Great Wrestling Rivalries

Shamarie By Shamarie, 10th Jul 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This is a list of my random top five greatest wrestling rivalries.

Five Epic Rivalries In Pro Wrestling

Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels was a legendary rivalry in the WWE. These two superstars hated each other, which is perfect for a rivalry. In the 1990s, they battled for the WWE Intercontinental and World Championships. It really felt like a real-life soap opera and like in true Shakespeare fashion, ended in a tragedy. Their most famous match was the "Montreal Screwjob" at the 1997 Survivor Series. Shawn Michaels performed the Sharpshooter submission hold on Bret Hart. Earl Hebner, the referee, under orders from Vince McMahon, called for the bell to ring and ended the match even though Bret Hart had not submitted. Michaels was crowned the new WWE Champion. Bret Hart spat in Vince McMahon's face and destroyed WWE equipment. He soon departed from the WWE and joined WCW.

Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat was one of the greatest rivalries of the 1980s. These two legendary wrestlers put their blood, sweat, tears, and heart into their matches. I can watch their matches today and still will not be bored. My favorite match was their NWA Heavyweight Championship match at Wrestle War '89: Music City Showdown. It was one of the most entertaining and exciting wrestling matches ever. They raise the level of competition with their great performance. "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair beat Ricky Steamboat to win his sixth world title.

Hulk Hogan vs. "Macho Man" Randy Savage was an epic encounter. It began in the mid 1980s, but their most memorable encounter was at WrestleMania 5. Randy Savage was the WWE Champion at the time, and he was the most hated wrestler in the WWE after turning on his friend, Hulk Hogan. The two biggest superstars in the WWE during the late 1980s brought the best out of each other. Hulk Hogan defeated Randy Savage to become a 2-time WWE Champion.

"Stone Cold" Steve Austin vs. The Rock was arguably the biggest rivalry in WWE history. They were two of the biggest stars during the WWE's Attitude Era, and wrestling fans knew they were in for a treat when they faced off. Steve Austin and The Rock headlined the main event at three WrestleManias together, which were classics. Their match at WrestleMania 19 was my much loved. They impressed me with their energy and performance in that top caliber match. The Rock finally beat Steve Austin at "The Grandest Stage."

Hulk Hogan vs. "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff was the hottest rivalry in one of the biggest periods of pro wrestling. As a young boy, I remembered how shocked I was when Paul Orndorff turned on Hogan and piledrived him in the ring. It caught many wrestling fans by surprise. Hulk Hogan and Paul Orndorff sold out almost everywhere they wrestled. These two legendary superstars had great chemistry and delivered some of the most entertaining and exciting wrestling matches of the 1980s. Their most notable match was the "Big Event" on April 28, 1986 in Toronto, which drew over 76,000 fans. It was a classic match, and Hogan left still the champion.


Nwa, Pro Wrestling, Recreation, Rivalry, Rivals, Wwe

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I am a passionate writer from Harlem, New York. My expertise is creative writing and poetry. I enjoy expressing myself freely on paper and sharing my ideas with the world.

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