WWE All Stars: 25 All-Time Matchups We'd Love to See, But Won't
There have been some classic matches that we have seen over the many years in the WWE. Some that come to mind are Rock vs Austin at Wrestlemania, Shawn Michaels vs The Undertaker in the first ever Hell In A Cell, and all the way back to Hulk Hogan vs. Andre The Giant.
We have also lost a great amount of superstars too early, some who were still in their prime. Mostly due to drugs, others just natural aging, one even due to a mistake on the part of WWE (Owen Hart). But their memories will live on forever.
In this article I am going to give to you 25 different match ups that we would love to see but never will, I'm going to keep the writing to a minimum, and just let your imaginations run wild on what these matches might look like.
However, in each one I will declare a winner, and at the end of the article you can comment and let me know whether you agree, or disagree, and if there are some matches I've left out that you think people would want to see but never will, I'd love to hear them.
Also these will be in no particular order, because there is always one match that people are going to want to see more than another, and there would just be too much disagreement, if you feel you want to rank them in some kind of order that's fine though, opinions are always welcome.
I apologize in advance for the pictures, I'm not a Photoshop genius like some people are.
Thank you and as always, enjoy!
25. Andre the Giant vs. the Big Show
Andre The Giant perhaps one of the greatest giant wrestlers of his day, and then you have The Big Show who is perhaps the greatest giant wrestler of his day.
To see these two superstars collide would be a match among the ages, but unfortunately Andre The Giant died back in 1993 so this match will never come to be.
However if these two were to ever face off, I think Andre would come out with the win.
24. The Great Khali vs. Giant Gonzalez
The two biggest men ever to step foot in a wrestling ring, Great Khali standing at 7'3 and Giant Gonzalez standing at 7'7; it would be a clash of the titans.
Though the two are so huge they can't really wrestle all that well, it would still be an amazing matchup to see these two go at it.
In the end, though, I see Giant Gonzalez coming out with the win.
23. The Ultimo Dragon vs. Sin Cara
Perhaps two of the greatest masked wrestlers ever. The Ultimo Dragon is a legend and has won titles all around the world. We have seen him in WCW wrestle some great matches against the people like Rey Mysterio, Eddie Guerrero and some of the other cruiserweights.
Sin Cara showcased his skills on Raw this past Monday in a match against Primo Colon; these two put on a great match and Sin Cara just amazes you with some of his moves.
To see these two go out it would be a match for the ages, but the WWE already has too many superstars and they didn't use him right back in 2003-04, so there is no chance that the Dragon would come back to WWE.
This is a tough one though, if I had to guess, I'd say Ultimo Dragon comes out on top with the win.
22. Awesome Kong vs. Chyna
Awesome Kong is one of the strongest, most dominant women ever to wrestle; she has competed numerous times in Japan and was a multiple-time TNA Women's champion.
Chyna was so far the most dominant woman ever to enter the WWE. She was the first ever woman to enter The Royal Rumble and first ever female IC Champion. she is also a former WWE women's champion.
Awesome Kong has yet to debut in WWE and Chyna, well, she ruined her shot at ever going back to the WWE when she did that porno tape, plus I doubt with how high up HHH is becoming in the company he would let her back in anyway.
In a match, Chyna might have the strength advantage, but Kong has better wrestling skills, so I'd say Kong hits the Awesome bomb for the win.
21. The Rock vs Yokozuna
One of the most dominant wrestlers of the early 90's, Yokozuna fought the likes of The Undertaker to Bret Hart and even Stone Cold Steve Austin.
The Rock dominated the late 90's and early 2000's and electrified millions AND MILLIONS of fans.
The Rock and Yokozuna were actually cousins in real life, unfortunately with Yokozuna having died in 2003 this is yet another match we will never see.
In this match, I see it going back and forth but Mr. Fuji interferes throwing salt in The Rock's face and The Rock gets put down with the Banzai drop!
Winner - Yokozuna.
20. The Godfather vs the Pope D'angelo Dinero
The Godfather is a decorated WWE superstar. He has had many gimmicks from Papa Shango, to Kama, then Kama Mustafa, The Godfather, and The Goodfather when he joined Right To Censor. He had successful runs as an IC and Tag Team Champion.
The Pope started out in the WWE on ECW as Elijah Burke, forming a tag team with also debuting Sylvester Terkay. The two tagged for about six months before Terkay was released from his contract.
It was then he became a singles wrestler and eventually formed the New Breed, then once the group disbanded he wouldn't be really involved in much.
Once he made his debut in TNA as The Pope is when his career really started picking up; though so far, he hasn't won any titles.
With The Godfather leaving the wrestling business, and now owning a strip club called Cheetah's, there is no possible way this match would ever happen. If he would ever come back, though, it would be to the WWE, so it still wouldn't happen.
I see this match not even getting started and The Pope takes the Godfather's hoes which he would always offer his opponents if they would forfeit the match, giving him the win.
Winner - Godfather.
19. Ultimate Warrior vs. Batista
Batista came into the WWE as an enforcer of sorts for D'Von Dudley and went by the name Deacon Batista. After splitting up from him he went on to join forces with Ric Flair then Evolution.
After Evolution disbanded, he went on to lead a very successful singles career winning both World and WWE Heavyweight and Tag Team Titles multiple times.
The Ultimate Warrior was a rising star back in the 80's and was the first ever superstar to hold both IC and WWE Heavyweight title at the same time. Also being the first person to ever beat Hulk Hogan cleanly is a pretty huge accomplishment.
If these two superstars were ever to go at it though, I don't see The Warrior coming out with a victory, as these days, unless you look like Yokozuna, a "Big Splash" is lucky to get a two count let alone be a finishing maneuver.
Winner - Batista.
18. Jay Lethal vs Macho Man Randy Savage
Jay Lethal first entered TNA with no real gimmick, it wasn't until Kevin Nash started the X Division Clinic, that we first got a glimpse of his talent to act like the Macho Man.
That would eventually lead to the whole Black Machismo gimmick. Lethal is a six time X division champion and one time tag champ.
The Macho Man Randy Savage is a legend in the wrestling business, he came to the WWE back in the 80's and rose quickly up the ranks.
Savage has feuded with the likes of The Ultimate Warrior, Hulk Hogan, and other big superstars. He has won pretty much every major title there is to win in the wrestling business.
With Macho Man retired, and the Black Machismo gimmick now dropped, this will never come to be. If these two did face off though the Macho Man would win simply because of his weight and experience advantage.
Winner - Macho Man Randy Savage.
17. Chris Jericho vs Bret Hart
Chris Jericho is an amazing superstar, becoming the very first undisputed champion by beating The Rock and Stone Cold all in one night. He also holds the record for most IC title reigns in the history with nine.
Bret Hart is one of the greatest superstars in wrestling history his iron man match with Shawn Michaels will go down as one of the greatest matches ever. Hart's wrestling ability, along with his mic skills, led him to become one of the greatest WWE Champions ever.
Jericho was trained in the Hart dungeon so that would make this match extra interesting. If Bret Hart was back in his prime and they had the match today, I'd have to give the win to Jericho via Walls Of Jericho.
Winner - Chris Jericho.
16. Taz vs. Samoa Joe
The Human Suplex Machine against The Samoan Submission Machine.
As we all know, Samoa Joe spent some time in ROH before going to TNA, where he has been ever since. He bases allot of things he does off of Tazz, in fact he brought Tazz into TNA as the guy who was telling Joe what to do during the whole Nation Of Violence gimmick.
Taz made his debut in ECW as the Tazmaniac; he had long hair, it was crazy, His name was eventually shortened to just Taz and he cut his hair to look like the Taz we all know and love today.
Taz was one of the best wrestlers in ECW and he eventually went to WWE where he beat Kurt Angle ending his undefeated streak in his very first match.
Taz is now too hurt to wrestle and has to settle for sitting in the announcer's chair, but If Taz were back in his ECW prime before he left for WWE and faced Joe from his Nation of Violence gimmick, I see Joe taking early advantage and dominating most of the match, but Taz catches Joe off guard with the Tazmission clinching a victory.
Winner - Taz
15. HHH vs. Killer Kowalski
The man, and the man who trained the man best describes HHH and Killer Kowalski.
HHH is one of the greatest superstars to ever grace a WWE ring, he went from a blue blood, to a comedic heel/face in DX, to a complete bad ass who hits people with sledge hammers. He is a 13 time heavyweight champion and a definite future Hall of Famer.
Killer Kowalski is one of the great wrestlers from his era; this guy wasn't afraid to hurt people either. He was involved in more than his share of controversial incidents back in his day.
One incident that comes to mind is when he actually ripped off a part of Yukon Eric's ear off with a knee drop. This was of course an accident, but it just cemented his rep as a vicious heel who isn't afraid to maim his opponents.
He was also the first man to ever beat Andre The Giant in North America.
If these two were to go out it today with both in their prime, which for HHH would be a little before he got his first quad injury. I'd have to unfortunately go with Killer to win via tap out to The Claw.
Winner - Killer Kowalski
14. Superstar Billy Graham vs Jesse the Body Ventura
"Superstar" Billy Graham was one of those wrestlers whose career was actually personified more by his mic skills and gimmick than wrestling skills.
He helped influence superstars like Hulk Hogan, HHH, Scott Steiner and of course Jesse "The Body" Ventura. Hulk Hogan actually took his whole 24-inch pythons line from Billy Graham, who used to say he had 22-inch pythons.
He would always use poetry in his interviews much like Muhammad Ali, a classic example would be "I'm the man of the hour, the man with the power, too sweet to be sour. The women's pet, the men's regret. What you see is what you get. And what you don't see is better yet."
Jesse "The Body" Ventura pretty much based his entire career off Billy Graham. When Ventura could wrestle no more though, he went to commentary, and then eventually became Governor of Minnesota.
In a match if these two went at it today though I'd have to go with The Superstar, simply because he's the original.
Winner - Superstar Billy Graham.
13. Kane vs Diesel
The Big Red Machine against Big Daddy Cool, two huge superstars who are actually very similar. As I'm sure you already know, Kane was brought in as the fake Diesel, back after the real one had left.
Diesel was one of the great characters back in the 90's and had some great feuds with Bret Hart and The Undertaker. He is a multiple time WWE Heavyweight and Tag Team champion and holds the accomplishment with Shawn Michaels of holding the Tag Titles, Heavyweight title, and IC title all at once.
He would then go on to WCW to actually have even more success than he did in WWE.
Kane made his debut as Jerry Lawler's dentist Dr. Isaac Yankem DDS, he would later come in as the fake Diesel as I had mentioned earlier.
Neither of these gimmicks had much success though, it wasn't until he made his debut as The Undertaker's brother Kane that he gained mainstream success.
As Kane, he has held both the WWE and World Heavyweight title once each, and was a nine-time tag champ, and a two-time IC champ.
Now if these two were to face off, it would be back when Kane had his mask and when Nash was Diesel. That being said, Kane hits the tombstone for the 1,2,3.
Winner - Kane.
12. L.O.D. vs Team 3D
Perhaps two of the greatest tag teams ever in the business, there is nothing either of these teams have not accomplished.
Both have won tag championships in every company they've ever been in. To see these two go at it would be extraordinary. In the end, though, I see The Dudleys hitting the 3D, winning the match.
Winner - Team 3D.
11. Mr. Perfect vs the Miz
A guy who thinks he's perfect, vs. a guy who was perfect. The Miz thinks he is God's gift to wrestling, that he is better than everyone, can beat anyone, and is unstoppable.
Then you have Mr. Perfect, a guy who may have never won the WWE Championship but that doesn't make his career any less amazing. He is a multiple time IC Champion and personified perfection.
Mr. Perfect would be the perfect guy to put The Miz in his place (no pun intended), and if these two were to face off today for the WWE Championship, I see a complete squash ending with the Perfect plex for your new WWE Champion, Mr. Perfect.
Winner - Mr. Perfect.
10. Bill Goldberg vs Undertaker
This match would of course take place at Wrestlemania. The streak against the streak.
Goldberg has one of the longest streaks in wrestling with 173 wins and only one loss, which is very arguable but that's another story.
The Undertaker has never lost at Wrestlemania and is now 19-0. Many have fallen but none have been as dominant as Goldberg. If these two were to go at it now Undertaker would lose.
However for the sake of argument, I'll place Goldberg back in his WCW prime, and The Undertaker back in the his prime, probably the mid 90's. Undertaker wins after hitting Goldberg with three tombstone piledrivers.
Winner - Undertaker.
9. The Ultimate Warrior vs. Sting
These two superstars broke into the business together, but eventually went there two separate ways.
The Ultimate Warrior went to the WWE, while Sting went to WCW. Each superstar though has had much success in each of their careers.
Sting is a multiple time world champion having won the belt in every single promotion he ever wrestled in. He is probably the most famous superstar to have never wrestled for the WWE.
Warriors main claim to fame is beating Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania winning the WWE Heavyweight title being the first person to pin Hogan cleanly and also the first person to have ever held the IC and Heavyweight title simultaneously.
These two superstars have teamed together but never been opponents. Take these two superstars in their prime, I see Sting coming off with the win via Scorpion Death Lock.
Winner - Sting.
8. "Flying" Brian Pillman vs "Phenomenal" AJ Styles
Brian Pillman was a great wrestler before his car accident in 1996; he was a very agile wrestler.
AJ Styles, is a phenomenal wrestler, pun intended. He is one of the wrestlers who helped build TNA into the company it is today. His high flying and wrestling skills in general are just outstanding.
AJ Styles and Brian Pillman had very similar in-ring styles, Brain Pillman unfortunately died from heart disease back in 1997 before a PPV.
If the two were to go at it during Pillman's prime and AJ Styles today, I'd say AJ hits the Styles Clash for the win.
Winner - AJ Styles.
7. "Dashing" Cody Rhodes vs "Ravishing" Rick Rude
Cody Rhodes' "Dashing" gimmick is very similar to Rick Rude's gimmick. Rhodes thinks he is God's gift to women after being "kayfabe" voted the sexiest guy in the WWE by the Divas.
If Rick Rude was still alive and in his prime, I guarantee he would have something to say about it.
He would always come out and play off the ladies and do his little grinding thing he would always do.
Rhodes is currently wearing that face protector saying he is no longer "dashing" but grotesque. But if these two superstars were to go at it when Rhodes was, or once again becomes dashing, I see the two going back and forth, but in the end Rude hits the Rude Awakening for the victory.
Winner - Rick Rude.
6. AJ Styles vs. Shawn Michaels
AJ Styles and Shawn Michaels would be a match for the ages. These two superstars have the ability to put on a great match with anybody.
Michaels has done everything there is to do in wrestling except beat The Undertaker at Wrestlemania. Styles has done everything there is to do in TNA and is the first-ever superstar to win every belt TNA has to offer.
AJ has already been on here once, but if Michaels was back in his prime, I could see these two putting on a classic match.
I see AJ hitting the Styles Clash but Michaels kicks out, eventually leading up to a superkick with Michaels getting the win.
Winner - Shawn Michaels.
5. Mr. Perfect vs. the Undertaker
These two superstars unfortunately never had a chance to wrestle each other, much like with Goldberg this match would take place at Wrestlemania.
Since we already know what there is to need too know about these superstars ill just get right to it. Mr. Perfect starts out strong but The Undertaker keeps getting up, the two go back and forth for a while until Taker is getting ready to hit Perfect with the tombstone.
Bobby Heenan gets up on the apron and starts distracting the referee Mr. Perfect low blows The Undertaker hits him with the Perfect-plex and gets the 1,2,3! The perfect streak ended by the perfect man.
Winner - Mr.Perfect.
4. Ezekiel Jackson vs. Rob Terry
Not much too say about these two behemoths except that they are freakin' huge and to see these two go at it would be like Andre The Giant and The Big Show.
However, in the end, I see Rob Terry coming out with the victory, as I think he is more athletic and has better wrestling skills than big Zeke.
Winner - Rob Terry.
3. Kurt Angle vs. Bret Hart
Perhaps two of the greatest technically sound wrestlers of all time. Kurt Angle is a former Olympic gold medalist, and the only man ever to hold every single belt a company has to offer all at one time.
Bret Hart is also an outstanding superstar, and has won gold wherever he has chosen to go. He is a Hall of Famer and one of the best wrestlers the WWE has ever produced.
These two going at it would be a match for the ages, and 10 times better than Rock vs Cena, if Bret Hart was still in his prime, amazing!
For the first time ever in this article I can't predict a winner, I see these two wrestling to a draw.
Winner - None.
2. John Morrison vs. Buff Bagwell
These two have very similar gimmicks, the whole cut up, look how ripped I am, I'm better than you type of gimmick.
If these two were to go at it today, I see them having a pretty good match, Morrison probably hits Bagwell with a few good moves but I see him making a mistake by trying for Starship Pain.
Bagwell moves out of the way and when Morrison gets up, he is hit with the Buff Blockbuster.
The Prince of Parkour gets beaten by Buff Daddy, because he's buff and he is indeed the stuff.
Winner - Buff Bagwell.
1. Alberto Del Rio vs. "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase
Perhaps the only other man with more money than Alberto Del Rio is Ted DiBiase, The Million Dollar Man.
Alberto Del Rio hasn't been on the scene long but he sure has made an impact, winning his first-ever Royal Rumble and facing a future Hall Of Famer Edge for the World Title at his first-ever Wrestlemania.
Ted DiBiase is a Hall of Famer however. He has had some of the best vignettes ever in the WWE and has cut some of the best promos, the man even had his own million dollar belt made.
In a match I see Alberto Del Rio going for the arm breaker but getting caught and put to sleep in the million dollar dream, followed by a $100 bill stuffed in his mouth.
Winner - Ted DiBiase, The Million Dollar Man.