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WWE Awards: Top Ten Matches of 2014




Match of the Year: Daniel Bryan vs. HHH (WrestleMania 30)

“What amazed me most about this match was how Triple H genuinely treated this match as something special. He came across as actually WANTING to be there and left his usual “I just want my WrestleMania paycheck” attitude at the door. This was also just part one of the Year of Bryan payoff, but to me it was his true WrestleMania Moment. Face to face with The Boss – Our Internet Darling vs. our Internet Pariah. Daniel Bryan and Triple H carried each other to a spectacular showcase of emotion and physicality that fans salivate for. This match would obviously lead us fans to see our underdog hero raise both Hogan & Flair’s wrestling titles above his head in victory, but before that sight was etched in our brains as a defining moment of 2014, Triple H legitimized the importance of The American Dragon’s journey by putting forth effort not seen in a very long time.” – Kyle Caruso


Runner Up: The Wyatt Family vs. The Shield (Elimination Chamber)

“This year in the WWE was a tale of two halves. In the first half we were given some quality pay-per-view matches starring the likes of The Shield, The Wyatt Family, and Daniel Bryan. The second half – not so much. Both factions were broken up and Daniel Bryan was of course sidelined. For me, the best matches of the year were when The Shield was going head to head with the Wyatt’s and Evolution. Do I think they broke them up too quick? Nah. I just really enjoyed the end when they were firing on all cylinders. It was a magical time, even more so in hindsight.” – Dave Reno


Honorable Mention (3rd Place): Cesaro vs Sami Zayn (NXT Arrival)

“Not much to saw about these except if you haven’t seen them, or you’ve forgotten about them, go watch them. I don’t hear many people talk about the Cesaro/Zayn matches anymore and that’s a tragedy. They are pure wrestling masterpieces with some Indy flare to them. Go watch it now. GO! NOW! …but please come back and finish reading.” – Chris Langevin

4. Luke Harper vs. Dolph Ziggler (TLC)

5. The Shield vs. Evolution (Extreme Rules)

6. Adrian Neville vs. Sami Zayn (NXT REvolution)

7. Neville vs. Breeze vs. Kidd vs. Zayn (NXT Takeover: Fatal 4-Way)

8. Charlotte vs. Natalya (NXT Takeover)

9. Daniel Bryan vs. Bray Wyatt (Royal Rumble)

10. John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt (Payback)

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