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Our Favorite Matches Of The Pandemic Era

John Morrison (c) vs. Jimmy Uso vs. Kofi Kingston
Triple Threat Ladder Match for the SmackDown Tag Team Championships
WrestleMania 36 – March 25, 2020

“No one had any clue that was gonna be as wild as it was with literally no one else in the building.” – Mad Mike

Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens
No Disqualification
WrestleMania 36 – March 25, 2020

“Kevin Owens didn’t care if he was in a warehouse. He didn’t care where he was. He was jumping off that damn sign.” – Mainstream Matt

Undertaker vs. A.J. Styles
Boneyard Match
WrestleMania 36 – March 25, 2020

“In terms of cinematic matches, it was probably the best of the year.” – Yinza

“It made the Undertaker look like a badass again.” – Mad Mike

Bray Wyatt vs. John Cena
Firefly Funhouse Match
WrestleMania 36 – March 26, 2020

“It is still to this day the best storytelling I’ve ever seen in a wrestling match.” – Mad Mike

Money In The Bank Ladder Match
WWE Money In The Bank – May 10, 2020

“It’s such a weird concept of a match…The jokes they try to make don’t work for the most part. What works is the little character moments.” – Mad Mike

The Elite (Kenny Omega, Hangman Page & the Young Bucks) & Matt Hardy vs. Inner Circle (Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara, Jake Hager, Santana & Ortiz)
Stadium Stampede
AEW Double Or Nothing – May 22, 2020

“God, was that the match I needed in that moment in time. The goofiest, zaniest, stupidest thing!” – Mainstream Matt

Zeke Mercer vs. Stevie LeBell
Prospect Pro Wrestling “The Training Sessions” – June 17, 2020

“Both of them have martial arts and wrestling backgrounds, and they just went at it.” – Sorgatron

Best Friends vs. Santana & Ortiz
Parking Lot Fight
AEW Dynamite – September 10, 2020

“It was fantastic.” – Sorgatron

Mr. Brodie Lee (c) vs. Cody Rhodes
Dog Collar Match for the TNT Championship
AEW Dynamite – October 7, 2020

“Brutal” – Mad Mike

Bayley (c) vs. Sasha Banks
Hell In A Cell Match for the SmackDown Women’s Championship
WWE Hell In A Cell – October 25, 2020

“This is the true ending of the feud…So many callbacks to all their other matches.” – Mad Mike

“Bayley is without a doubt the MVP of the ThunderDome and the ‘Pandemic Era'” – Yinza

WALTER (c) vs. Ilja Dragunov
NXT United Kingdom Championship
NXT UK – October 29, 2020

“WALTER had a great time. Ilja did NOT have a great time. WALTER slapped the bejeezus out of him.” – Mainstream Matt

Candice LeRae, Dakota Kai, Raquel Gonzalez & Toni Storm vs. Shotzi Blackheart, Ember Moon, Io Shirai & Rhea Ripley
WarGames Match
NXT TakeOver: WarGames IV – December 6, 2020

“Any match where Io Shirai pulls a trash can over her head and leaps off the top of a cage – if we don’t mention it, we’re bad podcasters.” – Mad Mike

Hangman Page & John Silver & Alex Reynolds vs. MJF & Santana & Ortiz
AEW Dynamite (Brodie Lee Tribute Show) – December 30, 2020

“Beyond cathartic – an emotional, feel-good wrestling match. Negative One brains MJF with a kendo stick. It’s all good!” – Mainstream Matt

Kenny Omega (c) vs. Rey Fenix
AEW World Championship
AEW Dynamite – January 6, 2021

“I am so down with Rey Fenix. He is one of my favorite guys. He’s one of the guys who makes me put down my phone and actually pay attention to the match.” – Mainstream Matt

Jordynne Grace vs. Jazz
Impact Wrestling Genesis – January 9, 2021

“Jazz’ time in Impact has been very enjoyable, and this was a fun dream match.” – Mainstream Matt

Trish Adora vs. Tony Deppen
60-Minute Iron Match
Beyond Wrestling “Beyond The Iron Match” – February 14, 2021

“An ambitious and memorable match from the independent scene.” – Mainstream Matt

Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus
WWE Raw – March 1, 2021

“…they had a final match at a pay per view, but I think this match on Raw was even better.” – Yinza

Darby Allin & Sting vs. Brian Cage & Ricky Starks
Street Fight
AEW Revolution – March 7, 2021

“It was fun to see, especially after (Sting’s) injury and expecting his career to be done.” – Yinza

“The choice of commentary was weird to me, but other than that I thought it came off very well.” – Sorgatron

Dr. Britt Baker vs. Thunder Rosa
Unsanctioned Match
AEW Dynamite – March 11, 2021

“A symbolic turning point in women’s wrestling in AEW. A rare match where both women get more over afterwards than they did beforehand.” -Mainstream Matt

Jonathan Gresham (c) vs. Dak Draper
ROH Pure Championship
Ring Of Honor 19th Anniversary – March 26, 2021

“This is the match that sold me for good on the Pure Rules.” – Mainstream Matt

WALTER vs. Tommaso Ciampa
NXT United Kingdom Championship
NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver – April 7, 2021

“Oh boy!” – Mad Mike

Jon Moxley vs. Danny Limelight
AEW Dark: Elevation – April 22, 2021

“Moxley premiered a second rope Paradigm Shift.” – Sorgatron

Dante Martin vs. Danny Limelight
AEW Dark – April 22, 2021

“This was the Danny Limelight coming-out party.” – Sorgatron

Ice Williams (c) vs. Danny Limelight
FSM No Limits Title
Future Stars Of Wrestling Anniversary 2021 – June 19, 2021

“It was in Las Vegas. It was on pay per view. I happened to be in attendance for that one.” – Sorgatron

Jay Briscoe vs. Mark Briscoe
Fight On The Farm
Ring Of Honor TV – July 2, 2021

“I loved it…I won’t lie!” – Mainstream Matt

This list may not cover all the great matches during the “Pandemic Era”, but it definitely includes our favorites. Share some of yours in the comments below or through the Wrestling Mayhem Show’s many social media outlets.