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Posted by TSG on Tue, January 18th, 2011 at 4:00 pm
Hey there Swaggernauts, this is Hal from Team Swagbucks here to talk a little wrasslin’. I’ve been a WWE fan since I was a kid (which was a while ago), and I continue to enjoy the athleticism and entertainment broadcast each week by Vince & Co. Rather than just tell you how great MyWWESearch.com is (although I WILL admit that I wish I could win that WWE belt in the Swag Store, and the collection of WWE merchandise is impressive), I thought I’d share my top 10 WWE feuds of all time:
10. Undertaker vs. Kane (1998-Present) – This makes this list simply because it’s still going after 13 years, starting with Kane bursting through the ring and inadvertently giving a win to Shawn Michaels in the first ever Hell In The Cell match. After several Inferno, Buried Alive and any other type of match you can think of, the Brothers of Destruction continue the most epic sibling rivalry of all time.
9. WWE vs. WCW/ECW (2001) – Although I might argue that this got too jumbled at the end, when Shane McMahon showed up on the final WCW Monday Nitro to announce that he was taking WCW over, it was the wrestling equivalent of the shot heard ’round the world, and the Invasion brought about a number of feuds that will appear later on this list. Plus, the Invasion PPV was Rob Van Dam’s splashy (pun intended) introduction to WWE fans.
8. The Hardy Boyz vs. Edge & Christian vs. The Dudleys (1999-2001) – Tables, Ladders and Chairs. Oh my. The epic ladder match between the Hardys and E&C in late ’99 gave way to the Dudleys and Hardys having an epic Tables match at the 2000 Royal Rumble – that led to the classic Triangle Ladder Match at Wrestlemania 2000, which ALMOST stole the show (that honor belongs to another great rivalry) and led to series of death defying matches between three very different teams who all knew how to put on a show. The Hardys coming up short to the hilariously villainous Edge and Christian (remember the 5 second pose?) and the INSANE Dudleys were the highlight of any WWE program during that time.
7. Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels (1996-1997) – two of the greatest wrestlers of all time in their prime was a thing of beauty to watch. The Montreal Screw Job overshadowed the amazing work they did together, including their Iron Man Match that saw The Heartbreak Kid winning his first ever WWE Championship.
6. Mick Foley/Mankind vs. The Undertaker (1997-1998) – Mick Foley was an absolute madman, the perfect match for the Undertaker, who was feared by everyone else. Their feud is best known for the jarringly violent Hell In The Cell match, which saw Mick take two of the biggest falls ever within 10 minutes of one another, and STILL finished the match. Don’t forget that ‘Taker was wrestling with a broken ankle…
5. Kurt Angle vs. Anybody (1999-2005) – From the moment he debuted, you could tell Kurt Angle was something special. He was funny, dangerous, entertaining, scary, and no matter who he was facing you knew you were going to see one of that person’s best matches. Here are a few Kurt Angle highlights:
- Euro-Continental Championship Run (which led to the best WM 2000 match in my opinion – the two falls match for both belts against Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit)
4. HHH vs. Chris Jericho (2000-Present) – These two had crazy heat from the moment they started mixing it up – Jericho’s unofficial title win in State College PA – their show stealing Last Man Standing match at Fully Loaded 2000, HHH winning the Undisputed title from Jericho in the main event at Wrestlemania 2002 and Jericho’s relentless taunting of Stephanie made this feud one of the best (and most underrated) in WWE history.
3. The Rock vs. Steve Austin (1997-2003) – As the Rock became a bigger and bigger star, his matches with Austin got better. Their 1999 WM match was great, but IMO the 2001 rematch was even better, not only for the suspense, but for the ending nobody saw coming. The Rock had to make this list somewhere, and his feuds with HHH and Chris Jericho easily could make this list too.
2. Hulk Hogan vs Andre the Giant (1986-1988) – When Andre attacked Hogan, it was like watching the Lone Ranger fight Tonto or Batman turning on Superman – I never thought it would happen, and their headlining match at Wrestlemania 3 is widely regarded as one of the best matches in Wresltemania history (although again, I have to say that Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat stole the show that year and is my favorite wrestling match of all time). Titan vs Titan was one for the ages.
1. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Vince McMahon (1998-Present) – This feud was the ultimate payoff for anyone who hates their boss, and every time The Texas Rattlesnake returns, you know Vince is getting a stunner. Plus, this feud helped kick off the Attitude Era, in which many of the feuds I’ve listed here reside.
That’s my list – what’s yours?
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