#19 – The Rajah Forums Countdown of WWE's Best Matches of 2014

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Greetings and salutations, boys and girls, and welcome to the first Rajah main page installment of the most prestigious countdown list of the year, the Rajah Forums Countdown of WWE’s Best Matches of 2014!

Now, many of you have never visited the forums that are connected to this wonderful haven of news and features before, and so you might be unfamiliar with this countdown. The idea is that at the end of the year, dozens of Rajah forum members submitted lists of the WWE matches that they thought were the best. After an exhaustive process of averaging and general mathiness, a top 25 list was composed and over the course of the next few weeks, it will be revealed one match at a time.

If you agree or disagree with the matches on this list, or just wish to give your thoughts on them in a rad place full of skateboarding dinosaurs and charming secret agents, then hop on down to the Rajah Forums, make yourself an account and join the party.


Now let’s get on with the next installment of the countdown…


Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins
Falls Count Anywhere
Monday Night RAW 8/18

Fresh off what many consider to be the best lumberjack match that can be remembered, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose pick back up where they left off right out of the gate the next night as the WWE Universe voted the to hash out this feud in a Falls Count Anywhere match. Where the Lumberjack match was fun and unprecedented, this is the hate-fueled battle that fans clamored for, as Ambrose takes Rollins on a brief tour through the crowd area and entrance ramp while battering him silly with throat chops, elbows, and chairs. Ever since Seth Rollins Curb Stomped him into the steel chair, this was the punishment that Ambrose has been dying to serve for months. He lets that aggression fly free, but Seth Rollins spitefully gets his own blows in, returning the favor with more violence. Seth belts Dean with a cane so much you can see the welts, and even uses Ambrose’s own devices against him when he powerbombs him on an erratic pile of chairs, which was legitimately sickening. However, Ambrose, ever the resilient and unpredictable one, always pops up with a fresh vigor when you least expect it, recklessly colliding into Seth, leaping over barricades and toppling over his adversary and an interfering Kane.

With the history these two have, we are treated to some counters we still are not too familiar with, allowing for some body-jolting sequences that catch you off guard. Each guy keeps the pace thorough, which draws the crowd to a frenzy. They know where each move is going to happen and maneuver their selves perfectly, the complete opposite of the Hell in a Cell match which was structured like a grotesque Mr. Potato Head missing the mouth in comparison to this. While it may not have been any more conclusive than the Cell match, the finish is far more riveting and satisfying. Right when the fans are at a peak and Ambrose is about to drive Rollins through the announce table with Dirty Deeds, Kane’s meddling proves effective as he rends him with a Chokeslam. This sets up Ambrose for one of the most iconic moments of 2014, when Seth Rollins leaps off the table to Curb Stomp Dean’s skull through a stack of cinder blocks, showcasing Rollins’ desperate sadism. This moment provided the catalyst for this feud to go down in history as one of the most prolific, but is up to WWE if they ever decide to capitalize on that. In the meantime, we’ll always have this match as a glimpse of what could have been.

Points: 113
Highest Rank: #3 (Tainted Eclipse)
7 lists total


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