It is rare that a year can deliver as many great matches through only six months as 2013 has thus far.
Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan and Kane) and The Shield have been responsible for four or five truly great tag matches.
CM Punk has been determined to steal every show he is on, with or without the WWE Championship in his possession. Chris Jericho continues to prove why he is one of the best of all time, regardless of his age, and John Cena's in-ring continues to go under-appreciated.
The best matches of the year midway through 2013 have incorporated fine in-ring skills, drama and hot crowds, resulting in bouts that left fans both satisfied and exhausted.
Those involved in those matches are veterans of the in-ring game, capable of taking even the least enthralling storylines and making them successes with their in-ring exploits.
These are the six best matches of 2013 (because, really, five and 10 are pretty overdone). And, given the plethora of bouts to choose from and the young talent lighting up WWE programming as we speak, it is safe to say that many will be added to them come Dec. 31.