#10 – Evan Bourne, WWE Fatal 4-Way
Putting together matches 9-to-1 was relatively easy, but there were a TON of potential contenders for the 10th spot on this list. There was his title match with Edge at WrestleMania, Rob Van Dam for the Hardcore Championship – you could pick one of 50 different matches, and they were all really solid. But I decided, since all were on the same level of “good”, to give the nod to an extremely underrated match, were Jericho yet again stole the show with a Superstar that WWE never looked twice at.
#9 – Ultimo Dragon, WCW Bash at the Beach ’97
This was around the time I started watching wrestling, and at this point I’d seen only a handful of WCW events including the ladder match earlier in the year between Eddie Guerrero and Shawn Waltman that got me hooked. This is the only WCW match on this list – not to say Jericho didn’t have great matches in WCW, but because that company was NOT consistently focused on great in-ring wrestling at their PPV events. This card was actually a gem, if you can get past the AWFUL 20+ minute main event featuring Dennis Rodman, but the match that stole the show was the Cruiserweight Championship contest between Jericho and Ultimo Dragon.
#8 – Shawn Michaels, WrestleMania XIX
It should be mentioned that you could also substitute this match for their contest at Unforgiven 2008. It was equally good, but since we’ve already included a match from that feud on this list, I decided to go with the match that basically launched Chris Jericho as a Superstar that would become “the man”. He had been compared to HBK for years, some saying he was the “next Shawn Michaels”. This was the match that put him on the map, and showed that he could steal the show on a major stage like WrestleMania. Chances are you’ve already seen it, but since the PPV featured a pretty solid card from top to bottom, if you haven’t watched WrestleMania 19 yet, check it out on the WWE Network.
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