Wrestling fans who remember the Monday Night Wars between WWE and WCW know that the best part of the competition was imagining what would happen if the two companies really went head to head. We’re still sad we never got The Undertaker vs Sting, as well as a number of other dream match-ups.
Now, with AEW presenting itself as credible competition to WWE, fan battles and debates are running riot. Superstars from each company have not been shy about hyping up their respective brands. With the Wednesday Night Wars just starting, here are 10 WWE vs AEW dream matches that would definitely be historic.
10 ROMAN REIGNS VS JON MOXLEY
Since they spent most of their time in WWE as partners in The Shield, we didn’t get to see Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose fight very often. However, when it did happen, it was always a fantastic match that showcased the best of both men.
As Jon Moxley, the former WWE Champion seems to wrestle with a renewed love of his craft. He definitely has the same fearless abandon, but there’s clearly been a weight lifted. While this would be the best match-up for the two, and it might be somewhat new this time around, we can’t help but feel we’ve already seen this one. Still, would anyone object to seeing it again?
9 CHARLOTTE FLAIR VS BRITT BAKER
Charlotte Flair is one of WWE’s most talented and athletic superstars. She can do almost anything in a wrestling ring. There are only a handful of wrestlers in AEW who can hang with The Queen, one of them being Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D.
These two would put on a nice technical display of holds and moves, though in the end, we feel Charlotte would have the edge in power and experience. However, don’t count out Baker, as she would certainly push Charlotte to her limits.
8 TRIPLE H VS CODY RHODES
Both Triple H and Cody Rhodes have changed significantly since DX and Legacy feuded, so this would basically be a brand new rivalry. As the authority figures and bosses of their respective companies, we imagine this one would get extremely personal.
Honestly, this would be more about the build than the match. We know they would have a great match, but we’re really excited about the promos we would get. Add in the X factor of Stephanie McMahon and Brandi Rhodes and this could be the surprise no one is ready for.
7 NIA JAX VS AWESOME KONG
From the beginning of the industry, wrestling promotions have loved to put two big men in the ring together and have them see who’s strongest. That’s not something we get to see happen in the women’s division, but with Nia Jax and Awesome Kong, we can’t pass up the opportunity.
We’re not claiming this would be a technical mat clinic, but it would be fun to watch. These two powerful queens battling for supremacy is a statement that can only be made in wrestling. If it ends with them teaming up against the rest of their divisions, even better.
6 NEW DAY VS SCU
You’d be hard pressed to find a group more charismatic than the New Day. The chemistry between Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods and Big E is so special, it’s unmatched. The thing is, as fun as they are on the mic, fans wouldn’t be so supportive if they didn’t back it up in the ring.
Since they need a team who can be as clever and funny as they are on the mic, while providing serious competition in the ring, the only logical choice would be veterans Christopher Daniels, Franke Kazarian and Scorpio Sky, aka SCU. Not only would the match be fantastic, the promos would be hilarious.
5 ADAM COLE VS CHRIS JERICHO
When Chris Jericho calls himself the GOAT, no-one argues, because he’s proven it in the ring against the very best. There are very few superstars in WWE he hasn’t had classics with, but one person we know he would steal the show with is Adam Cole.
The current NXT Champion has been on a spectacular roll lately. His series with Johnny Gargano was one of the best feuds we’ve seen in a long time. In a match with someone like Jericho, we can only imagine the ridiculous brilliance they would pull off. This is the match no-one would want to follow. How would you top it?
4 JOHNNY GARGANO VS HANGMAN PAGE
As one of the rising stars of AEW, “Hangman” Adam Page has shown his potential success in matches against Pac and Chris Jericho. He knows how to keep the crowd engaged and entertained.
Johnny Gargano is physically incapable of having a bad match. No matter the opponent or stipulation, Johnny Wrestling delivers an instant classic every time. These two fighting to be considered the future of the business would keep us on the edge of our seats and invested in every moment.
3 BECKY LYNCH VS NYLA ROSE
Not just anyone can step to The Man and feel like a legitimate threat. With her strength and mean streak, Nyla Rose would not be intimidated by Becky Lynch’s popularity, personality or in ring ability.
Both women are pretty much fearless, which means despite the obvious size advantage of Rose, this would be a hard-hitting, brutal contest. This clash of styles would lead to the most unpredictable match on the card.
2 THE USOS VS THE YOUNG BUCKS
As the two best tag teams in wrestling, this is the match fans have been clamoring for. Matt and Nick Jackson vs Jimmy and Jey Uso is the tag team showcase the industry needs. If nothing else, this match would be the literal definition of a superkick party.
Yes, there would be a ton of great spots, but don’t discount the technical skills of these two teams. With their high flying ability and creativity, this is the kind of contest that screams for a TLC stipulation.
1 SETH ROLLINS VS KENNY OMEGA
This one isn’t that complicated. It’s two of the best wrestlers in the world fighting over who’s better. It doesn’t need to be about a title or their respective companies, just pride and ego.
Seth Rollins and Kenny Omega are the guys who elevate others to the next level, so given the freedom against someone who can keep up with them, we’d expect an all time classic. As their legends and stars rise, the anticipation for this to happen someday will too.