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Best WWE Matches 2023: Here are our picks

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2023 has been a remarkable year for WWE, showcasing a series of thrilling matches that have captivated audiences worldwide.

With Triple H at the helm of creative control, the focus has shifted to crafting more engaging matches with longer durations, resulting in some unforgettable moments in the ring.

Let’s dive into the best WWE matches of 2023, and explore what made them stand out.

10. Bad Bunny Vs. Damian Priest: Celebrity Match Done Right

Backlash 2023 saw Bad Bunny take on Damian Priest in a match that exceeded expectations for celebrity involvement.

The Puerto Rican crowd was fully engaged, and the match featured a mix of brawling, weapon use, and high-risk manoeuvres. Bad Bunny’s performance, despite his lack of wrestling experience, was commendable.

9. The Usos Vs. Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens: WrestleMania Magic

The main event of WrestleMania 39’s first night was a high-octane tag team match. Zayn & Owens’ desperation to win the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships translated into a fast-paced and well-executed match.

Their eventual victory was an emotional moment, capping off one of the year’s best storylines.

8. Team Rhodes Vs. Judgment Day: A WarGames Spectacle

The Survivor Series 2023 saw Team Rhodes take on Judgment Day in a WarGames match. The match featured some of WWE’s top talents, delivering a fluid and engaging battle.

Randy Orton’s return and his stunning RKO on JD McDonagh were highlights, making this match a memorable one for fans.

7. United States Championship Chamber Match: A Display of Excellence

The Elimination Chamber 2023 hosted a remarkable match for the United States Championship, featuring Austin Theory, Seth Rollins, Johnny Gargano, Bronson Reed, Montez Ford, and Damian Priest.

Each wrestler had a moment to shine, with Reed’s dominance and Ford’s star potential particularly standing out. This match was a masterclass in physicality and high-flying action.

6. Becky Lynch Vs. Trish Stratus: A Steel Cage Showdown

At WWE Payback 2023, Becky Lynch and Trish Stratus faced off in a brutal steel cage match.

Their intense rivalry culminated in a clash that utilized the cage as a weapon, showcasing both wrestlers’ resilience and creativity. Lynch’s victory was a fitting end to a hard-fought battle.

5. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn Vs. Roman Reigns & Solo Sikoa: Tag Team Excellence

Night Of Champions 2023 featured a tag team main event that had fans riveted. The storyline continuation of The Bloodline saw Reigns & Sikoa as dominant heels, while Zayn & Owens displayed remarkable babyface courage.

The Usos’ intervention added to the drama, making this match a standout in tag team wrestling.

4. The Usos Vs. Roman Reigns & Solo Sikoa: A Family Feud

At WWE Money In The Bank 2023, The Usos and Roman Reigns & Solo Sikoa battled in a match driven by family rivalry and pride.

The match was a slow burner but exploded into a dramatic finale, highlighted by Jey Uso’s pin on Reigns, a moment that left the audience in shock.

3. Roman Reigns Vs. Sami Zayn: A Clash of Titans

At WWE Elimination Chamber 2023, Roman Reigns faced off against Sami Zayn in a highly anticipated match.

The hometown crowd’s fervor added an extra layer of excitement, as Zayn, the underdog, battled against Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.

Despite a somewhat predictable outcome, the match was a testament to both wrestlers’ abilities and left fans on the edge of their seats.

2. Charlotte Flair Vs. Rhea Ripley: A WrestleMania Classic

Another highlight of WrestleMania 39 was the match between Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley.

The match gradually built in intensity, showcasing a blend of technical wrestling, power moves, and sheer determination. Ripley’s victory was a defining moment, establishing her as a top-tier WWE star.

1. Gunther Vs. Drew McIntyre Vs. Sheamus: The Best of 2023

The top match of 2023 took place at WrestleMania 39, where Gunther, Drew McIntyre, and Sheamus delivered a 16-minute spectacle of pure wrestling brutality.

The match’s authenticity and the sheer physicality displayed by all three wrestlers made it an unforgettable experience for fans, with Gunther ultimately retaining his championship.

FAQs

  • What made the Roman Reigns vs. Sami Zayn match special?
    • The intense crowd support for Zayn and the high stakes of the Universal Championship made this match a highlight of the year.
  • Which match featured a memorable return?
    • Randy Orton’s return during the Team Rhodes vs. Judgment Day match at Survivor Series 2023 was a standout moment.
  • What set the United States Championship Chamber Match apart?
    • The match was notable for its exceptional choreography and the opportunity it gave each wrestler to showcase their skills.
  • Which match was the best of 2023?
    • The Gunther vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus match at WrestleMania 39 was ranked as the best match of 2023, thanks to its intense action and storytelling.
  • How did Bad Bunny’s match at Backlash 2023 stand out?
    • Bad Bunny’s performance, despite being a non-professional wrestler, and the match’s overall entertainment value made it a highlight.

Remember, these are just a few of the incredible matches that WWE has offered in 2023, each contributing to a year of unforgettable wrestling entertainment.

Jake Skudder
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Jake Skudder
Jake is an SEO-minded Combat Sports, Gaming and Pro Wrestling writer and successful Editor in Chief. He has more than ten years of experience covering mixed martial arts, pro wrestling and gaming across a number of publications, starting at SEScoops in 2012 under the name Jake Jeremy.