Anthony’s Best of the Best.
It is now time for my December 2022 best matches of the month list. Please keep in mind these are just my opinion of the best matches I saw this month and is not a definitive list and is not the official Wrestling Republic ratings and rankings.
I’m sure there are matches that I may have missed but there are only so many hours in a day and only so much wrestling I can watch. So, please feel free to suggest matches in the comments, as it is possible, I haven’t seen them or maybe they just didn’t make my cut. If I haven’t seen it and I’m able to check it out, it may make my end of year top 25 matches list. If it just didn’t make my cut, if I have time and I’m able to I’ll re-watch the match and re-consider it for my end of the year top 25 matches list.
The top 25 list at the end of the year will be in order and will be made up of my Match of the Month winners, which are guaranteed a spot and the remaining 13 slots will be other top matches from my monthly lists.
Here is the listing in no particular order:
|WWE Smackdown – 12-2-22||World Cup Finals||Ricochet vs Escobar|
|NXT Deadline||Men’s Iron Survivor Challenge||Grayson Waller vs Carmelo Hayes vs JD McDonagh vs Joe Gacy vs Axiom|
|ROH Final Battle 2022||ROH Pure Title||Garcia (c) vs Yuta|
|ROH Final Battle 2022||ROH World Championship||Jericho (c) vs Claudio|
|ROH Final Battle 2022||ROH Tag Team Championship, Dog Collar||FTR (c) vs Briscoes|
|AEW Dynamite – Dec. 28, 2022||Tag Team||Moxley & Claudio vs Top Flight|
|AEW Dynamite – Dec. 28, 2022||Best of 7, Falls Count Anywhere||Young Bucks vs Lucha Bros.|
|WWE Smackdown – Dec. 30, 2022||SD Women’s Championship||Rousey (c) vs Raquel|
|WWE Smackdown – Dec. 30, 2022||Tag Team||Reigns & Zayn vs Owens & Cena|
MATCH OF THE MONTH: FTR vs Briscoes – ROH Final Battle 2022
There is zero doubt in my mind that this is without a doubt the best match of the month of December and one of the best matches of the year. Both teams are arguably two of the best tag teams in the history of the business and they have created magic every time they have stepped in the ring together.