If you are a hardcore wrestling fan you are likely familiar with the Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer. He rates matches from all promotions out of 5, with 5 being the highest. His ratings are not gospel (since it is only his opinion) but he is a good indicator considering he has been covering wrestling for a number of decades. There have only been a handful of five star matches in the history of the WWE. Here are all the five star matches in WWE history (as of December 2016).
Razor Ramon vs Shawn Michaels
Wrestlemania X – March 20th, 1994.
Razor Ramon and Shawn Michaels competed in a ladder match to determine who was the undisputed Intercontinental Champion.
This was the first televised ladder match in history. Both Shawn Michaels and Razor Ramon had their titles hung above the ring. The rules were simple, first person to climb the ladder and grab both belts was the true Intercontinental Champion.
Razor picked up the win in an absolute classic of a match to become undisputed champion. The match was very groundbreaking and showed fans how awesome ladder matches could be. Decades later, the ladder match is still a fixture on WWE television and without this first match, it might not be where it is today.
You can watch some of the highlights here or watch the full match on the WWE Network:
This was the first ever WWF match to receive a five star rating from Meltzer. It was voted the match of the year for 1994 from both the Wrestling Observer and Pro Wrestling Illustrated.
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