Every list needs some heartbreaks, so I'll list a few matches that fell just outside of the top 10.
Team Michinoku Pro (Great Sasuke/Dick Togo/Jinsei Shinzai) vs. Team Minnesota (1-2-3 Kid/Arik Cannon/Darin Corbin)- (CHIKARA King of Trios 2011)
I would argue that out of all the indy matches I've seen this year this was the best.
It was a good showing from everyone involved and had some great spots, but it didn't have enough style to get in the top ten.
I felt that in the middle it slowed down a bit, but that could be overlooked because it was a long match.
Everyone should check this match out because it's Chikara at it's best, but it falls just short of the Best of the Best.
Cody Rhodes vs. Rey Mysterio—Falls Count Anywhere (WWE Extreme Rules)
This, to me, was the surprise of Extreme Rules.
It was a good match that to me did what few matches do this day: tell a story. Wrestling is built on drama and this match had it.
It also made great use of the "Falls Count Anywhere" stipulation, with some amazing spots in the stands.
This match had it all. Great out-of-ring work, great in-ring work, a great face/heel dynamic, and a tip of the hat to a legend. It truly was a great match, but sometimes great just doesn't cut it.
Christian vs. Randy Orton—(WWE Over The Limit &Smackdown 5/3)
If I had made this list a week ago, one of these matches would have been on the bubble at 10.
But due to TNA's Destination X PPV, I had to knock these matches out. Despite that, I believe these were great match that showcased a good little feud that seems to be coming to a head this Sunday at Money in the Bank.
Over the Limit was by far their best match, but even it falls just short of the elusive top 10.
Bully Ray vs. AJ Styles—Last Man Standing (TNA Slammiversary)
Basically TNA's Best of the Rest match.
In my opinion this was TNA's most surprising match this year.
I was thinking I was going to get a match where AJ Styles carried an old guy around and hit a few great spots and won the match. But the entire contest was a back and forth, tug and pull, give and take brawl.
There were some problems, but this match was just plain fun. Add to that an ending that made me bust out laughing and you have an excellent match that falls just short of the mark.
JoMo vs The Miz (Falls Count Anywhere Match)
By popular demand I'll add this on.
I agree that this was a solid match that did a great job of opening the year with a bang. I like JoMo and I like the Miz and both showed why they are two of the top stars in the WWE.
I just feel that this match never got to the same level as the matches on this list, but still I found it quite fun it.
Smackdown Elimination Chamber
Another popular demand pick (who says I don't listen to the comments).
A lot of star power in this match and this was one of the highlights of what I thought was a very solid PPV.
That being said I feel that there were just a few flaws with this match that keep it from achieving the greatness of HHH/Taker.
(Please keep in mind that there were a lot of great matches so far this year and some matches can't make the list. That being said I do believe that this in my opinion is the best matches so far.)