A top ten list has been provided by WWE’s The Bump with a ranking of the best matches of 2022.
The end of the year means a lot of lists ranking things and awards summarizing what happened in the year that was.
Every Wednesday, WWE’s The Bump show airs on Youtube, Peacock and other places featuring discussions about the latest WWE topics along with interviews featuring your favorite superstars. For the final episode of The Bump, they decided to rank the ten best matches of 2022.
As you can see in the list below, every match they chose came from a WWE Premium Live Event (aka pay-per-view).
Their top choice was the Hell in a Cell match at the Hell in a Cell PLE in June between Cody Rhodes, who wrestled the match with a torn pectoral muscle, and Seth Rollins. Cody got the win for the third straight PLE match against Rhodes.
WWE Raw announcer Corey Graves also chose Rhodes-Rollins as his WWE Match of the Year on his podcast while saying this bold statement about why Hell in a Cell topped all WWE matches this year:
“Anyone arguing with me, you don’t know what the hell you’re talking about. This was as close to perfect as anything gets. Hell in a Cell, to me, was the greatest match of the trilogy. The rivalry, the promos back and forth, the vitriol between Rollins and Rhodes, the backstory. Everything about it to me was a perfect sports entertainment story in the year 2022.”
The full list of the top 10 WWE Matches of 2022 as chosen by The Bump is below.
10. Austin Theory vs. Seth Rollins vs. Bobby Lashley, US Championship @ Survivor Series
9. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin vs. Kevin Owens @ WrestleMania 38
8. Men’s WarGames @ Survivor Series
7. The Usos vs. The Street Profits, Undisputed Tag Team Championship @ Money in the Bank
6. Bianca Belair vs. Bayley, Last Woman Standing for Raw Women’s Championship @ Crown Jewel
5. Roman Reigns vs. Logan Paul, Undisputed Universal Championship @ Crown Jewel
4. Bianca Belair vs. Becky Lynch, Raw Women’s Championship @ WrestleMania 38
3. Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar, Last Man Standing for Undisputed Universal Championship @ SummerSlam
2. GUNTHER vs. Sheamus, Intercontinental Championship @ Clash at the Castle
1. Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins in a Hell in a Cell Match @ Hell in a Cell
The full video of The Bump’s countdown of the best matches of 2022 is available on Youtube and can be seen below.