From Mexico to Japan and back.

By Chris Campbell

This has been a crazy year for professional wrestling. Despite some of the controversies and losses this year (RIP Ultimate Warrior) the stories in the ring have never been this athletically sound or emotionally felt.  Here at ActionAGoGo.com (“The Internet’s Biggest Supplier of Explosions And Highspots”) we count down our favorite matches from this rollercoaster ride of a year. From the indies to the big leagues — from sea to shining sea — no stone is unturned here!

Without further ado, here are the 6 best matches of 2014 from around the world…brother!

6. Io Shirai vs. Meiko Satomura (STARDOM)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxfOER_-KYA

Other matches to consider:
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Konosuke Takeshita (DDT) Ryogoku Peter Pan
Athena vs. Lufisto (WSU) WSU: Mutiny

5. Pentagon jr. vs. Drago vs. Fenix (Lucha Underground)

Other matches to consider:
Daisuke Harada vs. Zack Sabre Jr. (NOAH)
Jun Akiyama vs. Kentaro Miyahara (AJPW)

4. Prince Devitt vs. Zack Sabre, Jr.  (Progress)  (Match starts at 1:33:27 mark)

Other matches to consider:
Akira Tozawa vs BXB Hulk (Dragon Gate)  Open the Dream Gate Title
TMDK vs. Dangan Yankees (NOAH) 5/7/24

3. KENTA & Naomichi Marufuji vs. Takashi Suguira & Katsuhiko Nakajima (NOAH)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7WVbVxMDUM

Other matches to consider:
Tigre Uno vs. DJ Z vs. Low Ki vs. Manik (TNA)  Last Episode of TNA on Spike
Wade Barrett vs. Dolph Ziggler (WWE) Raw  Intercontinental title match
Adrien Neville vs. Sami Zayne (WWE/NXT)  Title vs. Career Match

2. Kota Ibushi vs. Ricochet (NJPW, Dominion)

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1zzqkz_iwgp-jr-heavyweight-championship-match-kota-ibushi-c-vs-ricochet_sport

Other matches to consider:
AJ Lee vs Paige (WWE) Summerslam 2014
AJ Styles vs. Matt Sydal (ROH) ROH TV

1. AJ Styles vs. Minoru Suzuki (NJPW, G1 Climax)

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x22lrf2_g1-climax-24-block-b-match-aj-styles-vs-minoru-suzuki_sport

Other matches to consider: Chris Hero vs. Yuji Nagata (NOAH) Global League Tournament

Honorable mentions: 2014 CMLL Reyes del AireEl Mesías & El Patrón Alberto vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Texano Jr.Tomohiro Ishii(c) vs Kota IbushiDaisuke Sekimoto vs ShinobuAthena vs. Nicole Matthews, and Athena vs. Hania

 

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Chis Campbell is Action A Go Go’s  resident Otaku expert and can be followed on twitter at @CAIMERMAN.