which is the best feud and why in the last 15years?

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  1. quink987

    quink987 Well-Known Member

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    ok guys lets jump straight into it what do you reckon was the best feud and why?

    Bret Hart vs USA
    Stone cold Steve Austin vs Triple H
    The Rock vs Triple H
    John Cena vs Randy Orton
    Undertaker vs Brock Lesnar
    Kurt Angle vs Steve Austin
    Mankind vs The Rock
    Edge vs Undertaker
    Shawn Michaels vs Triple H

    for me Im going with The Rock/Triple H feud because their feud started in 1998 and went all the way to 2001 they had 2 out of 3 falls, ladder matches, Iron man matches, NO DQ matches, it was just a beauitful feud
     
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  2. HBKperfect23

    HBKperfect23 Well-Known Member

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    Bret Hart vs USA. The emotion was real.
    Austin/Hart brought Stone Cold to main event status. Austins obession with beating Hart was one of my favorite times in Austins carrer. Not to mention the classic WM13 match.
    Michaels/Hart is the greatest one on one feud in history. 97 is when it was at its hottest. The promos were as real as can be. I consider this to be the angle that started the attitude era.
    Hart started the Hart Foundation, the most underrated stable of all time. The classic flag match raw in Halifax, Heart and Soul: The feud with Taker, Owens first singles title run, Pillman in the WWF, Shamrock in the WWF. Great time to be a wrestling fan.

    Although its not on the list my 2nd and 3rd places would go to:
    Austin/Rock
    WWF vs Alliance
     
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  3. Ekh

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    To me It's Kane and Taker which began in 97 when kane debuted, it was a unique feud and a unique storyline. and the feud continued on and off through the years, they'd clash at times.
     
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  4. Natural Selection

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    Best feud in the last 15years IMO has to be Austin V Rock. Headlined WM three times with each match being as good if not better then the last, plus you have to believe there is some legitimate heat between the two as one is almost never willing to play second fiddle to the other. So to me this is easily Austin v Rock. My number two would be either HHH v Rock or Undertaker v HBK hard to say though.
     
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  5. Mengaone

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    For me it's Austin vs Mcmahon. It was a feud that sort of defined the attitude era, it certainly helped push Austin to legend status and it made Vince a credible threat to anyone on the roster. I'm sure if it wasn't for his feud with Austin, including the matches they had we wouldn't have seen Vince against, Shane/Hogan/Bret to name a few.

    It did the business for them both and it was epic.
     
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  6. Fansince1992

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    Austin Vs Vince

    Never before had we seen a Superstar say FU to the boss.

    This fued lasted a number of years, It really bought out the best in Stone Cold. I enjoyed it mostly because Vince not being a Full on Pro Wrestler still managed to create a great experience for the viewers.

    HHH hit the nail on the head last year when he said something interesting to CM Punk during a Promo. He said "Vince would take a beating , because it was good for Business" Vince's beatings at the hands of Austin really made Austin shine back then.

    Other than this fued i really enjoyed the grudge between Sting and Hogan. Hogan had heel turned and was the leader of the nWo. I remember a particular segment when Hogan was in the ring with Nash and other members of the nWo. It was the days of Sting and his Black Trenchcoat, wielding a Black Baseball Bat gimmick. Hogan and Co. were bad mouthing about Sting. Sting entered the ring (Bat in Hand) and tossed the bat to Hogan. The crowd went nuts!
     
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  7. NotoriousMEAT

    NotoriousMEAT TWITTER: @Son_Broku

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    Greatest rivalry of the last 20 years..
    Stone Cold Steve Austin vs The Rock, no debate! (I'd consider Stone Cold vs Vince)

    It was the top two guys, the two most charismatic guys, and they carried the company for years! The fact that they headlined 3 Mania's over a 5 years span is baffling. How many people here would be into three John Cena vs Randy Orton WrestleMania matches? I'm not saying anything bad about Cena or Orton... they're just not at that level. And that's the point. Austin vs Rock was and still is at such a level, that it's been almost a decade since they last met.. and I still get goosebumps when I watch their WrestleMania promo packages. They were bigger than wrestling.
     
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  8. SSJPhenom

    SSJPhenom The Phenom of WZ

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    Oh come now. The best feud over the last 15 years has to be Austin vs. Rock.

    During the late 90's and early 00's these two men were the absolute best in the business. From talking on the mic and their in ring work. There were no sports entertainers better then these two back then.

    Their rivalry was so good that they headlined three different 'Manias together. The first on at 'Mania 15 kind of sucked ass; however, the second and third ones were masterpieces. When they were together, they always entertained and they left us many a great moment between the two.

    I honestly think that Austin vs. Rock is the greatest rivalry of all the times.
     
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  10. The Living Receiver

    The Living Receiver Certified Nobody

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    Well cutting it off at 1997 does force me to ignore Micheals and Hart, as there feud was circling the drain in '97', which is a shame because I think a very strong arguent can be made for the intense and "fourth wall" breaking feud between those two as being one of the best and most heated (not to mention divisive) feuds in wrestling history.

    I am also forced to forego the very real hatred that spent two years brewing between Taz and Sabu in ECW. A feud in which the two performers took many blatant liberties with one another and never really even went away until Taz left the company in 1999. Also a shame that I have to leave this one off.


    Now if we are asking ourselves what feud has drawn best in the last 15 years, then clearly feuds such as Austin/Rock, Triple H/Foley and HBK/Austin would be front runners in any discussion, but were they really the most well executed, the most intense or the most entertaining feuds of this time period?
    Instead of injecting the usual responses I am sure people have already provided, I am going to list a few that may have gone a bit under the radar.


    1. Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar (2003)
    Clearly not the biggest draw ever, but it pitted two of the greatest pure
    wrestlers ever in a lengthy feud that culminated with an absolute in ring
    classic at Wrestlemania (botched shooting star press notwithstanding).


    2. CM Punk vs. Rey Mysterio (2010)
    This feud gave you everything in the way of tension building and in ring
    performance. Punk was at the heaight of his Straight edge messiah
    and Rey was the perfect unassuming target. I still remember that show
    when Punk forced Mysterio to flee the ring for the sake of his family,
    ending with Punk reciting the most haunting rendition of "Happy Birthday"
    ever sung.


    3. Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho (2008)
    Two of the best ever gave us something special for about six months
    that year. Jericho actually carried the feud for me because of the way
    he completely changed himself to not become that typical "cool" heel that plagues wrestling today, but to become a man who would be universally
    despised and disdained, the way a heel should be. The in ring work is obvious with these two, but the outside the ring work really made this feud special to me.
     
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  11. SinCityBlitz

    SinCityBlitz Crossface Chickenwing

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    If I have to pick from that list I go with Bret vs USA. I fucking loved how Bret was cheered like hell one week while being booed out of the building the next.

    But if I had to pick my own it has to be nWo vs WCW. That was one of the biggest feuds ever.
     
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  12. PunkTruster91

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    Hands down, Vince McMahon vs Steve Austin
    Changed the entertainment aspect of WWE as we know it. good feud.
     
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  13. The Eighties

    The Eighties Forward Thinking Nostalgist

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    Shawn Michaels vs Chris Jericho in 2008; perfectly booked as two equals, a storyline that injected real life into it's fabric giving it a true emotion most wrestling lacks these days. The progression of the feud made sense and the promos + match quality and variety were all top class, both guys came out of the feud looking even bigger stars than they already were.
     
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  14. GCB

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    Would agree with that completely. Despite being a fan of Michaels, that was when I really got back into Jericho - I'd never really taken to heel Jericho before when he turned in 2001. Those were stellar matches back in 2008 and I was so excited by the idea of the Ladder Match - was like a big kid again. IIRC, the Ladder Match wasn't as great as I expected (I was judging by HBK vs. Razor in 1994 and Jericho vs. Benoit in 2001 and thought they'd be amazing together) but it was still excellent.

    Stone Cold vs. Vince McMahon wins hands down - not my favourite but it changed the business so much. The subsequent WM17 turn from Austin was so shocking because of the feud before it. It's a shame that heel turn went down in front of Austin's home town as it lost it's impact on the night as the Texans kept cheering for him. My personal favourite - other than the afore mentioned Y2J and HBK feud - would be Punk and Cena last year. For a few weeks, wrestling became magical and unpredictable again. It was frustrating when the WWE rushed Punk back and then dropped the ball with it but for a few weeks, that feud excited me again.
     
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  15. theBec2101

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    WCW vs WWE the Minday Night Wars.

    thats when wrestling was at its best. they had to make their own feuds within the company great cause there was real feud and power struggle going on for ratings and personel.
     
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  16. Last Outlaw

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    SCSA vs The Rock from late 1997-2003 is the best rivlary I've ever seen. It's really flawless no matter how you look at it since it had several great matches, the build up to those matches was tremendous and it really made you anticipate and look forward to the match itself. There's a perfect blend of entertainment, intensity and hatred between the two. I'm also a fan of rivalries that extend over the years like this one did.

    Here's a brief description for each time they feuded:

    - Their whole interaction in late 1997 over the IC title. Austin was over big at the time and above working the midcard at this time but this feud helped The Rock establish further as a heel. I remember the match at DX: IYH; it was far from a classic but had some cool spots involving the N.O.D members and the truck. Later, Austin handing over the IC title to The Rock only to stun him and throw the belt into the river the next week. They were also the final two at the Rumble in 1998 and it was clear they were going to cross paths again.

    - Their next feud came during the period The Rock was the corporate champ heading into WM 15. Austin was over big in this time period and Rock was over too, people were still cheering for him despite being a heel and it was obvious they were the top two in the company at the time. Austin crashing the scene with the beer truck, cutting a great promo and giving the beer bath on the RAW before WM 15 is one of my favorite moments. They had a solid match at WM and continued to feud until Backlash. There was a funny segment with Rock throwing Austin's smoking skull belt into the river along with Austin himself while Austin crushed The Rock's limo the next week. This was a heated rivalry that blended entertainment with a high level of intensity and aggression between the two. Their match at Backlash was great but that resulted the end of the feud since Rock turned face the next night.

    - Their next feud from the night after No Way Out to WM 17 is the best one since it featured the best build up as well as the best match between the two and it's no surprise why WM 17 had such a HIGH domestic buyrate. This match is a classic, the build is a classic and the end result is a shocking swerve with the heel turn. There's a great, serious interview with the two conducted by JR, some heated segments and they really sold the feud well. They didn't really feud for the rest of the year but they did lock horns at Rebellion, had that singing segment before 2001 SvS and were the final two in the winner take all (WCW/WWF) match.

    - Their last feud is based on Rock having never beaten SCSA at WM and has some entertaining segments like The Rock's first ever concert. The match is great despite Austin being in poor condition and The Rock's over the top antics make the match much more entertaining and certainly a classic. It was a fitting end to a great rivalry.
     
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  17. stevieg786

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    The Rock vs Stone Cold

    two of the greatest ever, untouchable feud.
     
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  18. JakeAdams

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    I think the best feud of the last 15 years is Vince Russo vs. the fans/internet. This has provided more shoot interviews, comments, internet death threats. Every time you heard that he was going to be working for tna you cringed. Vince Russo, must have spent nights thinking, "how can I be worse than ole anderson, bill watts and dusty rhodes". Well he did it! His name will be synonymous with the hate till he dies. Best feud ever!
     
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  19. Wrestlemania 20-0

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    i'am not fan of Brock Lesnar but i'm recognized the great feud between him and Angle.
    Monstruous rivality with the spectacular Iron man match win by Brock 5 to 4.
    it has engendred the debut of an long series of PPV for Brock culminate with the demolition of Hogan to passed with his famous duel with The phenom.
     
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  20. AwesomeRko

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    Rock vs Stone Cold in my opinion the best fued of all time between two of the top 3 icons in history. It had everything some of the greatest promo work ever, the biggest crowd reactions, divided opinions culminating in 3 absolutely incredible matches at Wrestlemania. Absolutely epic.
     
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  21. Jericho-79

    Jericho-79 Hart & Soul

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    Austin vs. Vince by far

    It gave people who hate their bosses/teachers an escape. There's nothing more appealing than an angle centering around an antihero being pit against a boss from hell.
     
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  22. HitmanFan4ever

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    i would have to say austin/mcmahon also basically because thats the rivalry that ended up making the rock. his siding with mr mcmahon is what shot the rock to superstardom and started the great austin/rock rivalry
     
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  23. Trill Co$by

    Trill Co$by Believes in The Shield!

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    Screw the list... I'm going with a feud that innovated Tag Team wrestling and made it a pinnacle that still hasn't been reached to this day.

    Hardyz vs. Dudley Boys vs. Edge & Christian.

    I'm not the greatest Attitude Era fan, but this match DEFINED tag team wrestling in that period's days, and it was a great reason to why I became such a big time Edge fan. The memorable and countless Ladder matches, table matches, and even the infamous TLC matches. Not to mention, the build ups and the charisma all three teams oozed over the years. It was the reason why I wanted to enter wrestling as a tag team wrestler.... and it was perfect.
     
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  24. Peoples_Champ

    Peoples_Champ Bra & Panties match winner & NEW...

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    I would have to say Hart v. HBK. That had a real feeling of hate and animosity that works simply just don't get. It's a shame this never continued to WM, the intended destination, because they would have had an awesome rematch.

    Something more modern - the feud that brought me back into wrestling, CM Punk v. Vince McMahon. It was thrilling for the short period of time it was going on. Punk got cheered for making VKM apologize and bringing up ice cream bars, leading to the match with Cena at MITB. It really was an interesting few weeks.
     
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