Street fights are always incredibly exciting when they come around, and even though they aren't as common anymore due to the fact that WWE is a PG company if they're done correctly, they are tons of fun. Street fights can be absolutely terrible if not done correctly, feeling like regular matches instead that just take place outside of the ring, but if they are done well they are unbelievably entertaining.
Throughout history, WWE has had some amazing street fights, and within this list, we will rank the 10 most brutal examples of street fights in the company.
10 Triple H vs Umaga (Cyber Sunday 2007)
Umaga was always excellent in a violent stipulation, making everything feel incredibly realistic while being able to sell to perfection as well, and putting him against Triple H just led to a brilliant match.
Both men took some insane bumps in this one, flying from the top rope through the announce table and going through the titantron, which provided an incredibly cool visual during the match. For all the stick that Triple H gets at times for not making others look good, this match is proof that he knows what he is doing, with Umaga walking out as a true star.
9 Hardcore Holly vs Al Snow (St. Valentines Day Massacre 1999)
If you want an example of a great street fight and how the stipulation doesn't need to be done between main event talent exclusively, then look no further than the St. Valentine's Day Massacre PPV which saw Hardcore Holly take on Al Snow.
They literally brawled out into the streets of Memphis in this match, as they fought for the Hardcore Championship, using everything they could get their hands on from a glass jar to floor tiles. However, the really memorable part was when they went flying into the Mississippi River, despite the fact it was mid-February and would have been absolutely freezing.
8 Goldust vs Roddy Piper (WrestleMania XII)
This is one of the most famous wrestling matches in WWE history, with the company incorporating footage of the infamous O.J. Simpson police chase, with this backlot brawl in Hollywood really taking things up a notch. The match is complete chaos and isn't technically fantastic, but it is just a ton of fun to watch, and even though it was filmed the previous day the match was packed with different moments that made this match brutal.
From car chases and crashes to water hoses, with things ending with Goldust in a corset and fishnet stockings, with this match perfectly summing up the madness of the Attitude Era.
7 Triple H vs Shawn Michaels (Armageddon 2002)
While this was technically a three stages of hell match, the first of those three stipulations (and the best of the bunch) was a street fight, and the former tag team partners did not hold back in the slightest.
Because they were best friends in real life, the two men were more than comfortable in pushing the boundaries as they trusted each other, which led to an amazing match that felt incredibly real. This street fight had it all, from the usual selection of weapons to the more extreme, with Triple H pulling out a flamed barb-wire bat, proving just how far they were both willing to go.
6 Tommaso Ciampa vs Johnny Gargano (NXT Takeover: Chicago II)
NXT is well-known for pulling out old-school stipulations and doing them right, and that is exactly what happened at NXT Takeover: Chicago II as the feud between Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano began to heat up.
The pair used everything they could get their hands on and proved that street fights can be done right in a PG environment, once again showcasing why NXT is such a special brand. The pair even exposed the wood under the mat in the match, and while it did go on a little bit too long for a street fight, which should feel a little more realistic and shorter, it was an incredible match.
5 Chris Jericho vs CM Punk (Extreme Rules 2012)
When you get two wrestlers as talented as Chris Jericho and CM Punk, it is always going to create an excellent match and when their 'best in the word' feud spilt into a street fight at Extreme Rules in 2012 they put on a clinic.
Wearing street clothes to really sell the fact it was a fight, the two men went on to brawl and destroy each other with a variety of weapons, with Jericho pouring alcohol all over Punk to showcase how much he hated him. It was really easy to believe that they did not get along and as far as modern street fights go in WWE, this really is the best of the bunch.
4 Triple H vs Shawn Michaels (SummerSlam 2002)
Yes, we may have already had a match featuring these exact two men, but clearly they knew exactly what they were doing when it came to street fights as this SummerSlam match was another great example of how to do the stipulation correctly.
Even though it was technically an unsanctioned match, this boiled down to a street fight as they went to war with each other with fans being shocked at how violent this was given HBK had just returned from a four-year absence due to injury. Clearly Michaels wanted to prove he was still able to go at the highest level and the two men went on to have a classic against each other.
3 Stone Cold Steve Austin vs Bret Hart (Raw 1997)
These two future WWE Hall Of Famers absolutely tore the house down during an episode of Monday Night Raw when they battled in a street fight that showcased WWE's decision to move to an edgier product.
Even dressed in street clothes, the two men essentially just had a brawl, with less focus on wrestling moves and move on making it seem like a legitimate fight that featured several run-ins throughout. In the end, Austin attacked the Hitman inside of an ambulance, proving just how far they were willing to take things in what is one of the most realistic street fights in WWE history.
2 Triple H vs Mick Foley (Royal Rumble 2000)
Anytime Mick Foley is involved in a match where there are no rules, you know that carnage is about to follow and that was certainly the case when he faced Triple H for the WWE Championship at the 2000 Royal Rumble event.
Their rivalry had reached a boiling point and the stipulation really did fit nicely as they went all out with every weapon they could get their hands on, from tv monitors to the classic Barbie. Of course, as with any Foley match that allowed for weapons, thumbtacks were involved, with that being the finish as he was Pedigreed onto them, ending things with a very painful looking spot.
1 Kurt Angle vs Shane McMahon (King Of The Ring 2001)
Nobody will forget the epic street fight between Kurt Angle and Shane McMahon from King of the Ring, which saw the two men go above and beyond the call of duty in what was a terrifying match to watch.
While the pair used an array of weapons from trash cans to kendo stricks, with Shane even attempting a shooting star press to land on a trash can, it was the glass door section of the match that shocked everyone. With Angle already suffering a major back injury in the match, he managed to hit three belly to belly suplexes to put Shane through a glass door, which was supposed to be sugar glass, but hadn't been changed, making this a very painful moment for Shane.