Because I somehow enjoyed putting together my list of 32 Best NXT Matches of 2016, I’m going to continue this. The first two great matches of 2017 already are worth watching a couple of times. And who knows what’s still about to come this year. Hope you enjoy my collection. And if you’d like to say about one or two matches / aspects / gimmicks / etc., feel free to use the commentary section. And now, enjoy!

  1. January 11, 2017
    The Revival (Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson) vs #DIY (Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa) (14:03 / 2CB)
  2. SPECIAL: UKCT / Day Two (Final: 15 January 2017)
    Tyler Bate vs Pete Dunne (15:12)
  3. January 25, 2017
    Ember Moon vs Liv Morgan (3:58)
  4. January 28, 2017
    Asuka vs Nikki Cross vs Billie Kay vs Peyton Royce (9:52)
  5. February 15, 2017
    Trent Seven vs Tyler Bate (12:52 / 1CB)
  6. February 22, 2017
    Mark Andrews vs Pete Dunne (10:08 / 1CB)
  7. March 15, 2017
    Kassius Ohno vs Bobby Roode (15:23 / 2CB)
  8. March 22, 2017
    Oney Lorcan vs Andrade “Cien” Almas (10:39 / 1CB)
  9. April 01, 2017
    The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) vs #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) vs AOP (The Authors of Pain: Akam & Rezar, w/ Paul Ellering) (23:41)
  10. April 01, 2017
    Ember Moon vs Asuka (12:12)
  11. April 05, 2017
    Oney Lorcan vs El Vagabundo (3:43 / 1CB)
  12. April 12, 2017
    Oney Lorcan vs Drew McIntyre (4:21 / 1CB)
  13. April 26, 2017
    Jack Gallagher vs Tyler Bate (10:10 / 1CB)
  14. May 17, 2017
    Lacey Evans vs Sonya Deville (3:03)
  15. May 17, 2017
    Kassius Ohno vs Andrade “Cien” Almas (9:21 / 1CB)
  16. May 20, 2017
    Pete Dunne vs Tyler Bate (15:29)
  17. May 20, 2017
    The Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar; w/ Paul Ellering) vs #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) (20:09)
  18. June 07, 2017
    Hideo Itami vs Oney Lorcan [(4:38) 6:38]
  19. June 14, 2017
    Raul Mendoza vs Velveteen Dream (3:40)
  20. June 28, 2017
    Oney Lorcan vs Hideo Itami (1:20 / 3:31)
  21. June 28, 2017
    Nikki Cross vs Asuka (18:48 / 2CB)
  22. July 19, 2017
    Oney Lorcan vs Danny Burch (4:36)
  23. August 02, 2017
    Aleister Black vs Kyle O’Reilly (12:52 / 2CB)

2 thoughts on “NXT | Best Matches of 2017

  1. Umm… I will go back and watch it just because now I’m curious, but a 4 minute match between Ember Moon and Liv Morgan is in your list of best matches of 2017 so far?

    I’m not arguing. I mean, it’s all subjective, but I would genuinely love to hear the reasoning behind that pick.


    1. Length of a match doesn’t matter at all for me. As you wrote (and as I wrote in my reasoning for my list of 2016): it’s all subjective and most of times I like things that doesn’t like the majority.

      For this little match here I simply wanted to point out why Liv Morgan still had a lot to work in her quest to be a vital performer in NXT. I like her moveset and what else she does in the ring but her gimmick isn’t very fancy. I usually like matches with substance and story. But I also like great moments, sometimes glimpses that draw me into even the shortest encounters. Sometimes you just can’t really explain it.

      Last note: first of all, this list is for me to simply have it. When people come, watch the match and read my babbling – even leave a comment – that’s even better and just adds to the joy of watching and writing about it.

      Hope this explains a little why this match – possibly in no other Best Of 2017 list – has got a place on mine.


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