Re: Top rivals of some of the classic stars
1. mankind - this was the first feud that made mick foley a great wrestler scince he was the 1st to taker look human, also he was the 1st person to not only beat taker in the 1st two matches (king of the ring 1996 and summerslam 96, boiler room brawl) these two had but to do it with the mandible claw is an amazing thing to do and was unheard of back then.
2. kane - no explanation needed here these two have cost each other title shots set fire to one another and on 3 different occasions kane has helped to have taker buried alive.
3. HBK these two have had some of the best matches ever which include a casket match two wrestlemaina matches and competed in the first ever hell in a cell.
4. hhh again same as shawn 3 great matches at wrestlemania hell in a cell and no holds barred match
5. yokozuna - he would have to be the biggest threat to taker before the feud with mankind these two have competed in casket matches one of which yokozuna beat taker with help of 15 guys at one point. he has also helped to break takers face along with mabel in 95 so some major history here.