Greatest Pro Wrestling Rivalries


The Top Ten

1 Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Rock

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

Two of the best against each other.. attitude era, old school!

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2 Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Vince McMahon

This made the Attitude Era great.

3 Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart

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

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 Sting vs Hulk Hogan
13 Kane vs. The Undertaker
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. The Ultimate Warrior
20 Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Savage

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

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1. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Vince McMahon
2. Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart
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1. Andre the Giant vs. Hulk Hogan
2. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Rock
3. Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart
1. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Vince McMahon
2. Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart
3. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Rock



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