If you grew up in Pakistan, you should know that wrestling, WWE in particular was a really huge deal back in the day. As adults most of us have not only stopped watching it but also look down upon wrestling as a whole. To each his own I guess, but wrestling was a formidable part of our childhood.
So as a throwback to the yesteryears, here are some of the most noteworthy WWE story arcs that made our childhood worthwhile:
1. The Undertaker Vs The Undertaker
Whats better than one Undertaker ? Two Undertakers. You know whats better that that ? Both Undertakers going head to head with one another.
2. Shawn Micheals Vs Stone cold
This is one of the defining moments of what came to be known as ‘The attitude era’ of wrestling. Following this match WWE went into the more edgy stuff, frequently incorporating profanities and sexual themes. In fact you could say that most Pakistani learned to swear in English from wrestling during this time.
3. The Rock Vs Stone Cold
The Rock and Austin went head to head with one another a lot of times during their carers. However perhaps the most memorable of their battle was at Wrestlemania X7 wherein Austin turned villain for the first time. Not only was the match solid but the whole build-up and story was filled with emotion. And lets not forgot the theme song with Limp Bizkit’s My Way for the PPV.
4. Edge and Christian Vs Hardy Boyz Vs Dudley Boyz
Whenever you put all these tag teams inside one ring, the result was pure magic.
5. The Rock Vs Triple H
There feud from 1999 to 2000 is also one of the most bitter rivalries in wrestling. The both went on to achieve great success after their feud ended with the Rock going on to Hollywood while Triple H took charge of the company.
6. The Rock Vs Hulk Hogan
Icon vs Icon, how can you go wrong with it. Both were stars of their respective eras, and as such a match of this magnitude was always imagined by fans up until it finally came true in 2001 at the grandest stage of them all, Wrestlemania.
7. WWE Vs Alliance (WCW & ECW)
Man this went on for months when wrestlers from both WCW and ECW invaded WWE. The final showdown basically had teams from both sides going head to head with ownership of the company hanging in the balance.
8. The Rock Vs Brock Lesner
Brock Lesner seemingly came out of no where and wrecked shit up. At Summerslam 2002 he defeated The Rock who was att he top of his game back then without breaking a sweat.
9. Brock Lesner Vs The Undertaker
Once again with only a few months in his career Brock Lesner was taking down everyone without stopping. The Next Big Thing as he was being dubbed back then fought the Undertaker and made the Deadman bleed.
10. Stonecold Vs Vince Mcmahon
The main reason this is one of the most popular story arcs of all time is because everyone fantasizes about giving their boss a can of whoop-ass from time to time.
11. Triple H Vs Shawn Micheals
Shawn Micheals returned to in ring action in 2002 after being out with a back injury for three years. Immediately following his return he went on to form a bitter rivalry with one of his best friends Triple H. The rivalry went on four four years until the two joined forces and regrouped as D-Generation X.
12. Shawn Micheals Vs The Undertaker (2009,2010)
Man the two times these guys faced each other at Wrestlemania are one of the best matches of all time. The last time they faced each others in 2010 eventually ended in Shawn Micheals getting retired.
13. John Cena Vs Edge
This was one of the most entertaining and action filled feuds of its time mainly since both men had just arrived in the main event scene. Cena had just became Champion and was the top face of the company while Edge a villain had fully transitioned from being a tag team wrestler to a full fledge singles superstar.
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