WWE has put out a list of 25 Greatest Matches from 2021 and that’s very appropriate seeing that the year is coming to a close by week’s end. The match that tops that list is deserving of the honor according to many, but WWE stated exactly why they placed it in the top spot, themselves on their site.
The build for the match was extraordinary. It, the feud, between Rollins and Edge had shades of earlier eras to it and what more could have been expected from two in-ring legends such as them? Edge delivered on all fronts on the way to Crown Jewel with Rollins playing the part of heel to a T. The match stole the show for sure.
“The monthslong rivalry between Edge and Seth “Freakin” Rollins could only culminate one way, and that was inside Hell in a Cell. After their first two stellar matchups at SummerSlam and Madison Square Garden, the stage was set for The Rated-R Superstar and The Visionary to finally settle the score at WWE Crown Jewel, and they did in the absolute best way possible.
As soon as Edge sent Rollins flying off the top rope, bouncing him off the cell wall and through a table, you knew this match was going to hit different. The intensity only grew from there, as they used everything from steel chairs and stairs to chains and ladders to inflict their damage. When Edge so fittingly hit that final Stomp to put Rollins away, the WWE Universe just collectively knew that was it. That was THE match of 2021.”
Other matches that made the list of some note were: Bobby Lashley vs. Drew McIntyre, Goldberg vs. Bobby Lashley, Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus – No Holds Barred Match, Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn – Last Man Standing Match, Rhea Ripley vs. Raquel Gonzalez, Roman Reigns vs. John Cena and so many more.
The only other match that made the list that perhaps has many scratching their heads in a wee bit of confusion is of course Bad Bunny & Damian Priest vs. The Miz & John Morrison, and at Number 10 on the list?! Overall, it’s been a year of epic matches across the board and that doesn’t even count AEW, but perhaps that’s a story for another time.