WWE Ranks Top 25 Matches Of The Year
As we finish up 2018, we leave behind a another year of great matches from the WWE. The staff at WWE.com have put together a list of their favorite matches of the year.
The list features matches from RAW and Smackdown, as well as 205 Live and NXT. It also features a match from the Mae Young Classic tournament.
Top 25 WWE Matches Of 2018
- 25. “Woken” Matt Hardy vs. Bray Wyatt — The Ultimate Deletion (RAW, March 19)
- 24. Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura — Champion vs. Champion Match (Survivor Series)
- 23. Ricochet vs. The Velveteen Dream (NXT TakeOver: Chicago)
- 22. Kalisto vs. Buddy Murphy (205 Live, April 3)
- 21. Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe — Intercontinental Championship Match (RAW, Jan. 1)
- 20. AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura — WWE Championship Last Man Standing Match (Money in the Bank)
- 19. Ricochet vs. Adam Cole vs. The Velveteen Dream vs. EC3 vs. Lars Sullivan vs. Killian Dain — NXT North American Championship Ladder Match (NXT TakeOver: New Orleans)
- 18. Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz (SummerSlam)
- 17. Cedric Alexander vs. Buddy Murphy — WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match (205 Live, May 29)
- 16. Meiko Satomura vs. Mercedes Martinez (Mae Young Classic, Round 2)
- 15. Roman Reigns vs. Finn Bálor — Universal Championship Match (RAW, Aug. 20)
- 14. Mustafa Ali vs. Buddy Murphy — No Disqualification Match (205 Live, July 3)
- 13. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka — SmackDown Women’s Championship Triple Threat Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match (WWE TLC)
- 12. Shayna Baszler vs. Kairi Sane — NXT Women’s Championship Match (NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn)
- 11. Ricochet vs. Pete Dunne vs. Adam Cole —NXT North American Championship Triple Threat Match (NXT, Oct. 10)
- 10. The Bludgeon Brothers vs. The New Day —SmackDown Tag Team Championship No Disqualification Match (SmackDown, Aug. 21)
- 9. Ronda Rousey & Kurt Angle vs. Stephanie McMahon & Triple H (WrestleMania 34)
- 8. John Cena vs. Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins vs. The Miz vs. Finn Bálor vs. Braun Strowman vs. Elias — Gauntlet Match (RAW, Feb. 19)
- 7. Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. Johnny Gargano — NXT Championship Match (NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia)
- 6. Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre vs. Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins — RAW Tag Team Championship Match (Hell in a Cell)
- 5. Seth Rollins vs. The Miz — Intercontinental Championship Match (Backlash)
- 4. Moustache Mountain vs. The Undisputed ERA — NXT Tag Team Championship Match (NXT, July 11)
- 3. Brock Lesnar vs. Daniel Bryan — Champion vs. Champion Match (Survivor Series)
- 2. Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa — Chicago Street Fight (NXT TakeOver: Chicago)
- 1. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair — SmackDown Women’s Championship Last Woman Standing Match (WWE Evolution
The Brian Kendrick Says He’s ‘Taking A Leave Of Absence’ From WWE
205 Live Wrestler Taking A Break
WWE 205 Live star The Brian Kendrick is taking a break from the ring according a Twitter post.
Kendrick tweeted, “It’s been 3 years since my last #Cruiserweight Title opportunity. Since then, it has become evident that nobody on @WWE205Live understands nor respects the road that I paved for them. Therefore I am taking an indefinite leave of absence from the ring.”
It’s been 3 years since my last #Cruiserweight Title opportunity. Since then, it has become evident that nobody on @WWE205Live understands nor respects the road that I paved for them. Therefore I am taking an indefinite leave of absence from the ring. @WWE #205live pic.twitter.com/MJftDpQl1F
— Brian Kendrick (@mrbriankendrick) November 15, 2019
Brian Kendrick won the WWE Cruiserweight Championship in 2016 after defeating TJ Perkins at the Hell In A Cell PPV.
Kendrick was out of action for several months, after suffering a broken orbital bone at the hands of Hideo Itami. He was out of action from December 2017 to April 2018.
It’s unknown is any personal issues or injuries are preventing him from competing. Further details will be provided once they are known.
Location and Date Announced For 2020 WWE Elimination Chamber
The location and date for next year’s WWE Elimination Chamber has been announced.
During last night’s Friday Night SmackDown, a graphic appeared for the live audience indicating WWE Elimination Chamber will be held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA on March 8, 2020.
This date lines up with WWE’s 2019-2020 touring schedule, which was revealed this past March prior to Wrestlemania 35.
This is the final pay-per-view prior to Wrestlemania 36 in Tampa, FL.
The pre-sale password for tickets is CHAMBER
Philly hosting Elimination Chamber in March! pic.twitter.com/XhzzUCj4m8
— Dave (@DaveMuscarella) November 16, 2019
Bray Wyatt Reveals Refreshed WWE Universal Championship, Championship Match Set For Survivor Series
A new look for the WWE Universal Championship was revealed tonight during Friday Night SmackDown.
During the Firefly Funhouse segment, Bray Wyatt revealed a blue version of the WWE Universal Championship.
— WWE (@WWE) November 16, 2019
The belt was customized by Wild Cat Belts, who also crafted several other WWE titles.
Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan for the WWE Universal Championship was also confirmed for the up-coming Survivor Series PPV
Check out some photos of below.