Greatest Pro Wrestling Rivalries

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1 Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Rock

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

Just the best rivalry and the most entertaining.

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

These two helped redefine pro wrestling into greatness again

2 Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Vince McMahon

This made the Attitude Era great.

Stunner to the boss

3 Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart

Bret vs Shawn. Who is really the best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be? Bret says he is, while Triple H in 1997 and even today says it's Shawn, Even if a mini Bret Hart called Shawn John Michaels.
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A rivalry that led to the infamous "Montreal Screw Job". Former tag team wrestlers that had great chemistry with each other.

It was so real.!

4 Eric Bischoff vs. Vince McMahon
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 Edge and Christian vs. Hardy Boys and Dudley Boys
7 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.

He slammed him

8 The Undertaker vs. Edge
9 John Cena vs. Randy Orton

They both started in 2002, they both won secondary titles first, they both won world titles multiple times, both were controversially liked and both are future hall of famers

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

Longest running rivalry ever.

10 Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels
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11 Kane vs. The Undertaker

Two of the darkest forces in WWE and they're both good guys and they're both being cheered for

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

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.

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.

14 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.

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 John Cena vs. Edge
18 Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Savage

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

19 Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat

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

20 Kurt Angle vs. Edge

Remember their hair vs. Hair match?

21 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...

22 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.

23 Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit

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

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 Hulk Hogan vs. The Ultimate Warrior

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