Anthony’s Best of the Best
It is now time for October 2023 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:
|AEW WrestleDream||Singles||Swerve vs Hangman|
|AEW WrestleDream||Singles||Danielson vs Sabre Jr.|
|AEW WrestleDream||AEW Tag Team Championship||FTR (c) vs Aussie Open|
|AEW WrestleDream||2 out of 3 Falls, TNT Championship||Christian (c) vs Darby|
|WWE Raw – 10-2-23||WWE IC Championship||Gunther (c) vs Ciampa|
|WWE Fastlane||WWE Undisputed Tag Team Championship||Balor & Priest (c) vs Cody Rhodes & Jey Uso|
|AEW Collision – 10-9-23||Singles||Kyle Fletcher vs Danielson|
|NXT – 10-10-23||Singles||Carmelo vs Breakker|
|AEW Dynamite – 10-10-23||Singles||Swerve vs Danielson|
|AEW Collison – 10-14-23||AEW TNT Championship||Danielson vs Christian|
|WWE Raw – 10-16-23||Singles||Ricochet vs Nakamura|
|NJPW Royal Quest III||Singles||Ospreay vs Sabre Jr.|
|Impact Bound for Glory||Impact X-Division Championship||Sabin (c) vs Kenta|
|Impact Bound for Glory||Impact Tag Team Championship||Rascalz (c) vs ABC|
|Impact Bound for Glory||Singles||Ospreay vs Bailey|
|Impact Bound for Glory||Call Your Shot Gauntlet||Battle Royal|
|Impact Bound for Glory||Impact Knockouts Championship||Trinity (c) vs Mickie James|
|Impact Bound for Glory||Impact World Championship||Shelley (c) vs Alexander|
|AEW Dynamite – 10-25-23||Tag Team||Orange Cassidy & Okada vs Claudio & Danielson|
|AEW Collison – 10-28-23||AEW World Championship||MJF (c) vs Omega|
|NWA Samhain||Pillar to Post”, NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship||Colby Corino (c) vs Joe Alonzo|
|NXT Halloween Havoc – Night 2||NXT Championship||Dragunov vs Carmelo|
MATCH OF THE MONTH: Ospreay vs Bailey – Impact Bound for Glory
There is zero doubt or question in my mind that this was the best match to take place in October 2023. This was a match that we were denied 6-months ago during WM weekend due to injury, but these men delivered an absolute classic on Impact’s biggest show of the year. Ospreay continues to show everyone why he is the best wrestler in the world today and this generation’s HBK. Bailey is continuing to rise up the ranks as a special talent as well.