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(Lou's note: I'm working on a project and testing some things out. Thought I'd share my work on 2019 here in column form.)

Wrestling Observer Newsletter
Top 10 Matches of the Year for 2019

This list is based on votes cast by subscribers of the outstanding Wrestling Observer Newsletter. That's the publication owned and operated by highly-respected journalist Dave Meltzer.

IMPORTANT: Some of these matches require access to a paid streaming service to watch, particularly New Japan World and the WWE Network.

If you find any errors or outdated information, please let me know @LouPickney on Twitter.


2019

1. Will Ospreay vs. Shingo Takagi
June 5, 2019 -- Tokyo, Japan -- New Japan Pro-Wrestling

NJPW World: English -- Japanese


2. Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kenny Omega
January 4, 2019 -- Tokyo, Japan -- New Japan Pro-Wrestling

Free: Japanese version of the full match (Official NJPW YouTube channel)
NJPW World: English -- Japanese


3. Cody vs. Dustin Rhodes
May 24, 2019 -- Las Vegas, Nevada, USA -- All Elite Wrestling

B/R Live has AEW Double or Nothing (which includes this match) available for purchase in the United States and Canada for $14.99 as of this writing.
Free: Cody and Dustin Rhodes accept the 2019 PWI Match of the Year award


4. Kazuchika Okada vs. Will Ospreay
July 20, 2019 -- Tokyo, Japan -- New Japan Pro-Wrestling

NJPW World: English -- Japanese


5. Johnny Gargano vs. Adam Cole
April 5, 2019 -- Brooklyn, New York, USA -- NXT

Free: Hype video
Match available on the WWE Network


6. Shingo Takagi vs. Tomohiro Ishii
August 8, 2019 -- Yokohama, Japan -- New Japan Pro-Wrestling

NJPW World: English -- Japanese
Free: Post-match


7. Young Bucks vs. Pentagon Jr. & Fenix
August 31, 2019 -- Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA -- All Elite Wrestling

Free: Hype video
B/R Live has AEW All Out (which includes this match) available for purchase in the United States and Canada for $14.99 as of this writing.


8. WALTER vs. Tyler Bate
August 31, 2019 -- Cardiff, Wales, UK -- NXT UK

Free: Hype video (24+ minutes and it's outstanding)
Match available on the WWE Network


9. Kota Ibushi vs. Jay White
August 12, 2019 -- Tokyo, Japan -- New Japan Pro-Wrestling

NJPW World: English -- Japanese


10. Jon Moxley vs. Tomohiro Ishii
July 19, 2019 -- Tokyo, Japan -- New Japan Pro-Wrestling

NJPW World: English -- Japanese





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