I was having a conversation the other day with some friends, discussing must see matches as a fan and I got the idea to try to put a list of 10-matches that I felt every fan should see. Now I have seen thousands of matches and this list could obviously be a lot longer than 10. I want to make perfectly clear I’m NOT saying these are the 10-greatest matches ever or a definitive list in any way. I just wanted to put together a list of matches that reminded me why I’m a fan. I wanted to include matches that had definitive winners, so the Bryan Danielson draws against Kenny Omega and Adam Page are not on here despite how great they were, and I wanted to pick matches that I’d hopefully be able to attach or link to so fans could check them out. I may do this as a series every so often, as a list of matches I recommend every fan should check out. Please feel free to suggest matches in the comments that you feel fans should check out.
Here is my list of 10-matches that I think every fan should see, in no particular order:
1) Gargano vs Andrade – NXT Takeover Philadelphia
Ok full disclosure here, my opinion on this match maybe a little biased as I was in the arena for this show, but I still contend that this a must see classic. Gargano’s feud and matches with Ciampa and Adam Cole, are legendary and could easily fill up a top 10 list on their own. This was the match in my opinion that elevated, Andrade and Johnny to a whole other level in their career. To me, Andrade has never had a better match than this one in my opinion and this is my favorite Johnny Gargano match. This match was recognized by WWE and CBS Sports as the match of 2018, which is really impressive that this match took place in January and no other match was able to top it. This was an incredible back and forth match and the crowd was STRONGLY behind Johnny as everyone in that arena wanted a Gargano win. At the end of the night though, both men earned the respect of the notoriously tough to please Philadelphia crowd.