wrestling fanMark Menderchuk, a self-described “wrestling guru” and former sandwich artist from Cleveland, declared today that “2023 is shaping up to be the best year ever,” and he already has a half-dozen candidates for “Match of the Year.”

On his wrestling blog, Mark’n Out, Menderchuk described six matches — all of which literally just happened on January 1, 2023 — as potential candidates for his year-end “Best Of 2023” blog post (to be published roughly 361 days from now).

  • Jay Lethal vs. Jungle Boy, AEW Dark taping, January 1, 2023
  • Gregory Iron vs. Minoru Suzuki (60-minute Ironman match), GCW, Atlantic City, NJ, January 1, 2023
  • Nick Gage vs. Rickey Shane Page vs. Space Monkey, GCW, Atlantic City, January 1, 2023
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Zack Sabre Jr., NJPW, Aomori City, January 1, 2023
  • El Spasmolitico vs. Jaguar Sr. vs. Mascaras Maracas VII vs. Rob Conway vs. Montezuma Vengeance, AAA, Mexico City, January 1, 2023
  • Lenny Lilac vs. Jeff Black, 363 Pro Wrestling, Guelph Ontario, January 1, 2023

Lest one assume Menderchuk is not a very discerning fan, keep in mind that he also already has 51 candidates for “Worst Match of 2023.”



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