Greatest Pro Wrestling Rivalries


The Top Ten

1 Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Rock

If this wasn't number 1, then I don't know what is...

These two helped redefine pro wrestling into greatness again

great rivalry. had 3 awesome matches at wrestlemania.

The rock is a good actor... He's an actor, right? In Witch Mountain Race or something. - HezarioSeth

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2 Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Vince McMahon

This made the Attitude Era great.

3 Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart

It was so real.! - CedreticFomento

A rivalry that led to the infamous "Montreal Screw Job". Former tag team wrestlers that had great chemistry with each other.

4 Eric Bischoff vs Vince McMahon

With Ted Turners money backing him, WCW's Bischoff nearly ended the WWE empire.

5 Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat

These two had some of the greatest technical matches ever. A rivalry that spanned the late 70's through the early 90's. They were so evenly matched.

6 Andre the Giant vs. Hulk Hogan

A rivalry that lasted throughout the 80's. Hogan lost to Andre several times over the years but that changed with one big body slam at Wrestlemania 3.

7 Edge and Christian vs Hardy Boys and Dudley Boys
8 The Undertaker vs Edge
9 Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels

Very fking intense bloody rivalry it has to be in the top 3.

Stone cold Steve Austin vs The rock is so overrated like come on people (-_-)

This should be in the top 3

10 John Cena Vs Randy Orton

Longest running rivalry ever.

This has been a Rivalry for as long as they've been in the WWE and Before as well! - Curti2594

The Contenders

11 Hollywood Hogan vs. Sting

The greatest storyline and rivalry in wrestling history. The face of wcw vs the biggest threat to wcw in the face of hogan & the nwo. This was epic

Epic -- from start to finish. WCW vs nWo.

12 Kane vs. The Undertaker

What! This is the BEST Rivalry in Wrestling History and it's on No.13 what the HELL! All the Rivalries on this List are Over but this Rivalry started 21 years ago and is still going on and will live in everybody's heart FOREVER! THE BROTHERS OF DESTRUCTION RULES BEST TAG TEAM EVER!


13 Sting vs Hulk Hogan
14 CM Punk vs. John Cena

Throughout the 'summer of punk' in 2011, I was more excited then I ever have since starting to watch wrestling in 2004. The matches were amazing, the matches were 5-star and it was a perfect blend of old school/new era. I cannot believe this isn't higher, as the complexity, longevity and awesomeness of this never-ending feud really brought a lot of people back to wrestling.

The Dynamic of this rivalry is that Cena is the Superman of the WWE while CM Punk is Batman. Cena may have had more intense rivalries with Orton & Edge, but Punk has that conflicting personality to Cena that makes it feel more authentic. When Punk & Cena were both faces in 2011 it had a Hogan/Savage type of rivalry that was not seen too often. In 2012 when Punk feuded with Cena as Top Heel it developed into a Hogan/Piper rivalry. Maybe someday Punk & Cena can complete the trifecta with Cena being the Top Heel and Punk as the Top Face to make a Rock/Austin typeof rivalry.

15 The Undertaker vs. Mankind

Do you remember their Hell in a Cell match were Mankind was tossed off the cage through a table?

16 Rock and Roll Express vs Midnight Express

Greatest tag team rivalry from 87' to 89'.

17 Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat

Their match at Wrestlemania 3 was arguably the best of all time.

18 Kurt Angle vs Chris Benoit

Two wrestlers with simular wrestling styles. The way they were able to counter each others moves was astonishing.

19 Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Savage

They had a major rivalry in and out of the ring.

20 Ric Flair vs Dusty Rhodes

It was the Life Styles of the Rich and Famous vs the every day working man. A rivalry that took wrestling out of the stone ages an brought it to where it is now. Awesome times.

From 1981 to 1986, every match was for the NWA world title.

Greatest feud. of the 80s

21 Hulk Hogan vs. The Ultimate Warrior
22 A.J. Styles vs Christopher Daniels

List of times faced each other one on one:Against all odds 2005 30 minute iron man match, Final Resolution 2009, Destination X 2011, Impact Wrestling on Spike September 1st 2011, - jared5

23 Goldberg vs Brock Lesnar

If the WWE would have done it right, these two should have traded the belt back and forth for a decade or so. No other wrestlers over that era were in the same ball park with either.

What a great rivalry it was...

24 Freebirds vs Von Erichs

Michael P.S. hayes and Terry "Bam Bam" Gordy started a war that lasted nearly 5 years when they got involved in a world title match between Kerry Von Erich and Ric Flair in a cage. Fritz and four sons battled up to four members of the Freebirds in six man tag matches. Both groups went at each other "Tooth and Nail" every match. It's something you'll never see again.

This was and still remains the greatest fued in pro wrestling history.

25 Kurt Angle vs Edge

Remember their hair vs. Hair match?

26 John Cena Vs Edge

Should have headlined WM 22

27 Hulk Hogan vs. Roddy Piper

Their rivalry propelled future Wrestlemania's.

28 Dusty Rhodes vs Terry Funk

Two Texans that had a natural rivalry. Battled for NWA title for over a year in the 70's.

29 Hulk Hogan vs Bobby Heenan

From the time Hogan landed in the AWA in 81' through the mid 90's in WCW, Heenan's #1 mission was to stack opponents in front of him. Anybody from Bockwinkel to Andre, he never wanted Hogan to succeed.

30 Triple H vs Undertaker

3 amazing wrestlemania matches, first 2 no holds barred and the final a hell in a cell with shawn Michaels as the ref

31 Tommy Rich vs. Buzz Sawyer

Great matches battle of Atlanta. cage match greatest cage match ever

Greatest cage match ever battle of Atlanta

32 Road Warriors vs Midnight Express

The scaffold match in 86' was awesome.

33 Nick Bockwinkel vs Curt Hennig

It took Hennig a long time to dethrone Bockwinkel in the AWA.

34 The Sandman vs Tommy Dreamer

Probably the best ECW rivalry.

best ever - EliHbk

35 Tommy Dreamer vs Raven
36 Kurt Angle vs Samoa Joe

Arguably the best rivalry in TNA history.

37 Bobo Brazil vs The Sheik

Vicious matches for years and years.

38 Ultimate Warrior vs Randy Savage
39 Jeff Hardy vs Ken Anderson

Several matches in wwe, 2 world title matches in tna, one was a ladder match which hardy won. Ken won the first world title match right after defeating matt morgan to become number 1 contender - jared5

40 Davey Richards vs Kevin Steen
41 Edge vs the Hardy Boys
42 John Cena vs JBL
43 Chris Jericho vs CM Punk

Best feud of all time bur why is it no 29

44 Chris Jericho vs Shawn Michaels

This seems very low for such a seemingly personal fued that was supposed to one match

45 Shawn Michaels vs The Undertaker

This rivalry began in 1997 and ended in 2010

46 The Rock vs Triple H

Every time they faced each other it was wild and controversial.

How is this 175? Its easily a top 25 All Time Rivalry.

47 Sgt. Slaughter vs Iron Shiek

During the mid 80's they had some of the bloodiest matches I have ever seen whether they were in the AWA or WWF.

48 Magnum T.A. vs Tully Blanchard

Their rivalry reached it's height in the greatest "I Quit" match of all time.

great feud

49 Greg Valentine vs Roddy Piper

Back in 1983, they had a series of dog collar matches that were unbelievable. I wish the WWE would bring those matches back.

50 Goldberg vs NWO
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3. Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart
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