AJ Styles vs Christopher Daniels have reserved a spot on every “Best of…” list for the past decade. Each year, it is inevitable they will square off at least once, and each year, it is inevitable it will be one of the year’s top bouts.
Now, I don’t mean to trivialize this particular effort, which took place at “Destination X 2012”, a PPV that in retrospect was TNA’s best of the year.
Styles and Daniels deserve every accolade that comes their way, and their familiarity with each other clearly lends well to impressive contests each time they step in the ring together. This is the type of matchup we’ll probably take for granted now, when it seems to happen so often, but that we’ll probably miss in a few years when neither is wrestling anymore.
Styles and Daniels faced off a few times this year, but for my money, this Last Man Standing Match was the best of that series, which is why it makes my “Best Wrestling Matches of 2012" list. I’ll be honest, I don’t even really remember what the feud was about at this point (let’s just say it had something to do with Claire Lynch. It’s not important).
The bottom line is the match was physical, at times fairly wild, and had an eye-popping finishing spot. All in all, another fantastic bout between two of the best going today.
So what do you think? Was AJ Styles vs Christopher Daniels one of the Best Wrestling Matches of 2012? Is there something out there that was better? Leave your comments, questions or suggestions here.