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Looks like I'll be the first one to post my officially submitted ballot. I copied all the match names from the thread titles, so any typos, wrong dates, and other errors are in the original.

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1. Kawada/Taue vs Kobashi/Misawa (AJPW - 6/9/1995)
2. Mitsuharu Misawa vs Toshiaki Kawada (AJPW - 6/3/1994)
3. Kenta Kobashi vs Mitsuharu Misawa (AJPW - 1/20/1997)
4. Akira Hokuto vs Shinobu Kandori (AJW DreamSlam I – 4/2/1993)
5. Tenryu & Kawada vs Hansen & Gordy (RWTL - AJPW - 12/16/88)
6. Bret Hart vs Steve Austin (WWF Survivor Series - 11/17/1996)
7. Eddy Guerrero vs Rey Misterio Jr (Title vs Mask - 10/26/97)
8. Jumbo Tsuruta vs Genichiro Tenryu (AJPW - 6/5/1989)
9. Misawa & Kobashi vs Kawada & Taue (RWTL - 12/3/1993)
10. Jumbo & Tenryu vs Choshu & Yatsu (AJPW 1/28/1986)  
11. Misawa, Kawada & Kobashi vs Jumbo, Taue & Fuchi (10/19/1990)
12. Stan Hansen vs Kenta Kobashi (AJPW - 7/29/1993)
13. Mitsuharu Misawa vs Akira Taue (AJPW - 4/15/1995)
14. Kenta Kobashi vs Yoshihiro Takayama (NOAH - 4/25/2004)
15. Bret Hart vs Steve Austin (WWE WrestleMania XIII - 3/23/97)
16. Rick Rude vs Ricky Steamboat (Iron Man Match - WCW - 6/20/92)
17. Kawada/Taue vs Misawa/Akiyama (AJPW - 12/6/1996)
18. Misawa/Kawada/Kobashi vs. Jumbo/Fuchi/Taue (AJPW 4/20/1991)
19. Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kenta Kobashi (AJPW - 6/11/1999)
20. Ric Flair vs Ricky Steamboat (2/3 Falls - WCW - 4/2/1989)
21. Nick Bockwinkel vs Curt Hennig (AWA - 11/21/1986)
22. Stan Hansen vs Toshiaki Kawada (AJPW - 2/28/1993)
23. Eddie Guerrero vs Brock Lesnar (WWE No Way Out - 2/15/2004)
24. Ric Flair vs Terry Funk (NWA Championship WCW - 7/23/1989)
25. Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee (Loser Leaves Town - Memphis - 6/6/1983)
26. Mitsuharu Misawa v Toshiaki Kawada - (AJPW 7/24/95)
27. Shawn Michaels vs Mankind (WWF Mind Games - 9/22/1996)
28. Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Jun Akiyama (AJPW-2/27/2000)
29. Kazuchika Okada vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi (NJPW, 4/7/2013)
30. Steve Austin vs Kurt Angle (WWF 8/19/01)
31. The Revival vs DIY (NXT - 11/19/2016)
32. NJPW 10 Man Eliminaton Match (NJPW - 8/19/1987)
33. Brock Lesnar vs John Cena (WWE Extreme Rules - 4/29/2012)
34. Vader vs Sting (WCW Starrcade - 12/28/1992)
35. Kobashi & Kikuchi vs Kroffat & Furnas (AJPW - 5/25/1992)
36. Jun Akiyama vs. Kenta Kobashi (AJPW-07/24/1998)
37. Jumbo Tsuruta vs Mitsuharu Misawa (AJPW - 6/8/1990)
38. Brock Lesnar vs CM Punk (WWE SummerSlam - 8/18/2013)
39. Samoa Joe vs AJ Styles (TNA - 12/11/2005)
40. Shinya Hashimoto vs Kazuo Yamazaki (NJPW 8/2/98)
41. Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Minoru Suzuki (NJPW 10/08/2012)
42. Keiji Muto vs Masa Chono (G1 Climax Final - NJPW - 8/11/91)
43. Tenryu & Hansen vs Jumbo & Yatsu (RWTL - AJPW - 12/6/1989)
44. NJPW 10 Man Elimination Match (NJPW - 9/12/1988)
45. Misawa and Akiyama vs. Taue and Kawada (AJPW-5/23/1996)
46. Jumbo Tsuruta vs Mitsuhara Misawa (AJPW - 9/1/1990)
47. Vader vs Sting (WCW Great American Bash - 7/12/1992)
48. Bret Hart vs Owen Hart (WWF WrestleMania X - 3/20/1994)
49. Randy Savage vs Ricky Steamboat (IC Title Match - 3/29/87)
50. Billy Robinson vs Giant Baba (AJPW - 7/24/1976)  
51. John Cena vs Umaga (WWE - 1/28/2007)
52. Manami Toyota vs Aja Kong (AJW 11/20/1994)  
53. Jushin Liger vs Naoki Sano (NJPW - 8/10/1989)
54. Ric Flair vs Ricky Steamboat (WCW - 2/20/1989)
55. Aja Kong vs Dynamite Kansai (AJW - 8/30/1995)
56. Misawa & Ogawa vs KENTA & Marufuji (NOAH 4/25/04)
57. Enforcers vs Ricky Steamboat & Dustin Rhodes (WCW 11/19/91)
58. Super Vader vs Nobuhiko Takada (8/18/1994)
59. The Rockers vs Buddy Rose & Doug Somers (AWA - 8/30/1986)
60. Keiji Muto vs Vader (G1 Climax - NJPW - 8/10/1991)
61. Sangre Chicana vs MS-1 (Hair vs Hair) 9/23/1983
62. Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Genichiro Tenryu (8/31/1987)
63. Vader vs Antonio Inoki (NJPW - 01/04/1996)
64. Steve Austin vs. The Rock (WWF - 4/1/2001)
65. AJ Styles vs. Minoru Suzuki (NJPW - 8/1/2014)
66. Bob Backlund vs Ken Patera (WWF - 5/18/1980)
67. Genichiro Tenryu vs. Stan Hansen (AJPW 7/27/1988)
68. Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Riki Choshu (NJPW - 6/9/1987)  
69. Tatsumi Fujinami vs Dynamite Kid (NJPW - 2/5/1980)
70. Kazuchika Okada vs. Tomohiro Ishii (NJPW G1 Climax - 8/6/16)  
71. Santo/Scorpio/Salvaje vs Casas/Dandy/Garza (CMLL - 11/29/96)
72. Takayama/Suzuki vs. Nagata/Yamamoto (NJPW 10/9/2006)
73. Untouchables vs. BURNING (AJPW 3/6/99)
74. Bryan Danielson vs Takeshi Morishima (ROH - 8/25/2007)
75. Bret Hart vs. Davey Boy Smith (WWF - 12/17/1995)
76. Ted DiBiase vs Jim Duggan (All Gimmicks - UWF - 3/30/1985)
77. Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Kenta Kobashi (NOAH 11/01/03)
78. Jerry Lawler vs Terry Funk (No DQ - CWA - 3/23/1981)
79. Shinya Hashimoto vs. Genichiro Tenryu (WAR 6/17/1993)
80. Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Yoshihiro Takayama (NOAH 9/23/2002)
81. Benoit/Jericho vs. Austin/HHH (WWE 5/21/2001)
82. Masahiro Chono vs. Rick Rude (NJPW 8/12/1992)
83. Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus (2/3 Falls - WWE - 4/29/12)
84. Dick Togo vs. Antonio Honda (DDT 1/30/2011)
85. Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Yuji Nagata (4/13/07)
86. Sgt Slaughter vs Iron Sheik (Boot Camp Match - WWF - 6/16/1984)
87. Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee (No DQ, LLT - Memphis - 12/30/85)
88. WWF Canadian Stampede 10 Man Tag (WWF - 7/6/1997)
89. Brock Lesnar vs Undertaker (HIAC - WWE - 10/20/2002)
90. Kazuchika Okada vs. Tetsuya Naito (NJPW - 3/4/2012)
91. Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (NJPW 8/16/2015)
92. KENTA vs SUWA (NOAH 9/18/05)
93. Shawn Michaels/Diesel v 1-2-3 Kid/Razor Ramon (WWF, 9/28/94)
94. Terry & Dory Funk Jr vs Hansen & Gordy (AJPW - 8/31/1983)
95. El Hijo del Santo vs Brazo de Oro (Mask vs Hair - 1/13/1991)
96. Daniel Bryan vs HHH (WWE - 4/6/2014)
97. Bayley vs. Sasha Banks (Iron Woman - NXT Takeover 10/07/15)
98. Mitsuharu Misawa vs Takeshi Morishima (NOAH 3/5/2006)
99. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kota Ibushi (NJPW - 8/4/2013)
100. LA Park vs el Mesias (AAA - 12/5/2010)

I would add that there are at least seven matches that probably would have made my list if they had been nominated. But it's my own fault for not being involved in the nomination process. The way I see it, if they really were among the 100 greatest matches of all time, someone else would have nominated them.

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Here's my ballot.  I had a hard time figuring out a list for the longest time so what I did was create 2 lists (one in which was my ranked 5* and 4 3/4* matches and the other is my personal favorite matches) and then combined the 2.  Not the most scientific way but it was a good medium between my personal favorites and what I think are "the best".

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1. Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue [AJPW 6/9/1995]
2. Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin (Submission Match) [WWF WrestleMania XIII 3/23/1997]
3. Ricky Steamboat vs. Ric Flair (2/3 Falls) [WCW Clash of the Champions VI 4/2/1989
]
4. The Four Horsemen vs. The Super Powers (War Games) [JCP Great American Bash 7/4/1987]
5. Stan Hansen vs. Kenta Kobashi [AJPW 7/29/1993]
6. Andre the Giant vs. Stan Hansen [NJPW 9/23/1981]
7. El Dandy vs. Negro Casas [CMLL 7/3/1992]
8. Akira Hokuto vs. Shinobu Kandori [AJW DreamSlam I 4/2/1993]
9. Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada [AJPW 6/3/1994]
10. Antonio Inoki, Tatsumi Fujinami, Nobuhiko Takada, Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Kengo Kimura vs. Riki Choshu, Yoshiaki Yatsu, Animal Hamaguchi, Isamu Teranishi & Kuniaki Kobayashi (5x5 Gauntlet Match) [NJPW 4/19/1984]

11. Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Yoshihisa Yamamoto [RINGS 6/24/1999]
12. El Dandy vs. Angel Azteca [EMLL 6/1/1990]
13. Megumi Kudo vs. Combat Toyoda (No Rope Explosive Barbed Wire Match) [FMW 7th Anniversary Show 5/5/1996]

14. Dan Kroffat & Doug Furnas vs. Kenta Kobashi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi [AJPW 5/25/1992]
15. Tully Blanchard vs. Magnum TA (I Quit Cage Match) [JCP Starrcade 11/28/1985]
16. Dangerous Alliance vs. Sting's Squadron (War Games) [WCW WrestleWar 5/17/1992]
17. El Hijo del Santo, Black Warrior, Silver King, El Felino, Dr. Wagner Jr., El Satanico, Scorpio Jr. & Kevin Quinn vs. Negro Casas, El Dandy, Ultimo Dragon, Atlantis, Shocker, Mascara Magica, La Fiera & Brazo de Oro (Torneo Cibernetico) [CMLL 4/18/1997]
18. Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart [WWF WrestleMania X 3/20/1994]
19. Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Tsuyoshi Kohsaka [RINGS 6/28/1998]
20. Jerry Lawler vs. Bill Dundee (No DQ Loser Leaves Town) [CWA 12/30/1985]

21. Antonio Inoki, Tatsumi Fujinami, Kengo Kimura, Umanosuke Ueda & Kantaro Hoshino vs. Akira Maeda, Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Nobuhiko Takada, Kazuo Yamazaki & Osamu Kid (Elimination Match) [NJPW 3/26/1986]
22. El Satanico vs. El Dandy (Hair vs. Hair) [EMLL
12/14/1990]
23. El Hijo del Santo vs. Negro Casas vs. El Dandy (Mask vs. Hair Match) [CMLL 12/6/1996]
24. Tatsumi Fujinami, Keiichi Yamada, Shiro Koshinaka, Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Kengo Kimura vs. Hiro Saito, Kuniaki Kobayashi, Super Strong Machine, Masa Saito & Riki Choshu (Elimination Match) [NJPW 9/12/1988]
25. Genichiro Tenryu & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy [AJPW Real World Tag League 12/16/1988]
26. Hacksaw Jim Duggan vs. Buzz Sawyer (No DQ) [Mid-South 11/11/1985]
27. Nick Bockwinkel vs. Curt Hennig [AWA 11/21/1986]
28. Shinjiro Ohtani vs. El Samurai [NJPW 1/29/1996]
29. Midnight Express vs. Fantastics [JCP Pro 3/26/1988]
30. Mitsuharu Misawa, Toshiaki Kawada & Kenta Kobashi vs. Jumbo Tsuruta, Masa Fuchi & Akira Taue [AJPW 4/20/1991]

31. The Funks vs. Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy [AJPW 8/31/1983]
32. The Fabulous Freebirds vs. The Von Erich's (2/3 Falls) [WCCW 7/4/1983]
33. Ted DiBiase vs. Hacksaw Jim Duggan (Loser Leaves Town, Coal Miner's Glove on a Pole, Tuxedo Cage Match) [Mid-Sou
th 3/30/1985]
34. El Satanico vs. Gran Cochisse [EMLL 9/14/1984]
35. Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Genichiro Tenryu [AJPW 6/5/1989]
36. Genichiro Tenryu & Stan Hansen vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu [AJPW Real World Tag League 12/6/1989]
37. El Dandy vs. Pirata Morgan (Hair vs. Hair) [EMLL 9/23/1988]
38. Jushin Liger vs. Naoki Sano [NJPW 1/31/1990]
39. Sangre Chicana vs. MS-1 (Hair vs. Hair) [EMLL 9/23/1983]
40. Terry Funk vs. Stan Hansen [AJPW 4/14/1983]

41. Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels (Hell in a Cell) [WWF In Your House: Badd Blood 10/5/1997]
42. Jushin Liger vs. El Samurai [NJPW Super Juniors Finals 4/30/1992]
43. Bryan Danielson vs. Nigel McGuinness [ROH Unified 8/12/2006]

44. Ric Flair vs. Terry Funk [WCW Great American Bash 7/23/1989]
45. Hart Foundation vs. Steve Austin, Goldust, Ken Shamrock & Legion of Doom [WWF In Your House: Canadian Stampede 7/6/1997]
46. Sgt. Slaughter vs. Iron Sheik (Boot Camp Match) [WWF 6/16/1984]
47. Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kenta Kobashi [AJPW 1/20/1997]
48. Royal Rumble Match [WWF Royal Rumble 1/19/1992]
49. Gilbert Cesca vs. Billy Catanzaro [France 60s]
50. Atlantis vs. Villano III (Mask vs. Mask) [CMLL 3/17/2000]

51. Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kenta Kobashi [Pro Wrestling NOAH 3/1/2003]
52. Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Volk Han [RINGS 1/22/1997]
53. Raven & Stevie Richards vs. The Pitbulls (2/3 Falls Dog Collar Match) [ECW Gangsta's Paradise 9/16/1995]

54. El Hijo del Santo vs. Negro Casas (Mask vs. Hair) [CMLL 9/19/1997]
55. Ric Flair vs. Ted DiBiase [Mid-South 11/6/1985]
56. Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue [AJPW Real World Tag League 12/6/1996]
57. The Funks vs. Abdullah the Butcher & The Sheik (2/3 Falls) [AJPW 7/19/1979]
58. The Rock vs. Steve Austin [WWF WrestleMania X-7 4/1/2001]
59. The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family [WWE Elimination Chamber 2/23/2014]
60. Ricky Steamboat vs. Ric Flair [WCW WrestleWar 5/7/1989]

61. Eddy Guerrero vs. Rey Mysterio Jr. (Mask vs. Title) [WCW Halloween Havoc 10/27/1997]
62. Ivan Koloff & Khrusher Khruschev vs. Rock N' Roll Express [JCP Worldwide 7/9/1985]
63. Greg Valentine vs. Roddy Piper (Dog Collar Match) [JCP Starrcade 11/24/
1983]
64. Dynamite Kansai, Mayumi Ozaki, Cuty Suzuki & Hikari Fukuoka vs. Aja Kong, Kyoko Inoue, Takako Inoue & Sakie Hasegawa (Thunder Queen Battle) [JWP 7/31/1993]
65. John Cena vs. CM Punk [WWE Money in the Bank 7/17/2011]
66. Jerry Lawler vs. Dutch Mantell (Barbed Wire Match) [CWA 3/29/1982]
67. HHH vs. Cactus Jack (Street Fight) [WWF Royal Rumble 1/23/2000]
68. Ric Flair vs. Jumbo Tsuruta (2/3 Falls) [AJPW 6/8/1983]
69. Shawn Michaels vs. Mankind [WWF In Your House: Mind Games 9/22/1996]
70. Giant Baba vs. The Destroyer [JWA 3/5/1969]

71. Los Infernales vs. Los Brazos [CMLL 11/22/1991]
72. El Hijo del Santo, Scorpio Jr. & Bestia Salvaje vs. Negro Casas, El Dandy & Hector Garza [CMLL 11/29/1996]
73. Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Mitsuharu Misawa [AJPW 9/1/1990]

74. Jerry Lawler vs. Bill Dundee (Loser Leaves Town) [CWA 6/16/1983]
75. Manami Toyota & Toshiyo Yamada vs. Dynamite Kansai & Mayumi Ozaki (2/3 Falls) [AJW DreamRush 11/26/1992]
76. Toshiaki Kawada vs. Stan Hansen [AJPW 2/28/1993]
77. Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kenta Kobashi [AJPW 10/31/1998]
78. Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu vs. Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Yatsu [AJPW 1/28/1986]
79. Aja Kong vs. Yumiko Hotta [AJW 1/24/1994]
80. Andre the Giant vs. Killer Khan [NJPW 4/1/1982]

81. Kenta Kobashi vs. Jun Akiyama [AJPW 7/24/1998]
82. Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs. Super Tiger [UWF 12/5/1984]
83. Jerry Lawler vs. Terry Funk (No DQ) [CWA 3/23/1981]

84. Terry Funk vs. Jumbo Tsuruta [AJPW 6/11/1976]
85. Jushin Liger vs. Shinjiro Ohtani [NJPW 2/9/1997]
86. The Midnight Rockers vs. Buddy Rose & Doug Somers [AWA 8/30/1986]
87. Necro Butcher vs. Samoa Joe [IWA Mid-South Something to Prove 6/11/2005]
88. Ric Flair vs. Ron Garvin (Cage Match) [JCP Worldwide 9/26/1987]
89. Genichiro Tenryu & Stan Hansen vs. Giant Baba & Rusher Kimura [AJPW Real World Tag League 11/29/1989]
90. Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Akira Taue [AJPW Champions Carnival 4/15/1995]

91. Sting vs. Vader (Strap Match) [WCW SuperBrawl III 2/21/1993]
92. Harley Race vs. Terry Funk [Houston 7/1/1977]
93. Lou Thesz vs. Verne Gagne [Chicago 1/25/1952]

94. El Hijo del Santo vs. Espanto Jr. (Mask vs. Mask) [Monterrey 8/31/1986]
95. El Hijo del Santo vs. Negro Casas [WWA 5/17/1991]
96. Midnight Express vs. Southern Boys [WCW Great American Bash 7/7/1990]
97. Clive Myers vs. Steve Grey [Joint Promotions 11/22/1975]
98. El Satanico vs. Pirata Morgan (Hair vs. Hair) [AAA 11/26/1993]
99. Johnny Saint vs. Steve Grey [Joint Promotions 1/28/1980]
100. Randy Savage vs. Utimate Warrior (Retirement Match) [WWF WrestleMania VII 3/24/1991]

 

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My list is very incomplete. I included matches I have watched since 2013. Even though I have watched most All Japan 90s matches I have not rewatched them since so the list is devoid of those. I am going to re-post my list once I finish Japan & US from 1970-2009. 

As for this list, I will say the major gaps are between #14 and #15. Top 14 are No. 1 contenders. The next gap is #47 and #48 this represents my *****/****3/4 diving line. The next gap is #75 and #76, the matches after #75 I expect to be in jeopardy of falling off my list as I re-watch more wrestling. 

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#1. NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair vs Ricky Morton - GAB 7/11/86
#2. AJPW Triple Crown Champion Kenta Kobashi vs Mitsuharu Misawa AJPW 1/20/97
#3. Jun Akiyama vs Mitsuharu Misawa - Budokan 2/27/00
#4. Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Super Tiger -UWF 12/5/84
#5. NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair vs Lex Luger – NWA Starrcade 1988
#6. AWA World Heavyweight Champion Nick Bockwinkel vs Curt Hennig - AWA, Showboat 11/21/86
#7. Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy vs Dory & Terry Funk - AJPW 8/31/83 Terry Funk Retirement Match
#8. GHC Heavyweight Champion Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi - Budokan 3/01/03
#9. Nobuhiko Takada vs Yoshiaki Fujiwara (UWF 10/25/90)
#10. Volk Han vs. Kiyoshi Tamura - RINGS 1/22/97
#11. GHC Heavyweight Champion Kenta Kobashi vs Yoshihiro Takayama - Budokan 04/25/04
#12. NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair vs Terry Funk - Clash of the Champions IX I Quit
#13. NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair vs Ricky Steamboat - NWA Chi-Town Rumble '89
#14. Bret Hart vs Stone Cold Steve Austin - WrestleMania XIII Submission Match

#15. All Japan Triple Crown Champion Genichiro Tenryu vs Keiji Mutoh - Budokan 6/8/01
#16. Sgt Slaughter vs Iron Sheik - WWF, MSG 6/16/84
#17. Terry & Dory Funk vs Brusier Brody & Jimmy Snuka - AJPW 12/13/81
#18. NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair vs Terry Funk - Great American Bash 1989
#19. Ted DiBiase vs Hacksaw Jim Duggan – Mid-South, Houston 3/22/85 - Loser Leaves Town, Tuxedo Cage with Coal Miner's Glove On A Pole Match
#20. Randy Savage vs Ultimate Warrior (WWF Wrestlemania VII 03/24/91)
#21. WCW World Heavyweight Champion Sting vs Vader - WCW Great American Bash '92
#22. Daniel Bryan vs HHH - Wrestlemania XXX
#23. NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair vs Terry Taylor - Mid-South 6/1/85
#24. John Cena vs Brock Lesnar - Extreme Rules 2012
#25. AJPW Triple Crown Champion Kenta Kobashi vs Mitsuharu Misawa AJPW 10/31/98
#26. Volk Han vs Kioyshi Tamura - RINGS 9/25/96
#27. Bret Hart vs Owen Hart - WrestleMania X
#28. Toshiaki Kawada & Masa Fuchi vs Yuji Nagata & Takashi Iizuka - New Japan PPV 12/14/00
#29. Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Kazuchika Okada - Invasion Attack 2013
#30. GHC Heavyweight Champion Kenta Kobashi vs Yoshinari Ogawa – Budokan 11/01/03
#31. WWF Heavyweight Champion Bob Backlund vs Greg Valentine - WWF MSG 2/19/79
#32. NWA US Champion Tully Blanchard vs Magnum TA - NWA Starrcade 1985
#33. AWA World Tag Team Champions Buddy Rose & Doug Somers vs Midnight Rockers - AWA TV 8/30/86
#34. WWF World Heavyweight Champion Triple H vs Cactus Jack - Royal Rumble 2000 Street Fight
#35. IWGP Heavyweight Champion Shinya Hashimoto vs Genichiro Tenryu - NJPW 2/17/94
#36. WCW Crusierweight Champion Eddy Guerrero vs Rey Mysterio - WCW Halloween Havoc 1997 Title Vs Mask
#37. All Japan Triple Crown Champion Kenta Kobashi vs Yoshihiro Takayama - 05/26/00
#38. Jushin Liger vs Great Sasuke (NJPW 07/08/94)
#39. NWA US Tag Team Champions Midnight Express vs Fantastics - Clash of the Champions I
#40. NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ricky Steamboat vs Ric Flair - Clash of Champions VI 2 out of 3 Falls
#41. WCW US Heavyweight Champion Rick Rude vs Ricky Steamboat - Beach Blast 1992 Ironman MatcH
#42. Southern Heavyweight Champion Jerry “The King” Lawler vs “Dirty” Dutch Mantell - Memphis 3/22/82
#43. The Shield vs Ryback & Team Hell No - TLC 2012
#44. NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair vs Kerry Von Erich - 8/15/82
#45. NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair vs Barry Windham - Worldwide 1/20/97
#46. Lockdown 2005: AJ Styles vs Abyss - Number One Contender's Match
#47. WWF World Heavyweight Champion The Rock vs Stone Cold Steve Austin - Wrestlemania XVII

#48. Stan Hansen vs Terry Funk - AJPW 4/14/83
#49. NWA US Champion Greg "The Hammer" Valentine vs "Rowdy" Roddy Piper - NWA Starrcade 1983 Dog Collar Match
#50. Shawn Michaels vs Mankind (WWF Mind Games 09/22/96)
#51. Volk Han vs Kiyoshi Tamura (RINGS 09/26/97)
#52. Hacksaw Duggan vs Buzz Sawyer - Mid-South 11/11/85
#53. WWE Champion Brock Lesnar vs Eddie Guerrero - No Way Out 2004
#54. Super Tiger vs Yoshiaki Fujiwara - UWF 9/7/84
#55. Shawn Michaels vs Undertaker (WWF Bad Blood 10/05/97)
#56. IWGP Heavyweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Yuji Nagata - NJPW 4/13/07
#57. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion Jushin Liger vs Naoki Sano - NJPW 8/10/89
#58. AWA World Heavyweight Champion Rick Martel vs Nick Bockwinkel - AWA Winnipeg 9/20/84
#59. Great Sasuke, Super Delphin, Gran Hamada, Gran Naniwa, Masato Yakushiji vs Kaientai DX - Michinoku Pro 12/16/96
#60. WWE Champion Eddie Guerrero vs John Bradshaw Layfield - Judgment Day 2004
#61. Genichiro Tenryu vs Great Muta - WAR 10/11/96
#62. Mid-South North American Champion Dick Murdoch vs Butch Reed - Mid-South 9/22/85
#63. NWA World Heavyweight Champion Kerry Von Erich vs Jumbo Tsuruta - AJPW 5/22/84
#64. WWF World Heavyweight Champion Bob Backlund vs Ken Patera - WWF, MSG 5/19/80
#65. Jerry Lawler vs Bam Bam Bigelow - Memphis 9/7/86 Texas Death Match
#66. Sting vs Vader - WCW Starrcade 1992
#67. Shinya Hashimoto vs Genichiro Tenryu - NJPW 8/8/93
#68. Ric Flair vs Lex Luger (NWA Wrestle War 02/25/90
#69. WWF World Heavyweight Champion Stone Cold Steve Austin vs Chris Benoit - Smackdown! 5/31/01
#70. Vader vs Nobuhiko Takada (UWFI 08/18/94)
#71. Yuki Ishikawa & Muneori Sawa vs Super Tiger II & Manabu Hara - BattlArts 11/16/08
#72. Midnight Express vs Rock N Roll Express - Wrestlewar 1990
#73. Kiyoshi Tamura vs Tsuyoshi Kohsaka - RINGS 6/27/98
#74. UWA Junior Light Heavyweight Champion El Samurai vs Shinjiro Ohtani - NJPW 1/21/96
#75. “Macho Man” Randy Savage vs “Nature Boy” Ric Flair - Great American Bash 1995

#76. NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair vs Kerry Von Erich - Mid-South 4/28/85
#77. Jerry "The King" Lawler vs Austin Idol - Memphis 4/27/87 Steel Cage, Hair vs Hair
#78. Kenta Kobashi & Akira Taue vs Genichiro Tenryu & Jun Akiyama - Budokan 9/18/05
#79. Turning Point 2005 - X-Division Champion AJ Styles vs Samoa Joe
#80. WWF Intercontinental Champion Randy Savage vs Ricky Steamboat - Wrestlemania III
#81. Yuki Ishikawa, Alexander Otsuka, Muneori Sawa vs Daisuke Ikeda, Super Tiger II, Katsui Usuda - BattlArts 7/26/08 Elimination Match
#82. Six-Man Tag Team Champions Fabulous Freebirds vs Von Erichs - WCCW 7/4/83 2 Out of 3 Falls
#83. GHC Tag Team Champions Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa vs KENTAFuji - Budokan 04/25/04
#84. Mitsuharu Misawa vs Yoshihiro Takayama - GHC Heavyweight Title Tournament Final 04/15/01
#85. AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion Bill Dundee vs Jerry Lawler - Memphis 6/6/83 Loser Leaves Town
#86. ICW Heavyweight Champion Randy Savage vs Ronnie Garvin - ICW Steel Cage 1982/1983
#87. IWGP Champion Kensuke Sasaki vs Toshiaki Kawada - 10/00 Tokoyo Dome Non-Title
#88. IWGP Heavyweight Champion Yuji Nagata vs Kazunari Murakami - NJPW 12/12/02
#89. Kerry Von Erich vs Michael Hayes - 11/24/83 Loser Leaves Town Steel Cage Match
#90. Kenta Kobashi vs Jun Akiyama - 7/24/1998
#91. Terry Funk vs Bob Orton - Southwest 5/26/83 Southewest World Championship Tournament
#92. WWF Intercontinental Champion Randy Savage vs Ricky Steamboat - WWF, Toronto 2/15/87
#93. NWA World Heavyweight Champion Harley Race vs Terry Funk - Houston 7/1/77
#94. Chris Benoit vs Shawn Michaels - RAW 5/3/04
#95. GHC Jr. Heavyweight Champion KENTA vs Low-Ki - ROH Final Battle 2005
#96. The Sheiks (Sheik Adnan & Crusher Blackwell) vs Da Crusher & Greg Gagne - AWA 3/25/84 Steel Cage Match
#97. Fujita Jr. Hayato vs Koji Kanemoto - NJPW Super J Cup 12/02/09
#98. WCW World Heavyweight Champion Diamond Dallas Page vs Sting - WCW Nitro 4/26/99
#99. Sasha Banks vs Becky Lynch - NXT 2015
#100. TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode vs AJ Styles - TNA Final Resolution 2011 30 Minute Iron Man

 

 

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Rollout begins tomorrow.

 

I think we had a great first go at this. We wound up with 14 ballots and 498 total matches voted for. All matches will be part of the rollout.

 

Thanks to everyone who participated, to grimmas for helping us get things going, Elliot for working hard to keep things moving along, and a HUGE thanks to bossrock and microstatistics for putting in a ton of work sorting the results.

 

Hopefully we can get the board a little more organized this summer and keep this project going.

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6 hours ago, CapitalTTruth said:

Rollout begins tomorrow.

 

I think we had a great first go at this. We wound up with 14 ballots and 498 total matches voted for. All matches will be part of the rollout.

 

Thanks to everyone who participated, to grimmas for helping us get things going, Elliot for working hard to keep things moving along, and a HUGE thanks to bossrock and microstatistics for putting in a ton of work sorting the results.

 

Hopefully we can get the board a little more organized this summer and keep this project going.

Thank YOU for doing such a great job organizing everything and getting the ballot together. Had a lot of fun.

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Regret not putting enough effort into taking a part of this. Was planning on making a list, but then I just got lazy with it & never got enough time to make a list I would be happy with. Definitely gonna vote next time though & I am looking forward to seeing how the list turns out to be.

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While I admit I am feeling a little burn out the project (specifically the closing two months or so) and logistics of calculating ballots, this rollout is really getting me pumped to watch and rewatch more wrestling. I am sure one day I will tire of rewatching great matches or my interests and fandom will shift, but not right now.

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The difference between the number of participants in this project and the number of gwe participants is striking. I don't understand the reason. Do you think it's because writing a wrestler's list is funnier than writing a list of matches or do you think the reason is different ?

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Stats for matches not making the Top 100 (101 - 491)

Promotions having 5+ matches:

NJPW - 60

WWE - 50

AJPW - 49

EMLL - 19

AJW - 18

WCW - 14

NOAH - 13

ROH - 11

Joint Promotions, Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP) - 9

RINGS, NXT, MEMPHIS - 8

WWC, UWF (Japan), BattlARTS - 7

Mid South - 6

WAR, AWA, Golden Age (50s) - 5

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Stats for matches not making the Top 100 (101 - 491)

1930s - 1
1950s - 3
1960s - 8
1970s - 28
1980s - 90 [80-84 = 32 and 85-89 = 58]
1990s - 137 [90-94 = 75 and 95-99 = 62]
2000s - 72 [2000-2004 = 45 and 2005-2009 = 27]
2010s - 52 [2010-2014 = 28 and 2015-8/12/2018 = 24]

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20 hours ago, Pterois said:

The difference between the number of participants in this project and the number of gwe participants is striking. I don't understand the reason. Do you think it's because writing a wrestler's list is funnier than writing a list of matches or do you think the reason is different ?

I actually planned on doing this, but it got to the point where I was trying to differentiate between a 4.567687878578467766456 and 4.567687878578467766457 and it kind of lost it's appeal.  With wrestlers its more fun, because you have to try to figure out what makes each guy good and how one guy's great strikes match up to someone who has a great suplex.  I enjoyed it because it helped me figure out exactly why I gravitated to some wrestlers over others.  With matches, I was just nitpicking little insignificant things that made the process less enjoyable than just sitting there getting lost the matches.  Another thing I didn't expect is with wrestlers you can watch long matches, short matches, tag matches, battle royals, etc., the variety kind of makes it more fun.  When you've spent the last 2 hours watching 3 epic matches, you kind of realize why PPVs always have goofy comedy or a lower card match between main events.  There is kind of diminishing returns on epic after a couple of hours.  

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