The December 30th 2020 episode of AEW Dynamite, which was dedicated to the late Brodie Lee, has become the highest-rated wrestling show of all-time on Cagematch.net.
The show – which featured a special card that saw almost every member of The Dark Order compete – was met with critical acclaim from both fans and wrestlers when it aired this past Wednesday. The sentiment was clearly shared by users of Cagematch as Dynamite’s 66th episode now sits with an average rating of 9.83, making it the #1 ranked entry in their Top 100 Events list!
The episode narrowly beats out Day 4 of NJPW’s G1 Climax 23 (rated 9.77) for the top spot and now sits alongside such legendary shows as WrestleMania X-7, Wrestle Kingdom 9, Dominion 6.11 and Money In The Bank 2011 in the list’s top 10. Dynamite #66 vastly outranks the second-highest TV episode on the list, that being the season finale of Lucha Underground season 1 which has an average rating of 9.52.
The show also tops Cagematch’s Top 500 Events list which, unlike the Top 100 list, does not require a minimum amount of votes to be listed. Here, the Brodie Lee tribute episode pulls ahead even narrower still with 2nd place going to the November 13th 2005 episode of RAW – which paid tribute to Eddie Guerrerro following his passing – with a rating of 9.79. This show does not appear on the Top 100 as it only has 37 votes where the minimum requirement is 50.
The 30/12/20 episode of AEW Dynamite featured several high-calibre bouts, including a stand-out match featuring Hangman Page, John Silver & Alex Reynolds vs MJF, Santana & Ortiz, as well as some heart-wrenching moments like Lee’s long-time tag team partner Erik Redbeard making an appearance to pay tribute and the TNT Championship being permanently awarded to The Exalted One’s son, Brodie Lee Jr.
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All statistics correct at time of writing.