- 05/07/2013, 05:13AM ET
..PCH// said 05/07, 05:13 AM
YOUR, top 3 favorite rivalries...
since i'm going with one of my favorites...
I'll have to go with Rick Rude and the Ultimate Warrior. Rude fought Warrior in many I-C title fights, and then later main-event'ed in the Summer Slam against him. Rude fought Warrior for the heavyweight strap in a steel cage. Summer Slam '90.
Bobby Heenen and the Warrior was a great saga.
Rude, he def. made the matches most of the time, but the Warrior's persona was a good luck against the lady stealer. lmao
No ****, but I'll never forget when Rude would pull out those tights with the kisses on the ****. lol
Formerly from Ewa PGH Fan said 05/07, 09:35 AM
I'm going with the rivalry that started it all for the WWF/E.
NO! Not SD Jones/Berry O, that's just be silly. ;^D
Hulk Hogan and Rowdy Roddy Piper!
Piper has said that without him there would be no Hulk Hogan and without this rivalry there wouldn't have been a WrestleMania 1 or at least it wouldn't have gotten over like it did. Even though Piper never won the title from Hogan this feud was what put the WWF over the top in the early to mid-80's and on the map. It led to the Rock and Wrestling connection that made the WWF mainstream in the 80's and made Hogan a household name. It also led to a major celebrity tie in and the mainevent for Mania 1 when Mr. T came to Hogan's aid against Piper, Cowboy Bob, and Mr. Wonderful.
Everyone wanted to see Hogan give the loudmouthed Piper his just deserts. And while Hogan did beat Piper, he never really gave Piper the the complete arse whipping he deserved. Piper's accompliaces weren't as lucky and usually took the beating Piper had comming, giving Piper a chance to slip away mostly unscathed. That is what kept this rivalry going and us watching for years. To bad thay can't do that today.
..PCH// said 05/07, 04:33 PM
not a bad pick at all.
Sting vs Hollywood Hulk Hogan.... obviously WCW is my next pick...
I know they've fought recently in the past couple years, in TNA. I actually watched it, sh8t sucked.
Sting vs Hulk Hogan was epic to say the least. You had Sting coming back from his layoff, as the Crow gimmick, what?! The rafters, the entrance music, totally fit Sting's character, it was a huge sell. Hogan, heel or not, really took over with the NWO, he re-invented himself better than any one has in pro wrestling history, arguably. Bash of the Beach! Hogan was the outsiders surprise partner, it was genius to say the least.
This is when WCW was beating the snot of the WWF. haha Everybody was watching Nitro for a reason, it gave you more at the time.
Formerly from Ewa PGH Fan said 05/08, 03:24 PM
I'm going EC 'Fn' W for my next favorite rivalry.
Raven and Tommy Dreamer.
I know some may not have heard of ECW, the small Extreme Wrestling Company out of Philly owned by Paul Heyman that could (that eventually was run into the ground by bad book keeping) but this feud rekindled my interest in Wrestling in the early/mid 90's when it was waning b/c WWF was horrible and WCW wasn't much better (at least until the NWO started in the latter part of the 1990's).
What made this feud so great was that Tommy always came so very very close to beating Raven but could just never (EVER) quit pulled off a victory. Except for one and only one time. This was also the feud that gave us the infamous line when Raven revealed that Tommy's girlfriend Beulah was cheating on him with Lei Loni Kai, "I'm hardcore, I'll take 'em both on."
Watching the underdog Dreamer come so close so often to beating Raven made me keep coming back for more to see if Tommy would FINALLY get a win over Raven. The fact that Tommy beat Raven just once also made this feud different and special. This feud like the Hogan/Piper fued also lasted for years and not months. Something they'd never do today!!!
..PCH// said 05/11, 06:10 PM
Rey Mysterio vs Dean Malenko
Top 2 cruiserweights ever, just my opinion.
Started nearly every Nitro off with a cruiserweight fight. The division was thick; Chavo Guerrero, Eddie Guerrero, Psychosis, Juventud Guerrera , Ultimo Dragon, and frkn Chris Jericho.
When Mysterio and Malenko went to head, magic happened inside of the ring. Rey Mysterio nearly single handedly brough Luche Libra to the mainstream in the United States. Malenko was more of a ring technician & grappler, but I def. saw the dude hit a moonsault from the back ropes.
These two helped WCW beat out WWF in the ratings. The Nwo wasn't the only thing in WCW at the time. Lets get that quite clear.
Mysterio and Malenko competing was spot on. Both wrestlers times each other greatly, and as a fan, you never knew what they were about to do next.
Formerly from Ewa PGH Fan said 05/13, 11:51 AM
Despite first considering Race and Flair from the NWA, I'm going with 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin and Vince McMahon as my 3rd choice.
This is rivalry was the highlight of the Attitude Era in the WWF in the late 1990's for me.
Who doesn't want to beat the crap out of their boss every now and then? But in real life we rarely, if ever get that chance. Unless we want to be fired very very quickly! Stone Cold did this very thing many times for all of us when he took on his boss, Mr. McMahon and his minions. It is impossible to mention all the great moments this rivalry gave us in this limited space, but these are some of my favorites:
The beer bash, Dr. Stone Cold visits Vince in the hospital and beats him with a bed pan, and the numerous vehicles Stone Cold used to get past security and into the ring to beat on Vince such as a Zamboni. This is also the feud that launched Mr. Socco for Mick Foley during that same hospital skit.
Stone Cold gave his boss, Vince the double bird we all wish we could give our boss and get away with it without being fired. This rivalry was the ultimate take this job and shove it up your arse for all of us stomped on employees!!!
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