Thursday, February 10, 2011

Best Wrestling Feuds




Decided to do a blog about best feuds ever in wrestling. Probably one or two surprises on here but the videos alone are worth a looksie. A lot of great feuds over the years in wrestling but these are the ones that stuck out to me the most.


15. Jerry Lawler vs. ECW
This one had a lot of heat and that's why it worked. Lawler really felt the things he said about ECW which made this feud even more awesome. Plus the ECW "invasion" of RAW and Lawler's "invasion" of ECW as well as Tommy Dreamer's attack on USWA made this a tri-fed feud of awesome proportions.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-UealwXerk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jz5tbVoDWrY&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW9slrI03ho&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWOO0M9YSAw&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WShsSnZsfzM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i62l1n19gs&feature=related


14. Roddy Piper vs. Hulk Hogan
Another feud that had a lot of heat. This feud led to WrestleMania I which was instigated by Piper antagonizing Hogan leading into Mania. Also set up the Mr. T/Piper and Piper and Orton/Orndorff and Hogan feuds as well. This would've been ranked higher if it weren't for their WCW feud that was rather horrid as well as the "Mr. America" storyline.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdTr0gb_GHw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX35ob7njrY&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtwQpCbZZpY&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPgUT0Y64Mg&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f989-3Qu6f0&feature=related


13. Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker
The top ranked feud on the list from the last five years. Nothing else in recent times, save for the Nexus stuff, even warrants being mentionned, compares to these two and the matches that they had. Their feud in late 1997-early 1998 was also very good too which played a factor in this. Their final two matches were two of the best matches of all time which is why this feud made the list.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUAkUZZAINI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=576K4TV_6Tc&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ruG2AsxL3M&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALwTEBuvFHc&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykTZpCUV2Oc&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbXbicKa2HU&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igIBnzeZLIM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnMSm3Mj1ng&feature=related


12. Andre the Giant vs. Hulk Hogan
The feud that set up the biggest WrestleMania of all time, WrestleMania III. Andre the Giant was suspended from the WWF by Bobby Heenan and then he came back in January of 1987. Andre and Hogan got some trophies on Piper's Pit. Andre shows up with Heenan and challenges Hogan. It led to the bodyslam heard round the world as well as the twin referees angle.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekhFIliHyqE&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLsO9LxT7lE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7boj7T22_9g&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCQ6MqIFb6o


11. Sting vs. Hulk Hogan and the nWo
Sting leaves after no one believes him that he isn't in the nWo and doesn't wrestle for a year but instead takes on the nWo all by himself before finally beating Hogan for the WCW World Title at Starrcade 1997.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dit0sfMCYpI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdV0_14DwqM&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wArMyvu9S3U&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOCY0H-i030&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkbp-AyDDZs&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lw6Hhtr2Y8s&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tcuq2-0Qu6o&feature=related


10. Tommy Dreamer vs. Raven
A feud that started at Summer Camp when they were 12 led to the demented sociopathic cult leader outcast known as Raven coming to ECW to get revenge on the popular jock friend of his known as Tommy Dreamer. Tommy Dreamer didn't beat him for three years and it just instigated the feud as well as all of Raven's cronies getting involved. Beulah McGillicutty, the fat girl from camp who was rejected by Dreamer, also was a major part of this feud. Good stuff.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9uKz9biU4A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQLp0xVV_TY&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfuipNHEMAk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0m4mz-zMc9g&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLb7v8A1lVQ&feature=related


9. Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart
These two hated each other both on camera and in real life. That was what made this feud even more awesome. Plus the matches were great as well as the on-camera heat when they were giving promos about each other.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S_xKv5lOyA&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEOfcwy7f8s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVbSgyw2Mx8&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1xZnTpnA04&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUdzPE0PbhA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP9V83XnYtI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx0hxWntouQ&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i3xpl3g1mo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wWOZ08YsNM


8. Undertaker vs. Mankind
Another good feud with Taker, this time against the demented Mankind. These two played off of each other very well and had some of the most out of control matches of all time including the famous Hell in a Cell match as well as the first Boiler Room Brawl.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDJSmr5A5T0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_attxGoicVM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc_7eocmclw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPsO2l0K6Nw&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYcCDx2PyoM&feature=related


7. Ric Flair vs. Sting
The feud that would never die. These guys fought for years and years. Nothing would stop these two from fighting until the nWo showed up and changed everything.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmBFZqZ4d4Y
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPmhkHcaKJs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHCUObqSslA&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfHFVPAS_Ps&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd5rzIwdVcE&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32tBf0aMa8o&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HKfk6hw_x4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oug7-zaKZHQ&feature=related


6. Jerry Lawler vs. Andy Kaufman
I'm sure this one will get some heat for being up so high but the impact it had both culturally and on the business is the reason for it. This had major heat and the Letterman stunt was one of the greatest moments in wrestling history.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JrQhsAGSK0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGij4RgqLY8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKqiLCtF8I8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP7etU1qKPw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eljaaMHwIXY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8HawpA_UfM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4eiq1TQEQE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orm7V42QeCk


5. Jake Roberts vs. Randy Savage
The famous "cobra angle" came out of this feud. Macho Man got bit on the arm by a cobra and Jake slapped Elizabeth. Yeah, this feud was awesome.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN-Db5hz9ws
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JrQhsAGSK0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z7mp4GK4Fg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SINtOMUECLo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaDxp_NV34s&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPT9WV4BKoU


4. Steve Austin vs. The Rock
One of the best feuds of all time. These guys could talk and have excellent matches on a regular basis. These were the two biggest stars of the late '90's-early 2000's for a reason.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RA6e9UrbrY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2MT2tgigvY&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk2bDiXDezI&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rczcIhZYdQU&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFzvuLzZBGc&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAE1eqjRF4M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4Vu3h7frnI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8c8HGQ8TCY&feature=related


3. nWo vs. WCW
This was one of the wildest feuds of all time. The Outsiders arrive then Hogan turns heel and the rest is history. It was an invasion complete with gang style attacks, taggings, and all out brawls.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9W22LXDLvw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EAbDyBu0DU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELpZgtq9BhY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOOtN0zLYUA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTjaUAdrzH8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h4EX9DbSEo


2. Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart
This was one of the most awesome feuds in wrestling history. TONS of heat, great matches, and both men were faces and heels during its run.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpgRZDaegsw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4agYHH8BJM&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp4SJdKZ4RM&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA0rjMTBbG0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb6nPuBHjGM&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS79JeGkYAw&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKnt-WRK_jE&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84ENxEQioLg&feature=related


1. Steve Austin vs. Vince McMahon
The end all be all of wrestling feuds. WWF/E boss Vince McMahon goes against his most troublesome employee Steve Austin. Best feud of all time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPphqts72a0&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD108dE8ASE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBPgVooE37U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rkNaFd5bys
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1LI89N2sAU&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFlaTMORIFY&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLxOFH_jlzI&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNv5C3hLK2s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u82_bqMRDiU&feature=related







Honorable Mentions: Randy Savage vs. Honky Tonk Man, Nation of Domination vs. Degeneration-X, Edge/Christian vs. The Hardy Boyz vs. The Dudley Boyz, Nation of Domination vs. Ahmed Johnson, Chris Benoit vs. Kevin Sullivan, Heenan Family vs. Hulk Hogan, Rockers vs. Brainbusters, Rick Rude vs. Jake Roberts, Jake Roberts vs. Ted DiBiase, Undertaker vs. Kane

2 comments:

  1. I'd throw Pillman v WCW, Lawler v Hart, Hart v Hart in there somewhere too, but that's just me. Plus, even though it wasn't a particularly long feud, Savage v Steamboat.

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  2. Pillman vs. Douglas was another one. Hart vs. Hart was pretty good too as was Steamboat/Savage.

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