Over the long illustrious history of the World Wrestling Entertainment, fans all across the world have seen the biggest and most popular stars in the business go head to head with each other.
All the way from Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant to Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan to Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels to Mr. McMahon and Stone Cold Steve Austin to The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin to Triple H and Shawn Michaels to John Cena and Edge to the most recent in Randy Orton and the McMahon Family.
This is a list of my personal favorite feuds throughout the WWE's history. This is not a list of what I think are the greatest feuds of all time. Just feuds that are my favorite from WWE's past.
In March of 2001, The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin had probably the biggest build up to a Wrestlemania main event of all-time.
In my opinion, Steve Austin and The Rock had no other most personal and intense feud then what they had going into Wrestlemania X-Seven in Houston, TX at the AstroDome.
The Rock and Steve Austin was approaching their second meeting at a Wrestlemania and to many people, their second meeting at Wrestlemania X-Seven was their greatest match together.
In the summer of 2004, Matt Hardy suffered a torn ACL in his left knee I believe. While Matt was out rehabilitating his injury, his current girlfriend Lita at the time was messing around with Adam Copeland, better known as "The Rated R Superstar" Edge.
After the story got out about Lita cheating on Matt and Matt going insane over the whole situation, Matt was released by WWE in late 2004.
While Edge and Lita made their relationship a secret no more on Raw, Matt resigned with WWE in the summer of 2005 and started to go after Edge and Lita every chance he could.
After weeks of attacking Edge and Lita all over Raw, Matt would finally meet Edge in a one-on-one match at Summerslam in 2005. That match would have to be stopped due to a lost of blood on Matt. Edge would officially win that bout.
Two weeks later on Raw, Edge and Matt Hardy met in a Street Fight which in my opinion was their greatest match throughout their feud in 2005. That match was outstanding.
It would end after Matt Hardy crashed himself along with Edge off the top of the stage and through electrical wires 15 feet down to the floor.
Another two weeks later after that hellacious Street Fight Match, Edge would fight Hardy in a Steel Cage at Unforgiven. Matt Hardy would get retribution on that night by defeating Edge.
Edge's and Matt's final encounter was on Raw in October during Raw's Homecoming. Edge and Matt fought in a Loser Leaves Raw Ladder Match for Edge's Money in the Bank briefcase suspended above the ring.
Edge won that match and forced Matt to leave Raw and go to Smackdown. That would be an end to their feud.
The night after Summerslam of 2004 when Randy Orton became the youngest World's Heavyweight Champion history by defeating Chris Benoit, Orton was kicked out of Evolution by its leader Triple H.
A month later at Unfogiven in 2004, Triple H recaptured the World's Heavyweight Championship from Randy Orton and while in the process became a nine's time recognized World's Champion.
Orton and Triple H would continue their feud by going against each other at the Survivor Series in a traditional four-on-four Survivor Series Elimination Match and also at New Year's Revolution in 2005 while competing for the vacant World's Heavyweight Championship.
Triple H and Orton would end their first feud at the Royal Rumble in 2005 for the World Heavyweight Champion. Triple H walked into the event as the champion and would walk out as the champion.
Triple H and Orton would later have more feuds in the future and just as recent from Wrestlemania 25, but I think their first time of feuding was their best thus far.
This epic confontation among these two extraordinary athletes occurred in early 2005 at the Royal Rumble when Shawn Michaels eliminated Kurt Angle from the Royal Rumble Match and Angle would later come back and take Michaels out from winning the Royal Rumble Match.
Throughout the months of February and March, Michaels and Angle would attack each other any and every way possible leading up to their first one-on-one meeting at Wrestlemania 21.
Their match at Wrestlemania 21 bcame an instant classic once the dust settled. Kurt Angle would get the victory on that night.
After three months since their classic confrontation at Wrestlemania 21, the Showstopper and the Olympic Gold Medalist met again for a second time at Vengeance.
After nearly repeating their same battle Angle and Michaels had from Wrestlemania, the "Heartbreak Kid" would even things up with his victory over Kurt Angle.
After their battle from Vengeance, Kurt Angle and Shawn Michaels would not meet again in four months.
At Raw's Homecoming in October of 2005, Shawn Michaels and Kurt Angle met in a 30 Minute Iron Man Match. That match would top their previous two battles but when it was all over the match ended in a draw.
This feud was great to me just because of the matches Angle and Michaels put on together. Their matches were just modern day classics like Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat was from 1989.
The Rock and Triple H intially started their feud back in 1998 where Triple H took over D-Generation X and The Rock took over the Nation of Domination.
The Rock and Triple H first met on Raw in June of 1998 in a King Of The Ring Qualifying match. With help from the Nation of Domination, The Rock defeated Triple H to advance to the King Of The Ring Semi-Finals. The Rock however, would not win the King Of The Ring title that year.
A month later at Fully Loaded in July, Triple H met The Rock for the Intercontinental Championship in a Best two-out-of-three Falls Match. Due to a 30 minute time limit, that match ended in a draw because the expiration of the 30 minutes.
The Rock and Triple H would settle the score for the Intercontinental Championship a month later at Summerslam in Madison Square Garden. The match would be a Ladder Match.
After a hellacious match, Triple H was able climb the ladder to the freedom land to become the new Intercontinental Champion.
Triple H and The Rock would take a year off from battling each other. Both The Rock and Triple H would become multiple WWE Champions in 1999.
In 2000, The Rock and Triple H renewed their rivalry at Wrestlemania. Vince McMahon would screw The Rock from becoming the WWE Champion once again.
However, at Backlash with help from Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock defeated Triple H and became the new WWE Champion.
At Judgment Day in 2000, Triple H and The Rock met in the only second ever modern era 60 Minute Iron Man Match for the WWE Championship. Triple H's good buddy Shawn Michaels was the special referee in the match.
That match became instantly one of The Rock's and Triple H's best matches throughout their careers.
With an interference from the returning Undertaker, Triple H defeated The Rock to become the new WWE Champion.
In 2007, the Undertaker won his first ever Royal Rumble Match to become the number one contender at Wrestlemania. On Raw, the Undertaker picked Batista and his World Heavyweight Title to challenge at Wrestlemania 23.
At Wrestlemania 23, the Undertaker lived up to his hype and went 15-0 at Wrestlemania after defeating Batista to become the new World's Heavyweight Champion.
Batista would have his rematch for the World Heavyweight Title at Backlash against the Undertaker in a Last Man Standing Match. After Batista speared the Undertaker and himself off the stage, that match became a draw.
The Undertaker and Batista would have another draw on Smackdown inside a Steel Cage match after both the Undertaker's and Batista's feet touched the floor at the same time after escaping the cage.
Undertaker would however lose the World Heavyweight Title that night after Edge cashed in his Money in the Bank privilege.
Batista and the Undertaker renewed their rivalry for the World's Heavyweight Tilte in the fall of 2007 at Cyber Sunday with Stone Cold Steve Austin as the special guest referee. Batista defeated the Deadman on that night to even the score at 1-1 with two draws.
At Survivor Series in 2007, there was only one match to end this feud once and for all. That match would have to be Hell in a Cell.
After a bloody and brutal match and also with an interference from Edge, Batista defeated the Undertaker to retain his World Heavyweight Championship.
Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit first met at Wrestlemania in 2000 in a Triple Threat Match along with Chris Jericho. Angle and Benoit would meet a year later at Wrestlemania X-Seven in an one-on-one match.
Kurt Angle got the victory over Benoit that night.
At Backlash a month later, Benoit evened up the score with Angle after defeating Angle in a 30 Minute Ultimate Submission Match.
After stealing Kurt's gold medals, Benoit and Angle would meet in a Best two-out-of-three Falls Match at Judgment Day in 2001. Angle would regain his gold medals that night after help from Edge and Christian.
In 2002, Chris Benoit and Kurt Angle met again at Unforgiven. Benoit would laugh in the face of Angle on that night after defeating Angle by grabbing the tights.
The fall of 2002, Angle and Benoit would make an unusual tag team and would become the first Smackdown WWE Tag Team Champions at No Mercy by defeating Edge and Rey Mysterio. But like all unusual tag teams, it didn't work out.
After Kurt Angle defeated the Big Show for the WWE Championship at Armageddon in December of 2002, Chris Benoit became the new No. 1 contender for Kurt Angle's WWE Title. Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit met for the WWE Title at the Royal Rumble in 2003.
After competing in one the greatest WWE Title matches of all-time, it was Kurt Angle retaining his WWE Championship after making the Rabid Wolverine tap out to the Ankle Lock.
In 1999 at the Survivor Series, a car ran over Stone Cold Steve Austin. A year later Triple H would reveal himself as the perpitrator of running Seve Austin down.
At the Survivor Series in 2000, Steve Austin got revenge on Triple H for taking a year out of his life by opening a whole "can of whoop a**" all over Triple H.
At the end of the night, Steve Austin dropped Triple H three stories while in a car to the concrete floor.
Triple H made his return on Raw in ealry 2001 by costing Stone Cold Steve Austin the WWE Championship from Kurt Angle. Austin would get retribution on Triple H at the Royal Rumble in 2001 when Steve Austin screwed Triple H from winning the WWE Championship.
Steve Austin and Triple H ended their feud at No Way Out in a Best two-out-of-three Falls Match. The first Fall was a straight Wrestling Match, the second Fall was a Street Fight, and the third Fall was a Steel Cage Match.
During the first Fall, Steve Austin captured the win after hitting the Stone Cold Stunner to Triple H. Triple would however even the match to one fall a piece after beating Steve Austin in the Street Fight.
After 30 minutes of brutality, Austin and Triple H entered the Steel Cage match with nothing left in them. But after 15 minutes indulging the solid Steel Cage, it was Triple H falling onto Stone Cold Steve Austin for the pin and the overall victory in the Best two-out-of-three Falls Match.
The Stone Cold Steve Austin and Triple H feud has to be categorized as one of the most intense and personal feud of all-time.
It was at Summerslam in 1997 where a shot of a steel chair from Shawn Michaels to the Undertaker that cost the Undertaker's WWE Title. Shawn Michaels would seal his fate on that night.
In September at Ground Zero, Undertaker would try to get revenge on Michaels for costing him his WWE Title a month earlier. However, that match would turn out to be total chaos with interference from nearly everybody. And from there, history was made.
In October at Bad Blood, the Undertaker and Shawn Michaels met in the first ever Hell in a Cell Match. Undertaker would literally beat Shawn Michaels into a bloody mess all throughout the match.
However, at the end of the match, Michaels would somehow get the victory over the Deadman after the Undertaker's brother Kane made his debut to cost the Undertaker the match.
After two months went by, Shawn Michaels became the new WWE Champion and would meet the Undertaker for the WWE Title at the Royal Rumble in 1998 in a Casket Match.
As Undertaker was just about to win the match, a group of guys would come out on Michaels' behalf to stop the Undertaker from becoming the WWE Champion.
As you though Kane came out to save his brother from the beat down, Kane
would turn his back on his brother to help Michaels retain his WWE Championship.
In 2002 at Summerslam, Shawn Michaels returned to a WWE ring after four years due to his back injury. At Summerslam, Shawn Michaels met his former good buddy Triple H in a Non-Sanctioned Match.
After one heck of a return match, Shawn Michaels got the pin over Triple H. But Triple H would get the last word after striking Shawn Michaels in the back two times with a sledgehammer.
Shawn Michaels would come back again and at the Survivor Series in 2002, Shawn Michaels became the new World's Heavyweight Champion after defeating five other guys, including Triple H, in the first ever Elimination Chamber Match.
Triple H however, regained the World Heavyweight Championship in December at Armegeddon from Shawn Michaels in a Best two-out-of-three Falls Match.
After taking a year off, Shawn Michaels and Triple H met again for the World's Heavyweight Championship in 2004 at the Royal Rumble in a Last Man Standing Match. Nothing would be settled in that match once it became a draw.
Triple H and Shawn Michaels met two more times in the next months, once at Wrestlemania XX in a Triple Threat Match and again in a Triple Threat Match at Backlash.
In June of 2004 at Bad Blood, Triple H and Shawn Michaels ended their long and historic feud inside a Hell in a Cell Match.
After 47 minutes of enduring pure hell, Triple H, after hitting three Pedigrees got the victory over Shawn Michaels to conclude their long rivalry.
Honestly, this feud is probably the most known in WWE's history. You aren't a wrestling fan if you do not know about the legendary McMahon and Austin feud.
This feud initially started back in 1997 where Stone Cold first Stunned the Boss on Raw after Austin had to relinquish the Intercontinental Title due to his neck injury. Ever since that first Stunner, McMahon and Austin has been butting heads.
Austin's and McMahon's feud would pick up again after Stone Cold became the WWE Champion at Wrestlemania XIV. From that point on in 1998, McMahon and Austin would battle nonstop night after night.
After screwing Austin time and time again, Austin would finally end his rivalry with McMahin in February of 1999 inside a solid Steel Cage Match. Austin would beat the bloody McMahon from pillar to post non-stop all throughout the match.
After the debut of the Big Show, it would be Stone Cold defeating Mr. McMahon in the Steel Cage Match to go on to Wrestlemania XV to meet The Rock for the WWE Championship.