After two pay-per-views, a few TV specials, and some pretty awesome fare from the bog standard episodes of Dynamite itself, All Elite Wrestling has had a pretty fruitful six months. A promotion that pretty much guaranteed that it was going to be a haven for great wrestling upon its inception has not disappointed in the slightest. What's difficult, though, is sifting through the expanse of excellent bouts and picking just five for this list.
In a six-month stretch that has included golf carts, goal post Moonsaults, entrance stages being broken, (very) good lucha things, drone-related voyeurism, inspirational dentists, and commentary augmented by a Canadian's outspoken dislike of the erstwhile-likeable Pineapple Pete, just taking a moment to comprehend it all causes the mind to reel. Fortunately, I've taken some of that guesswork out of it for you, and have narrowed down AEW's impressive match list to five sturdy choices.
As we wait to see what the second half of 2020 brings in terms of All Elite content, here are my choices for the five best matches to come out of the non-"sloppy shop" so far this year.
5. Chris Jericho Vs. Jon Moxley (Revolution)
Not a technical classic by any means, but a good, heated blowoff to a World title rivalry that had brewed for months. After Jericho tried to take Moxley's eyeball out with a spike, "Mox" went on a revenge streak that demonstrated why Dean Ambrose is best left in the past.
Jericho could not put Moxley away, despite interference from all the other members of the Inner Circle. He then tried to blind Moxley's good eye, only to fail on the ensuing Judas Effect attempt. The reaction to Moxley pulling off the eyepatch was a perfect prelude to the finish.