Sasha Banks Charlotte

Sasha Banks, right, looks to toss Charlotte back in the ring on an episode of WWE Raw. 

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When it came to good matches, WWE ended 2016 on a hell of a hot streak.

Only three of my top 10 matches of the first half of the year remained in the top 10 of this year-end list. That could be because of the recency effect or, more likely, because lately WWE has been giving its wrestlers more opportunities than ever to deliver in the ring. Between the summer's showstopping Cruiserweight Classic tournament and the new brand-exclusive PPVs, there was so much damn wrestling to watch these last six months that some of it was bound to be quality, if only through sheer quantity.

Here are my top 20 WWE matches of 2016:

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Lake Life Editor David Wilcox can be reached at (315) 282-2245 or david.wilcox@lee.net. Follow him on Twitter @drwilcox.

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