Re: Analyze this: Rivalries that built wrestling
AS long as were adding how about....
Slaughter vs Sheik: I know I have waxed on and on about this one but I don't think a lot of posters are giving this fued enough credit. While Hogan/Piper made the WWF a houshold name. Slaughter vs Sheik built the fanbase, even casual fans wanted to see Sarge kick the Sheik's tail. It really helped get the WWF the exposure it needed. It also was the main fued going on when the WWF hit cable television. Shiek and Slaughter were selling out buildings healining cards that Hogan was not even on.
Hart vs Lawler: For about a four year period this was the stuff of legend as Hart brought in everyone from The Shiek, the Iron Sheik, Hulk Hogan, Bugsy McGraw etc....to take out Lawler. It made Memphis a must watch. You never new what Jimmy was going to do, and how Lawler would retaliate. Hart was so much better in Memphis than WWF.