It might be the last issue, but I have a few more matches for all of you to check out on Peacock - NBC’s streaming service.
John Cena vs CM Punk - WWE Title Match - Money in The Bank 2011
Taking place right here in Chicago, this title match pitted Punk - who had less than 24 hours left on his contract - versus Cena. Punk, despite playing the villainous character at the time, had the entire backing of the Chicago crowd due to it being his hometown. The crowd, so vocally anti-Cena, elevated this match to be one of the most memorable matches of all time.
Hulk Hogan vs The Rock - Singles Match - Wrestlemania X-8
Another one of those matches where the crowd elevated the match to another level. I wrote about this match about a year ago in a separate article, but it still deserves to be put on this list. The Rock facing off against Hogan was one of the most anticipated matches on the card - Hogan, the icon of the past, versus The Rock, the icon of the present. While Hogan’s age definitely showed, the quality of the match was not held down by the two’s lack of proper technical ability. It was entertainment - and the crowd was all in.
The Dudleyz vs The Hardy Boyz vs Christian and Edge - WWF Tag Team Championship TLC Match - Wrestlemania X-7
I mentioned last time that you should check out these three’s bout from Summerslam 2000 - assuming you’ve watched it, go ahead and check this one out. The three teams took everything that made their Summerslam match great and amped it up to eleven. Non-stop, hardcore action from start to finish, and riddled with iconic spots, this match is one of the funest matches to watch.
Johnny Gargano vs Adam Cole - NXT Championship Match: 2 out of 3 Falls - NXT Takeover New York
A truly magnificent match spotlighting the talent of both performers. I don’t have enough space to describe what made this match so great. Just watch it, trust me.
Men’s Royal Rumble Match - Royal Rumble - Royal Rumble 2020
A bit of an oddball pick I know, but this was probably one of my most favorite Royal Rumbles to date. Thirty wrestlers come in every ninety seconds, only way to lose is to go over the top rop with both feet touching the floor. Last person standing wins a title match at Wrestlemania. What made this match even more special was the fact that the reigning champion himself entered in at number one with the promise that he would go all the way and win the entire thing. All in all, a great match, and one worthy of a watch.