Ranking WWE's 10 Greatest Rivalries of All Time

WWE will expand its agreement with cable network A&E to include two new shows: WWE Rivals and WWE Smack Talk. Find out with this countdown of the greatest rivalries to ever dominate WWE television.

10. Hardy Boyz vs. Edge and Christian vs. Dudley Boyz

Tag team wrestling was raised to new heights during the Attitude Era thanks to a fierce rivalry between the Hardy Boyz, Edge and Christian, and the Dudley Boyz.

9. Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns

The inclusion of Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar on our list may appear to be a case of newness exaggerating its importance, but one glance at the rivalry and everything it included reveals it more than earned its spot.

8. John Cena vs. Edge

The rivalry between John Cena and Edge began when the latter won Money in the Bank to win the WWE Championship for the first time. Things quickly escalated from there, with each battle getting increasingly personal.

7. Hulk Hogan vs. 'Macho Man' Randy Savage

"Macho Man" Randy Savage stormed into the WWE scene by targeting world champion Hulk Hogan, hellbent on building his own name at the expense of the promotion's top dog, before Mega Powers and WrestleMania main events.

6. John Cena vs. CM Punk

John Cena was the WWE's white knight, representing all that is good and true. CM Punk was an anarchist who wanted to disrupt the status quo in the cause of change. They launched a rivalry in 2011 that would burn brightly for a short time but quickly cement their place in WWE history.

5. Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant

Many a shattered friendship can be traced back to jealousy, and Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant's is no exception. An angry and bitter Andre went to the dark side after seeing his star overshadowed by the Hulkster and many of the honours he once enjoyed pushed upon the world champion. He was manipulated by Bobby Heenan into taking on Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania 3 in a famous match.

4. Bret 'Hitman' Hart vs. Shawn Michaels

Hart and Michaels faced off in a gruelling 60-minute Iron Man Match at WrestleMania 12, with the latter winning the world title and the former disappearing from WWE for six months. When Hart returned, he became increasingly dissatisfied with the company's situation under its new leader, adding fuel to a blazing feud between him and Michaels.

3. 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin vs. The Rock

The origins of "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and The Rock's iconic rivalry, like that of Hart and Michaels, may be attributed to the reality that there was only one man who could be WWE's indisputable top star.

2. The Undertaker vs. Kane

The sibling rivalry between The Undertaker and Kane is the greatest story ever created by WWE's creative department. Kane appeared in WWE under the direction of Paul Bearer, who wanted to deploy the masked angel of vengeance against The Phenom in retaliation for The Deadman's divorce from him months previously.

1. 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin vs. Mr. McMahon

The greatest rivalry in WWE history is, was, and always will be that between Austin and Vince McMahon, the company's wicked billionaire owner.