When someone makes a list of – let’s say – the 50 Best Wrestling Matches of All Time there will be a lot of arguing, yelling and crying about certain matches that are on this list and some that didn’t make the list. So, what I’m doing here is highly subjective. But there is still place to discuss the very matches that I’ll list in here to add a different perspective. I’ve got this idea when I’d seen the rather short match between Danny Burch and Tommaso Ciampa on the second NXT show of 2016. I straight up loved this match and had to do something with it – keeping it, of course, and telling the world what I loved.

My favourite NXT wrestlers in 2016 (from left to right): Andrade "Cien" Almas | Ember Moon | Shane Thorne | Asuka | Tommaso Ciampa | Billie Kay | Johnny Gargano | Peyton Royce | Samoa Joe
My favourite NXT wrestlers in 2016 (from left to right): Andrade “Cien” Almas | Ember Moon | Shane Thorne | Asuka | Tommaso Ciampa | Billie Kay | Johnny Gargano | Peyton Royce | Samoa Joe

So, here on this page you’ll find a list of the 30 NXT matches of 2016 that I loved. Click the very link to the page with the match you’d like to know more about and you’ll find the very match to watch and a few written words by me. If you’ve got something to say, tell me in the commentary section. I’d like to enjoy some aspects, gimmicks and / or moves. So, don’t hesitate to throw yourself into a conversation with me. Hope you enjoy and agree with one or two matches that I’ve chosen!

28 December 2016 | Now that the year is almost gone, I’ve got the final list of my personal 32 favourite NXT matches of 2016. You’ll also find the best five, based on the amount of clicks, the very pages with the video, my summery and opinion got. I think, we got a well deserved winner, even if that match wasn’t shown on a NXT episode. But with the personnel involved, it well belongs here.


  1. January 13, 2016
    Danny Burch vs Tommaso Ciampa (3:42)
  2. February 24, 2016
    Tommaso Ciampa vs Bull Dempsey (4:17 / 2:58)
  3. March 16, 2016
    American Alpha (Jason Jordan & Chad Gable) vs The Vaudevillains (Simon Gotch & Aiden English) (6:52 / 1CB)
  4. April 01, 2016
    American Alpha (Jason Jordan & Chad Gable) vs The Revival (Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson) (15:13)
  5. Best NXT Matches of 2016 | no. 5TM61 (Shane Thorne & Nick Miller) vs Tony Nese & Ariya Daivari07 September 2016 | 30 clicks
    Best NXT Matches of 2016 | no. 5
    TM61 (Shane Thorne & Nick Miller) vs Tony Nese & Ariya Daivari
    07 September 2016 | 30 clicks
  6. April 01, 2016
    Sami Zayn vs Shinsuke Nakamura (20:09)
  7. May 18, 2016
    Carmella vs Peyton Royce (3:26)
  8. May 25, 2016
    Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano vs TM61 (Shane Thorne & Nick Miller) (9:21 / 1CB)
  9. May 25, 2016
    Carmella vs Alexa Bliss vs Nia Jax (8:50 / 1CB)
  10. June 08, 2016
    Tye Dillinger vs Andrade “Cien” Almas (6:21)
  11. Best NXT Matches of 2016 | no. 4TM61 (Shane Thorne & Nick Miller) vs Blake & Murphy15 June 2016 | 30 clicks
    Best NXT Matches of 2016 | no. 4
    TM61 (Shane Thorne & Nick Miller) vs Blake & Murphy
    15 June 2016 | 30 clicks
  12. June 08, 2016
    The Revival (Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson) vs American Alpha (Jason Jordan & Chad Gable) (15:53)
  13. June 15, 2016
    TM61 (Shane Thorne & Nick Miller) vs Blake & Murphy (Wesley Blake & Buddy Murphy) (5:30)
  14. June 22, 2016
    Oney Lorcan vs Tye Dillinger (5:57)
  15. June 29, 2016
    The Hype Bros (Mojo Rawley & Zack Ryder) vs Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano (7:35 / 1CB)
  16. July 13, 2016
    Finn Bálor vs Shinsuke Nakamura (18:29 / 2CB)
  17. Best NXT Matches of 2016 | no. 3Carmella vs Alexa Bliss vs Nia Jax25 May 2016 | 55 clicks
    Best NXT Matches of 2016 | no. 3
    Carmella vs Alexa Bliss vs Nia Jax
    25 May 2016 | 55 clicks
  18. July 20, 2016
    American Alpha (Jason Jordan & Chad Gable) vs The Authors of Pain (Dzim Selmani & Sunny Dhinsa; w/ Paul Ellering) (6:36)
  19. August 03, 2016
    Aliyah vs Asuka (2:28)
  20. August 03, 2016
    TM61 (Shane Thorne & Nick Miller) vs The Revival (Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson) (7:51 / 1CB)
  21. SPECIAL: CWC S01E04 (1st round: 03 August 2016)
    Johnny Gargano vs Tommaso Ciampa (10:49)
  22. August 20, 2016
    #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) vs The Revival (Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson) (19:10)
  23. Best NXT Matches of 2016 | no. 2American Alpha vs The Authors of Pain20 July 2016 | 57 clicks
    Best NXT Matches of 2016 | no. 2
    American Alpha vs The Authors of Pain
    20 July 2016 | 57 clicks
  24. August 20, 2016
    Bayley vs Asuka (14:09)
  25. September 07, 2016
    TM61 (Shane Thorne & Nick Miller) vs Tony Nese & Ariya Daivari (7:57 / 1CB)
  26. September 14, 2016
    Drew Gulak vs Hideo Itami (4:55)
  27. SPECIAL: CWC S01E10 (Final – Extra Tag Team Match: 14 September 2016)
    Noam Dar & Cedric Alexander vs #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) (9:49)
  28. October 26, 2016
    Mustafa Ali & Lince Dorado vs Kota Ibushi & TJ Perkins (8:00 / 1CB)
  29. Best NXT Matches of 2016 | no. 1Johnny Gargano vs Tommaso Ciampa (CWC)03 August 2016 | 163 clicks
    Best NXT Matches of 2016 | no. 1
    Johnny Gargano vs Tommaso Ciampa (CWC)
    03 August 2016 | 163 clicks
  30. November 02, 2016
    Kota Ibushi & TJ Perkins vs SAnitY (Alexander Wolfe & Sawyer Fulton; w/ Nikki Cross & Eric Young) (9:46 / 1CB)
  31. November 09, 2016
    #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) vs The Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar; w/ Paul Ellering) (9:55 / 1CB)
  32. November 19, 2016
    #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) vs The Revival (Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson) (22:17)
  33. November 30, 2016
    Samoa Joe vs Tye Dillinger (12:36 / 2CB)
  34. December 21, 2016
    Tye Dillinger vs Andrade “Cien” Almas vs Roderick Strong vs Bobby Roode (17:19 / 2CB)
  35. December 28, 2016
    Oney Lorcan vs Andrade “Cien” Almas (10:06)
  36. December 28, 2016
    #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) vs Akira Tozawa & Tajiri (17:25 / 1CB)
  37. December 28, 2016
    Nia Jax vs Asuka (15:39 / 1CB)

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