From 2000 through 2010, Dave Meltzer gave 5-stars to only six matches. This Styles-Joe-Daniels X-Division bout is one of them. It was the first 5-star match of 2005 and is TNA’s only entry ever on Meltzer’s exclusive list. Of course, if you read a certain article earlier this week, you already know how this one ends.
Amazingly, the second 5-star match of 2005 came less than a month later and also featured Samoa Joe. Of the 6 5-star matches over the first decade of the 21st century, Samoa Joe wrestled in 3 of them! Enjoy TNA’s greatest match ever (and one of Joe’s top 3!)