Top 10 Feuds in WWE History
In WWE we have seen some great feuds and some feuds we'd like to forget. We've had the privilege of seeing Austin vs McMahon, The Rock vs Triple H, and Bret Hart vs HBK. We've also had the misfortune of seeing some terrible feuds. These feuds changed the landscape of wrestling and made certain superstars into legends.
No. 10 Hulk Hogan vs Randy Savage
Around the time of Hogan's and Savage's feud they were two of the most popular wrestlers in the WWF. Savage and Hogan were known as the Mega Powers, with Savage as the WWF Champion. Around Summerslam 1988, the two had growing animosity because of Hogan's relationship towards Miss Elizabeth, Savage's on screen girlfriend. At the 1989 Royal Rumble Hogan accidentally eliminated Savage. When the two faced the twin towers in a tag match, Savage slapped Hogan after Hogan tried to get the tag. Savage proceeded to walk out on Hogan and Hogan had to win the match all by himself. Afterwards Savage attacked Hogan with his WWF Championship belt and thus their feud began. Hogan challenged Savage to a match at WM for Savage's WWF Championship, which Savage accepted. Much of their feud revolved around Savage trying to prove that Hogan was trying to steal Savage from him and Hogan trying to prove that he wasn't. At WM V Hogan defeated Savage for the WWF Championship, but their feud didn't end there. In the following months Savage would get a new manager, Sensational Sherri and team up Zeus. The two would face off at Summerslam against Hogan and Brutus Beefcake, with Hogan's team winning. The two would have a WM rematch on the Feb. 23 edition of The Main Event, which Hogan would win. This feud helped shaped Hogan's career and made Savage a definite main eventer in the WWF.
No. 9 Kurt Angle vs Brock Lesnar
In May 2002 Brock Lesnar arrived in the WWE, at this time however Kurt Angle was already a two time WWE Champion and had feuds with the likes of The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Triple H. Brock Lesnar made a name for himself by winning the 2002 King of the Ring and defeating The Rock at SS 2002 to win the WWE Undisputed Championship. After winning the 2003 RR Brock Lesnar proclaimed himself to be the new top superstar on SD!, which Angle didn't agree with. At WM 19, Angle and Lesnar faced off for the WWE Championship, which Lesnar won. After having neck surgery Angle returned in June and defeated Lesnar and Big Show for the WWE Championship. It seemed like Angle and Lesnar were friends but in actuality Lesnar was working with Vince McMahon in a plot against Angle. Angle defeated Lesnar at SS 2003 to retain his WWE Championship but lost it the following month to Lesnar in a match called the best in SD! history, a 60 minute iron man match on SD! After his lost Angle formed a five man team to face Lesnar's at Survivor Series 2003, with Angles team winning. This feud was one of the best feuds during the post-attitude era WWE and helped Lesnar's status as the top guy in the company. It also helped SD! be the No. 1 show.
No. 8 Kane vs The Undertaker
Kane and taker had their 1st feud in 1997 when Kane cost The Undertaker his hell in a cell match with HBK. Kane challenged Taker to various matches but Taker refused. Kane and Taker then formed a partnership, which culminated in Kane betraying Taker at RR 1998, and putting him in a casket and setting it on fire. The Two had a match at WM 14, that Taker won. The two then took part in the 1st ever inferno match, which Taker won. After teaming up and feuding with Austin in 1998. At judgment day 1998, Taker turned heel after he and paul bearer hit Kane with a steel chair. The last great feud of the Taker/Kane saga was Kane costing Taker a buried alive match against Mr. McMahon. Months leading to WM 20, Kane was haunted by Taker's antics and his gong. At WM 20 Taker defeated Kane. This feud helped Kane launch his career and made Taker one of the top wrestling stars of the 90's and 00's.
No. 7 Stone Cold Steve Austin vs Bret Hart
Coming off a huge win at the 1996 KOR, Steve Austin began taunting Bret Hart. The two had their first match at the 1996 Survivor Series, which Bret Hart won. Their feud continued and at the 1997 RR,Austin threw Hart over the ropes and won the match. At WM 13, Austin and Hart competed in one of the greatest matches in WWE/WWF history. This match turned Austin face and Hart heel. Hart and Austin's feud culminated at In your house 14, where Austin defeated Hart by DQ. This feud turned Austin from an up and coming wrestler to a full fledged main eventer. It also gave us wrestling fans one of the greatest moments and matches in wrestling history.
No. 6 Ric Flair vs Randy Savage
This feud featured one of the most cutting edge storylines in wrestling at the time. After winning the 1992 RR, Ric Flair was the WWF Champion. Randy Savage challenged Flair for the title at WM Eight. During this time Flair was heel, he taunted Savage by making allegations that he slept with Miss Elizabeth and claimed to have photos to prove it. After losing to Savage at WM, Flair and Mr. Perfect attacked Savage, injuring his knee. Flair used this to regain the WWF Championship. Flair teamed up with Razor Ramon and faced Savage and UW at Survivor Series 92, which ended in DQ. Even though Flair left the WWF a couple months later, his feud with Savage proved that he was the best in the business and one of the greats. This feud also helped Savage in his career.
No. 5 The Rock vs Triple H
The Rock and Triple H began feuding for the IC title in 1998, which led to one of the greatest ladder matches in WWE history. During this time both The Rock and Triple H were up and coming WWF stars. Their feud really peaked in 1999/2000. The Rock teamed up with Mankind to form The Rock n' Sock Connection. The two teamed up together on various occasions to face Triple H and DX. At the 2000 RR, The Rock won by last eliminating The Big Show. At Wm 2000, The Rock and Triple H competed in a fatal four way match for the WWF Championship, which saw Mr.McMahon betray The Rock and help Triple H retain the title. The Rock feuded with Triple H for the next couple of months over the WWF Championship which saw The Rock win at Backlash and KOR. Triple also won the WWF Championship at Judgment Day 2000 in an iron man match. In my opinion this feud was the best of The Rock's and Triple H's careers and made 2000 one of the greatest years in wrestling for the WWF/WWE.
No. 4 Hulk Hogan vs Andre The Giant
Billed as being Hulk Hogan's biggest challenge in his career, Andre The Giant was the 15 year undefeated wrestling force that many felt would end Hogan's title reign. After being presented a trophy from the WWF for being undefeated for 15 years, Hogan came out to congratulate Andre but Andre walked out on Hogan's speech. At WM Three, Hogan and Andre competed in front of a record breaking crowd. During the match Hogan slammed Andre in probably the greatest moment in wrestling history to retain his title. Without this feud the WWE would not as big as it is today and WM would not be the grandest stage of them all.
No. 3 Stone Cold Steve Austin vs The Rock
The two biggest wrestling stars of the attitude era and wrestling history. These began feuding in 1997 for the IC title. After The Rock stole Austin's IC title belt, the two faced off at DX:in your house, where Austin retained his title. The two began feuding again in 1999 after The Rock cost Austin the 1999 RR. After The Rock became the WWF champion by defeating Mankind their 1st match mania match was set at WM 15, where Austin won the match. Their feud continued as The Rock faced Austin again in a rematch at Backlash, where Austin retained. After being out of action for nearly a year Austin won the 2001 RR match. It was determined at No Way Out 2001 that The Rock would face Austin at WM 17, the build up to this match was the best I've ever seen and the match didn't disappoint. This match turned Austin heel and concluded the attitude era. When The Rock returned in July it was the Austin led Alliance vs the Rock led team WWF. The Rock won the match after Kurt Angle screwed Stone Cold. Finally in 2003 after nearly two years The Rock was heel and Austin was face again. They had their final match at WM 19, which was also Stone Cold's last match. The Rock won the match. This feud may not have been the main feud in either men's careers but it was great as a fan to watch the top two guys in the business square off time and time again.
No. 2 HBK vs Bret Hart
Shawn Micaeals and Bret Hart's first big match was at the 1992 Survivor Series for the WWF Championship, Hart won. These two competed at WM 12 in an iron man match, which went into sudden death. HBK won the match after hitting sweet chin music to win his first WWF Championship. Their feud led to one of the most controversial moments in wrestling history: The Montreal Screw Job. This feud turned HBK into a bonafide superstar and helped prove that Bret Hart was the best there was, best there is, and best there will ever be.
No. 1 Stone Cold Steve Austin vs Mr. McMahon
This feud made Austin the legend that he is and helped Monday Night Raw defeat WCW Monday Night Nitro in the ratings war. Stone Cold Steve Austin was every bosses nightmare: a beer drinking foul mouthed sob that did what he wanted, when he wanted, oh and he kicked the boss's ass any chance he got. This feud started after Austin won the WWF Championship at WM 14. McMahon didn't approve of Austin as the face of the company, which Austin didn't take too kindly. These two feuded over the next two years, which various superstars including The Rock, Triple H, The Undertaker, got involved in it. The turning point in their feud was Austin joining forces with McMahon. To many fans this ended the attitude era and the Austin/McMahon feud ended. No matter what show you watched WWF RAW or WCW Nitro you can not deny the fact that this feud was one of the most entertaining things to watch on TV.
. The Undertaker vs Stone Cold Steve Austin
. The Rock vs Mankind
. Bret Hart vs Owen Hart
. Mr. Perfect vs Bret Hart
. Randy Savage vs Ultimate Warrior
. Rick Rude vs Ultimate Warrior
. John Cena vs Edge
. HBK vs Triple H
. Hardy Boyz vs E&C vs The Dudley Boys
. HBK vs The Undertaker