We’re back for a fifth year – it’s our ever-growing list of Match of the Year contenders. If it’s on here, you probably ought to make time to hunt it down!

All of these matches either got ****¼ and above in our reviews, our would have (if we reviewed it, for shows we don’t fully cover).

  • Hiromu Takahashi vs. Will Ospreay (New Japan, WrestleKingdom 14 – Night One, January 04, 2020)
  • Kota Ibushi vs. Kazuchika Okada (New Japan, WrestleKingdom 14 – Night One, January 04, 2020)
  • Tetsuya Naito vs. Kazuchika Okada (New Japan, WrestleKingdom 14 – Night Two, January 05, 2020)
  • Shingo Takagi & EVIL vs. Hirooki Goto & Tomohiro Ishii (New Japan, New Year Dash!!, January 06, 2020)
  • Daniel Makabe vs. Judas Icarus (3-2-1 BATTLE!, Hindsight:2020, January 10, 2020)
  • Tyler Bate vs. Jordan Devlin (WWE, NXT UK Takeover Blackpool 2, January 12, 2020)
  • Aigle Blanc vs. David Starr (wXw X APC, Fight for Paris – Night Two, January 12, 2020)
  • Cara Noir vs. Kyle Fletcher vs. Ilja Dragunov vs. Paul Robinson (PROGRESS, Chapter 101: Dalmatians, January 19, 2020)
  • EVIL vs. Tomohiro Ishii (New Japan, The New Beginning in Sapporo – Night One, February 01, 2020)
  • Shingo Takagi vs. Hirooki Goto (New Japan, The New Beginning in Sapporo – Night One, February 01, 2020)
  • LJ Cleary vs. David Starr (OTT, Contenders 17 – Take Me To Your Leader – February 01, 2020)
  • Will Ospreay vs. Zack Sabre Jr. (New Japan, The New Beginning in Sapporo – Night Two, February 02, 2020)
  • Ryu Lee vs. Hiromu Takahashi (New Japan, The New Beginning in Osaka, February 09, 2020)
  • Minoru Suzuki vs. Jon Moxley (New Japan, The New Beginning in Osaka, February 09, 2020)
  • Michael Oku vs. El Phantasmo (Rev Pro, High Stakes 2020, February 14, 2020)
  • Will Ospreay vs. Zack Sabre Jr. (Rev Pro, High Stakes 2020, February 14, 2020)
  • Tomohiro Ishii vs. Shingo Takagi (New Japan, New Japan Road 2020 – Night One, February 20, 2020)
  • Daniel Makabe & Chris Ridgeway vs. Daisuke Ikeda & Yuki Ishikawa (wXw, Inner Circle 9, March 05, 2020)
  • Mike Bailey vs. Chris Ridgeway (wXw, 16 Carat Gold 2020 – Night One, March 06, 2020)
  • Ilja Dragunov vs. A-Kid (WWE, NXT UK #89 (Hidden Gems), March 06, 2020)
  • Mike Bailey vs. Bandido (wXw, 16 Carat Gold 2020 – Night Two, March 07, 2020)
  • David Starr vs. Bobby Gunns (wXw, 16 Carat Gold 2020 – Night Two, March 07, 2020)
  • Hektor Invictus, Puma King & Black Taurus vs. Julian Pace, Jeff Cobb & Bandido (wXw, 16 Carat Gold 2020 – Night Three, March 08, 2020)
  • Cara Noir vs. Mike Bailey (wXw, 16 Carat Gold 2020 – Night Three, March 08, 2020)
  • Minoru Suzuki vs. Yuji Nagata (New Japan, New Japan Cup 2020 – Night Two, June 17, 2020)
  • SHO vs. Shingo Takagi (New Japan, New Japan Cup 2020 – Night Three, June 22, 2020)
  • Hiromu Takahashi vs. Tomohiro Ishii (New Japan, New Japan Cup 2020 – Night Seven, July 02, 2020)