Anthony’s Best of the Best.
It is now time for my October 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 – 10-7-22||WWE IC Championship||Gunther (c) vs Sheamus|
|AEW Battle of the Belts IV||AEW All Atlantic Championship||Pac (c) vs Trent Beretta|
|Impact Bound for Glory||Impact Tag Team Championship||OGK (c) vs MCMG|
|Impact Bound for Glory||Impact World Championship||Josh Alexander (c) vs Eddie Edwards|
|WWE Extreme Rules||Good Old Fashioned Donnybrook||Imperium vs Brawling Brutes|
|WWE Extreme Rules||Fight Pit||Rollins vs Riddle|
|NJPW Royal Quest 2||IWGP Tag Team Championship||FTR (c) vs Aussie Open|
|NXT Halloween Havoc||NXT NA Championship, Ladder||Wes Lee vs Carmelo Hayes vs Oro Mensah vs Von Wagner vs Nathan Frazer|
|NXT Halloween Havoc||Triple Threat, NXT Championship||Breakker (c) vs Dragunov vs McDonagh|
|NXT – 10-25-22||Singles||Dragunov vs McDonagh|
MATCH OF THE MONTH: Breakker vs McDonagh vs Dragunov – NXT Halloween Havoc
On a personal level this has been the hardest time in my life and professional wrestling has been a sanctuary for me for many years. There were matches this month that helped me on a personal level as I dealt with my hardship, and for me there was no better match this month that reminded me why I love professional wrestling like this triple threat match, with three bright young stars in the business.