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GRAPPL Sleeper 25

Updated: Jan 20

If you’ve read the GRAPPL 100 and are thinking “I’ve seen all of them” (well done by the way!), maybe there’s a few great matches which have slipped through your net which you haven’t seen?


In developing the GRAPPL 100, we set a minimum of 30 ratings for matches to be included. We wanted to make sure that there was a broader spread of promotions included, and give the opportunity for a few more “lesser-seen” matches to be included.


There was however plenty of great matches in 2019 that had less than 30 ratings which you may want to check out? We’ve pulled together the 25 “Sleepers” of 2019. These are the 25 matches which had between 15 and 29 ratings, so might give you a flavour of something a little bit different.


Here's the list!


GRAPPL SLEEPER 25 – 2019


1) Tetsuya Endo vs. Konosuke Takeshita

4.68 GRAPPL rating (29 ratings)

DDT, Peter Pan, 15th July 2019


2) Yuji Okabayashi vs. Takuya Nomura

4.58 GRAPPL rating (15 ratings)

Big Japan, Osaka Surprise 42, 21st July 2019


3) Arisa Hoshiki vs. Tam Nakano

4.56 GRAPPL rating (24 ratings)

Stardom, Shining Destiny, 16th June 2019


4) Momo Watanabe vs. Jungle Kyona

4.53 GRAPPL rating (15 ratings)

Stardom, Stardom In Nagoya, 3rd March 2019


5) Jack Bonza vs. Mick Moretti

4.50 GRAPPL rating (19 ratings)

PWA, The Fight For Black Metal, 22nd February 2019


6) Daisuke Sekimoto vs. Michael Elgin

4.47 GRAPPL rating (15 ratings)

Big Japan, BJW Korakuen Hall, 24th August 2019


7) Jake Lee & Naoya Nomura vs. Kento Miyahara & Yuma Aoyagi

4.44 GRAPPL rating (16 ratings)

All Japan Pro Wrestling, Real World Tag League (Final Day), 9th December 2019


8) Ben-K vs. Masaaki Mochizuki

4.42 GRAPPL rating (22 ratings)

Dragon Gate, The Gate Of Victory (Day 5), 9th October 2019


9) HARASHIMA vs. Konosuke Takeshita

4.42 GRAPPL rating (18 ratings)

DDT, Ultimate Party, 3rd November 2019


10) Jake Atlas vs. Jungle Boy

4.41 GRAPPL rating (16 ratings)

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Battle Of Los Angeles (Day 2), 20th September 2019


11) Kento Miyahara & Yuma Aoyagi vs. Violent Giants (Shuji Ishikawa & Suwama)

4.39 GRAPPL rating (19 ratings)

All Japan Pro Wrestling, Real World Tag League (Day 1), 11th November 2019


12) Alex Colon vs. Masashi Takeda

4.37 GRAPPL rating (15 ratings)

GCW, Worst Behaviour, 22nd August 2019


13) Veit Muller vs. WALTER

4.34 GRAPPL rating (17 ratings)

wXw, Dead End XVIII, 15th February 2019


14) AR Fox vs. Shane Strickland

4.32 GRAPPL rating (18 ratings)

EVOLVE 122, 16th February 2019


15) Arisa Hoshiki vs. Jungle Kyona

4.31 GRAPPL rating (20 ratings)

Stardom X Stardom, 10th August 2019


16) Jake Lee & Naoya Nomura vs. Violent Giants (Shuji Ishikawa & Suwama)

4.30 GRAPPL rating (16 ratings)

All Japan Pro Wrestling, Real World Tag League (Final Day)


17) Chris Dickinson vs. Daisuke Sekimoto

4.29 GRAPPL rating (24 ratings)

Beyond Wrestling, Americanrana, 28th July 2019


18) Shigehiro Irie & Yuki Ishikawa vs. Timothy Thatcher & WALTER

4.26 GRAPPL rating (19 ratings)

wXw, Inner Circle 7, 7th March 2019


19) Susumu Yokosuka vs. Kaito Ishida

4.26 GRAPPL rating (26 ratings)

Dragon Gate, The Gate Of Destiny, 4th November 2019


20) Jordan Devlin vs. Shane Strickland

4.25 GRAPPL rating (24 ratings)

OTT, Live In Belfast: Unfinished Business, 3rd February 2019


21) Adam Brooks vs. Jonah Rock vs. Robbie Eagles

4.25 GRAPPL rating (19 ratings)

PWA, Diego’s Last Show, 13th January 2019


22) Caveman Ugg vs. Matty Wahlberg

4.25 GRAPPL rating (15 ratings)

PWA, Wahlberg vs. Ugg, 23rd March 2019


23) Ben-K vs. Masato Yoshino

4.22 GRAPPL rating (29 ratings)

Dragon Gate, The Gate Of Destiny, 4th November 2019


24) Mike Bailey vs. Scotty Davis

4.21 GRAPPL rating (27 ratings)

OTT, Contenders 13, 20th January 2019


25) Calum Black vs. Jordan Devlin

4.19 GRAPPL rating (21 ratings)

OTT, Contenders 15: Guaranteed Irish, 21st July 2019


Why not give them a watch and get your ratings in? It will be interesting to see if these ratings 'hold up' as more people watch them!



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