Sound the alarm, alert the village, and lock up your children: Dave "Tokyo Dome" Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter has awarded a WWE match 5 stars. The honor goes to Johnny Gargano and Andrade "Cien" Almas, who put on an instant classic this past Saturday at NXT Takeover: Philadelphia for the NXT Championship.
While Meltzer is known for giving high ratings consistently to promotions such as New Japan Pro Wrestling or Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, many have pointed out his lack of proclivity for awarding five special snowflakes to WWE matches. In the 30+ years of using the star rating system, Big Daddy Dave has only given 5 stars to six matches from Vince's Hotbox of Headlocks.
But hey, who ever said it was about quantity? It's about quality. Ask any WWE fan, and they probably have at least one of these matches on their shortlist of favorites of all time, and for good reason. But which ones are the cream of the crop? Which of these are the least excellent?
Through the infallible science of subjective opinion, let us find out, shall we?