The best matches of 2018 for WWE.
There have been a plethora of matches that are highly regarded by wrestling fans that have happened this year in professional wrestling and every company and promotion has a camping bag full of those matches. The WWE has had an abundance of great matches on television and pay-per-view this year as well including Johnny Gargano and Andrade "Cien" Almas' NXT Championship match from TakeOver: Philadelphia, Mustafa Ali versus Buddy Murphy in the Cruiserweight Championship tournament, Seth Rollins' one-hour Gauntlet performance on RAW and Becky Lynch versus Charlotte Flair at WWE 'Evolution'
The WWE Network will soon be adding a number of those highly regarded matches to the Network for their Match Of The Year collection and WWE Network News has an exclusive report concerning the matches that will be a part of the collection and they are listed as followed:
NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia 01/27/2018 – Extremely Undisputed
Aleister Black takes his rivalry with The Undisputed Era’s Adam Cole to a new level in an Extreme Rules Match.
NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia 01/27/2018 – Old Friends, New Enemies
An old friend adds insult to injury after Johnny Gargano challenges Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas for the NXT Title.
RAW 02/19/2018 – Pushing the Limits
John Cena, Seth Rollins, and more compete in one of the most exciting and grueling Gauntlet Matches in WWE history.
Elimination Chamber 2018 – Eliminating Barriers
The women of Monday Night RAW battle for the RAW Women’s Title in the first Women’s Elimination Chamber Match.
Fastlane 2018 – Iron Sharpens Iron
Shinsuke Nakamura’s road to WrestleMania runs straight into this memorable confrontation against Rusev.
205 Live 03/20/2018 – Never Give Up on Your Dreams
Mustafa Ali and Drew Gulak push themselves to the limit in the tournament to crown a new Cruiserweight Champion.
NXT TakeOver: New Orleans 04/07/2018 – A Championship Worth the Climb
Six incredible athletes compete in a Ladder Match to become the inaugural NXT North American Champion.
NXT TakeOver: New Orleans 04/07/2018 – Fade to Black
Aleister Black looks to put gold around his waist when he challenges Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas for the NXT Title.
NXT TakeOver: New Orleans 04/07/2018 – The Unsanctioned Rivalry
The heated rivalry between Tomasso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano explodes in an Unsanctioned Match.
WrestleMania 34 – Three Men and a Championship
The Miz puts the Intercontinental Championship on the line against Seth Rollins and Finn Balor in a Triple Threat Match.
WrestleMania 34 – The Empress and The Queen
Asuka’s undefeated streak is matched against Charlotte Flair’s dominant reign as SmackDown Women’s Champion.
WrestleMania 34 – A First Time for Everything
Ronda Rousey makes her in-ring debut alongside Kurt Angle to take on authoritative force of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.
RAW 04/30/2018 – Challenge Accepted
Finn Balor steps up to challenge Seth Rollins for the Intercontinental Championship in this action-packed contest.
NXT 05/02/2018 – A Bitter Grudge Match
Pete Dunne takes to the ring with retribution on his mind, as he goes one-on-one with his former ally, Roderick Strong.
Backlash 2018 – WrestleMania Backlash
The Miz tries to reclaim the Intercontinental Championship in an exciting battle with Seth Rollins.
205 Live 05/29/2018 – The Age of Alexander
Cedric Alexander proves his worth as Cruiserweight Champion by defending the title against the formidable Buddy Murphy.
NXT TakeOver: Chicago II 06/16/2018 – Shock the Windy City
The duo of Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch challenge Roderick Strong and Kyle O’Reilly for the NXT Tag Team Titles.
NXT TakeOver: Chicago II 06/16/2018 – Chicago Street Fight
The heated and deeply personal rivalry between Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano ends on the streets of Chicago.
Money in the Bank 2018 – A Blissful Cash-In
Ronda Rousey’s efforts to capture the RAW Women’s Title from Nia Jax are overshadowed by Alexa Bliss.
UK Championship Tournament Part 1 06/25/2018 – Making Royal Albert Hall Smile
The Undisputed Era battles the trio known as British Strong Style in a Six-Man Tag Team Match.
SmackDown 06/19/2018 – Accolades and Respect
Rusev looks to reaffirm his dominance in this Gauntlet Match to determine the Number One Contender for the WWE Championship.
RAW 06/25/2018 – Spoiled Conclusions
This exciting bout between Seth Rollins and Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Championship results in controversy.
NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV 08/18/2018 – The Third Installment
With two bouts behind them, Moustache Mountain and The Undisputed Era meet again for the NXT Tag Team Titles.
NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV 08/18/2018 – The One and Only Champion
Adam Cole puts the North American Championship on the line against Ricochet in this exciting contest.
NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV 08/18/2018 – Trouble on the High Seas
Kairi Sane’s ship of destiny sails right into the squall of Shayna Baszler in this bout for NXT Women’s Title.
SummerSlam 2018 – Storied Rivals
The storied rivalry between The Miz and Daniel Bryan is reignited when they meet in singles competition.
RAW 08/27/2018 – A Devastating Defeat
Kevin Owens’ efforts to recapture the Intercontinental Title from Seth Rollins push him over the edge in this bout.
Mae Young Classic S02E01 – Rite of Passage
In the first round of the 2018 Mae Young Classic, Killer Kelly tries her luck against the legendary Meiko Satomura.
Hell in a Cell 2018 – To Hell with Friendship
Becky Lynch refuses to respect her friendship with Charlotte Flair in this battle for the SmackDown Women’s Title.
Hell in a Cell 2018 – Hounds of Justice vs Dogs of War
Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins take on the duo of Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler for the RAW Tag Team Titles.
NXT 09/19/2018 – Unified Continents
Pete Dunne’s United Kingdom Championship collides with Ricochet’s reign as North American Champion in this epic battle.
Mae Young Classic S02E05 – Two of the Best
Mercedes Martinez and Meiko Satomura show why they are two of the best in this action-packed battle.
Super Show-Down 2018 – Murphy’s Law Rules
Before the eyes of his homeland, Buddy Murphy challenges Cedric Alexander for the Cruiserweight Championship.
205 Live 10/24/2018 – Milestones and Redemption
The intense rivalry between Mustafa Ali and Hideo Itami comes to an end in this spectacular Falls Count Anywhere Match.
Evolution 2018 – The Last Woman Standing
Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair battle for the SmackDown Women’s Championship in an incredible Last Woman Standing Match.
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