Bad Bunny left an indelible mark on the WWE Universe.
2021 is coming to a close and as they do every year, WWE has compiled a list of the best matches of the Year. This year, it is a list of 25 matches that feature some of the top names and all of WWE and some standout performances in a year that saw WWE return to touring following the emergence of the global pandemic in 2020.
Bad Bunny, a worldwide celebrity. made his WWE in-ring debut at WrestleMania, successfully defeating The Miz and John Morrison alongside Damian Priest. That WrestleMania tag team match landed the number 10 spot.
Es un rey, campeón, Bad Bunny. Spotify's most-streamed artist in the world two years running brought his talents to the WWE ring on Night 1 of WrestleMania 37, and he was unforgettable. Most of the WWE Universe might have expected his tag team partner, Damian Priest, to do the heavy lifting in their match against The Miz & John Morrison, but Bunny was quick to silence any doubters by fully mixing it up with his opponents and living out a childhood dream.
His offense was damn near flawless, from his flying crossbody off the top rope to his still awe-inspiring “Bunny Destroyer,” to the decisive double-team maneuver that sealed the victory. Bad Bunny put in the work to become a WWE Superstar, and it paid off massively as he and Priest were able to provide us with a WrestleMania moment that will live forever.
The list was topped by the Hell in a Cell match between Edge and Seth Rollins at WWE Crown Jewel. Edge and Rollins also had their SummerSlam match on the list.
The monthslong rivalry between Edge and Seth “Freakin” Rollins could only culminate one way, and that was inside Hell in a Cell. After their first two stellar matchups at SummerSlam and Madison Square Garden, the stage was set for The Rated-R Superstar and The Visionary to finally settle the score at WWE Crown Jewel, and they did in the absolute best way possible.
As soon as Edge sent Rollins flying off the top rope, bouncing him off the cell wall and through a table, you knew this match was going to hit different. The intensity only grew from there, as they used everything from steel chairs and stairs to chains and ladders to inflict their damage. When Edge so fittingly hit that final Stomp to put Rollins away, the WWE Universe just collectively knew that was it. That was THE match of 2021.
Seth Rollins has the most matches on the list, except for one other undeniable performer. Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins are tired with five matches on the list.
You can see the full list of matches below:
25. Bobby Lashley vs. Drew McIntyre – WWE Championship Hell in a Cell Match (WWE Hell in a Cell)
24. RK-Bro vs. The Usos – Champions vs. Champions Match (Survivor Series)
23. Goldberg vs. Bobby Lashley – No Holds Barred Match (WWE Crown Jewel)
22. Roman Reigns vs. Edge – Universal Championship Match (WWE Money in the Bank)
21. WALTER vs. Tommaso Ciampa – NXT UK Championship Match (NXT TakeOver: Stand and Deliver – Night 1)
20. Roman Reigns vs. Cesaro – Universal Championship Match (WrestleMania Backlash)
19. Raquel Gonzalez, Io Shirai, Kay Lee Ray & Cora Jade vs. Team Toxic – WarGames Match (NXT WarGames)
18. Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus – No Holds Barred Match (WWE Fastlane)
17. Seth “Freakin” Rollins vs. Cesaro (WrestleMania – Night 1)
16. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn – Last Man Standing Match (SmackDown, July 2)
15. Big E vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Ricochet vs. King Nakamura vs. Riddle vs. Kevin Owens vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins vs. John Morrison – Money in the Bank Ladder Match (WWE Money in the Bank)
14. Rhea Ripley vs. Raquel Gonzalez – Last Woman Standing Match (NXT New Year’s Evil)
13. Finn Bálor vs. Pete Dunne – NXT Championship Match (NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day)
12. Edge vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins (SummerSlam)
11. Rey Mysterio vs. Finn Bálor vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins vs. Kevin Owens – Fatal 4-Way Ladder Match (Raw, Oct. 25)
10. Bad Bunny & Damian Priest vs. The Miz & John Morrison (WrestleMania – Night 1)
9. Big E vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Roman Reigns – Triple Threat Match (Raw, Sept. 20)
8. Team Black & Gold vs. Team 2.0 – WarGames Match (NXT WarGames)
7. Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair – Raw Women’s Championship Match (WWE Money in the Bank)
6. Roman Reigns vs. John Cena – Universal Championship Match (SummerSlam)
5. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair – Champion vs. Champion Match (Survivor Series)
4. WALTER vs. Ilja Dragunov – NXT UK Championship Match (NXT TakeOver 36)
3. Roman Reigns vs. Edge vs. Daniel Bryan – Universal Championship Triple Threat Match (WrestleMania – Night 2)
2. Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair – SmackDown Women’s Championship Match (WrestleMania – Night 1)
1. Edge vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins – Hell in a Cell Match (WWE Crown Jewel)
Edge recently stated on social media that his trilogy of matches with Seth Rollins will be something that he holds in his heart forever. Read more here.