Throughout the years, WWE fans have seen their fair share of fascinating feuds. On the other hand, WWE fans have also seen a large amount of dreadful quarrels. For every “Stone Cold” Steve Austin vs. The Rock or Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker, there’s a Ryback vs. [insert wrestler] feud. Then there are those feuds that have the potential to be entertaining but fail to deliver, such as when a tag team splits (cue Titus O’Neil and Darren Young). At the end of the day, it takes two to tango.
There are those dream feuds that wrestling fans never thought they’d see, and then there are dream feuds that wrestling fans will never see despite intense public interest. Here, we take a look at eight feuds in wrestling that are likely to take place and seven that, unfortunately, are unlikely to take place.
15. WILL HAPPEN: Seth Rollins vs. Triple H
Rollins versus Hunter looks like it’s practically inevitable for WrestleMania. Moreover, the two have been embroiled in a feud since August 29th, 2016, when Triple H delivered a Pedigree on Rollins and screwed him out of the WWE Universal Championship. However, The Game, who has quite the busy schedule (primarily related to his day job as a WWE Executive), hasn’t been seen on WWE programming since (with the exception of a backstage segment in which he greeted his wife, Stephanie McMahon). The groundwork has been set for this feud and with WrestleMania season just a little over three months away, the two will likely lock it up in the ring. Even if they do not give it a go at WrestleMania, the two will at some point as Rollins was Triple H’s prodigy.
14. WON’T HAPPEN: Daniel Bryan vs. Brock Lesnar
Prior to the 2014 Royal Rumble, Daniel Bryan said, “Facing Brock Lesnar is my ultimate dream match for WrestleMania 31. If you asked me right now what would be your ideal situation for WrestleMania 31, it would be wrestling Brock Lesnar for the WWE world heavyweight championship in the main event. I think Brock Lesnar is the ultimate monster. He is the beast, but I also think I’m the ultimate underdog. I think it’s something the fans want to see. I definitely want to see it. So that’s what I’m hoping for”.
With Bryan facing off against Lensar WWE would create the ultimate David versus Goliath story (aside from James Ellsworth facing Lesnar). WWE’s refusal to clear Bryan makes this nothing more than a pipe dream, but you can’t really blame them; they do not want any more incidents occurring, as well as avoiding any other potential lawsuits.
13. WILL HAPPEN: AJ Styles vs. Seth Rollins
The Man (a.k.a. the Architect, a.k.a. Seth Freaking Rollins) versus the Phenomenal One (a.k.a. the Face that Runs the Place, a.k.a. the Champ that Runs the Camp). Styles and Rollins have actually mixed it up in the past at an NWA show when Rollins was only 19 and Styles was eight years his senior at 27. At the conclusion of the match, Styles referred to Rollins as the future. Styles and Rollins have never tangled up in the WWE but it’s only a matter of time until the two cross paths again. For those who haven’t seen the NWA match between the two, do yourself a favor and check it out! Rollins was especially impressive for a nineteen-year-old and he has seriously honed his craft since then. Styles can’t put on a bad match if he tried. These two have shown what they can do, now let’s see them do it in a WWE ring.
12. WON’T HAPPEN: Goldberg vs. Steve Austin
During the Monday Night Wars, both WCW and WWE were led by baldheaded baby faces. WCW had what looked to be an unbeatable and indestructible force in Goldberg primarily due to his 173 straight wins without a loss. WWE had the rebellious and profanity laden Steve Austin who was fed up with the antics of his boss and would do all he could to make his life a living hell. Ironically the day after Austin departed with WWE as he adamantly refused to be squashed to Brock Lesnar, Goldberg put pen to paper and signed with the WWE. Goldberg is now forty-nine and Austin is fifty-one. While Goldberg may have just had a match against Lesnar, it was under two minutes long! There’s nothing that points to these two being able to put on a solid match and the ship has sailed when it comes to the intrigue for this match.
11. WILL HAPPEN: Dean Ambrose vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Nakamura bills himself as the King of Strong Style. The WWE Universe knows Ambrose as the Lunatic Fringe. Sounds like a match made in heaven. Nakamura likes hard-hitting action, and while this makes his matches look more realistic, it isn’t always the best thing. Nakamura has been with WWE less than a year and has already injured Samoa Joe by breaking his nose and Austin Aries via a orbital injury. Despite this, Nakamura is regarded as one of the best in the world at what he does. Fortunately for Nakamura, Ambrose enjoys hard-hitting action as well. These two could put on a show, but could put on an absolute clinic if they wrestled in an iron man match or a no holds barred match. Wait patiently everyone; it’s just a matter of time before these two are pitted against each other.