99% of the time, WWE matches end with a conclusive winner. After all, fans hate having a great match ruined by a finish that leaves all competitors involved confused and upset. However, it has happened quite a few times in WWE history.
Most of the matches come from big main event encounters designed to further the story between the men and women involved. Again, most of the time rematches were set for a later date that would serve as a finale to their story. With that in mind, let's take a look at 10 times WWE matches ended in a draw.
10 CM Punk Vs John Cena, Night Of Champions 2012
One of the best rivalries of the 2010s, CM Punk and John Cena has multiple classic matches from 2012-2013 from PPVs to Raws. However, one of their more forgotten matches was their draw from the 2012 edition of Night Of Champions.
While the match itself was a hugely entertaining affair that lived up to the hype, the finish disappointed fans with a rare draw. Cena hit Punk with a german suplex from the top rope but as he pinned him, the ref counted both their shoulders down. This was to set up a rematch at Hell In A Cell but because of a Cena injury we got Ryback Vs CM Punk instead.
9 Stone Cold Vs Kane Vs The Undertaker, In Your House: Breakdown
At WWE In Your House: Breakdown in 1998, Stone Cold had the deck stacked against him like never before in his career. Even though he was technically in a triple threat match against the Brothers Of Destruction, Undertaker and Kane were a united force to make sure Stone Cold lost the title.
Austin not winning the match wasn't a surprise given his opponents, but he did not quite lose the title like many thought he might. After a double chokeslam, both Undertaker and Kane hooked the legs and got a pinfall at the same time. The title would then be held up for the tournament at the 1998 Survivor Series which concluded with The Rock taking home the gold.
8 Becky Lynch Vs Sasha Banks, February 29th, 2016
Any time any pairing of the Four Horsewomen get together, you know something special is going to happen. That occurred at WrestleMania 32 when the triple threat between Charlotte, Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks stole the show with a tremendous performance. And this match was how we got there.
Originally planned to crown a single number one contender for Charlotte's Divas Championship, the match instead ended with Banks and Lynch's shoulders both down from a sunset flip off the top rope. Charlotte thought she was in the clear from this, but instead faced both at the show of shows.
7 Royal Rumble 1994
If there was ever a match set for draws, the Royal Rumble is ripe for it. Amazingly though, there has only been one draw in the history of the match and that came in 1994 with Bret Hart and Lex Luger famously eliminating each other at the same time.
While this usually would lead to a restart or a triple threat match with the champion, both men instead got singles matches against the champion Yokozuna at WrestleMania X. Luger failed in his bid, but Bret got the job done and won his 2nd WWE Championship.
6 Shawn Michaels Vs The British Bulldog, In Your House 8: Beware Of Dog
One of the most interesting PPVS in WWE history, In Your House: Beware Of Dog saw a power outage in the arena which caused the PPV feed to cut out midway through the show but luckily it came on just in time for the main event between the British Bulldog and Shawn Michaels.
In a wild match with a ref bump, the finish saw Michaels nail a german suplex on the Bulldog but replacement referee Mike Chioda and original referee Earl Hebner both counted each competitor's shoulders down for the draw finish. HBK retained his title, but not in the way he would have wanted.
5 Shawn Michaels Vs Triple H, December 29nd, 2003
When running down the list of greatest matches in WWE Raw history, you have to include Shawn Michaels vs Triple H from the final Raw of 2003 on the list. Given the caliber and chemistry of the two men involved, it's no shock that this was a barn-burner. The finish though was a bit shocking.
Raw General Manager Eric Bischoff was hell-bent on making sure Triple H retained and saw an opportunity when Michaels had a pinfall on The Game but since HBK's shoulders were down too, Bischoff said it was a draw, making HHH retain his title on a technicality.
4 Samoa Joe Vs Sami Zayn February 17th, 2016
We have to give some love to NXT as well, so why not talk about a match between two of its greatest performers?
Scheduled to determine the number one contender for Finn Balor's NXT Championship, the match instead ended without a proper winner. After nailing Joe with a Helluva Kick in the corner, he fell on top of Joe's body but much like HBK in 2003, his shoulders were also on the mat for the pinfall. Poor poor Sami.
3 Undertaker Vs Kurt Angle, Smackdown 2002
Most people remember these twos' amazing encounter at No Way Out 2006, but Kurt Angle and The Undertaker also had a great match back on the July 4th edition of Smackdown in 2002.
In controversial fashion, Kurt Angle would make Undertaker tap out to a triangle choke but at the same time the Olympian's shoulders were pinned to the mat for the three count. This would be the closest that Taker ever came to losing via submission in his career but alas, the draw makes it so that Taker still never lost via submission.
2 Shawn Michaels Vs Triple H, Royal Rumble 2004
As you can tell by now, Shawn Michaels is involved in a lot of draws in WWE history. Well this is definitely the bloodiest of the lot as a last man standing match for the World Heavyweight Title is bound to spark some fireworks.
After a Sweet Chin Music from HBK which fell The Game, both men were unable to answer the 10 count and thus the match was declared a draw. However since HHH was champion, he retained his title only to lose it to Chris Benoit at WrestleMania XX.
1 Shawn Michaels Vs Kurt Angle, Raw Homecoming 2005
Shawn Michaels and Iron Man matches have a tendency to end in controversy. Not only did the original finish at WrestleMania XII end with a 0-0 draw, but this third encounter between Kurt Angle and HBK had a similar ending.
With the falls set a 2 apiece, HBK escaped an ankle lock to blast Angle with a Sweet Chin Music but as he went for the cover, the time limit expired leaving their match record at 1-1-1. Michaels would win the final contest in early 2006, but this match is the better watch.