I've been searching around the internet..I found some lists like The 5 star matches in WWF/E but having trouble finding a complete list. Would love to start finding and watching all of them.
misawa kobashi and kawada pretty much have most of them
Misawa has 26 of the 77....found out that fun fact in my search!
Interesting thread! can you post some 5star matches so far you've found?
Pro Wrestling NOAH
* 3/1/03 Kenta Kobashi vs. Mitsuharu Misawa
* 7/10/04 Kenta Kobashi vs. Jun Akiyama
All Japan Pro Wrestling
* 12/08/84 Stan Hansen & Bruiser Brody vs. Dory Funk & Terry Funk
* 03/09/85 Tiger Mask II vs. Kuniaki Kobayashi
* 06/06/89 Jumbo Tsuruta vs Genichiro Tenryu
* 06/08/90 Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Jumbo Tsuruta
* 10/19/90 Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue & Masanobu Fuchi vs. Mitsuharu
Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada & Kenta Kobashi
* 05/22/92 Jumbo Tsuruta & Masanobu Fuchi & Akira Taue vs. Mitsuharu
Misawa & Kenta Kobashi & Toshiaki Kawada
* 05/25/92 Dan Kroffat & Doug Furnas vs. Kenta Kobashi & Tsuyoshi
* 04/14/93 Toshiaki Kawada vs. Kenta Kobashi
* 07/02/93 Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Mitsuharu
Misawa & Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama
* 07/29/93 Stan Hansen vs. Kenta Kobashi
* 08/31/93 Steve Williams vs. Kenta Kobashi
* 12/03/93 Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta
* 02/13/94 Mitsuharu Misawa, Kenta Kobashi, & Giant Baba vs. Masanobu
Fuchi, Toshiaki Kawada, & Akira Taue
* 05/21/94 Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Akira
* 06/03/94 Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada
* 01/19/95 Kenta Kobashi vs. Toshiaki Kawada
* 01/24/95 Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Akira
* 03/04/95 Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs. Steve Williams & Johnny
* 04/15/95 Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Akira Taue
* 06/09/95 Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Akira
* 05/23/96 Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Akira
* 06/07/96 Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs. Steve Williams & Johnny
* 12/06/96 Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun
* 06/06/97 Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada
* 10/31/98 Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kenta Kobashi
* 6/11/99 Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kenta Kobashi
* 10/23/99 Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari
* 04/20/91 Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada & Kenta Kobashi vs. Jumbo
Tsuruta & Akira Taue & Masanobu Fuchi
* 07/05/92 Masanobu Fuchi & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Kenta Kobashi &
* 06/30/95 Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi & Satoru Asako vs. Toshiaki
Kawada & Akira Taue & Tamon Honda
* 12/05/97 Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun
World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment
* 3/20/94 Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon (Ladder Match, WrestleMania X)
WWF Intercontinental Championship
* 8/29/94 Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart (Cage Match, SummerSlam 1994) WWF
* 3/23/97 Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin (Submission Match, WrestleMania
* 10/5/97 Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker (Hell in a Cell Match, In Your
House: Bad Blood) WWF Championship
* 7/17/11 John Cena vs. CM Punk (Money in the Bank) WWE Championship
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA)
* 9/11/05 AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe vs. Christopher Daniels (TNA
Ring of Honor
* 10/16/04 Samoa Joe vs. CM Punk (ROH Joe vs Punk 2)
* 10/1/05 Samoa Joe vs. Kenta Kobashi (ROH Joe vs Kobashi)
* 3/31/06 Dragon Kid & Genki Horiguchi & Ryo Saito vs. CIMA & Naruki
Doi & Masato Yoshino (ROH Supercard Of Honor)
* 3/31/12 Davey Richards vs. Michael Elgin (ROH Showdown in the Sun Day 2)
angle benoit 03 at the rumble should have been a 5 star match
That list is a good start but it's old and is missing a few, notably some joshi matches. You can check profightdb to search for the more recent ones
for the record joshi wrestling has more five star matches than wwe
All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling
* 08/15/92 Manami Toyota vs. Toshiyo Yamada
* 04/02/93 Akira Hokuto vs. Shinobu Kandori
* 04/02/93 Kyoko Inoue & Takako Inoue vs. Cutie Suzuki & Mayumi Ozaki
* 04/11/93 Dynamite Kansai & Mayumi Ozaki vs. Manami Toyota & Toshiyo
* 12/06/93 Manami Toyota & Toshiyo Yamada vs. Dynamite Kansai & Mayumi
* 08/24/94 Manami Toyota vs. Kyoko Inoue
* 11/20/94 Aja Kong vs. Manami Toyota
Please forgive my ignorance. What is a five star match? I assume a "perfect" match execution wise? Are there 3 and 4 star matches? Thanks guys. Im going to go watch the listed wwe matches via the network.
Cecil - Please forgive my ignorance. What is a five star match? I assume a "perfect" match execution wise? Are there 3 and 4 star matches? Thanks guys. Im going to go watch the listed wwe matches via the network.Yeah, essentially a "perfect" match according to Dave Meltzer from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. He rates matches on a five star scale, including partial stars, so there are 3 and 4 star matches also, even 4 1/2 and 4 3/4 star matches. Five star matches are somewhat rare, there's been stretches of a few years between 5 star matches before
Not sure if it's all of them, but most at least.
What would you guys rate Shane v Angle at KotR in 01?
How the fuck is taker vs Michaels at wm (either year) not 5 stars but punk vs cena is?
Frills - What would you guys rate Shane v Angle at KotR in 01?I don't remember too well but maybe 4.5
Nobody having any idea how Punk/Cena was going to end, plus the crowd, were HUGE factors in the match.
You can try and deny it all you want, but the outcome of HBK/Undertaker was never in doubt either year.
Yah it seems Melzer's ratings depend a lot on the crowd reactions and buildup to the match , also unpredictable finishes.... This is just my educated guess based on watching some of the matches posted!
Crowd reaction is a massive part of it. Lots of those All Japan tag matches that got 5 stars got it because of the white hot crowds. Not that the matches weren't great, but the fans put it over the top
Brock Rollins cena has to be 5 stars right?? Super hot crowd, great in ring action and a pretty wild ending