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Review of WWE’s Greatest 100 Matches

I think this might be the first time I ever have written a review about a book but that’s because I am more of a writer and not a reader. I recently picked up the newest WWE Book Greatest 100 matches because personally I think it’s a good piece of history to have. I also came to the conclusion that it’s a really great guide to the WWE Network. The matches are not in any order but some of them have little blurbs of why they were picked. There were a few I disagreed with but overall they got it right. Here are the greatest 100 matches.

“Macho Man” Randy Savage vs. Ricky the Dragon Steamboat, Wrestlemania 3 (WWE Books #1 Pick)
Shawn Michaels vs. Ric Flair, Wrestlemania 24
The Rock vs. Triple H, Summerslam 1998
Undertaker vs. Edge, Summerslam 2008
“Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers vs. Bruno Sammartino, May 17, 1963
Jeri-Sjow vs. Degeneration X, TLC 2009
Shawn Michaels vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin, Wrestlemania 14
John Cena vs. Randy Orton, TLC 2013
Iron Sheik vs. Hulk Hogan, January 23, 1984
Undertaker vs. Mankind, King of the Ring 1998
CM Punk vs. John Cena, Money in the Bank 2011
The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family, Elimination Chamber 2014
Royal Rumble Match 2002
Hulk Hogan/Mr. T vs. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper/Paul Orndorff, Wrestlemania 1
Trish Stratus vs. Lita, Unforgiven 2006
Bob Backlund vs. Stan Hansen, April 6, 1981
Shawn Michaels vs. Shelton Benjamin, Raw on May 2, 2005
The Rock vs. “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan, Wrestlemania 18
Undertaker vs. The Rock vs. Kurt Angle, Vengeance 2002
Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler, Bragging Rights 2010
Sgt. Slaughter vs. Pat Patterson,  May 4, 1981
Sami Zayn vs. Cesaro, August 21, 2013
The Hart Foundation vs. Team Stampede, IYH Canadian Stampede
Smackdown Money in the Bank Ladder Match, Money in the Bank 2012
Team Piper vs. Team Flair, Survivor Series 1991
The Rock vs. Mankind, Raw on January 4, 1999
Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon, Wrestlemania 10
John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan, Summerslam 2013
Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar, Smackdown on September 18, 2003
Royal Rumble Match 2011
Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Chris Jericho, Vengeance 2001
Bruno Sammartino vs. “Superstar” Billy Graham, April 30, 1977
Undertaker vs.Jeff Hardy, Raw on July 1, 2002
Paige vs. Emma, NXT Arrival 
Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart, Summerslam 1994
Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar, Wrestlemania 30
Team WWE vs. Team Alliance, Survivor Series 2001
Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant, The Main Even on February 5, 1988
The Rock vs. Brock Lesnar, Summerslam 2002
John Cena vs. Kurt Angle vs. Shawn Michaels, Taboo Tuesday 2005
Triple H vs. Cactus Jack, No Way Out 2002
The Uso’s vs. The Wyatt Family, Battleground 2014
Randy Orton vs. Ric Flair, Taboo Tuesday 2004
The British Bulldogs vs. Iron Sheik/Nikolai Volkoff, Saturday Nights Main Event on May 3, 1986
The Dudley Boys vs. Hardy Boys vs. Edge/Christian, Wrestlemania 17
Mr. Perfect vs. Ric Flair, Raw on January 24, 1993
Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels, Summerslam 2002
Triple vs. Batista, Wrestlemania 21
Bret Hart vs. 1-2-3 Kid, Raw on July 11, 1994
The Shield vs. Evolution, Payback 2014
Bret Hart vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin, Wrestlemania 13 ( Favorite)
Triple H/Mr. McMahon/Shane McMahon vs. The Rock/The Undertaker/Kane, King of the Ring 2000
Brock Lesnar vs. Eddie Guerrero, No Way Out 2004
Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt Angle, Wrestlemania 21
Sasha Banks vs. Bayley, NXT Takeover Brooklyn
Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant, Wrestlemania 3
Elimination Chamber Match, Survivor Series 2002
“Superstar” Billy Graham vs. Dusty Rhodes, October 24, 1977
Batista vs. Undertaker, Wrestlemania 23
Rey Mysterio vs. John Cena, Raw on July 25, 2011
Randy Orton v s. Batista vs. Daniel Bryan, Wrestlemania 30
Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels, Wrestlemania 12
Chris Benoit vs. Chris Jericho, Royal Rumble 2001
John Cena vs. Kevin Owens, Elimination Chamber 2015
Randy Orton vs. Cactus Jack, Backlash 2004
Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho, Wrestlemania 19
Bruno Sammartino vs. Larry Zbyszko, August 9, 1980
Royal Rumble Match 2001
Edge vs. Ric Flair, Raw on January 16, 2006
John Cena vs. CM Punk, Raw on February 25, 2013
Bret Hart vs. Bam Bam Bigelow, King of the Ring 1993
The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin, Wrestlemania 15
Trish Stratus vs. Mickie James, Wrestlemania 22
Team Savage vs. Team Honky Tonk, Survivor Series 1987
John Cena vs. Rob Van Dam, ECW One Night Stand 2006
Kurt Angle vs. Shane McMahon, King of the Ring 2001
John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels, Raw on April 23, 2007
Six Man Hell in a Cell, Armageddon 2000
Owen Hart vs. British Bulldog, Raw on March 3, 1997
Triple H vs. Randy Orton, No Mercy 2007
“Macho Man” Randy Savage vs. Hulk Hogan, Wrestlemania 5
Triple H vs. Undertaker, Wrestlemania 28
The Rock vs. Kurt Angle, No Mercy 2000
Charlotte vs. Bayley vs.Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks, NXT Takeover Rival
Jeff Hardy vs. CM Punk, Summerslam 2009
The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin, Wrestlemania 17
Mr. Perfect vs. Bret Hart, Summerslam 1991
Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena vs. Seth Rollins, Royal Rumble 2015
Smackdown Elimination Chamber Match, Elimination Chamber 2012
Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels, Badd Blood 1997
The Two-Man Power Trip vs. The Brothers of Destruction, Backlash 2001
John Cena vs. The Rock, Wrestlemania 28
Hulk Hogan vs. Ultimate Warrior
CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho, Extreme Rules 2012
Bret Hart vs. British Bulldog, Summerslam 1992
John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar, Summerslam 2014
The Rock vs. Triple H, Smackdown on August 26, 1999
Royal Rumble Match 1992
Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels, Wrestlemania 25 (Voted as the greatest match in WWE History by the Superstars)
Ultimate Warrior vs. “Macho King” Randy Savage, Wrestlemania 7
First and foremost I was shock to see Chris Benoit’s name in the book, Since they put him in the book I really felt like the Wrestlemania 20 Main Event should have been in there. I also felt Hogan vs. McMahon from Wrestlemania 19, Brock Lesnar vs. Kurt Angle from Wrestlemania 19 and CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan from Money in the Bank 2012. These are just a few matches that weren’t in the book that should have been. The should have taken the place of Lesnars matches with Cena at Summerslam and Undertaker at Wrestlemania. Both of those were not good matches but I understand their significance. 
If you are a true die-hard pro wrestling fan this book is a must have. As I said before it’s a good guide to the Network and a piece of history for longtime fans of the WWE. I love this book and the fact that each match is details. Go and pickup a copy of this book today!

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