Dave Meltzer has released his star ratings for all the top matches in wrestling this week, in the 29th September 2023 edition of the Wrestling Observer.
This included matches from WWE’s Raw and Smackdown, as well as bouts from AEW’s Collision and Dynamite (although matches for AEW Rampage Grand Slam are notably absent).
This week also saw NJPW put on one of their biggest PPV’s of the year – Destruction in Kobe 2023. This included a five-star match from Will Ospreay, who was awarded match of the week and wrestler of the week by Dave Metlzer.
Here are all of Dave Meltzer’s star ratings for the matches, in the Wrestle Observer issue released on 29/9/23.
(Note: Any TV or non-PPV lower than 3.5 stars is generally not given a rating by Dave Meltzer, so was not inlcuded on the list).
Wrestling Observer Newsletter Star Ratings (29/9/23)
09/22 WWE SmackDown
- IYO SKY vs. Asuka : 4
09/23 AEW Collision
- Jay White vs. Andrade El Idolo : 3.5
- Bryan Danielson vs. Ricky Starks : 4.5
NJPW Destruction in Kobe 2023
- Connors & Moloney vs. Knight & Mask : 2
- Just 5 Guys vs. House of Torture : 2
- Guerrillas of Destiny vs. Bullet Club : 2.25
- Lio Rush & YOH vs. Hiromu & BUSHI : 3.5
- Sabre & Tito vs. Okada & Ishii : 4
- SHO vs. Taichi : -1
- Bishamon vs. TMDK : 3.25
- Shingo Takagi vs. Great-O-Khan : 4
- Tetsuya Naito vs. Jeff Cobb : 3.75
- Will Ospreay vs. Yota Tsuji : 5
09/25 WWE RAW
- Dominik Mysterio vs. Dragon Lee : 3.75
- Judgment Day vs. Owens & Zayn : 4.25
09/26 WWE NXT
- Butch vs. Joe Coffey : 3.75
- Trick vs. Dragon Lee vs. Bate vs. Axiom : 4
09/27 AEW Dynamite
- Nick Jackson vs. Castagnoli vs. Brian Cage : 4
- Cassidy vs. Matt Jackson vs. Penta vs. Gunn : 3.75
WON Match of the Week : Ospreay vs. Tsuji
WON Performer of the Week : Will Ospreay
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