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Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards - Best Wrestling Match of the Year

Wrestling Observer Newsletter annual awards publication is dedicated to commemorating the best achievements in professional wrestling. This list is the selection of annual winners in the " best pro wrestling match" category beginning in 1980.
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1980: Ken Patera  vs. Bob Backlund
1980: Ken Patera vs. Bob Backlund
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1981: Sgt. Slaughter vs. Pat Patterson - Alley Fight
1981: Sgt. Slaughter vs. Pat Patterson - Alley Fight
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1982: Tiger Mask vs. Dynamite Kid
1982: Tiger Mask vs. Dynamite Kid
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1983: Jay Youngblood & Ricky Steamboat vs. Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle - Steel Cage Match
1983: Jay Youngblood & Ricky Steamboat vs. Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle - Steel Cage Match
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1984: The Von Erichs vs. Freebirds - Badstreet Rules
1984: The Von Erichs vs. Freebirds - Badstreet Rules
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1985: Kuniaki Konayashi vs. Tiger Mask II
1985: Kuniaki Konayashi vs. Tiger Mask II
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1986: Ric Flair vs. Barry Windham - Battle of the Belts II
1986: Ric Flair vs. Barry Windham - Battle of the Belts II
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1987: Ricky Steamboat vs. Randy Savage - Wrestlemania III
1987: Ricky Steamboat vs. Randy Savage - Wrestlemania III
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1988: Ric Flair vs. Sting - Clash of the Champions
1988: Ric Flair vs. Sting - Clash of the Champions
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1989: Ricky Steamboat vs. Ric Flair - Clash of the Champions VI
1989: Ricky Steamboat vs. Ric Flair - Clash of the Champions VI
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1990: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Naoki Sano - New Spring Gold
1990: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Naoki Sano - New Spring Gold
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1991: Hiroshi Hase and Kensuke Sasaki vs. Steiner Brothers - Starrcade Tokyo Dome
1991: Hiroshi Hase and Kensuke Sasaki vs. Steiner Brothers - Starrcade Tokyo Dome
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1992: Kenta Kobashi and Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs. Doug Furnas and Dan Kroffat - Super Power Series
1992: Kenta Kobashi and Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs. Doug Furnas and Dan Kroffat - Super Power Series
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1993: Manami Toyota and Toshiyo Yamada vs. Dynamite Kansai and Mayumi Ozaki - Dreamslam II
1993: Manami Toyota and Toshiyo Yamada vs. Dynamite Kansai and Mayumi Ozaki - Dreamslam II
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1994: Razor Ramon vs. Shawn Michaels- Wrestlemania X
1994: Razor Ramon vs. Shawn Michaels- Wrestlemania X
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1995: Manami Toyota vs. Kyoko Inoue - G Top
1995: Manami Toyota vs. Kyoko Inoue - G Top
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1996: Mitsuharu Misawa and Jun Akiyama vs. Steve Williams and Johnny Ace - Super Power Series
1996: Mitsuharu Misawa and Jun Akiyama vs. Steve Williams and Johnny Ace - Super Power Series
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1997: Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin - Wrestlemania 13
1997: Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin - Wrestlemania 13
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1998:  Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kenta Kobashi - October Giant
1998: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kenta Kobashi - October Giant
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1999: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kenta Kobashi - Super Power Series
1999: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kenta Kobashi - Super Power Series
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2000: Atlantis vs. Villano III - Jucio Final
2000: Atlantis vs. Villano III - Jucio Final
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2001: Keiji Mutoh vs. Genichiro Tenryu - Super Power
2001: Keiji Mutoh vs. Genichiro Tenryu - Super Power
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2002: Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit vs. Rey Mysterio & Edge - No Mercy
2002: Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit vs. Rey Mysterio & Edge - No Mercy
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2003: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kenta Kobashi - Navigate for Evolution
2003: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kenta Kobashi - Navigate for Evolution
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2004: Kenta Kobashi vs. Jun Akiyama - Departure
2004: Kenta Kobashi vs. Jun Akiyama - Departure
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2005: Samoa Joe vs. Kenta Kobashi
2005: Samoa Joe vs. Kenta Kobashi
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2006: Do Fixer vs. Blood Generation - Supercard of Honor
2006: Do Fixer vs. Blood Generation - Supercard of Honor
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2007: Bryan Danielson vs. Takeshita Morishima - Manhattan Mayhem II
2007: Bryan Danielson vs. Takeshita Morishima - Manhattan Mayhem II
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2008: Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho - No Mercy Ladder Match
2008: Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho - No Mercy Ladder Match
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2009: The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels - Wrestlemania 25
2009: The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels - Wrestlemania 25
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2010: The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels - Wrestlemania 26
2010: The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels - Wrestlemania 26
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2011: CM Punk vs. John Cena - Money in the Bank
2011: CM Punk vs. John Cena - Money in the Bank
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2012: Minoru Suzuki vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi - Kings of Pro Wrestling
2012: Minoru Suzuki vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi - Kings of Pro Wrestling
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2013: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada - Invasion Attack
2013: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada - Invasion Attack
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2014: AJ Styles vs. Minoru Suzuki -  G1 Climax 24
2014: AJ Styles vs. Minoru Suzuki - G1 Climax 24
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2015: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kota Ibushi - Wrestle Kingdom 9
2015: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kota Ibushi - Wrestle Kingdom 9
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2016: Kazuchika Okada vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi - Wrestle Kingdom 10
2016: Kazuchika Okada vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi - Wrestle Kingdom 10
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2017: Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega - Wrestle Kingdom 11
2017: Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega - Wrestle Kingdom 11
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2018: Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega - Dominion 6.9
2018: Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega - Dominion 6.9
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2019: Will Ospreay vs. Shingo Takagi - Best of the Super Juniors
2019: Will Ospreay vs. Shingo Takagi - Best of the Super Juniors
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