Before I begin: The podcast was set to return today. Due to some personal issues it did not. Hopefully I can put out the show tomorrow. That will also allow me to talk about what Vince “Shakes Up” tonight on RAW.
Also, shout out to GoDaddy for bringing back my classic article creator. This will supposedly be available until 2021. So I have two years before I have to melt down again.
We’ve already given out two awards this year. Check out the archives to find those winners. Today’s award is Match of the Year. I’m glad I waited until after WWE TLC to post this, because we had a candidate last night. Was that match the winner of Match of the Year? Let’s find out.
(Please remember these awards are for the main roster. Don’t give me your NXT complaints please)
Becky Lynch vs Charlotte Flair. Last Woman Standing. WWE Evolution.
Roman Reigns vs Seth Rollins vs John Cena vs Elias vs Finn Balor vs The Miz vs Braun Strowman. Gauntlet. RAW February.
Daniel Bryan vs Brock Lesnar. Champion vs Champion. WWE Survivor Series.
Asuka vs Charlotte Flair. Wrestlemania.
Becky Lynch vs Charlotte Flair vs Asuka. TLC Match. WWE TLC.
Look. I’m not the biggest women’s wrestling mark out there. But facts are facts. Three of the Top 5 matches this year were women’s matches. That’s impressive. Sure, there are some “snubs” on this list. Samoa Joe vs AJ Styles could be here a couple times. Charlotte vs Ronda is an option, too. But that match ended in DQ. A MOTY needs a finish in my book. Seth Rollins vs The Miz is unfairly drug down by being on a horrible show (Backlash)
This is my opinion of course. I’m not using star ratings or Twitter polls. Just my top matches of the year. Now, we need a winner!
TFSS 2018 WWE MATCH OF THE YEAR WINNER IS….
BECKY LYNCH vs CHARLOTTE FLAIR. LAST WOMAN STANDING. WWE EVOLUTION.
This match did everything a big-time match is supposed to do. There were crazy spots, brutal beatings, tables, ladders, chairs, and more. The painful maneuvers actually looked painful. Even the long ten-count spots weren’t overkill as is usually the case in a Last Man/Woman Standing match. The Figure Four into the Figure Eight through the ladder and subsequent tap by Becky was innovative. The tap didn’t count of course, per the rules of the match. But the tap still played into the story.
Charlotte being buried in chairs only to rise up was a sight to see. The kendo stick became Charlotte’s weapon of choice this match. The powerbomb off the top rope through the table finish was spectacular. As good as the other matches on this list were, this match is the clear winner of Match of the Year.
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