Welcome to what will hopefully be the first in an on-going series looking at some of the greatest feuds in WWE history. We start with what was easily the greatest feud of 2005, and one that resulted in a bona-fide classic match, along with two further excellent efforts.
Shawn Michaels versus Kurt Angle was nothing more than a fantasy match-up for a number of years. 'The Heartbreak Kid' was in retirement following a serious back injury as the Olympic gold medallist began his meteoric rise to the top—proving himself as one of the greatest wrestlers in the world in the process. And following Michaels' comeback in 2002, the two best in-ring performers in the company had been kept apart as a result of the brand extension, and the match remained wishful thinking.