolph Ziggler vs. Cesaro vs. Tyson Kidd [Intercontinental Championship Triple Threat Match] (SmackDown 11/14/14)

1.  Adrian Neville vs. Sami Zayn [NXT Championship Match] (NXT Takeover: R Evolution)

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