Top Ten Best WWE Rivalries

The Top Ten
1 The Rock vs Stone Cold

Greatest rivalry ever! Stone Cold and The Rock both made it all for WWE and have taken it to the highest peak! The Rock was young, filled with talent, passion, and style - the most electrifying man. On the other hand, it was Austin who was fearless, the greatest brawler, toughest SOB, a beer-drinking machine, and who could beat the hell out of anyone and have hammered everyone down. Lastly, he is capable of raising the crowd to their toes! Best rivalry ever!

This is not up for debate. They took the WWE to unseen heights and never gave us a boring match. They could both play the face and heel roles as well as each other. While HBK or HHH used politics and bullying to move up the ladder, The Rock and Stone Cold made it with pure skill and character. When they were together, it was must-see TV, and the WWE knew it.

2 Shawn Michaels vs Bret Hart

Who could forget HBK and Bret "Hitman" Hart? I remember the Sharpshooter Shawn Michaels pulled off, and this was a very entertaining match. You want to know what I find funny about Shawn? His wrestling skills are amazing! He is funny, and I remember him on the turnbuckle and staying on it, making the best sells.

All you need to do is watch the DVD of this rivalry. They both started in Hall of Fame tag teams, then became some of the greatest Intercontinental Champions ever and World Champions. They had Hall of Fame singles careers, plus their rivalry at WrestleMania 12 with Shawn not shaking Bret's hand and the Montreal Screwjob. This is arguably the greatest rivalry in history.

3 Cena vs Orton

This might be the best rivalry of the generation. Cena and Orton had awesome matches, and it was a shame Cena got injured. Sure, the Rock vs. Stone Cold was good, but this is better. After their Falls Count Anywhere Iron Man match, this became the best rivalry ever. Laugh out loud.

Randy Orton was the greatest heel at that time, and John Cena was the face. That is all that Raw needed. Smackdown had everybody else (Triple H, Edge, Hardy, Undertaker, etc.), and Raw still was more interesting because of the Randy Orton vs. John Cena rivalry.

4 Steve Austin vs Vince McMahon

Millions across the world tuned in to Monday Night Raw just to see an employee turn their boss's life into a living hell! There was car property destroyed, vandalism, riots, brawls, interrupting meetings, ruining plans, carnage, and so much more that made it all so damn entertaining and exciting to watch! Who doesn't want to see that? For all who disagree, get this to your head: "Without Austin vs. McMahon", WWE would never beat WCW in the ratings! EVER!

5 Shawn Micheals vs Undertaker

Two men who have been in the business for so long, yet still created their best rivalries in their later days. This rivalry stands out among the rest as an example of a long-term rivalry. It wasn't built on a couple of months of heated aggression, but on years of tension, determination, and respect. This is a rivalry of the highest class, which produced the single best WrestleMania performance.

Two of the greatest WWE wrestlers of all time. These two created the greatest WrestleMania match of all time. Even when they were both past their prime, they still had unbelievable five-star matches like the casket and Hell in a Cell match. These bouts held great significance to the WWE and have a lot of historical value.

6 Edge vs John Cena

Their rivalry was so good that WWE basically brought it back in 2009 and made it a Mania Main Event. Edge and Cena have that chemistry of two who, after fighting for so long, know each other's weaknesses and strengths. They use all they have to counter or be aware of what will happen. Edge knows Cena's weakness is not expecting Spears, and Cena knows Edge's ultimate weakness is Cena's STFU maneuver.

This is the best rivalry of all time because they made you feel like they really hated each other. Their chemistry was like no other! Whenever people saw these two men in the same ring, they knew they were in for a match. It was so charismatic before the match even started.

7 Triple H vs Shawn Michaels

This rivalry saw an Unsanctioned Street Fight at SummerSlam 2002, the first-ever Elimination Chamber match at Survivor Series 2002, a Three Stages of Hell match at Armageddon 2002, another Elimination Chamber match at SummerSlam 2003, a match on the December 29th, 2003 episode of Raw, a Last Man Standing match at Royal Rumble 2004, a Triple Threat Match at WrestleMania 20, and finally, a 47-minute war inside Hell in a Cell at Bad Blood 2004. This is better than Stone Cold vs. The Rock!

This rivalry led to the first and, I think, greatest Survivor Series match. Add the best triple threat match ever at WrestleMania between them and Chris Benoit. Mix in some three stages of hell, a Hell in a Cell match, and a great last man standing match, and it was the rivalry which saw the return of Michaels after his back injury. It is my favorite of all time.

8 Edge & Christian vs The Hardys vs Dudleys

Yes, I love the Hardy Boys - Team Extreme! Then we have the Rated R Superstar, Edge. The Dudleys, which also included JBL. And I don't know Christian well - I don't really watch his matches - but I got to say, it was a heck of a match.

HBK may have revolutionized the ladder match, but these three teams perfected it.

When the triple threat tag team ladder match was announced, that was so good.

9 Chris Jericho vs Shawn Michaels

Y2J and HBK. I loved the match, their gimmicks, and just everything. I know Shawn Michaels well - I watch as many of his matches as possible. How could I not watch Chris Jericho, even though he moved to AEW?

10 Randy Orton vs Triple H

These two have become one of the greatest rivals since 2004 up until early 2009, when Randy Orton was betrayed by Triple H and his group, Evolution. But coming up to 2009, when Randy Orton RKO'd Triple H's real-life wife, things started to get heated between the two. Triple H went to Randy Orton's home and attacked him. Even Randy Orton kissed Triple H's wife.

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11 Hulk Hogan vs Randy Savage

They were actually a tag team either before or after the rivalry, but the rivalry was great.

12 Undertaker vs Mankind

How the hell can you forget that HELL IN A CELL MATCH where Mankind was thrown from the top of the ring and all those dangerous pins in the ring? An epic match. Any wrestling fan after watching this match will go crazy. This rivalry should have been at number 1.

Show some respect to Undertaker. If you want, you can criticize him, but remember we cannot ever lift Mark Henry or Big Show the way he lifts them. We are all too weak compared to that legendary man. We can just say and write things about him but cannot even perform one of his actions in the ring.

13 CM Punk vs John Cena

This rivalry brought more to the franchise than just two people having a rivalry and going out against each other. It shaped so many storylines, made WWE so much more entertaining, and both played their parts really well.

CM Punk was John Cena's greatest opponent ever. All the matches they had were amazing. The match they had at Money in the Bank 2011 still is the best match of the PG era and remains one of the very few 5-star matches.

Even though it's a newer rivalry, it's still one of the better ones. They had some bad blood and it went on for a while. I think it deserves to be higher on the list, maybe not top 5, but it deserves to be up there.

14 Rey Mysterio vs Eddie Guerrero

They are the best rivals in WWE history. I think Rey Mysterio is great and so is Eddie Guerrero, but if it comes to Rey Mysterio vs. Eddie Guerrero, I would have to choose Rey Mysterio by a mile.

I remember Rey Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero used to be the best of friends. Then they became the worst of enemies in WWE history.

Dominik Mysterio. Ah, what a great match! Eddie Guerrero - bless his soul. I love the 619 and the frog splash from Eddie.

15 CM Punk vs Jeff Hardy
16 Stone Cold vs Bret Hart
17 Ric Flair vs Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat
18 HHH vs Randy Orton

OMG, he punted half of HHH's family, and they had the most powerful tag team ever, Evolution. THIS IS #1!

19 The Rock vs HHH

It's definitely shocking to see how low this rivalry is. The Rock and Triple H had a great rivalry, stretching from their feud over the Intercontinental Championship where The Rock was the leader of the Nation of Domination and Triple H was the leader of DX, all the way to their feud over the WWE Championship during the McMahon-Helmsley Era.

They competed in a variety of match types throughout their rivalry such as ladder, strap, and iron man matches. While Stone Cold vs. The Rock may be the more popular and mainstream rivalry, I always felt that this one was better since it was more competitive, while the Stone Cold vs. The Rock rivalry felt more one-sided towards Austin. The Rock vs. Triple H rivalry also felt more personal and bitter due to their backstage issues with both of them trying to become the next big star after Austin had already become the face of the company.

20 Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit

Two of the best technical wrestlers of all time. These two are the true definition of true wrestlers.

21 Stone Cold vs Vince McMahon
22 HHH vs Batista
23 Kane vs Undertaker
24 Undertaker vs Triple H

Their WrestleMania series was great, and they are two of the most respected wrestlers who always wanted to be the best in the business!

They played each other a lot at WrestleMania, and it was always a good fight.

25 Hulk Hogan vs Andre the Giant

The leg drop - that's how Hulk Hogan defeated Andre the Giant. I think that's what happened. Yes, it happened, I think.

I am a big fan of Hulk Hogan, the full-on American NWO. Oh, bless Andre's soul. Do you know how crazy it is that Hulk Hogan lifted Andre the Giant? Wow, what a strong man.

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