WWE Greatest Rivalries: 5 Suggestions for the Set to Follow Hart vs. Michaels
With the tremendous success of the WWE Greatest Rivalries: Hart vs. Michaels DVD and Blu-Ray that was released in October 2011, the WWE is obviously planning for a future release of another iconic rivalry that they can showcase to wrestling fans.
Throughout the rich history of such promotions as the WWE and WCW, there have been some heated feuds and rivalries that have produced some of the greatest matches in pro wrestling history.
Here, in no particular order, are five suggestions for the next set of WWE Greatest Rivalries to follow Hart vs. Michaels.
5. The Undertaker vs. Mankind
This rivalry featured two of the WWE's toughest and most unique superstars of all time.
When Mankind debuted in the WWE in 1996, he focused on the Deadman and his manager, Paul Bearer.
What resulted were some memorable matches between the two and the advent of the very first “Boiler Room Brawl” in the WWE.
This rivalry also produced the greatest Hell in a Cell match of all time at the King of the Ring in 1998.
The Undertaker vs. Mankind was a fantastic rivalry and should be chronicled on DVD and Blu-Ray for future wrestling fans.
4. Ric Flair vs. Sting
This rivalry featured two wrestling icons from the now-defunct promotion, World Championship Wrestling.
In the early days of WCW, when it was still under the umbrella of the NWA, Sting was a young up-and-comer who had his sights set on the World Heavyweight Championship.
So he targeted Ric Flair, who was a multiple-time World Champion, and these matches went down in pro wrestling history as some of the best.
These two WCW superstars battled on more than one occasion and always had a heated rivalry up until the demise of the promotion in 2001.
Ric Flair vs. Sting deserves to be showcased to past and present fans of WCW.
3. Triple H vs. the Rock
This rivalry featured two of the WWE's most outspoken stars, and pioneers of the Attitude Era.
Their feud started when Triple H and The Rock were members of their respective stables, Degeneration-X and The Nation of Domination, and they had some phenomenal matches for the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
Their rivalry continued into the 2000s, but this time the prize was much bigger—the WWE Championship.
Triple H and The Rock had an intense hatred for each other, and they showed it in the ring.
This is a feud that should make the cut for a future release.
2. Steve Austin vs. Mr. McMahon
This rivalry was the ultimate struggle between boss and employee, the evil Mr. McMahon and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.
What resulted were some intense matches between the two, and the rivalry was a staple of the Attitude Era.
Austin was not fond of the authority figure, and he had no love for his egotistical, tyrant of a boss, Mr. McMahon.
In addition to the matches, Austin and McMahon had numerous heated confrontations, whether it was backstage or out in public.
Austin vs. McMahon will go down as the greatest rivalry from the Attitude Era, and it definitely deserves consideration for a future set.
1. Jake Roberts vs. Randy Savage
This rivalry featured two WWE superstars that were intense and known for their talented way of messing with their opponent's mind in the ring.
Roberts tried to get in the head of Randy Savage by going after his then-onscreen wife, Miss Elizabeth, by placing a snake inside a gift box at their wedding.
Roberts then used a live King Cobra to attack Savage when he was tied up in the ropes.
Savage was always known for not backing down to anyone, no matter how tough or how large they were, so he went after Roberts.
This resulted in some great matches, and Savage getting his revenge against the master of ring psychology.
Jake Roberts vs. Randy Savage absolutely should be considered for wrestling fans that want a lesson on the fundamentals of psychology in pro wrestling.