One of the most amazing parts about professional wrestling is the narrative in which they create between two wrestlers and their feud they have with one another. Watching the raw and unadulterated hatred these people have against one another and the dastardly things they will do to each other for the sake of entertainment is truly compelling. What makes for some of the best moments on television within professional wrestling is when the wrestlers within the feud actually have huge and binding respect for one another. Some of the worst enemies and best feuds in professional wrestling business happen between people who are best friends in real life.
One of the best examples of this day and age belongs to New Day and The Usos. In the ring, the New Day is the hated heel faction, bent on using underhanded tactics and brutish moves to take down anyone while The Usos are the family based babyface tag team. New Day and The Usos have been engaged in a lengthy and entertaining feud over the WWE Tag Team Championships. And it is evident that their chemistry within the ring to not only tell a good wrestling story, but to deliver an awesome and entertaining match is matched by very few.
Now The Usos and New Day hate each other on television, but as we have seen on WWE's YouTube gaming channel, Up Up Down Down, that all of them are friends outside of the ring. Jimmy Uso is one of the regulars on the channel, constantly participating in Austin Creed's (aka Xavier Woods) various video game tournaments.
People who are friends outside of the ring often create the best matches because of the respect and trust they have in one another. It is this kind of team camaraderie that makes for an effective showing on television.
15 15. Carmella/Bayley
14 14. Sami Zayn/Kevin Owens
13 13. Eddie Guerrero/Chris Benoit
12 12. Edge/Christian
11 11. CM Punk/Colt Cabana
10 10. Eddie Guerrero/Rey Mysterio
9 9. Kurt Angle/Brock Lesnar
8 8. Lita/Trish Stratus
7 7. John Cena/Randy Orton
6 6. The Undertaker/Kane
5 5. Triple H/Shawn Michaels
4 4. Mick Foley/Terry Funk
3 3. A.J. Styles/Christopher Daniels
2 2. Ric Flair/Roddy Piper
1 1. Stone Cold Steve Austin/The Rock
One of the most talked about and famous feuds in all of professional wrestling history, was when Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock headlined the Attitude Era. They were responsible for putting so many butts in the stands, Vince should donate over his fortune to them both because of how much money they made him. In the ring, the two superstars were bitter rivals to one another. Both of them, within the story of kayfabe, knew that the other star was rising just as hard and just as fast as the other. So when these once in a lifetime superstars clashed in the ring, you knew magic was going to happen. And by God, did these characters hate each other. Being the only rivalry to headline WrestleMania on three separate occasions because of their extreme distaste for one another and/or their pursuit of the gold, the Stone Cold/Rock feud is the best in WWE history. And it was only that great because outside of the ring, Stone Cold and Rocky were best friends. Both being excellent in ring performers, they grew to respect, love, and trust one another to be the entertainers they believed themselves to be and to elevate each other. Their friendship made it to such a degree that Stone Cold would only have his final run with WWE be against The Rock and finish it off at WrestleMania. If any of you folks have seen Stone Cold's documentary, you know The Rock and him shared a very special moment after The Rock won that match. And The Rock also cleared the ring because he knew that it was Stone Cold's final match and for him to have the spotlight one last time. Now if that isn't friendship and respect, I don't know what is.
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