WWE NXT 8/21/2013: Cesaro vs. Sami Zayn (2 out of 3 falls)
The NXT announcers booth dubbed this match a grudge match before the bell, Cesaro and Sami Zayn justified that with their in-ring chemistry in this match. This was the instant classic that made me yearn to hear that Sami Zayn is being called up to the main roster. The prowess he displayed in the ring here left me thinking he has it in him to get the crowd behind him in a major way like Bryan and Ziggler have. Cesaro is carving out a nice place for himself on said roster, so if Zayn does get called up soon I hope they find time to re-ignite this feud to show a huge audience what they can do. It was on full display here, the first fall in the match happened rather quickly in Zayn’s favor but from there it erupted into what still stands today as one of my favorite matches of 2013. That said, if any wrestling fan doesn’t follow NXT, they are missing out on amazing matches of this quality. When I see bouts like this, I grin from ear to ear when I think of the company’s future. So if you’ve yet to see this match, I command you now to marvel at its awesomeness.