The Five Best WWE PPV Matches Of 2016…So Far

Since WWE Released The Trailer For Their Best PPV Matches DVD, Here’s The 5 Best So Far.

This year has been jammed pack with amazing PPV matches from WWE. It feels like the New Era has finally kicked off and the tides are turning.

2016 isn’t over yet but there has been so many matches that I have to recap the five best up until the time of writing.

Check out the list below and let me know if you agree!

Honorable Mentions:

Sasha Banks vs Charlotte (Hell In A Cell)
Sami Zayn vs Kevin Owens (Payback)

5. Gargano/Ciampa vs. Revival (NXT Takeover: Brooklyn II)

  • The Revival has had an amazing 2016. Their match with American Alpha was stellar but when they faced tag-team badasses Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gagano, magic was made. Tag team wrestling is an art form that is hard to master. 2016 has seen some great tag matches with The New Day running the main roster. But, these four men proved why NXT is the place for amazing tag teams.

4. Kota Ibushi Vs. T.J. Perkins (Cruiserweight Classic)

  • Kota Ibushi was one of the predicted winners going into this tournament. T.J. Perkins was a plucky fan-favorite. Both had an amazing story to tell and they told it inside the wrestling ring. It might be the shocking ending to the match that thrust it to the top 5 PPV matches. Perkins would go on to win this and the entire tournament, to the shock of some fans.

3. Charlotte vs Sasha Banks vs Becky Lynch (Wrestlemania 32)

  • In the middle of a “Women’s Revolution” in WWE, their booking seemed spotty for the most part. It wasn’t until this evening when a new Women’s Championship was debuted that things really started to change. The match that Charlotte, Sasha, and Becky had on the biggest stage of them was probably the best wrestled match of the night. It cemented the former NXT superstars to future WWE legends.

2. AJ Styles vs John Cena (SummerSlam)

  • Could lightning strike twice? That was the story going into this match. Months before, AJ Styles defeated John Cena to the shock of everyone. Styles boasted about it after saying he was the new “face that runs the place”. John Cena went into this SummerSlam match with something to prove. He was proven wrong as AJ Styles defeated him once again! 2016 is a landmark year in WWE history.

1. Sami Zayn vs Shinsuke Nakamura (NXT Takeover: Dallas)

  • With the two names involved, this is almost certainly going to be match of the year. Zayn & Nakamura both delivered an epic match that outshines anything at this year’s Wrestlemania. This was the best final NXT match Zayn could have. It’s also the perfect introduction for the “King Of Strong Style” Shinsuke Nakamura as the hype going into his debut paid off. This is a wrestling spectacle.

How many of these PPV matches do you think will make it on the best of 2016 list?

Will anything from Survivor Series 2016 and after find a place on the year end list?

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EJ Moreno
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