2018 is almost gone and we’re looking into a new year and a New Era in WWE for 2019. WWE has calculated their list of Top 25 matches for 2018 and there are quite a few amazing encounters on their list.

You’ll see a lot of the same people on this list and that’s not by mistake. Not only are these people Superstars WWE wants to push up the card and get into the spotlight, but they are also extremely good. WWE has possibly the most talented roster in the company’s history right now so when they let their Superstars go, big things are possible.

WWE also previously released their top 10 returns of 2018 and that is a pretty exciting list to re-live as well.

We’ll get right down to the list now as WWE compiled it. You might not agree with the placement of every match, but this is how the team at WWE.com thought things needed to be.


25) “Woken” Matt Hardy vs. Bray Wyatt — The Ultimate Deletion (Raw, March 19)

24) Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura — Champion vs. Champion Match (Survivor Series)

23) Ricochet vs. The Velveteen Dream (NXT TakeOver: Chicago)

22) Kalisto vs. Buddy Murphy (205 Live, April 3)

21) Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe — Intercontinental Championship Match (Raw, Jan. 1)

20) AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura — WWE Championship Last Man Standing Match (Money in the Bank)

19) Ricochet vs. Adam Cole vs. The Velveteen Dream vs. EC3 vs. Lars Sullivan vs. Killian Dain — NXT North American Championship Ladder Match (NXT TakeOver: New Orleans)

18) Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz (SummerSlam)

17) Cedric Alexander vs. Buddy Murphy — WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match (205 Live, May 29)

16) Meiko Satomura vs. Mercedes Martinez (Mae Young Classic, Round 2)

15) Roman Reigns vs. Finn Bálor — Universal Championship Match (Raw, Aug. 20)

14) Mustafa Ali vs. Buddy Murphy — No Disqualification Match (205 Live, July 3)

13) Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka — SmackDown Women’s Championship Triple Threat Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match (WWE TLC)

12) Shayna Baszler vs. Kairi Sane — NXT Women’s Championship Match (NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn)

11) Ricochet vs. Pete Dunne vs. Adam Cole —NXT North American Championship Triple Threat Match (NXT, Oct. 10)

10) The Bludgeon Brothers vs. The New Day —SmackDown Tag Team Championship No Disqualification Match (SmackDown LIVE, Aug. 22)

9) Ronda Rousey & Kurt Angle vs. Stephanie McMahon & Triple H (WrestleMania 34)

8) John Cena vs. Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins vs. The Miz vs. Finn Bálor vs. Braun Strowman vs. Elias — Gauntlet Match (Raw, Feb. 19)

7) Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. Johnny Gargano — NXT Championship Match (NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia)

6) Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre vs. Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins — Raw Tag Team Championship Match (Hell in a Cell)

5) Seth Rollins vs. The Miz — Intercontinental Championship Match (Backlash)

4) Moustache Mountain vs. The Undisputed ERA — NXT Tag Team Championship Match (NXT, July 11)

3) Brock Lesnar vs. Daniel Bryan — Champion vs. Champion Match (Survivor Series)

2) Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa — Chicago Street Fight (NXT TakeOver: Chicago)

The number one match for 2018 according to WWE might not come as a huge surprise, but it is also another big achievement for the WWE Women’s Division.

Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women’s Championship in a Last Woman Standing Match at WWE Evolution snagged the number one spot.

So that’s the list. It’s been a very long year. We look forward to carrying on with you into 2019 and beyond at Ringside News. Thank you so much for your continued support as well.

How do you think WWE’s match rankings stacks up with your own?

Felix Upton

Felix Upton has been writing professionally since 1989. His first writing job was penning advertisements for local newspapers around New York. After selling his grandfather’s pinball repair shop back in 2017, he was hired on for publish news for Ringside News.

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