2011 was a banner year.
One that saw great rivalries, veterans finally getting their due, new contenders entering the fray and a bold new direction for the company.
During this time, we were witness to many sensational matchups that truly highlighted every pay-per-view.
Sure, there were a few duds, especially around WrestleMania time, that are just better forgotten than anything else.
However, the influx of good matches far outweighs the bad. In fact, there were well over 30 matches in the WWE that can be looked back upon with great admiration by the fans and the wrestlers. Many of which could end up living on as legendary bouts.
Matches that can be heralded as some of the best if not the best matches of these stars' careers both young and old.
There were so many great ones that it is hard to pick the best out of the lot; however, with due diligence, an attempt can be made
The following are many of those said matches, including the top 25 this year.