The Best Pro Wrestling Rivalries of All Time

Here are 15 of the greatest wrestling rivalries of all time, from classic NWA feuds from the 1980s to more recent feuds that have headlined WWE programming today.

John Cena vs. Randy Orton

Whether it was their 2009 feud or their early 2010s rivalry that saw Cena trying to defeat the Authority-backed WWE champion Orton, there’s no denying the two had pure chemistry that harkened back to the in-ring relationship between the Rock and Steve Austin.

Mankind vs. The Undertaker

Their matches were brutal, hard-fought, and capitalized brilliantly on Foley’s penchant for taking ridiculously dangerous bumps.

Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels

While the two were still the best of friends off-screen, their continuous matches were the backbone of WWE’s Ruthless Aggression Era throughout the early to mid-2000s.

Hulk Hogan vs. “Macho Man” Randy Savage

With how popular they were among the WWE Universe, seeing the two go head to head was like watching Captain America face Iron Man, resulting in a match of epic proportions.

The Hardy Boyz vs. Edge & Christian

Each time they wrestled, you just knew these teams would go bigger and take drastically dangerous risks. It was unpredictable, it was chaotic, and it was exciting whenever they faced off.

Hulk Hogan vs. Ric Flair

Flair may have had better matches with the likes of Randy Savage during his tenure in WWE, but most fans tend to remember his rivalry with Hulk Hogan best about his first stint in the company.

Sting vs. the nWo

The matches between Sting and the nWo’s membership were only average at best, but the presence Sting commanded whenever he confronted the nWo from the WCW rafters was always a sight to behold.

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