WWE: Extreme Rules- the Miz vs Cesaro vs Kevin Owens vs Sami Zayn – Fatal 4-Way Way WWE Intercontinental Championship match
This what you watch WWE for. A great four-way that allowed all four fighters to show off their special moves. The Miz retained the title in a crafty way while the other opponents came off as the strong wrestlers.
Lucha Underground:Aztec Warfare II
Lucha Underground’s version of Royal Rumble, this was remarkable for its storytelling. Rey Mysterio Jr. finally debuted at the Temple. Personal beefs continued during the event. And a brand new character to Lucha Underground, the Monster Matanza debuted as a force.
NJPW: G1 Climax 26 – Day 18 Kenny Omega vs Tetsuya Naito
This was the definition of strong style. A brutal, aggressive, and physical match. Both performers were at the top of their games and delivered multiple finishing type moves that looked actually painful. Omega and Naito ascended to NJPW Aces in this match.
There doesn’t appear to be any videos on the web for this outside the official NJPW site.
WWE: Cruiserweight Classic Round 1 Match – Johnny Gargano vs Tommaso Ciampa
An incredibly physical match, the kind of match you watch wrestling for. There were so many moves that could have been finishers performed and so many near-falls. Amazing chemistry between the two tag partners squaring off. Easily more excited than most WWE championship matches.
NJPW: Best of the Super Junior XXIII Day 1 – KUSHIDA vs Kyle O’Reilly
This back-and-forth war had the speed and moves of a cruiserweight match, but the brutality of a heavyweight match.
Honorable Mentions Pt 1.
2/14/2016 NJPW :The New Beginning in Niigata – KUSHIDA vs Bushi – IWGP Junior Heavyweight title Match ****1/2 Stars
5/27/2016 NJPW: Best of the Super Jr. XXII, Day 6 – Ricochet vs Will Ospreay ****1/2 Stars
6/19/2016 NJPW: Dominion 6.19 in Osaka Jo Hal – KUSHIDA vs Will Ospreay- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Match ****1/2 Stars
6/26/2016 Lucha Underground: Lucha Underground Season 2, Episode 23 – Fenix vs Johhny Mundo ****1/2 Stars
7/14/2016 NXT: NXT Episode – Finn Balor vs Shinsuke Nakamura ****1/2 Stars
7/20/2016 Lucha Underground: Ultima Lucha Dos Part III – Prince Puma vs Rey Mysterio Jr. ****1/2 Stars
8/6/2016 NJPW: G1 Climax 26 – Day 13 Tomohiro Ishii vs Kazuchika Okada ****1/2 Stars
8/21/2016 WWE: SummerSlam ‘16 – Charlotte vs Sasha Banks- WWE Women’s Championship Match ****1/2 Stars
11/21/2016 – WWE: Monday Night Raw – Kevin Owens vs Seth Rollins – No Disqualification WWE Universal Title match ****1/2 Stars
5/3/2016 NJPW: Wrestling Dontaku – Ricochet and Matt Sydal vs Rocky Romero and Trent Baretta- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match **** Stars
9/14/2016 WWE: Cruiserweight Classic: Semifinal Match – Gran Metalik vs Zack Sabre Jr. **** Stars
10/21/2016 NJPW: King of Pro-Wrestling: The Young Bucks vs Ricochet and David Finlay – IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship **** Stars