5 Best Wrestling Matches Of 2016
#4 The Final Deletion
Although not a traditional wrestling match, this piece of wrestling theatre was so wacky, so over-the-top and so entertaining that you couldn’t help but laugh at it. This was the greatest example of ‘backyard wrestling’ becoming something captivating and ridiculous.
Matt and Jeff didn’t pull any punches, using everything including chairs, a trellis, a dilapidated boat named Skarsgård, and even fireworks and a Taser in this spectacle. The match’s over-the-top nature and Matt Hardy’s ridiculous acting were so surprisingly brilliant that they actually made all of this nonsense work.
If you were to show a non-wrestling fan this match, they would probably enjoy it a lot more than almost anything else. Why? Because to most people, pro wrestling is inherently wacky, ridiculous, over-the-top, and esoteric. This match exemplifies all of those things, making it an unexpected wrestling masterpiece.
You know a match concept is great when WWE – which normally hates using outside ideas – tries to copy something twice, but fails to replicate the success of the original.