2023 Best matches every week

Every year at the end of the year we look back and forget a bunch of great matches. The purpose of this thread is to list your favorite matches every week. Then be able to determine your favorite match of the month, quarter and eventually year.

I’m going to try to remember to do this all year. If nobody else posts that’s fine. It’s kind of an experiment. So the first week is:

Sunday January 1st - Saturday January 7th

  • NJPW Wrestle Kingdom night 1 - Kenny Omega vs Will Osprey for US Title
  • AEW Dynamite - The Acclaimed vs Jeff Jarrett & Jay Lethal for Tag Team Titles

What was everyone else’s favorite matches this week?

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I loved Darby vs. Joe very much on Dynamite.

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I’ll add Kaito Kiyomiya vs Kenoh for the GHC Heavyweight title from Noah’s The New Year, fantastic match

I’ll also add Okada vs White, and Catch 22 vs Yoh & Rush, both excellent

Sunday January 8th - Saturday January 14th

  • AEW Dynamite - Elite vs Death Triangle ladder match for Trios Titles in the finals of the best of seven series.

  • AEW Dynamite - Hangman Page vs Jon Moxley in Page’s first match back since a concussion in October.

Nothing really notable in WWE this week. Kevin Owens vs Sami Zayn could have been listed but ended in a DQ. Which was fine for a TV match and did do a good job of continuing the story of the Bloodline vs Owens and the mind games being played with Sami because he had been told they weren’t there.

AEW Dynamte on January 11th - Bryan Danielson vs. Konosuke Takeshita - all out slobberknocker of a match.

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Impacts Hard to Kill:

Eddie Edwards vs Jonathan Gresham
Jordynne Grace vs Mickie James

Dragongate:

Z Brats vs High End (Unit must disband match)

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Catching up:

Week 1 - Swerve vs AR Fox (Dynamite)

Week 2 - Mickie James vs Jordynne Grace (Hard to Kill)

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Dynamite: Danielson vs Bandido. Jeez, Bryan just keeps killing it every week.

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Sunday January 15th - Saturday January 21st

A good week for TV tag team matches.

  • AEW Dynamite - Young Bucks vs Top Flight
  • WWE SmackDown - Sheamus & McIntyre vs Viking Raiders

Week 3: Danielson vs Bandido

For me I’ll add Kenny King vs Speedballs Fight pit from Impact, and cheating a little as it was technically last week, but I watched it this week, Dragongate Open the Dream Gate title match between Yuki Yoshioka vs Shun Skywalker. Great matches!