Every Dave Meltzer 5-Star Rating Of 2021

1 year ago by Brian Joyce

Every Dave Meltzer 5-Star Rating Of 2021

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter is one of the most respected journalists in pro wrestling. His newsletter is one of the most in-depth and reliable sources of information in wrestling.

One of the more popular things Meltzer adds to his reviews are star ratings. While they are ultimately unimportant, they are fun. So, here we will list every match Meltzer rates five stars or above for the year 2021.

As wrestling is at its highest level in terms of in-ring quality, make sure to keep coming back to see this list get updated!


1. Kazuchika Okada vs. Will Ospreay

Match: Will Ospreay vs. Kazuchika Okada

Rating: 5.25 stars

Promotion: New Japan Pro Wrestling

Event: Wrestle Kingdom 15 Day One

Stipulation: Singles Match


2. Kota Ibushi vs. Tetsuya Naito

Match: Kota Ibushi vs. Tetsuya Naito

Rating: 5.00 stars

Promotion: New Japan Pro Wrestling

Event: Wrestle Kingdom 15 Day One

Stipulation: IWGP Heavyweight Championship & IWGP Intercontinental Championship


3. Shingo Takagi vs. Jeff Cobb

Match: Shingo Takagi vs. Jeff Cobb

Rating: 5.00 stars

Promotion: New Japan Pro Wrestling

Event: Wrestle Kingdom 15 Day Two

Stipulation: NEVER Openweight Championship


4. Kota Ibushi vs. Jay White

Match: Kota Ibushi vs. Jay White

Rating: 5.25 stars

Promotion: New Japan Pro Wrestling

Event: Wrestle Kingdom 15 Day Two

Stipulation: IWGP Heavyweight Championship & IWGP Intercontinental Championship


5. Kenny Omega vs. Rey Fenix

Match: Kenny Omega vs. Rey Fenix

Rating: 5.00 stars

Promotion: All Elite Wrestling

Event: Dynamite: New Year’s Smash

Stipulation: AEW World Championship


6. Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Shingo Takagi

Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Shingo Takagi

Rating: 5.00 stars

Promotion: New Japan Pro Wrestling

Event: The New Beginning in Nagoya

Stipulation: NEVER Openweight Championship


7. Will Ospreay vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

Match: Will Ospreay vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

Rating: 5.00 stars

Promotion: New Japan Pro Wrestling

Event: New Japan Cup Day Eight

Stipulation: Singles Match


8. Will Ospreay vs. Shingo Takagi

Match: Will Ospreay vs. Shingo Takagi

Rating: 5.50 stars

Promotion: New Japan Pro Wrestling

Event: New Japan Cup Final

Stipulation: Singles Match


9. The Young Bucks vs. PAC & Rey Fenix

Match: The Young Bucks vs. PAC & Rey Fenix

Rating: 5.00 stars

Promotion: All Elite Wrestling

Event: Dynamite

Stipulation: AEW World Tag Team Championship


10. Will Ospreay vs. Shingo Takagi

Match: Will Ospreay vs. Shingo Takagi

Rating: 6.00 stars

Promotion: New Japan Pro Wrestling

Event: Wrestling Dontaku Day Two

Stipulation: IWGP World Heavyweight Championship


11. Utami Hayashishita vs. Syuri

Match: Utami Hayashishita vs. Syuri

Rating: 5.50 stars

Promotion: STARDOM

Event: Tokyo Dream Cinderella Special Edition

Stipulation: World Of Stardom Championship


12. Shingo Takagi vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi

Match: Shingo Takagi vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi

Rating: 5.00 stars

Promotion: New Japan Pro Wrestling

Event: Wrestle Grand Slam in Tokyo Dome

Stipulation: IWGP World Heavyweight Championship


13. WALTER vs. Ilja Dragunov

Match: WALTER vs. Ilja Dragunov

Rating: 5.25 stars

Promotion: NXT

Event: NXT Takeover: 36

Stipulation: NXT UK Championship


14. The Young Bucks vs. The Lucha Bros.

Match: The Young Bucks vs. The Lucha Bros.

Rating: 5.75 stars

Promotion: All Elite Wrestling

Event: All Out

Stipulation: AEW World Tag Team Championship Steel Cage


15. Shingo Takagi vs. Tomohiro Ishii

Match: Shingo Takagi vs. Tomohiro Ishii

Rating: 5.50 stars

Promotion: New Japan Pro Wrestling

Event: G1 Climax 31 Night One

Stipulation: Singles Match


16. Bryan Danielson vs. Kenny Omega

Match: Bryan Danielson vs. Kenny Omega

Rating: 5.00 stars

Promotion: All Elite Wrestling

Event: Dynamite: Grand Slam

Stipulation: Singles Match


17. Lucha Bros. vs. El Hijo del Vikingo & Laredo Kid

Match: The Lucha Bros vs. El Hijo del Vikingo & Laredo Kid

Rating: 5.00 stars

Promotion: Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide

Event: Heroes Inmortales XIV

Stipulation: AAA Tag Team Championship Match


18. The Superkliq vs. Jurassic Express & Christian Cage

Match: The Superkliq vs. Jurassic Express & Christian Cage

Rating: 5.00 Stars

Promotion: All Elite Wrestling

Event: Full Gear

Stipulation: Six-Man Tag Team Falls Count Anywhere Match


19. Adam Page vs. Kenny Omega

Match: Adam Page vs. Kenny Omega

Rating: 5.50 Stars

Promotions: All Elite Wrestling

Event: Full Gear

Stipulation: AEW World Championship Match


Adam Page vs. Bryan Danielson

Match: Adam Page vs. Bryan Danielson

Rating: 5 Stars

Promotions: All Elite Wrestling

Event: Dynamite ‘Winter Is Coming’

Stipulation: AEW World Championship Match

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