RVR Year End Awards: Worst Match of the Year

RVR Year End Awards: Worst Match of the Year

Hello and welcome to the Rear View Reviews 2017 Year End Awards spectacular. Before we get to handing stuff out here are a list of contributors:


Arnold Furious. Director of Content. Reviewer of the matches. @ArnoldFurious

Amanda Why. Interviewer Extraordinaire. Watcher of NXT. @manda_why

Ian Hamilton. Has seen more wrestling than you this year. @theianhamilton

Aqeel Khalid. Podcaster. Spewer of Lovely Takes. @AqeelKhalid

Chris Boyle. Website Organiser. Editor in Chief. @boyleybugs

VK. Your Pal. Progressive. @vilinskikonjic

Jack Stevenson. Dragon Gate Guy. Rad as heck. @stevensonj95

Mark Ashford. Likes Live Shows. Sorry, “loikes”. @iloikewrestling


Not everyone contributed to every award, nor submitted a “top 3”. Points are given thusly; 3 points for first place on a ballot. 2 points for second. 1 point for third. I present a list of total points and everyone who got votes…


Worst Match of the Year:

  1. Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton (Wrestlemania 33) 10
  2. Survivor Series Main Event (WWE Survivor Series) 6
  3. Jinder Mahal vs. Randy Orton (Punjabi Prison) 4
  4. FIP Clusterfuck (FIP Everything Burns) 3
  5. Elias vs. Jason Jordan (Guitar on a Pole match RAW) 2
  6. Joe Hendry vs. Matt Striker (WCPW State of Emergency) 2
  7. Joe Hendry vs. Martin Kirby (WCPW World Cup Mexico Qualifier) 2
  8. Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss (Kendo Stick on a Pole Match Extreme Rules) 1
  9. Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka vs. Hangman Page & Yujiro Takahashi (NJPW World Tag League) 1
  10. Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton (House of Horrors) 1
  11. Brian Cage vs. Johnny Mundo (Wrestle Circus Battle at the Big Top) 1


Randy Orton has not had a good year. Not by his standards, nor anyone else’s. It’s all been downhill since the feud with Bray Wyatt turned bizarre at Wrestlemania. Bray gaining some kind of magical powers to turn the canvas into a sea of maggots via projection. It was supposed to be about mind games and playing tricks with Randy. The result was hysterical laughter from the packed out crowd and a gimmick that fell so hard on its face neither man has fully recovered some nine months later. Orton’s title run was cut short by an experimental switch to Jinder Mahal, which in turn led to another hysterically awful match. This time inside the Punjabi Prison. Orton and Mahal having an absolute stinker, which also made the top three on the ballots. Sandwiched in between is the god-awful Survivor Series main event where Triple H vs. Shane McMahon became the focal point of WWE’s booking at the expense of a hoard of top card talent. The eliminations in that match are truly the work of self-destructive idiocy at the highest level.

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