7. The Young Bucks vs. The Briscoes – ROH Best in the World 2018
2018 was a good year for the Young Bucks. They transitioned into being heavyweight wrestlers in Japan and continued to be on top of Ring of Honor. One of their best matches of the year came against Mark and Jay Briscoe at Best in the World.
Interesting note, this was a match between the ROH Tag Team Champions and the IWGP Tag Team Champions. In the end, the ROH Tag Team Champions won. The Briscoes are one of the most unique teams in wrestling. Their style can mix very well with just about anyone and this match was another example of that. You could go through the moves that were done but it wouldn’t do justice to the crowd providing one of the best ROH atmospheres ever.
6. The Bucks of Jericho vs. Bullet Club – Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘n’ Rager at Sea 2018
If you wanna see a match that is just non-stop fun it would be this one. I mean look at what Jericho is wearing. How could this not be an absolute blast? This could have been a main event anywhere in the world but to have it on Jericho’s own cruise just makes it that much more fun.
The Young Bucks had a rare match against their Bullet Club cohorts as they teamed with Jericho for the main event of the cruise. Everyone in the match had a different style as Cody, Kenny Omega and Marty Scurll stood across from them. Seeing Jericho get involved with many of the Young Bucks’ signature spot was hilarious for a long-time fan of all those involved.
5. Ladder War VI – ROH All-Star Extravaganza 2016
Not enough people have seen the Young Bucks’ best matches from Ring of Honor but hey, that’s what this list is for. At All-Star Extravaganza 2016, the Bucks took on The Addiction and the Motor City Machine Guns in Ladder War VI. Dave Meltzer said this was maybe the craziest ladder match of all time when it happened. If a match like this happened in WWE, it would be considered the greatest ever.
This was a stunt show that rivals any classic TLC match and it saw the Bucks capture the ROH World Tag Team Championships. There is zero point listing moves for this match. Go watch it.
4. The Young Bucks vs. The Lucha Bros. – AEW All Out
All Out was one of the most successful and important shows in AEW’s short history. This was the match that stole the show. The only proper way to raise the stakes from their classic match at Double or Nothing was to make the rematch a Ladder Match.
From the Canadian Destroyer from top of the ladder, to the package piledriver on the ladder, this was a hell of a battle. It is currently the highest-rated ladder match in history as Dave Meltzer gave it 5.5 stars, if that means anything to you. Regardless, it is a top-notch match and one that hopefully most of you have already seen. If you haven’t you need to change that.