Every month, our own Scott Edwards compiles his own list of the best WWE matches of each month. From Raw, SmackDown, and NXT, the options are seemingly endless. The matches will include ones you may not think about as well as ones you hear about on social media as soon as they finish. PPV or TV, these matches will be the best of the best from the previous month of WWE action and receive a rating out of 100. (DISCLAIMER: This list is subjective and is compiled exclusively by Scott Edwards; there will obviously be matches he may have missed that you may feel deserve credit – we encourage you to list some of your best matches of the month in the comments section below to help add to the list!)
As we ended the year in WWE, we could have figured it would be a quieter month for the company. But that does not mean December went without some excellent action. Both NXT TakeOver: WarGames and TLC: Tables, Ladders, & Chairs gave fans plenty to appreciate. Here are the best WWE matches of the month for December 2020.
Women’s WarGames Match: Team Blackheart vs. Team LeRae (NXT TakeOver: WarGames, 12/6/20)
WarGames almost always provides some excellent action anytime it goes down and this year was no different. The women had their second chance to shine in the double cage match and they did exactly that. The match helped establish some star power throughout the women’s division in NXT, as Raquel Gonzalez came out looking the best when she picked up the winning fall over NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai. This is one to go back and watch if you like mayhem and some jaw-dropping moments.
Men’s WarGames Match: The Undisputed Era vs. Team McAfee (NXT TakeOver: WarGames, 12/6/20)
Team McAfee did everything in their power to get the mental edge over The Undisputed Era for their WarGames match. Unfortunately, the mental edge was no match for UE’s experience in the double cage as Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, Roderick Strong, and Bobby Fish walked out the winners of the match. The match itself was one of great physicality and excitement that saw Pat McAfee once again earn the respect of WWE fans around the world. It also showed the world that The Undisputed Era isn’t going anywhere, any time soon.
Rhea Ripley vs. Toni Storm (NXT, 12/16/20)
Rhea Ripley and Toni Storm have long been rivals and that rivalry came to a head once again in December as both looked to move ahead in the hunt to become Io Shirai’s next challenger. Thanks to Raquel Gonzalez, Storm escaped with the win. These two had another battle to add to their impressive catalog against each other.
No. 1 Contender’s Match for NXT Championship: Kyle O’Reilly vs. Pete Dunne (12/16/20)
It should not shock you that when Kyle O’Reilly and Pete Dunne entered the same wrestling ring, the match was pure physicality and a brutal exchange of pain. With Finn Balor‘s NXT Championship being the ultimate goal of the No. 1 contender’s match, these two men did everything in their power to devastate each other to get to New Year’s Evil. O’Reilly shocked many when he picked up the win, setting up a second match with Balor. This is one you do not want to skip out on if you’re a fan of technical prowess.
Universal Championship: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Kevin Owens in a TLC Match (12/20/20)
MATCH OF THE MONTH: Roman Reigns cannot stop being the best thing going when it comes to WWE. And that usually leads to his matches being can’t miss occasions. What helped, in this case, is that he met the perfect challenger in Kevin Owens, who stood up to “The Tribal Chief” and his family problems that have dominated SmackDown over the past few months. That led to TLC, where they were forced to climb the ladder or crash and burn to try and win the Universal Championship. This is one of the best TLC matches in recent years as both men put on a show.
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