← Q&A: Melanie Pillman PWI Feud of the Year → PWI Match of the Year Posted on Friday, January 13, 2012 by admin Match of the Year The Pro Wrestling Illustrated Match of the Year Award recognizes the best match of the year. Shawn Michaels has won the award a record 11 times: Michaels had a 4-year win streak from 1993 to 1996 and then had a 7-year win streak from 2004 to 2010. Year Date Match Championship Event Location Match Type 1972 January 14 Bruno Sammartino wins battle royal Battle Royal in Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA Battle royal 1973 May 24 Dory Funk, Jr. vs. Harley Race NWA World Heavyweight Championship Kansas City, MO 1974 January 27 Jack Brisco vs. Dory Funk, Jr. NWA World Heavyweight Championship Tokyo, Japan 1975 March 17 Bruno Sammartino vs. Spiros Arion WWWF Heavyweight Championship New York, NY 1976 April 26 Bruno Sammartino vs. Stan Hansen WWWF Heavyweight Championship New York, NY 1977 April 30 Bruno Sammartino vs. Billy Graham WWWF Heavyweight Championship Baltimore, MD 1978 February 20 Billy Graham vs. Bob Backlund WWWF Heavyweight Championship New York, NY 1979 August 21 Harley Race vs. Dusty Rhodes NWA World Heavyweight Championship Tampa, FL 1980 August 9 Bruno Sammartino vs. Larry Zbyszko Showdown at Shea Flushing, NY Steel Cage match 1981 May 2 André the Giant vs. Killer Khan Rochester, NY 1982 June 28 Bob Backlund vs. Jimmy Snuka WWF Heavyweight Championship New York, NY Steel Cage match 1983 June 10 Ric Flair vs. Harley Race NWA World Heavyweight Championship St. Louis, MO 1984 May 6 Ric Flair vs. Kerry Von Erich NWA World Heavyweight Championship David Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions Irving, TX 1985 March 31 Hulk Hogan and Mr. T vs. Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff WrestleMania New York, NY 1986 July 26 Ric Flair vs. Dusty Rhodes NWA World Heavyweight Championship The Great American Bash 1986 Greensboro, NC Steel Cage match 1987 March 29 Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat WWF Intercontinental Championship WrestleMania III Pontiac, MI 1988 February 5 Hulk Hogan vs. André the Giant WWF Championship The Main Event Indianapolis, IN 1989 May 7 Ricky Steamboat vs. Ric Flair NWA World Heavyweight Championship WrestleWar Nashville, TN 1990 April 1 Hulk Hogan vs. The Ultimate Warrior WWF Championship and WWF Intercontinental Championship WrestleMania VI Toronto, Ontario 1991 May 19 The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott Steiner) vs. Sting and Lex Luger WCW World Tag Team Championship SuperBrawl St. Petersburg, FL 1992 August 29 Bret Hart vs. The British Bulldog WWF Intercontinental Championship SummerSlam 1992 London, England 1993 May 17 Shawn Michaels vs. Marty Jannetty WWF Intercontinental Championship Monday Night Raw New York, NY 1994 March 20 Razor Ramon vs. Shawn Michaels WWF Intercontinental Championship WrestleMania X New York, NY Ladder match 1995 April 2 Diesel vs. Shawn Michaels WWF Championship WrestleMania XI Hartford, CT 1996 March 31 Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels WWF Championship WrestleMania XII Anaheim, CA Iron Man match 1997 March 23 Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin WrestleMania 13 Rosemont, IL No Disqualification Submission Match 1998 June 28 The Undertaker vs. Mankind King of the Ring 1998 Pittsburgh, PA Hell in a Cell match 1999 January 24 Mankind vs. The Rock WWF Championship Royal Rumble 1999 Anaheim, CA “I Quit” match 2000 April 2 Dudley Boyz vs. Hardy Boyz vs. Edge and Christian WWF Tag Team Championship WrestleMania 2000 Anaheim, CA Triangle Ladder match 2001 April 1 Dudley Boyz vs. Hardy Boyz vs. Edge and Christian WWF Tag Team Championship WrestleMania X-Seven Houston, TX TLC Match 2002 March 17 The Rock vs. Hulk Hogan WrestleMania X8 Toronto, Ontario 2003 September 16 Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar WWE Championship SmackDown! Raleigh, NC 60-minute Iron Man match 2004 March 14 Triple H vs. Chris Benoit vs. Shawn Michaels World Heavyweight Championship WrestleMania XX New York, NY Triple Threat Match 2005 April 3 Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt Angle WrestleMania 21 Los Angeles, CA 2006 April 2 Shawn Michaels vs. Vince McMahon WrestleMania 22 Rosemont, IL No Holds Barred Match 2007 April 23 John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels Raw London, England 2008 March 30 Ric Flair vs. Shawn Michaels Career WrestleMania XXIV Orlando, FL Career Threatening Match 2009 April 5 The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels WrestleMania XXV Houston, TX 2010 March 28 The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels Streak vs Career WrestleMania XXVI Phoenix, Arizona Career vs. Streak Match 2011 July 17 CM Punk vs. John Cena WWE Championship Money in the Bank 2011 Rosemont, Illinois Posted in Record Books, Uncategorized Bookmark the permalink Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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