Wrestling Theory - Top Ten Matches

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For the last few months I've been thinking about ways to evaluate wrestlers.  I have been thinking about a way to compare wrestlers.  If you look at two wrestlers top ten matches, you can compare the two lists. Not only can you look at how has the better list, you can also look at the type of matches and opponents on the list.

With the WWE Network people have easy access to these matches.  We do not have to worry about this matches disappearing in the matches on YouTube and Daily Motion get taken down.  I think this can really change the way we talk about wrestlers.

 I have some rules about what matches we can consider. 

1. Matches have to be available on the WWE Network
2. Matches available on other sources can be honorable mention.
3. Tag Team and multiple wrestler matches count.
4. Battle Royal and Royal Rumble matches do not count.

Now lets look at the lists.  Here is my question, which of these lists are better?

Ten Best Bret Hart Matches

Hart Foundation '97 vs. Steve Austin, Goldust, Ken Shamrock, & Legion of Doom - WWF Canadian Stampede
Hart Foundation vs. The Rockers - WWF Saturday Night Main Event Oct 1990
Bret Hart vs. Hakushi - WWF Raw July 11, 1995
Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart - WWF SummerSlam 1994
Bret Hart vs. Mr Perfect - WWF SummerSlam 1991
Bret Hart vs. Sean Waltman - WWF Raw on July 11, 1994
Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels - WWF WrestleMania XII
Bret Hart vs. Davey Boy Smith - WWF SummerSlam 1992
Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin - WWF WrestleMania 13
Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart - WWF WrestleMania X

Ten best Ric Flair Matches

Ric Flair vs. Kerry Von Erich - WCCW Christmas Star Wars 1982
Ric Flair vs. Dusty Rhodes - NWA Starrcade 1985
Ric Flair vs. Vader - WCW Starrcade 1993
Ric Flair vs. Mr. Perfect - WWE Raw on January 18, 1993
Ric Flair vs. Sting - NWA Clash of the Champions 
Ric Flair vs. Randy Savage - WWE WrestleMania VIII
Ric Flair vs. Terry Funk - NWA Clash of the Champions IX
Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat - NWA Wrestle War 1989
Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat - NWA Chi-Town Rumble
Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat - NWA Clash of the Champions VI

Let me know what you think of the idea and of the lists. I will have some more thoughts in my next post


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